Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Finally Updated My TpT Store!

I need summer vacation more than once a year! During my time off the last week or so, I have finally made time to update my Teachers Pay Teachers store. What do you think?


In addition to making it LOOK nicer, I have also been busy working on adding new items! I have also updated a few of my older items, so make sure to go and take a peek!

Here are some FREEBIES I have added:


I use this to organize & record the resources I have that I will use to teach different topics/units. Even though I have all of these resources organized on my computer, I find it helpful to have a hard copy in my plan book!

This next one used to be a paid product, but I have changed it into a FREEBIE!

These cute desk tags make a cheerful addition to any classroom. And if you like these and want more options, or are looking for some without the cursive, check out my NEW desk tags!


I can't wait to get these on the desks in my room!!!

Please head over to my store and let me know what you think about the changes and/or new & updated products. One lucky commenter will get the product of their choice from my store for FREE!!! Drawing to be held on Monday, August 3rd. Be sure to check back and see if you won!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Win Free Jamberry Nail Wraps!


Would you like to win some free nail wraps??? Head on over to my Facebook page, TheInspiredSoulwithShannonMurdock, and tell me which of these ADORABLE Valentine's nail wraps is your favorite!!


Contest ends, Friday, January 16th at midnight, Pacific Standard Time!

Want to just go ahead and order some?? Head to my website:  http://shannonmurdock.jamberrynails.net/

Sunday, November 30, 2014

TpT 2014 Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) Sale!

Stock up on all the items on your TpT wishlist Monday and Tuesday, December 1st and 2nd!!


And as a special bonus, for these 2 days only you can buy my entire store, The Inspired Soul:

Click on the picture to go to my TpT store!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time to Say Thanks

Seeing that is almost Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a minute to thank all of my fellow teachers for everything that they do for their students. Our job is often thankless, and we rarely get to see the long-term results of our efforts. However, we do it because we love our kids and we know we are making a difference in their lives!

So in honor of all you do, I am offering a Thanksgiving Give-Away!


You can enter your name to win in several ways:
1. Leave a comment here on my blog
2. Follow me on Bloglovin'
3. Head over and "Like" my Facebook page, The Inspired Soul with Shannon Murdock
4. Share the Give-Away post on my Facebook page

For every 25 comments here on my blog, "Likes" on my Facebook page, and shares of the Give-Away post I will draw a name to win $10 from my TpT store. The more you share, the more winners there will be! Drawing will take place on Sunday evening, November 30, around 8pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

My First Five for Friday!


Since this is my first time linking up with Five for Friday, I am going to "cheat" a little and include things from the last couple of weeks!

My sweet daughter decided she wanted to make cupcakes on her own last night. Since she is now almost 12 years old, I figured it was time to let her try! It certainly started out with a "Bang!"
Thankfully, she wasn't hurt. It just scared the wits out of her!!!! However, she quickly recovered and made some beautiful cupcakes for us:

(I am an Oregon Duck, and Dad is a Washington Husky, can you tell???)


I just joined the ranks of Jamberry Independent Consultants, and am loving it. I have not had any official parties yet, but already have had enough sales to earn LOTS of free product. If you haven't tried them yet, you really should. I love that they are easy to apply, inexpensive, and don't chip!
Here are my first two "Jamicures"!

I would be happy to send you a sample, if you would like give them a try. Just click here.
If you would like to browse the over 300 different wraps that are available, visit my website here. And if you would like to keep up with special offers on Jamberry (or my TpT store), please visit my Facebook page, The Inspired Soul with Shannon Murdock, and click the "Like" button!


Costco pomegranates are here!!!! I've already been through 2 boxes. Need I say more? 


I have Parent Teacher conferences next week and always like my Fourth Graders to do a self-reflection to talk about with their parents. The format I use is this one, by Second Grade Survivor, and just tailor it to my class needs.

We have Student-Led conferences, so I make a checklist of the things they are to share with their parents for the first 15 minutes. Then they come talk to me for the second 15 minutes and we go over report cards.

What do you do for conferences? I am always interested in hearing other ideas!!!



My last blog post chronicles our time investigating turbines. We had a blast!!! You can read about it here.


If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, contact the BPA to have someone come out to your school and do this great activity with your class!