Friday, June 26, 2015

A Contest!

I have been so busy updating all of my Classroom Forms and Documents sets! They are now ready and I am ready for a contest! So enter below and have fun! If you win, you get the set of  your choice! Good luck! 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Things That Make Us Smile!

Recently, my husband and I were on a weekend camping trip. We ran to town to the local Wal-mart to pick up some supplies. 

As we walked through the parking lot...well...the picture really speaks for itself! It made us smile and laugh! 

You gotta love summer and you gotta love the funny things people do!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Special Gift

I have a student...we'll just call him Joe. Joe doesn't come from the best of homes. His situation is pretty sad. But Joe brought me a present the other day. He wanted to draw me a picture. All he could find at home was a piece of paper towel, but for Joe that was enough. On one side he drew a picture of me. On the other side he wrote that he loved me and signed his name. Such a special gift from such a special boy. Thank you Joe.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summer Reading!

I'm linking up with Ciera from Adventures of Room 129 to share our summer reading choices!

My summer is just getting started. Here in NC, we end the school year in June. The student's last day was this past Thursday. I'm usually a pretty avid reader getting through a novel or two in a week, but in the past few years life has been more hectic and my reading has really slowed down. I did manage to read some wonderful chapter books to my students like The Phantom Tollbooth and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. They were fantastic and I would highly recommend them whether you are reading them with children or not.

I've already started on my summer reading with two novels. I am not one to read books related to teaching in the summer. I try to stay away from my job so I can recharge as best as possible. So everything I read will be for fun!

Here is my dog, Logan, showing you my first two books of the summer.

I actually already finished the first book. It is called Girl Underwater by Claire Kells. This is her very first novel and it just came out! And I must say she did a wonderful job! I truly enjoyed the book. My local library has a section for their newest books and that's where I found it. It sounded intriguing and it was. I really enjoyed the story and the author's style of writing. I hope she writes another novel soon!

The second book is called Twelve Across by Barbara Delinsky. I have read many of her books over the years and I always come back for more! I just love the romance she puts in her books. They are always very well written and I am never disappointed.

When I finish, I will head back to the library and grab some more. I also like to read books by Nora Roberts and Dean Koontz.

What are reading this summer? 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Monster Measurement

My class spent last week working on measurement. One of  the products I used was Monster Measurement by Crystal Oswald. My students had a great time with the activities! Check out the pictures below!

Here are my kids creating their own monsters!

After we created our monsters the kids measured them. We practiced measuring in centimeters and inches.

The next day, we measured some monsters and recorded our answers on our recording sheets.  

We also measured points between two monsters. 

We also spent some time deciding which measuring tool we would need. We had practiced measuring in feet, yards, and inches earlier in the week.

If you would love to grab this product just click on the picture below and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pick 3 for June

It's pick 3 time!! For summer, we are choosing non-school related items. Here are my choices for the month of June. Click on each picture to visit the website this pin came from. Enjoy!

Does this not look yummy! This is a summer recipe I definitely want to try!

 I have made crockpot lasagna before and I love it! It's so easy! And I usually make mine and freeze it ahead of time. Then I throw it in the crockpot in the morning, turn it on, and go!

I just love that this lady made a different crockpot recipe every single day for a whole year! She has posted each of these recipes on her website. Summer is a great time to try out these recipes!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Farley Link Up

1) I'm listening to The Bachelorette right now.Very interesting episode. Need I say more?

2) I love that my youngest child, Matthew, is graduating from high school! Hooray!!!

3) 7 more days of school! Our last day is June 11. We are almost there!

4) I have so many projects to work on. Some personal and some for TpT. I really need my summer time.

5) I'm getting all the end of year paperwork done and I am actually ahead of myself which is great!

6) This summer I have my projects, family trips, and of course a trip the TpT conference in Vegas!

Want to link up? Head on over!