Friday, May 29, 2015

5 for Friday May 29, 2015

Whew! After today I am 1/2 way done with my first session of summer school and 1/4 done with all my summer school!! YAY! I am linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for 5 for Friday!


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We had ONE nice day this week, the rest of the time it has rained! Boo! It has rained so much our soccer fields are flooded and our last games this weekend are cancelled :( boo! But even with the rain we managed to have a super fun week!

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Saturday we went to my aunt's farm. It was my grandmother's farm until she passed away. It was good to see my family and the kids had a BALL fishing, riding, 4 wheelers, playing with cousins and all kinds of animals and riding horses, but it was super hard missing my dad.

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My end of the school year, Mother's Day, Anniversary present arrived!!! I absolutely LOVE it! It is the perfect size and has the two pockets on the outside under the flap which I put my keys and phone in the smaller one and my EC style planner in the bigger one. Then at the very top there is a zipper which opens to a huge pocket where I put my new matching wallet and other stuff! It ALSO has a zipper pocket on the back! The shoulder strap is adjustable so I can make it long enough to wear as a cross body! I LOVE the pattern!

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This week at summer school we are reviewing fractions. It has been rough! They are having such a hard time with them but I think the activities we have done have helped them have a better idea of them! We focused on representing fractions, reducing or simplifying fractions, equivalent fractions and putting them in order on a number line. They struggled the most with the number line.

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Wednesday was our one nice day! So, after Zumba (go me) Blake and I went to opening night of our local minor league baseball team, The Mustangs. It was teacher appreciation night so we got in free and it Ladies night so I got a free drink. It was fun there were lots of people from work there. Blake loved it! The mustangs won too!

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Last night my hubby had a late case and then worked off duty so the kids and I went to try out our new Freddy's! I had been before in Wichita, and the boys had been there for Frozen in Springfield. We decided ours was just as good.
Ava recommends the cheese fries!!!

That's it! Hope you had a great week and have a good weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Five for Friday 5/22

Hiya! It's that time again!!! It's Friday!!!!! After today week 1 of summer school will be in the books! I am visiting family over the weekend and I have Monday off! YAY!


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So as you probably gathered I am already out of school and today is my 4th day of summer school! Only 28 more to go after today! My current session is 4th and 5th grade remediation. (Read they have to come) so not super fun but we are making the best of it! The second 4 weeks is enrichment to give Title One kids more experiences and I will be doing 2nd and 3rd grade with a friend of mine! I am super excited about that session!

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Um isn't it SUMMER break? It has been freakishly cold this week! I have worn sweats and jeans all week! It has been freezing! Not the way to start SUMMER break if you ask me!

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Hanging Tough!!! On Tuesday I went to see Nelly, TLC and New Kids on the Block in Kansas City at the Spring Center! It was with a bunch of my former coworkers and it was so much fun. So many memories from the music going back to 5th grade!!!! It did make for a very tired day on Wednesday however!

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Wednesday was my anniversary!!! I have been married NINE years! My hubby brought home Geno's calzones and pizza (AMAZING local pizza place) and he ordered me a New Vera purse, wallet and lanyard! Not super exciting but that's ok, maybe we will do something big next year for #10!

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Thursday we went to Aspen Leaf Frozen yogurt. If you have never been you should really try it! They have all kinds of amazing frozen yogurt and all kinds of toppings. Be careful though you pay by the ounce!!!! We go every year for the end of school (this year we were just a little late)

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There is still time to join in my celebratory blog hop for freebies and prizes!!! Just check out THIS blog post HERE!



Monday, May 18, 2015

Freebie Blog Hop and Giveaway!!!!!

Hiya! As a teacher starting out in the blogging or Teachers Pay Teachers, and social media world you are constantly watching your followers and hoping they grow! Every one is a celebration! You celebrate each little milestone. That is what we are going to do here this week with a blog hop full of freebies and giveaways! My Teachers Pay Teachers store has reached a mini milestone of 100 followers!!!! And my FB page is right there too! So I decided to create a new freebie to share but what's better than ONE freebie?  ELEVEN freebies and giveaways too!


Ten other wonderful TPT sellers/bloggers have generously agreed to blog hop with me and offer up a freebie and in some cases a giveaway as well!


The way this works is you will hop from blog to blog to get each freebie! You can also click the raffle copter on ANY blog. Of course we would also love it if you would comment, share and leave us feedback! We are hoping this will grow us as bloggers and give you a chance to get to know us!

Here is a complete list of blogs participating in case you get lost!

1. The Krafty Teacher - start here to go in order
2. Carol's Garden - Comment for Giveaway
9. Rosie's Resources Comment for Giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I have created a BRAND NEW Freebie for you JUST for this blog hop and to celebrate 100 followers!



Click the picture to be taken to TPT to download it! And don't forget to leave me some feed back! Thanks!

Some of the items included are

This cute summer themed roll and cover! I love these. Print off laminate and you have an instant center activity!


This is a sneak peak of a new product I am getting ready to release! A kindergarten Roll, read and trace set!!


Carol's Garden is the next stop on the hop! Click the picture to go to her amazing blog!




Saturday, May 16, 2015

Five for Friday - May 15


Hiya! Linking up with Doddle Bugs Teaching this week for Five for Friday, what a week it was!!!fiveforfriday2_thumb[3]

This was a crazy fun week. At school we had lots of end of the year stuff. Staff vs 6th grade kickball game (we lost), talent show, PBS celebration, awards assembly, and packing up our rooms, and of course end of the year staff meeting.

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First off I got back to working out and hit 1 million steps on my Garmin Vivofit! Anyone else have one? I would love to be friends it really motivates me!


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I got to see two of my best friends from my old school. We went out to dinner and then to the premier of Pitch Perfect 2! It was good, not as good as the original but good.


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Kaden and Blake had their awards assemblies. Blake received the Reading Circle Award (they don't get many at his age) and Kaden received Reading Circle, AB honor roll all 4 quarters, Exceptional attendance, and he got his ribbon for 4th place in the 50 meter dash at the city wide track meet. whew!

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This week was the last day of school for the kids and me.


I wore my Keep Calm it's the Last Day of School shirt of course!


Kaden is now a 5th grader and Blake is a 2nd grader! Oh my gosh! Here they are with a neighbor on the last day.


Here is part of my staff from this year! There are so many wonderful people in this picture! I have had a great year with them!

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And finally I hit 100 followers in my TPT store! I am also having a sale right now for the end of the year! I am also hosting a blog hop to celebrate starting Monday.


So check back Monday morning for the blog hop and giveaway!

There's still time to join the hop to just fill out the form HERE.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Celebrating Powerpoint Gaming 3000!!!!

Good morning! I am helping Power Point Gaming celebrate 3,000 Feedback!!!
Wow that is such an accomplishment! I can't even begin to tell you. That means probably 10,000 individual sales or more because people so rarely leave feedback on items they purchase even though it earns you FREE credit towards more great stuff from TPT!!!

My part of the giveaway is ANY item in my store!!!!! I have over 80 items in my store so there are A LOT to choose from and I am always adding more!


My best selling item is this simple Mixtures and Solutions worksheet.

Science Mixtures and Solutions Activity Homework

It was my first product ever and has been pinned over 500 times and sold 268 copies!

My newest product is this Holt's Heroes Custom Room Decor. I made it for a friend but now you can use it for your room!
Holt's Heroes Room Decor Set


My favorite product so far besides all the decor I have made for my room is this 1st grade work on writing. I worked with the First grade teachers in my building to create this for their Work on Writing block. It includes the three types of writing (Narrative, Opinion and Informational) as well as some other pages! It is common core aligned!

First Grade Work on Writing - Narrative, Opinion, Informational

So as you can see there is lots to choose from in my store if you were to win!

I would love it if you would follow my TPT store, blog, or FB page!