Friday, August 23, 2013

Five For Friday Linky

Tonight, I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five For Friday.

1. I always forget how tiring the first week of school is. I was in bed by 9:30 every night (except one) this week and up at 5:50, but I am ready to sleep late in the morning!

2. Monday night, my ring finger started itching and then swelled about three times it's normal size. I got my engagement ring off but couldn't get my wedding band off. It is still swollen a little bit, but I was finally able to get my ring off yesterday. We think I was bitten by something, but have no idea what. All I could think about was that I couldn't miss any school :)

3. I have a good class! I have 9 girls and 7 boys. I do have my "rounders" but nothing out of the normal.

4. The jump from 3rd to Kindergarten is HUGE. I knew it was, but reality set in this week :) 

5. I left today without planning for next week (gasp), but my brain was so tired that I probably wouldn't have been that productive. So, I will be back tomorrow or Sunday. 

Hope everyone had a great week and gets some rest this weekend!  

Monday, August 19, 2013

The First Day

Whew! What a day! But a good day! Only 1/2 of my class was there today, and the other 1/2 will be tomorrow. It's still soooo tiring though! I forgot how bad my body ached after being on my feet all day. I forgot how tiring is to repeat myself 1000000 times. Okay, not that many, but you get the point :)

I tried writing earlier, and I was so exhausted I couldn't think. After a nap and supper, I am feeling a little better. Hope everyone had a great day (first day or school or not)!

Maybe I'll have something more interesting to share later this week :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tomorrow, Tomorrow!!!!

The first day of school is TOMORROW!!!!!!!

I think I'm ready!

*The Gingerbread Man is cooked.
* The supplies are put up.
* The house is clean.
* The lunch is about to be made.
* The outfit is picked out.
* The Kissing Hand cookies are made.

If you go back tomorrow, good luck!! If you don't go back tomorrow, enjoy the last couple of weeks before school! I will be back with a full report tomorrow!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Made it

Today, I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made-It.

One of my favorite school supplies are Crayola Crayons. Yes, I am a firm believer that they need to be Crayola. The other's break, and don't color well. My first year teaching I made a crayon wreath. The next year I had to re-do it with my new last name. Last year, I decided I'd make something with crayons to go out in the hall.

So, I made a "3," because I was teaching 3rd grade.

In May, I was so sad when I realized my "3rd" was no longer needed. So, I took all the crayons off and saved the canvas for a new creation. Can you guess what I made???

Yep! You guessed it! An Owl!!

It is now hanging out in the hall waiting to greet my students! Anything is possible with crayons, have fun!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Blogger Exchange

I had so much fun buying and receiving things for the blogger exchange! Nicki did such a good job buying my favorites! I'm so excited to use them!

I should have taken a better picture of the scarf! It is super cute and I can't wait to wear it! 

How cute is all the owl stuff? and the pens? and the planner? I'm absolutely in LOVE! Thank you so much Nicki!!!

She even remembered a card :) I got to the post office and realized I had totally forgotten a card so I had to write on the back of a label. (how lame) haha I will do better! 

Go check out all the stuff at The Linky!

Hope everyone has a great Sunday! I just got home from church and am now going to school to get stuff ready for Parent Orientation at 2 :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer Recap

One more day and I will be back at school. I thought I would do a "Summer Recap," so I won't forget what I did this summer! 

For our 1 year anniversary, my husband and I traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC. We had a great time!

The Skywheel is so pretty!

We had pictures taken and used our wedding picture. Next year, we will use one of these pictures.

Absolutely loved how this turned out! I wanted it done on our Wedding Day, but forgot (imagine that). 

This is probably one of my favorites from all of the ones taken. 

On our way back from Myrtle Beach, we stopped in Charleston. After a little researching, I found websites with directions to the houses used in Army Wives. Any other fans out there?? This is Claudia Joy's house. The ivy is fake!!

Ignore the cheesy smile...this is Denise's house.

Rolin's could pick the houses out because all of the windows were boarded up!

At the Administration Building. They are all close together. They were working on this building, so I'm hoping there will be another season!

This is this past weekend at the Dixie Stampede. We had a great time in Gatlinburg!

I've started the back to school dreams. Well, I actually had a couple in July, but they stopped. Now, they've started again. I couldn't sleep past 7:30 this morning for thinking about all that I've got to do! My husband and I are going to the school tonight to do a few more things that I need his help with! Then, I have to report Friday morning. Adios Summer!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Made It

AHH! It's the last Monday before I head back to work. We go back on Friday (yes, Friday) so that we get a little longer at Christmas. We just got back from a last "hoorah" before school starts. We went with some of our best friends to Gatlinburg!

Now, on to Monday Made It. 

These are my books that I was going through in order to organize my library. I took out all of the chapter books and older kids books.

Neatly put back in "order." I had to print off more labels, so those are coming!

These are my books that I don't really let the kids use. They are the ones that I spent more that $1 on :)

I ran across my "Teenie Beanie Babies" this summer and thought these would be the best "reading buddies." We'll see how it goes!

This is really what I made :) I bought this table at a Thrift Store, got paint chips from Lowes, and modge podged them onto the table. I'm excited how it turned out! I still have to seal it!

My last three days of "freedom" are going to include the dentist (ugh), a massage, pedicure, resting, a few more projects, and who knows what else! 

Go see what everyone else made at Monday Made It!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back-To-School Linky

Is it really Thursday already??? Today, I'm linking up with Polka Dot Palace for a Back To School (hurts saying those words) mixer.


Random Facts About Me:

1) I do not like to watch commercials. DVR is my best friend. I will record a show and then start it 15 minutes after it started recording so I can fast forward through commercials.

2) I went to college 5 hours away from home. Some people thought I'd be back home after a semester, but I absolutely loved it! I can't wait to go back and get my masters, but am dreading having to do it online. 

3) My classroom is my escape from reality. I can go there and be in my "happy place." 

4) I worked two years as an aide before I got my first classroom. Being an aide has opened my eyes to what their job is really like. I learned a lot those two years that I've been able to use in my own classroom! God always has a plan!

5) I like to wash clothes (weird, I know), but I do not like to fold them. However, I do fold them as I take them out of the dryer, so that I don't have to worry about it later!

6) My mom is OCD in some ways, and so am I. 

7) I am so thankful that my husband understands all of my projects, crafts, afternoons spent in the classroom, etc. He even helps me with my ideas!

8) I do not like coffee. Instead, I drink diet mountain dew in the mornings. 

9) There is something about fresh garden green beans. This summer, I've helped my aunt pick, snap, and can them. They are the best green beans!

10) A tomato sandwich is one of my favorite things in the summer! 

I hope you have a great Thursday! I'm going to wash one more load of clothes, clean out my car, go eat/shopping with my best friend, have an Origami Owl party (have you seen their jewelry?), and enjoy another day of summer!