Sunday, December 13, 2015

2nd Favorite Things and Giveaway!

Hello everyone!!!


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Today we are throwing  a big, humongous bash to celebrate YOU!
Last year we blogged about our favorite non-school related things, this year we have decided that we will share with you our favorite school things! So here we go:

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For years, my team and I, have "wished upon" a membership to PebbleGo.  We tried the free trial and saw the great possibilities  in terms of science and social studies. When the free trial was up we were as bummed as can be... Sadsville! PebbleGo is an outstanding resouce for reserachers in the primary grades, juts like mine.  The website has 5 databases: animals, science, biographies, dinosaurs, and social studies.  Each text is enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio/video media. PebbleGo offers a perfect balance of technology, content area, and literacy! It is a must-have for any research unit.



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I try to be so organized... I do try. It brings balance to my life.
These are some of the things I do to keep a healthy balance (because believe me, I want to be as present in the life of my children as possible and being "somewhat" of a good teacher takes a lot of work):

* I order my groceries online
* I plan most of our family's meals
* I have a cleaning lady that comes twice a month
*I have three wonderful men in my life who are my world, and help me a lot.
* I laugh and don't sweat the small stuff.


Now, now... I love some serious organization in the classroom especially when it comes to guided reading.









And a few months ago, my  NC friend Monica from NC Teacher Chick introduced me to Clever container. 
  

  How is this great Clever Container Organizer to hold all my pens and supplies for teaching firsties!

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And as usual, this is by far my absolute most "favorite" favorite!



When times are dark and I want to quit, I can't. When I don't want to be strong and I want to let go, I can't.
Because. Of. Them.
The Lord blessed me with these two, and they are my all.



NOW ONTO THE REAL FUN!!

Once again we want to treat you all to our favorite things!!! Check out these great prizes!

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Enter the Rafflecopter to win this prizes!!!
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Come and visit my other teacher friends' blogs for their favorite websites, organization tips and much more!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I Feel Like Smiling Today! {and a FREEBIE}

Hello everyone!


Today I am linking up with  my teacher friends  from I Teach First!  Every month we will be linking up to bring you great seasonal,  thematic ideas and resources!

I had a very nice Thanksgiving with my entourage of boys. Honey Graham’s dad and brother flew in from San Francisco to spend the holiday with us. We had a grand time and I love the memories that are built around the kitchen and the dining room table.

I hope you snatched some awesome deals at the TPT sale! I LOVED the “smile” theme and even joined other sellers and created this promotional slide with my Kindergarten picture:

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Speaking of smiles… I have discovered that I love creating teacher memes using the 2 Equis man. I thought I would share them with you today. I really love making people happy, and I KNOW this is a very stressful time of the year full of commitments, assessments, etc.  I hope you enjoy my teacher memes and I also hope that they bring you joy!

OMG!!! Please tell me that I am not alone on this one!
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    This is one of the reasons why I use really good skincare.
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I don’t know why I keep on doing this, especially during three day weekends.

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I think LOOOOONG and hard before getting the glitter out. I love the sparkly, but I don’t love it in my armpits and between my toes, and my ears, and my teeth.

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We all know how much we love this!

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I am sure you can relate to this one!

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Buahahahahaha! Aren’t they so relatable??!!


Now for my Christmas freebie…   We have been hard at work learning the meaning of the equal sign. This is a perfect math work station to review this important concept while making responsible use of instructional technology!!  To get this freebie,  click on the picture to download from my TPT store!!!

Christmas QR Code Equal Signs FREEBIE!!!

Until next time!! I hope  I made you smile, and I hope my freebie makes your life a little easier!!