Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wow- What a Day

Well, it has been one of those days. See, today was supposed to be a chill day, with just a little bit of homework, Daytona and a GS meeting.    However, at 9:30am my six year old starts choking in the bathroom.  She had been goofing  around and swallowed a little Pet Shop accessory.  It got stuck in her throat.  I'm normally pretty good under pressure but not where my girls are concerned.  Ten minutes-2 sheriffs' cars and 8 rescue volunteers later- she stopped gagging and said it was gone. Very Scary

She is now asleep and my heart rate has finally gone back to normal.  So time to get busy on homework- YUCK!  Then- Surprise, Surprise- I noticed I received a blog award from one of my favorite blogd "Fabulous in First".  Then to make things even better I hit 100 followers!!  Okay, that's 1 scary things and 3- Fabulous things (Maddie is fine-That is a big one).  So here is to a calm Sunday!!! 

So back to the Stylish Blog Award

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Award 5 recently discovered great bloggers

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

7 things about myself:

1. I'm not a stylish person.  Truthfully, I only own 6 pairs of shoes- Tennis Shoes, Boots, 2 pairs of Brown Shoes and 2- Black pairs.  

2. My favorite restaurants are Hickory Park and Smoky D's BBQ.  Yes, you can get good Barbecue in Iowa.

3. My favorite TV shows are Blue Bloods, One Tree Hill, Big Bang Theory and The Middle.  My absolute favorite show is GLEE!!  Yes, my 12 year old daughter and I are Gleeks.

4. I'm a University of Northern Iowa - UNI Panther!!

5. I love watching college football and NASCAR.  Seriously, I belong down South.  My dream is to move to South Carolina.  I only have one small problem- my husband of 18 years and my daughters 12 and 6.  I'm hoping a few more Iowa winters and they'll be ready to pack up too.

6. I love the smell of new crayons.  I love opening a brand new box of Crayola crayons.  I can't stand broken or dull crayons.  My children are the same way.  I'll admit here, that I have sneaked new crayons into my daughters' classrooms.  Yes- I have a problem.

7. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was 5 years old and Santa brought me a desk for Christmas.

I have selected the following 5 bloggers to receive this award: 

Mrs. Willis Kindergarten

Kindergarten Corral  

First Grade Parade 

Kindergarten Hoppenings

The Joy of First Grade 


Friday, February 18, 2011

Cute Blog

I just found this great blog called The Joy of First Grade.  She has some really cute Dr. Seuss activities.  Go check it out!!

Reading Motivation for older students

crabby patties                                                                   

A friend of mine teaches 3rd grade and has a Sponge Bob theme in her room (I'm not a SB fan, but it works for her).  She asked me to create some new materials for her room.  One of the things I created were these little hamburger/crabby patties.  I also made a large sign that says, "Over _______ Book Read."   The students fill out a crabby patty each time they complete a book or read over 100 pages.  Throughout the week the crabby patties will be collected.  At the end of week 1 lucky patty is drawn at random and they receive a prize.  Then all the crabby patties are counted and the sign updated.  If they hit their class goal (not sure what it is) they receive an extra recess or game play time.  

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Missing Letter Cards

missing letter cards                                                            

Giveaway - Fabulous in First

Michelle is having a fabulous giveway.  Check in out over at Fabulous in First

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Need Something to Do?

 I just spot these cuties on another blog.  I just so happen to have a bag of flat glass marbles (Dollar Tree).  Yay- a perfect craft to make with my sick little girl today.  Yay craft - Boo- sick little girl.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

100's Chart Practice

100's chart practice                                                            

TPT- Pizza Fun- Update

*** Updated-  I just updated this unit with a few more activities.  If you have already purchased it, please log in to TPT and download the updated version.  -  Fraction Booklet, 5- Math Journal Prompts, Venn Diagram, Class Poll and a Story Starter.****Pizza Fun-  I just posted my latest unit on Teacher Pay Teacher.  It started with just a story for my youngest daughter- Baby bear is named "Maddie".  I had so much fun, that I created some other fun activities to go with it.  Slice of Syllable Pizza,  Pizza Pizza Bar Graph,  On time Delivery Cards and Worksheet, Let's add an "e", counting by 5 plus instructions for making chef' hats, and mini pizzas.  Winter can be long and boring so jazzy it up with some Pizza Fun.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine, Valentine

valentine, valentine                                                            

Conversation Pieces

Isn't this adorable.  A friend of mine, a very talented friend of mine, created this beauty (sadly not for me).  However, she has decided to start selling her beautiful creations.  If you're interested, she has a Facebook page HERE, which lists her contact information.  This one is on my wish list- too bad my birthday isn't till October. :(