November 14, 2017

New Baby

     The last few months have been very busy.  For one, I had my first baby!  Nicholas was born on September 13th.  I couldn't be more in love.  It's amazing how your whole life can change in a matter of minutes.  Since his arrival, I've been busy learning how to become a new mom.  Now that I figured out mommy life, I look forward to getting back into the swing of things.  I get to enjoy my time with him during the holiday, and I start back to work in January. 

April 16, 2017

Monthly Calendar

     I can’t believe it’s been over a year since my last blog post.  It’s been quite a year!  I’m still a librarian in Texas.  When I wasn’t at school or working on Teachers Pay Teachers items, I was traveling.  Just this year, I visited Florida twice, Ohio three times, Tennessee, and New Mexico twice.  Did I mention that I went on an Alaskan cruise and spent the summer in Australia and New Zealand?  We had an opportunity to take two trips of a lifetime and we took it.  Unfortunately, all the traveling didn’t leave much extra free time.   
     For the last few months, I’ve been working on a few items for my school.  I decided to post these on Teachers Pay Teachers in case teachers need something similar.  I’m only going to share one of the items today.  I’m not sure if you are familiar with the Leader in Me program, but our school is a Leader in Me school.  If you are a Leader in Me school, then your school follows the 7 Habits.  As a Leader in Me school, there’s certain criteria that you have to do in order to become a Lighthouse School.  Students and teachers create goals on a monthly basis and we needed a way to track those goals, so I created my monthly calendar for all staff members and students.  Students keep track on whether they accomplished their daily goal by coloring in the day with either a green or red crayon.  If they color the box green, then the student accomplished their goal.  If they colored the box red, then the student didn’t accomplish their goal.  Teachers actually post their personal and profession goals and calendar outside their door for the whole school to see.  Besides tracking goals, there’s plenty of other uses for the calendar. 
     What’s great about the calendar is that it is completely editable.  On each day, there’s a text box where you can write anything that you would like on there.  The color, size, and font can all be changed to fit your needs.  The clip art is from Scrappin Doodles and Educlips.  Educlips has become my new favorite stores to shop from.  If you haven’t seen some of her items, please check out her store on Teachers Pay Teachers.