Monday, March 2, 2015

March Currently

I can’t believe it is already March!  Man, February flew by! It's that time again for a new Currently. I love doing these and  getting to know others. 

Listening: "The Big Bang Theory" I love this show. 

Loving: This whole week, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss. I can't wait to show off the  shirt I made for tomorrow. I'm going as "The Cat In The Hat". 

Thinking: I have SO much to do on my list and I keep adding more things.

Wanting: Yup, I want a change. I'm not sure exactly what kind of change, but I need a change.

Needing: I have paperwork that I was handed today right before I left for an IEP. Don't you hate getting things right before you leave and they state that they need it back tomorrow.

Spring Break Plans: We're going to Disney World!  Our daughter doesn't know it yet as we are surprising her. We only live 3 hours away so we go quite often. I can't wait ! We leave on the 20th.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Shape Pizzas

This week , we worked on two dimensional shapes. Each year , I usually do an activity with food and sorting the food by shapes. I would use corn chips, cookies, Cheez Its, Cinnamon Toast Crunch,  etc. This year with so many food allergies, I had to get creative. So , we made shape pizzas. We used construction paper to make our pizzas. Each student was given  paper for the dough, sauce, and then 5 different colors for the shapes. Our curriculum only has them learn 5 shapes for Kindergarten.  I do cover more, but this is what is required for them to know. The shapes are circle, triangle, square, rectangle, and hexagon. I gave each student their materials, modeled it for them, and then let the little chefs begin.

Some stayed at their seats to work, while others wanted to spread out and work on the floor. 

They had a lot of fun making their creations. There were so many variations . Here are a few:

They had  also had to write how many of each shape they made and what color they used for the shape at the bottom. I love them! Share with us what fun activities you do with shapes. I can't wait !

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bee My Valentine

So, yesterday was one of those days at school where you have to wrangle your little ones back in from a fun event.  We had our Annual Shark Shuffle which is our school's version of a Walk-a-thon. Kindergarten and First Grade was outside first thing in the morning.  They had a blast! The weather was perfect compared to the day before . We had a cold front come through the day before which brought a  lot of rain. Yesterday, was in the  high 60s in the morning. I know, I know, many of you are  sitting in snow.  

Trying to reel them in after the event was definitely a task.  Super excited Kinders who just  participated in  their first Shark Shuffle was  definitely a daunting task.  I decided before  getting back into the curriculum that we would  work on our fine motor  skills by  making a Valentine craft.  We made  my super cute and easy Valentine Bees. 

Aren't they adorable?  I am so proud of them.  We have come a long way  with our fine motor skills since the  beginning of the year. I had many students who couldn't trace or  even hold their scissors properly. I love all the different versions that they  made.  You can snag  the  tracers for this fun project  here.

Have a  great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January Currently

Happy Almost New Year Everyone!

I can't believe it will be 2015 in about 6 hours. I'm doing this a little early as I'm sure I will be busy tomorrow. I LOVE linking up with Farley. (Click here to check out others and link up.) I enjoy getting to learn a little about everyone. Don't you?

Listening: "Vanilla Ice Project" on the DIY Channel. I find it very interesting. I guess it's because it's all located about 40 minutes north of me. 

Loving: My hubs is also a teacher so we are both off at the same time. We are enjoying spending time together with our beautiful 4 year old girl.

Thinking: I have to make the dip for the party tonight. I'm making a Buffalo Chicken Dip and a "Trailer Trash" Dip (Chili Cheese Dip). Both are super yummy and simple to make.

Wanting: We are in the process of finding a bigger house. We don't mind fixing up a place. We just need to find one that we like and that we don't get out bid.

Needing: I need to get back into blogging more and creating more. I really MISS it. I took some time off and would post every now and then. I'm definitely going to be blogging more regular. 

Yes: I need to loss weight and I am determined to do it. I'll be blogging about it and hope that maybe others can hold me accountable along this journey.

Maybe: I want to try new recipes and step out of my comfort zone. 

I wish: I really wish to go to the I Teach K Conference this summer. It all depends on finances with getting a new house. Fingers crossed that I'll be able to go.

Can't wait to read your currently and hear your comments.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Native American Craftivity

Wow! I haven't posted in awhile. School and life have finally slowed down. I don't know about all of you, but the first couple months always seem so hectic. I don't know if it's just trying to get my Kinders into the routine of things. This year has definitely  been one of the more challenging years for me and I have been at this for 10 years. Well, I can't believe that it is already November. Does anyone else feel this way?

This is one of my favorite times of the year. I LOVE the holiday traditions that happen over the next few months. We have started learning about Thanksgiving this past week in our class. This past week, we learned about Native Americans. Many of my students didn't know what a Native American was this year, which I was shocked. At least in the past, they knew a little bit about Native Americans. So, we learned a lot this past week. I wanted to share with you our super cute Native American craftivity that we made. 

(I don't know why one is crying. LOL)

I love how cute these came out. My boys and girls had so much fun making these. They enjoyed being able to create their own pattern on the headbands. Many of my students have come a long way with their fine motor skills. By doing these craftivities, my students have improved on their scissor skills and tracing skills. You can get the patterns to make these cute Native Americans by clicking here

I hope ya'll are enjoying the rest of your weekend. It's raining here, so I am off to play with my little darling (who now wants to make one of here own...hehe) and some things around the house. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Stitch Fix #4

So, I got my September Fix and was SUPER excited. Before I share my fix, let me take sometime to explain what Stitch Fix is.

Stitch Fix is a personal shopping/styling service. You fill out a personal style profile, answer some questions, and then for $20.00 a personal stylist picks 5 items for each fix and sends them to the comfort of your home. The stylist looks at your style preferences, size, and any recommendations into consideration. You can make recommendations for special events, such as, a wedding, vacation, etc. on upcoming fixes. With each fix, they send you styling guides to help you pair the items sent up with things that you might already have. After you try on the items that they sent, you log into your account and decide whether or not you are going to keep them or send them back at check out. If you decide to keep anything, the $20 styling fee will be credited towards your purchase. If you choose to keep all of the items, a 25% discount will be applied to your purchase. Any items that you decide not to keep, just simply place them into the prepaid envelope and mail out. It's that simple! 

With this fix, I don't have pictures of myself trying on the outfits. I had caught a stomach bug earlier in the week and although I was over it, I just didn't feel up to having my picture taken. I did take pictures of the clothes and will tell you about each item. I opened the box and took out my fix.

Look how nicely wrapped my fix was. I slowly unwrapped the tissue paper to reveal my fix.
I see potential. I saw chevron in my favorite colors, a lovely pink shirt, a necklace, and a pair of pants. I then took out the styling cards and tore them apart. Every fix comes with styling cards. These are suggests from your stylist on what they think would look good with each item. I began looking through my closet to see if I had any of these suggestions. Here are my styling cards and my note from my stylist.

3 out of the 4 cards suggested to pair the tops with the jeans in my fix. The necklace had a card but it was blank so I didn't take a picture of it. After I was able to pair up each item with something from my closet or within in the fix, I tried them on. I'll fill you in on how each idea was after each picture.

First up was the Chevron Tank. 

I LOVED the colors, the pattern, and even that it was a tank. See I live in South Florida and it is HOT. This shirt would be perfect for to wear down here. I LOVED everything about it until I tried it on. It was tight around the chest. It still looked okay, but I just wasn't comfortable in it. 

Next up was the Pink Shirt.
I LOVED the color. Pink looks good on me. I tried it on with the jeans that were in the fix. I thought the shirt fit pretty well. My husband said that it looked like I had an apron on. LOL! Men! Don't they understand anything about style. LOL! After his statement, I looked at it anything and even though it fit very well and I liked it. I wasn't comfortable with the fact that the back was pretty shear. I definitely couldn't wear this at work. I wouldn't feel comfortable with my students seeing my bra.

I then tried on the jeans, the white short sleeved cardigan, and the necklace from the fix. 

I paired these items with a pink tank that I had. I LOVED how the jeans felt on. They are a skinny jean and at first I was a little weary about them. Well, there was nothing to be weary about. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE them! They fit great and are the perfect length. The white short sleeved cardigan was also a perfect match. It is very light weight which is ideal for South Florida weather and I can easily pair it with anything. The necklace, however, I was not a fan of. It definitely was not my style. Don't get me wrong! I LOVE accessories, but this was not me. 

Overall, I was pretty happy with my fix. I kept 2 out of the 5 items. What did you think about my fix? Let me know. Even tell me about yours if you are receiving them. I would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in getting your own Stitch Fix of your own please click below for my referral. Check it out! It's a lot of fun. I can't wait for my next one.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Origami Owl Lanyard

Have you heard of Origami Owl? Well, I hadn't either until a few months ago when a good friend of mine introduced me to it. I bought my first locket then and was hooked. Here is what my locket looks like. 
I bought the locket with the rhinestones around it. You can get it plain and in different colors and sizes. I then started to fill my locket with little charms. There are so many to choose from. I got a princess crown for my daughter, plus her birthstone. I got a cross, a heart to represent my husband, an apple, and Mom in turquoise. Here are a few pictures of the charms I got. 

After making my first locket, I then added to my collection this new lanyard. I am absolutely obsessed with this lanyard. It is so sturdy and perfect for work. 

There are 2 different versions of the lanyard. There is one that you can't add charms to, but is still beautiful and then there is the one where you can add charms. I choose to get the one with the charms. It's a twist on face locket. I choose the white rhinestone option, but I can always get a plain twist top and switch it out. The charms I choose for my lanyard are all school related. I picked out the stack of books, a school bus, and pencil. I'm going to add my silver apple to it as well. Isn't it the cutest? I LOVE the quality. You can check out the lanyard collection by clicking on the picture below. Oh yeah, they even have holiday charms! I'm definitely going to get a few to add to my collection for the holidays. (If you do order, please tell them that I referred you. Thanks.)
Let me know what you think.