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clip chart freebie plus one

I made a new clip chart to match our planners....
Our planners have the card change colors on each day
(green ~ yellow ~ orange ~ red ~ blue or purple can't remember)
to document which color the kiddo is on.....
so I decided to change the colors from my previous banner to match this...
for easier documentation and to match the school system...
is that clear as mud or what?
I have a huge OCD problem with matching and
my banner needed to match the planner!!!
so just in case you need a new banner here is a download for ya....

and just a lil FYI
I just ordered this from Vista Print on there small banner....
I get 2 on one banner...
one for me and one to share...
SHARING is important peeps!!!
Vista was running a FREEBIE banner... YAY

Clipchart Template

also I thought I would share this with you...
I saw this in a boutique
on one of those BIG BLACK BLOCK thingys that are in right now...
don't know what I am talking about
no matter...
I wanted it for my class BUT I was not going to pay the price soooooooo

I made one...
do you see the hidden message...
never noticed that before...
LOVE IT and hope you do TOO!!!!

don't quit

working on something that will be coming up soon!!!
be sure to check back soon!!!
CURRENTLY I need to get off the computer
because CURRENTLY I need to go have my face greet my pillow at a decent hour!!
any ideas what I am hinting at???

random pics of my room and more randomness

Thought I would share a few Random pics of my room...
I did promise I would get pics to you after all!!!

These are my ginormous windows that look out onto the other side of the school and
unfortunately a dust (slash) dead grass yard.
We have been having some unbelievable temps and I swear
this area use to be BEE U TEE FULL
but when it is like 700 degrees outside OK close enough... 105
the grass turns to ashes
anywho... my windows...i still love them!!!
dust yard and all
I have blinds and ONLY use them when I have to
the curtains are actually shower curtains I found at Target
that is a giant PEACH hanging from the tree... it really is an orange BUT I tell the kids it is Jame's Peach
yes we do AR but only for motivational reasons not for grades
yes the lights are off because we are under severe heat and energy advisory
my blinds should be closed to keep it cool inside
BUT I caved in and by Thursday I had to have the sun shine in

my kids have supply boxes or pencil pouches
and I keep some of their larger items in drawers but they still have lots and lots of extras
so I got this idea form my friend Priddy...
can you imagine the name Mrs. Priddy and to top it off she
IS PRETTY inside and out!!!
anyways this is an over the closet door shoe organizer from Target
I punched a hole in it and added colored card stock with a ribbon and added their name
(names are blurred)
they keep all their pencils, glue sticks, dry erase markers, erasers,
and any other thing they need to keep in here
* the boy and girl pencils are my bathroom passes
NO they do not take them to the BR they put them on their desk before they leave

 one of my favorite signs...
when I taught 3rd
the grade level did a 3rd grade store so I really did charge for whining

SOMEONE PLEASE tell me where I got the time printables from so I can give credit!!! I LOVE them!!! and I got the other idea of telling the time of important events (specials, snack, lunch, and go home) from
HERE...hers is WAY cuter and makes me want to change mine... that wall needs some serious color!!!

 this is the view of my room from the door...
after the kids went home Thursday :)
I love my room even though it is small and old and mismatched
(you did see the 2 different knobs on my closet doors
if you didn't go back to the shoe organizer and check it out...)
lights still off because I am an energy saver

 my pink elephant found a home...
she fits perfectly with my snail and alligator
 after school...this is what I see...
my desk
I love my painted muffin tin to match my elephant
i put paper clips, thumbtacks, my thumb drives, teacher card, and my sign and return stamp in it
and there you see my trinket jar and my owl lamp
and my solar tiny owl behind the muffin tin
and LOVE my owl mug to put my liquid pencil SHARPIES in...LOVE
 THAT ends my brief classroom tour... as the year goes on I will post more but for now i leave you with....

What did the Farley's do today from 2-4:30

We had a 1st birthday party to go to
hosted by one of my favorite teachers
she is amazing
I only had the opportunity to teach with her for one year
(insert super sad face)
BUT she is across the hall from me and I can still get my
FILL of HeAtHeR goodness!!!
Well not only is she a super teacher and friend this girl can throw a party
check out these cupcakes she made
YUMMY does not cover it!!!
it was like cupcake HEAVEN in your mouth
 at the party was one of my loopers
Brin was in my 3rd grade class last year and I get to have her again!!!
YAY me... I LOVE me some Brin...
PLUS her Mommy is one of my besties and our school secretary
PLUS I taught Brin's older brother too

 Here is a group shot of all my teacher buddies at the party!!!
Patti, me, Shawna, Melissa, & Heather!!!
* note I don't usually wear super LOW dresses BUT it was a swim party and it was 109 so out came the girl revealing dress...Old Navy special 9.99 (HOLLA)

I love my buddies!!! Doesn't having great friends at school make it so much better???
I am truly blessed!!!

speaking of blessings.... this little guy had a blast too!!!
 Well that wraps up my very random blog post of the day!!!
Hope you all have a great weekend and if you are in the path of Irene stay safe!!


Parent Communication

I recently shared this Freebie...
as a guest blogger
it is one of my favorite things I have made so far...
Please go to the link to see all the details
because it is Friday and I am so super tired
and let's face it LAZY!!!
you won't be disappointed if you head on over there!!!
BUT come back because there is A TON MORE!!!
here are some preview pics though... for details of how to use it go to the link :)

Scrap Give Away
Randomness... is in this next freebie:)
to do sheets to ways to get home to who knows what :)

 birthday posters...print out and have the kids sign them for the bithday kiddo

 teacher note print out and fold

 math stuff and a ways to get home poster

Planning Ahead

lots of printables to plan ahead.... by month or week or year...lots to see in here :)

LOTS more to download... i just gave you an appetizer

to do list to share
my infamous To Do List...
LOVE this!!!!

we do
AND my creme de la creme
some have DUPLICATED (and claimed their own... really I am over it really)
but none can compare....
I have this HUGE on my door...
note to self take picture
of UgLy brown door
made to look better with this poster and some CuStOm decor!!!

hope you liked all the freebies I have to offer...
i picked some of my favorites and I hope they might be your fave too!!!
NOTE~ scribd can be wonky sometimes...if it looks OFF
refresh your page and cross your fingers and make a wish on a falling star
and it should refresh fine!!!

if you want more freebies head on over to the

3 for Thursday

OK... let me just say
Big Brother was horrible tonight...
my eye candy Jeff is GONE!!!
(wipe tear)
and Shelly...shame on her!!!
If she was in my class I might have to....
well I can't say because this is a G rated
blog (believe it or not)

I neglected yesterday's linky party
I was napping
then dinner with MIL
then home to watch BB
and then bed...
but I am back tonight!!!

If you want to join or check out the other hoppers head on over...
it's FUN!!!! Plus I was stalking it and went through EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!
Might be procrastination
I might have a stack of papers I need to grade!!!
OK OK I cannot lie...
I have a stack of papers that I need to grade!!!
BUT who am I kidding I am going to blog stalk a little longer
and then stay up to watch BB After Dark
and then go to bed
and then grade my papers during break tomorrow!!! (SHHHHH!!!)

Meet Mrs. Farley

Meet The Teacher
I am so so so so TIRED!!!
but so wanted to do this Meet The Teacher Thingy over at Blog Hopper!!!
So here it goes...

a little bit about myself...
Hi I am Meghan Farley.
I am exactly mid thirties TEE HEE HEE
I have been married to my highschool sweetie for 11 years (12 this Oct)
We have an almost 3 year old named Drew!!!
We have 2 dogs named Dori and Merriweather.
I graduated from SWT twice... one time for Animal Science and the next for Education!!

how long have I been teaching?
I think I have been teaching for 11 years... this is funny because my buds and I
all started within 2 years of each other
and we had this convo the other day and none of us could agree or remember...
and too lazy to confirm it...
does it matter in my PAY...NO because our pay was locked this year....
anywho I am PRETTY SURE this is my 11th year teaching and
my 10th year at my little ole school!!!
If you are my friend and would lilke to figure out the real amount of years
please leave a comment...
I am talking to you BURD!!! :)
FYI Burd and I started teaching the same year in this district and
I am pretty sure SHE KNOWS!!!

something you might not know...
I LOVE to take pics of myself... Oh you can tell???
OK let me think of something else......
this might be a shocker BUT I LOVE me some Kid Rock...
there is nothing like driving to school
(a whopping 3 miles away so for like 7 minutes on a SLOW day)
 with some KR blaring out of my speakers.
Sad news... never seen him in concert though...
but truth be told I am a little nervous to go to one of his concerts...
I don't exaclty fit his fan profile *wink*

and something else you might not know...
all my dogs have been named after Disney characters
Copper (miss her)
all my fish (which are or were Betas) have gangsta names
Snoop Fishy Fish
Queen La Fisha
Fishy Cent

what am I looking forward to...
I am really looking forward to this year because
ONE... I get to loop with 12 out of my 18 kids
TWO... I am in a new grade which means NEW material and NEW lessons and NEW things to make!!!

i need to improve...
my diet
my stress
my spending
my water consumption
my snarkiness
my sleep habits
my organization skills
my sarcasm
my attitude about my schedule

supplies I can't live without...
my thumbdrive is my life line between my home laptop and school
my fan because my room could be a thermal warming experiment (thanks hubby for getting me a NEW one)
my post its.... OBVIOUS
my NEW liquid pencil SHARPIE...{puffy} heart it!!!
my To Do Lists.... found here

Ok I think that is about it!!!
thanks for coming by and how about one more pic and NO it is not of me but my little man...
let me set this up...
he was playing with my OLD Speak and Spell and comes running up to me and says
HEY Mama I spelled my name!!!
yep you sure did!!!

hop on over to Blog Hopper
because ....

and you can be one too!!!

gIvInG TrEe

been busy busy busy this past week!!!
BUT I did manage to sneak into the office yesterday to decorate the
sorry the pics are not the best
my mom, sister in law and I were working in my room
from like 10 til 4
yes NO AIR
and with 100 degree days
we were HOT messes
when we started this...
and here is a SHOUT OUT OF {puffy} heart LOVE to Mom and Lyssa for helping me finish up my room!!!

the secretary at my school is one of my BESTIES
and I didn't want her to start the year with the same
looking tree from last year.....
I went to Hob Lob to get LOTS of
ribbon and more ribbon
it was half off
and then I got old rulers from my bins and
just shoved them in the tree
then I needed pencils...
none to be found in a 100 degree office
SHHHHHHH don't tell anyone...
I sent my SIL down to my room
to get some from one of my kiddos supplies
(I bought some to replace it already)
I tied the pencils on with tiny ribbon.
SO YOU ASK...what is a Giving Tree????
please refer to pic below

 The Giving Tree stays in our front office.
Every teacher gets ONE tag...
on the front they write their grade and name
on the back their wish.
When parents come into the office they can IF THEY WANT
look at the wishes and take a tag.
We use BIG tags because we have a tiny faculty....
BUT last year when we were sharing our campus with another campus
we used little tags!!!

I already hung my tag...
perk to being the TREE DECORATOR

Once your tag has been taken and you have a WISH under the tree....
you can get a new tag.  The RULE is one tag at a time!!!
I came up with this idea because our district went to a district wide
supply list and some of our LOVED supplies went BYE BYE!!!
This tree is not only a CuTe DeCoRaTiOn but also a handy tool!!!!

here is a blurry pic of the bow...
pretend it is over 100 degrees outside and you have been bustin your booty in your room
since 10 and now at 4 you are taking pics
(thanks SIL for reminding me to take pics)
and there is sweat dripping in your eyes....
and hey this pic isn't blurry it is the SwEaTy VISION I had!!!

SOOOOO I hope you like this IDEA and if you have any questions feel free to ask away

I  posted a YUMMY recipe at
Create Share Inspire....
it is PERFECT for those School Pot Lucks!!! and SUPER EASY!!!
look for the blog button over there on the right

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You will LOVE the freebie!!!
I promise!!!