Thursday, January 26, 2012


Head on over to Funky First Grade fun to check out a fun giveaway!

chinese new year

Here is our venn diagram we did on Monday comparing our new year and the Chinese new year. They were so surprised about some of things they do! We are making a chinese lantern today! More pictures to come!

Why won't it rotate? I saved it after I rotated. *sigh*

Monday, January 23, 2012

voice control lesson!

HELP! I know I saw on one of the blogs I'm following a lesson on voice control (outside vs inside voices). Who's what it? I am in dire need. As you can tell, it's been "one of those" Mondays. Ugh!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

more giveaways!!

Hello blogger friends,
Well here I am, sitting in my bed, SICK! I tried to stay well, but my little babies have been carrying germs like crazy! I haven't had a full class in about 2 weeks. Goodness. So I thought, "why not catch up on blogging about amazing giveaways?" So here I go!

The first is a double giveaway from Rachel's Room and A Special Kind of Class. Head on over and see what it's all about.

Also, go head over and check out Kathy at First Grade a la Carte. It is her blog's first birthday and she's having a great give away!!

Enjoy checking out these amazing women and their amazing blogs!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

report cards

We have been assessing like crazy at my school because report cards go home tomorrow. I love report card time because it really gets me back into tune individually with each of my kids, but at my school we do checklists (check if they've mastered the concept and asterisk if they are still developing it) and these checklists can be really tedious. So hooray for me. They are done and I'm going out for Mexican dinner tonight to celebrate. Here is a parent's report card I send home with every report card so that the parents can be making sure they are doing what they can to help their child succeed!!

And here is a fun freebie! We are working on reviewing for a math test next week and I wanted to review shapes in centers next week. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

new signature!

Sorry for so many posts today. I am just loving working on my blog on this amazingly beautiful day!

question question question, help!

Alright ladies (and any gentlemen who are following me out there!) Here are the questions I have for you involving my blog. Here we go:

1. I have a 3 column background, but how do I make my blog look that way?
2. I want to make a sidebar of blogs I follow with their buttons. How?

I'm sure I will think of more and update when I do. Thank you for any help!

do you see a button?

Look at me I have a button :) I'm not as hopeless as I thought! I would love for you to add it to your blog. i promise I'm working on how to add buttons of blogs I follow to my own. Not there yet! Have a great weekend.

where did this week go?

So sorry for the absence from my blog. Monday began the first week with my student teacher who I absolutely LOVE! She and I are going to have a great 14 weeks together. She will be taking on teaching science next week. A fun subject, but the kicker is we teach it for the last 30 minutes of the day. EEK! :) Going to have to let her sink or swim so she can learn! I remember going through student teaching too.

I'm loving having her around because I have a student this year that needs lots of extra attention. I bet no one has one of those? ;) Anyways, he cries daily over everything, you name it and I bet he's cried about it. And not just a little boo hoo, it's a full on wailing to where the rest of the class is disrupted. And sometimes it can take a good 30 minutes to calm him down. Before my student teacher I couldn't take 30 minutes to calm him down, I had to teach! So I had to enlist the help of our principal, AP, or counselor. I am blessed with an amazing administration! So now I'm able to work with calming him down while she's with the rest of kids continuing their day. He is my own special project for the next 14 weeks.

We also had CoGAT testing this week. My poor babies were so tired by the end of the week. So we had a little Fun Friday and watched a little bit of Thumbelina. They needed some time to just relax!!

Our fun learning this week included working on solving a problem with our district's solving method, UPS check. U- understand, P- plan, S- solve, and check- check your work! I was so impressed with their strategy skills. We also did the Martin Luther King Jr. glyph that I got from Kimberly Edgerton. They turned out so cute! I can't wait to show a picture. They LOVED talking about Dr. King every day. They were just appalled with how people were treated because of their skin color. I love their sweet little hearts!!

Well it is late, and I want to start out my 3 day weekend right!! With lots of sleep!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

oh my goodness! oh my goodness!

I have just received my first blog award. Actually TWO blog awards in a matter of a couple days!!!I cannot believe it!! Thank you to Kristy Cozart over at Cozart's Class for giving me the Versatile Award.

So the rules for the Versatile Blogger award is to thank the one who nominated you. Thank you thank you Kristy! Tell seven things about you and then pass it along to 15 other bloggers.

1. I have been married for a little over 2 years and we have two beautiful furry babies, Stella and Allie.

This is our Stella Bella

Here is our Allie Mae

2. I am in my fourth year of teaching and I am just NOW feeling comfortable in my teaching ability.
3. I have a die hard Texas A&M Aggie and I will be till the day I die!
4. My second hobby (besides teaching) is weddings. I love planning them and hope to one day have my own wedding planning business.
5. I think about teaching 24/7. No matter what I do, I can't stop. I think about lessons, if my kiddos are ok, etc. I think I might have a problem.
6. I have a little sister who is my best friend. She is leaving for Africa on January 17. She will be gone for 3 months and I will miss her so very much.

7. I am deathly afraid of heights. Like seriously, don't mess with me on anything high up. I might scratch your eyes out.

Here are the 15 bloggers I'm passing the award onto! If you've already gotten this award, feel special. You are getting it again!!

1. Kathy at First Grade a la Carte
2. Fabulous in First
3. Erica at Erica Bohrer's First Grade
4. First Grade and Fabulous
5. First Grade Fanatics
6. Made for First
7. Mrs. Jump's Class
8. Ms. Preppy
9. Really Roper
10. Rowdy in First Grade
11. The First Grade Parade
12. The First Grade Jungle
13. What the Teacher Wants
14. Welcome to Kinderglynn
15. Castles and Crayons

And for my second award, I have been given the Liebster Award by Jennifer at The First Grade Dream. I have JUST started my blog and I'm almost to 50 followers. I'm getting better and better at blogging every day and I can't wait to learn more. Now, onto the award!!

The goal of the award is to spotlight up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers. The rules are:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. 

Here are my top 5 picks to pass the Liebster Blog onto!


Go Figure!

Go Figure

Learning in First

Learning in First

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives (she is almost to 200 followers, she's at 197, help a girl out!)

Nyla's Crafty Teaching

Thank you thank you thank you!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy NEW year!!

I  cannot tell you how thankful I am for these amazing blogging women who are doing these amazing giveaways! This is allowing me to follow SO many blogs and grow my followers! Check out the most recent one I have found at Color me Kinder! Click here

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ANOTHER freebie

In science we are studying natural sources of water. To elaborate on natural sources of water we discussed which ones can you activities at. We came up with a list for the ocean, lake, river, and pond. I made matching cards for us to sort together as a group. Then they made their own picture of one of the activities, definition of the water source the activity took place at, and a sentence of where and what they were doing. Enjoy!!

Click HERE to get your freebie!! Please leave a comment if you do. Enjoy

**Just realized this is the wrong PDF. oops! I will upload the correct one tomorrow morning! so sorry!**

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

FIRST freebie!!

I am almost done with my FIRST freebie. My computer is acting up and it won't let me make it into a PDF, grr!! But I promise, it's coming soon!

ADDITION-- how do I add a document to a post?! oh goodness. I have alot to learn...

I did it!! Here it is enjoy! Now, I just have to figure out how to show a picture of the document. oy vey...

Click here to get your y as e or i snowman center activity! My kids will be doing this next week.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Here is a big resolution for me at school, ORGANIZATION! Which to some people doesn't make sense because I am VERY organized. BUT for me to be sane these last months of school, I need to pick it up a notch. Especially because I am getting a student teacher and I want to teach her good habits and possibly win this AMAZING giveaway for a planner that I would help both her and I.

Head on over to Made for First Grade where they have teamed up for Erin Condren. This amazing planner is making me drool!! That's what an addicted organization person does :)

And for another fun give away, head on over to Little Literacy Learners!!

Little Literacy Learners

Enjoy and have a great new year!