Friday, July 25, 2014

It's a Florida Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to the Sunshine State! Enjoy yourself as you take a tour around our wonderful {and large!} state! Grab some freebies along the way, and be sure to enter to win our Bundles of Sunshine!

I have lived in the Sunshine State since I was 5 years old. I am originally from New Jersey. When I try to tell people that, my husband just laughs & says "You're from Florida!" And I am proud to be a Floridian. I grew up in Deltona which is the next town over from where I live now. I went to college up in Tallahassee, FL at Florida State University! Go 'Noles!
After college, I returned home & got married. About 3 years ago, we moved to Debary which is the next town over from where I grew up. It has that hometown feel. It is a small, very established town.

Debary has a history that goes back into the 1800s when the Timacuan Indians lived here. In 1871, a wealthy wine merchant named Samuel Frederick deBary built what is now known as Debary Hall, which is a 20 room mansion that still stands today. It housed several visitors including Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland.

Debary is on the famous St. Johns River so there is a lot of boating around here!
We are about 30 minutes from Daytona Beach and Orlando, which means I spend a lot of time on the World's Famous Beach and with Mickey Mouse. The weather is ultra hot in the summer, but most years our winter is very mild (except for last year when we were all freezing in the United States!) We are usually able to enjoy our beaches by March!

This weekend, we have freebies for you to enjoy! Stop by each of our blogs for an activity or idea to use in your classroom. To grab my freebie just click the image below!
This freebie is perfect for beginning first graders and your high kindergarteners. It is called Cut It, Sort It, Glue It: Short A Edition. Click on the picture to download it. Also, check out my Making Words Mega Pack: Word Building for the Entire Year. This pack is all no-prep! Just print it, set it, and forget it! Your students will have the pattern of Making Words down pat in no time! It will be on sale all weekend in my TPT store. Click on the picture to take you there!

The Florida teachers below have two fantastic giveaways for you! You can enter once from each one of our pages. All you have to do is follow my blog! Hop around to all the blogs listed below, and be sure to follow them to get more entries. The more entries you have, the more likely you are to win! Each pack also includes a Starbucks gift card (because, well, a teacher's gotta have a coffee!).

Come find out more about the beautiful state of Florida by reading about these other sweet teachers!


  1. I love that you are so close to Disney! We are 3.5 hours away, but go very often because of our Seasonal Passes. Maybe we can meet up sometime! :)

    Creativity to the Core

  2. Everyone is killing me with the Go Noles....I'm over here yelling Go Canes! Lol!!! Can you believe I haven't been to Disney in 20 years? That's almost un-Floridian isn't it? I should probably make a special trip!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I'm so jealous of how close you are to Disney. It's one of my favorite vacations. Hometown cities are the best.

  4. I haven't been to Disney in 20 years either...sad, since it is so much fun! Enjoyed your pictures.
    Burke's Special Kids

  5. I had never heard of Debary! Thank you for teaching me something new today. It sounds like a wonderful little town and I love how central it seems to be! :)