After reading a few posts about Bloglovin' and the fact that reader will go bye bye soon, I decided to make the switch.
I have updated it with all of your amazing blogs. Can't wait to meet you there :)
I finally organized all the books from the Book Sale I attended last week. The kids were dying to get their hands on them, and seeing them on my floor were driving my OCD me crazy!
100 books for $0.00 = a very happy teacher!
Chapter books, nonfiction books, picture books... you name it, we got a bit of everything.
All of us spend tons of money getting books for our libraries. I encourage you to call your public library and ask about a future sale.
The other thing I wanted to post about was Jaime's blogiversary. She is celebrating her first one! I am so having a cupcake in her honor, or maybe a donut. Stop by, say hi, and don't forget to enter the giveaway :) You maybe the lucky one!
We are still working on our expert writing unit. Don't tell anyone, but I am reviewing my first idea and it is taking me a while to fix my mistake reorganize my thoughts and edit the whole thing. Boo!
I will catch up. Promise.
One of the parents in my classroom is a cardiologist. He came to do a presentation for the class and show us how an expert knows tons about a specific topic. His topic: the heart.
I took tons pf pictures, but they are not blog worthy because my students happy faces are everywhere and putting fake faces on students pictures (to post on blogs) creeps me out.
We made him a thank you book showing him what we learned.
Another one of my parents had the kids make a book with a note from each of my students.
Here is what they wrote:
I received plenty of love during teacher appreciation week. I hope all of you did too :)
You know that word verification password you have to type to prove you are 'human'? I am sorry friends, but I had to turn it on. I am getting tons of very inappropriate comments and I need a break from deleting them. I do know this may reduce the amount of times someone comments on my blog (I hope not), but the language being used is kinda nasty. I may try to turn it off in a few weeks and try again. I'm sorry!
This is a picture of all the books I have in my library, minus all the books the kids have in their browsing boxes.
I have never thought I have enough books. I always want more books. I always need more books :)
I get books from our monthly Scholastic book club, and today...
I attended a book sale. Today, teachers are allowed to grab as many books as you want for free. The book sale for the public begins tomorrow. I walked out with 3 huge boxes and a big smile.
Where do you get your books from?
Time for me to shop! Today is the last day and clipart, borders and a few other second grade products are waiting for me. Hello Wishlist! Don't forget to leave feedback.
I finished it. Our 2013 Mother's Day project is done!.
I instagramed (that is a new verb found in the dictionary...somewhere) last night when I could not work on it any more. My bump hurt. Now it is all done with pictures and student samples.
I purchased 24 photo albums at the Dollar Store (Dollar Tree in our town).
I created small prompts for the kids to write about their mom. Each prompt has a frame where students illustrated the answer. There are 40 prompts to use depending on what you like. There will be some empty photo pockets. For that, I had asked the kids to bring pictures of their moms to include.
I printed the pages. Cut in half and had the kids cut around the edges. Insert on the right side pocket of the album.
One of my favorite pages.
What is a mom?
- A person who has a baby or more.
- A person who takes care of you and cooks for the family.
- A person who takes care of you and loves you.
- A person who cooks dinner.
- Someone who took care of you when you were little.
- A person who cares for you.
- A mom is sometimes sweet and sometimes not.
- A person that takes care of you and loves you.
- A loving caring person who takes care of you everyday.
- A nice person who has patience.
- A person who gives birth to babies.
- A girl who raises you as a child.
- A person who loves their kids and will give you all you need.
- A person who loves you and gave birth to you.
It sounds like my kids are very well loved, doesn't it?
I am pretty happy with our latest project. Mother's Day Album will be a hit with all of our amazing moms!
And now...get ready for the sale! My graphics "wish list" is long. I am hoping to score some great deals. My little store will be 20% plus the sale TPT provides on top of that.
Thanks for Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah Designs for the button and her amazing graphics!
May arrived. Quickly. Too quickly for me. Farley has created a new graphic and is already making plans for the summer! Come and join the monthly event all of us wait for.
Today is 139th day for me. 42 days to go. I am reading many of you are so close to 'the end' and I am a bit jealous.
I love my class, and I really do not want to let them go. I am juts fearful about all the paperwork and craziness that comes with the end of the year. Serious caffeine and some mental days off will do the trick.
Listening: You gotta love when the kids go to bed, the hubby
is not around and it is just you and your computer. Computer and silence are
big priorities in my life. Let’s not forget beauty sleep.
Loving: The instagram craze is awesome! I am loving making new connections and seeing
you outside of the classroom. Who knew
you were human?! Find me @mysecondsense
am also LOVING the fact that I mailed my last student loan payment. I cannot
begin to tell you how excited I am. I have asked the loan guy to send me a letter
that makes it official
I paid it off. All.by.myself. It did take me almost 10
years. But I did it! Masters degree
Thinking: I have this new project in mind. Last year’s project
was a hit, but I never make the same thing year after year. I am planning on bribing
my son to make a sample one, so I can show it to you sooner rather than later.
Wanting: I am behind times. I keep thinking I don’t need an
iphone, a new bill and a new toy… but there are times where the convenience sounds
really appealing. The thing is a masterpiece!
Summer Bucket List: We have yet to plan our family vacation. We are late planners. Where are you going?
Create a friendly pacing guide. We do get one (kind of), but to be honest it is not so easy to use. I need something quick and more useful. More like a monthly calendar.
Last, but not least, I must eat healthier. My fat pants are getting tight. I can can see myself eating more and more 'bad' food. The scale and I are not speaking to each other at the moment.
May it is everyone! I hope this month brings you happiness and health.