Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Multiplication Workbook

Multiplication Workbook

Here's a math workbook that I just created. It gives students practice multiplying 1-10; it also includes a fill-in-the-blank multiplication table.

I welcome any suggestions or comments. You can email me at frugalgirl09@gmail.com


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Five Signs You're an English Teacher Poster

Five Signs You’re an English Teacher
1. If your spouse or significant other gives you a love letter, you analyze it and pick out the grammatical errors.
2. You describe your desk as “organized chaos.”
3. When you spill something on your shirt, you say,“Out damned spot.”
4. You use words like ubiquitous and lugubrious when talking to your 7-year-old.
5. You named your dog Chaucer, your fish Hemingway, and your computer Wordsworth.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I created this poster for a coworker who was stressed out.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Church Mice Poster

This is for all my Sunday School teachers. I created this poster last year; it was a lot of fun!

Lots of Free EBOOKS!

site: http://www.enotes.com/documents/pub/emc

I was just uploading some worksheets to Enotes.com (see previous post if you have no idea what I'm talking about), and I ran across some really good FREE ebooks from reputable publishers like Evan-Moor and Scholastic. Just thought I'd pass it along!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

9 Ways for Teachers to Make Extra Money

"Teachers don't get paid enough," is what we constantly hear, but if you budget your money correctly and find ways to get paid for your expertise, you'll be able to keep the job you love and pay the mortgage.

1. Save Money Without Even Missing It When you pay off a bill or when you get your yearly raise; automatically have the money you saved or made transferred to your savings account. For example, when I paid off my computer loan, I had the 75.00 that I saved automatically transferred to my savings account. I didn't even miss it.

2. Join the State Employees Credit Union If you haven't already, make sure that you become a member of your State Employees Credit Union. My credit card through the credit union only has 10% interest. Also, they have great perks. For instance, in North Carolina, if you make less than 40,000, you can get your taxes done for free.

3. Get your a Side Hustle On Use your expertise in education to make EXTRA money. I signed up as an editor at Enotes, and I can make $25.00-$50.00 extra a month by answering questions about literature or uploading worksheets that I created for my students. Check out my site for more info: Free Things for Teachers: Enotes Editor
You can also sell your work at: Teachers Pay Teachers

4. Find sites that offer FREE STUFF There are many sites like Free Things for Teachers and Teacher's Coffeehouse that cater to teachers. Enotes is another site that offers free worksheets and lesson plans for teachers. Also find free posters at this site:
Free Posters

5. Write a Book or a Workbook There are many places where your can self-publish books for little or no money. Check out this article about self-publishing your teacher materials:
Self Publishing Your Teacher Materials

6. Teach Online In some states, there are virtual high schools that offer courses throughout the year and during the summer. They pay around $200 per student in North Carolina. Check out the following sites:
North Carolina Virtual Public School
Florida Virtual School

7. Stop Buying New Books You can buy books that are in great condition at a fraction of the price at: Amazon

8. Stop Paying Full Price for Software- There are several sites that offer up to 75% off on popular software including Microsoft and Adobe. Check out this article for more information:
Cheap Software
If 75% off isn’t enough of a discount for you, you can get free open source software at:
Free Sofware

9. Give to Others-- As Christian, I believe in tithing 10% of my income. I try to donate 10% of my income to a local Christian charity every month. I always feel better about my finances when I am helping others.
Source: http://www.freethingsforteachers.com/

written by: Sharron Scott

Software for 75% Off!!

You can get software for 75% at www.campustech.com This site offers just about any type of software your would want from Microsft Office to Adobe Creative Suite. For exampe, Microsoft Office which is usually 499.00 is only 129.00.

What are stipulations, you ask?

We'll there are just a few:1. It is educational software, so you need to be a teacher or a student (K-12 or college) to receive the discount.2. Because it's educational software, you can't upgrade.You can also receive an educational discount if you order directly through Adobe: https://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-EDU&event=displayEduConditions

You should give it a try; I've used campustech.com several times, and I am very pleased.

Free Grammar and Punctuation E-Book

Go to my worksheets page, and click on Quick and Simple Grammar and Punctuation.

I created this workbook because I had a hard time finding simple grammar and punctuation worksheets for my ninth graders that weren't too childish.

If you have any suggestions about the ebook, please contact me at frugalgirl09@gmail.com


Monday, June 15, 2009

Free Advice---Enjoy Your Summer

From time to time, I will post what I call "free advice" on this blog. People who know me well, know that I only give advice when I feel I have something to say that may make your life easier. My true friends also know that I think that unwarrented advice is on the same list as paper cuts and hang nails. So if you're not the type to accept advice, then whenever you see a "Free Advice" post, then by all means keep it moving, go on to the next blog. You won't hurt my feelings---I promise.

With that said---Enjoy Your Summer!

Take a few weeks to completely forget about school and schoolwork. Forget about being Ms. Brown, or Mr. Roberts; for a moment just take a minute to be Karen or Frank, Mom, Dad, Little Sister, Big Brother, or Friend.

Right now, in this moment, as I type this, I am sitting on my balcony bobbing to Mariah Carey. It is 9:00 p.m., and the sun refuses to set completely set. And finally after a warm muggy day, on this late spring evening, there is a cool breeze.

There are a million "productive" things that I could be doing. But right now in this moment, I am going to do the one thing that I haven't really done since the first school bell rang in August: BREATH.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Scholarship Recommendation Letter

site: http://www.writenowplc.com/12ap/letter.html

Here is scholarship recommendation letter that I wrote. It's pretty good (if I do say so myself :))

Make an extra $25.00-$50.00 a month

site: https://www.enotes.com/jax/index.php/users/register/type=editor

You can easily make an extra $25.00-$50.00 a month by becomming an Enotes editor. I have been an Enotes editor since January 2009, and it has been a positive experience. In fact, I've got a check for $53.00 (from Enotes) sitting on my desk right now that I need to cash.

What does and Enotes editor do? An Enotes editor answer questions posted by students, posts comments to discussions boards, and uploads documents such as worksheets and handouts to the site.

How much money does an Enotes Editor get paid? Editors make $1.00 for every document submited i.e. worksheets, lesson plans etc., $2.00 for every question answered, and $1.00 for every comment posted on a discussion board.

How do I become an Enotes editor? It's very simple: just complete an online application, and answer three questions that are posted on the site. It takes a couple of weeks for your application to be reviewed.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Inspirational Poster

I saw this verse on a teacher's website, and I decided to create a poster.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Complete Pair of Glasses for 8.00

Yes, you read it correcly, you can get a complete pair of glasses for 8.00 at http://www.zennioptical.com/ plus $4.00 shipping and handling.

I bought a pair about two months ago and they are great. In fact, I am wearing them right now as I type this blog:)

Note: You have to type in your perscription as well as your pupil distance. The website tells you how to measure your pupil distance. I suggest that you don't measure your own pupil distance. (My sister did this, and when her glasses came back she ended up dizzy.) Instead, when you go to the eye doctor to pick up your prescription, simply ask them for your pupil distance.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Post Card Template

This is a cool activity for Social Studies and English teachers. After studying a new geographical place, students will design the front of the post card with geographical landmards representing that particular region.

After completing the front, students will write a note to a friend or family member describing the geographical region that they have visited.

I created this template, and then uploaded it to Enotes.com Check it out: http://www.enotes.com/documents/post-card-template-36365