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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Currently/Long Time No Blog

Good Grief!  It's been way too long since I've blogged.  I have had this window open many a time and just didn't have the energy to blog.  So...I hope to change that and start blogging more regularly.  Starting with a Currently linky is just the way to do so. Here it is.

Do any of you listen to Audible?  I never bought into it until I realized it would satisfy my multitasking need.  I could work, clean, etc. and listen to some good reads.  Don't get me wrong, nothing compares to cracking open a good book, but this is a close second.  I am listening to this right now...
This is a great British Chick Lit book!

I finally got myself a laptop.  We have a loft area upstairs where I do most of my work, but I found myself stuck there for hours working on TPT items instead of on a comfy couch.  So I now can relax and catch up on my favorite shows while I work.  

I also got a Fitbit this month.  I love it!  I can't say I make it to 10,000 steps a day, but I sure do try.  I am so happy I didn' t get the bracelet.  This little guy clips anywhere and really tightly.
  And the rain.  Oh how I love the rain. Especially when I can be at home and not trying to contain 32 little bodies that are bursting with energy.  Although they loved that they got to watch Frozen yesterday. :)

  Just to relax this weekend.  There are no plans, and I hope to keep it that way:)

To clean house.  I have the Spring cleaning bug, but can't seem to get myself to do much in this rain.  Will have to just do the regular cleaning this weekend.

I am now finishing off my latest TPT product that I would've liked to have posted for the big TPT sale, but time got away from me.  So I will finish them before the weekend is up.  I am also thinking that I may need a proofreader, seems that no matter how many times I check, and re-check my packs, things slip by.  Anyone want to trade some products for proofreading?

Okay, back to work!  I have been looking for some more blogs to follow, so I am off to check out the linky at Oh, Boy 4th Grade.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Questionnaire

Long time no blog!  I am not sure how many people actually read this, but I plan on blogging here a bit more this coming year.  I saw this linky up at Michelle's Blog, and I thought it would be fun to take part!
Okay here I go...
Hot Chocolate or Eggnog? 
That's a tough one because I like both.  Yes, I actually like Eggnog.  But I would say Hot Chocoloate, sounds more cozy!

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them underneath the tree? 
Only mom wraps gifts.  Santa is too busy to wrap;)

Colored lights or white? 
I love white lights.  It's more classic (to me).  But I totally appreciate colored and may one day switch over??

When do you decorate? 
Usually Thanksgiving weekend.  But this year it was a week earlier.  I love Christmas!

Real or Fake Tree?
Fake.  For years, and growing up, it was only real trees, but when Alyson and I were on our own, I wanted a fake tree.  The best decision ever!  We love it!

What Tops Your Tree?
A star, and some pretties.  I get a little crazy!

Ignore the mess (and the lack of lights at the top).
Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions?
Always, always, going to a neigborhood nearby to walk around and see the lights in our warmest and comfiest clothes (Alyson usually in PJ's).  

And we have had this guy for the past 5 years.  
Always getting in trouble, but oh so much fun!
Do you remember your favorite gift as a child? 
Yep!  My Cabbage Patch doll.  Alyson has it now and I am sure it is in her room, but I am too lazy to look for it.
She looked something like this one.
Do prefer giving or receiving? 
I would say both!  Who doesn't like getting gifts?  My favorite is being able to give without worrying about the price tag.  The only time that happens is with my girl.

What is your favorite Christmas song? 
I have definite favorites, but I always think of Last Christmas by WHAM ad a favorite.  Isn't that cheesey? 

Candy Canes. Yuck or Yum? 
Love them!  I also like the ones that are fruity!

Favorite Christmas Movie? 
Hmmm...I will narrow it down to a few.

And those are at the top of my list, but I could go on.

Do you shop online or at stores?
Amazon Prime and the American Girl Store are my BFF's.

Photo Cards, Letter or Store Bought Card? 
Photo Cards!

Yay!  That was fun!  Off to visit some others!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Best Selling TPT Fall/Activities Giveaway

Today I am sharing a giveaway I am participating in.  It is my first one, and I am so excited!  Caitlin and Carrie from Table Talk with C&C asked on their IG if anyone would be willing to participate, and of course, I wanted to take part.
This is what I am giving away.
I have a first grade version as well, so depending on the winner, I will give them their pick!

There are many other awesome items that are being given away as well.  Go on over and take a look!  And enter to win!

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Five for Friday!

Whew!  It's been awhile since I've posted on this little blog.  This year is crazy busy.  Having a combo class keeps me busy!  Here are some of my favorites fromt his week.  And, as always, I am linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching
I started adding my Halloween decor to my classroom.  My kiddos loved it!  They get excited to see what I'm going to put up next.  I Love it!
Alyson has chosen to read this book for her book report this week.  I almost shed a tear, well not really.  But how can you not love Little House?

I finished these two Enrichment packs this past weekend.  Just in time for the new month!  Check them out here and here.

I just got this lipstick from MAC.  It's called Girl About Town.  It's bright, but oh so pretty and creamy!

And this one, that may be random, but it is especially yummy.  I had to attend a training this week and to me, nothing is worse than having to prepare for a sub, when I would much rather be in the class. At least we got this lovely boxed lunch.  Ate it all up!

Thanks for popping in!  Leave a comment so I can go visit your blog too!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tally Mark Freebie Poster!

Hello there!  Happy weekend!  I finally slept in and I feel great!  Almost time for A's soccer game, but I couldn't help but put this poster together.  I thought that you might enjoy it.  would ask if you'd leave some feedback.

Just edited to add that I made a second page that has the numbers 6-10.  

Friday, September 13, 2013

Five for Friday!!!

Well I made it through a full week of school!  I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted!  I will be catching up on some sleep this weekend. Today I am linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching.

1. Back to School night happened this week.  It was a success!  And I think what I was most excited for, was my cute little signs. Ha!  If you are interested, I think I will make them a freebie this weekend.  Well except the Ms.Lanning!;)
2.Had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season!  Oh so gooood!
3.Got my apple bracelet from Alex and Ani!  So pretty!

4.New boots came in the mail!  Can't wait for some fall weather!
5. I have to share this success.  I created these journal prompts so that students would get used to responding to a prompt in an informal manner.  I am happy to say, that they are doing great!  I have it put together in a way that on the day after a prompt they have free writing.  It has (so far) avoided my reading the "I love my family, I love my dog" repitition that I see every year.

That's it!!  I am off to enjoy this Friday!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Five for Friday!

Woohooo!  It's the weekend!  So ready to get to sleep in.  That's what I really miss, and not being able to stay up as late as I'd like.  But, I am proud to say that I have only fallen asleep once on the couch this week. LOL!
So this week, was amazing!  I am so proud of my littles.  I am still trying to figure out the combo thing, but we'll get there.  So here are some things that stood out to me this week.

My little cutie started 4th grade!  Sigh, I remember looking at the fourth graders at my school and thinking they were so big, and old!  And here I am with my own 4th grader!  Amazing how time flies!
I am trying to figure out how I'm going to teach math with my 8 second graders. My first attempt was a lesson on the carpet and then they got to grab a clipboard and complete it.  I also let them lie on their tummy's!  Hey, second grade has it's benefits, right?  They loved it, and it went great!

Morning work is another area that is a bit tricky for me.  I don't want to give my second graders anything that is too easy.  Enter my Sight word color by words pages.  I made a first and second grade version, that way they can both be done at the same time but differentiated for the two grades.  I was very proud of me, LOL!
Click here for the second grade version and here for the first grade version.

And these little iphones!  I love them.  I of course, first saw them on IG from a fellow teacher.  I ran out to Wally's and grabbed some.  I decided to glue their picture on and laminate them.  They will go right next to their work on our writing wall.

 And last, but not least.  My Alex and Ani bracelets.  I have hemmed and hawed over which ones to get, and I finally decided on these 3.  Aren't they gorgeous?  I have to admit, I ordered the apple one and it's on its way to me right now!
That's it!  We have soccer ceason starting tomorrow and I am really excited!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!