These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things :-)

Come in from the beach. Drop your remotes. Brush your teeth.

You know, all the things you’ve been slacking on for a few months.
Why? Its that time of year again teachers.


It’s BACK TO SCHOOL (Da da daaaaaa *dramatic scream*)

And yes, you have to. There are students out there who need you!

So, its time to take chances on differentiated learning practices.

Make mistakes in/on (I’ll let you reflect on that in teaching confidence-lol)

Get messy from grading the infamous paper mountain.

It’s time to do your stuff!

And what better way to motivate us to get back in the “swing of things” than to reflect on the things that make us smile inside and out.

Entrer la Linky

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
 bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens".


A few of my new bloggy buddies and I are linking up to share a few of our favorite must-haves that add that extra #btstwinkle we need to get us through the opening weeks that set the precedent for 10 months of student learning.

Whew! Can you say that 5 times fast?

Anywho... so for a few minutes, kick up your feet,
one last time and enjoy.

#1: School SWAGG

Nothing get’s me in the learning mood like my school shirts and polo’s.
CONFESSION: I have 8 school tees and 1 Polo.
Call me crazy. Call me lazy, but I love that finding something to wear is one less thing for me to worry about.

#: 2 Paper mate Flair Pens

Nothing spells grading and planning (or writing in general) like multi-colored pens.  I get motivated just writing with them-lol.
Seriously, I think these were the best pens ever made.

FYI: Usually Staples has them for super cheap.

#3: The Egg McMuffin of Teacher Planners

So I will not go into detail too much about the Erin Condren bandwagon. But lets say I am very excited to crack this open. A planner in general is an awesome idea for getting through the year. Gone are the days of paper lesson plan books as a staple, but I think it is good to always have a hard copy to supplement your electronic lifestyle.

I am a teacher robot.

#4: Desktop Manager

I can see your expression through the screen.
 More organization? You guys have no idea.

Well you might.

How many of you guys have a folder labeled “junk” or “skfhk”  or “random files” on your desktop. BETTER YET, who can see their desktop?

I bet it is covered with files right now. Go and look- lol

I am a Special Education Teacher so my job comes with paperwork, meetings and dates by the boat load. Along with that, there is this whole “remaining in compliance” thingy that connects me with employment.

So, in order to remain on top of things I need to be able to find them.

#5:My excessive TOMS collection

(sadly, some TOMS were not available for paparazzi)

Do not judge me.
I love TOMS. They can be dressed up or down. And they are low maintenance. Gone are the days of laces or clicky ( it’s a word I swear) heels that I almost always manage to slip/trip in.  And every time I buy a pair, TOMS donates a pair to a person in need. How stink in' awesome is that?

#6: My Teacher on-the-go tote.

Because Teaching IS my bag baby, yeah. 

#7: Mustache Cutie-palooza!!

I could NOT pass these up! What better way to store the things I love
than in a MUSTACHE!! I am so excited about this!!! And yes, the purple is for 
my personal use and the black is for work. (Or vice versa...thoughts?)

One Happy EduCARER!!!

If you made it this far in my miles of rambling kiss your brain.

Oh, and your reading is not in vain.
It’s a massive link up, so there had to be prizes.

The Bloggy Buds and I have a major stash of giveaways and prizes up for grabs. We are talking SIT SPOTS, TEACHER TEES, and AMAZON VOUCHERS.


Maybe you fell in love with something from my
must-have list and you….must-have it? *brain farts

Oh the joy!!! Oh the Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

“I Mustache” you head on over to these blogs and read-up on a few of their favorite things. Follow them and myself on social media for more chances to win!


  1. Emerald, Thank you for linking up with us! I love your teacher tees. I have a HUGE teacher t-shirt addiction.
    Take care, Amy

  2. The last pic is by far my FAVORITE!!! Too precious!!!! Seeing your Tom's collection doesn't make me feel so bad about my Converse and Sperry collections!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Your Toms collection cracks me up! Did you know that Toms are popular even in Korea? We just got a Toms store here in Daejeon.
    Southern Fried Teachin’


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