Saturday, July 25, 2015


The good thing about rushing around like a chicken with your head cut off for two months is that you don't have much time to think. I feel like I am finally catching my breath. No more being preoccupied with wedding, honeymoon, and moving to a new town. I am feeling much more settled and sort-of ready to start in my new district.

This little guy has been helping me out by keeping me constantly on my toes.
Luckily, he gets along very well with his Aunt Serena.
As someone who is fairly introverted, the prospect of having to meet a whole bunch of new people and adjust to a new space falls into the dread category. It seems like it would be an easy transition with so much advanced warning of the move, but I am still struggling with the "what ifs" of being the new person. I have been searching for some new ideas on TeachersPayTeachers to kick the new school year off with a few less nerves. Here are some of the things I've found recently:


  1. Back-to-School Icebreaker game
  2. Conversation Starters


  1. Bear-Y Good Speech /r/ sheet (perfect for Teddy Talker)
  2. 100 Word Chain for any sound


  1. Ninja themed following directions
  2. No-Print Idioms 

Social Skills

  1. Free Emotions Cards
  2. Unthinkables video clips
  3. Social Emotional Worksheet (for older students)
  4. Inside Out Board Game (not from TPT but really cute freebie)


  1. CF Supervision Forms (These are pretty nice templates)

Parent/Teacher Communications

  1. Parent Communication Letters (Seasonal)
  2. Parent Contact Log (single student per sheet)
  3. Teacher Communication Forms
  4. Speech Notes

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's the most magical place on Earth....

It's been much too long since my last post. I have really missed blogging and working on new materials. So to get things back into gear, I thought I would share a few pictures of what I've been up to the past month......

The wedding cake had the same pattern as my wedding dress.

The wedding kiss via Mickey and Minnie.

My first ever trip to Disney World. It was amazing until my husband tried to get me on the rides. 

Wedding ears.

The Haunted Mansion ride was the only one that I really enjoyed out of all four parks.

The beautiful mural inside the castle breezeway.