Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Something to get you EXCITED about school!!!

If you are anything like me, you are gonna LOVE this giveaway! Katharine at is giving away an ah-may-zing personalized planner from Erin Condren!!! These are worth $50 and oh-so-cute! They even come with stickers for your many types of meetings! Check them out at Then, scoot on over to Katharine's page to enter!!! I did!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Oh! And Currently...

Courtesy again, of
Here is July's "Currently" :

Good 'Ole Summertime!

Well, hello there ! I hope you are enjoying your summer break as much as I am ! ! ! There are lots of changes in store for my classroom in the fall, so I'm spending a lot of my time off thinking, planning, imagining, hoping, and of course, dreaming. {not always good ones!} I will try to keep y'all posted of all the neat changes! For one, I will be teaching science and social studies next year in addition to ELA! I'm excited and a little bit nervous about this, since the last time I taught those two was about 6 years ago, and to FIRST graders, not THIRD graders! :) Another big change is that my partner and I are moving into portables. Yes, I know you are thinking "Ewwww!" but we are excited about all of the endless possibilities and potential. . . does that sound positive enough? LOL! I'm going next week to take some "before" pics and I'll be sure to take some along the way, as well! In between all of these thoughts running through my head, I am sooooooo enjoying my time with my two sweet peas! The summertime really makes me miss my stay-at-home days! But, don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying teaching, too . . . :) Until next time, I'll leave you with a pic of what I'll be doing next week {and what I did last week, too!}

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Great contest to enter ! ! !

OK, I know, you are wondering why I'm posting about a contest when I haven't posted AT ALL for a while . . . Well, honestly, it's an awesome giveaway AND I'm getting an extra chance to win by sharing it with YOU ! ! ! So, head on over to Teaching First and enter for yourselves! You KNOW you wanna!!!!
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There's of course, your very own binding tool, with combs! But also a TON of other cool stuff from her friends to help celebrate her 500th follower! Thanks!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Buzz kill . . . .

Oh, how I hate a buzz kill. Especially one that involves a sick kid. Just as my day was rolling along, feeling like we were getting some good work done and making progress, I get a call during my planning that my son needed to be picked up from daycare. They think he has pink eye. . . Yes, the dreaded goopy stuff. Yikes! So I scramble for a sub, leave some work out and take him to the doctor. Apparently, it's going around, seeing as my son was the 4th one in the office with it yesterday and it was only noon! Oh, and he can't go back to daycare until he's been on meds for 24 hours. Which means another day out. Which means another day my kids are with a sub. Which actually means another 2 or 3 days to get them back to normal when I get back. Oh and I forgot! My day off will be spent sanitizing the house and doing laundry. BLEH! I am also praying that my daughter, or yikes! even myself, does not get it. . . because then we'd be back at square one! SIGH.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Welcome Back ! ! !

Wow, Spring Break went by toooo fast ! It was so hard to get up this morning, but I trudged through it, only to get to school and literally 10 minutes into our morning, had a student get sick on their desk. So, I sent them to the office and called up there to get the janitor paged. As I was talking to the secretary, my student proceeds to get sick in the background, there, too! Yikes! Shortly after that, I noticed another one of my students with a black eye and stitches in his lip... apparently from a dog... I don't know about you, but it seems to me that SOMEone was trying to tell us we needed another week of break... Anyone? { crickets } Well, at least there's only 33 days left. 33 JAM-packed days of review testing research projects more review more testing field days awards and then... a looooong deserved B R E A K ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Friday, April 13, 2012

While I'm at it . . .

Ok, so while I'm on this "roll" of sorts today, let me just show you what I'm looking at for next year's theme:

Now, I do have to admit that I never really thought about owls until I partnered with my current partner {who LOVES them!} but there is really nothing that I DON'T like about this collection! ! ! ! The colors, the cuteness . . . Wow.

And here's the link to Schoolgirl Style's blog, where you can find this and a whole lot more cuteness : {and fanci-ness if you'd rather!}