Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Better Late than Never


I found this while blog stalking and I thought it would be fun. A couple of people did the ABC type of post so I decided to go with that one. It is part of Amy's 

A- Age - 32. (eeeks)

B - Big Brother-My absolute favorite tv show. See letter T ;)

C - Cake-  I am a HUGE chocoholic but when it comes to cake, I prefer vanilla

D - Dancing- I love to play "Just Dance" and feel like Beyonce :) 

E - Essentials-my iphone, nook, and music

F - Favorite color - Black and teal

G - Gross-I HATE spiders. BLECK!

H - Height - 5'6"

I - Ice cream - My favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip

J - Job Title- 4th and 5th grade language arts teacher

K - Kids - I am planning to adopt within the next year

L - I have an "L" tattoo on my inner ankle

M - Money- I may shop too much and spend too much money ;)

N - Nap-I absolutely love taking naps. They range from 20 minute power naps to several hours ;)

O - October - My mom's birthday. She's my BFF

P - Pet peeves - I have SOOO many. It doesn't help when you are OCD ;)

Q - Quote from a movie - "You making fun of me Rizz?" "Some people are so touchy"  -Grease ;)

R - Right or lefty - Righty.

S - Siblings - Younger brother who is going to be THIRTY this year?!

T - TV - I am a reality tv junkie! I love all reality tv!

U - Unknown fact - I have over 200 pairs of panties. Yes, that may be extreme. Some women like shoes or purses. I like panties. 

V - Vegetables - UGH! I'm not a fan of much except potatoes 

W - Water: Good ol' H20 is my favorite thing to drink!!!!

X - X-rays - My teeth and my ankle

Y - Yummiest food - I love sweets. It can be cookies, cakes, brownies, candy. ANYTHING

Z - Zynga=I play games too much on my phone and ipad

Friday, July 20, 2012

Teaching Without the Internet

I've often thought "How did teachers plan before the internet existed?" I'm not creative enough to come up with all of the wonderful things I've found online. I use it for everything. I, as everyone else, am addicted to pinterest. Here are two projects I found and then made for my classroom.

This is the first time I am writing a blog using this app so the pics may not have worked. Don't worry. I will get them up soon :)

I have a question for all of my wonderful followers. What is your policy on pencils? I hate being so petty about something so simple but there HAS to be an idea out there that works. Just to give some background, I teach 4th and 5th grade. Students switch classes. I collect all students' pencils on the first day of school. I pass a pencil out on Monday morning to my homeroom so they can at least start out the week with a new pencil. I go through all of those pencils PLUS the thousand I purchase by January. I've tried different ideas like having a sharpened and unsharpened bin like others but my kids steal all of the pencils. What fabulous idea works for you?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I love Awards

I've been blogging for the past year-however I've been not so great with it. I would really like to make it a habit to blog more than once a week. That may be good until school starts but we shall see.

Thanks to Oh boy 3rd Grade and her monthly currently, I have several new followers! YAY! I've been missing out! I've also been nominated for 2 awards by EMILY. Check out her page :) These two awards are the The Versatile Blogger and One Lovely Blog. 

Here are the rules....
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

And the rules....
1. Follow the person that gave you the award.
2. Link back to the person that gave you the award.
3. Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers.

7 Random Facts About Me:
1. I have OCD. It gets really bad when I'm stressed.
2. I LOVE to read.
3. My mom is one of my best friends.
4. Two of my favorite places are the Beach and the Library (strange, yes)
5. I just bought a house 3 months ago and I love it.
6. I am a reality tv junkie.
7. I hope to adopt a child within the next 2 years.

Ok...so I started this but couldn't finish. I have saved the 15 names for later. I didn't realize it was going to take me so long to do. Also, I get sucked into everyone's blogs! :) So Emily-It will get done. Everyone else-be on standby! :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Getting Back into The Swing of Things

Sometimes life gets in the way of doing what we want to do and we end up doing things we HAVE to do. One of my wants was my blog. It has taken a back seat. However now that it is summer, I plan on getting it back up and running.  What better way to start than to do a Currently:

I never do any school work in June. That is my "free" month. Since it is now July 1 (where has the time gone?), I can now put some focus on school. I am going to work on some units for our new common core. In the meantime, I plan on continuing to enjoy summer. :)