Patriots Day - September 11

Patriots’ Day: September 11 Activity, Craft + Ideas

Where were you on that day…? I remember it like it was yesterday! I was in college and had gone to the campus cafe between classes. I walked in to see everyone staring up at the televisions from their booths. I made some silly remark to a friend sitting there like, “You should see yourselves, you’re all just staring up with your jaws open like this,” and then proceeded to open my mouth and stare blankly.

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TpT Back to School Sale 2014

TpT Back to School SaleIt’s that time again for the TpT Back to School Sale.  My entire store will be 20% off AND you can save an additional 10% using the TpT code BTS14 at checkout.

My wish list and cart are full to overflowing…I am a clip art addict 🙂

My TpT Wishlist This isn’t even the half of it!  I’m going to have a hard time sorting and deciding on my final purchases today.

I have been working on updating and adding some new classroom decor bundles to my store.  I just finished this nautical nameplates set just in time for the SALE!  They have editable fields for the name section.   I LOVE THESE!!!



I also LOVE my newest theme bundle “Paisley Birds Theme Classroom Decor”.  This set has everything you need to set up your classroom at the beginning of the year from Paisley Name Tags and Calendar sets to Job Charts and Welcome Banners!

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Plus so much more!!

Happy Back-to-School Shopping!

Michaela Peterson






Christmas in July TpT Sale!

Christmas in July

Hey Everyone!!  I’m joining in with Blog Hoppin’ and the HUGE Christmas in July Sale!!  Each day different items in my TpT store will be on sale from July 15-26.  You can check in each day on my TpT Store and click the Christmas in July banner and it will take you to the items on sale for that day.

Christmas in July BannerI’ll update my Facebook page daily with the items that are sale too, so be sure to “like” my FB page and click “get notifications” to see what the daily deal is.

Can we have a Christmas in August too??  While we’re at it how about September, October…etc? 😉

Merry Christmas in July,

Michaela Peterson

Giveaway Winner & Free Encouragement Printable

winner.001Congratulations Wendy on winning the One for YOU, One for a FRIEND giveaway.  Check your e-mail for the details!

This has been such an exciting giveaway for me, and I was inspired by all of your encouraging comments on how you turn a bad day around.  If you didn’t win the giveaway, I still have something for you!

Please download this free printable quote as a thank you for entering.  It would be so great if you printed one off for a friend too and attached some lemonade, a Sunny-D, or even some chocolate.  Feel free to frame it or print off multiples to a page for a card.  It’s a great reminder that if you’re having a tough day today, tomorrow is a new day!

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.

Click on the picture to download your free printable

Thanks for entering and check back often for more encouragement posts and giveaways!

Michaela Peterson




One for You, One for a Friend: TpT Gift Certificate Giveaway! {closed}

Encourage each other daily, while it is still today! quoteI love to give gifts and encourage others.  Often times I think I’m more excited than the gift receiver for them to open a gift I’ve given them.  It just does something for my soul to see others encouraged and loved.

As educators it’s easy to become discouraged or overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks, and sometimes all we need is a friendly gesture or word that says “You can do this!”

Sooooooo… this month I’m giving away 2 TpT Gift Certificates to any TpT Store!  WAHOOOO!   There is one certificate for you to enjoy and one certificate for a friend or co-worker that needs a “pick-me-up”.

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There is only one entry that is required…and the rest are optional.  I wanted to make it as easy as possible.  So, the required entry is that you comment below with either your favorite inspirational quote OR your idea on how to turn a bad day around.  Once you’ve done that go ahead and check it off on the rafflecopter (required).  Check back here on Thursday, April 24. to see if you’ve won!

Follow along my blog, store and Facebook page for future giveaways, products, and encouragement posts!
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St. Patrick’s Day Craftivity Packet and SALE Day!

Saint Patricks Day Craft

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here!  I’ve whipped up a fun craftivity packet full of green day goodies. You can use all the mini-books and printables or pick and choose the ones that fit your needs. Inside you’ll find:

Inside you’ll find:

-”The Legend of Saint Patrick” Mini-Book (includes religious aspects of his life)

-”All About St. Patrick’s Day” Mini-Book

– St. Patrick’s Day ABC Order

– All About Ireland Facts Poster Activity

– Traditional Irish Sayings-Poster

– St. Patrick’s Day Vocabulary Words (for word wall or similar)

-”All About Saint Patrick” Brainstorm Web

-”All About St. Patrick’s Day” Brainstorm Web

-”All About Saint Patrick” Writing Page

-”All About St. Patrick’s Day” Writing Page

-St. Patrick’s Day Craftivity {Templates and Instructions}

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Today is the last day of the 3 Million Strong TpT Sale too!  So, jet on over and get up to 28% off through midnight tonight.


Day 7: To Have a Good Co-Worker, You Must be One.

Day 7: To Have a Good Co-worker, You Must be One!

Webster’s definition of a co-worker is “a fellow worker”.  The related words that are listed are “equal, fellow, peer…collaborator…companion, comrade”.

Do these words come to mind when you think about the staff members you work with?  Do you view them as a peer or comrade, or do you duck your head when you go to school and try to avoid as many people as possible?

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Day 6: Work Together as a Team.

Work Together as a Team

In the Beginner’s class at church a few weeks ago, the memory verse song was “Work Together as a Team” which we sang to the tune of “Jesus Loves Me” (You pretty much just repeat “work together as a team” over and over again to the tune…try it and see if it’s not stuck in your head for days…you’re welcome!).

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