Friday, January 25, 2013

5 for Friday

I'm linking up with    Doodle Bugs Teaching for the


It was another busy week even if it was only 4 days!

1. We were working on Long A this week and I found this cute poem on Pinterest.
Here is the original post Tied of with Sting

2. We are currently working on Character Traits and I found a bunch of ideas from Pinterest. I took pieces of what I found and made it work for my firsties.

This one I saw on Fabulous Fourth Grade but added a definition to mine.

I saw something similar on pinterest and changed it for us.

We also listed character traits for Froggy :-)
3. Today we met in our grade levels to discuss our low readers. It was nice to look at their progress and discuss them.

4. I brought home lots of work to do and I probably should work some more on report cards.

5. We sent our wedding invites out last weekend and have heard from people that they received them and love them!

Well time to work on the stuff I brought home :-)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

3.5 Week!

After a long weekend it is hard to go back but it's only 3.5 days for the kiddos :-) Tuesdays are our long days with no specialist so we accomplish a lot! We also had an art docent lesson today. Forgot the camera but I will get a pic next week when we go back to finish the project. We also tried out Adventure to Fitness after seeing it posted on Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits. My fisties loved it and wanted to do another episode.

I will now leave you with some pics from yesterday...

Best buds. Even if Mr. J says otherwise

Stout loves his daddy :-)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Two Weeks

Can't believe I have blogged in such a long time! It has been a busy time. Last week was our first week back and I had district training for 2 days! This week was busy with activities, so glad it is the weekend and 3 days!!! I have been enjoying the weekend at home with some errands and dinner out last night. Now to get in gear and start making sure everything is ready for the week. Thank goodness I still have one more day! Here are pics from the last two weeks.

We made these the first day back. I got them from Just Wild About Teaching.

Found this on Pinterest and had to recreate. There was no link for it :(

We did sequencing with The Mitten by Jan Brett. I made the cards and worksheet below.

Had to make these snow globes after seeing them on Tori's Teacher Tips

We learned about MLK on Thursday and Friday. I used Peace and Dreams packet from Teaching in High Heels.

We have been and it looks like it is only going to get busier. But for tonight I am going to go enjoy a spot on the couch in front of the fireplace.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bye-Bye Piano

That's right the piano is GONE!!!!! For those that don't know or remember when we moved into our house last February the previous owners left a piano but took the washer. We couldn't even give the piano away. So finally my Dad came with his trailer to haul the piano away! I'm one happy girl :-)

My Dad and Mr. J getting it in the trailer

Good-Bye! Now to figure out what to do with the space in the garage.

 I also got all of our wedding invitations addressed and stamped today! I will wait a little longer to mail them out. I also have been working on a new activity for my firsties. I will be showing it to you once I finish.

These are the stamps for the response postcards. I think I totally lucked out that the stamps match our theme. So cute!

I also have to share with you two cute things my Mom picked up for me :-)

I found these at Target but there was only two. So my Mom found me more! I love that they have polka-dots on them and I can use them year round.

My Mom found this cute guy at Pier One.
Have a great Saturday night. It's back to watching  motorcross working on my activity.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Five for Friday

I'm down to just the weekend! I'm not sure how break went by sooo fast. I spent the last few days taking care of some health appointments and seeing friends. I did manage to go into the classroom too. But now I feel like I better start planning for next week! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. Click the pic above to link up too.

1. Played with my new laminator again this morning. So glad Mr. J bought it for me :-)

2. Stout was my lookout today while I took down the rest of the Christmas decorations today. Pretty sure he thinks that he is the neighborhood watch.
3. Found some new mini units that I need to purchase for my classroom from Teaching in High Heels. I love her products.

4. Spent a majority of the day tackling our three bathrooms but they are nice and clean now. Plus Stout helped inspect both bathtubs to make sure that they were clean. Pretty sure he left some fur behind in both.

5. Now I'm trying Mr. J to watch a movie instead of the bowl game that is on. Will have to work on this. In the meantime I will finish working on my CAFE signs. I don't like the ones I have in my room so I'm making new ones. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 ReCap and a Currently

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2012 was an AMAZING year and I can't believe that it is over already. I thought I would recap the highlights from 2012...

And my number one picture of the year was Day 287 with the most views of all.

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I'm also linking up with Farely for January Currently.

Listening: I will admit it I'm addicted to reality TV. Love watching Tia and Tamera.
Loving: I couldn't pick just one thing I'm just loving life right now :-)
Thinking: Of all of the exciting things we have planned for 2013!!
Wanting: I was drooling over some new cartridges for the cricut I have somethings I want to make for a shower.
Needing: I need to start taking down the decorations before I go back to work next week.
OLW: I want to Enjoy 2013. 2013 is going to have some big life moments and I want to make sure that I take the time to enjoy everything!