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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Vegas BABY!!!

I went to the TPT conference in Vegas last week. OH MY WORD. It was amazing. I got to meet so many of my online friends, and felt immediately connected to everyone. All the people I met were so friendly and I learned so much from them. The sessions were very informative and I came back with a lot to think about; changing parts of my store, data information and just some general great new ideas. Collaboration is always the key to success, as many brains work better than one.

So my bloggie inspirational teacher Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade did a super presentation, and I got to meet her after! SOOO exciting. She is as beautiful, funny and brilliant as you could ever imagine.

I also met so many other teacherpreneurs. It was so fun, we would introduce ourselves, and then show each other our logo and start SHRIEKING going I KNOW YOU, I KNOW YOU. It was like everyone was a celebrity to each other. So cool.

Krista Teaching Momster
April Performing in Fifth
Pam Rockin Resources
Debbie Crocketts Classroom 
Jen The Teacher Next Door 
Neetu Cinnamon's Synonyms

Yup, I'm name droppin, but they are all so talented and sweet I gotta mention them all.

Neetu (a fellow Canadian might I add) and I hung out after the meet up and laughed our way through the night. We had such a blast together.

I also SAW but did not MEET Kristin (Teeny Tiny Teacher). She is indeed teeny tiny. We were in the bathroom and not once but TWICE I saw her. Way too awkward to say hello, I mean how does one even begin a conversation in the washroom?
"So, whatcha doin?"
Yah, not so much. Anyways, next time I see her I hope it's not in the washroom in Vegas so I can confidently go say hi and tell her how hilarious and lovely she is in person.

I can't wait for next year!
Mrs. Dunn

Sunday, 1 June 2014

End of the Year

As the school year draws to a close, and the weather turns sunny, I am feeling sad that my maternity leave is drawing to a close and it will be time for me to go back to school soon! So hard to believe. I wanted to post a few end of the year videos and ideas that I found and figured I could use next year!

From my favourite WBT Teacher Miss Freundlich, a cute little end of year song.

From one of a my favourite bloggers, Cara Carrol at The First Grade Parade.

So stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it.

And from my favourite teacher-artist, Gail of That Artist Woman
Happy June everyone!!!

Mrs. Dunn

Thursday, 6 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day and Linky Party!

Although I'm not in the classroom this year, I figured I would do a little TBT and go through some old St. Patrick's Day photos to show y'all what I usually do when I'm teaching. St. Patrick's Day is right around when we are doing the Building Things Unit in Grade One Science, so it ties in PERFECTLY. I have the kids make traps at home and then we do activities with it at school, including this one.
The students put the directions in order for how to make their trap. The students set their traps the day before, so make sure that parents know which day to send them in, and then that rascally leprechaun comes overnight. He left little footprints and made a disaster in the classroom. He must have escaped out the window!!

We have so much fun! What do you do in your classroom? For the full resource with my St. Patrick's Day activities, look here.
Let's Make a Leprechaun Trap
Just for fun, I also have some St. Patrick's Day brain breaks for sale as well.
St. Patrick's Day Brain Breaks

I am hosting my FIRST EVER link party! Link up your blog posts, free and paid St. Patrick's Day resources. Can't wait to see!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Valentine's Day and SALE!

Hey y'all
So it's been busy around here, real busy, so I'm a bit behind with this post but I wanted to share a Valentine's idea! Well, with my kiddo, not kids in the classroom, but I think it could still be applicable.

First, you get one super cute kid.

Check. Then you put him in something so he will stay in one place, ergo the Bumbo. Then paint the kids foot with yellow paint, and hope to high heaven he doesn't decide now is a good time to taste his feet.
 Then you get your card paper and as fast as you can put his foot on as many cards as you need. Then I added everything else. Yes I know, but 4 month olds are a bit tricky to get using a sharpie, you know?
  Then I quickly traced his hand on the inside. TIP: I tried with paint. Unsuccessful as everything goes in the mouth at this age.

 Pretty cute if I do say so myself.

In other news, there is a big sale going on Thursday and Friday at TPT!! Wooohoo!! You can save 28% in my store, so if you have wish listed items now is the time to get them!

Mrs. Dunn

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Blog Link up and New Product

Hey Everyone, Happy New Year!
What a busy holiday it was with a new little one, oh my word, a whole new meaning to the word pack up the car for a holiday. 
I'm linking up with Simply Kinder, basically you can find some new blogs to follow for this lovely little link up. 

Also wanted to share a new product, for the "athletic competition that is coming up in February for many countries to go to and get really excited about". Wink, wink, apparently copyright infringement to even mention the name so there you have it. It's a bulletin board to use in your classroom during the games!!

Mrs. Dunn

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Cyber Sale on Teachers pay Teachers

It is the annual TPT Cyber Sale following Black Friday . On Monday December 2 and Tuesday December 3 Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site wide sale and I am also taking 20% off in my store, for a grand total of 28% off for buyers! All items in my store are discounted, and you just need to type CYBER as the coupon code when you check out to get the site wide discount. How great is that, I can't wait!

Mrs. Dunn

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Life Over C's Thanksgiving Giveaway

Happy almost Thanksgiving my American friends!! I have so much to be thankful for this year with a new baby, a new house, a wonderful hubby, family and friends and the list goes on!
Also I am thankful for the many wonderful people I meet through blogging and Teacher's Pay Teachers. One lovely blogger, Kim is having a giveaway to celebrate Thanksgiving.
 Hop on over to Life Over C's fantastic website to participate in her great giveaway. Here are the prizes:

$25 TpT Gift Certificate
$25 of products of your choice from Life Over C's 
22 more great resources!

1 runner up will receive:
$10 TpT Gift Certificate
$10 of products of your choice from Life Over C's

My Animal Research Templates is one of the 22 more great resources that you could win.
Animal Research Template

You have until Saturday November 30th to enter, so check it out.

Mrs. Dunn