Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Okay people I’m linking up! Thanks Hadar and Kristin!
I tried really hard to pick only one thing per question…but on some I just couldn’t.
11. Favorite Movie
Ryan Gosling…enough said. BTW he was totally robbed on People's Sexiest Man Alive
When Mr. Darcy walks across that field at the end of the movie…I get goosebumps Every. Single. Time.
10. Favorite TV Series
Kind if an oxymoron of sorts..I’m a Scorpio…what can I say.
9. Favorite Restaurant
I heart their Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich.
8. Favorite new thing you tried
Okay growing up I was never a fashion plate…I was a hard core to the bone nerd/wanna be punk kid. But I’ve discovered Polyvore (Thanks Gladys at Teaching in High Heels) and man oh man am I hooked. I like creating outfits… some over the top…some not so much. It’s too addictive. I dare you to try. Take a look at a few of my creations:
and I couldn’t resist this one…ha! So fun!
7. Favorite Gift
An Amazon gift card, because anyone who knows me knows I’m in heaven when I’m reading. I’ve resisted getting one of those electronic book thingys…I just love the smell of a new book. Dorky I know.
6. Favorite thing you’ve pinned
I have lots but here are two.
School related: love Jennifer’s Data Board
Not school related: LOVE IT
5. Favorite Blog Post
It was sort of hard to choose…I especially loved all the ones I posted during the Math Work Stations Summer book study. But here’s one of my favorites:
4. Favorite accomplishment
Starting my blog would be very high on my list. I love sharing and when I go to workshops in my district I always run into someone who thanks me for all the wonderful things I share, or how my ideas have inspired and helped them. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
3. Favorite Picture
These are my two sisters (middle and left) and my sister-in-law (on the right). All three of them were pregnant at the same time(2008), they all had boys who were all born one month after each other…October, November and December. I couldn’t believe it! Especially the part about my little sister (in the middle) having an actual baby!
2. Favorite memory
In highschool… I used to read Silhouette Teen Romances (does anybody remember those?) and they’d always have a newsletter that came with each collection of monthly books. I’d sent in a poem, then proceeded to completely forget about it. Then one day in English Lit class one of my classmates handed me the latest newsletter, and there was my name..it was an Honorable Mention…but still.
1. Goal for 2012
I have a few up my sleeve.
I’d really like to devote more time to my writing. I have six years until I reach my 25th year of teaching and I’m seriously giving some thought to a possible second career???
I also want to get rid of ALL my credit card debt so if I do decide to retire from teaching, it’d be smooth sailing. Who am I kidding, they’ll probably push me out on a gurney.
Getting out of my comfort zone…that would be the biggest challenge yet! This was so much fun.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday was my last day until Jan. 3rd (doing the happy dance)! But here’s a quick idea my students loved. The inspiration come from Mrs. Carroll at The First Grade Parade.
We read the book There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell,
and after I asked the students to list some Christmas treats she could swallow besides a bell. They turned out great!
I don’t have the patterns to share..but I did include the clipart I used. I just traced the hair, face and mouth onto three separate pieces of copy paper, then copied them onto construction paper. We added the glasses and eyes and that was it. One of my students commented “She doesn’t look that old” then decided… “maybe she dyes her hair like my grandma.” Gotta love it!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I have four more days…then I’m out for Christmas break! So here’s a peek at what we did this week.
On yesterday we did our Which Part of the Gingerbread Man Did You Bite graph. I love doing this each year. You can also see Mrs. Lemons alphabets in the background.
Click below for a picture of the gingerbread
We completed an observation sheet too.
We also graphed Christmas M&M’s.
The Glyph Girls
Can I just say how much I love The Glyph Girls. We completed their Reindeer Glyph on Thursday. I didn’t use the raffia and I forgot (naturally) the scrapbook paper…but I think they turned out great.
Wall O’ Christmas: I have a long display wall right outside my classroom. I love love love posting students work. So here’s what the outside of my classroom looks like. We also completed First Grade Fevers Christmas Mouse Writing activity.