July 14, 2015

Two Link-Ups, One Post


I am linking up with Chalk One Up for the Teacher for 2 For Tuesday!

I have decided to join in on all the fun over at Sun, Sand, & Second Grade and offer these 2 for Tuesday items FREE for an hour, and then discounted the rest of the day. If you download them, please leave some love! :) 
(I am not actually participating in her fun freebie game, but I wish I had known about it ahead of time and I would have!) 

*** Ahhh! For some reason Blogger will not let me upload pictures right now. So I will just post the links and come back and make it prettier later. :( ***

My first item is for SRSD Opinion Writing. Our school adopted SRSD as our writing program last year, so I made some resources to go with it! We use TREE as our acronym for opinion writing- this product includes graphic organizers and a rubric.

My second item is a main idea product that I used with Reading Street's "Get the Egg," but it could be used with any bird/rooster themed story! It includes a "main idea nest" with "detail eggs" and some items that I used to make sentence strip headbands- a "main idea rooster" with "detail eggs."  It turned out pretty cute when the students wore them all day!


I am linking up with I Heart Grade 3 for The Best Trip of My Life.

Again, this is going to be boring without pictures... I apologize!

Also, it's hard to pick a favorite trip for me! It depends on the "kind" of trip I'm picking.

For example, the trip that changed me the most as a person and was an incredible experience was my trip to Zimbabwe with YoungLife where I got to train YoungLife leaders and love on kiddos. We did home stays with the leaders there, and I always say that if I had known what I was getting into I probably would not have gone. I am SO thankful I didn't know, so that I did go! Haha It was truly a life-changing experience to get to live like they did for a few days. We stayed in big homes, small homes, and huts that you could barely call "homes" where you had to travel nearly a mile to find the nearest creek to gather water. A humbling experience for sure. God worked in my heart a lot on that trip, and I can't wait to hopefully go back some day!

My favorite childhood trip would have to be my trip to the Atlantis in the Bahamas for work with my dad when I was about 8. I just remember having SO. MUCH. FUN!

I took a "Battlefields of Europe" trip when I graduated high school. I think I would appreciate it so much more if I could go back now. It was so surreal to be in those places that I had only heard about. I feel like before I saw these places in person and learned more about the history it all just seemed like a story. It makes it seem like more than just a story when you see the graves, the museums, the beaches.  Normandy was my favorite place that we visited on that trip. It was absolutely beautiful, which made it hard to imagine that it was the same place that Saving Private Ryan took place! I felt like that was where it really sunk in that all of those things really did happen- I was a pretty naive high schooler! :)

Lastly, I also LOVED taking my first real trip with my husband! We waited for 7 months until school was out to go on our honeymoon, so the only real place we had traveled together for our mini-moon was Asheville. It was SO nice to get away with him for a week in paradise (Dominican Republic) and not have to think about school at all. Plus the fact that people were brining us pizza and drinks in coconuts on the beach wasn't too bad either! :)

I love traveling and can't wait to do more of it! :)


  1. Thank you for participating in my linky party! It is great to have you a part of the fun!



  2. Such different experiences, all of which influenced you differently, I'm sure! It's easy to always visit well-established, first world countries but the poverty in in other places is a real eye-opener. Thank you for sharing your story :)