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Laugh Eat Learn: Best of 2015

Best of LEL

Wow, what a year 2015 has been! In my personal life, a few amazing things happen: I moved in with Jonathan, made a huge switch from full time to part time, ventured out to meet my blogging besties in Vegas at the TPT Conference, completed my first year of grad school, and began a new teaching position! Laugh Eat Learn has blossomed so much during this year too (as Jonathan predicted at the end of 2014). Not only did I step out of my comfort zone multiple times, I begun Laugh Eat Learn Designs, continued to share my love of creating within my TPT store, begun focusing more on photography (like I use to love to do!) and strong content within my blog, built a collection of recipes to share (it helps having Jonathan here to taste test) and continued to build multiple friendships through my little blog. As this wonderful year wraps up, I wanted to start a new tradition here at Laugh Eat Learn, the best of 2015 (and so on…) to reflect on all of the blog posts I’ve shared throughout the year. So let’s go ahead and walk down memory lane!

At the beginning of the year, I shared how to add your instagram photos to your blog posts. It’s really quite easy to add and makes building that connection to your social media even better!

Read how to add instagram photos to your blog

I shared how we celebrated Valentine’s day with these handprint heart artwork. We used our school wide trait of the month to guide the conversation around Kindness.

Read more about Trait of the Months and this kindness art project

Throughout the first part of the year, I struggled with homework with my 3rd graders. I finally broke out of the runt and figured out a new way to accomplish successful and quick homework for all my students (and their busy schedules).

Read more about my homework evolution and my weekly homework packets

After a crazy amount of emails, I got frustrated and began searching for ways to organize my gmail account. I figured out a quick and easy way to organize your email into categories and color coded awesome-ness. Do I need to say more??

Read how to organize your g-Mail account

I joined my two great friends Ashley & Angie for their monthly #2getherwearebetter linky party. I shared all about my school schedule and how I fit it all in my day!

Read all about my third grade classroom schedule and planning

His & Her Office Space
I joined Ashley and Angie again to share my home office space (my second favorite place in my house, can you guess what is first?) After moving in with Jonathan, we had a office to plan to share between the two of us. I had so many ideas and absolutely loved putting this post together!

Read more about my move and our plans for our his & her themed office space

Cuban Lasagna Recipe
Shared this tasty recipe after a huge recipe sharing hiatus (not sure what happen there). This is also one of the first meals I created in my new kitchen after FINALLY unpacking all of the kitchen stuff.

Read more about Cuban Lasagna and snag the recipe 

Class Dojo Parent Letter Freebie
With the new school year just around the corner, I shared this FREE Class Dojo parent letter! This is the extact one I use in my classroom to inform all my future student’s families of the amazing-ness that is Class Dojo.

Read more about how I run Class Dojo in my classroom and grab this freebie

I partnered up with Chobani and created this yummy Lemon & Dill Chicken Salad using their greek yogurt. This is the perfect recipe to make ahead on Sundays and eat during the school week!

Read more about Lemon & Dill Chicken Salad and snag the recipe

Building Vocabulary through CCD
One of my favorite posts of the year was putting together this “how to” build vocabulary through a CCD. I’ve practiced Project GLAD in my classroom for over 3 years now and love the process of learning through total physical responses.

Read more about building vocabulary through a CCD

Wordpress Designs
I took a huge leap and begun designing for WordPress over at Laugh Eat Learn Designs! It’s been a blessing my small design business and I’m excited that I was able to finally offer this to my clients!

Read more about WordPress and what I offer through Laugh Eat Learn Designs

The Thankful Turkey Book
For Thanksgiving, I shared these plump little turkey craftivities! We wrote all about what we are most thankful for in my classroom. This craftivity spread into more themed books which has been a blast making!

Read more about these The Thankful Turkey Book

Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe
Last but not least, I shared my recipe for the BEST and easiest sugar cookies! I also included the recipe for this fun and make your own royal icing for decorating during the holidays.

Read more about how I made Holiday Sugar Cookies and snag the recipe

New Goals And New Successes
I hope everyone has a safe and rewarding New Year’s eve and a spectacular first day of the new year! I look forward to continuing my blogging journey next year and bringing every more fun resources and recipes! Cheers!

she / her / ella

alexis porter

I’m a cuban and puerto rican, living in Seattle, Washington with my husband and pup. I absolutely love working with fellow solopreneurs and online business owners who want their websites to stand out and shine online. ✨

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