Hey everyone! As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to take the chance to look back on the year and my TPT journey as a whole, and share some of the blessings that came out of opening my store - blessings that I never expected. The turn of the year always makes me feel a little "reflect-y," and I shared my personal reflections on Instagram (@mme.andrea) , but wanted to document some TPT-specifics in this space. This month marks my one year TPT-iversary, and I can't believe how much my little store has given me! So here we go (in no particular order): 1. Pride in my students I have always been proud of my students and all of their accomplishments, of course. But there is something about taking pictures of their hard work throughout the day and putting those photos together for a blog post or inside a new product that just makes my heart sing. I can literally feel myself swelling with pride and love for them as I reflect back on how far they have come and all t...
Hi guys! Happy Friday :) I actually had a great Friday today. The beginning of this week was tricky, with me returning from Cuba and everyone readjusting to a return to routine. Also, December is always crazy! #amirite?! But our Elf on the Shelf left us a little reminder note, and today and yesterday's behaviours were much improved! Plus, Friday is popcorn day and I can wear jeans... Since it's Friday, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for my favourite Five for Friday! Five for Friday is a linky party where teachers can post about five random things from their week. We got back from Cuba on Sunday, and I still am missing the sunshine! Usually I don't like a change in routine (may or may not be why I thrive in Kindergarten, ha!), but this vacation was so much fun. One of my childhood friends got married on the beach, and it was just gorgeous. Although, I must say... I was weirded out by all of the tourists on the beach who crept up on the wedding (like...
Hi! I am back from Cuba, where I spent a fantastic week laying on the beach, drinking copious amounts of frozen coffee beverages, and watching an old friend get married. It was a great little break - but of course I missed my students! We just got back on Sunday, so I was a little frazzled on Monday, but today was nice and smooth and we are settling back into our routine - sort of ;). Because, guys - only a week and a half until Christmas break! Woo!! I LOVE Christmas (in fact, after getting home from the airport at 3pm on Sunday, I immediately went out and bought and decorated my tree haha), and so I thought it would be fun to do a little blog post about what Christmas looks like in my classroom so far this year. I am fortunate enough to work in a school where we are free to celebrate and recognize whichever holidays we like, and once November 25th hits, all bets are off and it is as Christmasy as possible dans la classe de Mme Andrea! As I am sure everyone agrees, two wee...