Weekend Links: Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teachers are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Take the time to celebrate these real life superheroes during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016.

teacher appreciation week

Need some ideas on how to celebrate? Here are some good ones!

Reading Rockets has a whole list of Teacher Appreciation Week activities.

Teacher Appreciation Super Hero Themed Week at @EducatorsSpin


Fun Activities that Double as Teacher Gifts!

Little Passports has a clever activity idea involving simple supplies like mason jars and old maps!

Bake Some Honey Cinnamon Rolls

Honey Cinnamon Rolls

  • 2 packages yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup HONEY
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 pint milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon mixed

***Get full recipe and instructions HERE

Has a teacher in your life inspired you with their storytelling abilities? I’ve made a FREE off the shoulder felt story bag craft and tutorial just for this occasion! This simple craft is something the whole family can participate in creating it will make a delightful gift for the book lover in your life. I hope your little bag of tales holds as many wonders for you as ours has.

Click the image below and get instant access to this Hans Christian Andersen-inspired shoulder bag!


If you are looking for inspirational children’s books about teachers, the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.

celebrate helen keller

It is time to say Thank You to the special teachers that you know.  Let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do. Use #TeacherAppreciationDay to post on social media.

Coming soon!

My newest book, Dragons are Real with be available on Amazon around the first part of May and the excitement is almost blowing the roof off of Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press headquarters!

Dragons are real

SO…what if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG. What if I told you that Dragons are indeed Real and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined?
This fairly true story is based on the author’s childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon; a very special Dragon that she and her brother spent two magical summers with.

As readers turn the pages and learn the truth about Dragons, they will see that the fiercest beasts in known history can actually be the best of friends. It’s a lesson in finding companionship in the most unusual of places. Dragons are Real is a magical book filled with stunning illustrations and hints that dragon are indeed all around us :)
Dragons are real

Dragons are Real is slated for a May 5th release. If you want to be among the first to know when this colorful and enchanting children’s book goes on sale, sign up below and I will keep you in the loop. (P.S. I have plans to have some fun free gifts available as well!) Thanks for your support and Read On!

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