Remember these???

I was all over getting my star stickers for my BOOK IT! pin
and my free personal pan pizzas back in the day.
Those were the days....

Did you know that BOOK IT! is still around?!!
Kids everywhere are still getting their personal pan pizzas
for reading except now there are no pins and star stickers. :(

I've been using their program with my students almost every year I've been teaching
as a reward for reading at home.
Last year, I made my own monthly reading logs for students
to keep track of how many minutes they were reading.
If they were able to complete the reading log, they got their free pizza coupon from me.

These reading logs are super simple and perfect for grades K-3.
For my first graders, I require them to read for 20 min. before they color in
one picture on their reading log. There are 16 pictures on each reading log so I feel
like its reasonable to expect them to read 20 min. at a time, 
16 different times during the month.

I can also custimize more or less minutes required to really differentiate
for some of my students.
I write in the number of minutes and the due date before I make multiple copies.

If you need a simple way to motivate your students to be reading at home
that you can easily customize for your students and grade level,
check out my new monthly reading logs in my store here.
You can also sign up to participate in BOOK IT! here.






Giveaway winner!

Hey there!

Forgive my tardiness...I came home to a sick kiddo yesterday :(

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Here's the winner...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Meredith! Please check your email! 



I had this giveaway planned for August,
when everyone was headed back to school and prepping like crazy,
but if you read my previous post you know I had to take a little
blogging hiatus.

So, as a little thank you to my readers who are still hanging around
despite the dust and cob webs around here,
I thought I'd go ahead and still do the giveaway I had planned and
give away one of my stylish teacher planners!

 Most of you teachers probably already have a planner for this
school year but......
Is it pretty to look at?
Does it excite you when you see it?!
Do you love all things color coordinated?!?


 Enter the giveaway and if you win you'll get to choose one
of my teacher planners to download for FREE and I'll
also throw in this super cute  blue binder that will
coordinate perfectly with both planner styles!
The binder is from the Martha Stewart line at Staples.

I love Martha's stuff there!
I use the discbound binder system in the same color
as the regular 3-ring binder I'm giving away.
Here's my planner and I absolutely love it!

You can enter two different ways using the rafflecopter below...

1. Follow my blog (either through Google or Bloglovin')
2. Like Mrs. Prince and Co. on Facebook
And if you already do both of those....this will be super easy for ya! :)
I'll announce the winner Wednesday, Sept. 18!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Am I really writing an actual blog post???
Goodness, it's been a long time since I've been able to do this!

But sometimes life happens and I get a good reminder that I really don't have
control over much.
And that's really ok with me because God had proven over and over
to me that his plan is always way better than mine. :)
I'm home today for a much needed stress-free day to prop my feet
up, relax, maybe clean my dirty house a little, hopefully get ahead
on my lesson plans for next week (yes, sadly I had to take a vacation
day to have time to plan...there's something really wrong with that),
and maybe go for a walk on this cool morning.
I know everyone in the midwest has been waiting for a cool down from
the awfully hot last couple of weeks, and today we Kansans got a little break.
I also hope to get a chance to start decorating our house for fall this weekend!
 Today I'm printing some printables made by Laurie from Fresh Picked
{a.k.a my sister}!
You need to go follow her blog right now and see all of her cute printables
and home decor ideas. She got the decorating gene. I certianly did not. :)
{here are all her printables}

Check out these super cute ones for Halloween...

And one of my favorite printables she has made is one she just
put up on her blog last month.
One of my favorite verses that has been sort of my personal motto
for the last year.
Like I said before, God has a way better plan for my life than anything I could
try to plan or orchestrate.
If its supposed to happen, he'll make it happen.


 I think I'm going to frame this one and put it in my kitchen because
it will look great next to my new white cabinets!
I actually did finish painting them this summer even though
I had some serious doubts about my ability to finish them.
Several times during the painting process I was concerned that
I was actually going to lose my mind.
It's just a ton of work and I thought I'd have it done in a couple of days.
Joke was on me.
Then, I realized I wasn't losing my mind and actually going crazy,
just experiencing the wrath of my raging early pregnancy