Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I am Thankful!

I am linking up with Lucky to be in First for the Thankful Thread!
Here it goes:

1. God- well where would I be without him? He is the reason I am alive and get to partake in these daily activities. He has bestowed so many blessing on me, it is hard to just be thankful one month out of the year. Try as I might, being human I don't always remember to give thanks to the ONE who is my strong tower. THANKFULLY, he gave us his son to forgive us of those short comings and LOVES  us daily no matter what!

2. Hubbster- once again, I don't always remember to tell him I am thankful for him. If it wasn't for the #1 above I wouldn't  have had the opportunity to meet and go on this journey of life with my #2. I need to say it to him daily!

3. Family- LOVE and ADORE them! Always have and always will. I am so very thankful I was blessed with amazing parents who helped raise me with moral compass and compassion. Sissypoo for torturing me as a child :P haha j.k and a BIL (brother in law) who accepts our circus :) My nanny who has always loved me!

4. Friends- my true blue's who have been there for good times, bad times, and times in between. Being able to have friends who keep me grounded and accountable. I have always been the type to have those few really strong relationships that can stand the test of time, even when you get married, get a real job, graduate, pay bills, and have a chaotic life! They are the ones I can fall off the face of the earth for a bit and call or text and it is like we never let life get in the way.

5. Doggies- Really? look at those sweet pups, who wouldn't be thankful for those babies :P

6. Everything else! I can't even list all my thankfulness :)

So as I type I realize it has been awhile since I blogged. Time has gotten away from me! But Hallelujah, here is our short and sweet Thanksgiving break!  Just in time! There was a moment today I didn't think we'd make it out with our sanity ha!
Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks of my hiatus!

Love it! I laminated this cute lil sign (can't remember where I found it ) and through the month of November I have each kiddo write what they are thankful for and sign it. I display it on the wall so others can see their thankfulness as well :) (name is whited out to protect the innocent) Isn't she innocent? Love what she wrote. I do believe this came after we had been discussing what it means to be patriotic and veterans day etc.

A hump day gift from a cutie! She said "Just because you are a great teacher"
Talk about helping to get me through the week.

Speaks for itself- this kid is so creative!!! Adore seeing this happen in the classroom! Love imagination.
Well I am working on A LOT of goodies to add to the lil TPT store soon! I never have time to complete it and put it all together during the week or even the weekends so my plan is to work like crazy over Christmas break! Can't wait to upload some more! More to come soon!
I hope everyone has a BLESSED Thanksgiving!!!
"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus"
-1 Thessalonians 5:18

Friday, November 1, 2013

Five for Fabulous Friday!

Can someone say TGIF! I feel like I say that every Friday, but for real, this Friday TGIF....really...
I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the weekly Five for Friday.


Sweet kiddo made me a picture today and attached a "hanitizer" with owls on the label :)

It is the first day of November and I put out all the Thanksgiving/Fall books!!! YEEHAWW! The kids were in awe. They have to earn coupons to be able to read the books from this shelf. If I catch them using their reading strategies throughout the day I hand them a coupon I made and laminated and they can turn it in at their leisure (not teaching time) and go choose a teacher read :)

Bit 'O Organization- since we are doing writers workshop, I put out the different papers they can use and put labels on binder clips with how many lines each paper has (sorry you may not be able to see the writing on the pink labels) It says things like: "2 lines, 3 lines, 6 lines etc)
I color coded the sight words I let them use during daily five with the ones on the word wall. So far I have 1st and 2nd nine weeks on each ring. Each nine weeks I will add another set. They can grab these to take with them when they do word work. They also have the word wall to use as well as a list I typed up in their Word Study spirals.

It was red ribbon week around these parts and we  had different themes each day...I only got a picture of crazy sock day...we also had superhero day for Halloween (I wore batman gear), hat day, crazy hair day, and team jersey day.
It was also raining a lot this week so we finally got to go outside today which was nice they needed to run off all the sugar they had last night. I still haven't decided if teaching the day OF Halloween is crazier or the day after when they are in sugar hangovers.
 On Thursday, the day I sported bat gear, it was raining cats and dogs (or as I put it on Facebook,      "I was Noah's Ark'n it to work") when I pulled up to work at 6:45am...I didn't have an umbrella either due to the fact we gave it to a homeless man....so I had to run like crazy to get to the door and in the pitch dark, mind you, with my cape trailing behind, I felt like I needed the batman theme song playing while I ran, (dun nun na na na na na na na na na.....)

I have big plans for my Thanksgiving break, NOTHING....I can't wait to relax, I know it's still weeks away but I am so excited for the Fall and holidays!! I LOVE this time of year, I think I might convince the hubby to help me put up Christmas d├ęcor this weekend.....yes call me Hobby Lobby (they always have it up SO soon) but I love seeing it and being able to enjoy it, because it does go fast! I also can't wait to RACK others as well!! (Random Acts of Christmas Kindness) I normally try to do that all year but with the Christmas season it makes it so much fun! I also want to make sure my hubby and I are able to really spread the real "reason for the season" throughout as well, and help others see Christ's love and blessings. Ok so I am really jumping ahead ha! I must be ready!

I hope ya'll have an amazing and BLESSED weekend!!
"No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."
Micah 6:8