Friday, September 6, 2013

Five for Friday {September 6}

I'm linking up with Doodle Bug Teaching's Five for Friday.

It has been one crazy, crazy week. I am blessed that today was a great day at work, and I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my hubby to celebrate our anniversary.

{1} You know your a teacher find color connect cards in your backseat  after getting your car washed.

{2} My morning coffee got the fall treatment. I love this pumpkin coffee with a hint of vanilla creamer. It's a perfect start to my morning, and a small reminder of fall back in Illinois.

{3} At our Staff Meeting on Wednesday we celebrated all the August and September birthdays. We each got one of our favorite cupcakes! 

{4} This week we learned about the theme Physical Me. One of our fun projects was to identify where our eyes and mouths are. They did great picking out the pieces they wanted and showing us where to glue them on. I love how this project turned out.

{5} I am one lucky girl. This morning I realized I was missing my flash drive. It had been on my key chain when I left work but when I looked this morning it wasn't there. After retracing my steps all day, I was lucky to find it laying in the parking spot next to mine. It's slightly bent, but it still works! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

September Currently!

A new month means linking up with Farley's Currently over at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade! 

Oh' boy fourth grade

I'm enjoying watching a guilty pleasure on a Monday while creating the materials I need for my small groups this week. I can't believe we've been married for almost 2 years, it has been an incredible two years. I'm looking forward to having a small weekend away with my hubby next weekend. We've been in our apartment for almost a month, and the entire time we've had an ant problem even though they've sprayed every week. I'm so ready for the ants to go away. I starting working out in April and was doing really well but with vacation, moving, my birthday, and my Dad visiting I lost my sight of making physical fitness a habit, and I've gained the weight I'd lost back. I'm ready to get back on physical fitness wagon. I love to read, but it seems that once the school year hits I don't read anything at all besides books for work.

I'm looking forward to the busy month of September!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Five for Friday {August 30th}

I've finished up my first week of school. It was a long, hard week, but I it's going to be a great year. I was so tired yesterday that I didn't get around to linking up with Five for Friday, so I'm linking up a day late.

{1} My hubby is incredible! He made me this cute weather guy for my classroom!


{2} Just another day in the life of a Preschool teacher, making visuals for a making play dough and classroom rotation PECS.

The Materials

The results

The aftermath

{3} I made No cook play dough with my class on Wednesday. The results were great, and the kiddos loved it.

The recipe: 
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 hair conditioner

 Stir it together and then hand kneed the dough! That's it! It was a very messy project with my 3 year olds, but it helped teach us how to keep the play dough on the table. I'm definitely going to make this again.
{4} This month I participated in Lessons with Coffee's Slant box exchange. Slant box is a gift exchange with two other teachers. You send a box to one teacher, and another teacher sends one to you. It was a lot of fun getting to know the two women I was paired up with. Plus receiving my Slant Box on Thursday was definitely a great way to end a really hard day. I signed up again for September's Slant box. The theme is: Oh My Gosh I Forgot (blank).


{5} I came home on Thursday to a wonderful steak dinner made by my hubby. It's great to not have to cook every night when I come home.


Friday, August 23, 2013

Five for Friday {8-23-13}

It has been one busy week! I can't believe school starts on Monday! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday.

1. I completed my teacher tool! I love how it turned out. It was my first attempt at spray painting, and now I want to do more!

2. This is what happened Sunday when I tried to season the chicken I was preparing, a whole container of Trader Joe's sea salt emptyed on top of the chicken. 


3. I received my Christmas in July giveaway from Simply Kinder in the mail. It's super cute!


4. My classroom is officially set up with the help of my teaching assistant and my floater. I don't know what I would do without them. I walked in on Thursday after my second day of all day training and all the bulletin board spaces,and the classroom tree was set up. This morning we were able to figure out a great furniture configuration, I'm loving the way it's set up!

5. I got my tubs labeled and organized! 

I have a ton  of work to do over the weekend to get ready for the first day back at school.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Five for Friday (Linky Party… August 16th)

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching Five for Friday.

1. To celebrate my Dad's birthday, we went on a food tour on Sunday. It was a fun way to see the city and try some new restaurants. 

2. I finally finished my How We Go Home visual. You can grab yourself this visual for free at my TPT store!

3. Ants! Ants! Ants! We have an ant problem in our new apartment! Yuck!


4. My hubby helped me complete this phase of my teacher toolbox. We're going to attempt to spray paint it this weekend. Wish us luck! I hope we don't paint the side of our apartment.


5. I forgot to take a photo of the finish product. But I was able to complete all of my fine motor boxes!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Five For Friday!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching Five for Friday. I can't believe that it's that time again! It's been a busy week, let me show you what I've been up to.

1. Moving
We moved into our new apartment on Monday! We love it! Aside from a crazy plumbing issue, somebody put a small scrub brush down our toilet. The  maintenance guy had come up to our apartment three times before he was able to dislodge it from the plumbing. Crazy! It definitely feels like home!

2. Furniture Shopping 

We went furniture shopping on Tuesday and was able to score a really good deal on this coffee table we've been eyeing for months. I can't wait for it to be delivered!
3. Classroom 
On Thursday, I took my Dad along to my classroom to start setting up for the school year. He came down to help us move, and I took advantage of having an extra hand to help move the heavy furniture. That "C" table is new! It's so perfect for my baby three's! I can't wait to use it with the kids this year.

4. Friday Dinner
My husband and I took my Dad out to dinner tonight, and the cake is SO heavenly!

5. Can you feel it?
Hot, Hot, Hot! 
Sorry for the bad itouch photo, but the dash on my husbands car has read 107 degrees more than once this week. I'm SO ready for cooler weather!

Have a great weekend and don't forget to link up with Five for Friday!

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Currently and Five for Friday and a Freebie!

It's officially August. I have conflicted feelings about August, with my birthday yesterday, moving to our new apartment on Monday, and my Dad visiting on Wednesday I'm excited. Then there's school starting, it's my first official year so I'm both excited and nervous. I have so much to do between packing and back to school preparations. August also means the return of Farley's Currently and Five for Friday!

listening: Sabrina has been my guilty pleasure this summer. :-)
loving: My hubby gave me the most beautiful bracelet from Catholic Bling for my birthday yesterday!
thinking: This one is pretty self-explanatory with school starting before I know it. My school to-do list is a mile long. Plus, I have to finishing packing and cleaning our apartment for our move on Monday.
wanting: We're super excited about our new apartment! I just wish we could skip all the grunt work that needs to happen in order to move in.
needing: I seriously need to buy shoes! I only have one new pair to start off the school year. Eek! 
B2s must haves: 
1. Have you tried out the new Pilot Frixion Pens? They are amazing! They come in multiple colors, and they are erasable! 
2. Last year I had the Erin Condren planner and loved it. This year I decided to upgrade to the teaching planner and I'm not regreting it. I'm most excited for the pages and pages of student checklists to help keep me on top of all my students paperwork. 
3. This year I'm finding the majority of my back to school purchases to be organizing solutions. I find organizing to be a huge challenge and anything I can find to help is worth it.

1. Printables!
This week I opened up my Teachers Pay Teachers store! My first freebie is up, click on the link to get it. I've had so much fun playing around with Photoshop this week. I have some more printables in the work, I'll post on here when I've uploaded them to my store. I would love it if you'd leave a comment if you like my How We Go Home Clip chart. 

I can't wait to get this printed out and up in my classroom!

2. Shopping

I scored some really good deals at the LOFT this week during a shopping trip with one of my teaching buddies! 
 3. Birthday

I celebrated my birthday yesterday with my hubby. We ate so much tasty food and found a great Vietnamese restaurant.
4. Books

I discovered Half-Price Books yesterday. I need to find the time to go back to look for more books for my classroom.

5. Classroom Supplies!