Saturday, July 6, 2013

An Internet Vacation and July Blog Giveaway!

SO sorry for the technical difficulties! Here's the giveaway post! Thanks :) :) :)

Hey Everyone,

For the next week or so I'm taking an internet vacation. No Facebook, no email, no blog, no nuthin! I think that will complete the whole recharge process that I've been striving towards over the summer and then I'll be ready to kick it into overdrive as we hit the downhill slide to the teacher's new year. I have a post scheduled to appear during the week as well (hint: it's about Pinterest!), but to hold you over while I'm vacationing, how about a giveaway?

In celebration of the end of the school year and our little summertime break, I will be hosting a blog giveaway in the months of June, July, and August!

So, what do teachers do with all of that free time they have during the summer?

Some of us vacation.

Some of us read a whole lot of awesome books.

Some of us get caught up with friends and family.

Some of us sleep in really late.

Some of us take classes.

All of us prepare for the coming school year!

I want to help you do just that!

And, because it was so popular in June, we're going to do this one again! (August will be different... I think...)

A 2013-2014 Sanity Saver
*completely printed*
*completely bound*
*completely personalized*
*completely ready-to-go!*
(Don't know what a Sanity Saver is? Go here.)

The winner of the giveaway will receive the 2013-2014 Sanity Saver, which will include:
- updated 2013-2014 Sanity Saver calendars for the school year
- Sanity Saver attendance sheets (enough for the whole year!)
- Sanity Saver lesson plan templates
- Sanity Saver ultimate grade book
- Absent work forms
- Activity Planner 6000 forms
- Parent Contact Log
- To-Do List
- Meeting Minutes forms
- From the Desk of... personalized stationery

All forms have been tweaked and updated for optimal use. In addition, the winner will get to choose one of four different color schemes and styles for their Sanity Saver. Check out the options below.

Option 1: Green Space Age

Option 2: Artsy Blues (updated)

Option 3: Bright and Cheery
Option 4: Funky Violets
**I want to reassure my readers that all of my free 2013-2014 templates are now uploaded in my account, but they are the basic black and white templates. There are also a few things that are not included in the templates, like the stationery.**

And, finally, the winner will have the opportunity to have their Sanity Saver customized with information like:
- winner's name
- name of winner's school
- classes or grade levels taught
- personalization for stationery

love my Sanity Saver. It is so helpful to have a go-to spot for everything! This would be a great tool for a first-year teacher or a veteran and could be used for any grade level or subject matter.

Your name can only be entered twice in this giveaway!
Ways to Enter:
1. Answer a Question (mandatory for entry)
2. Leave a blog post comment on this post.

Convinced yet? Join the giveaway fun!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck! May the odds be ever in your favor! (Not my words...)


  1. This calendar is absolutely perfect for me and my para!

  2. So glad I found your site! Your calendar pack fits perfectly with my planning/organizing OCD :)

  3. So glad I found your blog! First year teacher here!

  4. Fingers crossed! Hoping for the green space age.

  5. It's so neat that you're doing this! What a great idea.

  6. I love your resources! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Fellow English teacher here! I really enjoy your blog and love all of your ideas for organization!

  8. This would definitely save my sanity..what I have left that is!

  9. I have searched for years... So glad I found this blog site, you have GREAT ideas for us high school teachers! I guess we don't get as much attention in this area because there are so many more elementary teachers out there! LOVE your Sanity Saver!! Even though I probably won't win this one... I'm gonna make my own!

  10. I love the colors!!! Color makes everything better! :o)

  11. Would be great to have this for my crazy first year! LOVE the funky violets!!!

  12. Stephanie,
    Thanks for sharing your insights and templates!

  13. Love your blog! Great ideas and advice!

  14. I just found your blog through pinterest and I love it. I am so thankful for you advice and print outs.

  15. I love your blog!I found it a few months ago, but forgot to keep up with it. I would love a Sanity Saver for the fall :)

  16. As a nervous first year teacher I am so thankful to have found your blog and plan on using it in the upcoming months!

  17. I'm not sure where my comments keep going but I"ve tried twice already. 3 times a charm :) Loving your blog! I'm in my 4th year of teaching and still learning something new every day!

  18. I just came across your blog thanks to Pinterest and I'm so happy that there is another high school teacher out there who is as in love with organization as I am!

  19. I can absolutely say without reservation that I definitely need something to save my sanity. Last year, I truly struggled to keep up with 184 students in two levels of English--two sophomore classes and four AP Lit classes. Does everyone know the picture of the woman sitting at a desk surrounded by mountains of paper? I felt like that all year long. This summer, I am writing my thesis for my Master's in English so I haven't had time to plan and organize for next year's madness. Pray for me, please!


  20. I love your blog. As a recent graduate and new teacher, I love all of your advice and organization tips, and that you provide so many resources. Thank you so much for all the encouragement that you provide!

  21. Thanks for sharing your resources.

  22. Thank you for sharing your ideas and your hard work! Very much appreciated!