Friday, May 27, 2011


    Wow- what a busy month.  My husband and I celebrated our 18th anniversary, our youngest graduated Kindergarten and we survived our oldest daughter Katie's first year of Middle School (6th grade).  The last was the one we were most worried about, but surprisingly Middle School wasn't as bad as we imagined.  I know I shouldn't have said that out loud or challenged the universe.   

    This year I've had the opportunity to work in two wonderful classrooms.  One was a 2nd grade classroom with several ELL students.  This was my first opportunity working with ELL students and I learned so much.  While I was working with them I continued taking a college Spanish course.  Let's just say- learning a foreign language at any age is hard but in your late 30's its feels impossible.  I also had the chance to work with Kindergartners this year and all I can say is -Wow!!  Kindergartners keep you on your toes and I loved it.  It was fun going from working on double digit subtraction to practicing counting by 5's every week.  I noticed that in both classrooms I tied a lot of shoes.  

    I'm sad to see this year end but I'm looking forward to next year.  I'll be working with 4th graders and Kindergartners again!  Thanks so much for following my blog, all the advice and the opportunity to share ideas.  I plan on still posting some items over the summer but with 2 busy girls this could be a challenge.  

Thanks again and have a FANTASTIC summer.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What a great idea!

I just stumbled across this blog Booky 4 First.  She made a little shelf to go between her student desks.  The shelf holds all their supplies without taking up desk space.  I love this idea!! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hurry and get this on TPT


 Donna Glynn just posted the cutest game on TPT.  Hurry and get it tonight for 20% off using the TAD11 code.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wow- Look what I got for under $25

Look at everything I got today at Teachers Pay Teachers for under $25.00!
 (I'm printing the ROAR game as I'm typing- it is sooooo cute!!)

From Babbling Abby- Over the Moon -A Moon Unit, Astronaut Activities, Let's Get Poppin' with Adjectives and I finally ordered the Mystery Box  Activities  (I think I have everything in her store now- but don't tell my husband)

And last but not least from the Fabulous Deanna Jump- Alien Invasion Math and Literacy and Dinosaurs Math and Literacy.  (It's sad -my oldest daughter asked me why I was so excited this morning she said "Did Deanna post a new unit?"  Okay maybe I have a few of her units :)

Remember the 20% off TPT discount code TAD11 is only good til midnight today.  I'm running an additional 20% of items in my store.  Sorry, I don't have anything new posted but keep an eye out so new stuff in the next few weeks.  

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!!!

I whipped these up this morning to attached to our bags.  We have our running shoes on and are ready to deliver.