Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thank You A+ Images!!!!

This was a big year for my blog!!! I blogged more which I wanted, but I also got the opportunity to be a part of an awesome giveaway!!!! A+ Images offered the opportunity to get a t-shirt made with your blog!!!!

This is how cute mine turned out!!! Of course the model is so cute that she had to get her own!!! A+ Images!!!! Thank you for making me feel like a real blogger and for being so awesome to work with!!!

If you are ever in need of a t-shirt!!! Check out A+ Images!!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday Scoop

Sunday Scoop Time!!!  As always this time of the year is busy and this week is NO exception!!!!  A huge thanks to the Teaching Trio for hosting the Sunday Scoop Linky so I can organize my "to-do's"!

HAVE TO:  Seriously laundry NEVER stops!!!  It has to be done today!!!  My car use to be a little messy, enter my favorite three year old and it looks like a HOT mess....that will change today!  Friday is our class Winter Festival, perhaps I should get going on the planning of that extravaganza!!!

HOPE TO:  Christmas is going to sneak up on me and I am behind on shopping, and to complicate things further, I have to mail some gifts!!!  A long shot----hope---but my house is for sale and to sell it would be AWESOME!!!!!

HAPPY TO:  Joey is going to meet Santa!!! I am excited to see how she does.  She is loving all that is the Christmas season, so this should be a fun night for her!!!

That's my scoop, what's yours?

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Five for Friday

Where did this week go??? WAIT, what am I saying??? TGIF!!! I mean I am certainly not the only 1st grade teacher who wonders if we will all survive until break... right????  I mean I love my firsties and I love the Christmas season, but put these two loves together and YIKES!!!!

Here is a little look at my 


This week I had the pleasure of spending Tuesday with one of my teaching besties, Molly!! Molly is a second year teacher and I am blessed to be her mentor!!! I must say I learn more from her, so I am not sure who mentors who!  Molly teaches Kindergarten and I just love seeing her little Rays in all their glory!!!  She does amazing things with them!


I am really trying to use more Kagan strategies this year and get my firsties working together.  They are loving it and we are getting better everyday!!


This school year has had many ups but also some downs!!! A few times my passion and love for teaching have been challenged. Through those times, I have been lucky to have my two pals above to get me through!!! These two know just what to say or do and when to say or do it!!! Blessed to have them!!!!


Today was College Colors Day!!! Bet ya can't guess we are in the Midwest can ya?


Joey's elf, Noel, arrived this week!!! She loves finding her and I love starting a new tradition with her!!

Thanks for checking out my Five for Friday!!! Go link up!!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Currently!!

December 2nd, WHAT????  How can it be? Just 9 months ago I was in Haiti counting the days til I could bring Joey HOME!!!

Obviously life is all sorts of busy! Living with a three year old, selling a house, teaching 23 awesome first graders and oh ya... CHRISTMAS!!!!

More on all that later, for now I will focus on what I am up to currently!!!!

Link up with Farley!!!