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How a Teacher Keeps Busy When Unexpectedly Off for Three Weeks


I have now been out of school for 11 days. We have another 5 this week before we return September 6th. I know a lot of you don't start school until this time anyway, but here in Louisiana we start in August and normally I would be prepping for the third week of school tonight. But I'm not. It is tough to sit around and do nothing after you have already gotten back into the swing of things. Needless to say, I've been going out of mind.

So what does one do when they are on extended unplanned break from school?

Help.

Bake.
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After the Storm {My Louisiana}

It has been a tough couple of weeks here in Baton Rouge. Since August 12, it has rained every single day. Nothing like we had August 12-13, but the rain comes nevertheless.
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Things to Re"MEME"ber!

Hi guys! How has your week been? I've had a fantastic first two days of school. I actually had school canceled today because of severe weather, so I'm just catching up on all the things!

Just a quick jot here today to share with you my Things to Re"meme"ber board!

I love memes and I think they are hilarious!! I'm pretty sure I covered all the basics here, but I am going to be updating with new ones throughout the year as I find relevant ones. The other teachers, too. 

I hung it up on the wall in the 6th grade hallway. It gives me a laugh every time I walk by. I think the kids like it, too. 

Want a copy for yourself? Grab it free HERE

Thanks, and happy TECH-ing! 

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{2016-2017} Classroom Reveal! Ideas, fun, and FREEBIES!

Hasn't this summer just flown by?!?!? It seems like only yesterday I was saying goodbye to my firsties and packing up the classroom. Now, school starts Wednesday! Crazy!

Well, it's time to show my new classroom. I know that for the past two years I've had the same rainbow/brights/chalkboard/Oz theme for my littles.
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Winner! Winner! Winner! And a Round Up of my Freebies (So EVERYONE is a winner!)

Whew! What a week it has been. I started back to school on Thursday and it has been nonstop since then. But you aren't here to read me rambling on or are you?!?!?

So today is the day! It's time to announce the winners!

I just want to give another huge shout out to all these fabulous teachers/bloggers who donated towards my new blog launch! They are fabulous people and I am so blessed to know them!
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These are a Few of My Favorite Things! {Day 3 Launch}

Hello friends! Thanks for joining me for day 3 of my blog launch! I hope you have been enjoying the posts each day and have been entering the rafflecopters!
Today, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things!
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Thoughts on Thursday! A Monthly Linky {Go Noodle}

Hello again fabulous friends on the Internet! I am so happy to once again bring you a giveaway as part of my new blog launch!
I am also so excited to introduce a new monthly linky my fantastic friend Krisit over at Pelicans and Pipsqueaks and I are bringing to you this year. 
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Hello! Welcome to Tech and Teachability!

Hi guys! I am so beyond excited to launch my new blog Tech and Teachability!
This is so unbelievably amazing and I can't wait to share all sorts of fabulous new things with you!!
As you may or may not be aware, I am formerly known as Pride and Primary, but....................



I got a new job!! My principal has asked me to head up our school's Video Production/Media Arts department and I just couldn't say no!
A name change was required since I'm not "technically" primary anymore. 
I will miss my first grade babies, but as the program gets off its feet I will be offering technology classes to all of the grades K-6. Pride and Primary will not be going anywhere, but I have transferred all of those posts to this blog. 

So here we are! New name. New blog. New job. New school year. But I am making it the best school year EVER!

I will be teaching sixth graders all about Media Arts and Digital Literacy and Video Production. You can read about me freaking out over completely enjoying this new job {HERE}. I will also be teaching 5th and 6th keyboarding, and later on will be teaching computer skills to all grades eventually. We shall see. My school, Mayfair Laboratory School, is seriously the best school ever. We have the best team and we are the most fun.

With the new school year and the new blog, I hope to teach you lots of new things and to keep you entertained!

Here's some things to know about me: 

I am from the great state of Louisiana!
I love Louisiana, the food, my Tigers, my Saints, and all things in between! I currently live in Baton Rouge where I've been for the past three years. I grew up in Alexandria, about 2 hours northwest of here, which is a smallish city on the banks of the Red River. If you've ever driven south from Dallas or Arkansas to Baton Rouge or Nola, chances are you passed through Alexandria. I taught at a small private school there until I heard about the job at Mayfair Lab and I packed up and headed to our state capital. Never gonna leave now!
I love coffee. I drink it all the time. All. The. Time. In fact, if it's anytime before 6 pm and I don't have coffee, I am more than likely trying to signal you that's something is wrong. 
If you follow me on Instagram, you know my obsession with coffee. Mmmmmm.......

   I have a 15 year old daughter, Carly Summer, who is the joy of my life. She keeps me on my toes!
She will be a SOPHOMORE this year which I still can't believe. 
Yeah, she loves Benedict Cumberbatch and all things Sherlock. 

 I also like wine and I'm totally not sorry about it. 
I am also a major geek. Total nerd. 
Carly and I go to all the Marvel movies the day they come out - usually midnight showings (on school nights, yes) and we have soooooooo much fun!
  
I also love Game of Thrones and Gilmore Girls and The Flash and Arrow and Pretty Little Liars - I  may have a slight obsession with Netflix.....

But of course I have it under control. Completely. I do occasionally go outside, like to go to work and stuff. 

Alright, finally getting to the point of all this: 

So many fabulous teachers have donated to this blog launch and I am so excited to hold this giveaway! There will be three days: 


You'll also get some freebies from my blog posts!!

For example, click here for a FREE READING SKILLS DIGITAL INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK! (you MUST be signed in to your Google Account or you will be prompted to create an account which is FREE btw)
AND here is a copy of my Digital Files How To - with instructions on how to use my Digital Interactive notebooks with Slides and PowerPoint as well as how to navigate some Google Apps and Google Classroom. 

See? This is already fun!!

All winners will be announced Saturday! For today's fabulous prize pack of amazing TpT resources from some of the best teachers EVER, please enter the Rafflecopter below. You will also receive your choice of any TWO items from my store. Any of them. Pick two!

Just need your email. 

That's all. Nothing else. 

 You can enter until Friday at midnight!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
My friend Kristi is also launching her blog this week, Pelicans and Pipsqueaks! She's got a giveaway going on too, so head on over to her blog right now!

Thank you for reading and remember to come back tomorrow to enter the next giveaway!


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