Monday, July 22, 2013

I can't believe it has been sooooo long since I last posted, and if you check my site often, I apologize.  Can't really blame any one thing for being so negligent.  I guess I just got out of the habit.   I've been busy this summer working on my house.  I painted my living room, one wall in my kitchen, have cleaned and organized, and now am refinishing an old door to put in my living room.  When it's done, I'll show before and after pictures.   But I have missed blogging!
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hello Summer!

Friday, June 1st was our last day of school.  Today,  June 7th feels like my first real day of vacation.  I finished cleaning my classroom, feeling somewhat organized and looking forward to next year!  I brought home my printer and my laminator so I can work on projects over the summer.  My next step is going to be to steal my mom-in-law's cricut to play with and see what I can create instead of buy for my next theme.  My classroom theme is going to be space!   I've got a lot of great ideas and am excited to get started.
The second best thing about today was that I checked my email this afternoon and saw that I won a $50 gift certificate from Learning Resources!  Can't wait to go shopping on the website!  
I opened a shop on Teacher's Notebook so I need to get busy and start creating!  I have a list of ideas, just need the time to sit down and work on them.  So watch for a grand opening give away soon!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Hi Blogging friends!  There's only four more days until our Easter Break and I CAN'T WAIT!  I love my little cuties and all, but it is time to give ourselves a little break from each other.  I've been using 1-2-3 Magic for behavior management in my classroom.  Does anyone else?  It works for most of my class, but I have one little guy that doesn't seem to care that he goes to TO, and loses 5 minutes of recess.  I'm at a loss as to what to do with him, and we still have 2 months of school to go!  If anyone out there uses this program and can offer some advice, I'd be very grateful.
So, back to Spring/Easter Break, even though a few of those days will be spent at Dr. appts., it will be nice to be able to go and not have to plan for a sub.  The last sub I had in, did NOTHING that I had put in my very detailed plans.  Does anyone else ever experience that?
Another thing I'll be anxiously waiting for over Easter Break, is if I win the Super give-away at Teaching Blog Addict.  If you haven't yet, you need to hop on over there and check it out!  There are some fabulous prizes being given away in honor of their first birthday.  They're also doing a freebie a day for the next seven days, starting today .  I love that blog anyway, now I love, love, love it!!!!  
This week will be busy with trying to fit my reading lessons into 4 days, but I plan on doing some Easter themed work in my centers so hopefully the kids will really be engaged and work well independently and the week will go by really fast (crossing my fingers).  That's going to happen, right?  I hope that it happens for all of us that have school this week, and the opposite happens for all of you that are on break already.  Have a great week everyone!