Alleah Maree

I'm alive, I swear...

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I'm the worst blogger in the history of ever. If you're still reading along, I'm shocked and grateful. Haha! I hope you've been soaking up your summer time as much as I have. I've been doing a whole lot of sleeping, a little bit of creating, and a year's-worth of reading! Ha! So much wonderfulness. But, also, SO much has happened in the past 3 months and I'm super excited to fill you in on all the goodness!

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Okay, so, first of all, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! Technically, it's a town-home and we share one wall with a sweet neighbor, but we're totally in love with it and can't WAIT to move in. Since we're building it from scratch, we got to pick out all our finishes (cabinets, countertops, flooring, all the jazz) and now we just get to sit back, save every penny we earn, and wait for it to be finished. Hehe! =) We can't move in until next March, but we're super happy watching it be built and getting to watch every stage of it be completed. Annnnnnnnnd, since we're moving......

...I TOOK A NEW TEACHING POSITION!!! *insert freaking-out-excited face here* I decided to leave my old school and all my sweet friends there to take a new job in a new district more near the new house. I'm going to be teaching kindergarten and I'm just OVER the moon with happiness. I can't EVEN wait to start...even though I'm thoroughly enjoying my summer time. I've been creating lots of little resources I think I might need or want to use throughout the year, but I have to rewind in my mind back to how it was to teach kindergarten. I taught kindergarten for the first 2 years of having my own classroom, but it's been awhile and I'm practicing thinking like a very beginning beginner. =) Second graders are so super sweet and learning to be independent...little kinder babies are just the cutest there ever was and are just starting to learn what it means to learn! So, it's a bit of a shift in thinking, but I'm welcoming it with open arms and can not WAIT to meet my new bitties!!   

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This has been my summer so far. Reading as many books as I can get my hands on, binge watching Netflix and Harry Potter, pool time, eating strawberries and watermelon and smoothies for every meal, and, of course, creating as many TPT products as I possibly can! I don't know about you, but I could spend days on days on DAYS creating new things for my classroom and kiddos. I absolutely LOVE getting to create new things that will help me be a better, more organized teacher and provide my littles with challenging, fun learning opportunities. The picture on the left side here is my August & September Kindergarten Morning Work...both the math and ELA versions for August - October will be posted in the next week or so. 

SO, last, but most CERTAINLY not least, TPT ORLANDO IS HAPPENING!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!! I get to attend my very first TPT Conference in Orlando this year and I'm coming out of my SKIN with excitement!! I absolutely can't WAIT to get there and meet so many new, creative people. I'm hoping to come back feeling full of ideas and inspiration and ready to create some amazing things for my kiddos to use in the classroom this year. And this week, as I was thinking about going to this hugely amazing conference, I decided I needed to be as organized and prepared as possible so I could just soak up everything I'm hearing. SO, to cut down on stress and worry, I created this TPT conference binder that is jam PACKED with organizing pages all geared toward our time together in Orlando. I'm SUPER excited to get mine all printed out in color and into a binder! Click on the image to download the organized goodness or check out my Instagram today for a "Win It Wednesday" chance to WIN this little beauty! {Instagram: AlleahMaree}

Thanks for checking in, y'all! I PROMISE PROMISE to be better about writing...it's a new goal of mine for the school year. Happy Wednesday and soak up that summer time! =)