Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back to School Blow Out SALE!!


 I am so excited to announce that is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year! Take a peak into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!

Preschool Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 72% OFF


Kindergarten Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 75% OFF


K-2 The Write Stuff ELA Bundle - 68% OFF


First Grade Literacy Bundle - 74% OFF


School Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 2-3) - 74% OFF


Poetry Curriculum & Activities Bundle (Grades 2-6) - 75% OFF


Tricky Math Curriculum Bundle (Grades 3-5) - 69% OFF


Complete Full-Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 6-8) - 77% OFF

Management, Decor & Organization Bundle - 76% OFF


Don't Miss It!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Teacher Nails Anyone?

Hi Everyone!

I promise you that I will not turn this blog into a nail

BUT since this is a nail item that is specifically for teachers, I thought it would be ok to share here :)

So I am here to show you some EXCLUSIVE nail wraps that are for teachers!  Can I get a whoop whoop!

Because.... I want you to go.....

So, if you haven't heard, I am an independent consultant for that company that is hitting the world by storm.... yes, Jamberry.

They make these uber cute wraps that adhere to your nail with just some heat and pressure!  If you like cute nails... then you will LOVE Jamberry.

You want to make a statement on the first day of school?  Want your class to oooh and ahhh over your nails?  Want to be the envy of all your co-workers?

Weeellll.... then grab a Q-T nail wrap!!

There are (4) Teacher Styles to choose from.
Here they are...

Now here is the catch!  You need to act fast because these wraps will only be available until August 2nd!!!  HURRY!!!  Don't wait!!  Place your order now! :)  :)

Just fill in the order from by clicking down below.  Payment will be sent to me as I will be placing a bulk order.  The payment will be secure through Paypal.

Just know that it can take 1-2 weeks to ship.

One more thing... and it's a secret... so shhhh... come in a little bit closer to me so I can whisper it to you...

If you grab a teacher friend... you could split the wrap... and the price!

Now... get shopping!!

As always... thank you for your support in my new nail journey and with everything that I do.  Love you all!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jamberry Love and Giveaway

Hey Everyone!
I know it has been a long time :)

If you want to keep up with me, make sure you are following me on Instagram (@toristeachertips)
or on Facebook
I tend to be there a LOT more than here. (for now)

So I wanted to share my newest pic of Mason...
We just went to the Dr. yesterday and he weighed 11 pounds 8 ounces!  CHUNK!
He is still on an apnea monitor, but he is doing so much better.  We are just thrilled to finally have him home.

He also celebrated 4 months...
It is fun to see the lion shrink ;)

So I wanted to take a minute to tell you about something that I am doing now to make ends meet (still paying for little M) and to have some summer fun.

I have decided to become an Independent Consultant for Jamberry Nails.

What is Jamberry Nails you ask?  

They're nontoxic nail wraps that you apply right over your natural nail in your own home. They can also be used over acrylics and are perfect for growing out short nails too. The special material is pressure and heat activated to achieve a quick and easy manicure that you'd never get with polish.  The shields are made in the USA, nontoxic/ latex-free, and never tested on animals.

Each set of wraps is Buy 3, Get 1 Free and comes with enough wraps to do your nails several times. I easily get 2 manicures and 1-2 pedicures out of each set. That makes each application just a few dollars, which means you get the professional look of a salon manicure for a fraction of the cost.

In a nutshell, Jamberry wraps are:

~Easy to apply
~Long lasting!
~No waiting for nails to dry!
~No chipping!
~Safe for all ages!

As a busy teacher, wife, and mom of now two, I am so in love with these things!!

Seriously, who has time and money for a professional salon day?  NOT ME! :)

Anyway... here are some pics of cute Jamberry nails!

my nails!!

not me but so love this one!

love and so fun for the 4th holiday!
layering clear wraps over sparkle wraps

I just purchased these two!!

There are over 300 styles (wowsers!) so there is something for everyone!

If you are interested in checking out all the styles or placing an order, just go here:
(this is my personal page- please bookmark!)

I am also having a giveaway on my Jamberry Facebook page!!  I am giving away a super cute wrap!
If you want to enter~ just go HERE
(you must be on a computer to click on the givaway tab)

    While you are there, you can also click on the "Sample Request" tab to get a free sample.

    Two other things to think about...
    if you love the wraps~ you should consider having your own party!!
    Its super fun, online, and you get a TON of free stuff!

    If you are looking for something fun to do this summer AND GET PAID (!!) you should join my Jamberry Team!

    Email me with any questions or to get more info on anything above :)  OR just leave a comment below with you email and I will contact you right away! :)

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to read this post.  It means so much to me to have your support!

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Second Grade Pinterest Giveaway!

    I am so excited to team up with some of my second grade bloggy friends to bring you a brand new, collaborative Pinterest board!
    Click on the image to go to the board!
    The purpose of this board is to share some of our spectacular second grade teaching ideas and resources with our followers. Here are some of the amazing bloggers participating:

    To kick off our new board, we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers! WOO HOO!!! Check out the Rafflecopter below:

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    We are SO excited to be connecting with our amazing readers on Pinterest! See ya over there!

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Tori's Tiny Miracles Fundraiser

    This may be the hardest post I've ever had to write.  Normally I post teacher related ideas, but today I will take a moment to reflect on the past several years.  Thank you for staying to read as I try to share my story :)

    It all started about six years ago on February 5th.  I was sent to the ER after a visit to the doctor for a cold.  My blood pressure was through the roof.  I was just shy of 28 weeks pregnant.  They quickly admitted me to the hospital and was told very little about my condition.  They said, "Oh you will go home on Friday."  Well Friday came and they said, "We are sorry to tell you this, but today you will be delivering."  This was just three days after being admitted to the hospital.  It happened that fast.  

    I had a condition called Preeclampsia.  This condition is severely dangerous for both mom and baby.  It wasn't until I got home that I realized how dangerous.  If it were not for modern day medicine, ultrasounds, monitors, and that visit to the doctor for a simple cold, my son nor I would be here today.

    Our first child, Michael, came into this world at just 2 pounds 6 ounces.  Yes, tiny.
    We called on so many people for prayers and we spent 75 days in the hospital NICU watching him grow ounce by ounce.
    Anyone who has had a premature baby can tell you that the NICU is a magical place.  The doctors and nurses there are simply a gift from God.  I have a special place in my heart for them all.

    We were so lucky to be able to watch Michael grow up to be a wonderful six year old- strong- smart- loving and caring.  It is amazing now to think of how his life began and all the challenges he (we) have overcome.

    We used a small white dog to chart his growth.

    Now fast forward to January 2014.  I was pregnant again (and scared to death!) and told by the doctors in the beginning to expect another early bird.  As much as I prayed, it did not hold off the inevitable- delivery.  Almost to the exact day that Michael was born at 28 weeks, we met our newest son, Mason, weighing 2 pounds 8 ounces.

    You would think, oh, she has done this before, piece of cake.
    No, actually knowing the long process, knowing the ups and downs of NICU life, knowing the heartache of having a preemie, makes it ten times worse. 

    We are currently on day 70 in the NICU and it has been a long road for little Mason.  As you read this today he is having surgery to repair a hernia.  We are also waiting for his lungs to develop properly.  We can't wait until the day we can bring our little man home!

    We are so blessed to have two tiny miracles.  We are blessed to have so many praying for us and the boys.  We are so blessed to have the extra time with our sons.

    This is the part that is the hardest for me. These boys of mine are so precious and so worth every single penny of any cost.  
    Unfortunately, the time that I had to take off to care for Michael has caused me to go unpaid for Mason.  And it took us several years to pay off the cost of Michael's hospital expenses that we are left with very little to help pay for Mason.

    I can't even tell you what it means to me that two of my best blogging buddies have decided to have a fundraiser for my boys.  Their kindness and amazing gesture has filled my heart with so much joy.  
    Jennifer and Angela you are my angels! 

    I am also thankful for the many wonderful teacher bloggers offering their products for the fundraiser- it has given me so much happiness that words just can't express.

    Please feel free to share with others- I so appreciate it!

    Thank you for being here for me.  Thank you for your support and love. 
    I couldn't do it without you! 

    Click below to check out the fundraiser.
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    click to check out the TpT fundraiser store

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Flashback post- Around the School- March

    Hey everyone!  This is a flashback to an "Around the School" post from last March.  I plan to pick up this monthly post again next school year when I am back on my feet :)  In the meantime.... enjoy this one!! 
    ps... Mason updates at bottom!

    How often do you take the time to actually LOOK at all the other classroom bulletin boards and displays?  I know, I didn't either until I started this monthly post...but I am AMAZED at all the fun that is going on around the school!!

    That brings me to my "Around the School" #3- March style!

    So let's get right to it!

    I love the simplicity of this project!!  How fun to sponge paint and then waaala... a shamrock! :)

    CHICKS!!!  I looove this time of year!  It's chick hatching time!  The whole school watches the countdown to chicks (and I love to sneak in and hold a few ;)

    I love how the above left pic shows the color of the eggs- yes this K teacher has a GREEN egg!  Then she shows how many of the eggs hatch!
    (and how cute are those chick projects?!)

    Ok, seriously Kindergarten teachers make the BEST bulletin boards!

    Super cute Lincoln!!

    Contraction Caterpillars! Love this idea!!

    This cute project is a freebie from The Teacher Wife!

    Leprechaun is in this Activity Pack
    Banners are here

    I absolutely LOVE this!!
    Here is a closer look:

    I hope you enjoyed this tour Around the School!  
     Let me know what you think! :) 
    Mason is growing like a weed!  He is now 5 pounds and loving his bottles.  The only thing keeping him from coming home at this point is his breathing- or lack there of.  He still forgets (quite often!) to breathe especially during his feedings.  This is very scary to mom and dad.  They assure us that he will outgrow this but "when" is the magic question.
    Thanks for your continued prayers!!