Personal Round-up and freebies!

As I've said many times before, my blog is my personal outlet as well as educational, so you're in for a quick progress summary!!  I hope you don't mind!

I do get messages and comments about my medical leave - you are all so sweet!  So, here's where I'm at....I didn't get to return this year :(
The treatment I started in March for my Crohn's Disease is going well.  I do feel pretty wiped out at the time of treatment, but lots of sleep sorts that!  After a few initial loading doses, I now have treatment fortnightly.  I have moved on to doing my own treatment, so that constant trips to the hospital won't interfere at a later stage when I return to school.  I was able to choose IV or injection, so again to avoid any problems with school, I am now self-injecting with some funky equipment!  My tummy is full of holes - lol!  I've noticed a reduction in pain and go to hospital in July to check if the alien bodies are reducing!!  So it's all good.  My delivery of drugs arrived in a 'white, unmarked van', as promised!! Haha!

Regarding my back problems after the accident, I an having physiotherapy, ultrasound treatment and acupuncture, which is amazing!  I can highly recommend it for pain!  My physiotherapist is confident that the problems I have been having are just mechanical and can be sorted, so I feel very positive that I WILL be back in school in September - albeit with reduced hours and if my Principal agrees.  I have been beavering away at home trying to get things ready and am excited about my new class - 19 girls and 11 boys - wow!  So after a few difficult months, I feel like the cloud is lifting!  I now just need to persuade the Education Board Occupational Health Doc than I am fit to return, fingers crossed!

Unfortunately I have no pics to share with you from the Van Morrison concert. :(  WE DIDN'T GET TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can you believe it???  I had been excited for weeks, but Sod's Law intervened!  At the beginning of that week, my Mum had been taken into hospital with breathing difficulties - she is home and fine now.  On the day of the concert, the medical staff wanted to discuss her meds and release her, so she came to stay for a few days.  On top of this, my poor hubby came down with a horrible bug, also fine now.  I reckon it just wasn't meant to be, but there will be other occasions!  We did manage to get the tickets sold on, so someone got to enjoy it!

Recently I've been noticing lots of noughts!  I just uploaded my 100th product to TpT!  I've just passed 900 on facebook and 500 on my blog and am about to hit 700 followers on TpT - how weird is that?!  I am totally amazed at how quickly things have moved on this last year and am so thankful for each and every one of you!  All those noughts call for a celebration, so check back next week to see if I have anything planned!

Martha from Primary Paradise kindly featured my newest freebie on her Saturday shout out 'Top 5 freebies of the Week'- thank you, Martha!  You are a sweetpea!  Click on her pic to check it out her other great freebie finds!

You can also go directly to my TpT store from here and pick up a copy.  I really wanted to try out QR Codes on a product, so combined them with Back to School and ended up with a quiz to help students familiarise themselves with their teacher, classroom and friends - it was loads of fun to make and I hope you will find some use for it. 

I have also been revamping some reading group labels.  I know many of us organise our guided reading in many different ways, but perhaps the labels may be of use to you.  Just click on the pic below to grab a copy from Google docs.

Well that's it for today.  Check back tomorrow for a facebook surprise!


  1. Love the back to school QR quiz! Thanks so much. :)One less thing for me to do this summer.

    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. You are very welcome! Have fun using it, I will be!! :)


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