Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School Sale!

Thanks to The 3AM Teacher for this button! 

Okay, so my week didn't go exactly as blogging!  As much as I would like to, I'm busy enjoying my last few weeks of summer.  But, my dining room table is covered with laminating scraps, so at least I'm getting some work done!  Just wanted to remind you that I'll be participating in the Big TpT Back to School sale, where you can get up to 28% off from your favorite shops!  Enter the code BTS13 for your discount! Everything in my store is on sale!  I've also been busy leaving feedback to earn more TpT credits, don't forget to go back and check your past purchases!  Have fun shopping! 

Would you like some free money for your shopping!  Last chance to enter my giveaway for a TpT gift certificate worth $10.00!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

10 Fun Things about ME! Don't forget about my giveaway!

I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' this week!  Can I actually do 5 posts in a row? 

I think I can, I think I can, I think I 5 posts in a row!  We'll see, but I'm going to try.  I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' this week!  Here are 10 new things to know about me...

1.  I can't stand anything to do with eyes, I will leave the room if you talk about eyes or try to show me something in your eye.  I almost fainted the first time I put in my contacts, good old teenage vanity got me through that one.  I still wear contacts, but I've been wearing my glasses more often.

2. My glasses look like something that your smartest uncle would wear,
but I like them.

3. I started my teaching career in the city of Baltimore.  I moved with one of my best friends at the age of 22, went to a job fair, found an apartment, and pretended to know what I was doing.  On my first day, teaching 1st grade, a student actually tried to climb out of a window.  STRAIGHT UP CLIMBED ON A COUNTER AND HALFWAY THROUGH A WINDOW.  I called my mom from a payphone down by the gym as soon as my day was over.  I didn't know if I would make it through that first year, but I'm glad that I did.  My boyfriend (now husband) joined me the next year, and we ended up staying for 7 years!

4. While in Baltimore, my husband and I bought a rowhome through The Teacher Next Door program.  It was totally gutted inside, with plywood over the doors and windows.  It had been previously condemned by the city and someone had made ladders out of scrap wood to get to the second and third stories. We ended up working with a contractor to totally renovate it, and spent 3 happy years there!

5. I have a chocolate lab.

6.  I grew lettuce this year.  I tried to grow pumpkins for 4 years, but it never worked out.

7. My husband is a teacher too, so we get to spend all summers and holidays together.  My kids don't understand why some people "work" in the summer.

8.  I have a daughter and two sons, and moved back to my hometown when I was expecting my daughter.  We crossed our fingers and moved without jobs, but it all worked out!

9. I am able to bring my kids to school with me and I love it!

10.  If I had not become a teacher (best decision ever!), I should have been a professional painter.  I just painted my daughter's room with a dark turquoise color, nobody cuts in like me!  Ha!

Thanks for making it through this post! Don't forget to enter my TpT gift cerficate giveaway!  

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Yay for a Giveway!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway at the bottom of this post!!!  

 Oh no!  It's beginning - first day of school stress!  Many of you have already started the year, I hope that it's been smooth sailing so far!  I have a few more weeks of summer left, but a bit of an unusual classroom situation.  My classroom is being used for a summer program that ends the
I have to sneak in and set up my room while the summer class is away on trips, so my time is limited!  I'm hoping to get a lot done this week, and to help you get a lot done, I'm hosting another GIVEAWAY! I'll pick a random entry to win a $10.00 gift certificate to my favorite store Teachers Pay Teachers!  Spend your gift certificate on anything, there is a button on the "checkout" page to enter GC codes.  Make sure you are logged in (follow me!) so I can contact you!  Good luck!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Five Random Things

Linking up with Doodle Bugs this week with        
Five Random Things. Truly was a random week
for me -  visited with family, my husband when to the PGA twice, worked on some things for school, and spent lots of time with the kids! Excuse the photos, just noticed the fingerprints on the lens!
Science Experiment with the kids - mixing colors and making crystals!

My three year old working on tens frames!  Check out THIS freebie from Rowdy in Room 300!

Attempting to make ice cream with THIS tutorial from Mom of 6.  Spoiler alert - it was more like a milkshake, but the kids still loved it!  She has some great videos on her site!

Flowers from my garden!
Excited about this new alphabet book that I was working on for my class this week! Hopefully I'll have this up in my shop soon!  

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Throwback Thursday

I'm linking up with The First Grade Parade  (check out her new look!)  for Throwback Thursday!  Not much of throwback, but one of my earliest posts!

I've definitely been neglecting this little blog, but I'm looking forward to adding some new posts soon.  I've been busy with garage sales, visiting family, moving family, bounce houses, farms, watering new grass, sorting laundry, leaking pipes, and ONE day spent at school.  Lots to share in the next few days.  As for sorting laundry, does anyone else eventually just throw the socks away when you can't find their matches????  I threw an entire basket away today, that had been sitting in my bedroom for a month.  Feels good.

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