Luau Classroom Theme Ideas

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
I don't know about you but decorating my classroom in the beginning of each year was the most exciting part of my job! 😍I loved that feeling of walking into a new or previously used classroom with boxes upon desks, moved furniture, and bare walls. It gave me a sense of excitement that was inexplicable yet somehow, I knew exactly what had to be done. 
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Watercolor Classroom Decor

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Let me be real with you guys for a minute... when I saw the beginning poll results for the 2019 BEST Classroom Theme we did on IG, I knew we were onto something. Then, we I saw the numbers and how this theme and Tropical was competing, I couldn't help but feel like I should be a part of this amazing trend! I was so inspired to create something that would provide the students with a calm and inviting environment to learn, play and grow. πŸ’•
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Tropical Classroom Decor

Let me be real with you guys for a minute... when I saw the beginning poll results for the 2019 BEST Classroom Theme we did on IG, I knew we were onto something. Then, we I saw the numbers and by how many this theme was winning, I couldn't help but feel like I should be a part of this amazing trend! I was so inspired to create something that would provide the students with a calm and inviting environment to learn, play and grow. πŸ’•
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Flight Essentials Checklist for Baby

Saturday, June 15, 2019
If you read my Flight Entertainment Activities post, then you know this one was past due. 😊 As previously mentioned, we travel several times a year. Mostly on cruises but also on flights AND most of the time, we take our little one (now 2 1/2 years old) with us. πŸ›©
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2019 BEST Classroom Themes

Monday, June 10, 2019
Welcome to the 2nd Annual BEST Classroom Themes Contest!" πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ In researching the latest trends in classroom themes and new ideas for the upcoming school year, I've gathered 6 amazing themes that I know you'll LOVE! πŸ’–I am currently hosting a poll with my awesome friends on IG so head on over and VOTE for your favorite!

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Project Based Learning: A Day at the Zoo

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Isn't the time between Spring and Summer the PERFECT time to go to the zoo? 😍 I remember going on field trips around this time of the year with my students and having a blast because it was the end of the year AND all the testing was done in school. So, all we did were super fun projects and play! I am so excited to share this Project Based Learning - A Day at the Zoo resource with you because my kiddos LOVED working on it after a field trip and I know yours will, too!
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End of Year Memory Book

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
I wish the school year didn't have to end... said no one ever. 🀣 I can tell you what can make the end of a school year enjoyable, though: having fun, exciting things to do!! Between state testing, end of the year exams, graduation ceremonies and all the other events, it can become a hectic time of year. Fortunately, I have something for you that will make your kiddos have fun, learn about their peers, reflect on the past year and have a keepsake for years to come. This is the End of Year {EDITABLE} Memory Book.
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Project Based Learning: Spring Garden

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SPRING has sprung! πŸ’ I had SO much fun in the class with my kiddos this time of the year because we did lots of colorful, fun and exciting lessons AND it was so easy to set-up because I saved a lot of time and effort with this NO-PREP unit. I am so excited to share this Project Based Learning - Spring Garden resource with you and it's being brought to you right on time for the Spring season!
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Babysitter Plans

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
If you follow me on IG, you probably already know that we are heading out to the Caribbean for some well-needed alone time! πŸ‘I have to be honest, though. I was really worried because Aria usually stays with my parents if we have a date night or another trip planned without her, but this time, my parents are on their own well-deserved vacation. Therefore, it left us with limited options. We are so blessed to have such an AMAZING + supportive family that other family members asked us to keep her while we are gone. Seriously, I can't stress how incredible they are!! 😍😍

Nonetheless, I am here to share something I thought would be useful and help make prepping a little easier for you, all. In light of our upcoming trip, I realized it would be easier for my family members to have a daily routines SCHEDULE of what Aria's typical day looks like. This includes routines, special requests, personal info and any extra notes. πŸ“Here's a sample of the one I made for Aria's babysitter.
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Project Based Learning: Easter Bunny Mission

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
One of my favorite holidays is coming up... Easter! 🐰I had SO much fun in the class with my kiddos this time of the year because we did lots of colorful, fun and exciting lessons AND it was so easy to set-up because I saved so much time and effort with this NO-PREP unit. I am so excited to share this Project Based Learning - Easter Bunny Mission resource with you and it's being brought to you right on time for this fun, egg-hunting day!
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Money Saving Hacks & Budget Planner

Thursday, March 14, 2019
As a SAHM, I'm always discovering new ways to save money. Even if you are financially stable and your hubby is making good money, it always helps to save a bit of cash wherever you can. Overspending can put a strain on your marriage, pressure on the partner who works, and take a toll on your bank account. It can also keep you from taking that vacation you've been wanting, date night (even if it's once a month), or any other fun thing you can do as a family, or for yourself.

Nonetheless, I am here to help ease the load and help you save some πŸ’΅! In this post, you will find just a few of my favorite tips and tricks to help you spend your money wisely, let go of unnecessary things, and enjoy life. 😁
1. Toy Rotation
We can all get so caught up with buying new toys or have that Abuela that buys your child WAY too many things at the stores, right? This will help maintain a neat and organized play area and provide ONLY the toys they need at the moment. I usually put all of Aria's toys in a large clear plastic bin (so I can see what's inside) and put a few toys on display in her play area. I rotate the toys monthly so she does not lose interest in them and can play with "new" toys every so often. By rotating the toys, your child can find different ways to play with the same toys they've had year-round.
2. Dollar Store Learning
We are HUGE fans of any dollar store: Dollar Tree, Dollar General, even the Dollar Spot at Target! Most of our homeschool materials come from any of these dollar stores. You can reuse most of the materials and the craft supplies are very inexpensive. There is a plethora of activities that can be done so your child learns numerous educational concepts and skills throughout the entire year while spending very little money on materials.
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Reading Comprehension: Vowel Teams

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
I am so excited to share this new resource with you, all! It is something Kindergarten ELA teachers need and it is so incredibly helpful when teaching reading to your students. It targets the main components of reading: phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and phonological awareness. This is the Reading Comprehension Passages: Vowel Teams unit.
This set will be part of a Reading Comprehension Phonemic Awareness GROWING BUNDLE that will be added soon and will be on sale on my TPT shop until all 8 of the units are added. This bundle will include:
  • Word Families
  • Vowel Teams (as shown here)
  • Silent/Magic E
  • R-Controlled Vowels
  • Consonant Buddies
  • Double Consonants
  • Digraphs and
  • Diphthongs
Ok, let's get started! This unit is comprised of a total of 15 reading comprehension passages focused on vowel teams. It includes 10 different vowel teams (as shown below) and 1 review assessment for each vowel (a, e, i, o, u). This packet can be used to teach word families and reading comprehension in:
  • Whole group
  • Small groups (centers, DI)
  • Independent work
It can also be used to reinforce concepts for homework. I recommend using this packet over a 5-week period when the students are learning to build their fluency with vowel sounds.
You can make learning to read fun and exciting without the hassle of prepping any activities. These engaging NO PREP - PRINT & GO activities contain ELA skills that are aligned with CCSS. This unit contains a plethora of fun-to-read passages that can be split into 5 weeks or tailored to your students' learning pace!
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Flight Entertainment Activities for Children

Monday, February 25, 2019
You know, writing mommyhood posts are some of my favorites because it gives me an opportunity to share all my ideas, mistakes and triumphs with YOU!

A family that travels together, stays together. Naturally, we are THAT family that travels pretty often. We travel for work and pleasure so there are many times throughout the year where we visit various places in the country and around the world. πŸ›©

In this post, I will share with you my TOP Flight Entertainment Activities for toddlers/young children. PLEASE keep in mind, these are some of our family's favorites because we've tried them several times in short and lengthy flights and they seem to work very well for the most part. Also, our daughter started flying as an infant so she has become used to playing with these items on airplane rides.

Crayola Mess-Free Color Wonder Coloring Books
*Here you'll find affiliate links for your convenience. πŸ€—

These coloring books right here are the BEST!! We have purchased several ones already, not only for flying but cruising, as well. Aria's favorites include Moana, Despicable Me, Puppy Dog Pals and Disney Princesses. There are so many to choose from and the variety is great for boys and girls. They include the markers that do not stain or write on anything except the coloring book. Place them in a sandwich Ziploc bag and you're good to go!

iPad/Tablet with headphones
An iPad or tablet with their favorite movie or a few shows is ALWAYS a plus! They may not want to watch this the entire time but they will surely visit this entertainment tool several times throughout the flight. Download the movies or shows via Netflix or your streaming service BEFORE your trip so they can watch it on demand. Also, these headphones are AMAZING!! They are noise-cancelling, lightweight and can fit most children of any age.
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Project Based Learning: St. Patty's Lucky Day

One of my favorite holidays is coming up... St. Patrick's Day! πŸ€I had SO much fun in the class with my kiddos this time of the year because we did lots of colorful, fun and exciting lessons. I am so excited to share this Project Based Learning - St. Patty's Lucky Day resource with you and it's being brought to you right on time for this fun, rainbow-tastic day!
So, this set is part of a Project Based Learning GROWING BUNDLE and will be on sale on my TPT shop until all of the monthly units are added. Click on the link above to snag your bundle set today!

Ok, let's jump right into this! St. Patty's Day is a super fun time in any classroom (and for us, grownups, too 😜) We can make this an exciting time by dressing up, reading thematic books, decorating the classroom and much more.
You can make St. Patty's Day fun and exciting without the hassle of prepping any activities. These engaging PRINT & GO activities contain ELA and Math skills that are aligned with CCSS. This thematic unit contains a plethora of exciting lessons and activities that can be split into weeks, months, or a 9-week period!
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Reading Comprehension: Word Families

Sunday, February 3, 2019
I am so excited to share this new resource with you, all! It is something Kindergarten ELA teachers need and it is so incredibly helpful when teaching reading to your students. It targets the main components of reading: phonemic awareness, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and phonological awareness. This is the Reading Comprehension Passages: Word Families unit.
This set will be part of a Reading Comprehension Phonemic Awareness GROWING BUNDLE that will be added soon and will be on sale on my TPT shop until all 8 of the units are added. This bundle will include:
  • Word Families (as shown here)
  • Vowel Teams
  • Silent/Magic E
  • R-Controlled Vowels
  • Consonant Buddies
  • Double Consonants
  • Digraphs and
  • Diphthongs
Ok, let's get started! This unit is comprised of a total of 25 reading comprehension passages focused on word families. It includes 20 different word families (as shown below) and 1 review assessment for each short vowel (a, e, i, o, u). This packet can be used to teach short vowel word families and reading comprehension in:
  • Whole group
  • Small groups (centers, DI)
  • Independent work
It can also be used to reinforce concepts for homework. I recommend using this packet over a 5-week period when the students are learning to build their fluency with short vowel sounds.
You can make learning to read fun and exciting without the hassle of prepping any activities. These engaging NO PREP - PRINT & GO activities contain ELA skills that are aligned with CCSS. This unit contains a plethora of fun-to-read passages that can be split into 5 weeks or tailored to your students' learning pace!
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Project Based Learning: Valentine's Day

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
This is so exciting, guys! 😍I've been creating curriculum now for a few months and although I really enjoy creating content for our homeschool because I do the activities with Aria, creating content for teachers is really MY JAM. I am so excited to share this Project Based Learning - Valentine's Day Post Office resource with you and it's being brought to you right on time for Valentine's Day!!
So, this set is part of a Project Based Learning GROWING BUNDLE and will be on sale on my TPT shop until all of the monthly units are added. Click on the link above to snag your bundle set today!

Ok, let's jump right into this! Valentine's Day is the most amazing time of the year because although most teachers have testing coming up soon, this holiday/special event provides an exciting and loving feeling amongst everyone and the kiddos are really happy to share this day with all their friends, family, teachers and loved ones. I mean, who isn't?
You can make Valentine's Day fun and exciting without the hassle of prepping any activities. These engaging PRINT & GO activities contain ELA and Math skills that are aligned with CCSS. This thematic unit contains a plethora of exciting lessons and activities that can be split into weeks, months, or a 9-week period!
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