Spring break and Spring Cleaning SALE LINKY!

Good ol' Ohio is FINALLY seeing some sunshine! It has been a long winter, but spring has sprung, and is hopefully here to stay! We are now on Spring Break and this puts a smile on my face like no other :)

Speaking of spring, I am going to kill 3 birds with one stone (so morbid, I know!) and link up with 3 great linky parties!

Five random things about my week...

1.) We started our week off with a SNOW DAY! Ohio weather is always throwing us for a loop! We had 6 inches of snow on the ground when we woke up Monday morning, and today it's 55 and sunny.. go figure!

2.) With the snow day and our kids last day Wednesday, it made for  VERY short week. I wasn't complaining! We got some great work on our Informational Text packet done, and the kiddos were so well behaved! Speaking of this pack, I HAVE to share with you this hilarious answer my student provided on their paper... WARNING, it is a little inappropriate and a word I usually HATE... but because she had no idea what she wrote, I could not stop laughing after!
See Solution 2

3.) We had Hawaiian day at our school the day before break to try and bring some spring weather our way! Even our school mascot, the Grizzly was in the spirit!
4.) We ended our week with some INTENSE, real-life scenario safety training. See my previous blog post to read more about this. Needless to say, Thursday was  TOUGH day. I have never been so ready for break. Here is my room barricaded during one of the tactical exercises...
5.) After a more than stressful day Thursday, I had a relaxing day Friday. I finished a book I've been working on for a while (Black Dagger Brotherhood book 8... they're great!) and got my nails done with a spring theme :) I also started making deserts for our end of Lent party tonight! (We give up sweets, fried food, meat, and pre-prepared food.. I can't wait for a McDonald's double cheeseburger with big mac sauce!)
I hope everyone else had a relaxing break, or is starting one! 

I am also excited to announce that I am having a SALE! With spring weather finally here, and Easter so beautifully on it's way, I have to join in the sale spirit! EVERYTHING in my store will be 20% off today, tomorrow, and Monday! Head on over to my TPT store and shop!!!
(Image by Krista Wallden)
Some items you should pick up while they're on sale: (Click on the picture to take you to that item)

and so many more! Head on over and shop!

And just for sticking around and reading, here's a freebie to enjoy! 

I know we are all getting close to state testing, so here's a letter I send out to my parents about a week before the test! Enjoy :)

Since I'm having a sale and SO many other bloggers are, I decided to pop my linky cherry by creating my own linky party for all of the sales going on! There are so many different ones in different places so I decided to make a spot for them all!  Now we can see all the wonderful bloggers who are throwing a sale and we can shop till we drop! :) So please link up!! In order to encourage more links, I will choose one random winner who links up and they will win any item they choose from my TPT store! Happy Spring, everyone! :)


  1. Thank you, Amelia, for the opportunity to link up! Your materials look amazing! Happy Easter!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. With a week like that you deserve pretty nails! = )

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  3. Thanks for the linky...that's great. I got fun nails this week, too..zebra & pink! :) Can't wait to look at your store, too!

    First Grade Fairytales

  4. Thanks for inviting me to link up! And that drill looks intense! We had our very first lock down this year at my current school. Never fun... But TPT sales are!

    The Lower Elementary Cottage

  5. Wow. That picture of your room makes me so sad. :( It's crazy that our little ones are growing up afraid of the worst. A few weeks ago, we practiced standing on toilets in case of a lock-down and students were in the restroom...

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  6. Wow, I'm impressed you gave up all that for Lent! Enjoy your end of Lent meals, for sure! And your nails are lovely :)