Friday, July 27, 2012

Go For The Gold!

How many of you are excited for the Olympics? I sure am! I am even more excited because I actually know someone who is competing in the Olympics. A High School classmate of mine will be competing for the gold in Beach Volleyball.

That's him, Steve Grotowski! Eventhough, he will be playing for Great Britian (his home country). I will still be rooting for him. Go for the Gold, Steve!

In honor of the start of the Olympics, I will be having a sale. Click on the picture below to go to my TPT store.

Also, I will be giving away either my Back to School: School Bus Craftivity or my Back to School: Pencil Person Craftivity to the first 3 people who can guess my Top 3 Olympic Events I like to watch. Ready, Set, Comment! : )

My First Blog Award

Wow, I am completly honored to have be chosen for the One Lovely Blog Award from Grade 2 Happenings. She is a very creative teacher and you need to stop by and follow her blog.

Rules of acceptance
*Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
*Share seven possibly unkown things about yourself.
*Nominate fifteen or so bloggers that you admire.
*Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

Seven possibly unkown things about me
1. I love the show "Duck Dynasty". The men on the show crack me up and remind me so much of my dad.
2. I secretly love the smell of new crayons and can only use the crayons when they first come out of the box. (That's when they do the best coloring.)
3. I am a Disneyaholic. I would go there every month if I could.
4. I was born during a Tropical Storm.
5. I love Slurpees.
6. I am a couponer, not like those people on "Extreme Couponing" but I do have a stockpile.
7. I am a yard sale fanatic. Recently, I got my little girl a Pink Radio Flyer Vespa Scooter for $5. It was brand new, when I got home I looked it up online and found out it costs $65 brand new.

Blogs I Nominate
1. Kindergarten Smiles
2. One Extra Degree
3. First Grade Fever
4. Busy Bees
5. Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten
6. Kreative in Kinder
7. Finally in First
8. First Grade Blue Skies
9. Miss Kindergarten
10. Heather's Heart
11. Little Literacy Learners
12. First Grade and Fabulous
13. Mrs Williamson's Kinders
14. Tales of a Teacherista
15. First Grade Garden

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pencil Person Craftivity

Well, I have been super busy over the past few weeks and haven't had much time to blog. I can tell you that since my last post, I have found my jump drive. (Little B hid it under the couch. Love that little stinker.) Since losing my jump drive, my husband decided to purchase me an external hard drive for my laptop. (Love you honey.) Besides that I have been super busy completing orders for my hairbow business, planning Common Core lessons for my team, and getting our condo ready to be put on the market. We need a bigger place and want a house with a yard for B maybe even a pool for all those hot Florida days.

In the mean time, I wanted to share with you this very cute Pencil Person Craftivity I made for my students today. I created a boy and girl version.

Aren't they cute? I have also included it in my Back To School Activity Unit. The unit includes 8 activities.

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What would you do?!?!

So it has been an eventful week for me. We returned home from Tennessee to my little girl having a fever. We still have no clue what caused the fever. I thought it was molars coming in but still haven't seen any signs. So with her being sick, I wasn't able to attend the Common Core Conference like I originally was scheduled to do. I found a replacement for me since my school was paying for it. I happened to get a friend of mine who was just announced the Principal for another school within out Charter School Company. I'm very thankful that she'll be able to share the information for me.

On Saturday, we had a very exciting day! We celebrated our daugther's 2nd Birthday! I made many of the decorations for the party and she enjoyed it with several of her little "buddies". She's calls them her buddies and we have caught her several times going around the house calling out "Oh, buddies! Where are you?" Haha! Here are some pictures from before everyone arrived and a few others.

That's B with her Best Friend!

So now I know you are all wondering about the title, right? Well, I lost something and can't find it anywhere! I don't know if B got ahold of it and hid it. I've asked her and trying to get an anwser from a 2 year old is impossible. What is it that I lost you might be wondering? Well........

I happened to have lost my jump drive. Not just any old jump drive. This happens to be the jump drive that I save all of the things I make for my classroom on it. I have been freaking out for several days now. I had a bunch of new things I made and wanted to share with all of you on there, but now have to start all over. So, the question is: What wonder you do in this situation?

Since I am starting all over with several of the things I have already created, here are a few of the new things. (More to come once I remake them or find my jump drive.) Click on the images to check them out.

Initial Sounds Bingo

Crayons Emergent Reader

I hope everyone has a Happy Fourth of July!