Tuesday, November 24, 2015

feedback on teachers pay teachers

Whether you are a buyer or a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers, you may have heard of leaving feedback. Here's the thing, a friend of mine texted me not too long ago saying she didn't know how to leave feedback on something she bought, which led me to here. So, I give you:

Leaving feedback is quite easy.  But, in case you are having a hard time navigating through the TpT waters, here's a quick and painless tutorial on how to appropriately give feedback!

 Now, I can't speak for all sellers, but the hardest thing to read when I review feedback is "I wish..." statements. I seriously cannot create what I make for my own classroom fit the needs of every single classroom out there, let alone student. I create what I need and what I think other teachers will appreciate as well, but I am not a miracle worker or a magician (I wish!), so please please please do not leave negative feedback that wishes the product to be something that it is not (as the statement provided by TpT describes).

And lastly, a word about freebies (which we all LOVE!). It's not required, but when something is given to you for free, it's polite to say thank you. Be grateful, just like you teach your own students to do!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

holiday printables freebies

Just popping in with a little freebie to get you in the holiday spirit :) I don't do my decorating until after Thanksgiving, but I know many of you do or you might just need some time to get these printed. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

are you suffering from rbf?

Time to be honest. I make a terrible first impression (so say many close friends and even my husband).  If you met me briefly in real life and agree, please please please....know I am socially awkward and don't know how to be normal.  Mainly, it has to do with my face. Unfortunately, I can't wipe my face off my face, so I'm waiting until the pharmaceutical world comes up with something special for people suffering from RBF (RBF is short for "resting bitch face" for those of you who don't know). The first step to recovering from RBF is awareness, so I'm here to spread the word :) 

1.) Your coworkers ask if you're mad at them...and you aren't.

2.) Kids turn the other direction when they see you.

3.) Your spouse asks if you've had a bad day when you are just grading papers.

4.) A parent volunteer thinks they've put that bulletin board together wrong, just because you looked at it.

5.) You are repeatedly told to smile on school picture day.

6.) You find yourself trying to act extra perky when you want parents to like you.

7.) Your principal always makes eye contact with you at staff meetings like they're checking to make sure you're not mad about the news they're delivering.

8.) People don't get your jokes or sarcasm because your tone is all wrong (you need more cowbell).

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

a few halloween freebies

Uh-oh...our house was "Boo'ed" which means...I had to make a new sign (not really, but I couldn't help it!). So....grab yours by clicking below to download :) You can use it in your school, office, neighborhood..wherever you like!
And if you didn't see my last post about the Teal Pumpkin Project...here's that download as well:
And you can grab these FREEBIES as well (this footprint one has an updated year):

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

teal pumpkin project sign freebie

For anyone that cares to offer treats to kids with allergies (read more about the Teal Pumpkin Project here), here's a little door sign I made:

And if you're looking for ideas, I've compiled a list here:
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