Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colorful Classroom Stuff: Creative Lesson Cafe

Hey there second grade friends! It's Jeannine from Creative Lesson Cafe.

I am so excited and honored to be a part of this amazing group of teachers here at iTeach Second! I'm here to tell you a little bit about myself and to bring you a YAY for the end of the year GIVEAWAY!

Over at my blog, I write about a little bit of everything from teaching tips... to project ideas... to best practices and MORE! I like to share bright ideas and things I have learned through experience.
You are just in time for the reveal of my brand new and very COLORFUL blog design. 
 I sure would love to have you stop by! 

I currently teach second grade in a large suburban public school district in Michigan. This is my 25th year in the classroom! I've taught mostly primary grades (K-2). Because I have a masters in counseling, I have also worked as a school counselor and science/math teacher at the middle school level. I love working with kids of all ages.

I am a proud mom to one amazing young man. It's been just the two of us for a long time, so he is my world. We even went to school together for a few years because I teach at our neighborhood school. He will be a senior in high school next year. I can't believe my baby will be off to college soon! I am trying to mentally prepare myself for this new phase in life...

I keep very busy as you can imagine with running a household, teaching, blogging and creating, so I do not have much free time at all. When I do squeeze in some fun, I enjoy family time, coffee drinks, vacations, shopping, eating out and all summertime things.

 For me, the best part about teaching, other than my adorable littles, is having the freedom to be creative with my classroom lessons. I really enjoy designing my own activities around seasonal teaching themes. The spectacular four seasons we enjoy in Michigan is perfect for my style of teaching.

 I am so lucky to work in a beautiful school with great kids and supportive parents. 

All of the schools in our district are named after Native American tribes. Our school has some fantastic artwork throughout the halls.
Although it's been a wonderful year, work is pretty STRESSFUL right now with assessments, report cards, data entry and all of that end of the year stuff. I'll be SO happy when June 11th comes around!

 I'm sort of in that gray area. 
Hopefully none of you are in the red!
 To help to keep a smile on your face, I have a colorful little GIVEAWAY planned!

Two lucky winners will each get one of these prizes! I picked these because they are things that I have had on MY wish list! 
I hope you like them too!

1.  The Creative Paper Box by Creative Clips Paper! 

This set of teacher stationery is amazing. I just love the bold colors and the designs. In the set are note cards, envelopes, large and small note pads, postcards, and MORE! 

  2. A personalized pencil door sign of your choice from Tallahatchie Designs!

 Isn't this the cutest??? I just bought one for each of my teaching partners for an end of the year gift! There are lots of fun colors to choose from. I picked out purple pencils with chevron, brights and zebra print ribbons! 
The winner will get to personalize their very own door sign! 

Do you like them as much as I do? 

You can use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The winners will be announced on the Rafflecopter after June 4th.

Thanks for stopping by iTeach Second today!
Fingers crossed for you!

Come say hi sometime soon!
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1 comment:

  1. I loved your blog post and learning more about you! Thanks for sharing.
    Peggy @ Primary Flourish