The holidays are just around the corner, and my Facebook feed is blowing up yet again with invites to participate in the Secret Sister Gift Exchange.
In case you’re not familiar with this yearly phenomenon, the gist is that you buy a $10 gift for one person and can potentially receive up to 36 gifts from your “Secret Sisters” that are also participating.
Sounds too good to be true right? That’s because it is. According to this article from the Better Business Bureau, the gift exchange is considered a pyramid scheme/gambling and is, therefore, illegal.
As a mom, an educator, and a wife, I have a lot of things to keep track of. I did a pretty good job over the years, but I never felt like I had a concrete way of keeping up with it all. Everything was always spread around between different calendars, sticky notes, and apps, so it was hard to remember where everything was.
A friend at work showed me her bullet journal a few years ago, and I was really intrigued by the idea of it, so I started doing some research. Now, I’m completely hooked.
If you read my posts about Canva and Sway, you’ll know that I’m not afraid to admit that I need help when it comes to anything involving graphic design. As teachers, we need all the (free) help we can get. Fortunately, there are a ton of free tools out there to help us design beautiful posters, anchor charts, projects, newsletters, and crafty personal projects.
Whether it’s anchor charts, lesson plans, flyers, or newsletters home, teachers are always creating. It’s easy to pull up a document and type something up, but it doesn’t necessarily look pretty or polished. I’ve seen teachers go to TPT to buy anchor charts because they look prettier than what they can make (even though the content is the same), because they want their classroom to look cute.
Save your money. With Canva, you’ll be churning out gorgeous content in no time. Heck, you could probably even sell it on TPT!
If you’re a teacher or librarian, you need supplies. Supplies cost money. Because you work in education, you don’t have any money. So you spend your personal money, which you don’t have, to buy these supplies.