Saturday, August 2, 2014

So Cal Blog Hop

WooHoo! It's a SoCal Blog Hop... or shall we say Blog Surf? I am so excited to be a part of a little end-of-the summer fun with some wonderful Southern California BloggyFriends!

I consider myself more than a little lucky to live twenty minutes from this lovely scene...

This is one of my favorite places to be. Even at high tide, you can walk and walk and walk. I love the sounds of the ocean... the waves, the seagulls, the people... as well as the sights. And I like the beach just as much in the winter. There is not a huge temperature variation from season to season in Southern California, and beach-walking is a lovely pastime almost year-round!

Now it's your turn to join us at the shore! As part of the Hop, each blogger is offering a little beach-themed freebie! I'm sharing some "sunny" teacher notes to celebrate student success. Just click on the picture below to get a copy from

The graphics are from my sweet friend Krista at Creative Clips.  You can check out her cute and colorful designs HERE on TpT!

But that's not all! By using the Rafflecopter options below, you could win one of four $25 gift cards from TpT--just in time to gather up some must-haves for Back-to-School! In the meantime, you'll be getting to know some west coast bloggers and collecting some freebies along the way!

Since this is a "Hop," we're making it easy for you to travel from place to place. Just click on the button below to surf over to the next stop, Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten, where Kelly has something special for you!

In the meantime, I'll be sending you happy thoughts for the new school year from a sunny spot on the beach!

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  1. Thanks for the freebie! I LOVE a beach theme :)
    The Techie Teacher

  2. This is a great reminder to us teachers that sending positive notes home is important. It is so easy to get caught up in everything that taking a minute to affirm positive behavior and let the parents know about it is HUGE! I will definitely be using this freebie. Thanks!

    It was fun surfing with you and the other SoCal ladies today! Can't wait for our meet up!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  3. Where in SoCal? I'm excited to find some people near me!! Next we need to do a SoCal blog hop with Middle and High School! I so wish I could use all the fun stuff you guys do in elementary school...I love a good craft :)
    Tales of Teaching in Heels

  4. Love this option for sending positive notes home. Thank you SO much!

  5. Adorable notes!! Can't wait to use them next week!! Thank you!!

  6. Thank you for your ever so cute happy notes!

  7. Can't wait to use your adorable notes! Thanks.

    Teachin' Cutie Patooties

  8. What an adorable note Kim! These will be so useful to have on hand!!! So often I forget to send home the GOOD notes! ;-) Thank you!!!!!

    Soaring Through Second

  9. Kim-
    Those notes are precious! I want to get Kinkos to put them in a pad version and I can use them all the time. Thank you!

  10. I love your notes!!! Thank you for sharing them!!


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