March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring!

It's the first day of Spring and I have a spring freebie for you! This Spring Mad-Lib is just the ticket to help your students jog their memory when it comes to nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

Yes this may seem easy and for elementary students, but you'd be surprised how many middle and high school students forget what these bad boys are! I've literally had to remind seniors about verbs...probably because they have much more important things on their mind like annotating and college apps ;)

It's FREE! So what have you got to lose? Just head on over to my TPT Store and download the Spring Mad-Lib to use in your classroom today, or any time this spring :)

March 18, 2017

Beyond The Flashcards

Hello again everyone :) Spring Break is winding down, and I've been busy working on another product for y'all! I'm very excited to bring you another workshop...this one is all about elevating your study skills. With finals quickly approaching, this could be a great addition to your lesson plans!

This one-hour workshop will teach students all they need to know about taking effective notes, and what REAL studying looks like! I tried this workshop out on college students, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Students loved learning different note-taking techniques, LOVED learning about backwards planning, and enjoyed discovering the 4 ways they can interact with a text. Interestingly enough, many said that this could have gone longer than one hour and they would have still been engaged! We also received feedback from a few professors who said it was a great presentation! Yay!

This could be a great workshop for a Study Skills class, a remedial class, or even a workshop for AP students trying to prepare for college.

This workshop is engaging and allows for interaction, including an activity for the students to participate in. 

There is also a handout for the end of the workshop that covers the main points discussed and allows students to fill in a few notes of their own:

There is even a script for you to follow, or become familiar with, so that you can get the most out of your purchase. The script also explains the reasoning behind some of the photos and why we put certain examples up :)

So head on over to my TPT store and check out Beyond The Flashcards! If you have any questions about it, email me at:

Have fun everyone!

February 21, 2017

Prep for Pay- a workshop

Remember all those workshops I've been working on?? Well the first one is up and available on my TPT store.  This workshop is about prepping your students for the real-world--resumes & cover letters.

This is an engaging one-hour PowerPoint Presentation; it's interactive, including templates and audience response questions. I've also provided a script, so to speak, on what I said during the presentation, allowing you to get a sense of the presentation and then change it as needed to match your personality.

I consulted many professionals when creating this Power Point, asking their thoughts on resumes, cover letters, and what stands out from the crowd. All these tips will help your students land that job they're looking for, whether they're in high school or college!

This could be used as either a one-hour lesson during your career unit, or you can host it as a workshop for students after school and/or include parents :)

Here's a few pictures showing you what you'll get:

A sample of the Cover Letter template students will receive. 

And this is one of the slides from the presentation.

Head on over to my TPT Store and enjoy presenting this workshop to your students! They'll thank you for it :)

February 5, 2017

I'm Back!

Man alive! I didn't post in January?!? I'm so sorry guys :( School and work started back up and taking 3 classes while working is proving to be more challenging than I thought it would be.

I have, however, been working on an awesome Workshop series at work, and will be getting some of those seminar/workshops/Power Points out to y'all soon.

In the meantime, I have some great products available on my TPT Store, and TPT is throwing a huge sale this week! I also have a Valentine's Freebie up there :)

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Make sure you enter the code at checkout to receive an even bigger discount! My store will be 20% off, but if you enter the code: LOVETPT, you'll get 28% off :) Steal!

So keep your eye out for those seminars coming your way :)

December 20, 2016

Fun with Shakespeare- Much Ado About Nothing

Happy December everyone! You're halfway finished with the school year, and this is a great time to think about the end of the school year ;)

One of my favorite units to teach is Shakespeare. I know many teachers don't enjoy teaching Shakespeare, but I think it's because the students come in with a misconception that it's difficult and boring. Well this play will turn that around :)

Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a great comedy to teach students. The language is relatively easy, Shakespeare-wise, and is hilarious if the students understand it. Plus, who doesn't enjoy making fun of Keanu Reeve's horrible acting in the Kenneth Branagh movie version?? :)

I've put together some great activities to help you teach this play and keep your students' attention. Take a look!

This also pairs well with my Renaissance Faire unit--a great lead-in to the play. Have fun introducing Shakespeare to your students, and enjoy teaching it as well! You even have the weeks laid out for you with the download, as well as answer keys for the quiz and test.

And with that, I bid thee adieu!

December 5, 2016

Winter-Time Poetry Activity

Happy December all! You're so close to break...can you taste it?!

We all know that the students start to get crazy the week before break, so instead of trying to focus on a novel or lengthy assignment, try mini lessons for each day leading up to break.

In this mini lesson, "Winter-Time" poetry analysis, the students will analyze the poem "Winter-Time" by Robert Louis Stevenson and discuss the literary devices used as well. This lesson will only take one class period, and is best suited for 8-12th grade :) It's ideal because while it is educational, it's not a big deal if a student is absent or misses class. The poetry activity is a great way to refresh their analyzation skills without them thinking it's a big deal of an assignment. The poem is about Winter, not Christmas, so it's great for the public school classroom where it needs to be all-inclusive.

So head on over to my TPT Store and pick it up today! Give yourself a break and save the headache of fighting with the students to finish a major assignment right before break :)

November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday

It's the Holiday Season!!!! Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is coming to TPT! Actually, it's Cyber Monday AND Tuesday :)

Enjoy bettering your classroom from the comfort of your own home this Monday & Tuesday! Just head on over to my TPT Store and enjoy 28% off when you use code: CYBER2016 at checkout.

Happy Holidays everyone!