Sunday, June 28, 2015

And the Winners Are.......

BEETHOVEN'S 5TH IS A 3RD!!!! That's right!
Congratulations to Ashley Palmer and Cheri Schminke Turner for winning the #MusicSummerShopHop giveaway! You have both won a $50 gift certificate to TeachersPayTeachers! Shelley from Pitch Publications will be contacting you shortly with the information. If you did not win, know that you have chosen to follow some amazing music sellers! All of us have great products in our stores, and we also send followers notes on a regular basis with freebies, giveaways, and information about what we are selling and how we use those items in our own classrooms! Thanks again for playing along!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Shop Hop

Don't forget about this awesome giveaway!  Be sure to follow the directions in the previous post to work your way through TpT.  After collecting the letters of the secret message, enter it into Rafflecopter for a chance to win $50 to shop.
 Good luck to you all!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Shop Hop Giveaway

  It's Super Summer Giveaway time!!  Can I hear a "holla?"
 You can beat the heat with this fun Music Summer Shop Hop Giveaway from June 25th-June 27th!  A group of 19 music sellers are coming together to offer you not one, but TWO $50 gift cards to TpT!   Follow these simple directions to get going:
* Start here to collect and write down the letter on the store banner 
   of the page.  
* Click the "Follow" button for each store.
* Click "next" to proceed to the next store/letter.
* Once you've collected all 19 letters, enter the secret message 
   into the Rafflecopter either on my blog or Facebook page.
 Good luck and thanks for all the support you give!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June: Small Goals
 Join me, and others, as we link up with Jennifer @ The Yellow Brick Road this month to reveal our small goals.
1.  Blogging, blogging, blogging.  
     Let's admit it....I'm not great at blogging.  I don't do it often.  I'm not a great writer.  To be honest, I don't really have that much to say sometimes.  With all of that, I truly enjoy reading and browsing through other blogs, whether it's music education related or not. of my June small goals is to add a few more posts here and there.

2.  Lose Weight, Feel Better.
     It's funny (not ha, ha funny.)  One would think that being up on your feet all day teaching, while dancing and playing games with the children, would eliminate the possibility of gaining weight from Aug through May/June.  Not.true.  I don't know if I eat more during the school year or what, but it's not cool.  This month, I'm going to start small and try to lose a few pounds to get me going in the right direction again.

3. Get creative.
    During the school year my life is super busy with not only school stuff, but also my family.  Running three kids around to various activities and keeping up with the house gets crazy (can I get an AMEN from any of you?)  As a result, my creative juices are flowing in areas other than TpT.  I put out very few products during the year, most of which, is out of desperation because I need them for my students and can't find anything else to fit our needs.  This goal has been met already because I've began a Star Wars themed classroom set to use in the fall.  Knowing that people in general won't be as passionate about Star Wars as I, it's a goal to continue creating things that will be useful for others too.
4.  De-clutter and organize.
      My intentions have been good.  My plan was to begin organizing this week while 2 of my 3 are off to camp.  So far, it's Tuesday afternoon and I haven't even began.  Could it be because I'm working to reach goal #1?  Probably so.  Anyway, much like my creativity falls by the wayside, Aug-June becomes a dumping ground for papers, backpacks, junk, clothes, (insert other things here) in the house and closets.  I especially have one closet that is our "store all", "who knows what's in there" closet.  Honestly, I've opened the door a couple of times, then just decided to close it again.  My mantra....I think I can...I think I can....I don't think I can.  Ugh.  Maybe writing this goal in my blog for others to read will get me motivated to some extent.  

Stay tuned for an update on meeting my goals.  
Now....who wants to come over and help me clean out that closet??!!

Hellllloooo Summer!

I love summer.  My late-sleeping, no make-up wearing, hair-in-a-bun sporting, with-the-kids hanging, no-rush dinner preparing, house-cleaning (or not), lazy days of summer are my fave! Don't get me wrong.  I love my teaching job too, but there's just something about summer that makes me happy :)
Week 2 has begun and I've already completed a few new projects for my music room theme.  Anticipating the Star Wars movie being a big hit, I thought I'd venture into a galaxy far, far away with my room deco.  I'm so excited.  In fact, I'll most likely take a trip up to school next week to get them up (less stress than waiting until Aug:)

 These are just a few examples of what's been consuming my time this summer.  All these can be found in a bundle or separately on TpT.  I'll post some pics when I get my school room situated.