Sunday, 27 August 2017

#1 Tip to Prepare for the Best School Year Ever!

Be organized and intentional about having lessons ready to go for the year. When you plan ahead and have resources at your finger tips, then you will feel confident and ready.

For example, check out this video that I made sharing how I use my "3rd Grade Monthly Math Bundle" to be prepared for morning work, homework, and/or sub plans! I explain in more detail in the video.

Here's the link to the video:

Friday, 25 August 2017

"Smile File" - #1 File EVERY Teacher Needs 

What is a "Smile File"? 
Several years ago a teacher friend shared with me the idea of a "Smile File". She said to get a folder, write "Smile File" on it and keep all of those special notes from students, parents, teachers and administrators in it. I did and it has really been one of the best things I've ever done in my career! 

Benefits of a "Smile File":
1. An easy way to keep up with all of those special notes!
2. Source of encouragement when days get tough teaching ( or it's rainy day recess for the third day in a row!)
3. If you're looking for a new job or nominated for an award then use some of the kind words from this folder.
4. Reflect mid-year or end of the year, or as the years go by on individual people who brought sunshine into your life!

What do you need to create a "Smile File"?
1. A file folder
2. A cute cover
3. I have a FREE set of covers to choose from in my TPT store. They are editable so you can add your name, school, year, grade, etc.  You might want to make a new on for each school year! Just click on the picture:

Here are some examples of the kinds of items I've kept in my "Smile File":

I hope you take time today to create your own "Smile File"! I think you will be so happy that you did!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017


I hope you are doing well and looking forward to a new school year! I'm participating in the TPT Site-Wide sale on August 22! AND...I'm extending the 20% off my store for August 23! 
I wanted to share with you that I'm having a 20% off sale (YES, EVEN BUNDLES) in my TPT Store, Believe to Achieve by Anne Rozell, from August 22 -23! This is a great time to stock up with some new ideas for a new year!

Something special....If you sign up to receive my e-mails, then I will send you EXCLUSIVE FREE resources (not available in my store) and tips from time to time! I promise not to flood you with e-mail! The sign-up is located at the top of my blog!

Here are two resources that I wanted to share! Would you love to be ready for unexpected meetings, headaches, change in schedule, holidays? Would you like to have something ready to go? Are you looking for something new for morning work, homework? Well, check out this 3rd Grade Math Bundle! 30+ activities for each month! (They are sold separately by month, too! )

Here are just a few testimonials from teachers who have used this resource:
✎"Wonderful resource that allows students to practice multiple concepts. Thanks!" Brianne E.
✎"Thank you for this! This will be a life saver when checking that my grade threes really "get a concept". They are made to be cute too! Will be using these VERY often, thanks again!" Trenna B.
✎ "I can't wait to use this!" Anita S.

This second resource is "hot off the press" and it includes 180 days of Daily Math Morning Work! Each day is nine problems that spiral through third grade skills! This resource could also be used for homework!

Here are just a few testimonials from teachers who have used this resource:
✎"I'm so excited to integrate this into my math program. I love the layout and the variety of questions. I know this will help my students improve in their skills too!"
✎"This will get their brains turning in the morning. Thanks!!" Amber M.
✎"Spiraled math is fantastic! Thank you for your time and creativity. This will help my children master 3rd grade math!" Susan W.

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Monday, 21 August 2017

HUGE Giveaway!

I'm giving away a $25 TPT Gift Card AND a FREE resource from my TPT store (value up to $42) to one lucky winner!

To enter: Sign-up for my e-mail! Sign up box is located a the top of this blog! That's it! So simple!

                I will choose a winner at 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and announce it here!

Have a blessed day,

Thank you all for the wonderful participation! The WINNER is..
         Robin G.
* I will contact Robin via e-mail with her gifts! 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

EASY Back to School gift for students or teammates!

Just print these FREE gift tags and tape them on markers or crayons for a fun welcome gift!
Here's an example of how they would look taped on Crayola markers:

Here is the link to the gift tags in my TPT store! Just click on picture below! Enjoy!

Friday, 11 August 2017


Fancy winning some extra spending money to help you purchase everything you need for your 2017-18 classroom? A team of amazing teachers and I  have grouped together to gift TWO awesome teachers with a TPT or AMAZON gift cards. 

1 x $250 TPT Giftcard. 1 x $250 Amazon Giftcard!

#1 TAG your teacher friends by adding their names in the comment section
#3 ENTER HERE:     
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REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!
 Raffle CLOSES: Saturday 19th August 2017 12am