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up late with a little update...

so I will go into detail a little more later... on all of this...
just wanted to give you a nice pic preview...
hope you liked it :)
and if you are the FIRST one who can tell me WHO I met... in the comments section
I will send you a few of my FAVE items from my store!!!
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pumpkins, prepositions, and poems

So as you can see... life is getting better...
I vented and so did others...
isn't it always nice to know you are not alone!!!
BUT WHY on EARTH do you want someone in your personal Titanic with you???
OH WELL we are sinking together and it is nice to know the LIFE preserver store called and they are restocked!!!

OK so what did I do this week...
well let me see
I had some meetings (can't even remember what they were... faculty, data, grade level, and at risk, and one more... )
I had some data collecting and documenting... ( science, reading, writing, and math...OH MY)
I had some grading... all of the above mentioned and add in spelling, english, social studies.
I had some disciplining... enough said (ok maybe not... I have signed more planners this year than I have in the last 5 years combined) I have high standards maybe BUT... bad habits established in previous classes need to be broken YES!!!
AND to top off all of this... I GOT IN A GREAT LESSON TOO!!!
*~*~~~~~ confetti ~~~~*~*
and here it is
thanks to Kenoyer for the inspiration...




 well I hope you likey!!!
we also did some other PREPOSITION activities
We LOVED watching this

I know it has some errors... BUT the idea was to get them hooked into Prep PO PREPOsitions...

we also did a sorting activity with these

Preposition Word Wall

 it is cut off because this is my PIN and I can't get a decent pic...
anywho tennis shoe...
she did all the work and the prepositions on polka dots SO CUTE
click on the pic to go there
OR NOT... blogger is not my friend right now
here is the link http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Preposition-Word-Wall

if you are curious about where I got the POEMS
are ya are ya???
well that book recommendation came from Kenoyer too!!!
here it is... mine is on the way...
this one is for Texas TEKS

looky lou!!!

they have it for common core too

it is for grade levels k-5 and
it has e-book versions too
and those can be grade specific...
BUT I suggest getting the whole shabang
because it refers to other poems in the other grades...

OK is that it???
is it...
I think so!!!

my desk, my plate, my party

if you are a FB follower..
you have already seen this...
without the fancy pink font...

BUT this is how I have been feeling lately...
really this morning I woke up and did some real serious research on the
excessive paperwork act...
because that is what I feel like consumes my life...
PAPERWORK of the excessive kind....is a naughty word
it needs to be spanked, put in time-out, and washed out with soap
(no naughty words were hurt in this blog post...
and I am not admitting to agreeing with or disagreeing with the various forms of discipline mentioned above)
this has consumed my conversations with my mother on our walks... we walk miles talking about this and the fact that I
have been contemplating  possibly changing careers...
YEP you read it right!!!
I feel more like a
well not really sure what BUT
I will tell you the majority of my time (paid time) is spent doing paperwork or meetings or testing and not planning
not planning great lessons...
that is done on MY time...
many a day I stay late or
STAY UP late
I have a life outside of teaching and sometimes I forget that...
and I can't
don't get me wrong I will get it done
but what gets sacrificed in the process?
(priorities are being aligned as I type)

my change in careers is something I have thought about for some time now...
law school would be in my future...
school law to be exact

I am still in the THINKING process of this sooooooo
file that thought away and just keep reading

I have been teaching for over 10 years
(all in a state testing grade... that might be my problem too)
and every year seems to be getting a little more...
well less teaching and more non teaching....

I feel like I am at an ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET
I have been given a small salad plate...
that's it... I can't get another plate...
just one...everybody gets one plate
I get to pick what I want BUT
the servers (yes there are servers at this buffet)
well the servers keep giving me food that I HAVE TO TAKE
it just keeps piling on...
higher and higher...
some of the stuff I LOVE...
and want to eat... BUT then
THEN there is this yucky stuff...
I have to take it... no choice...
it takes up most of my plate
and I have to take it... I even have to like it (I pretend)...YUCK and
to top it off
it is juicy so all of that juice has now leaked and soaked
into and onto my YUMMY stuff
so I take some of my yummy stuff away (because who really wants a soggy anything)...
little by little FARLEYness is falling off
and more stuff that I really don't want
is put on my plate...
more stuff falls off
and guess what falls off?
and now what is on my plate?
majority YUCKY and bland and a little of me...
this is how I feel
my little plate won't hold it all
and even though I know I should keep my stuff on my plate
I  can't
I am required to keep what the servers give me
no matter how high and deep it is
and instead of my plate resembling a rainbow of color like all health experts say it should...
it looks like a bland smorgasbord of BLAH
and all of my teaching buddies have the same looking plate too

if only I had a PLATTER!!!
and don't get me started on the utensils I have been given to eat this...

don't want to be a Debbie Downer or a Poo Poo Penelope
this is my blog and this is how I feel
and if I feel like this I am sure some of you do too
and well
just wanted to let you know you are not alone...
just because I have a blog
and share some of my lessons and ideas
that appear seamless and perfection *wink*
(editing is magnifico)
and I throw great linky parties **double wink*wink**
there is still the fact that some days I feel like I need to put on my waders to trudge through the buffet line

I LOVE YOU GUYS and no worries
I am still here
blogging and trudging
and no worries about me leaving anytime soon...
ONE - law school is expensive
TWO - law school and a 4 year old at home scare me just as much as flying
THREE- I don't think I could ever leave the KIDS... I love teaching just not the EXTRA additives that come along with it

thanks for taking the time to read my
pity party
all decorations are being put away as we speak and
feel free to take a little goodie bag with you!!!

go download it today!!!
click on the pic to take you there :)


CURRENTLY October, for classroom, and you

WOW it can't be OCTOBER already
but it is!!!
and you know what that means....

before the CURRENTLY... I wanted to show you what I came up with.....
click on the pic to take you there :)
you get 12 months of CURRENTLY templates for your classroom....
I made 3 different variations for each month
one is full blown color and decor... if you don't have to worry about color copies this template is for you
then I made a less color version with a little bit of color
and the last...
less is more because this template gives your kiddos the ownership of decorating their own CURRENTLY

 here is a little looky at some of the months :)
 and of course I had to have a mustache in there too

 alrighty ENOUGH about that... now on to OUR CURRENTLY!!!

 easy peasy...
I am super stoked at my progress in walking, eating right, and my wt. loss

didn't mean for this pic to be huge... but I copied it from my FB page and it won't let me shrink it

SOOOOOO to treat myself I ordered some new shoes...

OK I know they are the MEN'S
I do NOT care they are ORANGE
and I PUFFY <3 to the infinity
and so my options for the lady's was pink or purple
yeah NO
me loves some orange
so a boy shoe it was!!!
and did I mention it GLOWS in the dark
orange NEON and GLOWS...
be still my heart {love}

my fave book is

I love Chris Van Allsburg
 so of course I had to choose one of his books
for my fave book for the October Season

here is your template...

the BOOK section is for you to share your fave OCTOBER SEASON book
that means you can share FALL, Halloween, Autumn, or all of those!!!

and PLEASE remember the rule of 3...
you need to please comment on the 2 links ahead of your link and then come back and comment on the link after your link...
this is a way to spread the love and visit new blogs and well it is just my RULE... and not to mention nice (and my RULE)
 and it hurts feelings when you don't give the love (aka you don't follow the rule)... really it does I get the emails that say they didn't get the love :) so RULE of  3 PLEASE

alright let the links begin...