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Llama Bulletin Board

Llama have some fun in your class this year?  You guys, I can't get enough of the llama trend that is all the rage right now.  In my classroom we have a succulent theme going on right now, and we are going to mix in some llamas to change things up!


I started off my year showcasing the llama bulletin board in the hallway, it was a quick and simple writing craftvity to have as a Back to School Night bulletin board. You can grab the llama bulletin board template in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.


I am showcasing some other teachers who have shared my llama bulletin board kit on social media! You can see their Instagram name tagged on each bulletin board photo.  


The little llamas are editable so you can write your student names on them.  It is a simple way to make a personalized bulletin board in which all students will feel a positive sense of classroom community.


Here are the llama phrases that are included:
-This class is a llama fun.
-A llama learning happens here.
-Learning is a llama fun.




Teacher Memes (Part 3)


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Christmas Lip Balm Gift Tag

I am always trying to think of simple and cute little gifts for my teaching team during Christmas.  I have the perfect free lip balm printable to share with you!


I was inspired by this 6 pack of chapstick that I found in the holiday section at Target!  They are adorable and were $4 for a pack of 6!  I bought two packs and used these as gifts for the office staff, librarian, counselors, etc.


I dug up some colored paper, washi tape, and attached the chapstick to this lip balm printable to spread Christmas cheer all over campus!




Grab the free LIP BALM PRINTABLE and attach to some chapstick to let your staff know you appreciate them! :).  I included a couple of different phrases for you to choose from, just print and sign your name. ;)

Merry Christmas!




Family Photo Op with Minted

How is it already Christmas time?!?  It really is my favorite time of year, and having a toddler makes the holiday season that much MORE magical!  One of our family traditions since I was a little girl has been sending out Christmas cards to friends and family.  This year I am partnering with Minted to showcase their new Photo Op feature.  



The Photo Op service includes-

• A 30-minute portrait session. Their independent portrait photographers come to you - anywhere you want*, 7 days a week.
• 10 expertly retouched photos. Plus access to view and download all photos from your session in 2-3 business days.
• Complimentary holiday card styling. Their stylists will choose the perfect designs to highlight your photos.

*Only available in the San Francisco Bay Area, including select zip codes for Marin, East Bay, Peninsula, and the South Bay.  In select zip codes in Los Angeles and in the New York Metropolitan Area, including select zip codes for NJ and CT. 

Here is how the Photo Op with Minted works: 

Step 1: You choose your photo preferences and schedule a day for your photography session.  The Photo Op website is user friendly and easy to navigate.  When setting up a session with a local photographer you start by inputting the zip code for where you want to meet and take photos.  You can take them at your house, neighborhood, or anywhere else you want.  After you pick your location you then answer a couple of questions to narrow down what types of photos you are looking for.

I really appreciated this feature because this information was then given to my photographer, so she knew what I wanted and could capture those specific types of photos.  Step 2: Your independent portrait photographer comes to you and takes your family's portraits.  My photographer's name was Wendy and she texted me a couple of days before our photo date.  We discussed specifics on where to meet and any other request I had.  We touched base the morning of the photo session to let each other know we were on the way.  

I decided to meet Wendy at a local park.  We spent 30 minutes taking photos.  She was sweet, kind, and quick at capturing those fleeting moments with a toddler and dog.  ;)  Once we were done with the photo session, she uploaded the photos to the Minted site and the Minted team edited and styled Christmas cards using my photos.

Check out some photos Wendy captured of my little family...

Step 3: Receive a link to download your photos and view your styled holiday cards in 2-3 days.  Once I received my photos I had the HARDEST time narrowing down my favorite photo (I still haven't decided).  Minted gives you four different holiday card options using your photos.  You don't have to use any that they made for you, but it is a really handy feature if you are in a rush or if you aren't gifted in designing cards.


Step 4: Finish customizing your favorite card design and check out.  Once you are done designing your cards, you check out and can spread Christmas cheer to your family and friends!

I would HIGHLY recommend using Photo Op with Minted for your Christmas card photos! It was simple, cheap, and I scheduled my photo session 2 days ahead of time!  Go ahead and check it out!