CURRENTLY APRIL

A little jump on the month...
How much are you dreading April Fools tomorrow...
I AM or are you one of those peeps that likes it...
you sicko...
I mean how many times can you take a 4th grader saying
YOUR SHOE IS UNTIED... APRIL FOOLS... no really if I had a dollar every time I have heard that one...
I would be on my own private island...
I am one of those teachers that enjoys the fact that St. Patrick's Day falls on the weekend...
sooooo just the thought of all those UBER CORNY NOT FUNNY TO ME April Fools
gets me all kinds of maybe I should call in sick...
but I can't or I won't and so I will trudge through those silly
OK really STUPID jokes and smile
and because I don't want to talk about that anymore....
we will
get this Party Started...

A BIG THANKS GOES TO OUR SPONSOR...
 I have actually met Mrs. Crystal and
she is a RIOT...
a fellow TEXAN with a passion for life, fashion, and fun...
fingers crossed we will meet this summer TOO!!!
I wish I was at Crystal's school because  Bub starts Kinder soon and our kinder teachers
are retiring and that gets me all kinds of stressed
and I am POSITIVE Crystal is AH-Mazing
I mean look at her top 3


#1 ELA Super Heroes... 
 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ELA-Super-Heroes

Meet Nelly Noun, Patty Pronoun, Abe Adjective, Sequencing Sally, Syllable Sam, and Victor Verb...our ELA SUPER HEROES!! This unit teaches you how to introduce nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, syllables, and sequencing! She has included the Common Core standards and TEKS that this unit meets.  This set includes how to create the charts, chart examples, flash cards examples of each area, and a corresponding student writing sheet.


 # 2 Insects and Lifecycles MEGA UNIT
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Insects-Lifecycles-MEGA-Unit-for-Literacy-Math-Science-Centers

 In this unit, you will find 124 pages of math & literacy, science, and writing center activities
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR PAGES
HOLY COW!!!! 

AND #3 March and April Early Finishers Tub
Now when students finish early, there are activities ready to go for them and peace can be maintained while others are still working. In the set, there is a guide as to how she sets up the  tub and introductions for the activities. She keeps about a dozen containers and folders in her tub for each month. These are activities that can be done over and over, interdependently or with a partner, and quietly. Most importantly, learning has continued after they have finished their current assignments. 

thanks Crystal for sponsoring our APRIL CURRENTLY...


Kreative in Kinder
and if you want to be a sponsor please head up to the advertising tab

AND NOW>>>>>>>>>


I can't tell you how heart warming it is to have so many of you join this...
I never in a bajillion years thought I would have a linky party that had so many party goers...
it is very UNREAL... and amazes me every month...
so I thank you
I {puffy}heart love you with all of my BUTT
I would say heart BUT my butt is bigger... LOL
ha ha ha
no seriously THANK YOU!!!

* we have been listening to thunder for like HOURS...
we rushed home from Grandma's to beat the rain... WHAT RAIN????
only KA BOOMS...
* had a weekend full of celebrations...


Photo: Cousins <3
 my nephew had his 5th birthday party and we had Easter...
made me Happy Happy HAPPY
*STAAR test is our state test... my fourthies have writing tests Tuesday AND Wednesday..
Enuff about that... because if you can't say anything nice...
* we need RAIN RAIN RAIN... so I should have this in the NEED but I want it too
* does Easter have the bestest yummies or what...
I am a Cadbury Eggoholic... I freeze them and eat them frozen COLD solid...
OH MY GOSH!!! DELISH
now my booty needs to walk like 500 miles to work it all off.
* ADVICE...
my advice is for blogging/TpT
be the BEST you can be...
don't compare yourself to others...

do what you can do and do it to your best ability...

BE YOU and BE TRUE



and now your turn


Don't forget the rule of 3... comment on the 2 links in front of you and the one after you...it is nice.
on the ADVICE one... give advice for blogging,  or selling, or creating, etc...
if you want to join but don;t know how....
look at the bottom of this post to find links for directions :)



and IF you need directions....
here are some LUVERLY links for you
be sure to tell them THANKS in their comments section... it is nice :)

a PDF for Mac
http://chickadeejubilee.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-currentlyand-tutorial-hopefully.html

IPAD and IPHONE
http://reyesremarkablerants.blogspot.com/2013/03/currently-march.html

Power Point
http://albuquerqueamysfirstgraders.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-currently.html

VIDEO
 http://confessionsofateachingjunkie.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-currently-with-tutorial.html

FIVE, chick cash, & fill your basket

It is Friday and I am OFF
I need this break...
do you have today off???
Next week is the dreaded State Testing and I HATE this time of year...
HATE yes I used the word H-A-T-E
HATE!!!!
E-NUFF about that

so thank goodness I have Easter this weekend to brighten my weekend
and remind me of my blessings...
another thing that helps me count my blessings is




fiveforfriday
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2013/03/five-for-friday-linky-partymarch-29th.html

so here are some way random things...
I already posted about this BUT this was really fun and it was even better delivering them!!!

I was feeling YUCKY on Monday and stayed home!!! My little dog was confused... she kept checking on me.

My nephew turned FIVE... time flies by so fast. K (my nephew) and Bub are 6 months apart.
I can't believe how excited my kiddos were to do this.  I get excited for them to do these too!!!
they didn't want to stop for specials... I made them... teacher needed a break!!!

SO I AM MEAN!!! My kiddos are like PEEPS in a microwave... about to explode... and their behavior would not be featured in a Miss Manners Magazine so in order to control some unwanted behaviors and keep me sane.. I came up with my CHICK CASH... I only did this for this craft... so they had to earn a chick.... be good and do your best.. that is all I ask adn if they strayed away I took it back... YES I DID!!!
and if they still had their chick... they had to solve it correctly... they should solve it correctly... we have only been working on this since OH FOREVER!!!! and then and ONLY then could they make their ADORB Easter Treat!!!
NOTE...kids pictured above are not my kiddos from this year!!! they are my kiddos from last year and are the offspring of my best teaching buddies so they just got to make them for being cute... and under the promise I get to take their PIC... of course they said YES because I am their FAVORITE TEACHER EVA... and shhhhh one of them has their mom this year as a teacher and I am still HIS favorite... HA HA HA!!! HEE HEE HEE *wink*

 well that is my FIVE
thanks so much for stopping by!!!
and one more thing...
toodles

Easter Craft, smoosh, & peeps

I am going to try to make this a SUPER 
QUICK
EASY 
TUTORIAL
on an EASTER CRAFTY CRAFT
I am making with my fourthies
and I tested it out with my 4 year old...
so it is safe to say it is good for ages 
4 and up...
hang on to your panties grannies cause here we go

GATHER your supplies...
 all materials were bought at my local TARGET...
I try to find any excuse to shop there so
here is yours...
and yes that is edible grass
 
 don't forget the PEEPS!!!
oh and ribbon you need ribbon
BUT I forgot to take a pic of that
BUT anywho... you need ribbon
it was found in my craft cabinet
BUT I am sure Target has ribbon too

NEXT...
 squirt some icing into the bottom of the cup
smoosh (like my technical term)
SMOOSH about 1/4 of the grass into the bottom of the cup...
be sure to smoosh around the edges...
put icing on bottom of peep
place peep in cup onto edible grass
get a few eggs
put icing on the bottom of those and place next to peep
we tried to hide the marshmallow scar from the separation of the conjoined peeps

that could be it... it is cute like that... it is...
BUT
I couldn't stop there...
I poked holes into the sides of the cups...
I had to use the tip of my hot glue gun... to burn the holes through...
ADULTS ONLY for this 
 
do you see the holes????

then I pulled ribbon through the holes and WHA LAAA

I used different ribbons
because I am like that and well I was using ribbon scraps and that's what I had...

 soooooo what do you think....
super easy...
even a 4 year old can do it...
NOT THE BURNING A HOLE THROUGH THE CUP PART...
do that before hand...
but it is pretty simple and not too too expensive...
I am pretty sure my kiddos will love it...
I thought about making them write about their favorite PEEP or something but ...
I won't


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Drew and I didn't stop there...
we decided to make cupcakes too...
these were not for my kiddos
BUT could be...
we decided to deliver them to family and friends instead!!!

so you do the same thing as above....
smooshing the grass in the glass and all...
make sure you smoosh it real good...
BUT don't smoosh it  too much because you want it to still look like grass
We made our cupcakes in a little silicone pot but you could do it like normal...
I got the silicon pots in the Easter section at TARGET... holla


 ok so after you get over how cute the flowerpot PLUS chocolate cupcake looks
squirt icing on the top... don't be neat.... it will be hidden
but if you are OCD go ahead and make it neat...
I know you have too (HEATHER I LOVE YOU)

 then you are going to take your grass nest out and place it on top of your iced cupcake...


BLURRY PIC ALERT...
put a big glob of icing on the back of the peep...
see it is super clear in this blurry pic *wink*

 stick it on your nest
 grab a few eggs... add icing and stick them on...
remember to hide the marshmallow scar...
 done...

 all of our little peeps in nests... waiting to be delivered...
super cute HUH???
Bub and I thought so...
 we delivered to some of our favorite peeps...
my grandparents loved their cupcakes :)

soooooo
there you have it...
I tried to keep it short and sweet...
hope you might be able to use one or both this Easter...
toodles

Five, Unicorn, SWT

HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE!!!

YAY for Friday
Friday...
I know there is this song that goes with this Friday thing...
but I only know the First few words...
It's Friday Friday... and then I am not even sure that is how it goes....
please hold while I go check it out...
YEP...
It's Friday ...Friday
anyways...what does FRIDAY BRING US?
you got it!!!!
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 I LOVE THIS!!!
I love looking back at the end of a ROUGH...
I mean fantastically joyfulllll week and looking at the blessings
alrighty here we go...

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number one
not too many peeps can say they got a unicorn this week...
I DID
Despicable Me is one of my FAVES and Bubs knows it...
instead of picking out a surprise for himself at the store
HE got me a UNICORN...
IT'S SO FLUFFY!!!!
and the horn lights up!!!
holla
why isn't a unicorn called a unihorn... HMMM???


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number two

I started walking again...
I am back on track
I am in pain
and my body hates me right now
BUT
it can hate me all it wants..
it will get over it soon
and in the pic below I am sportin a vintage TEE
it is from my college years...
back when my college was actually SWT...
they changed the name after I graduated
I mean who does that???
now it is Texas State University... REALLY?
what evs

oh and see what's in the background??
Hub's JEEP...
I got to drive it to school on Wednesday
OH YEAH!!!
BOOYAH!!!
it was fun :)

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number three
What did you do on St. Patty's Day?
we went to Micky Dees
of course
have to have a SHAMROCK SHAKE 

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number four

 took a trip to the best gas station ever
home of the biggest BEAVER eva...


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number five

I have been working hard on these....


and I must wear the CONE of SHAME....
I had a mistake on both of them...
BOTH!!!
I am so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so
SORRY!!!
it is fixed 
and uploaded into the store... so so so so so so so so so so so so
THO SORRY!!!

the guilt of the mistake got to me so much I .........
I
I have already added to the BUNDLE

this is a Spring Pile It On... it is in the bundle and solo in my store
HOLLA!!!

so that is my FIVE for Friday!!!
head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2013/03/five-for-friday-linky-party-march-22.html

to see all the other linky peeps and you should join too!!!

toodles

Pile It On, Bundled, and First 3

SOOOO I have something to share with you....
I have to admit...
I LOVE making these :)
and my kiddos LOVE them too!!!
It all started with this one....


 my kids LOVED this
and had a blast reviewing math skills using a station geared
for OLDER KIDS...
here are some pics of how I set up the station
(back in November)


 they solve the problems
and then go and search
for the strips that need to be piled on
their plate






well ever since they loved this Pile It On activity
and buyers responded so well to it
see here is a comment I received...
 Oh My! I loved this. We used the day before Thanksgiving break and my kids loved it. It was a great review of all those skills we learned in the beginning on the year. Thanks!
and here is another
This is incredible! I love all the skills built in. Thank you for another amazing product! :0)
AHHHH I love getting feedback like that
well because my kiddos love these and I have great feed back from my followers
I have been trying to make them for every month

so I made a Valentine Pile It On



 A Leprechaun Pile It On

An Easter Pile It On 

 and a Gnome Pile It On
 all of these Pile It Ons are $4 EACH
and then I started thinking I should bundle it...
and then my hubs said you should bundle it...
and since he was doing the dishes
( I {puffy} heart him)
I told him I was thinking the same thing... and then I DID IT
 I bundled it in my store...
and not only that BUT
I am only charging $15 for 5 Pile It Ons
FIVE
so if you are good at math...
I sell them individually for $4
and there are 5 so it should be
5 x $4 = $20
and I am selling it for $15... what
WHAT
and AND AND
that is not it...
I am also promising 3 future PILE IT ONS as well
I am in the process of making Pile It Ons for
Halloween, Back to School, and Christmas
so if you buy now you could get all of these for $15

when I upload a new Pile It On
I will send a message through TpT
and it will notify previous buyers to go download the new Pile It Ons...
what do you think about that???
BUT I will warn you...
when I add a new Pile It On ...
I will raise the price :)
*****************************NOTE***********************
as of 3-21-13 I have added this Pile It On
so now the price is $20
for SIX PILE IT ONS
plus I promise to add at least 3 more :)

here is the link...
just in case you want to check it out...
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ALL-the-Pile-It-Ons-Math-Stations-for-Older-Kids-Bundled-together

NOW for fun...
the first 3 people to leave a message
telling me what other PILE IT ONS they might want to see
and AND AND their EMAIL address
will be sent... a zipped file of the FIVE Pile It Ons featured above
(Thanksgiving, Valentine, Leprechaun, Easter, and Gnomes)

ALRIGHTY... that about does it...
good luck and toodles