Sunday Peek at the Week!!

Still having trouble with my days as you can see, although this time, I've managed to be a bit earlier!
 
What was up last week?!  Well, ta-da!  As you can see I've got a new coat!  An amazing technicolor dream coat.....!  I keep logging on just to look at it - I LOVE IT!  And who was the amazing person that created this for me?  CHRISTI FULTZ - come on down!  What a clever and talented lady Christi is!  I first met her exactly a year ago (and 2 days), when I bought my premade blog from her.  Don't worry I don't have an amazing memory, I just happen to have a little widget at the bottom of my blog that tells me when my Blogoversary is - more of that later.....
Back to Christi.  Mrs. Fultz's Corner is Christi's personal blog, but she also has a blog design site with an amazing portfolio.  Just click on her button below to check it out. 
 
Christi was very patient with me, as I must be the most indecisive person ever!  I'm not so good with knowing what I like/want, but can just about say what I don't like.  I left the design in Christi's hands and she made it work!  I won't go into the ins and outs and trials and tribulations of trying to illustrate a 'toolkit' - I couldn't have been in my right mind when I came up with this name - but since it's too late to change it, we just had to go with it and we got a result!  Thanks so much to Danielle at Crayonbox Learning  for drawing the perfect teacher's bag for me!  I can't thank both ladies enough! 
 
This was the perfect 'cheer me up' remedy - out with the old and in with the new!  It's so me and I'm delighted!  If you are considering a new blog design, Christi comes highly recommended by many, (especially me!) - your blog is delivered promptly, efficiently and professionally, all wrapped up in a smile!
More of the 'cheer me up' remedy.  Those who read my blog will know that I have some health problems and am currently out of school on medical leave.  Well, the best update ever is that I started my treatment today and it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be!  I'm a bit tired and sore (had the biggest sleep when I got back from the hospital) and apart from feeling like I'm going to spontaneously combust from overheating, I am NOT SICK!!!  So far, so good.  I return in a fortnight for more of the same, but feeling very positive at the moment.  If I have a wobble, I'll just look at my blog - it makes me smile :)
To cap it all, I get to see Van Morrison in concert in June, playing in a castle approx. 2 miles away!  Can you imagine the castle all lit up?  It will be so magical!  This place was one of my playgrounds growing up.  It was built in the 13th century and lost part of its kitchen to the sea.  My town is just behind by the beach you can see in the pic. Van the man and.....'ooh, my brown-eyed girl'...... - I feel so very lucky!


I am currently messing around with working hard on several projects for TpT, but it takes me sooo long to finish anything!  I'm 'working' on a pack of gameboards, as well as a huge Math unit on 2D and 3D shape.  I will be uploading one part this evening, so if you are in need of some info posters, just check out my store.
  
Many teachers are now in the fortunate position of having ipads/ipods in their classrooms, so I wanted to let you know about a regular post that you may find very useful!  This is a weekly post with information about apps that have been tried and tested in the classroom.  There's so much choice out there, it's often hard to know what could work with your students.  What I like about Christi's post is that the apps have been used, so she's speaking from personal experience.  Just click on the link below to check out the latest addition:  Dyslexia Quest.

If you're looking for a ton of fabulous poetry resources or just want to link up, check out this fabulous linky at the Peanut Gallery.  Just click on the pic below.
Lastly - just for fun!  I wanted to do a mini-giveaway to celebrate being here in the blogging world after a whole year and to thank you all for reading along and supporting me and also to celebrate my new look!
Up for grabs is a $10 TpT certificate and 5 items of your choice from my store.  I'll let it run until Wednesday to give you plenty of time to enter. 
  
a Rafflecopter giveaway 

119 comments

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new look!!!!
    Merinda

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    1. Thank you so much, Merinda! I just have to keep looking at it - a bit sad I know - hehe! :)

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  2. I love your bright and colorful new design! Isn't Christi wonderful! I am sooooo happy with the design she created for my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Donna - I couldn't be happier! Christi was so easy to work with! I must have a look at your's! :)

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  3. What a great giveaway!!! beth.shavelson@browardschools.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Beth! :)

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  4. Great Giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

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    1. Hi Bronwen - thanks so much for taking part! :)

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  5. 3 words- I. Love. Giveways.

    :) Oh and you rock, too!

    Katie :)

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    1. Aw, Katie - me too! Thanks for saying hello! :)

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    1. Me, too, Kari! I hope I'll be back there very soon! :)

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  7. Your new design is so fabulous and perky (I can't stop looking at it either!) Keep up the good cheer and fighting spirit! Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Angie : )

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    1. Aw, Angie - thanks so much! Fingers crossed, I'll be back in the classroom next year! I can hardly believe one year has gone by already! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Lori! I just love the colors! :)

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  9. Spring has sprung!

    Your blog looks great! I am glad to be following you.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    www.diamondmomstreasury.weebly.com/blog.html

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlene! Just the perfect 3 words - I love Springtime - it's so uplifting! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. LOVE THIS BLOG!
    scubaisfun1@hotmail.com
    I hope you continue to do well with your treatments!
    Wendy

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  11. Summer is approaching!!! :) Thank you for the opportunity to win something! veronica.varela@live.com

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  12. Okay my three words - Hot Fudge Sundae!
    cecil0862@yahoo.com

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  13. Ooh, Cecilia - I would love some right now!! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Get well quick! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  15. LOVE your blog!

    (seriously, the new look is amazing!)

    Hugs!
    Irene
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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    1. I'm still grinning form ear to ear! Christi got it so spot on! Thanks so much for stopping by, Irene! :)

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  16. It's almost Friday!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  17. I am your newest follower and am in love with your blog! Adorable!! :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by and following. :)

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  18. Blog is beautiful!

    Christi did mine too, doesn't she do a wonderful job?!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sara! I must check out your blog - can't believe Christi has completed so many fabulous designs - GO CHRISTI! :)

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  19. Your blog rocks!! :)
    Rachel

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Rachel! :)

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  20. Love your blog
    Great blog post
    Love Christi Fuller

    Georgia Grown Kinders

    <3 Valerie

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    1. Three perfect phrase - made me giggle! Thanks so much for stopping by, Valerie! :)

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  21. LOVE the blog!!!! :)

    Nicole
    nicoleshelby@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! I do too - did I mention that already? Lol! :)

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    1. And you are sweet! Thanks so much for commenting! :)

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    1. I am trying very hard, Jessica! The perfect 3 words - thank you so much! :)

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  24. "I'm WENDY too!" "LOVE your BLOG" "FANTASTIC Ireland visit" "Feel Better Soon"
    :) wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    1stgradefireworks

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    1. LOVE! Made me smile! :) Thanks so much for stopping by - I'm going to have so many blogs to check out!

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    1. Thanks so much, Gay! All down to the fabulous Christi! :)

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  26. Great giveaway. Great blog. Thanks and keep up the good work.


    Markisha Herring

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  27. thanks! plus, 3 words to make you smile..."it's almost summer!"

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    1. Great 3 words, Lauren! Just wish it didn't rain here so much in summer - lol! It's a fabulous 50 degrees here today!

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    1. Love the name of your blog! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. By the way, I am one of Christi's biggest fans. She designed my blog too.... very similar yet different :)
      I'm your newest follower

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    2. Ooh, I had a look - your blog is fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by. :) I'm following you too!

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  30. Friday afternoon nap!

    Love the blog colors! Happy anniversary!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Can't believe a year has gone by already! :)

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  31. Live life daily!

    And your blog design makes me smile, great job!

    Andrea
    andreakornfeind@gmail.com

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  32. Love your new layout. Also on a side note, I know you don't know me but boy golly am I ever so jealous of seeing Van Morrison in a castle in Ireland. Oh my heart goes a pitter and a patter.

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    1. Lol! Let's hope the rain holds off! I'll have to try and get a quick video and post it here! :)

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  33. Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower :)
    Nickicole30@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and following, Nicole! :)

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  34. Love Your Blog!



    overthemoonbow.owner@gmail.com


    Dee:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Dee! I'm quite partial too! :)

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  36. What an adorable layout! I like the App of the week idea, especially since we will be in a 1:1 iPad setting next year.

    Carla
    Surviving Sixth Grade

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    1. Thank you Mrs. J! I agree, the weekly post from Christi is a mine of information! :)

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  37. Love your polka dots! I'm new to the blogging world so gathering lots of ideas.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. I love the polka dots, too! I LOVE your blog name! :)

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  38. Vacation! Vacation! Vacation!

    Jennifer
    The Extra Energetic Educator
    extraenergeticeducator@yahoo.com

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  39. Awesome. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  40. Chocolate! Puppies! Family!
    Love your blog! & I'm your newest follower :)

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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    1. A girl after my own heart! Perfect 3 words! :)

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  41. Love-it-all!!
    thursdaytook@hotmail.com
    Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you, Donna - it's still making me smile! :)

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  43. Words to make you smile (three) : God Loves You. :) (hopefully that does make you smile). :)

    note;... I can't find a way to follow your blog other than GFC and I don't use that. :) I have a google account but I don't really use it.

    I am Annette @ A Net In Time
    http://anetintimeschooling.weebly.com/a-net-in-time-blog.html

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    1. Aw, Donna - yes it does make me smile! Don't worry about following - I just appreciate you stopping by! :)

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  44. I am new to Tpt as an author and am just learning the ropes. I love your stuff!

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    1. I'm still quite new too, Carol-Ann - the learning curve is great fun! Wishing you much success with your store! :)

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  45. I just love the polka dots so much! Those are my favorite, too! Keep up the great work!

    Christen :)

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    1. Polka dots are addictive - lol! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  46. Happy to follow! Love your design! Feel better soon!! :-)
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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    1. Thanks so much, Gina! Your blog name sounds intriguing - I have to check it out! :)

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  47. Wendy,
    I was sorry to hear about your health troubles and hope you are feeling better soon. I do love your new blog design! I have just emailed Christi with a request for my new blog design, yay! I can't wait.

    Tania
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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    1. Ooh, Tania - can't wait to see it! Christi is so easy to work with - I'm sure it will be just what you want! Thanks for your good wishes. :)

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  48. What a happy post! I love the new blog look! Very stylish and fun!

    I am amazed by that castle! I can't even imagine attending a concert there at night. It will definitely be magical!

    I am so glad you're feeling well. Just read your email and will be emailing this weekend, my friend! Here's to you!

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    1. Thanks Peanut! Christi did a great job! Can't wait for the concert - it's been ages since I've been at one - can't think of a better place to perform! Looking forward to hearing from you...<3

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  49. Beautiful new blog design! I think I need to update mine real soon! :) Also, I love your clpart
    Marcia
    http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Marcia for your lovely comments! :)

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  50. It's Friday Baby!!! :)

    Thanks for the fun giveaway,
    Katie :)
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  51. *LOVE* your new look! It's so pretty! Heading over to FB to spread the word about your fun giveaway! =)

    ~Tanya
    A+ Firsties

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  52. Aw, that's so sweet, Tanya! Thanks so much for the share! :)

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  54. Design is ADORABLE! :) Just found your blog, and I love it already! :)
    Melinda
    melchase@live.com

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  55. Super fun giveaway! I love your design.

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  57. Great Giveaway! I love your blog :-)

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  58. Schools almost over ;-) and Love your stuff!!!
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  59. Kids are funny! Thanks for making me smile!!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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