Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation!

I have been so very spoiled this past week and the surprise just keep coming!   You see I am one lucky lady...I get to celebrate 4 holidays all in one week.  I started off this week with Teacher Appreciation Celebrations.  Our sweet assistants threw an ice cream sundae party during our lunch time Tuesday and an amazing breakfast during our specials time on Thursday.  Silly me for not taking pictures because I was so excited about all of the festivities. But, I did get to capture all of the precious gifts that I received from my students and peers.  I am feel so {LOVED}!

 I absolutely adore these cupcakes!  They were tasty too!

When I got home, my daughter wanted stole my chocolate necklace that one of talented students had made for me.  Isn't this such a great idea????  It is made of saran wrap, ribbon, and chocolate (my fave)!

We also celebrated Bus Driver, Cafeteria Workers, and Custodian appreciation Week.  My class was in charge of taking care of the bus drivers so we made this banner (with the help of my fabulous teammate Paiton who is beyond amazing at cutting shapes).  My room volunteer also helped with coloring the bus which was an amazingly tremendous task.  The hearts are little message that my students wrote for the bus drivers.  Melts.My.Heart!

Courtney and Paiton giving me some silly poses!

On Friday, I celebrated Military Spouse Appreciation.  My husband has been in the service for 13 years and I am SO very proud of all he has accomplished.  I applaud any spouse who has dealt with the hardships of deployments and TDYs.  i get asked all of the time how I do it and the simplest answer I can give is , "I have no clue!".  I really don't know how I do it, but I know where my heart is and that is with him.  So, last night he took me to dinner at a little place here called Carl & Chelles and the steak dinner was melt in your mouth De-Li-Cious!  

Today, I am celebrating Mother's Day with my mini me.  I am so blessed to have such a bright, beautiful, and happy-go-lucky daughter.  She is my EVERYTHING!

This is the pretty frame she made for me at school.  Girly and all!


My class made these Muffins for Mom magnets.  We attached THIS poem to each magnet.  
You can pick up the template to make these HERE!

And...tomorrow I will celebrate my 32nd Birthday!!!  I am so blessed to have such helpful and caring family, friends, and coworkers who make each day special.  I imagine there are more surprises in store for me beginning tonight through tomorrow.  Some neighbors are throwing a birthday party with my favorite food FAJITAS!  I miss me some Tex-Mex!  And I can't wait!  My mouth is already watering!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week and A Sweet Sale

Did you know that TPT is having a HUGE sale for Teacher Appreciation Week???  I bought so many amazing resources today and can't wait to use them!  (I'll share all of my purchases later in the week so be on the look out!)

My entire store is 10% off, plus receive an additional 10% by using the code: TAD13).  The sale runs may 7th-8th so hurry up and grab all of the resources you need for the rest of the year plus a few for next year.

Did you also know it is also Nurse Appreciation Week?  We've got some plans cooking for our school nurse and he's going to love it!  {Insert Evil Laugh}  Pics to follow soon!!!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Oriental Trading Gift Card

Just wanted to share that Teacher's Notebook is having a Giveway for a $100 gift card to Oriental Trading.  What teacher doesn't like Oriental Trading????  Plus, they are offering an additional 10% off all sale items for Teacher Appreciation Week!  Click on the link below and enter the giveaway.  Don't forget to pick up all of the awesome items created by teachers while you are at it.


Friday, May 3, 2013

It's May! Hooray!!! Five for Friday

I can't decide if this week flew or crept by, maybe a little of both.  We've been super busy learning about triple-digit addition, main ideas, summarizing and animal habitats. We are getting ready to start all of our 2nd grade assessments next week so it should make the next two weeks zoom by.

1.  My kids made these awesome animal dioramas.  They were actively engaged the whole time which is A-MAZ-ING!  I got this template from Scholastic.  We talked about the similarities and differences between an American Prairie and an African Savannah. Look at this awesomeness in 3D!!!

You can get this Scholastic Book too!  It is full of cool stuff!

2. Other news...our caterpillars arrived!  The kids were so ECSTATIC! And so was I!  I love insects, I just don't like to touch them.  As long as they are in a container or not too close to me, I am fine.  But, we will be observing the metamorphosis of a butterfly in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more pics.

3.  SCOOT!  The hands-down best classroom game around!  I created a  triple-digit addition  packet to use with my students.  I saw so many light bulbs go off and it was super quiet as a mouse for once.  Talk about a teacher's dream!

4.  I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful parent volunteer for the past 6 years.  I had her son when he was in my 1st grade class.  I can't believe he is in 6th grade now!  Anyway, I am so blessed to have her in my class for all of these years.  I really do not know how I would manage all of the work without her.  THANKS SO VERY MUCH PAM!!!!

I made her this super cute mint basket.  I found it on Pinterest and downloaded the tag at this wonderful blog Darling Doodles.

5.  Have you ever heard of IPSY???  A friend of mine introduced me to this.  You pay $10 a month and get a bag filled with expensive goodies (some trial size and some full size).  My first bag should come in soon and I am impatiently waiting to see what is in it.  The preview shows a ZOYA nail polish and I am hoping to get either the purple or the yellow.  Fingers crossed!

If you want to check IPSY out, just follow THIS LINK!

And there you have my Five for Friday!  

Check out Doodle Bugs Teaching to find out what all the teacher bloggers did this week.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend filled with lots of warmth!


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