Free Printable: Educator Expense Tracker

Teachers, it’s that special time of year where we often spend too much money to make our classrooms look their very best. Although I haven’t discovered a solution to prevent over spending, I have become more conscious of how much money I am spending on my classroom by creating a simple “Educator Expense Tracker” for my planner. If you would like a copy, please use the download link below. 🙂

I Was Booed…

I’ve never been overly excited about Halloween, but I’d like to take a moment to share something that really brightened my day—I was booed.

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I’m not sure who started this at my school, but I’d love to say thank you. This small gesture truly cheered me up and it was just what I needed before I had to administer PSATs this morning. It’s always appreciated when a gesture of kindness unexpectedly comes my way and I am extremely excited to pay it forward. I hope this post inspires you to do something kind for your fellow teachers regardless of what holiday is on the horizon. In Texas, we are at the end of the quarter (9 weeks marking period) and I think we could all use a boost in morale. 🙂

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Empty Classroom Tour

I thought it would be nice to give you a tour of my classroom before the teacher magic happens. I’d love your thoughts on how to transform my room into a student friendly environment for my Early College students. I’ll do an update once my classroom is set up. 

 

 

Teacher Time Saver: Picking Up Groceries Faster

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with maintaining a reasonable work-life balance during the school year. There’s always something to do and eating healthier is a particular struggle because I’d rather get takeout than grocery shop. However, I just discovered something that might help.  


Today, I tried Walmart’s Grocery Pickup Service and it was so easy. No crowded isles, no screaming children, and best of all no long waits in line. I picked up my groceries at my designated time and it took less than 5 minutes.


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If Walmart is where you normally shop, this might be an awesome time-saver for the first couple of weeks of school when things are so hectic. Use promo code RDYMFCOO at check out and you’ll get $10 off your first online grocery purchase. [Please note: you must spend at least $50.00 to use the coupon. Without the coupon code, an order must be a minimum of $30.00.]


This pickup service is free, but it may not be available yet in your area (a zip code search on the site will let you know). I hope this helps.