Monday, September 24, 2012

Whoop, Whoop! Fifty's in the House!

Graphics by Candee Print
Everyone put your hands in the air becaue I have reached 50 followers!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only do I have a fabulous new background, but now I will be planning a giveaway.  I have a few ideas in mind but haven't made up my mind just yet. Have a fabulous week and stay tuned!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Background:)

Thank you to Michelle at The 3am Teacher for my beautiful new background!  I was going to link up for flashback Friday but my internet was down on Friday.  Tonight while I was blog stocking browsing, I was so excited to not only find a free background but its CHEVRON! I have a huge slight obsession with this pattern:)  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Michelle! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Giveaways and Chic Teacher Tuesday

Head on over to Primary Possibilities for a 24 hour give away! A team of teachers have created this  blog and are almost to 500 followers!  I dream of the day when I am hosting a 500 follower give away! I am almost to 50 and I already have a few ideas in mind for a little giveaway!

Mrs. Browning from Darlin in First is holding a giveaway to Very Jane for Chic Teacher Tuesday!  She is so stinkin cute and she blogged about my new favorite store!  Go and check her blog and giveaway! 
Since its Chic Teacher Tuesday, I will tell you about my favorite facebook page Lyndsy McGinty at PrettyPlease Boutique.  She has been feeding my obession with chevron! 

 I hope everyone is having a great week! I will be linking up with Teaching Maddeness on Friday for Flashback Friday!  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A New Blogging Buddy:)

      I am so excited to find a Arkansas Blogger and even better she is just a few miles down the road to a neighboring school district! We are suppose to be rivals but I am still really excited! Check out Heather's blog Sensational Seconds! She has a fabulous giveaway for a personal laminator from My Binding that you should totally check out.
Have a fabulous Friday! I will be linking up with a few different linky parties this weekend so stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Importance of Sharing, A Link Up, and Partriot Day

I am linking up with Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade for her Tell Me Something Good link party and if you would like to join grab the button and share something good from school and home!
Something good from School:    

   I don't know about you but on Friday afternoons I am pretty drained and busy reflecting over the week as I am preparing for the next week and a pick me up can be so wonderful!!  I had a parent email me Friday afternoon and tell me how much it meant that I allowed her child to share about a passing of a very important pet. Needless to say this was very refreshing and encouragement to continue my system of sharing!  Last year I had several students who wanted to share so I created a sign up sheet where 5 students a day could share during snack time.   They are only allowed to share once a week and must sign up during morning work/jobs. I have laminated two sheets of papers with the days of the week and the numbers 1-5 on each day.
 Snack time works perfectly because it allows the students a break from morning work yet gives them a focus that is peer driven. Students may show or tell an object or share a story.   My students this year have very quickly adapted to the Sign up to Share system and with a PA system in my classroom it is even more success full than last year!   

Something Good from Home:  
Mr. Livers is a HUGE Razorback fan so our weekends are spent traveling to games and spending time with friends and family and it's one of my favorite times of year!  I could probably work all weekend the first few months of school but football games and tailgates are a great reason to take a break and have fun! I'm trying to come up with a recipe for Alabama vs Arkansas game....anyone have a suggestion?

Just to make you laugh:)