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5 Jun
Summer Fruit Snacks Graph, Tally, Sort Free Printable

I saw these summer themed fruit snacks in Target the other day!  Of course I had to make some printables for learning fun!  Even if school is out, these sheets are great math practice for Kindergarten and First Graders!!!   They won’t even know they are learning. Click Here to Download Summer Fruit Snacks Activities    

3 Jun
Teddy Bear Packet for a Preschool or Kindergarten Math Reading Lesson... Centers and more!

For the past two years I have been filing my store with resources for Kindergarten and Preschool teachers!  I just uploaded my last preschool and kindergarten pack to e-junkie!  It’s a teddy bear themed packet.  Click Here to Purchase or Learn More!  Below are pictures of items found in this set! Our silly bear is hiding behind a basket activity… Ten in a Bed Activity!Colorful bears and shapes activities…. Sorting Teddy Grahams… Coffee Bear Craft… Teddy Bear Exploration … Those are a few of the ideas and printables found in the set… you get… Fun... 

29 May
Tons of End of the Year Free Resources for Teachers

It’s crazy to me that another end of the school year is here.  Teaching Heart has tons of ideas to end the year with.  A good majority of those ideas are free! Hop over to our End of the Year Page to find some goodies! Click Here! You will find free goodies such as: and Click Here! Beach is a popular theme this time of year.  Learn about our Flip Flop Glyphs Here! Lots of free beach themed ideas can be found by clicking here!  One of our most popular freebies seen below is found on our beach page! If you  teach first or second grade, support Teaching HEart and get our End of the Year... 

16 May
Top Ten Teaching Preschool

Taught my last day of preschool today! Two years of fun on Fridays – done! It was like planning a party every week. Plus I got to work with a great group of teachers! Packed up my belongings today and felt a little sad; but also happy to be moving towards entering Elementary teaching again. These two years in preschool taught me a lot… so much so that I thought it might be appropriate to write a list. Here’s my top ten list of what I learned from teaching preschool. 10. Teaching preschool is a workout. I trained for a half marathon this year and I seriously counted teaching preschool... 

14 May
colorful cat activities

A couple of weeks ago I did a cat and dogs themed unit with preschool.  They loved it!  Of course Pete the Cat can make any Preschooler smile from ear!  You gotta get out the Pete books! Click here to see many titles!   But if you get just a few, try these two!! I have a few ideas that may go along well with Pete in your Preschool and Kindergarten classroom and they all can be found in my new dog and cat themed packet here! We loved making the cute Blue Colorful Hat Cats…  I think we all looked like Pete when we were done! I know you love my Pete Doll – you can get your own... 

6 May
Apple Bread for the Teacher

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Because I love Teaching Heart Teachers, I am running a sale today and Wednesday at my TPT store.   Use TPTXO at checkout to save!  Click here to see all the goodies! There are lots of Teacher Appreciation ideas here – just click to see the goodies… I like to try something different every year for my kiddos teachers. This year I went with mini apple breads and attached the tag below…   The kids will give their teachers this treat today and a final treat on Friday.I love the Target gift card idea here!  Super cute and every teacher would... 

5 May
Pittsburgh Half Marath 2014 Race Report

Phew!  Checking a Half Marathon off my bucket list!  On Sunday I ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon and became a RUNNER of Steel.  I am adding to that title - With a Titanium Ankle, since I have one of those two and really couldn’t imagine after my break I would ever complete both a Sprint Tri and a Half Marathon!  So if you had ORIF surgery, like me (about 1 year and 8 months ago)…  you can move on to a healthy active life!  Very active for that matter.  Be hopeful!  Just look at that bling!  Isn’t it the coolest!  I am so proud to own it!  I originally decided to... 

27 Apr
Importance of music for little ones

When my son was an infant I learned from him that music was important to his growth.  Music calmed him when he was a baby.  As a toddler it helped him control his body and taught him about early learning concepts.  Music was on often as he grew up.  I made playlists that went along with seasons and watched him dance and sing along.  When he was learning letter sounds, numbers, and math concepts I found songs that would support his development in these areas and watched the magic happen.  I knew music was having a positive influence on his cognitive skills such as spatial reasoning and... 

22 Apr
Teaching Heart Bug Bundle - HUGE Set!!!

Teaching Heart is filled with free bug themed ideas for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade which I will share below… But did you know about the BUG BUNDLE?  It’s a great way to get all our bug themed packets for a very low price!  It’s a huge hit and you might as well get them all, because teachers love them and so will you! Normally if purchased separately, all the items below would cost you over $40.  You can purchase the set for $27.00 !   Save over $13.00!!!  Click here to purchase! Look at all you get in this set:  Bee Themed Learning Games, Math, Reading,... 

21 Apr
My very fast son who can run a 5K in 19 minutes on an 8 mile run with his momma...  He has to double back often but he is a great cheerleader

Less than 2 weeks till my first Half Marathon and probably my last (unless Disney calls me and offers me a full paid trip to come run their half and then there will be another – CALL ME DISNEY!!!  )…  Training for this half marathon has taught me a lot about myself and my body…  First thing I am learning…  my body likes being fat.  Seriously, who can average 20+ miles of running a week plus strength training and aerobics and not loose a single pound…   ME!!!   My husband keeps telling me it is muscle…  but he loves me too much to tell me the truth. ... 

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