June 29, 2013

Winners of the 100 Follower Giveaway!!

And the winners are...Congrats to Leslie [$20 Starbucks] and Rachel P [$10 Office Depot]!!
Please email me your mailing information and I will get you your gift cards ASAP :)
Email me at: talesofteachinginheels@gmail.com

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  Thanks again for following everyone!!!! Looking forward to some great ideas by all of you :)

Ms. W

June 26, 2013

Housewarming Party...personal post

I've never really done a personal post, but I am so excited about how my Housewarming Party turned out, I had to share! Plus some people said they wanted personal stuff a while back :)

I had so much fun making all the food and decorations...I loved it! I made the banners myself on my computer and just cut them out and taped them onto the twine...super easy. I also made the "cupcake" toppers [2" rounds] myself and then my friend Liz helped me glue them onto the skewers.

I got the little mini chalkboards at Michaels for $1.50 each, however, they only had one black one left. The other ones were different colored chalk...so weird. So I bought Martha Stewart black chalkboard paint and painted the oddly colored ones black :)

So the cupcakes and brownie pizza were gluten-free; I had to be able to taste-test them in case they were awful ;) I made Margarita cupcakes and Pina Colada cupcakes-both of which I was told were amazing [I personally loved the Pina Colada ones best]. The brownie pizza was a gluten free brownie mix baked in round cake pans, then mix cream cheese with 1/2 c sugar and some vanilla to make the "sauce", then just add berries!

For food I did:
-Caprese Skewers with homemade toppers that said "Home sweet Home" [which was my theme]
-Spinach & Artichoke Dip
-Fruit Cups with little mini forks
-Shrimp Cocktail in little martini glasses

For drinks I did:

Here are some pictures...ENJOY!!!

Hope you're having a great summer!

June 20, 2013

100 Follower Giveaway!!!!!! Oh my goodness :)

Wow everyone! I can't believe that over 100 of you are following me! Thank you so much! Really makes me excited to keep blogging and keep coming up with exciting, challenging, and new ideas to share.

To celebrate having 100 followers, I'm throwing a Giveaway!!!!!!! It's summer, and everyone needs some iced beverages during summer, so the Grand Prize will be a $20 Starbucks Card! And the runner up will receive a $10 Office Depot gift card, you know, for when we have to teach again in the fall ;)

Just enter below via my Rafflecopter giveaway from 6/21-6/28. Thanks everyone!!!!

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Thanks everyone! 

June 12, 2013

End of the Year Letter

Tomorrow is the last day of school, but today I have finals for Periods 1 & 2, so it's their last day with me. I saw this end of the year letter on Pinterest, and decided I had to do it. I added the little dum dum lollipops since they're high schoolers and LOVE food/candy.

If it's not too late, maybe you can make this too! All I did was copy and paste the letter onto a word doc and then add a border :)

Happy Last Week of School!!!!

June 11, 2013

End of the School Year rant & suggestions welcome!

Oh my goodness! Summer is so close, I can taste it!! :) Unfortunately, so can the kids.

Today, as with last Tuesday, less than half the students turned in their weekend homework! LESS THAN HALF!!!!!!!!! What the heck?? When did it become optional to do work? I just can't seem to get through to them that this last week is still important.

I know they're high schoolers and can't always see the big picture...but I need to get across to them. ANY IDEAS????????


June 7, 2013

New Lesson Planner-FREE

School's almost out!!!!!!

If you're like me, I like to do a little planning over the summer, so I've got a new Lesson Planner for you! The first planner I made, only had 4 classes, and a lunch slot.

This new planner has 5 classes [like most of us high school teachers have]. It also has a cute chalkboard cover that you can write your name on :)

Click on the Google Docs link to access this new lesson planner for FREE!!!!!!
*So the cover is not showing up in the Google Docs link, so here is the link for the Cover. 

Hope you enjoy!!!!!!! School's almost out!!

June 3, 2013

June Currently & Senioritis

It's June!!!!!! And every high schooler knows it :/ My students are sooo checked out and not turning in work. Do they not understand that two weeks of not turning in work could turn your B to a D??

I have to admit I have a little bit of Senioritis too, but mine is in the form of daydreaming about summer....I'm still doing my work :)

So here we go with this month's Currently...JUNE!!!!!! Thanks Farley for hosting this every month!

This month is filled with awesomess...It's my sister's birthday on Wednesday, and my best friend's baby is due any day now!!! Can't wait!! And I am just looking forward to being able to sleep in past 5:45am all summer!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's your favorite thing about summer?