Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Winter Activities

Hey there! 

Hope all of you are enjoying your break! 

For some reason, I had a burst of energy this weekend. 

The result... 

Lots of cookie baking. 

House decorated.

All loads of laundry washed, folded and put away.

Aaaand a new product!


I can't wait to have my kiddos work on these at stations when they get back.

If you like what you see, check it out here.

I hope all of you have a fun, safe and relaxing holiday break!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Operation E.L.F.

The awesome Krista from Creative Clips has come up with a wonderful idea for this holiday season! 

Operation E.L.F. has begun!  Not only does she generously offer some of her always fabulous clip art for free, you'll find a Selfless Challenge page.  What a great way to remind us that random acts of kindness go a long way!

I used her adorable Elf Penguin clip art to create these FREE Place Value Penguin task cards.

So...come on and join Operation E.L.F. and participate in the Selfless Challenge!

Have a great evening!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Five For Friday


This will be my first time linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! 
Click on the picture above if you'd like to link up too!

Every year, the teachers put on a show for the students on the last day of school.  Our music teacher did an awesome job of putting together a great mix of some of the latest hits and each team did a little dance routine.  My team danced to Frozen's "Let it Go."  It was pretty neat to hear the entire school singing along to the song as we danced.  I have to say that this year's show was the best yet!  I'm not sure how we're going to top it next year!

Yesterday, we actually got to go out to lunch as a team.  I'm sure a lot of you will agree with me that a one hour lunch out with the team is a big deal!

I love these ladies!

Sooo...those printer people really know how to get ya!  I bugged and bugged my hubby to get a laser color printer for me.  He finally found the one I wanted at a great price.  Well, I finally ran out of ink and went to buy more on Monday.  Yikes!  It cost an arm and a leg (even with the $30 off the manager gave me).  Like I said, those printer people really know how to get ya!  Don't get me wrong,  I love my printer and how the colors come out so crisp and bright.  I'm just going to be real careful and watch how much I print! 

My students spent the last three days of school working on their memory books.  They did such a great job!  


One of my good friends helped me organize my classroom library today!  We put the books in alphabetical order by title and used paint sticks as dividers.  Of course, this was an idea I saw on Pinterest.  I wanted to do a little more organizing but summer was calling so it looks like I'll be doing it when we get back in August.  Ha!


Have a great summer everyone!

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Boy did I procrastinate this year!  It wasn't until Tuesday when I really started to think of what my students will make for Mother's Day gifts.

As I was walking through Michael's yesterday, I came across some silk flowers.  The flowers reminded me of my principal at my previous school and her flower pens.  At the beginning of every year and during holidays, our principal would give us these flower pens.  She gave us so many that we were able to make "floral arrangements" with them!  That's when I decided to have the kids make flower pens for their mothers.  One can never have too many pens, right?   Especially pretty ones!

I didn't spend a whole lot on the materials.  The flowers were 60% off.  The roll of floral tape was less than $2.00 (one roll was more than enough to wrap 40 pens).  The pens came in a pack of ten for $.97.  The tags were made from index cards and the ribbon was left over from my teammate's baby shower.

The pens weren't hard to make at all.  The kids caught on really fast.  The only thing I really helped with was cutting the flowers and tying the pens into a mini bouquet.  For the finishing touch, we sprayed some nice scent on the flowers.  That was their favorite part!

I have to say that the pens turned out nice!  Not bad for the last minute.  

What kind of Mother's Day projects are you doing in your classroom?

Monday, May 5, 2014


So...this happened to me early Sunday morning on my way to church.

I am so thankful that I was not seriously injured.  My car was not so lucky though.  I decided to stay home for the day to rest because I am pretty sore and shaken up from the accident.  This much needed day off gave me some time to finish up a couple of products I have been working on.



The Summer Math Printables and some of my other products will be twenty percent off tomorrow and Wednesday during the Teachers Pay Teachers {heart} Teachers site-wide sale.  The Summer Surveys are FREE!  


Have a great night everyone!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Saturday, May 3, 2014


I can't believe it's already May!

Listening - Lots of talk about the Kentucky Derby on the show this morning.  I'd like to attend one day just to wear one of those fancy hats!

Loving - I love getting old-fashioned mail!  Especially when it comes from my goddaughter who I miss so so much. 

Thinking - It's 8:00am which means it's breakfast time!  My husband and I are thinking of going to one of our favorite joints this morning.  I need to use the $25 gift card I won during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Wanting - My husband is going home to Guam tomorrow.  I sure wish I could go with him and bury  my toes in the sand!

Needing - I haven't even thought about what to have my students make for Mother's Day yet!

Surprise - One of my favorite blogs is First Grade W.O.W.  Nancy has tons of great ideas and shares a lot of her resources.  Plus, she's from Texas too!  Check out her blog here.

It's your turn now!


 Have a great weekend!