Saturday, August 17, 2013

The BTS13 Sale is here!

Well almost..and I can't wait!  I have been adding things to my wishlist like crazy so I could snag them during the sale.  Here's a look at some of the items I plan to purchase tomorrow...

1. Interactive Reading Notebook and Language Notebook  by. Nicole Shelby @

I think these two journals will be a great tool for my students to use during their reading and  language arts block. Plus I love how organized they are.

2.  Sticky Note Reading Skills and Sticky Note Reading strategies by. Leanne Prince @

I used tons of sticky notes during my reading block last year with the kids and never thought about incorporating them into their own graphic organizers! Loving these two!

Well those are some of the things that I will be shopping for tomorrow.  

make sure you guys check out my 3 most wish listed items in my store for a chance to snag them pretty cheap!

1. Most wish listed item! Math Interactive Journal Kit

2. Accomplishment Badges 

3. Back to School Math Centers

Well I'm off to check out some more products for tomorrow.  I can't wait to see what all you guys get!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Meet the teacher linky

Let's get this party started!

1.  If you've been following my blog then you know that my husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan right now.  This is our 2nd deployment together the first was 4 years ago while I was pregnant with my daughter.  He was scheduled to come home for 2 weeks around my due date but my daughter had other plans and decided to surprise us by coming  2 weeks early so my husband coached me threw the delivery on the phone and was able to come home 3 days later.  This time he is working straight threw so no visits until the end of his deployment :(

2.  I have 2 amazing kiddos!  My daughter who is 4 and my 11 month old son.  These two keep me on my toes!  

3.  I love music!  I'm currently rocking Bruno Mars (which is awesome) and Maroon 5 (love me some Adam).  If you were to open my cd case you would be surprised at how much I love country music! Some of my favorite artist are Lady A, Luke Bryan, and  Carrie Underwood.

4.  This will be my 4th year teaching.  I've taught 1st grade 1 year and 2nd grade for 3.  I also teach in the same district that I went to as a kid.  My assistant principal was my 7th grade ELA teacher!

5.  I was a assistant Child Care Director for 5 years before I started teaching in the school district that I work for.

6.  I hate change! I really do!  That's why I don't think I could ever transfer campuses or districts (too stressful).

7.  I can't stand sliced cheese on sandwiches but love cheeseburgers (weird)!  My husband thinks it's a brain thing.  We even tried melting the cheese on a sandwich and it was a no go.  Which is why I tend to stay away from subway.  No fun ordering a sandwich with only meat and bread:(

8.  I have a dog named Izzy that my husband surprised me with when we were dating 6 years ago.  Love this girl!  

9.  I have the tendency to look mad when I'm perfectly happy.  I think I got this from my mom because people say the same thing about her.  So I usually get the "are you ok"? speech sometime during the day because people think I'm upset.  I promise you I smile and laugh all the time!

10.  The last and final tidbit about me is that I have the worst sleeping schedule ever!  I usually don't go to sleep until 3 in the morning.  For some reason I get all of my ideas in a.m.  One year I was so out of sync that I slept during the day and was awake all night.  

Well I hope you have learned a little more about me!  I report back to work on Thursday for inservice so I'm off to finish up some cutting.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Currently

 August Currently

 Listening:   to my daughter splash and sing in the tub while Sprouts is playing in the background.

Loving:   all of the projects me and my husband got done before left on his tour. We replaced the carpet with hard wood floors, tore out the old counters and replaced them with granite and now I'm painting the house before I head back to school.  I could have been done already but I can't decide on a darn color!

Thinking:  As always I'm thinking about my husband until he arrives home safely from serving overseas. 

Wanting:  I hope my husband is reading this ;)  I would really like a housekeeper so that I can take at least one task off my to do list when I go back to work.  This summer has been super stressful trying to take care of everything while my husbands away. I usually don't get to clean clean until the kids are asleep.  I have no clue how I will manage it when I have papers to grade, plans to write and conferences to attend.

Needing:  I really need some new shoes for work!  I finished the year with my pregnancy shoes because my feet had grew a size while pregnant but now all of them are way tooooooo big! 

B2S must haves:  
1.  New wardrobe - I'm a thick girl so I love shopping at lane Bryant, Macys, and Old Navy for cute B2S attire.

2.  Healthy Snack stash - I know all of us are guilty of knowing a teacher that has a stash of candy and grabbing a couple of pieces on a stressful day.  One year I made a dum dum tree and I kid you not I gave out more dum dums to teachers than my students because they were always on the hunt for sugar. This year I promised myself that I would pack healthy snacks that wouldn't tip the scale.  if you guys have any good suggestions I'd love to hear them in the comments below;)

3.  Lastly a water tumbler and coffee mug!  I've been on the hunt for cute and durable ones because I always break them or loose them.  

Well that's it for me.  I'm off to enjoy my limited days of late night Netflix movies before I have that pesky 5 o'clock alarm ringing in my ear again. I don't report back until the 15th what about you?

Oh' boy fourth grade