Monday, June 30, 2014

Get to know Me! Meet Me Monday Linky

I've linked up with The Teaching Tribune. Here are some facts you didn't know about me!

I'd love to learn more about you! Comment below!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Healthy, Yummy,and Easy homemade popsicles for kids. Cake batter cookies

I'm very proud to link up (again) with 4th Grade Frolics for Made it Monday.

I've had a very busy week. I've uploaded 3 brand new products...baked and baked some more...and got a little crafty!

I got the idea off of pinterest


  • 1 box (18.25 oz) vanilla/white cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla by hand. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to form a dough.
Drop rounded 1-inch balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes - do not let the cookies get brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes; they will be very soft at first.

My almost 2 year old HATES to eat. Hates it. There is only one thing that she wants. POP...that's Popsicle for short. From the moment she wakes up, "Pop, please". Ugh, how do I say no? She literally eats 5 a day. I had to start making them healthy. I couldn't let my sweet girl eat all those sweet popsicles. 

I looked at Pinterest. I didn't have any of the ingredients they were talking about. I decided just to make a smoothie and freeze it. 

My daughter LOVES them. I mean LOVES them. I don't like them so much. It needs some sugar. However, I'm staying away from sugar. But as long as my baby loves them, I'm going to keep it the same. 

Here is what I put in it:

Lime Juice

Blend it all up. and freeze for 4-6 hours.

Another teacher was throwing away the above white bins. There was about 20 of them. One person's trash is MY treasure. I scooped them up. Then, I added some spray paint, glued on glitter duct tape (I had from an old project), and embellished with the chalkboard label (again, I already had it from an old project). Now they look fabulous!

I'm going to use them as a group work turn in station. 
Any other ideas on how to use them? Leave comments below.

I can not be anymore excited to share my newest products with you!

They are both great resources to have for the start of the 2014 school year.

First up:

Build classroom community with this wonderful ELA Packet. Don't have the book? Watch the book read online on YouTube. Your kids with really enjoy it. Click {here} to grab your copy!

Do you teach little ones? This is the perfect product for you! Introduce all things school related. Have your kiddos feeling independent with the centers that are included in here.
Decorate your room with the craftivity!
Intergrate technology with the use of QR codes.
This product has everything!!!
Click {here} to grab your copy and make the first week of school a breeze!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Giveaway Time

Is it Friday already? Booooo. I hate that these summer weeks go by so darn fast!

Here are my 5 things from this week.

Have you made plans yet for October? This is something you don't want to miss. I'm proud co-host (again) for the 2nd annual Florida Teacher Blogger Meet-Up. 
Plans are rally starting to come together. We have wonderful sponsors so far. The guest list is already close to 40. Send me an email at to make sure you get on the guest list!

Happy birthday to KTP on TPT!

How luck am I to be able to take part in this extraordinary giveaway?! Head on over to KTP on TPT to check out all the fabulous prizes! 

I've been baking up a storm. Seriously folks.....get me out of the kitchen!
Here is one of my latest concoctions.

 Super easy and super yummy!

2 or 3 bananas
As many chocolate Chips as you would like
1 cup quick oats
1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter

Mash bananas and mix other ingredients in. Roll into balls and place on baking sheet. Cook at 350 for 15-20 minutes. 

This is my latest product in the works. It is almost finished. Due to come out this weekend! If you teach little ones, you 100% want to snatch up this product!

The the older grades (2-6), I recommend this product. It is an inspirational story (if you don't have the book, it is read online). This is a great story to help build a classroom community. I've come up with the perfect activities to go along with this marvelous tale. Click {here} to check it out.

Happy summer everyone!!