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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Teacher Blogging Basics...

As you can see, I am new at blogging. It's slowly but surely coming together! I am so happy that a friend from  The Teacher Wife has made a new blog showing newbies like me how to design and add goodies to our blogs.  You may notice the arrow at the bottom right side of the screen. It's from her blog! She's so talented! I can't wait to see what she blogs next!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Must Have Monday!

Here's my list of items I can not live without in my class.
1. Diet Coke-It's my crack!!
2. Mimio and Hover Cam-If my projector or hover cam ever break, I will have to get a second job to replace them. I've already warned my husband!
3. Mr. Harry's Kindergarten on You Tube. He brings so much life to my Calendar Math!
4. Teacher Pay Teachers-How did we ever live without it?!?!
5.Teacher Blogs-I've learned SO much from everyone's blogs!!!
Link up with Blog Hopper and share what you can't live without!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pinterest Link Up

I love Pinterest! Like everyone else, I've found tons of things from Pinterest to implement in my classroom. Debbie is having a link up with everyone's Pinterest pages. Such a GREAT idea! Check it out and link up too!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Story Of True Sportsmanship!

Tomorrow night is our 1st foot ball game of the season. Go Bulldogs!!   This game will be bitter sweet. Here's the story...On December 5, 2011, our coach and his wife had just returned home from taking a player to state so he could participate in a game. It was bedtime so Amanda was going to run the puppy out one last time before going to bed. As she went out her back door, a robber shot her and proceeded to shoot her husband too. Thank the Lord that he didn't hurt their 3 year old little girl. Amanda didn't survive. This community has mourned her loss ever since she left this Earth. Amanda was a speech therapist at my school. We were also in Sunday School together.  She was the kindest, most loving, sincere Christian that I have ever known. As I said, tomorrow night is our 1st game. Amanda's favorite color was purple. Our town is wearing purple to the game in her memory. Our opponents are ALSO wearing purple out of respect. Wow!! That is true sportsmanship!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

First Day Jitters...Really?

I survived my first week of school! Although I miss hanging around the house with my kids, I like my life being back to normal.

Here's a funny...On the first day of school I read First Day Jitters. I had never read it before. Usually I read a book before I read it to the class but I have seen so many post about this book that I knew it would be safe to read aloud.  So I begin reading the book and truly think the man is a dad. At the end, the kids and I were SO surprised! It's such a cute book!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Whoooo loves owls?

Today was our 2nd day of school. My students are excited to be back.  I will be glad when we get into a routine!!

I love owls! They are so cute!! Here's a few I found on teacher blogs and Teacher Pay Teacher. They are very inexpensive or free.  :)


Saturday, August 4, 2012

I won! I won!

I entered a giveaway from my friend over at The Peanut Gallery on my birthday and I won! She has some good stuff in her teacher pay teacher store. She has owl stuff too!!! You check her store out here

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Gotta share!

Something to chirp about
This is a whole class incentive. When the students are good, Mr. Potato gets a new body part. That is so cool!
Go to her website and fill out the information. She will pair you up with a pen pal!

Meet The Parents Night

Dear Lord,
This afternoon my students and their parents are coming to my classroom.  I pray that you use me and guide me through out the school year. I hope that someone sees You in me.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My first blog award!!

I'm SO happy that Teaching With Z and Fashionable In First Grade nominated me for The Versatile Blog award! Thanks a bunch!!!
In order to accept the award I have to:

1.  Thank who nominated you. (done)
2.  Include a link back to who nominated you. (done)
3.  Include the award image in your post. (done)
4.  Give 7 random facts about yourself in your post. (see below)
5.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award. (done)
6.  When nominating, include a link back to their blog in your post. (done)
7.  Let the bloggers you nominate know by leaving them a comment. (done)
 My random facts:
1. I am a Christian!
2. My youngest child lost his first tooth today.
3. I never learned how to swim. I'm terrified of water!
4. I'm a blog stalker...Don't think I'm alone here :)
5. My husband wanted to save money this summer so we did NOT go on vacation. arghhhh...
6. I like to clean house when I watch "Hoarders" on TLC.
7. I ran my 1st 5k this year...It was a memorial for a dear friend who was a teacher at our school. 
My nominees are:
  Today was my last day of summer vacation. Ready or not school, here I come!