Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Currently

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

I'm linking up with Farley again for this month's Currently!!



Ok, I'm wondering why no one told me about Fixer Upper!!!!

I have absolutely fallen in love with Chip and Joanna, and 

I wish that I lived in Texas so that they could renovate a house 

and make it awesome for me!!

Sigh......


I'm also loving anything HGTV!

I used to watch it all the time, but for some reason, I stopped!!

Well, a few months ago, I got hooked on Rehab Addict with Nicole Curtis,

and I got sucked back in to HGTV........but I ain't mad about it!!!


I'm thinking that I need to get ahead on a lot of stuff!!

You know how you're not necessarily behind, but you're not ahead either.....

I'm right in the thick of things and sometimes I feel as if I'm

juggling balls, and I could drop 1 or 2 at any minute!!!


I want to clean my house!!! 

Yeah, 'nuff said, you understand exactly what I mean!!!

Moving on....


I really need to buckle down and focus.....I have so many ideas in

my brain, and I need to just sit down, and make a plan as to

how I'm going to get all of it done!!!

Just do it already!!!!


My pageant name would be Ms. No Holds Barred.

I say this because I'm not one to volunteer my opinion about 

things and situation......but if you ask me........

you have to be prepared that I'm going all the way in!!!

You've been warned!!!


Hop on over and link up!!




Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Organization Blog Hop

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

I'm linking up with the Supergirls from Primary Powers!!!!

When you come back to school after Christmas,

somehow things start to get a little disorganized, so we thought

that now was the perfect time to do an organization blog hop!!



First off, I want to apologize for the pictures, 

who knew that trying to take pictures of things in sheet protectors

would turn out so horribly!!!



Today, I'm going to talk all about organizing those teacher resources!!

Previously, we were given everything that we could possibly need

for planning in this cumbersome binder that was humongous!!!!

I mean, really, I didn't even want to fool with it, because it was just that big!

And as well all know, ain't nobody got time for that!


So, I was sitting in a PD work session with my friend Brooklynn,

who is half of the awesome duo that is Markers & Mascara.

I looked over and saw this awesome binder, 

and of course I had to ask her what it was!


And do you know what she told me? She said that this was where she put

everything that she needed for lesson planning, and all

of a sudden I heard the heavens open up and angels singing!!

Now, I'm sitting there, thinking to myself.......

"Self, why didn't you think of this bright idea?!?!?!?!?!!"

Don't worry, my self didn't answer back!!

However, it got me to thinking, and I decided to create my own version!!

So let's take a tour to see what's inside!

(Now remember what I said about those pictures!!)


Of course, cute cover.....check!!!


First, I have my standards. I need those!!!

Then, I have all of my reading stuff, like sight words, assessment info, and

the comprehension skills and strategies that I definitely need!!

It helps me to plan, because I'll be honest, I don't necessarily use all of the

materials in our reading series, but this helps me to make sure that I am

covering the necessary skills using other materials.





Next up, I have my math standards and and the pacing guide from the county.


Then, it continues with writing, science and social studies.

It has helped me tremendously, and I take it home every night!

For your organizational freebie, here are some sheets to hopefully

help you to plan better and more efficiently!!



Click here to visit my friend Ashley over at 


Flying High in First Grade

for your next set of tips on organization!



Saturday, January 24, 2015

100th Day of School Fun

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

January has been passing by fairly quickly,

and I think I am just now able to breathe!!


We have been doing a lot of things, and this week we 

celebrated the 100th day of school!!


Sooooo....I made a banner for our door

(note to self, make sure that the top part goes below

the ribbon curtain that I have!).



We made these awesome hats and badges from my friend

LaToya over at Flying into First Grade!

Oh, by the way, some of us are still working on our coloring!

These items and more are in her great 100th Day pack!


Next, we made 100 using beads.

This sheet comes from my buddy Jennifer over at First Grade Blue Skies



This was also their first time using glue bottles, and let me tell you,

they were so excited!


Hard working going on here!


Our next activity consisted of painting!!! I was a little nervous because

they've only painted during art class, and I've never had to oversee it!

I ran across a pin on Pinterest that lead me to several blogs that had done this 

idea as well!

I thought that the 100 gumballs for the 100th day would be perfect for

our classroom, because it would go great with our circus theme!


Since my students are in groups, I kept it really simple and I put a paper plate 

in the middle for them to share.

I put four good globs of paint on each plate. 

Each student received two Q-Tips, one for each of the four colors. 

We did 25 dots of each color.


Ta-da!!!!


Next, we counted 100 Fruit loops to make our Fruit Loop necklaces, and of course

we ran out of time! Boo!!


I had so many other activities planned, too many, that I didn't get to!! 

I wanted to make the cool banner from Jennifer's pack,

and I also printed off some more from LaToya's pack,

but we actually had a warm day, so we went to recess outside for the first time

in a loooong time.

And then there's the usual things like lunch and specials!!

Hmmmm......maybe I need to start the day before next year!


At the end of the day, I gave my kiddos these certificates,

also from LaToya's pack.


I also gave them these easy to make little treats!

Just tape a smartie to this paper and you are good to go!

You can get the label here!


What did your class do for your 100th day?





Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Back to Work We Go!!!

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

I have been enjoying the last of my vacation, 

down to the very last drop!!!!

To get ready for the upcoming week,

I've created this freebie for you guys!!!

It's perfect for school planning, and for your personal life!

Click on either picture for your copy!!!!





Whoo-hoo!!!



Leave a comment below and I'll pick a few winners for it!!

Congrats Michelle and Tamara!

Happy Planning!

Monday, December 29, 2014

One Word Resolution 2015

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?  

I've been really enjoying my break here,

but I've also been doing a little bit of planning!

Last week I wrote about specific goals that I want to try and reach,

you can read more about them here.


Today, I'm linking up with the girls over at Primary Powers

for a One Word Resolution linky!!

This is one that I definitely know that I can do!!


My word for 2015 is TRY!!

There have been many times where I have a great idea about things,

and then I don't even try to do it!! It can be for different reasons, from thinking

that my idea isn't good enough, to thinking that I'm not going to be able to do it right,

not wanting to try the new exercise class at the gym because it will be too hard,

not wanting to take on a project with my Silhouette because I won't do it right,

anything, you name it!


I wonder how many times I've let good things go simply because I'm afraid to try?

In 2015, I think that I'm going to try, even if I fail, because I never know what I

might accomplish!!

Come on over and link up with Primary Powers to share your 

one word resolution!

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