Sunday, July 31, 2011

Got a Button?

Well, for the 199th time, I tried to create a button. Finally I have one that I'm happy with. Shout out to Precious Perks for the tutorial. If you need button help click here. It's easier than you think.

I'm Going In Tomorrow

Well, tomorrow is the first day back into my classroom.  We're not scheduled to go back until the 15th but, if I wait until then I'll be stuck in PD and nothing will get done.  Hope to take pictures (before and after) so that everyone can see my home away from home.

BTW I'm getting geared up to do a giveaway.  It's gonna be a good one.  As soon as I reach 35 followers I'll celebreate with my first giveaway!  So be on the look out!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Give Away

Here's another great give away that you can enter.  A Teeny Tiny Teacher is giving away a Barnes and Noble gift card, just in time to buy those books that you need to go back to school.  Go check it out.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Kissing Hand (Linky Party)

Kinder Eagles is hosting a Linky Party for "The Kissing Hand".  What activities do you do?  Well, this year I'm going to do it a little different.  Our school has our Meet the Teacher the Friday before school starts, so, the plan the end of the Meet the Teacher, I will read "The Kissing Hand" to the parents and the children.  They will all receive a piece of construction paper and a small heart to take home and create their own kissing hand over the weekend.  On Monday (the first day of school) they can send their child to school with their kissing hand  and we will hang them in a special spot in the class.

Yea Me!!

Finally!!! I have been working on this for a couple of days.  I got my button done!! Not real happy with it though because it's a bit blurry, but I know how to do it when I get ready to do it again.  Proud of me!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I Did It!

Well, the blog has a new look.  I found a cool site that had free blog templates and decided that the blog needed a makeover.  I am so not computer literate and pretty much always depend on my husband for computer related things, but I went for it anyway.  As you can see I didn't do to bad.   The site is  Again, I love free stuff!

Monday, July 25, 2011

More Great Stuff

Still surfing the blogosphere and came across and she's having a giveaway from a great little store called Hue 529.  They take your old furniture and make it look fancy and new.  (Loved the flower print).  So, back to the giveaway.  Pocketfull of kinders is giving away $30 worth of gifts from Hue 529.  Check it out and see what you have to do to enter.

More Free Stuff

Well, I was looking at one of the blogs that I follow and saw a post about some free stuff.  Well, I can't resist free.  So, shout out to for the heads up.  The free stuff came from  They have business cards, return address labels,  magnets, notepads, mouse pads, or whatever your business or classroom might need.  Another great thing is that you can customize your items with your own logo.  Well, after shipping, I ended up paying about $10.00 for some great stuff I will use for my classroom.  It wasn't totally free, but it was a great price. So check it out

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Almost Back to School Time!

This afternoon my son and I went to buy his school supplies.  Yes, it's already here!  So we made our way to Staples and went line by line picking up each item that we needed.  As we got closer to the checkout the salesclerk came up to me and asked if I was a teacher.  (Don't know if I had my teacher look on today or what but I guess he sensed it).  I replied yes, and he directed to the teacher pack.  Well, to my surprise, some of the things that were on the supply list were in the teacher pack, and I only had to pay .75 for it.  Yes, only .75! A huge box of stuff. So, for my fellow teachers check out Staples, great prices and almost free stuff.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Linky Party (Day 4) I think

Well, today's assignment is to post about a favorite recipe that you've made during the school year.  Well, one of my favs was last summer (taught summer school) we made these cute Fourth of July flags.  They were very simple to make and no cooking involved (I guess I'll miss out on the bonus points for the freezing and crockpot.) All you need is graham crackers,  white cake icing, a bit of the cake icing mixed with blue food coloring, Nestle white chocolate chips, and Twizzlers.  The children really enjoyed making them and really enjoyed eating them!  Thanks again, Clutter Free Classrooms for hosting the party!
Activity Image   Yum!!!!

Target Giveaway!!!

It's a gift card giveaway!  

"Teaching Heart ( ) is hosting their annual back to school party on July 24th till July 30th.  Each Day a new prize!  Gift cards, Books, Teaching Heart Products, and more!!!  Plus a free printable will be posted during the week.  You need to visit the blog at; 
daily to check out the prizes each day and enter for the ones you want to win!!!"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Linky Party

Well this is my first time participating in a linky party so I hope I'm doing it right.  Thanks Clutter Free Classrooms (  for hosting this week long shin dig.  The assignment is your favorite author:

Well, I have to say Eric Carle is my fav. I love the art work of his books and the way most of them teach children about the world around them.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Surfing the internet and was looking at one of the blogs that I follow and saw a link to wikispaces.  I didn't know what it was, but when I saw that it was free I had to go look.  Well, Wikispaces is like a personal web page that you can use for your classroom, business, or whatever you like.  You are the administrator, but you can invite others (parents, co-workers, family) to join and add discussions, view homework assignments, newsletters, pictures or whatever. You create the page, layout, and everything.   But the best part is that it's free!

I think I'll be using this handy tool next year to post all my back to school information for my parents, my monthly homework calendars, and any upcoming events that will be happening in Room 9, or anything fun and exciting that I would like for my parents to see.  Check it out-

Monday, July 18, 2011

Joke of the Day!!!

Here's the teacher joke for the day.

A teacher sent a letter to all of the parents after the first day of school which said, "If you can promise me that you will not believe all that your child says goes on at school, I will promise you that I won't believe all that your child says goes on at home."

:) Cute!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

You Know You're A Teacher When...

Nothing much to talk about today.  But, found these on the internet and thought that they were funny-but true.  Enjoy!

You know you're a teacher when...

1.  you declare "no skipping" when a shopper squeezes in front of you in a checkout line.

2.  you say everything twice, I mean you repeat everything and then you ask "Does everyone understand?"

3.  you can eat a full lunch in 2 minutes and 18 seconds.  Master Teachers can do it even faster.

4.  you ask if anyone needs to go to the bathroom as you enter the movies with a group of friends.

5.  you say "I like the way you did that!" to the mechanic that fixes your car.

6.  you get a secret thrill from laminating something.

7. you want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work from 8 to 3 and have your summers free!"

8.  you write your name conspicuously on all personal objects, including car keys, masking tape, your books and your chair.

9.  you always, to your family's embarrassment, turn a pizza into a math lesson on fractions.

10.  you've trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day:  lunch and your planning period.

Like a said, funny but true.  I'm sure all my fellow teachers can relate.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Remembering When...

Well, today I went to a baby shower for one of my church members and everyone who attended was supposed to bring a book to start a library for the new arrival.  Great idea.  Then it made me remember when Marc-Anthony was oh so small and I would read to him everyday.  Since I was home for the summer I had lots of spare time on my hands, so most of my conversation was with Marc-Anthony.  I remember buying him flash cards and naming the pictures and showing them to him everyday.  Most of my friends thought that I was insane. They said, "Really, he doesn't understand a thing that you are doing!", and my comment was always, "Not right now he doesn't, but give him time."  Months went by and Marc-Anthony had grown to be about 7 months old and we were still doing those same flash cards and then it happened.  I showed him the picture of the shoe and he pointed to his shoe, then I showed him the picture of the clock and he pointed to the clock on the wall.  Man I was so excited...he got it.  He related what I had been doing for months to the real world.  Then around 8 months old he began to speak and there was no stopping him then.

It's so very important to read and interact with your children. You're building vocabulary skills and social skills.   Sitting them in front of the television just won't get it.

So, for little BJ (the new arrival)  thumbs up to the people in your life who thought enough of you to start a library for you.  Lots of mommy and me time!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Oh My Gosh!

Well, today I finally got my blog up and running,  I think.  (Thanks to my hubby!)  Blogging has been something that I've wanted to do for a while but didn't know how.  Now I get a chance to share all the wild and funny things that go on in Room 9.  I'm excited!!! Well, right now all I have to post are the wild and funny things that go on at home (it's summer, and I'm enjoying my vacation.)