Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 I'm in Pasadena Ca. visiting with my daughter's family. My little grands are still in school until Wednesday (1/2 day  of school).  We are about to leave for a Kinder Thanksgiving Feast at his school. The kids are so excited and adorable at this age!  Anyway we will be off in just a little bit.

I didn't mean for the pictures you see on my blog to be those pictures.  Now I need to figure out how to get the ones that I want up there.  As I have said before, this blog thing is a work in progress for me.  So, I hope I will have some time to get the pictures I want up and moving and get the ones you are seeing down!  Advice and HELP! is always welcomed. Yes, I really mean that! Please---anyone!

Ashley my friend, I want to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!  I'm so glad that hubby is back home all safe and sound and will be there for the coming holidays.  Yes, I do think you are crazy for wanting to come back.  Where you are is so beautiful!  I do realize that you have family in this area and friends as well. How many years is the enlistment for?

Sorry for not doing the Sunday Shout Out!  I was on a plane, in airports and didn't have any time to shout out.  I am assuming that we had a shout out.  I will definitely be on line this coming Sunday for the next one.

Wishing everyone out there a very, very wonderful, safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Deep in the Heart

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Buzz On Over...:   Looking forward to this years Science Conference...

Buzz On Over...:   Looking forward to this years Science Conference...:   Looking forward to this years Science Conference...  Leaving tommorrow worked late getting my class ready for a substitute, hope I get a l...

Happy Sunday to everyone!
Just uploaded my newest product to Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook.  I need to upload the little thingy to show all my products from TPT, just haven't gotten around to it.  Anyway, take a look at my newest.  Falling into Math and Literacy~ ~

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I have had the best month so far!  It's not great for some, but for me it's my greatest!  I guess I am on the right path!
I certainly hope so.  I really think the 'shout outs' have indeed really helped.
My apologies to my 'Shout Out' partners for not shouting out for you last weekend.  It  won't happen again!!
My Mom will be 88 in January and she fell and hurt her leg.  I had to spend most of my weekend helping her.  I have also been informed that I will be taking her to the doctor on Monday.  I sometimes think she thinks I am still a kid........once a mother, always a mother---I guess.  She doesn't have internet at her house.  She is as technically challenged as anyone you would ever meet.
Anyway, I will be shouting out on this coming Sunday.  Thanks to all for shouting out!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glad to hear from you!  Our entire school participates in 'Science Alive' this time every year.  We have a Fall Festival and invite all the parents to eat with their children and to walk around the halls and look at all the experiments that are displayed there.
Basically every teacher from Pre-K to 5th grade must come up with a Science experiment using the 3-fold presentation board, showing the experiment they performed and all the scientific steps they took in order to accomplish this and their results. I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them where you can see.
Naturally the younger students don't adhere to the strict Science Standards for research, but it's a beginning for them to understand.  Every room has a table outside in the hallway and displays their project.
In the afternoon around 2:00 we have our first party of the year.  Parents bring basically Halloween goodies for the kids to eat and have a good time and then when it's over, they leave and take the kids with them.  It is considered 1 of our 3 parties for the year.  If a lot of the parents are there, then when they leave they take the kid. The kids love this party.  Naturally in the bible belt a school doesn't really want to say they are having a Halloween party, but at the end of the day, that is what it is.  A fun time was had!
Stay tuned for pictures tomorrow!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

We made it through our first party--Fall Festival at my school.  Kid had a great time and moms brought pizza, cupcakes, candy and all the other drink, chips etc.  Kids had a really good time.
We have Science Alive during this week and every classroom has to put out a science experiment with pictures and methods.  Kids walk all around the school and look at all the other experiments lining the walls. I should just record, 'just look, please don't touch anything on the table.'  Good day, happy ending.

Next on the agenda--yep, that would be Halloween.  We get hyper kids the next day.  Oh boy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Buzz On Over...: Testing

Buzz On Over...: Testing: This is a test to make sure everything is working properly.

Take a look at my newest product for math.  Need to begin work on another project as soon as I can.
I still haven't heard back from my give away.  I will honor your win as soon as you contact me.  I don't know which game anyone wants until you get in touch with me.
Thanks for joining my blog, TPT and TN.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I hope to hear back from the winners soon.  I know everyone is very busy, but I would love to take care of the giveaways.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

  The winners are Susan DuBois, Amy Griffi, Lyndsey Kuster, Heathers Heart and scubaisfun1.  I have sent emails to all the winners and hope to hear back from them soon.

A big thanks for all of you that participated in my blog and follow me give away.

Our first six weeks will be over tomorrow.  I can't believe how quickly this first six weeks has gone by.  If the rest of the year goes by this fast the year will be over in no time at all.

Monday, October 1, 2012

   I will be notifying the winners this afternoon when I get home from school.  I wanted to wait until the day was over to announce the winners.  So, off to work I go!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

 Thank you for joining my blog, TPT, and TN.  I really appreciate you joining me so much.

Hop on over to TPT, I'm having a sale! Today and tomorrow are the final days of September 2012.  Haven't gotten a paper check yet, but I am going to stay positive.  I know I must create more products and I am working on math now.  If you think of something first grade needs and you haven't seen it in all the other wonderful products out there on TPT, please feel free to leave me a message or email me.  Have a good weekend and buy, buy, buy or sale, sale, sale.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

 I am going to extend this freebie give away until next Sunday, October 30, 2012.

I don't know if you are aware that the list of followers on TPT are not listed for the store owner to see.  They are not listed and I think it is only fair to extend the time and allow people the opportunity to follow on Teachers Notebook where I will be able to see your name and be able to get in touch with the winners...please, please.

 Yes, I would love for you to follow my blog, but to have a chance at the freebie of your choice, you must follow me on both TPT and Teachers Notebook. I would love to have lots of WINNERS!

Thanks so much for your understanding and just click on both stores.

  WOW!  I finally managed to do a blog hop! I know to most of you it's no big deal, but I have tried so many time and failed ---it was becoming depressing.  Sometimes it the little accomplishments that make us feel the greatest rewards.  Like out little people who just can't seem to 'get it' and then they do and their smile brightens their face like the sum.  It's a good thing.  Happy me!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Good Saturday morning to everyone!  Hope your week was a good one. We are off to a good start in my classroom--all my little people are beginning to understand that they are 'big' first graders.

Please read the information below, if you have joined my blog----

You may already know this, but I didn't---TPT doesn't list your followers.  When I tried to find out who was following me, I was given a message that told me they were considering making a list of a store's followers available to the store owner.

Teachers Notebook does make a list of your followers and it is easily accessible to the shop owner.

If you are following me on TPT, please also join me on TN and I will be able to contact you and let you know if you won a freebie.  Being on TN would make it easy for me and faster for me to get you freebie to you.

If you have already joined me, thank you so very much.  I think I have joined your blog or store/shop, but if I haven't ---please let me know and I will be most happy to do so, it was certainly just a slip up on my part.  I would love to follow you!

Have a wonderful day, buy, buy and sell, sell!  Some of you are really close to you goal and will be getting a check...I know you have put in a lot of extra long hours and hard work to accomplish this. I'm wishing you all the success and a fast last minute click, clicks for you to reach your goal and more.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Oh, I forgot to tell you -----This give away will last until next Sunday, then the winners will be chosen.  Hope you guys show the love and knock me off my feet!

Okay, all of my Top Teacher friends, I'm really counting on you to come to my rescue and show everyone how it's done.  We are teachers and we know how to get the job done! (Tell that to the politicians!)

I would really, really love for you to ** follow me ** on my Blog and on Teachers Pay Teachers as well as Teachers Notebook.  Look it's really easy, just click on my buttons for TPT and TN.....please,please.

I am going to have a drawing for FREEBIES (games) from my Back to school Reading and Phonics and from my math (game) Geometry.  If you win and your grade level is higher, I can give you (games) from my science - It's a Jungle Out There!

I am going to give away 5 yes, FIVE - in each subject area.  All you need to do is just use your little pointer finger and CLICK---see it's just so easy.  I will follow everyone that follows me---winner or not, see it's a win win for everyone.

I will not be picking---totally fair----a friend of mine at another school will be ask to pick based on numbers and I will let you know as soon as the winners are picked.  I'll post the lucky winners on my blog, on face book and top teachers.

Good luck to you, just point and click, it's so easy.
Now for some pictures of the reading games you could win.

OK, now for the outside of my room.  The Overall Me posters the kids took home and were suppose to have their parents help them with.  I sent a note telling them to help them with the project, but not to actually do the work for them. I was hoping for a little bit more over the top, but I guess the beginning of school is a little bit busy for them. Anyway I still like them and the kids are very proud of their Overall Me, so I'm happy!

We have just finished the third week of school and we have been very busy.  I have 20 students this year and we are off to a good start. These are pictures of the inside of my classroom.