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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Einstein's Theory & Teachers on Vacation

If you really want to understand Einstein's Theory of Relativity, all you have to do is teach. Any teacher knows that time is relative to where you're at when you're spending it.

meme of Einstein
Let's take a survey to see. Teachers, answer these questions:

1.  What is the longest month of the year?

2.  What are the shortest months?

Survey complete.

If you are a teacher, I bet you said, the last month before summer break.  For teachers here in Memphis, it's typically May. May seems to last about 200 days. By contrast, the shortest months are those of the summer, which are about four days long, total. That is the theory of relativity!

If you don't teach, you probably listed one of those 31 day months for the longest and February for the shortest. Why? Because you're not in the classroom day in and day out wearing yourself down as you work to be the best you can be.

owls of teachers

Since your vacation is so incredibly short, you can lengthen it by sitting around doing nothing. That might slow down the speed of the summer months. As for me, I'd like to get moving. Fun in the sun, a vacation, or even out to lunch with a friend may speed up your summer, but it's a lot more fun that sitting around. So, make your list of those things you need or want to do, but never have enough time during the school year to get these things done. Then get around to it!

In case you don't have one, you can print and cut the object below!
It's a round tuit.

round tuit

If you're not out having fun but rather working on getting ready for a new school year, you are probably not alone. We are a hard working group!

On TpT, tomorrow is the last day for #thriftythursday  Several teachers have products reduced to one dollar every Thursday in June. I've posted my Sultana story.

Friday is the day to post our forever freebies, so please search out #freebiefriday to find my Short Writing Response. Thanks for stopping by.

Teachers also know that #TpT rocks!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Here's What's New

I just got back from a great retreat in Denver where I learned all sorts of things about how to bring the best products to you! I also had a lot of fun and made many friends at the enormous and beautiful house that we stayed at.

beautiful mountain view
View from the Beautiful House

Mountains of Denver
HoJo, my friend who taught me how use Pinterest better

Teacher sellers having fun
Dovie, my partner in crime and me

Denver Fun and Focused Retreat
Spooner, the love horse, who let me ride him

Now that I'm back, I've been extremely focused and finally took my lunch break.

teacher made resources

Look what I've accomplished!

teachers, TpT

This story is part of a Reading Passages for Social Studies Bundle!
I always make new resources 50% off for a couple of days, 
so if you hurry, you can get it before it returns to the normal 
cost of 30% off the price of individual resources.

Historical fiction fun

Please stop by my store!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dust Bowl of Oklahoma, 1935 & More

I had so much fun researching the Dust Bowl that pounded America in the 1930s and writing a story all about it! In fact, I took this story further with multiple discussion questions and even math word problems. Please check out my work. This packet is currently 1/2 off because that is what I do with my new products.

Follow Stanley as he heads home from school in the middle of a dust storm.

story about American Depression Era

Enjoy Junior's Farm by Paul McCartney

I've been busy writing and have other fairly new stories, that I plan to place in my third story bundle. I just need to finish my FREE Abraham Lincoln story! 

You might like:

My story and questions on 911.

Story about tragedy of 911

This historical fiction story takes the reader through the day in the life 
of Jessica, whose father worked at the top of the Twin Towers on 911.

This horrible day certainly put our country Under Pressure, as did a lot of the events from my historical short stories.

Have a listen to Under Pressure from Queen.

On a lighter note, I wrote a Random Acts of Kindness story 
based upon my daughters' experience selling Girl Scout cookies.

story about random act of kindness

Enjoy this woman dancing to Kill Em With Kindness by Selena Gomez.

I know I'm a little late for the Monday Dance Party, but music always enhances a post, so I've added songs!