Friday, June 26, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Week 2: Dare to Dream

Hey friends!

It's week 2 of the TpT Seller Challenge and this week our challenge was to share what dreams we hope TpT would be able to provide. 

For this challenge I am dreaming BIG! I have big aspirations and I am confident that hard work can help me reach some of my goals and dreams! Let's get to it! 

My Dreams: 

Travel: My hubby and I went on a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon and it was the first one we had ever been on. Neither of us have even been on a cruise. It's safe to say that we fell in LOVE with cruising! Not having to worry about anything is so relaxing! Sometimes coming back from a vacation makes you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation! You know what I'm talking about! I would love to be able to go on another cruise with my husband and not have to worry about the expense of it. If you've never been on a cruise before, I highly recommend it! 

Inspire others: Inspiring others with my resources is something that I can only dream of doing. I started this TpT journey in hopes to inspire teachers and students. My goal is to create engaging, meaningful lesson for my students and hope that they enjoy learning as much as I do! If I can help a fellow teacher accomplish that with my resources, I would be one happy gal! 

Build a pool: My husband and I just bought a house in March and we have been renovating, renovating, and renovating since we moved in! One of the things we loved about our new house was the HUGE backyard and the fact that we could park our boat in the yard while still having a ton of yard space. Being that we live in Florida and it's hot 90% of the year, having a pool is just a no brainer! However, pools are super expensive, so this may be a dream that will take a while to save up for, but we are up for the challenge! 

Starting a family: Starting a family is one of my biggest aspirations and dreams. I feel that I was born to be a mother. I can't wait to have a house full of children laughing and screaming. This dream is one I hope to fulfill in the very near future. 

Helping others: I have such a strong belief in helping others. It's so extremely valuable and important to me. I always try and give as much as I can because no matter how difficult things may be for me at certain times, there is always someone out there that may not be doing as well and deserves just as much help. We need to help others to build strong communities and friendships. 

There you have it! These are my goals. I hope you've enjoyed getting to know a little more about my aspirations in life and what I hope TpT can help me accomplish. 

What are some of your dreams?? Leave a comment below! I'd love to hear from you.

Friday, June 19, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Week 1: Makeover Madness

Hey guys!

It's been so long since my last post! I've been so extremely busy with moving, renovating my new home, and ending the school year that blogging kind of got put on the back burner. 

To motivate me to get back into creating and blogging again, I joined Thriving in HollywoodSparkling in Second GradeTeach, Create, Motivate, and Peppy Zesty Teacherista in an awesome month long TpT challenge to motivate sellers like myself! I am so thankful to these four wonderful ladies for all of their hard work in putting this together! It's exactly what I needed! 

So let's get down to the details of week one's challenge.

My makeover product is my "I'm Done…Now What? Editable Early Finisher Cards. These were such a lifesaver for me. As a new teacher, I was still trying to figure everything out and I just figured having a visual display of what my students can do if they finished something early would be super helpful for them and for me. 

Here is a before and after picture of my makeover product! 

As you can see in the before picture, I didn't even have a cover! Eek! So bland and SO boring! I'm in LOVE with my new cover! Not only did I change the cover, but I also added additional early finisher options and made the product editable after multiple requests. 

I personally put magnets on the back of the cards and I only put the ones that students are allowed to choose from on the board. I figured the board is the perfect place for them because all of my students face the front board. I can't wait to introduce this to my new students in the fall!  Last year, my students' favorite early finisher activity was playing Boggle! You can find these adorable editable early finisher cards here. I also have two fun options for an interactive Boggle board. Click here and here to see the two options!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to join in on the challenge and link up if your decide to participate!! I look forward to sharing with you week 2's challenge next week!