Teaching in High Heels

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I ♥ Pinterest!


It is one of the most fun ways to organize your creative bookmarks. Pinterest is a series of inspiration boards, just waiting to be filled up with inspiring photos. Pinterest has boards that are organized thematically waiting for you to add pins. A pin is basically a picture that links to your inspiration...whether it be a beautiful picture of a home...or maybe something inspiring for your classroom.

My Pinterest Boards will let you know a little about me...you'll find out that I'm a teacher who LOVES a beautiful classroom and creative ideas. You will also find out that I ♥ reading and that I'm in love with pretty things. So much fun...I tell 'ya!

To get started on Pinterest you need to request an invitation. Since the site is still in beta, you can’t simply join...I know...bummer. But don't be too sad you do have a few options. To request an invite you can either visit the front page and simply enter your email and wait. Or, you can find someone you know with a Pinterest account and ask them for an invitation. This is most definitely the fastest method to get a Pinterest account! If you want to join the fun and start pinning right away you can certainly email me for an invite. I'm sure that you'll LOVE Pinterest...so now that you know about this fantastic site...I really gotta go now...I need to go find some more inspiration and start pinning! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The winner of the SUNsational Summer Giveaway is:


who said:
I follow all of the TPT stores :)

Congratulations, Jennifer!
Please email me within 48 hours to claim your prize.

I want to thank all the lovely ladies that sponsored this FANTASTIC giveaway!

Please be sure to visit their blogs...and give them a little love!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Last Day for Giveaway!!

Don't forget to enter my SUNsational Summer Giveaway for a chance to win 10 fabulous free products from some of my favorite bloggers!

Today is the last day to enter!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SUNsational Summer Giveaway!

Hey ya'll!
 I hope everyone is having a FABULOUS Summer...I know that I am...and it'll be even more relaxing once summer school is over in two days! Woohoo! 
So in celebration of summer (and the glorious days that lie ahead!) I am hosting a SUNsational Summer Giveaway and let me tell 'ya, you are in for a real treat! Seriously!
So...are you ready? 
Ya'll...seven, yes seven, A.MA.ZING bloggers are sponsoring the biggest giveaway I have EVER hosted! Isn't that FANtastic!? I mean who doesn't LOVE giveaways?! Really! 

So here it is...a SUNsational Summer Giveaway!

Alicia from First Grade Factory is giving away two terrific products...her Reading Comprehension Posters and her Teacher Talk Cards. They are absolutely AMAZING!
Melissa from Mrs. Freshwater's Class is giving away her B3C (brown bag book club). Awesome!

Sweet Laura from First Grade Fundamentals is giving away her Making Words: All Year Long. Total cuteness!
Melissa from F is for First Grade is giving away her Teaching Vocabulary with Picture Books and her Jump Around Moving with Math! activities. Absolutely amazing resources!

The sweet ladies over at LessonPlanSOS are giving away their awesome Guided Reading Guru file.

Jenaya at The Lesson Plan Diva is giving away her uber cute Yummy Punctuation activity.

Ana from Ingles360 is giving away one of her terrific ebooks...a Teaching Survival Kit...just in time for Back to School.

My bloggy friend Ana from Ingles360 is launching a Spanish curriculum...this is great news for all of the bilingual teachers out there...she just emailed letting me know that she would like to contribute this little goodie to our giveaway. Thanks Ana!

Now that you know what our SUNsational Summer Giveaway consists of here is what you have to do to enter:

1. Follow all of these ladies' FABULOUS blogs. (1 entry)
2. Follow all our TpT stores. (1 entry)
3. Follow all our Facebook pages.   (1 entry)
4. Follow us on Twitter. (1 entry)
5. Post all our buttons on your blog. (1 entry)
6. Repost this giveaway on your blog. (1 entry)
7. Download and rate one of my free TpT products. (1 entry)

 (Please remember that you MUST be a Teaching in High Heels follower to enter all giveaways.)
~Please leave a separate comment for each entry~

There you go...7 chances to enter this amazing giveaway!

Easy, peasy lemon squeezy, right?!
 I have put the links within each person's giveaway...and you can find their buttons on their blogs. This giveaway will end on Sunday, June 26 at midnight, the winner will be announced on Monday, June 27.
Good luck everyone!

Oh...one more thing...don't forget to go by and visit these fabulous ladies...you will absolutely be amazed by their creativity...and generosity.

See ya'll later! Toodles! ♥


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lettering Delights Giveaway!

Woohooo! Lettering Delights has reached 12,000 Facebook fans and they are celebrating by giving their awesome followers this FABULOUS bundle for FREE! Isn't that absolutely terrific?!? Makes you want to go dancing around chanting freebie, freebie, freebie! Thanks LD!

Click here to go to Lettering Delights' site now!


Friday, June 10, 2011

TBA Video

Tamara did an amazing job with this TBA video. I just love those cute kids at 1:05...I may be a little biased...because I'm their mama...but nonetheless...aren't they precious?!

It was so much fun to see all of the TBA authors and their families.
Thanks, Tamara!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sweet Summer

May was definitely a bad terrible blogging month...with end of year activities, curriculum writing, and summer sports beginning..I was in a non-inspiring kind of mood..but never fear...June is here! Wooohooo! And you know what that means, right? Summer is (finally!) here...regardless of what the calendar states...we ALL know that June=Summer. So in the spirit of celebrating our new found freedom...here are my summer plans.

1. Spend lots of time playing with my littles.
2. Clean up and redecorate the boys' bedroom.
3. Read, read, read! (Love my new Nook Color!)
4. Go to all of my kids' practices and baseball/softball games.
5. Yard Sales! (Enough said.)
6. Paint some neglected furniture.
7. Become a good blogger. (I'll really try...pinky promise.)
8. Make some new classroom activities to go with our Journeys reading series.
9. Organize.
10. Oh yeah...and teach summer school! GATE kids...here we go!

So...what are your summer plans? Do you have a to do list? Or will you just go where the wind takes you? I would love to know! Toodles! ♥