Friday, July 31, 2015

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Week #3: Make Your Masterpiece

I can't believe it is already week 3 of this wonderful challenge! This challenge has been such a motivator for me to really work on my products. It has also allowed me to explore my personal seller style as well. I feel like this is one thing I have really struggled with and I haven't been able to really my "seller style".

This week has been especially difficult lets start at the beginning...

Last week we (my boyfriend and I) were supposed to move into our new apartment. We had everything all set and were so excited. I mean who wouldn't be excited to live seriously 10ish miles from DISNEY WORLD! Anyways...we arrived and were told our apartment was no longer available......wait wait wait "what did you say Mr. leasing consultant man!" I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Basically the company said "we called" and "cancelled" our apartment. They had no written proof of this and refused to pull phone records..said it would be to complicated because the call volume was so large. Well little did they know I am a teacher and and organization freak. Collected all of my documents and showed that there was NO WAY we called and cancelled as our phone records never showed us calling and there were no emails exchanged. To move this long story on...they had already leased our apartment, weren't very forgiving, made us feel like complete dummy's and that this was our fault. They ended up offering us the following...

Move into a 2/2 instead of a 1/1 till the middle of September. THEN...move into a 1/1 that would be on a second floor versus a 1st floor. Well who wants to live out of boxes and move again in 3 months ish time. Not us, and especially at the beginning of the school year! No thank you! They would also offer us a small money compensation but we weren't having it. I was a mess and so thankful for this wonderful man I have to calm me down ( I wonder sometimes how he still puts up with me after 4 years!).

We had no where to go except our cars and moving truck and all our family out of state...We took a chance and headed to the apartment complex next door we had previously viewed but it wasn't our first choice. LUCKILY  they had an apartment ready for the next day but were so so kind to allow us to move in immediately. We couldn't believe what we were hearing and that we had something! We got the truck unloaded and began another antagonizing process, transferring all our services from our non-existent apartment to the apartment we weren't planning came more bad news. No wifi till Thursday (6 days later!) This wouldn't do for me, hello I have blog posts planned and teachery things to do sir! Well there was nothing we could do so I had to make do. At least I had a roof over my head right.

Anyways this really (I mean really) postponed my Week Three Challenge Plans! On top of this Wednesday I left for Michigan to visit my family and I wasn't sure when I would have time to work. Well luckily I found time today so here is my Masterpiece!

I present to you a math interactive notebook for HMH Go Math! Chapter 1. (Any other Go Math! users out there?) This past year my kiddos loved interactive notebooks. Not only that their test scores increased so much as well and who wouldn't be happy about that :) So I decided this summer I would make some interactive notebooks that followed our Go Math! series more closely. I think these will be perfect for my kiddos this year.

Now this set here is aligned to the Florida Math Standards, but don't fret Common Core friends, yours is coming soon! This set should be posted soon, again it has been a long week and I am in Michigan vacationing till the 17th. Once it is posted I plan on doing a blog post that goes a little deeper into how to set up the notebooks and what the pages should look like. I also am almost done with Chapter 2 so that should also be posted soon as well. I plan on doing a fun little flash sale on these babies so follow my social media sites to stay up to date!

Well again I have ranted....I need to work on that!

Have a Cheerful Week!