Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Teachers Don't Need Stress!

Something about the weeks right after Spring Break bring stressful moments in the teaching field!! First off, spring fever comes in the way of tests!! National tests, state tests, district tests, GATE testing and referrals, Special Education referrals, benchmark tests, .... all I can say is UGH!!! Often I see my colleagues stressed! I have teamed up with some great bloggers who are going to offer you so many tips, there is no excuse this year for stressing out!!

Simply visit each blogger below to enter 4 Rafflecopters with 4 great prizes, not to mention great tips!

                                               1 $75 Amazon gift card
                                               1 $40 Target gift card
                                               1 $25 TpT gift certificate
                                               1 $20 Starbucks gift card

My best advice on how NOT to stress out?  Remember that tests and the results are not a true complete picture of any person, whether it is a child or an adult! DE-stress as soon as you start to feel that prickly tension in your neck!

Grab a favorite drink and cool off (if at school, make it non-alcoholic or you will really have something to stress about !! )  Seriously, take a deep breath, take a swallow, and exhale! 

 Take extra time for you in your day! An extra few minutes in the shower, extra bath salts, your favorite lotion, mani - pedi time, read, garden, go for a walk, etc.. You get the picture!! Remember, YOU need to care for yourself before you can care for others!
Spend time with people who will take your mind off what is stressing you and remind you what life is really about.  A few extra hugs, kisses, and bonding moments and you will be stress free and ready to take on the world again!
For more tips and entries into those amazing Gift Cards, click on my friends' blogs below!! First click the blue Rafflecopter link, there are arrows on the page to guide you to the 4 cards!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

$2 Product Sale!! Celebrating with Sparkling in Second

 I can't believe that April is halfway over! All around us I see Spring Break with even one private school out this week.  We have 5 school districts and at least half a dozen private schools in our city so Spring Break really is just about anytime in April for someone.

Sparkling in Second is celebrating her 2 year blogiversary this weekend.  You won't believe how many items from dozens of TPT sellers are on sale for $2!! Yep, $2.... way better than 2 Buck Chuck (a wine in case you don't know what I am referring to!)  Simply click on the links below to take you to all of the item links! But that is not all!!! There are also 5 $25 Gift Cards!!!!!!!!  Yes, 5!!! Target, TPT, Starbucks, Amazon and Erin Condren.  Woot Woot!!!!!

My 4 following items are on sale for $2:
Would You Rather 44 Journaling Prompts
Singular and Plural Nouns Bundle (will be finally updated week of April 20)
QR Code Fraction Task Card/ SCOOT Unit: Simplifying and Mixed to Improper Form
Fractions in Simplest Form and Greatest Common Factor 2 card set

I have been modifying and updating my Singular and Plural Possessives Task Cards.  It will go live this weekend, so if you happen to purchase my Singular and Plural Bundle you will receive a message that it has been updated probably Sunday!
Here is a sneak peak of one of the 3 sets inside the bundle! I am totally jazzed about its facelift! More cards have been added along with updated graphics! Buying the bundle now for $2 will be a bargain! As always, please don't forget to leave feedback for sellers when you purchase items. Feedback truly is listened to! Happy Weekend, Great Luck in the Rafflecopter, and  Happy Shopping!!


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