Thursday, August 6, 2015

Teacher Time Savers Linky Party

Are you constantly searching for more time in your school day?  Here are some Teacher Time Savers!
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst"  ~ William Penn
We all know that time is precious.  As teachers, we are constantly searching for more of it and bemoaning the lack of it.  I'm happy to host a linky party dedicated to teachers sharing their time saving tips, tools, and products with other teachers.  {Guidelines for the linky party are at the end of the post.}

Does this scene seem familiar...

It's lunchtime and you've just seen your students off to the lunch room.  You quickly prepare for your next lesson, answer a few e-mails, and maybe even grade a pile of papers.   Oh, wait!  You still need to eat lunch!  You head to the staff room, grab your lunch, and search for the microwave.  Ah Oh!  There's someone's ravioli rotating in the microwave and a line three people deep waiting their turn.  What to do? 

I found the solution and it has been the BEST time saving purchase I made this year...
Are you constantly searching for more time in your school day?  Here are some Teacher Time Savers!
Yep!  A Crock-Pot!  But this isn't your momma's crock-pot!  This is actually a mini crock-pot specifically made to heat up small portions of food.  The pot hold 20 oz. which is an ample serving.  There is an inner liner/container that is removable.  I usually keep the base at school and the liner travels back and forth between home and school.  

The crock-pot is perfect for soups, stews, pasta, and almost any leftover.  I plug mine in when I get to school in the morning and by lunch time my food is nice and hot and ready to eat.  No more waiting in line at the microwave.  Big time saver!  

At the time of this post, the crock-pot pictured above was selling for $19.94!  Well worth the money for the time it will save you each day.  By the way...  Crock-Pot is not paying me to say any of this.  I just want to share with you all a tool that has made a time saving impact on my day.  It has been such a blessing to know that my lunch is going to be hot and waiting for me when I am ready to eat.  

So that is my Teacher Time Saver!  Please check out the blogs linked below for more tools, tips, and products to add minutes to your busy day!  

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Want to join the "Linky" party?  Here are the guidelines to participate:

1.  Write a blog post featuring a Teacher Time Saver.  This could be a time saving tip, tool, item, or product.  
2.  Grab this graphic and add it to your post.
3.  Mention, in your post, that you are participating in the Teacher Time Savers Linky Party hosted by Literacy Loves Company with a link back to this post.
4.  Make sure you have a "pin-able" graphic in your post so that others can pin your idea.
5.  Use good linky party etiquette by commenting on this post and by visiting and commenting on the two blogs linked before you and the one after you on the link-up. 

Please advertise your blog posts on social media. 

Thank you for following the guidelines above!  
  
I will try to visit each of your blog posts.  I'm looking forward to learning about new ideas to save me time this school year! 

The linky party will be open through September 2015.   
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18 comments:

  1. I have that too, but in blue!!!! It is absolutely one of the best investments I have made for my classroom :-)

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    1. Yay! Another mini Crock-pot user. :) I use it as much as I can because it always makes me happy when I don't have to use the not-so-clean microwaves at school. :)

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the crock pot idea!! I can't wait to check it out! This is a HUGE time saver just in the sense that I LOVE getting to see everyone and chat in the staff room and before I know it, my lunch break is GONE! :) Thank you so much! I can't wait to check back and see all of the other awesome ideas!

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    1. Thanks! It was a great find and I am so glad I purchased it. It is nice not to have to worry about lunch. There is so many other things to stress about. :)

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  3. What at wonderful idea! I am going shopping!
    Hilary
    Primary Planet!

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  4. Great idea! I never have time to heat my lunch up! Thanks for hosting this linky!
    Amy That Teaching Spark

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    1. You are welcome, Amy! Thank you for participating. :)

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  5. I LOVE this idea! I have one foot out the door! :) Thank you so much for hosting.

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    1. Thanks, Ariana! I loved your tip, too! :)

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  6. What a great idea - a timesaver and something yummy!

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  7. That little crock pot is one of my favorite things ever. I make huge pots of soup, like 2 a weekend, and freeze it in the round glad 2 cup containers. Then, I bring the frozen soup in and pop it in (just slides right into that liner, like it was made to do so :) and start it up in the morning. By lunchtime (3-4 hours later) it is hot, but not too hot, all the way through. Not only am I eating healthier, but I have a yummy hot lunch everyday. There is no waiting for the microwave and I am able to actually eat something instead of waiting for a microwave to open, nuking my food for 6 minutes and having it be too hot or too cold to wolf down. (We have 20 minute lunches) and then having to be back to get my kids. Making 2 or 3 pots of soups or stew a weekend, ensures that I have a variety in the freezer at all times. One of the very best investments ever! You can go onto the crockpot website too, and buy extra liners. Have a great start to your school year.

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    1. Hi Karen! I haven't invested in extra liners yet, but I can see how that would make things even easier. I'm always afraid I'm going to lose the one I have and then I would be lost! :) Thanks for visiting my blog.
      Tammy

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  9. Oh my gosh!! I have never seen a Crock Pot that size! I immediately clicked on the picture when I saw it on Pinterest and it brought me right to your adorable blog. Such great ideas...thanks for sharing!
    Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I'm glad that you found me. :)

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  10. I so need a crock pot! I checked out your freebie and left feedback! Thanks for sharing!

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