Virtual CLASSROOM icebreakers

Of course I will miss doing in person icebreakers like my Back to School Icebreakers such as the toilet paper game and the M&M game! But this year, things will be different and I’ll be virtually saying hello to my class for the first week like many of you!

I have some fun ideas for this year! Which one will you choose?

The Time Machine – Hindsight is 2020. What would you have told yourself if you knew we were starting the school year virtually in 2020 last September. Or what is something you wish you could have done over the past few months.

Make a virtual poster introducing themselves with all about me. They can use Canva or Powerpoint and prepare a fun intro board which includes all their favorite things to do and what is the first thing students will do once things go “back to normal”, what

Introduce themselves with an Instagram or Facebook Filter. The wackier the better!

Have them design and present a Meme. Always a favorite.

Two truths and a lie. Have students go around and say two things that are honest about themselves and one thing that is not true. Have the class virtually guess what the lie is.


Motivate your students with positive back to school banners

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Motivation Pack #2) for Distance Learning

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Motivation Pack #1) for Distance Learning

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Motivation Pack #3) for Distance Learning

Being out of the classroom has taken a toll on many of our students (and parents!) who struggle with distance learning. That is why I created my exciting motivation packs on TPT! Pump up your students with daily motivational banners for Google Classroom suite to keep them going during these unprecedented times.

What do you have in plan to keep your students motivated??

Bonus Sale on TPT!

Just to let you know there’s a one day sale (Aug 18) at Teachers Pay Teachers today! 🥳

Everything in my TPT shop is 20% off, including bundles. TPT will give you an extra 5% off if you use the code: BTSBONUS20.

I have so many digital resources for you that will be great for distance learning. Enjoy the sale!

Click here to check it out!

Have a great week!

back to school outfit staples!

(Nordstrom Sale Edition!)

It is that time of year, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! I really only do my shopping from Nordstrom during their anniversary sale since you can find so many quality pieces at a discounted price. This year I am focusing on two things. The first is quality pieces that look great while teaching remotely. Second easily washable pieces if you have to go in to school then throw them right in the laundry when you return home!

THE DETAILS: Early access for select card members is open now! The Early Access Preview is available to everyone right now. Early Access will open for all card members on August 13th, then the sale opens to the public on August 19th.

WHAT TO BUY: Staple pieces that will go a long way. Aim for quality brands that you can dress up. Brands like Spanx and Barefoot Dreams rarely go on sale, so this is the time to buy it!

WHAT I WOULDN’T BUY: Don’t buy something just because it is on sale. Ask yourself if you are going to like it if it weren’t on sale anyway.

FOR YOU:

Great tops that you can accessorize well on camera. Comfy pants if you have to be virtual for multiple hours.

TOPS
Whenever the Nordstrom sale comes around I always buy an item from the brand Barefoot Dreams. It is the softest, coziest brand known for the ultimate comfort and luxury. This year I am recommending the cardigans for their durability and flexibility to throw on for in person or online teaching.

I am also very into colorblock and this Madewell cardigan is a great steal as well!

Get the Madewell Colorblock Cardigan for $59.90 (Originally $98)

PANTS

Spanx leather leggings are absolutely incredible and look super polished when paired with sweaters and blazers. These are a MAJOR steal and if you walk away from here with one thing, try to get these leggings. They are fitted very well so size up one. Goes with EVERYTHING!

SPANX LEATHER LEGGINGS


Get the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings for $64.00 (Originally $98)
Get the Petite here for $64.00 (Originally $98)

STAYING VIRTUAL?
Comfy Pajamas!

JACKETS

Venture outside in these
All are originally $400 on sale for $229! Save $180!

Don’t forget the ACCESSORIES!

HATS

Get the Satin Trimmed Hat $38.50 (Originally $59.00)
Get the Snakeskin Panama Hat $38.50 (Originally $59.00)
Get the Rag & Bone Panama Hat $149.50 (Originally $225.00)
Get the Brixton Straw Hat $42.90 (Originally $65.00)

SCARVES & RUANAS

Get the Halogen Pink Cashmere Ruana $98.90 (Originally $149.00)
Get the Brixton Straw Hat $42.90 (Originally $65.00)

CUTE BAGS TO GO!

SHOES

Finally (perhaps my favorite!) beauty steals!

Get the Mario Badescu Essentials $98.90 (Originally $149.00)
Get the T3 Cura Professional Hairdryer $42.90 (Originally $65.00)
Get the Neu Lash $98.90 (Originally $190.00)
Get the CZ Earrings $26.90(Originally $46.00)
Get the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set $68.00 (Originally $91.00)

Let me know all your favorite steals!

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decorate your online classroom!

Its that time again! Back to school! Whether you are going in for a few days or 100% virtual I know you want to keep things as “normal” as possible for your students. Changing up the “banner” of your digital classroom is a sure way to make sure your students are smiling (even if you can’t see that smile in person!)

Try one of our motivational bundles to kick off the year!

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Motivation Pack #1) for Distance Learning
Animated Google Classroom Headers (Back to School) for Distance Learning
Animated Google Classroom Headers (Back to School Pack) for Distance Learning
Animated Google Classroom Headers (Welcome) for Distance Learning


Want them all? Try...
Ultimate MEGA Bundle

Have a specific theme?

Llama llama red pajama?

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Llama Llama) for Distance Learning

Finding Nemo? Remember to Just keep swimming?

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Ocean) for Distance Learning

Superhero?

Animated Google Classroom Headers (SuperHero) for Distance Learning

Aliens?

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Aliens) for Distance Learning

Life of Pets?

Animated Google Classroom Headers (My Pets) for Distance Learning

Fall?

end of JULY NEWBIES

It may be the end of July but I am still prepping for my distance learning classroom in a few weeks! I’ve been busy creating new banners for back to school and can’t wait for you to try them out in your virtual classrooms. Which one is your summery favorite?

Secret Life of Pets:

Animated Google Classroom Headers (My Pets) for Distance Learning

Ice-cream kind of Sunday:

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Ice Cream) for Distance Learning

I’m so happy to see you cat (not in a hat):

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Kitty) for Distance Learning

Let’s work (wish it was beach reading instead!)

Animated Google Classroom Headers (Let's Work #2) for Distance Learning