Saturday, August 10, 2013

Blogger Exchange!

So I was smart enough to join in on Covered in Glitter and Glue and Adventures of Ms. Smith's super fun Back to School Blogger Exchange. I'm so glad I did because I got to meet the awesome and inspiring Krista from The Second Grade Superkids. I have to admit ever since I got her name in the exchange, I have been Inst-stalking her. ;) She is so active and fun and has the cutest pup! Besides her personal life that I've invaded, she is a dedicated and hard-working teacher. She creates very cute and educational things for her classes in English AND Spanish! I know she's a blogger that I am definitely going to keep up with and you should too! Anyways, these are the super cute things that she got me. Please forgive me now for the horrible picture and my nosey pup.

To check out all the other cool stuff people received Click on the pic below.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Really? It's August??

This summer flew by! I would love to say that I got so much accomplished but I didn't. *sad face* Didn't lose 20 lbs, didn't go on a boat, didn't post on TPT (but that could be happening soon!) Oh well. I definitely relaxed and got started on my Reading Endorsement. Anyway, time to link up with Oh, Boy 4th Grade for Currently!

Listening: Friends is my favorite show! I could watch it every night. Oh wait, I do!
Loving: My parents are here from Florida for a month. It's nice to have them around. I want to do something fun with them before I go back to work. Maybe Put-In-Bay?
Thinking: I made it about 3 months of half living with my brother and my bf. I NEED my own place! I love all the time I spend with them but I need my space to do my own thing like craft and spread out. So I'm going house hunting on Sunday. Coolest BFF is a realtor. :)
Wanting: I love cleaning out and decorating my room! I can't wait to get in there. I ended the school year totally sick and basically stuffed everything everywhere so I know I have tons to do but oh well!
Needing: I need to keep losing weight and get in shape. I've been beyond lazy this summer. Completely opposite of what I wanted to do. So I'm trying to hit the gym everyday. 
B2S must haves: 1. Need to print and laminate all my cute and educational things that I bought on TPT this year.
2. I love to get a fresh haircut and color before school starts. I'm thinking red ombre again. 
3. I love to label everything so I always have a Sharpie on-hand!

Can't wait to read your Currently!!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

TPT ideas needed!! :)

Hi everyone!! I am ------>  <------ close to being done with my summer class for my Reading Endorsement! So now I'm moving on to do the few things I put on my Summer Bucket list. Next up: Put something up on TPT! It will be free but I don't know what to do. I have too many ideas floating around in my head. So any suggestions? I teach 2nd/3rd so I'd like it to be something I can use in my class also.
Thanks! Can't wait to hear from you. :)

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday Snapshots!

I'm linking up with Run! Miss Nelson's Got the Camera for her weekly Saturday Snapshots. It's fun to post pictures of my week. Next week's will be better though. I didn't do much this week. Even with the holidays. Well without further ado...

The handsome bf and I went miniature golfing for a date night. We haven't done this in years and it was on my Summer Bucket List! CHECK!!

I don't know why we were looking every which way but the camera but here we are. I have to snap quick. He hates if we are "that couple" that takes a picture together all the time. Aye, that boy!
After class on Monday, my co-workers and I went to lunch. It's so good to just sit and talk without the stress of everyday school stuff. We had a fantastic time and I'm so lucky to work with them!

Randomness! I know! I finally broke down and got my Silhouette Cameo this week! SO much fun to play with and these were the first two things that I made. A Candy Caddy (we love candy at my house) and a nametag for Bort (the bf's tarantula). I'm going to venture out into cutting fabric this week for a banner for work. I'll let you know how it goes. 
And finally no week can be complete without a picture of the love of my life! I just love the tongue! lol

So that's it for me! What happened with you this week? Link up! I wanna see. :)

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday night fun!

It's Friday night and I just finished my homework. I'm such a nerd and on top of that...old. I don't even feel like going out. I'm quite content sitting in bed, reading about Literacies, with my pup curled up next to me and listening to the sweet sounds of the bf in the other room saving the world from robot animals or zombies or something that is destroying the world. lol.
Since I was doing homework that is also code for pinning on Pinterest. So Favorite Pins Friday is the perfect linky for me!

Here are some of my faves:

I thought this would be a great Get to know ya/Back to School activity to do with the kiddies. 

This is my favorite book ever! The link is to reasons why you should do it as a read aloud in your 2nd-5th grade class. I tear up everytime I read it. (Just a note: No one dies. I can't read aloud books where anyone or anything dies. My kids have to wait for another teacher to read them Charlotte's Web because I can't)

I finally got my Cameo! And I'm in love! I love playing around and getting to know her. This site has been great for the basics. 

I'm an Ohio girl! And I just love to spread the love!  

LOL! This is so me! Just more proof that I'm getting old. :)

If you want to see other random things that I pin...follow me here.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

July Currently!

It's Currently time already!! And it's not even July! ;) It's a good day to get this out though. So link up with Farley and get your Currently on!

Listening: Kinda self explanatory. 

Loving: I'm taking a class also this summer but I do have plenty of downtime. I love it. 

Thinking: I still hate going to the gym but I'm making myself go. How many times before it gets easier?

Wanting: So I sold my condo in May. I was thinking that it would be great to save money and move into my parents' old house (they live in Florida now) with my brother, sis in law and 4 year old niece. It's a nice size but since I came in last, I have no place to put my stuff. The other part was that I spend most of my time at my bf house. It's waaaaay too small for me to move in there full time. So I'm half way into two places. Not too fun. So I'm thinking of getting my own place. We'll see. 

Needing: I have a do a unit for my class using the backwards design method. I really want to do something that I will use this year. Any ideas for 3rd grade?

Tips: I love looking at pictures so that's my tip. :)

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Five for...not Friday...

Yes, I know it Saturday but I just wanted to link up with Doodle Bugs Five for Friday this week. So here I go!

1. This week started off by coming home from Florida. I got to spend on fantastic week with my fantastic parents. We were so lazy together! It was great! I was only able to spend about 2 hours a day by the pool though because I really thought I was going to melt away!

2. Monday was Puppypalooza at the Cleveland Indians game. My bf and I took Bailey (my Yorkie) to the game. We got to walk on the field and then watch the game. He was so well behaved and we had a great time!

3. I love teaching 3rd grade and to ensure that I can continue to do that in Ohio I have to get my Reading Endorsement so it's back to school I go! The good part about this is that my school district gave us the opportunity to get grants to go and get this endorsement. a few friends and I were chosen. So I'm not doing this alone. So now I need to buy a new college sweatshirt. :)

4. I've made a Summer Bucket List and I added Go to the Gym 25 times. I've gone 3 times so far. But I like it. It's the getting there that's the hard part. 

5. I started thinking about my classroom for next year. I went to JoAnn's and found some cute fabric for  my bulletin boards. So I'm thinking that these colors will be cute for the rest of the room. What do you think?

So that's it for me this week. Link up. I love reading about everyone's week!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Better late than never....June Currently

So I know I'm late to the party but least I showed! ;)

So here's my June Currently...thanks to Farley.

Listening... I'm from Cleveland and I know I should be over it but I can't forget LeBron's betrayal! So goooo Spurs! 

Loving....that I have time to spend with my mom and pops this week. I have one week off before I start classes to get my Reading Endorsement so I'm going to have some fun in the sun and get spoiled. :)

Thinking... I know I just started break but I really want to get all organized for the next school year. Now if only I knew what grade I'm going to teach! 

Wanting...I figure having a cameo Silhouette would help get my ideas flowing for prepping for next year. But is it worth it???

Needing... I must get healthy this summer. I have zero excuse not to hit the gym everyday. I'll keep you updated on my progress. 

Essentials...self explanatory. :)

So that's all. Not that exciting but got me blogging. Link up!