Ron Clark Academy- Teaching Takeaways

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If you missed Part 1 about our RCA experience, click here to go check it out! My first post was full of training wisdom and a big photo tour of the school.  This post is all about the things I’ve implemented so far, and things I’m planning to implement by Christmas.  Part 3 will be […]

Ron Clark Academy Experience- Training and Photo Tour

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I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to attend the Ron Clark Academy Experience.  Never had I been so excited about anything in my career.  It is everything and SO MUCH MORE than you could hope for.  This post will not be a play by play of what we did because I don’t want […]

Teaching with VIPKID: 7 Week Update & $2786 earned


I’ve been working with VIPKID for 7 weeks now and am absolutely in love with this side hustle.  VIPKID is a platform for teaching Chinese students English online!    First thing first: If you missed my first post with general Q&A about VIPKID, skip over to find it here: Everything You Need to Know About VIPKID […]

Everything You Need To Know about VIPKID

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I had never heard of VIPKID until February!  Have you heard of it?  You can teach English online to children in China with the lessons provided for you and make up to $22/hour without leaving your house or communicating with parents.  At first it sounded too good to be true, but I looked into it […]

Back to School Giveaway with Northwest Arkansas Mall

Northwest Arkansas Mall giveaway

Disclaimer and Official Rules:  Giveaway ends August 16th at 12:00 AM EST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older).  To be eligible, you must be able to shop at Northwest Arkansas Mall. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new […]

Teachers Pay Teachers B2S15 Sale

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If you’re not a teacher, you may not know that Teachers Pay Teachers is a site where teachers can support each other by buying and selling resources.  It’s free to set up an account to buy resources for your classroom or your family.  You don’t have to be a teacher!  You can buy activities for […]

Happy Emails, Happy Things

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  “Take happiness in the little things, because sometimes they become the big things.”  I’m definitely taking happiness in the little things this week since we lost part of our beloved spring break due to snow days.  We had to cancel our Florida trip (insert sympathy here) but are totally making the best of it!  It’s okay.  […]

A Career and a Passion


Well.. We’re back to school.  It happened… pretty smoothly!  I have a great little (big) group of second graders that I already love love love!   We are already having so much fun and learning A LOT.   We’ve established our procedures and routine so now we are getting down to business this week. No this is not […]

Bathroom Signs- Printables

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Although I created these for the bathroom in my classroom, they could be used in your kids’ bathroom at home just as easily!  The entire pack is only $3.00 right now on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Go grab ’em while they’re hot!!  You can print and frame for a fun look… remind your kids or students […]

Chalkboard Quotes- Free Download!

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 I LOVE to teach.  But let’s be real y’all… we also LOVE not teaching in the summer.  I have a rule of not going to my classroom until August 1st.  But we are leaving August 1st for another trip.  And.. will be gone the next weekend too.  Uh oh.  That means I’ll be returning to my classroom […]