Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Oi Vey!

Man, oh MAN! The past week and a half have been a whirlwind and I have been surviving just by the hair on my chinny chin chin! ::insert 1st grade kiddo giggle::

I hate to admit, but OBVIOUSLY my little bloggity blog has been low on the totem pole with the craziness that has been the beginning of the school year! Inservice week was a whirlwind. The first two days of school are a daze. All I can remember is having to soak my feet for hours once I made it home and going to bed around 7pm. We made it through hump day and it was our first GOOD day! It was like REALLY good. I have so many sweeties in my class. One in particular makes my heart swell with happiness every time he giggles at my jokes. I must be REALLY funny, because he sure does cackle! :)

Well, here are a few pictures of my finished classroom. Sorry they are so small. I tried making them bigger but for some reason it made them pixilated & I just don't have the energy to try and fix it!I am going to keep this blog post short and sweet because let's face it, it's 8:30 and that's past my bedtime at this point in the school year. I may or may not be having to hold my eyelids open with pencils while I write this beloved blog post. HEH!

Thanks for reading!

Hope you all had a great kick off to your school year if you started this week too! :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

MIA & Blogger Exchange!


WHEW! This has been a week for sure! So sorry I have been M.I.A from the blogging world. I have been fighting off some kind of respiratory infection and feeling like poo. Not to mention, I have had a lot on my plate this week. Let's just hope this prepares my immune system for the beginning of the year germies my sweet firsties are going to bring in with their unsanitized hands! Despite the sickness, I have been working HARD this week and have been somewhat productive in the classroom! I am ALMOST finished! Just a few more minor touches (I'm very much a perfectionist) and I will be able to share some pics with y'all! Woop!

Now it's time to share my Back to School Blogger Exchange goodies I received this week from  Molly! There has been a little confusion with my shipping from FedEx, but hopefully I have it figured out and she will receive her goodies tomorrow!! It should have been there on Thursday :-( So sorry it's later than it was supposed to be, Molly! Hopefully you will still want to be my blogger buddy after this!

Well, I am in LOVE with my new back to school goodies she sent me! Isn't that chevron notebook adorable?! I was needing a new notebook :) And the SCISSORS?! TOO cute! I am all set for back to school and have already put those pens to good use! I am usually a flair kind of girl, but I LOVE the way these write too! Can't wait to see all of your goodies! Thanks to Ms. Smith & Covered in Glitter & Glue for the awesome idea!

Tomorrow I will NOT be going to work in my classroom. I repeat. I will NOT let myself go. I REALLY want to go. But I need a day away from school. Maybe I'll go for a few hours on Sunday :) Instead, I have a wonderful day of laziness planned with my sweetheart and then he is taking me to Bonefish Grill and a movie for a much needed date night! I'm a lucky girl :)

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


I'm linking up with Farley for the first time and posting my August Currently! If you haven't already, head on over to her blog and join up...with the other 500 people! :) 

{LISTENING} Ok. So I watch ALL the Real Housewives. It's a guilty pleasure. Kind of like honey Boo Boo! It really makes me feel better about the non existent drama in my life! You know you watch it too!! ;-)

{LOVING} My new fossil watch! Ok. So I may have a watch problem. This is my SEVENTH Fossil watch to date, but it's better than having a Michael Kors problem, right?? I mean, if I wasn't a teacher and could afford MK, I would totes have a bazillion of his! I have been wanting a black watch because, well, that's about the only color I didn't own! HA! Anyways, what do you think? I'm pretty pumped about it.

{THINKING} This is going to be a challenging year for me for many reasons that I probably shouldn't post on the Internet.  I am going to have the best attitude that I can and try my best every day that I walk in my classroom. I know that this will be a huge year of growth and learning for me as an educator and I am looking forward to meeting my sweet firsties! ::deep exhale::

{WANTING} I mean I really REALLY need to get my classroom done this week so I can focus on my lesson plans and activities for the first few weeks of school! Not to mention I need to get my meet the teacher materials together. Sheesh, where does the time go!?

{NEEDING} Enough said: infinite time and denero! I think this is every teachers pain! So little time and money to do what we need and want to do in our classrooms! We CAN do it! :)

{B2S Must Haves}

1. Flair Pens -- I am all stocked up and ready to go!
2. White Zinfandel -- Sometimes we just need a glass of wine to simma down!
3. Regan Tunstall's Teacher's Math Resource Units! They are awesome and are going to help me keep my math instruction in check all year long!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday! I am off to take the little bro to hit some golf balls, work in my classroom a bit, and then help Zac study for an English placement test he takes tomorrow! Prayers for him will be much appreciated!

Thanks for reading!!