Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kinder Tribe Linky

I'm so excited to link up with the wonderful Kindergarten teachers at the Kinder Tribe! To learn more about this new and wonderful blog, click the button below!

Here is my "All About Me."

Years Teaching
Yep, you read that right! I have been teaching 11 years! When I started teaching we didn't have TPT, teacher blogs and iPhones! How things have changed! Most of my teaching has been in Kindergarten with a few years of 1st grade dabbled in between.

I can't live without my...
Kids and husband of course! I have 3 men in my life and I can't imagine it with out them.
Seriously, how handsome are they?

Favorite School Supplies
My favorite Pens to use are RSVP fine point. As teachers we all have a pen we love and this is mine! My other favorite is Mr.Sketch markers, I'm pretty sure I own 10 sets! They work great for anchor charts and my students love when I correct their work with the "smelly markers."

 My favorite Book
Pete the Cat books are my favorites! They are so catchy and my kids LOVE them. When we came across a Pete the Cat book at a book fair the kids screamed as if they had seen a rock star!

 My favorite Kinder Blog
I LOVE Deedee Wills' blog! I'm pretty sure she is one of the big reasons I became a blogger. She runs her classroom like a well oiled machine and it looks great! She also makes some pretty awesome resources. I was lucky enough to attend a few of her workshops a year and a half ago and she is just as amazing in person! I also was able to see her again when I attended the TPT conference in Vegas this summer. If you haven't already, I highly suggest you visit her blog! (click the image!)

I love Kindergarten because...
My kiddos make such AMAZING growth! My Loves come barely knowing their letters and numbers and leave me reading and solving equations. I love how their little minds work and the excitement they have for learning!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Popping Up

I know some of my Tri-State Area friends still have a bit of summer left but I know some of you are starting school soon! With "Back to School" time just around the corner I decided to spruce up one of my old products.  These little tags can be found in my TPT store and best of all it's a FREEBIE!
I add these tags to a bag of popcorn and hand them out to my parents who attend "Back to School" night to show my thanks. 
 I have made two versions to help everyone out! I have a colored version and I find them simply adorable! I also have a black and white version you can print out on your favorite colored paper (I prefer astrobrights paper).
 I promise you, this will be a hit! Better yet popcorn is cheep so you wont be breaking the bank to show your parents how much you appreciate them!
So "pop" on into my store and scoop up this freebie!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Viva Las Vegas

Well, I just got back from the TPT convention in Las Vegas and my head is swimming with everything I learned! I had the most AMAZING time and an enjoyed every moment!
Lodato's Loves

We got there a few days early so we could enjoy the sights. Everything was beautiful, if I had to pick my favorite resort I would have to go with the Mirage. The grounds are just beautiful - and when you have dolphins and tigers in your backyard how can you go wrong?

As if the sights weren't  enough the food was delicious too. Our favorite was a place called Hash House a Go Go! They have a few locations so if you get the chance to be near one, GO!
Lodato's Loves

Wednesday night there was a Blogger Meet Up hosted by the Authors of Blog Hoppin. Over a 1,000 bloggers showed up to the meet up and they gave away some awesome prizes!

On Thursday I attended three sessions. My first session was called the Super Powers of Power Point with Michelle OakesHope King and Rachelle Smith. Those Ladies taught me the ins and outs of power point and helped even the most seasoned TPT authors learn a new trick or two.

Lodato's Loves

My Second Session was a Starting Sellers Panel where many seasoned sellers shared tons of knowledge on how to get your feet wet in the TPT world.

My Last session was another panel for Beginining Bloggers. Some wonderful bloggers shared how they are successful in the blogging world!

Friday was a very busy day and I had 4 sessions, that left me with more information then I could fit in my notebook! I started with Unlock the Code- Secrets of Sellers Success with Chris Kesler. Chris not only had us all laughing but was very informative as well.

Up Next was Rachel Lynette with Do this, Not That. Now, how could you not learn oodles from one of the most successful TPT authors out there. She gave tons of advice and really opened my eyes on how to use different forms of social media.

After lunch Jennifer White presented on How to Do It All, And Feel Good. Bad news is, you really cant do it all! BUT Jennifer was sooooo motivating and gave the best tips on how to organize your life so you can have time for almost everything! I absolutely adore Jennifer and if possible she is sweeter in person.
TPT Las Vegas

I wrapped up the conference with Advanced Pintrest with Mel D! After that session I couldn't wait to get on my pintrest boards and take all her ideas to spruce everything up!

I really learned an enormous amount and cant wait to put all my new knowledge into action!