Good News!

Some of you may have noticed my new blog header. I have moved from 3rd grade (that I absolutely loved) to my DREAM grade - 2nd! I am so excited! Another thing that my new header gave away is that I have moved to Hawaii!! My husband had a job opportunity here, so I applied for jobs, visited two schools, and accepted a position at Lanai High and Elementary School on the island of Lanai!
The island of Lanai
 Some people think we are crazy for moving our family across the Pacific Ocean, but if you came here, you would see the undeniable beauty.  We are outdoorsy people (or else like to think we are!), so this place is our absolute paradise.
Hulopoi Beach
Hulopoi Beach, as seen from the Four Seasons at Manele Bay
Nate takes on the waves!
The other good news is that I'm linked up to the Lesson Cloud's Dollar Days sale.

Today is the last day, so get in there and get some great deals!  I have two of my items on sale for $2 each:

I'll be back later this week with some videos of my new room and some new products for back to school!


  1. How exciting!! I'm glad you're in 2nd... now we can share more ideas ;) I'm looping up!!

    The Learning Tree

  2. That is amazing! I love the beaches where I live but cannot go there in the winter....So lucky!!! Enjoy every minute. Second is a wonderful grade. After first, second, and third, it is a great age of independence. Best of luck!

  3. Congratulations on your move!!!! And yay for 2nd grade!!!! :-)

  4. What an amazing opportunity for you and your family! Living in paradise everyday of your life...perfect! Second grade is an incredible grade to teach. Enjoy!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  5. I'm teaching 2nd too! We can definitely share materials.

  6. How exciting for you and your family!

  7. 2nd is the best - congrats! And I was just on that beach 2 weeks ago! My husband and I were there for our honeymoon. I absolutely loved being there. I could so get used to the "Aloha" way of life! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade