WINNER... First, Polkadotty, Dash, and Open Up

SO it is that time to pick a winner from the book give away
and the winner is....


a Rafflecopter giveaway

and I wanted to thank Irene Latham for donating the book..
if you are super sad about not winning... you too can have the book...
swoosh...
head on over here...




OK I am taking the next half of this post to do a little
BRAGGING...
Ok 
I know I know...
it might be more like 3/4 of the post
I hope you understand...
I have been working on a few fun things... like...
FONTS
 yep that is right I have been creating font... and here they are...


 #1 ~ this is my VERY first one and it is my actual handwriting... YEPPERS
this is exactly how I write :)

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I love polka dots ....
so I added dots and more dots to this one

 
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I like dashes almost as much as I like dots...


















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and my latest is my newest favorite
looks really cool in BOLD






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if you do like these...
maybe you do...
I have them in my TpT for $1.33 each
and they are commercial and personal friendly...
no credit needed but appreciated :)

so let me know what you think?

BUB has a font he is working on...
would you be interested in a 4 year old's font???
maybe? let me know!!!
OH OK that about does it... now I am going to go work on the CURRENTLY for MARCH!!!

can you believe it is MARCH tomorrow?
 

TOODLES

Epic Fail, Rodeo Fever, and not to scale

I had every intention to actually get this posted on Friday
but an impromptu trip to the Pottery Barn Outlet  about 30- 45 minutes away
got between me and my blogging
and I was super sad girl when all of the couches I loved
were either too small or not comfy or way pricey...
so couch hunt 2013 continues!!!
but the trip was not a total loss I did get a great wallet from the Kate Spade Outlet...
and it was like 40% off and then another 20% off of that
which for you math geniuses is NOT 60% off
because it just isn't
but I told hubs it was and well
40 PLUS 20 does equal 60
and when I have to confess to the OCD money man (AKA hubs)
when he asked did you get a good deal... it sounded better... RIGHT?
 
but alas I am here
on the chair not from Pottery Barn
smiling about my new wallet but not wanting to break it in QUITE yet...
that's weird right? and now I am thinking about my 5 things to share...
and here we go...
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http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2013/02/five-for-friday-linky-partyfebruary-22.html

I LOVE DBT for coming up with this linky...
it has really kicked my booty back into blogging after our
well you know...
OK so here we go...


****************one********************
 we have been working SUPER SUPER HARD to get my MIL's house ready to go on the market...
my family...
parents, sibling and sibling in laws, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends
have ALL been helping out A LOT....
so I decided to buy dinner one night...
I kept thinking about the Pizza Hut commercial and those yummy SLIDERS...
sooooooo that is what we ordered and
well... pictures speak a thousand words.... right...
******************two******************
I was feeling a little ill on Tuesday
I think I had RODEO Fever
so the only cure is to go to the RODEO...
so I grabbed my cutest cowboy
and we headed down to the RODEO grounds...
and we just so happened to meet one of my besties
who also had the fever...I think it is contagious
and it just so happened that KINDER was  on a field trip
OH MY GOODNESS
at the RODEO
so we tagged along...
bub was so excited to be the caboose
for one of the kinder lines...

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well I have been sporting a party on  my wrist and
all of my favorite bracelets are invited
bracelet parties are so much fun...
you should throw one for your wrist too

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so what do you do when you are teaching aaawwuubbis and some of your kiddos are NOT getting it...
well you have a contest...
AH-MAZING how fast they catch on...
we have been studying how to make a complex sentence using subordinating conjunctions...
just the words SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS... makes their little brains turn off...really it does...
it goes into a little automatic shut down phase
kinda like when they see a multistep math problem
BUT when you call it AAAWWUUBBISS
the brain stays on...

ok so they know what they are...
some can write them
BUT I wasn't 100 percent sure they were COMPLETELY
and totally getting it...
sooooo
I threw a contest...
each group got a different colored post it and during their reading time they had to be on the look out for SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS....
each kiddo could only put one sticky in each box
and once the box was full
no more stickies were allowed
it was more peer pressure than teacher pressure to get the stickies up there
they had to come to me to get it approved
WAS IT STICK WORTHY...
they also had a recording sheet
so it went like this...
read as a writer looking for SC
find it and show it to Farley
they had to prove it... explaining why it was a SC
(could quickly tell who got it and who needed more help)
if it was worthy they recorded it on their sheet and a sticky
and then the search went on...

as the game went on... the slower ones were being taught by the quicker ones
because remember each person could only post once in each square so if they found another one for that square they had to have another group member come to me and prove it... so the quicker ones were teaching (or reteaching) the slower ones
it really helped
we played this game for 2 days because they LOVED IT...
haven't figured out the winner yet...
probably green... 
blue is apart of yellow because I ran out of yellow... ooops

 ********five***********
back on my healthy eating
and with this little baby it will be much easier to make my smoothies
thanks hubby for my new blender
right now I am blending....
1 small banana, 1 small orange (sometimes) , 1/2 a cup of blueberries, 1 cup of spinach leaves,  and 1/2 cup of greek yogurt... oh and 1 cup of ice... BLEND BLEND BLEND...
and wha laa
you have a nice yummy smoothie
it is a little odd in color BUT
it is yummy
I take it to school and sip on it all morning
NOTE**** I do NOT take it in a Margaritaville blender cup to school
that was my cup for this morning...
it is one of my favorite things to drink out of... hardly ever a margarita in it...
OK only the day I got it did it have a margarita in it...
so the cup gets lonely and it is my duty to make it happy so...
it is now my official weekend smoothie glass...

please note that the margaritaville cup looks HUGE in this pic and so I must say objects in this pic are not to scale...

so what did you do this week???
head on over to DBT
here is the link...
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2013/02/five-for-friday-linky-partyfebruary-22.html
SERIOUSLY someone please tell me why I can't link things anymore on blogger
I try and some days it works and some days it does not...
I can't link pics or words...
I can add the whole link and then link it
but I would much rather not have to do that...
AGHHHHHH
WHY OH WHY

BEFORE I TOODLES...
remember to enter my giveaway on the post right before this one... you could win a fab book!!!
no pressure no pressure and it is SUPER EASY to enter... SUPER EASY!!!!

TOODLES


Looky Lou...book review

I was contacted by the fab...

Irene Latham

if you are not familiar with Miss Irene
you should be
she is the mom of 3 boys...
THREEEEEEEEEEE
and if that is not super power enough...
she is also the wonderful author behind...

http://www.irenelatham.com/pix/dontfeedtheboycover.jpg

I was so excited and
consider myself super LuCkY to have Irene contact me
and send me a copy of her newest book...
HOLLA
and let me tell you something...
you need this book in your LIBRARY
like now...

You follow the main character, Whit, as he embarks on a self journey

Whit's life revolves around a ZOO
his parents work there and he even has a private teacher that teaches him...
where else...at the ZOO
dying to find something different
Whit goes outside the walls of the zoo
and meets "the bird girl" and together they....
well I can't give the story away....now
CAN I?
but let's just say they go on many adventures
in and outside of the zoo
and not all of them are fun


this book will be one that your class will beg for MORE MORE MORE
and because
Miss Irene is SOOOO stinkin AWESOME
on her website...
www.irenelatham.com
you can download book discussion guides and  activities...
YAY
and because she is even MORE awesomer....
you can win a copy
HOLLA!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


toodles

rodeo, valentine, and upcoming give away

It is Sat.... but I am just now getting to sit down and do a blog post!!!

and I so want to join in on all the fun from
DOODLE BUGS TEACHING
here's a link...
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2013/02/five-for-friday-linky-partyfebruary-15th.html
am I a nut or what ... I can sometimes make a link on a pic or words and then sometimes NOT...
OBVIOUSLY today I cannot... BLAH

fiveforfriday
so what has been going on here....
well
like ALWAYS we have been super UBER crazy BUSY!!!!






 how fun is it to look back at your week and see all the things that have made you who you are...
fun times, work, and blessings 
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I have one more thing I need to talk about...
and will have a blog and give away soon... like tomorrow night
*wink* wink*
anywho....
I have been reading this great book and you need to pick up a copy of it too
the author contacted me and sent me a copy and offered a give away to go along with it...
FABULOUS!!!!



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I want to thank all of y'all for your love, support, and complete understanding while my family has been going through this speed bump.  We have spent nearly every waking moment over at her house cleaning and organizing and boxing and donating and just trying to get the estate settled.... our goal is to get the house done by the end of the month...
for our sake we need to have it done by the end of the month...
we need to get back to our routine
and then I can get back to blogging more
YAY
YAY
YAY
so again thanks for all of your kind comments and for your support
and of course prayers!!!

toodles
Farley

Currently February

OK I have to admit it...
2*0*1*3 has been super slooooooooow
that is a good thing right???
or it could be a bad thing...
I am CHOOSING it to be good...
reflecting and learning from everyday!!!
and with the new month comes....




 and
what? what?
I have a sponsor....
HOLLA!!!
I love me a sponsor...

 
 YAY and thanks to Lisa Mattes
she is the brains and beauty behind the cutie patootie blog....


I  ask my sponsors to send me their top 3 products from their store and here is what Lisa sent me...
 


 looks super cute...
closer look please....

  Building STAR Readers - best used in1st-4th grade...with any reading program or format...it focuses on the habits of STAR Readers - readers who Study, Think, Ask, Respond. Includes anchor charts, goal-setting, recording sheets, parent communication and more. $8.75
 


  
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Crunch-February-ELA-CCSS-Printables

 Common Core Crunch - February...ELA printables for February...great skills practice for partner work, independent work, morning work, homework $3




http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Personal-Narrative-Writing-Workshop-Unit-for-Common-Core

 Starting Point: Personal Narrative Common Core Writing Workshop Unit - works in Kgn-3rd grade (student samples are from first grade)...includes lesson plans, graphic organizers, student samples and more $6.50




Thanks so much to Lisa Mattes and her store
GROWING FIRSTIES
for SPONSORING this month's CURRENTLY!!!
PLUS she is having a sale for
the SUPER BOWL...
TOUCH*DOWN
SUNDAY ONLY
and not to mention she is having a FABU give away right now...
go enter and tell her FARLEY sent ya
http://growingfirsties.blogspot.com/


If you would like to be a CURRENTLY SPONSOR...
like Lisa
look at the top of my blog and click on advertise
it will give you the 411
 and now onto the CURRENTLY

 most of mine are pretty clear
so I will just talk about my pet peeves...
GREED- ooooh makes me cringe just thinking about it...
the lawyer that is helping us settle my MIL's estate
says that greed pops up in divorces and death
AMEN to that
BUT
he forgot in school too...
I try to teach my kids...
don't ask for seconds if there is NOT enough for everyone to get seconds
don't complain your piece was too small or has less icing or less sprinkles...
all of these make me want to scream so ...
I am moving on
LIES-
OMG don't do it!!

I WILL FIND OUT the TRUTH and the punishment will be WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
WORSE... WORSTY WORSE...
like if you say the a word, b word, s word, and f word
and 2 kiddos tattle on you
and you say you DID NOT say these naughty naughty words
I will investigate...
CSI  style (cuss and swearing investigation)
I will question you quickly
I will turn your friends against you because
they have been warned
DO NOT LIE TO FARLEY
and then in a last attempt to those that think they can beat me...
I will tell you there are microphones and cameras and I will check
and then you will crumple in a blubbering mess because I will tell you I will show your parents these films and you will CONFESS
wait a minute... I just lied...
BUT
my pet peeve is don't lie to me
plus the cameras and microphone thing works all the time
even on the toughest kids
and yes that happened this week
see why I LOVE FRIDAY
GERMS...
cover your mouth and wash your hands...
I HATE GERMS

alrighty enough about me...
your turn


 don't forget the rule of 3 and comment on the 2 ahead of you and the one after you...
plus it is the month of LOVE so you should try to comment on like 6 or 9... I am OCD and have to do things in 3s... for real ask my hubs and MOM... mom will tell you the truth...check the comments she is always there... LOVE YA MOM!!!

 okie dokie
last thing...
shameless plug for my self...
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Oh-Boy-4th-Grade

 after I get off of here and get this all posted and what not...
I will be rushing over to my store to set this up...
everything will be on sale in my store!!!

and NOW.....
time for your currently!!!

 

toodles