Florida Teacher Blog Hop {Plus a FREEBIE and a GIVEAWAY}

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 almost always lived in Northeast Florida (except for my time in Tallahassee at FSU!). A couple of things I love about Jacksonville is that it's by the beach and we've got the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Say what you will, but I'm a football fan and an avid Jags fan (no matter what)! 

I was lucky enough to live only a block or two from the beach during most of early twenties when I first started teaching.  I loved it!  So nice to be able to take walks on the beach whenever I felt like it, plus I loved how everything was so close- stores, restaurants, etc. and there was always fun stuff going on.  After I got married, we decided to move inland a little ways so we could actually afford a nice house.  It's great, but I do miss those easy living beach days. 

Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion
I'm sure you've heard about our new Jaguar stadium upgrades too- pools, cabanas, and the largest video boards in the world (in each end zone)- oh my!  Here's what Jags fans have to look forward to- unveiling July 26th!  I'm excited for this season even if we are the underdogs at every game.

One of my favorite Jacksonville views is driving into downtown at night- the view is so pretty.  They jazzed up all the bridges with lights back when we hosted the Super Bowl.

Downtown Jax at night.
Check out these other gorgeous Jacksonville pics!

Now that you got a little intro into Jacksonville, 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 so convenient when teaching the reading comprehension strategies!  I also like to use them in my kiddos interactive journals for the teacher side.  (I just shrink it when copying so it will fit.)

I also have several themed posters in my TPT store to match your classroom decor including:

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. My husband's family lives in St. Augustine and lived outside of Jacksonville (St. John's) a few years ago. The city is beautiful. :) Maybe next time I'm up there we should grab lunch!

    Creativity to the Core

  2. I love Jacksonville! My boyfriend has a store in the mall up there so we go up there quite a bit! Hoping to check out a football game this fall. :)

    Hardcore Teacher Resources

  3. Most of my extended family lives in Jax Beach! I did NOT know about all of those additions to the stadium... that looks incredible! I'm confused about why anyone would want to be swimming during a football game, but it looks amazing nonetheless. :)

    My Carolina Classroom

  4. Can you believe I have lived my whole life in Florida and have never been to Jacksonville? I have been to St. Augustine twice, but not Jax. I should probably remedy this!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. I luv the Jacksonville at night pic! Thanks for sharing!

  6. My brother-in-law spent 2 years around about Jacksonville. He loved it there! THanks for sharing :)
    Simple Insights

  7. I just found your blog through the Florida blog hop. I live just south of you in Keystone Heights!
    Teachin' First

  8. Wow, you were one lucky gal growing up so close to the beach! I would love to be able to take strolls along the beach in the morning to watch the sunrise or set... what a relaxing way to start/end your day. I love your downtown view. It's similar to the view down here in Miami with the exception of that BEAUTIFUL bridge, love it!
    :0) Melissa
    More Time 2 Teach

  9. I love Jacksonville. My dad go marred at ponte vedra beach.

  10. You are right. I have driven by that bridge at night and it is beautiful. Jax. is a very big, busy city though. It is easy to get lost in when you are new to the area. I bet there are plenty of things to do there. I never made it to the beach. Thanks for the posters!
    Burke's Special Kids

  11. What?!? Pools and cabanas at a stadium?!? That's crazy!! I have been to Jacksonville many times. Usually for shopping or concerts. :) The first time I drove there, I was so scared to go on the bridges! :)

  12. I am glad we are both in this blog hop together! I love meeting colleagues from other schools, even virtually.

    Your pictures of Jacksonville at night and the amphitheater are great! You can just barely see where my boyfriend and I first met 13 years ago. My friends and I went to see Grease as a Midnight Movie. Who knew such a great thing would come from that?

    I'm a BIG football fan, just not the Jags. ;) How about those scoreboards? I was skeptical, but they look amazing!

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!


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