Monday, December 31, 2012

January 2013....currently.

Happy New Year everyone!! I didn't do any resolutions for 2013 because I always feel bad when I don't complete them. So I'm just going to say that I'm going to TRY to blog more and put my "creations" on TPT this year. I'm worried though that they won't be "Cute" enough because WOW, some things I see there are so adorable and educational! I don't know if I can compete.
Anyway, I'm just going to quickly link up to Farley's Currently. I will blog again soon my friends. :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Currently...

So I'm linking up with Farley to do this month's currently. I love reading what everyone else is up to and it's so funny to me that I have so many of the same thoughts. :)
For my RAK, there is a story. A few weeks ago, I was at my local Dollar Tree when I overheard this husband and wife debating over getting dish soap or bleach. I heard the man say that only had enough for one. I wanted to give them a dollar to get both but of course I had no cash so I quickly got the treats for my students and went to pay so I could get cash back. But then I lost them. I walked around the store a few times and couldn't find them. I couldn't get them out of my head. I have never had to think that or the other. I'm so blessed and I need to spread the love. So next time I'm out and I hear something like that....I'm not hesitating. It's both the dish soap AND bleach.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oh my gosh...I made something!

So I haven't blogged in quite a while but I have to say I've been stalking almost daily! I love, love, love so many of the ideas that teachers put on the internet. I felt bad that I don't share too much even though I make things for my class everyday, I never felt that they were cute enough to share. But now with my long 5 day weekend and the fact that I have a cold and don't feel like moving off the couch, I've made something that I'd like to share and get some feedback on. Maybe one day I'll actually sell something on! But I know I have a long way to go. So any feedback would be great!
Other than that, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and I really want to keep this blogging thing up so maybe...just maybe you'll hear from me again soon. :)

Ahhhhh! I don't know how to make the cute link from a picture. Oh well. This will have to do.


Friday, August 3, 2012

August first one!

I really wish I knew more about blogging so I could do this more. It takes me so long to link up and add stuff that I get frustrated but I'm going to keep plugging away. :) Anyway, I'm doing my first Currently with Farley at Oh Boy 3rd Grade tonight.

Here we go!!

B2S Must have's! I love my Scotch Laminator! It was a great deal on Amazon. I've used it a ton in just the few days I've had it. And bonus, no waiting in line to use the school's laminator!
I love card stock! I have it in every color I can find. Great combo with the laminator.
Comfy shoes! My feet are really going to miss flip flops and tennis shoes. I'm going to Dillard's this weekend to check on my staple brown and black shoes. Work shoes are the only time I splurge at a department store. Anyone have any good suggestions for cute yet comfy shoes?
So that's it. Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, July 27, 2012

I got an award!

This must be how kids feel when I give them a Super Student award every quarter. :) Well first of all let me thank Angela at Hippo Hooray for Second Gradefor the Versatile Award.

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give seven random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated

So here are my 7 random facts about me.
1. I hate sauces ie. ketchup, mustard, dressings (of any sort) and BBQ. I do like melted cheese though. :)
2. I'm a huge Dave Matthews Band fan. I've been to about 18-19 shows. I lost track and so upset that I never saved all my tickets.
3. My first job was a Dairy Queen.
4. I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th grade.Third is my favorite.
5. I am Peruvian/Ecuadorian and I speak fluent spanish.
6. I own a 2 year old Yorkie, Bailey, who really sounds like a baby crying when he whines in his cage.
7. I didn't pierce my ears until I was 27. The thought of making holes in my ears freaked me out BUT I pierced my tongue when I was 21. I'm strange I know. ( tongue is no longer pierced.)

Okay on to my nominations. I'm hoping I can find 15 awesome bloggers that haven't gotten this award yet.
Teaching is Bliss
Teaching Third
Mrs. Heeren's Happenings
Kinder's a hootFor the Love of Teaching and Crafts
Leading and ReadingMiss Fuerst Reading Adventures
Miss Siverhus
Still Teaching after all these years
Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

Okay I swear I tried but I can't find 15 bloggers that don't have this award. I'm sorry. :( But check out the ones I did find. They are pretty sweet.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Newbie Blog Hop

I'm so excited to add myself to this list of newbies but I have no idea if I'm doing this correctly. Here I go!

1. what state you are in: OH-IO!

2. your current teaching position: 3rd grade

3. your teaching experience:Kindergarten (2 years), 2nd grade (1 year), 3rd grade, (2 years),4th and 5th grade (2 years), 7th and 8th grade (1 year) The joys of working in an unstable, large urban district.

4. when you started blogging: Just last month. I'm having issues with making mine my own. I love stalking others though!

5. share a blogging tip / blogging resource: Right now it's just my boyfriend. I'm not giving up though! :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Call me, maybe

So my parents don't usually make a big effort to come and see me much throughout the year. I don't take offense. I see them at Open House and when I ask them to come see me. That's good enough I guess.  Anyway, I was trying to think of a good way to communicate with them this coming year. I've noticed that many of them are so preoccupied with their phone when they do come in.  They all have cell phones and love to text (like my students! and me). I started a googlevoice number today. It was super easy to start and the best part....IT'S FREE! So I'm going to visitaprint and making business cards with my googlevoice number so they can call or text when needed.  It rings to my current cell and if by any chance I get a nutty parent or student, it's just a quick delete button to end the craziness. I'm hoping to never have to do that but ya never know. I'll let you know how it works.Google Voice!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July! I've spent the majority of it indoors.  It's crazy hot in Ohio today! No fireworks for me. I don't get as excited as I used to about them. Maybe because I have no kids and Bailey (my 2 year old Yorkie) and boyfriend are not big fans either.
Anyway, since I was in the A/C all day, I had time to stalk soooo many blogs todays and I'm so jealous of them. I have no idea how to make mine so pretty. A few of them discussed Whole Brain teaching and it renewed my excitement to start with that this coming up school year.  My friends and I are going to the Mid-West Whole Brain conference next week. I'm so stoked that I got so many of them to go considering none of them have ever heard of it. But when I get enthusiastic about something, I really talk it up! ;)
I actually read about Whole Brain teaching like 3 years ago during one of my summer internet days and honestly, the only thing I used was the "Hands and Eyes" in my class. Oh and the "Honk, honk, good job, good buddy!" LOVE THAT! I really need to try something new with this new group of students. I really want to get them enthusiastic about learning. I hope this is the trick.
Anyway, if you want to know more about Whole Brain teaching check out some videos and their awesome website. There's so much...I get overwhelmed so I'm hoping the conference with put it all together for me. I'll let you know about it next week! :)

Whole Braining Teaching website

Monday, July 2, 2012

Oh hello blogging world!

My boyfriend seems to think that I am unemployed because I'm a teacher and I have my summers "off."  So he keeps trying to get me to do something (personally I think so I'll leave him to play video games after work.) Anyway, I thought I'd look for something that doesn't cost a lot of money because, well, I don't have it. So blogging it is.
I am completely addicted to Pinterest and have been reading some awesome teacher blogs and they say it really helps them stay on track with teaching and I need that. I really love my job but there are times when I really need the motivation to keep teaching students that...don't be mad people...really don't have that desire to learn.  Before I get attacked (and please don't...I'm super sensitive) it's not all my students and many are just a product of their environment.  I honestly want to be that inspiration for them all and I know I have been to a few so I trek on year after year.
So that's what I think my blog is mainly going to be about. The things I do for teaching and my reflection on how it works and also maybe some personal ramblings about me. So be patient with me as I figure this blogging thing out.