Saturday, May 18, 2013

Teacher Gifts

Are you looking for an idea for your own child's teacher?  These are what I'm giving my own children's teachers. I got this cute idea from a student in my classroom. I got one of these for teacher appreciation and I loved it. It is a Pringles can, I just used the example he gave me to make these. I'm sure you can find instructions on the web. But I just looked at the one I got and made my own version. I think they turned out pretty cute. I hope they like them... If you would like more details on how to make them. I'm sure I could write up instructions... Just leave me a comment.

What are some of your favorite gifts you have received?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day and Plants

We started our plant unit and my students couldn't be more thrilled. Each child got to make a plant person. I got this darling idea from my coworker. Don't you think it kind of looks like a Chia pet?
 We've been having a growing race in our classroom between Bill and Betty. When my students think I'm not looking I see them switching the two bowls. Hoping I don't notice that they're secretly moving them around. Every girl in my class wants Betty to win and of course every boy in the class wants Bill to win. 
 We've also started our Mother's Day project. They turned out so cute. Thank goodness for All a Dollar. I found this cute idea here 
 Just a few permanent markers and plates. I think I'll have a few mom's who are just thrilled. I think they have turned out so stinkin' cute.
 I love the one down at the bottom. Look at the hands and they added their two dogs to the picture too. A true animal lover. :)
Have you seen these videos? I had to share. The first one brought tears to my eyes.

How are you celebrating Mother's day?

One last question for you, is anyone else getting some pretty bad comments? I have gotten a few that are just vulgar. Does anyone know how to block them? I hate to put my robot thing back on. I don't even know if that will help. But I can't take the comments. My last post has a HORRIBLE comment :(

Sunday, April 28, 2013


School is flying by. I'm actually really sad that school is coming to an end. I have the sweetest class ever. and I'm really sad to say goodbye to them. We only have 1 month left. So I'm trying to soak it up before it's over. I don't know if you know this but I only work part-time, I have an amazing partner and she is retiring at the end of this year. My district is forcing me to go back full-time. :( Which I'm really not looking forward to and move rooms. This summer is going to be a TON of work.

We've been working our tail ends off learning about shapes. I just finished my unit Shape-aholic and it's all Common Core aligned. After teaching it to my firsties, they really got it. If you looking for some activities to teach shapes click on the picture below.
Today the sun is shining and it's beautiful weather here. It has put me in the giving mood. If you can guess my favorite color you can have this unit for free. Make sure and leave your email too. I hope you're having sunshine too!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring has Sprung!

We've been getting ready for spring in our classroom. I don't know about you but I'm loving this spring weather. It has finally started to warm up here in Utah. Today we came up with all the words that reminded us of spring.
 Then we made a class acrostic poem of the word Spring.
 I found this cute idea on Pinterest. Now I've tried to find my original pin and I can't find it. If anyone knows who came up with this idea. Please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.
 The picture I found was one similar to this but it wasn't an acrostic poem.  It was just words that described spring. So I decided to put my own twist on it and turn it into an acrostic poem. Here is the example. The only thing I don't like is I wish the green was behind the orange so it would go in the right order. I just ran out of room. Whoops!!!
Here are my sweet student's work!
I hope your spring weather is as good as ours!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What did they say?

What Did They Say!?
I'm linking up with A Turn to Learn on her fun linky party, what did they say? So I had a funny today when I was teaching one of my little firsties. She and I were talking and she told me she had made something for me with LOTS OF GLITTER. I said oh that is great I love glitter. She said oh I know everyday you wear lots of glitter on your eyes. So I know that you like glitter. I had no idea I wore glitter on my eyes? I wear this makeup... on my eyes. I guess it's a little shimmery. But I had no idea I wore glitter. 
For some reason I always get comments about how I dress or look. One day I curled my hair and one of my students said to me. Oh man you're having a bad hair day. Did you forget to do your hair? I love how innocent they are and how honest they are. You know they will tell you the truth about how you look.  Go link up...... 

Sunday, March 31, 2013


I hope you're having a wonderful Easter. Last night the Easter bunny left us a surprise. My kids were pretty surprised! They keep walking back to check if it's still there.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Egg-cellent Center( freebie)

Have you been to Walmart lately? I found the coolest egg set ever. On each egg are two letters. One on each side of the egg and they're different letters. I can tell I'm a teacher because I get excited when I find eggs with letters on them.
 This little bunny replaces any letter in the alphabet.
                                                                           like this
 I decided next week for one of my centers I'm going to have my kids make words with the eggs. I quick whipped up this sheet to go with it. If you would like to download it click on the image below. My students can do Easter activities after Easter right? Plus next week if there are any left they might be 50% off and what teacher doesn't love a deal. Oh and they include jelly beans in each one. Pretty sad that I was more excited for the letters.
Last week I posted my two truths and a lie. I had such nice responses. Thank you! So here are my truths and a lie.
* I did have a baby at 25 weeks.My son was born at 1lb 14 oz. It was the scariest thing I have ever been through. We lived in the NICU for 3 1/2 months. I have never felt closer to God in my life. He was there for me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I can say now that my little guy will be starting kindergarten in the spring and he is doing so well. You would never believe he was a preemie.
* I did step on a sewing needle in High school and I did have to have it surgically removed. My darn mom is so crafty and she left one on the floor . My foot hit it just right for it to insert in my foot. Such a bizarre situation but It did happen.
* Lastly I have never had the chicken pox so I didn't have to be hospitalized with them.

I'm going to link up again in Latotya, this time it's the Noun game: 
Favorite Persons: Hands down my own kids of course. My husband too :) I can't limit it to one. 

 My little one is so excited for Easter she is counting down the days.
Favorite Place: Hawaii, My husband and I went there and just LOVED it. It was so relaxing and the best weather ever. 

Favorite Thing: Probably jewelry. I'm a fanatic for different types. You will never see me without an accessory. 

Favorite Animal: A dog even though I don't have one. My in-laws HATE animals and they will not eat or visit people that have them So I decided if I ever wanted them to come around I better not have one. Even though I would love to have a dog. 

Go link up if you haven't yet.
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