Teachers Pay Teachers Love Back to School Sale Going on NOW!!!

I can’t believe it is August already.  Time to get ready for back to school!!!

Teachers Pay Teachers ❤ Back to School is going on now!  EVERYTHING in my store is 20% off and with the promo code you can save 28%!

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I loved how this letter I received from TpT the other day started.

“Dear Teacher,

We are in awe of you. For all that you give. And for all that you do. We think you’re outstanding, and we want you to love your back to school season just as much as we love you!”

⭐ All my Fluency Packets are on sale.  Each one includes 35 fluency passages and 3 days worth of activities/lesson plans to accompany them!  They provide reading intervention including fluency and comprehension for the entire year!

⭐ All my BUNDLES are also on sale!    So you could have reading intervention including fluency and comprehension for the entire year, for multiple grade levels!  This would allow you to differentiate for your classroom, or if you work with multiple grade levels, the bundles are perfect.  And on sale.  Right now.  Did I mention that?

Additionally, everything else in my store including

Alphabet and Phonics

Behavior & Social Skills

Fluency Sets

Fonts

Math

Sight Words

Writing

I hope you can find exactly what you need and I hope you really do LOVE back to school.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

(Jeremiah 29:11)

Love,

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Teacher’s Appreciation Sale 28% off Everything {Right Now!}

Click on the banner for the link to my Teachers Pay Teacher’s store and SALE!

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“The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.”

{1 Timothy 5:17}

Love,

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I Can’t Explain How Much I Love My Children {Worship Wednesday}

My children are so amazing.  Says every mom ever.

But when I look at my sweet children, I see masterpieces.  They are so beautiful and they inspire me so much.  Yesterday my son insisted that he and his baby sister wear their matching Christmas jammies.  I realize it was St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, but I kinda liked the idea myself.  So matching Christmas jammies it was. It even inspired me to create a new Christmas themed product for my TPT store. {Stay tuned!}  During nap time, they were both sleeping on my bed next to each other and I just admired them for a moment.  I felt overwhelmed by the love in my heart I have for them and a surge of pride ran through me.

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My children are just. so. amazing.  I can’t explain how much I love them.

And I thank God for them everyday, multiple times.  They make my life so happy, complete and wonderful.

We are currently finishing our basement thanks to my father-in-law slash handy man extraordinaire and it is going to be awesome.  I can’t wait to spend time with my family and watch my children play down there.  We are even putting in a half bath, which will be super nice for my kiddos.  😉

I decided I wanted to contribute to the basement finishing by creating some fine bathroom artwork.  I was praying about my children and thanking God for them when I read this verse.

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So I illustrated it and I am going to matte and frame it with a white frame and put it right behind the potty.  Just another reminder of how good God is and how thankful I am for my babies.  Feel free to use it in your bathroom (or anywhere!) by downloading the file here.

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It would also be so cool in a classroom.  Perfect, don’t you think?

ALL children are amazing,

BECAUSE they were made in the image of God.

I hope you have a happy rest of the week.

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“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.”

(Psalm127: 3)

My Turn! {Special Education Blog Hop FINAL Day!}

Welp, here we are! The last day of February and my turn to spread a little Special Education love in the form of *FREEBIES!*

Today only, I am sharing not one, not two, but three fantastical freebies from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

1) Because telling time is an essential life skill!

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2) Because teaching social skills and replacement behaviors is

Just. So. Hard.

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Aaaaaaaaaaand…

3) Because spring is right around the corner!  {Praise the Lord!}

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If you download, please show me some LOVE in the form of feedback and follows.

I hope you have all had a great month and enjoyed the blog hop! So many talented teacher authors and bloggers coming together. How awesome! I have definitely gained some great ideas and resources!

Don’t forget to show love all year round.

“A friend loves at ALL times…”

(Proverbs 17:17)

Love Always,

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More than Words {Worship Wednesday}

It’s time to link up with my amazing Christian teacher friends for the Worship Wednesday linky party.  Yeah, I realize it’s Sunday night, but I like to be fashionably late to all “parties.”  😉

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The pastor at my church is doing this compelling series right now called Stand: Does It Really Matter What You Believe?  It is preparing us to answer the tough questions so that we can be the best witness for Jesus Christ that we can be. I am Facebook friends with a couple atheists that I went to high school with and when they post these tough questions, I just cannot NOT respond.  I just want to do it the right way.  I don’t have all the answers.  And I definitely need to spend more time in the Word.  But I just love the Lord so much and want everyone to know God and feel the beautiful amazingness I feel every time I think about who He is and all that He’s done for me.  I wanted to share a couple points that really resonated with me from the last couple sermons.

“If there is no God, then this life on this Earth is a cruel cosmic joke.”

It is ludicrous to me to look around at this life and believe that there is no God.

What would be the point?

Also, this.

“The idea that everything we are going through is pure luck is horrifying for people who are really suffering.  It makes our existence an inescapable nightmare.”

My mind won’t even let me go there.

He also made the point that I have illustrated with the photo below.

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And that is just the intersection by my house and look how Amazingly Beautiful it is.

And what REALLY drives this message home for me, is looking at the faces of my beautiful babies.

Looking in their eyes, the window to their soul, at their beauty, their innocence, their smiles, hearing their sweet giggles, and feeling like my heart is going to explode, I Cannot for the Life of me, understand how anyone can look at the face of a child and believe that there is no God.

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I mean if ^that^ isn’t proof that there is a God, I don’t know what is.  😉

And then my pastor said this with love.

“if you’re never persecuted for your faith, you’re not making enough spiritual noise.”

So I decided to write this post.

If you have any questions, I’d love to talk to you more about this,  Just leave a comment.

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“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

(Matthew 5:10-12)

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.”

(John 15: 18-20)

You can listen to this message (or the entire series) here.

Love,

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Special Education February Blog Hop Calendar

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{February Blog Hop Clickable Calendar}

A special offer is available from each blogger on their assigned date only! So make sure you check back every day to visit each blog and receive your sweet treat!

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“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

(1 John 3:16-18)