Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jam Packed January and an Office Make-Over!

When I left on Friday for vacation from school, my math tubs and word work were still filled with red and green themed Christmas centers. 

I spent an evening by the fire before Christmas break combing through the common core and my Texas Essential Skills (TEKS) to find the perfect balance of what I wanted to cover in my January math and literacy centers.  I've been working on them both for what feels like forever, but I am thrilled to share that they are finished! 

I have 10 math centers, 10 literacy centers, and a bundled set of all 20 centers.

This is the literacy preview
 This is the math preview
You can buy them bundled for a 20% discount. 
To read more about them you can click the covers.

I want to share something that I got from my mom for Christmas.  She is a retired teacher and home organizer extraordinaire... 
For Christmas she gave me these blue prints for redecorating my teacher home office!

 I am so excited.  I will post as the transformation happens but for now my office is just 2 desks, a couch, and a big bookshelf.  It's very functional but not cute or organized at all right now.

My mom took the fabrics we used in my classroom and created a theme for my office that also plays off the colors of my blog.  I am so excited.  She even incorporated my blog logo into my office!  I can't wait!

Here's the blueprints she made:
 This is the wall you face when you walk into the room.

 I'll take befores and afters once we get started.  We are both enjoying our time off right now!!!

*Please let me know if you plan to come to Chuy's tomorrow night!  So far we have around 10 of us! Farley and I would love to include you!


  1. Love these sketches of your office! :0) Hooray for Mommy! :) The blueprints look great...but the finished product is going to be even better! :) Keep us posted! :)


  2. WOW - can't wait to see the befores and afters!!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    Your newest creation looks AWESOME!!!!!!

  3. It looks like it's going to be amazing!! My office is my recliner in my living room ;) I would LOVE to have a space like yours. Can I fly your mom to Indiana? Lol!

    Fun In First

  4. Wow, that is going to look amazing!!! Send your mom on down to Georgia when she's done, k? :)

    Teachery Tidbits

  5. How awesome to be able to see all of that in your mind! I do make blueprints for my classroom (sorta).

    I wish I could go to Chewy's. Maybe one day this summer there will be a TX Blogger Meet Up near DFW.

  6. Wow!! That is one amazing present!!! Can't wait to see the final product!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  7. I can't wait to see the new improved office, what a fabulous gift.

  8. I am working on reorganizing my home office space. I'll be checking back for inspiration.

  9. Oh my's going to look amazing!

  10. WAIT!!! THAT'S MY ROOM!!!!!!!
    It will be amazing when finished....guess I can curl with the lamintor:)
    Love those Jam Packed January Centers!
    (Take a break)

    1. Yes squirrels the laminator will be warm and ready for you! I promise to find you a place to curl up! Come back!!!

  11. I'm so excited to see your office makeover!! I'm planning one for myself right now too so I love seeing your ideas!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

    1. I love any kind of make over! Be sure to share yours too! :)

  12. DROOLING!! Not sure which has me more excited - that awesome pack of centers or your office plans.
    I'm pretty sure I just fell in love with your mom. Is she looking for any new daughters by any chance??
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

    1. A trip to Florida sounds great!!! I'll bring mom!

  13. Our mother's are one in the same! <3!! It looks like it is going to be AMAZING!
    I think I need to move to Texas! Have a great time tonight ladies!!! {slightly jealous}

  14. Oh, how blessed you are! I can't wait to see the before and after shots! JOY!!!

    1. Hey girl I need your email address. I have a present for you! You buy everything of mine and I want to give you the january centers for free!!!! Merry Christmas!

  15. I am hosting a New Year Linky Party on my blog at I would love to invite you to come on over and join the fun! Your product would be a perfect match the other almost 30 contributions already on the party!

  16. My goodness--you are one of the most productive ladies on earth. Your office makes me embarrassingly jealous.

  17. How much does your mom rock!?!!!!

    Your office is going to be amazing! I can't wait to see it.

  18. Reagan these look amazing. How do you get so much done? I'm so jealous. Can't wait to see your office.
    Primary Paradise

  19. will you send me your birthday balloon template for pixie sticks? It is so cute! Thanks!

  20. Looking at your mom's design for your office makeover have given me some inspiration to clean up my HUGE mess. When I saw the work desk and the desk for the computer, I realized that is part of my problem. I only have a computer desk so my couch gets covered with the stuff I'm working on. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  21. What a great Christmas present! I can't wait for pics!

    Pitner's Potpourri

  22. From that sketch alone, it looks like a cosy and stylish office will be put up soon. Keep your readers posted and bravo to your creative mom. :)

  23. These sketches look fabulous, and they absolutely look fantastic in your office. Looking forward to see the pictures soon. Thanks.