“Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. Should 98% of the population find you odd, seek the company of those who love you just the way you are. You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You are utterly fascinating. Trust yourself!”

Linda Silverman~Gifted Development Center Denver

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Most of you probably know that I have a little store on Teacher's Pay Teachers.  When I first started blogging, I didn't know where to post my FREEBIES (at that time I wasn't into Google Drive, etc.) so I joined up with TpT.  Most of the things I create, I like to share for FREE with other teachers.  A few of the things I have created have taken more time and effort, and these few items I sell for a modest amount.  Well, today and tomorrow TPT is hosting a HUGE sale.  Most stores are on sale for 20% off and TpT is adding another 10% AFTER the first discount is applied...so you will receive 28% off anything you purchase from my store and most others on TpT too!

I have purchased many quality products this year from TpT which have saved me hours of time!  I have been inspired and motivated by the products I have downloaded and used with my students.  If you haven't check it out yet...pop over today...you would be amazed at the quality and quantity of resources available.  

Maybe while you are there you might take the opportunity to pick up a copy of my MATH CHAT posters....my most popular priced product (on sale for less than $3)!  Click on the image below to go directly to my TpT store..even if you don't purchase anything...you might want to download some great FREEBIES!  

Click on the image above to check out more great stores 
who are taking part in the sale and the linky!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Leadership Teams

Do you assign classroom jobs to your students?  Do you ever feel like you need to change them up a bit? Today I am blogging again over at A Class*y Collaboration, the collaborative blog I have started writing for.  Click on the blog button below to check out how I create leadership teams in my grade six gifted program.

Freebie Fridays

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Reports are done?! It's time to get organized for spring!

I have to admit I am highly organized.  Everyone who comes into my classroom comments on how neatly everything is arranged, and labelled and easy to access.  I was not always like this.  I think I learned a lot of it from my mother who was in retail.

This past year I was introduced to 31Gifts by my bloggy BFF Jen Bellinger and it was love at first sight! 

Want to join in on the fun?  Well, Jen and I are having a party and you are invited!  You can order online, get organized and have fun all from the comfort of your own couch!  
All the details are below!

I use 31 Gifts products to organize my school materials.  I have several of the organizing utility totes (yes, more than one, I carry a lot some days!), I have the fold n' file...a MUST for organizing folders, marking, files.  Recently I bought an insulated lunch caddy and I have to admit that I LOVE it!  I can put three jars of salad inside the tote.  Have you seen those salads in a mason jar on Facebook?  I love them and I love that they fit inside my bag.

Yes, I can fit three mason jar salads inside my bag and still have room for extras. The best part is that it fits on the inside door of the fridge at work!


You can use 31 Gifts to organize all sorts of things...
Wouldn't you LOVE to have all of your DVD's stored like this?

Want to organize your home and pantry?  Check out this video!



and you have a one in five chance of winning your 

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