Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Have a wonderful day off of school tomorrow! We hope you are able to pay your respects throughout the weekend to those who have served and died. We hope you can cap it off with celebrations of BBQs, carnivals, parades and fireworks.

Summer time is just around the corner!

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!

If you are looking for Free Food and discounts you have come to the right place!
So grateful for Yahoo news for compiling this list of freebies below. Feel free to add any below if you have found free goodies!

Here is their full list:

Arby’sSome locations are giving teachers and school administrators with ID a free sandwich Tuesday.

Bruegger’s Bagels: The bagel restaurant is giving all teachers a free medium drip or iced coffee with any purchase and valid ID Monday through Friday.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: From Monday through Friday, teachers dining in can get a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entree. No coupon is needed.

Chick-fil-A: There’s not a nationwide promotion but select locations are offering teachers a deal Tuesday and some locations are celebrating for a week. Either call your closest location or search individual restaurant’s Facebook page.

ChipotleTeachers, faculty and other school staff with a valid school ID can take advantage of a buy-one-get-one free offer from 3 p.m. to close Tuesday. The deal is on burritos, bowls, salads and orders of tacos and for in-restaurant orders only and available for educators at all levels. Learn more at www.chipotle.com/teachers.

Cicis: Teachers and school staff get a free adult buffet Tuesday for National Teacher Appreciation Day with a valid school ID and a coupon.

Cotton Patch Café: Teachers who show their teacher ID “or spirit” get 20% off Monday through Friday.

Duffy’s Sports GrillTeachers get a $10 MVP Bonus loaded directly onto their MVP accounts during Teachers Appreciation Week Monday through Friday when they show their faculty ID badge. Sign up for the MVP program at www.duffysmvp.com/mvp.

Giordano’s: From Monday through Thursday, Giordano’s is offering 20% off any order with the code 656-263-214. The offer is dine-in and online and for both nurses and teachers.

The Greene Turtle: Teachers get a free $14 meal Tuesday with a valid school ID. Dine-in only.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: Teachers get a 15% discount Monday through Friday with their ID on dine-in and takeout orders. Not valid in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Also, through May 10, nominate a teacher to win a pizza party at www.grimaldispizzeria.com/teachers. Winning teachers will be announced May 31.

Hopdoddy Burger BarTeachers get a free small shake Tuesday when they show their school ID.

Jeremiah’s Italian IceTeachers and educational staff get a free small menu item Tuesday with a valid school ID.

Luna GrillAll teachers get 20% off any order with school ID Monday through Saturday.

McAlister’s DeliTeachers get a free McAlister’s Deli Sweet Tea during Teacher Appreciation Week, Monday through Friday with a valid school ID.

McDonald’s: Not a nationwide deal, but RetailMeNot reports some McDonald’s are offering a free chicken McNuggets meal to teachers with a valid ID.

Metro DinerFrom Monday through Friday, teachers and school faculty members get 20% off their check.

MOD Pizza: On Tuesday, teachers get a buy-one-get-one free deal on MOD-size pizza or salads with their school IDs on in-store orders.

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & ShakesTeachers text TEACH to 97455 and get a coupon for a free burger with purchase of fries and a drink or shake to redeem on Wednesday. School ID must be presented at ordering for this dine-in offer.

Nando’s PERi-PERiTeachers get a free flame-grilled chicken meal Tuesday at all 42 U.S. restaurants.

PDQTeachers get 50% off your entire order with a valid ID Tuesday.

Pei Wei: From Monday through Friday, teachers get 33% off regular entrees when they present their teacher ID. This offer is only for in-restaurant purchases.

Pluckers Wing Bar: Teachers get a free appetizer and half-price glasses of wine Friday.

Potbelly Sandwich ShopAll teachers get a buy-one-get-one offer Monday through Sunday, May 12.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers: From 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, teachers and faculty get one free Box Combo when they present current school IDs.

Roy Rogers RestaurantsTeachers with a valid teacher ID get a free milkshake or dessert with any purchase Monday through Friday.

Salata Salad Kitchen: Teachers get a buy-one-get-one free offer Friday, May 10, on salads and wraps when they show their valid school ID. Teacher must be present and the free salad or wrap must be of equal or lesser value.

Scooter’s CoffeeTeachers get half off any drink Monday when they show proof.

Slim Chickens: With valid school IDs Tuesday, students and teachers get a 20% discount and a free cookie with dine-in and drive-thru orders.

Sonic Drive-In: This Teacher Appreciation Month deal is for teachers and “those who appreciate them as much as Sonic does,” the fast-food chain says. From Tuesday through May 31, get a free Route 44 drink or slush with purchase when ordering on the restaurant’s app with promo code TEACHERS. Download the app at www.sonicdrivein.com/app.

More deals: Some smaller chains and locally-owned businesses also will have deals for teachers. One of the easiest ways to find specials is by checking social media accounts


Magnificent May!

There were plenty of April showers so I am ready for beautiful May flowers! Just a few more weeks until it will be summer and I can smell the roses and drink rosé all summer long!

Until then I’m still animating my Google Classroom with my May bundle and YOU should too. Happy May!


Ready for New Teacher Shoes?

March is here! Even thought it was a blustering snow day today, I am ready for spring to arrive! I can’t wait for the weather to be warmer so I can rock some new and comfortable shoes especially my slip-on mules! Here are my March favorites!

Neutral Woven Mules

I’m all about the Mules as the weather gets warmer! Check out these for under $25. Neutral and goes with everything!

Cute Black Option as well:

Perfect Cut Out Bootie 

Under $35 and oh so many color options!


Cute Rainboots for that rainy commute day!

This adorable bow tie ballet flat (On sale!)
COLE HAAN 'Tali' Bow Ballet Flat, Main, color, BLACK


These backless loafers!

Whisper Woven Backless Mules

Women's Whisper Woven Backless Slip On Mules Mules - Universal Thread™

Pointy Toed Perfectly Pink Mules

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Solve Sitting on the Floor in the Classroom!

I am always sprucing up my classroom with fun gidgets and gadgets!
One of my favorite recent finds is for floor circle time. I discovered an easy to roll out foam mat to put directly on to the floor.

I use these mats when I want students to stretch or draw or sit during group work. Students love having flexibility to sit on the floor without having to actually “sit on the floor”. This is an no-brainer easy solution so students are comfortable and don’t have to sit in a chair all day long.

These are my favorites:

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This gray mat

Baby Care™ Good Dinosaur Reversible Multicolor Playmat

Dinosaur/ Alphabet Reversible Mat

BABY CARE™ Reversible Anchors Playmat in Blue

Anchor Blue Reversible Mat

BABY CARE™ Reversible Arrows and Stars Playmat in Grey

This gray star/ arrow reversible mat


BABY CARE™ Circle Raum Reversible Play Mat in Cream/Grey

Gray circle/ zig zag pattern

BABY CARE™ Large Baby Play Mat in Happy Village

For the younger crowd this race car track mat

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Fab, Fit & Fun For February

As February break comes to a close, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite mail order boxes for the spring, Fab, Fit & Fun. 

If you LOVE getting surprises in the mail this is one of those mail items that will bring a huge smile to your face. I have discovered so many great products by enrolling in their seasonal delivery box and this spring you can get these amazing products for $39.99 A BOX! Run….

Show me your Mumu robe

Deux Lux Demi Backpack

QUAY AUSTRALIA Vivienne in Black/Smoke in aviator or a cat-eye

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swell water bottle

and several other mystery items.

In the past I have discovered so many amazing brands like Coola, Grown Alchemist & Tarte:

COOLA Classic Face SPF 50 White Tea

tarte tarteist™ PRO glow highlight & contour palette

Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser: Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose-Bud

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