Well, I am back! I'm back to share where I have been. No, I have not been hiding under a rock. No, I did not hibernate...although it felt like it at times. Mr. Wonderful and I are expecting! It's super exciting and super exhausting at the same time. Let me just say this...the first trimester was not kind to me. At all. I am one of the "lucky ones" that has dealt with extreme morning sickness and exhaustion every single stinkin' day... except seven...in about 9 weeks...but who's even counting?! Ha! I'm still waiting for that magic moment in this second trimester when I will feel like a normally functioning human being again, but in the meantime, I have been trying to hold down the fort in my classroom and give my 59 students the very best of me. Then I go home, and I crash on the couch by about 7:00...or 8:00 if I am feeling particularly energetic. Moms of the world, I already have so much more respect for you. Truly. You are superheroes. :)
So, with all of that said, not surprisingly, I had to take a deliberate break from social media for a bit. I just couldn't keep up with my own classroom demands, keep up with this blog and TpT, keep up with my other responsibilities, and still function. I basically power-off after school, and I've had to be content with that. Even though I got restless at times, and even though I felt frustrated every now and then, I realized that this is the time to take care of myself... and my little growing bean. I reminded myself that everything else would still be there after I woke up from my 100 year slumber like Rip Van Winkle. Luckily, I didn't sleep QUITE that long (although I have been known to sleep for 11-12 hours a night these days which I think is an equally remarkable feat). Luckily, I was right. This blog is still here...right where I left it. So, consider this my first attempt to get back into a blogging groove. It feels good to be back!
It also feels good to say that I finished a new product that I started in September! I needed resources to review sentences with my kiddos, and this is SURE to make them SMILE a big TOOTHY grin while they review sentence skills with friends! Brushing Up on Sentences is posted... and it's one of my favorite creations to date! I can't wait to (hopefully) snap a few action shots this week to share with all of my long-lost blog friends!
Furthermore, I am happy to share that I am putting this resource on sale for 50% for the first 24 hours! It will be on sale until Monday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM EST. I hope that, if you feel this resource would benefit your students, you can also benefit from pennies saved. :) If you want to see a better preview of this resource, be sure to check out the preview file in my shop! Have a happy evening!