What's Going On Wednesday

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all my teacher friends!
While Teacher Appreciation Week has always been one of my favorites, I think I love it even moreso as a mom.  I love showering the boys' teachers with little treats and gifts to let them know how much they're appreciated. We really do feel like we won the teacher lottery this year.  They're just amazing.

We filled the bags with their favorite candies, snacks, drinks, and magazines.  
We have a few more plans up our sleeves for the rest of the week...homemade dinner, lunch brought to school, gift card, favorite Sonic drink...my boys love to give.  

These are a couple of things we did for our teachers last year...

We spent the past weekend visiting some of our best friends in Dallas.  It seems like it's taking forever to get back into the routine this week.  Maybe that's because I keep hearing the words, "how many more minutes 'til we get there?!??!" playing over and over and over again in my mind :)  Bless their hearts.  

Have you seen these mugs?!?!?  MY FAVORITE!!!  I saw them pop up on my IG feed a few weeks ago and had to buy a set for me & my soul sister.  We finally got to enjoy our coffee together with these mugs!  Such a fun gift to give!!!

Speaking of gifts, look at my new jammies :)  A gift from my #soulsister.  I die.
#pugshot #puglife #bonepugsandharmony #pugsandkisses #pugsnotdrugs

I'm busy prepping and planning a day of professional development for some sweet teachers in Durant, OK.  We'll be covering all things literacy.  I'm adding a few new ideas and activities to some existing presentations and PD topics.  If you were attending, what are some things you'd want to hear/know/see/learn that would help you through summer school??  

I'm also busy prepping our summer review activities.  It will be here before I know it and I don't want to get behind!  Let's mark this as a first...and a last :)  I'm impressed I'm thinking ahead.  This is a rareity in my little world.  

Speaking of summer review, before the school year let out last year I came up with lots of different "themed days" to last us 'til the end of the school year.  While we didn't get to all of them, the days we did theme out were nothing short of F-U-N!!!!!  Would you be interested in hearing more about those days in detail to get some ideas for your own classroom?!?!  

That's about all that's up these days.  

Oh.  Just in case you missed the memo, Teachers Pay Teachers is having a sitewide sale that ends tonight at midnight!!!!!  You can use the code "THANKYOU" at checkout to get 28% off your total purchase.  Don't forget to shop before the day's end.  

 This is my favorite time of the year to stock up on goodies for the beginning of the next school year.   I like to print, copy, and prep now so that I'm not spending those PRECIOUS days/hours/minutes before the kids come back fighting for a spot in the copy room during the back to school rush!!!  Here are some of my favorite back to school resources!!

Alphabet Resources - 

Number Resources - 

Back to School Printables - 

Of course, if you're anything like 99.9% of the teachers out there right now just trying to survive until the last day, here are some resources guaranteed to get you through to the end!!!

EOY Writing Resource -

EOY Math Resources

EOY NO PREP Math & Literacy Printables & Activities


  1. Totally pinning ALL of this for reference - thank you! So inspiring :) Jen

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  3. Would absolutely love more info for the theme days! Just started putting the summer packets together this morning! Thanks for all you do and give!

  4. I'm with Jen I love your summer packet idea so cute!

    I am going to pin and look at it this weekend!

    Sammy @ The Rustic Apple

  5. Do you have the teacher appreciation tags you used last year on your tpt store? I love the "oh snap" one!

  6. The paper bags are gorgeous! Can you tell me how you added the print-- by hand? Did you print on the bags?