The Scarcity Game

It is tough to make the first few weeks of economics interesting.  It is all about one word – Scarcity!

This is my first twine game!  Games built with Twine allow you to make interactive stories with multiple endings.   It is a great tool for digital content creation.  Try out the game and see if you can win!   Click Enter the Kingdom to start!    Click here to see the game in a new window.   scarcity game

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Get ready for September!

Ahh, the dog days of summer. A few more weeks and we are back to school! Here are a few of my favorite essentials for back to school broken down by grade level.

Daily Diaper and Food Log


Pre-School through Middle School:

Weekly & Monthly Worksheet

Make sure to print out a weekly and monthly worksheet to keep parents in the know! Here is my handy bundle. All you need to do is print and fill in what you have on the agenda for the week/month!


Kudos to you!
Celebrate students accomplishments with a kudos certificate!
Boys & Girls Variety

Middle through School through High School:

Animate your Google Classroom!
virtual delaney cards and exams of course!

Class Contract

Kudos to you!
Boys & Girls Variety

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College Readiness Questionnaire

This 6 page document is an easy way to assess your students. The questionnaire is broken down into several sections that allow students to reflect upon their desires for college. Perfect for a lesson on college readiness and perfect for a college or career counselor to use before a conversation about college with students.

Section 1: Self Reflection/ Profile Analysis of GPA/ SAT etc
Section 2: Type of School Reflection (Size/ Travel/ Extra-Curricular Activities)
Section 3: Financial Status
Section 4: Research
Section 5: Visit
Section 6: Family History
Section 7: Reflection

Administration/ Human Resources Guides

Offer Letter Template


Teacher Handbook


Animate your google classroom, virtual delaney cards and exams of course!

Virtual Quizzes using Google Forms

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It’s 2019.
Are you still schlepping around paper in the classroom? Making photo copies? YUCK!
Who has time for that? NOT ME!
With Google Forms it is so easy to be paperless.
Google Forms allows you to collect data easily. I use it for the first day of school delaney cards, as worksheets, to collect volunteer information, polls, questionnaires, mid year evaluations and reflections.

In this post I will share with you my virtual quiz and exam system. Now, (If it has to be paper, I use a GROUP exam format – see my post on that system).

However, if you have computers in your classroom this is an easy way to cut down on PAPER!

Here is a link to the animations I use in this tutorial.


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The Virtual Delaney Card – EASIEST TUTORIAL!

Easy delaney cards

As most of you already know, I am all about NO PAPER in the classroom! That is why a few years ago I moved to a virtual delaney card for the first day of school. It takes less then FIVE minutes… you won’t regret this easy change! You can write the link on the board so students can complete the delaney card as a homework assignment the first evening, or if you have computers in your room you can have students complete the information in real time.

Here is a link to the animations I use in this tutorial.





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Jump for Joy! It’s JULY 4th!

Summertime and the living is easy! Happy 4th of July!

Here are my favorite Fourth of July Finds! Grab em before they are gone! Click the photo to shop, shop, shop!

Jack Rogers ($118) vs. Pierre Dumas ($23) – EXACTLY THE SAME!

Jack Rogers Women's Palm Beach


These adorable summer dresses:

 Cara High Neck Lace Cocktail Dress, Main, color, WHITE

Linen Pants:

 Drawstring Crop Linen Blend Pants, Main, color, WHITE


 Linear Drop Earrings, Main, color, WHITE- GOLD

 Lily Button Earrings, Alternate, color, CITRON

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Favorite Farewell Address for Students!

Happy Monday! Only a few more alarm clocks and we are free for the entire summer! I’m jealous of those of you that have ended early!

Don’t forget that the end of the year is the perfect time to share your Farewell Address with your students! It’s always nice to share anecdotes about how far your students AND YOU have come in your teaching career.

Let us know how your last days of school are going and what your summer plans are!
Make sure to update your Google Classroom with our summery themes too!

Google Classroom Animated Headers (Fun Pack #9)

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!

Google Classroom Animated Theme (Hot Air Balloon)

Google Classroom Animated Theme (StarGaze)

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

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

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 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

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!