Monday, August 3, 2015

Stress Free Manicures for Teachers, Jamberry Back To School GIVEAWAY

Making my life as stress free as possible is the name of the game! 
And that includes exploring all of the ways I can make my life easier and spend more time doing the things I love. 

So let's talk about manicures!  I want to look professional while I'm teaching; having a nice manicure is one way to maintain a look of professionalism. 

So, how to maintain nice looking nails while teaching?
Here are a few options:

1.  Nail polish
I love nail polish and have a LOT of it.  Nail polish can be an inexpensive way to have nice looking nails.  
2.  Professional manicure / Gel nails / Acrylic Nails
These are all gorgeous options, but spendy.  On a teacher's budget, I just can't see myself shelling out the kind of money necessary for the initial set of nails plus the upkeep.  I have done acrylics for special occasions (my wedding, for example), but haven't ever felt like I should spend the extra $$ on a regular basis.
3.  Do nothing
Well, not nothing nothing, but not everyone wants/needs something fancy to feel professional.  Keep your nails clean & trimmed and for a little added something put a coat of clear polish on for shine.
4.  Jamberry nail wraps
One way to have professional looking fingernails on a budget is to try some Jamberry nail wraps! 
Luckily I have a girlfriend who I worked with at Spanish Camp who is also a Jamberry consultant and she sent me a free sample. 
(You can ask her for a free sample too:  Dera's Facebook Page! And she has a great video on how to apply Jams!)
I did the Jamberry "test" which is to apply a Jamberry nail wrap to one accent nail and paint the rest of my nails with polish to see which of the two holds up better.  Jamberry won, hands down.  My nail polish was chipping by day 2 and my wraps lasted almost 2 weeks.  (My biggest problem was that I was excited to try a different nail wrap color scheme, but my nails still looked awesome, so I had to wait!  lol)
Jams vs. Nail Polish, Day 2:  You can see that the nail polish on my first finger is nearly gone already!  I was digging in the garden and it rubbed off.  I did a nail polish touch up, but the next day I was back digging in the garden, which ruined the nail polish again, but not the Jamberry nail wraps.  So instead of touching up my nail polish for a 3rd time, I just put Jams on all of my fingernails.  Problem solved! 
There are a lot of fun Jamberry nail wraps, and you can even color coordinate with your school colors or support a club or sport:
But there are also plenty of professional looking designs as well, like these French Tips:
Here are the Jams I'm currently wearing! 
They're called "Sweet Whimsy." 
And now a giveaway!!
Back To School, Stress Free Manicures Giveaway!
Enter to win one sheet of Jamberry nail wraps of your choice!
 The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.  The winner will choose any available Jamberry set and will receive his/her prize as soon as shipping allows.  :) 

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I asked Surfer Kids Clip Art from TeachersPayTeachers to design a new logo for me!!  What do you think??  I'm IN LOVE with it!  Please leave a comment and let me know if you love it
as much as I do!  :) 
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spanish Color By Conjugation! Back to School, Autumn themed FUN Spanish lesson for verb conjugation practice!

Help your students practice verb conjugation in a fun & artistic way!

Color by Number is something my students enjoy, so I decided to create a similar activity to help them practice recognizing verb conjugations with this fun Color by Conjugation activity.

This particular Color by Conjugation packet has 3 coloring sheets, each practicing a different present tense theme:

- Present Tense, -AR, -ER, -IR, Regular Verbs
- Present Tense, SER
- Present Tense, -AR, -ER, -IR, Stem Change E-IE

The images are perfect for Back to School, Autumn and Thanksgiving!  The coloring pages are of pumpkins, owls & a turkey.  :)

Please visit my TeachersPayTeachers store to see this lesson packet!  And if you are interested in more Color by Conjugation activities, please follow my store so you will know when I upload a new activity pack!  If you have a specific request, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Take What You Need Posters, Toma Lo Que Necesitas, Spanish lesson

"Take What You Need" posters have become a phenomenon of happiness and goodwill and an expression of personal artistic nature.  Please visit my Pinterest board titled “Take What You Need Posters” to see more lovely examples and links to articles about this illustration of human kindness.

“Take what you need” posters are set up like  “for sale” flyers that you might see tacked to a bulletin board at a grocery store or on a college campus.  Instead of contact information on the tabs across the bottom, there are pieces of hope to help bring a smile to someone’s face. 

I've created a poster template and example posters for you to use with your students!  (Click here to visit my TeachersPayTeachers store!)
Back to School time is the perfect time for your students to support one another and creating a "Take What You Need" poster and hanging them up around the school is one small way they could do that. 
And of course, because I'm a Spanish teacher, I immediately saw the potential to use this as a Spanish class lesson.  Here is my Spanish version of this poster:
Mine says "Toma lo que necesitas," and the tags say "amor, felicidad, sonrisas, paciencia, paz, motivacion, esperanza" and "valor." 
I also created an English version, in a fall color scheme:
Please share the versions you and your students create!  I would love to display them here on my blog! 

Paula Kim Studio clip art