Sunday, September 25, 2011

Learning is Fun!

It's been a very busy past couple of weeks...my cute firsties have been learning sooo much  and having so much fun! Here are a few random pictures of our learning....

First...we celebrated Mexico's Independence Day on the 16 de septiembre...
my kiddos were so proud to learn more about their heritage. 
We created a circle map as a class...then they created their individual circle map. So cute!



We also learned about our Constitution, we watched the School House Rock~Preamble video...so fun! 
We read this book...

Then my Firsties came up with their our own Class Constitution...with a little guidance from the teacher of course! They were thrilled about having to sign it and make it official.
We also learned about 9/11 and made some little flags...to show our patriotism.

In science, my Firsties have been busy learning about plants and insects.



Finally...in reading my Firsties have been learning about the sequence of events...we created this little anchor chart to remind us about our learning. 

Pheeewww! There has been a lot of learning going on! 
Well...that's it for today...
Happy fall ya'll! 

Toodles!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Inside My School Bag

As I was browsing my Google Reader today...I came across Abby's What's Inside Your School Bag? Linky Party...I've been looking at everyone's bags...and they are oh so cute...love those 31 bags...too bad I don't know anyone who sells those around here...but maybe that's a good thing? Ha!

Okay...so here is what's inside my bag....
I've had my bag for a couple of years...I love that it zips up all the way around so that nothing falls out...even when it occasionally tips over...due to it being overstuffed. Does that ever happen to anyone? Uggghhh...hate it when that happens!
Here is my teacher planner from Lakeshore, this is really for me because we use a program called Eduphoria Forethought to turn in lesson plans to our principal.
 I love my writing portfolio from Doodle Bugs Paper, Kacey does a great job with all her products..they are adorable! I also have a personal planner that I carry in my bag...although it's my personal agenda..school stuff tends to sneak in there too...would love to get an Erin Condren life planner, but I just can't justify spending $50 on it...not at the moment....oh well. 
My teacher binder, a couple of folders with various things, mostly printables and some RTI stuff. My colorful pencil bag with Flair Pens, sharpies, pencils, scissors, Post-Its and other random stuff...like gum. 
A couple of printables inside one of the folders...a math game the lovely Cara from The First Grade Parade created, a making words activity Ana from Ingles 360 came up with...And last but not least Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files Word Detectives printable. 
Thanks ladies...these are way cute!
What would I do without my bloggie friends?!
Some books that I want to revisit...but with life being so ridiculously busy...I just haven't had a chance...so they've been living in my bag...for a few weeks now. Maybe sometime soon...life will slow down a bit...hopefully!
Some random stuff I found in one of the pockets inside my bag...my elf lip gloss, more Post-Its, some letter stickers from Creative Teaching Press...love their stuff! Especially their Dots on Chocolate and Dots on Turquoise line...it's uber cute! Some googly eyes, calendar numbers for a math game, cupcakes from Dollar Tree, and my Spanish High Frequency Word list from Senderos.

This was so much fun!
I loved peeking into your teacher bags!
Thanks Abby, for hosting this party!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Hey ya'll...Happy Wednesday! 

Today I'm linking up with Jamie for WILW. 
This is what I'm loving on this beautiful Wednesday....

I'm loving that it's almost the weekend....woohoo! 

I'm loving this time of year...if only it looked like this around here...{sigh!}
I'm loving these books right now...


I'm loving that this movie will be at the theater soon...and like a giddy teenager I cannot wait!


And last but certainly not least I'm loving these great Pinterest finds...

So what are you loving today?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scholastic's Dollar Deals

Hey ya'll...Happy Saturday!
Just stopping by to let ya'll know about Scholastic's AMAZING Dollar Deals...
I just got these fabulous e-books and I can't wait to use them with my Firsties!



I got a total of 10 books for FREE!
Yeap...free...using the code 10THANKS...
hop on over to

and get your e-books now...their dollar deals will end on September 20th...happy book shopping!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Here's what I'm loving on this beautiful Wednesday...
I'm loving my sweet little family...love to get home and relax with my kiddos after a long day at work and school...at the moment we're loving these characters...hilarious!
I'm loving that the weekend is almost here...I have to catch up on some things at work...and I'm excited to be able to do it this weekend...from the comfort of my own couch. 

I'm loving my sweet little class...we're back to 15...thank goodness! I do have all Spanish speaking students...which means I have to create everything from scratch...as there are absolutely no cute resources in Spanish. Anyone out there in blogland want to collaborate with me on creating some fantastic Spanish resources?! Lol!

I'm loving these great Pinterest finds....


and last but not least...I'm loving the start of football season...

So...what are you loving today?
Go and link up with Jamie for WILW!

Toodles!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11...I Remember.

I remember that day as if it were yesterday. 
I remember exactly what I was doing and how I felt when our great nation came under attack. 

I was at home, taking care of my little one when I turned on my TV and saw Katie Couric trying to explain the events unfolding in NYC. 
I remember being confused, in shock...not fully realizing what had happened. 

Then, I saw the 2nd plane hit the South Tower of the WTC. 
That image will stay with me forever. 
I felt terrified, sad, and heartbroken. 
How could this be happening? 
Who could possibly do this?

The sadness was overwhelming and for a long time afterwards I was fearful of what would happen next. 

On that infamous day...
September 11, 2001 
life as we knew it changed forever. 
Lives were lost, heroes were born, and our tenacious spirit triumphed. 

Our beautiful country united...Americans came together stronger than I had ever seen before. 
On this day there was a sense of unity in our broken spirits. 
And a feeling of hope in our broken hearts. 

There was solidarity, there was strength...and the American spirit prevailed. 
One nation, under God, Indivisible

In memory of those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy our freedom. 
Thank you. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Top Ten...Wow!

Oh bloggie friends...ya'll are too sweet and you definitely fill my bucket!
I absolutely LOVE blogging...and it's an honor to receive a Top 10 Award.
Top 10 TBA
Thank you, Liz and Janine...you made my day!!

Please go and visit their fabulous blogs... First Grade Frenzy and Faithful in First...these ladies are super sweet and creative!

As you all probably know...I follow too many blogs...and to tell the truth I couldn't possibly choose only 10 to receive this award...so please if you are a teacher and a blogger...then you are AWESOME...and should be awarded a Top 10 award! Thanks for being so inspiring!!

Toodles!