Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge: Week 2!

Week 2

So excited to dive into week 2 of our challenge! As you can see from the below description the main purpose of this week is to BLOG! This is something I have been wanting to do for a while!  Last school year 2014-2015, I made one for my classroom giving parents tips and some fun things to do with there child at home, included book order suggestions, etc, but next year I won't have a classroom of my own I will be doing more of consultation so I changed it to a teachers blog!  What a great time to change as I know I will be in some amazing classrooms and want to share all the wonderful things that I see! 

Onto the challenge......

My whole TPT journey started by me creating a lot of items for my early childhood special education classroom and I figure why not create a store and throw the things I've already made out there! We'll I've sold some items so now I have decided to dream and go big! 



1. This year has been very emotional and difficult for our family as we went through some medical concerns with our daughter. Thank God things turned out well on that end but now we are dealing with some speech and sensory concerns.  To address these we need to explore more therapy. We know our daughter needs our love and attention at this point in time and so with much thought and prayer we decided that we will manage with me going part time next year so on the days I am not working we will be at therapy! (Writing this post as we speak sitting in the therapy waiting room....so the journey begins). With that said I hate that my paycheck will be cut in half or more (with insurance taken out) and figure this will be a great way to try to support my family in any way possible. My following is very small right now but hope with this new blog that will grow and grow! 

2.  I love teaching and love my students but I also know how precious my time with my little one is! Something you can never get back! I would love to be a stay at home mom until she gets into school full time. Once this happens I would love to go 3-4 days a week so I could still volunteer and be involved in my daughters school but also get back to my students and what I also love: teaching and/or supporting teachers!

3. Through my products I hope to give students a fun and interactive way to practice their skills as well as give great materials that are print and go activities or busy teachers!

4. We bought a ranch house that was built in 1981. Amazing bones and it is a house that I LOVE....everything except the dark kitchen! I want white cabinets, wood floors and upgraded appliances! Hubby and I are savers but with going part time this might need to take a back seat for a year or two! But maybe sooner with TPT!! 

5. My almost 2 year old (stop growing sweetie) loves Mickey Mouse! Sometimes if Mickey is on when I go to pick her up after school she considers watching Mickey instead of running over to me! :) I would love to see the excitement on her face when she gets to meet Mickey for the first time! I imagine when we finally do take the plunge and go to Disney she won't love Mickey as much but I will make sure to get her picture with Mickey as he's been her favorite thing for almost 2 years!


I am loving this challenge as it has given me the drive to do more blogging and I even have a designer working on my blog as you read!! So excited! Can't wait to see the new changes coming my way!!

8 comments:

  1. I love how TpT has opened the doors for us to support other teachers :)

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    1. I agree this has been wonderful and I have learned so much already!

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  2. Best of luck in accomplishing your goals through TpT! It sounds like you are such a loving parent to sacrifice what you are for your daughter! You will be helping her out so much and spending that time with her that you will never get back! I really hope you get to Disney with the family some day! What an amazing time you will all have! And, good luck with that kitchen- I'm with you on the white cabinets ;)!

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    1. Your comments put a smile on my face! Thank you very much! At times it is overwhelming but then I get comments like this and I can't help but smile! Thanks so much!

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  3. LOVE TPT! Your blog is so cute! :) wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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    1. Thank you so much! I am off to check out yours right now!

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  4. Praying you and your family accomplish all of your goals! Good luck!

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    1. I appreciate your prayers! Thank you very much and I am off to check out your blog!

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