Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pinterest Ideas

Well, it has been a while again since I have posted anything. My days just seem to go by so fast. Sometimes I wish there were more hours in the day.  Anyway, today I was going through some of Oh' Boy 4th Grade Farley's Currently and I found a linky party that I thought would be a lot of fun linking up with.

This is The First Grade Garden blog. I have really enjoyed reading some of her posts. So go and visit her blog when you get a chance. 

So here are my 5 favorite pinterest posts:
1.  I love his idea about a Family Tree with photos. I will be doing this in my dining room. I already have the area cleaned out and ready to go.
Pinned Image

2. I so like this idea of a cutting area that is at my height plus storage for my material and crafts below it. Awesome! Awesome! This will be a project for this summer.
Pinned Image

3. I also like this sign. I have it posted in my classroom right now on a piece of paper but next year I am going to paint it on a board to hang in my classroom.
Classroom Sign

4.  A goal of mine is to get a sub tub together so that I am prepared just in case I can not make it to school. I live about 45 miles away from my classroom so on snowy days, it would be nice to know that my class would be covered if I couldn't make it in.
so many neat ideas!

5.  I love this idea for Dr. Seuss's Day coming up very soon. I would like to do this with my students this year.
Dr. Seuss photo booth-cute idea for read across America week

These of course are only a few of my pins on pinterest.  I really enjoy looking through all of the pins and going to the sites to see where they came from.  I spend hours and hours doing this.  Hope you enjoyed my favorite pins and I hope that you share your favorite pins over at The First Grade Garden.

Until Next Time,
        Happy Blogging

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Currently

 Happy New Year Everyone!
From my family to yours.  Blessings for 2013.
I have been very blessed with a wonderful family, a great job, two fabulous kids and an understanding husband.  I don't know what I would do without them supporting me in whatever I get myself into.  (Which is a lot sometimes ~ LOL) 

I am linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade to be a part of Farley's January Currently Linky Party. I hope you enjoy my post.

Listening and Wanting ~ I am so excited to watch the Fiesta Bowl tomorrow night.  My daughter called me this evening and told me about all the activities that they have been doing and all the pep rallies that they have been a part of in Arizona.  She is a freshman this year in the K-State Marching Band and she is having the time of her life. Wish I was there to share it with her but she got me a K-STATE MOM t-shirt for Christmas SO GUESS what I will be wearing tomorrow to school.  YOU got it.  LOVING IT!!
Loving ~ I am so excited that I have my lesson plans done so far in advance.  This never happens to me. I am always changing things, which makes it hard to stay organized but for some odd reason I did it this time. Let's see if I can say that in two weeks from now when I need my next week planned. :)

Thinking ~ I really love to scrapbook but I never seem to have the time.  My mind is always thinking about school and what I can do better to make my students more successful in the classroom. This means I am always researching, reading or browsing blogs to see if there is anything out there that would better my teaching as a professional. Sometime I need to hang that hat up and be more relaxed and focus on other areas of enjoyment.  This weekend is my birthday so I am going to really try hard to work on scrapbooking and not school.  Thank goodness I have all my plans ready for next week. :)

Needing ~ I am needing to go to bed so that I am rested up for tomorrow. I am so excited to see my students and to get back into a normal routine. I've missed not being at school.  I sure hope that everyone of them is over the cold and flu that is going around. It is all over the place here in Kansas.

OLW ~  POSITIVE ~ My principal gave the leadership team a book at the beginning of the year called "The Energy Bus". When I was cleaning my classroom during the last day before Christmas Break, I found the book and thought "Huh! I should read this book over break." (I'm sure all of you can relate to my situation with putting something down and totally forgetting about it until you find it again.) I am so glad that I did. It is a quick read but a very reflective read. It talked about staying positive and making energy that is positive so that people around you stay positive and energized and get on your Energy Bus!!   I LOVED it. If you enjoy reading like I do, here is a picture of the book.

Click on the book to go to Amazon.
Well, that is all for tonight. I am going to try and post each day this week because I have a lot to share since I didn't post much in December. Thanks so much for reading and have a great 2013.

Until Next Time,
        Happy Blogging