Friday, July 8, 2016

Five For Friday!...Peer Pressure

Friday? Already?? Summer is flying by!! My first official day work day is August 1st. Friends, that's less than one month away! So sad...
Peer Pressure
I drove an hour to get goodies that I saw teachers post on IG. Y'all, I gotta stop shopping! I'm soooo addicted!! But who can refuse this goodness??


 On the bright side, I did say NO to the lightbox! It was calling my name though!


July-Photo Challenge-#Teacher Lives

 I am loving the #teacherlives challenge! Tomorrow's post will be Netflix! I have that one covered!

I worked in my room one day this week. I dusted and dusted and dusted.. My classroom has to be the dustiest place on Earth! While cleaning, I found this cute little "I love you" note a student made last year. It made me smile! It also made me remember that all of the blood, sweat, and tears are totally worth it! That's what it's all about! :)
I found tissue pom moms at Dollar tree. There are 2 in each pack which makes them $0.50 each! They also have tissue pom pom ribbons to match. LOVE it!!
Last but not least, I "attended" Jessica Tobin's webinar last night. She talked about ways to schedule ELA centers. It was WONDERFUL!! I had never looked at her TPT store until last night. She has tons of good quality things! I will be visiting her store a lot next year. If you would like to check it out, click here

I hope you are having a relaxing summer! You deserve it!! Make sure to post your Five For Friday!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday Made It...Planner Style

I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for her amazing linky. I love linkies! I enjoy being able to hop around and be nosy  see what everyone is creating! The bloggers have some CUTE stuff linked up!!!
I guess I'm cheating a little bit since I didn't actually create my "made it" project. But I'm going to share it anyway. Here's my NEW HAPPY PLANNER!! 
Oh how I love this planner! I got it at Michael's and used the 40% off coupon. If I remember correctly it was only $17! I downloaded free clipart and printed them on label sticker paper from Dollar Tree. The squares were on the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby for $0.16. The washi tape came from Dollar Tree and Target dollar spot. Well, I found my Target dollar spot items at Bargain Hunt that cost 2 for $1. As you can see, I'm cheap! HA! Although I'm not a very creative person, I loved creating my page with Julie at The Souther Teacher on her blab show. Her Planner show is on Blab every Sunday night at 7:30 Central time. I hope you can hop by and join us!


While my boys were playing outside, I thought I would take a couple quick photos before the sun melted us! Y'all, it's hot this summer! Anyway, I got the cutest frame to clip these pics on. Can't wait to hang them in my classroom.


  






I hope you're having the best summer! It's hard to believe I've been out a month!! Time please slow down!!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spark Student Motivation Saturday...Periscope

Hey y'all! I hope you are having the best Easter weekend! I've eaten way too many peeps! Oh well..

I am linking up with Head Over Heels For Teaching for her Saturday edition of "Spark Student Motivation". This summer we all jumped on a shiny new app, Periscope! Isn't it great??? Although I have a blog periscope account, I never scope on it. It's just so hard to turn the camera on me and hit RECORD! I know that I need to give it a few more tries. It's just not my thing!...I don't turn the camera around on me for my blog scope, but I scope my classroom ALL the time! The parents love getting a live look into our day. 

Do you want to give it a try??...
First, go to twitter and set up an account for your classroom.
Next, download the Periscope app. It's FREE!

Then, send home this parent note home. It explains what periscope is, how to get it, and permission slip to record the children. Just A Primary Girl has the parent permission freebie in her "Back to School Forms Bundle. You can access it by downloading the preview!

 
Last, press record. When recording, make sure you tap the lock so your followers will be the only ones viewing. If you don't press it, the whole world can see ya! 

Ideas to Periscope: 
*Student of the week/month
*Show and Tell
*Parent readers
*STEM activities
*Field Trips
*Playground
*Brain Breaks
*Birthdays
The ideas can go on..and on..and on..

I hope you enjoy Periscope as much as I do!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Five For Friday!

Happy Good Friday, friends!  I started this day by reflecting on God's love and thanking Him for sending His son to die on a cross for US!


We went back to school this week. The prior week was spring break. On Sunday night, I went to bed dreading the next day! I really did!! But Monday was soooo good! The kids were so calm and relaxed. They must have been ready to get back into a routine!

On Tuesday, this happened! Chance fell on the playground and fractured his ankle...on his growth plate! This is the first cast we've ever dealt with in our family. It's taking time to get used to it...all of us!
I turned in the last two rotation/specials calendars of this school year. There are only 39 days of school! That is hard  impossible to believe!! 
I hopped back on my treadmill! Oh it felt soooo good!! Have you ever heard of the Beach Body program? My friend, Whitney, is a beach body coach. If you want to join in on this healthy lifestyle I'm trying out, check out her blog here


We planned on ending our week with a day of Easter fun. I woke up, fixed coffee,  sat down to read and then I heard it..rain...lots of rain...

The kiddos arrived and walked into the room with baskets full of eggs. I couldn't just let them swap out eggs in the room. I had to get creative...I walked down the hall and passed the PE building. I noticed it was dark. That's it! "An egg hunt in the dark!".  I  threw hid eggs and called the kiddos in. They loved it! It sounds silly but it was FUN!

After the hunt, we spent the remainder of the day reading Easter books, making crafts, eating popcorn, and watching Peter Cottontail. Our rainy day was perfect!