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!