Take Me Back... Parties, Pics, and Christmas Past

I am joining my sweet friend Hope
from Second Grade Shenanigans
for this FAB Linky...
I mean come on... look at that button...
so fab
or RAD
I love this idea of bringing back my old posts to share...
I decided on the post below because
1. it is full of some good ideas you might want BEFORE Christmas
2. it is full of lots of pics ( i love looking at pics so you might too)
and
3. it is full of some really good ideas you might want BEFORE Christmas

my girlfriends and I had so much fun at the PARTAY you will see below we are doing it again this year
and
my kids had so much fun at the party you will see below I am doing it again this year
ok so off you go to read about my Christmas Past...
enjoy and I will see you at the bottom!!!


**********************originally posted December 22, 2012*******************
 so I am still in a soft cast
and working with one arm/hand has been wellllllllllllllllllllll
interesting...
i am typing this with one finger... go me
well i wanted to share some pics with you about the past week...
a lot has happened in ONE week!!!!



 that bump was cray cray
it ended up being something else but
my mom wasn't listening b/c she heard the dr. say the incision was different
and then she kinda lost track...
we have all done that so no matter
go back on the 27th for cast removal
 my neighborhood school had Yellow Santa
we took Bub down to donate some cans of beans and jars of peanut butter
mi mi the lovey had to join us
 so i am pretty sure my hubby ranks in the top 10 of bestest hubs eva
he has been my extra personal assistant
hair, dressing,delivering,and much more
love him
 best party idea eva goes to covington
at covington's corner look her up with one hand linking is impossible
this was so much fun
we had to bring a food from pinterest, a gift from pinterest, and we made a craft off of pinterest
we ALL loved it so much we are doing it again for valentine's day
 went out of town quickly to visit hub's dad and stepmom
for Christmas
had a great time... i fell in love with her tree
it is flocked in GLITTER
GLITTER
they hate it
I LOVE IT
crossing my fingers I get it!!!!
GLITTER PEOPLE
FLOCKED WITH GLITTER!!!!!
 THIS WAS the best BEST BEST partay EVA
Kenoyer from Krazy Town...look it up
gave me the idea
the kids loved it... we did NO FOOD
except what i brought them...
icey hot chocolate and whoopie pies
at first they were like....ahhhhhhhhhh SAD FACE
at the idea of no junk food party
BUT at the party they were like YAY
this was the best
 you are the best
WHOO HOO
they all got lots and lots of things because a lot of kids brought in 2 or 3 things
i had extra bags of candy for those that didn't bring anything
it was a hit...
i know each kiddo got at least 5 pencils
YAY

yesterday I got to help with this (look up)
so much fun!!!!

******squirrel********

here is the craft we made at the Pinterest Party
we made cookie sheet message boards...
I turned mine into a blurt board
EACH domino represents minutes they can earn for extra recess (one for the ones, 2 for the twos NOT 4)
every time someone blurts
they will go move a domino down to the bottom
they had one blurt  when i took this pic...
it was double zero kinda a warning no minutes lost
AND yes i realize this adds up to a possible 21 EXTRA minutes for Friday recess BUT
i have a few... a lot of chronic blurters so chances are slim
far from none
and i will win a bazillion dollars first
if they ever get all 21 minutes
PLUS it lasts ALL week so I am thinking...
well you know!!!


well that wraps it up

toodles
Happy Everything

******************************************************************************
alright...
how was it...
did you get some ideas for parties???

if you are wondering
* my wrist has healed wonderfully...it has a pretty yucky scar but a nice big watch covers that up
* I am still looking for a FLOCKED glitter tree... I NEED ONE
* my blurt chart doesn't look that nice anymore... I think last year I had the Blurt King and Queen...with all of their COURT... right down to the jesters... seriously
I still use it but it ain't that PURTY anymore... just need to put a nice coat of paint on it again

ok that is my TAKE ME BACK TUESDAY...
thanks Hope for hosting such a great linky...
HOPE you better not be reading this BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ARE ON A CRUISE and you should be CRUIS-n...
ENJOY GURL ENJOY

for the rest of ya... and HOPE
have a blessed holiday
I hope it is filled with cherished memories and LOVE!!!

toodles



FIVE, Thankful, and annie

What day is it????
FRIDAY
and that means it is time for....

so glad to join my buddy
AGAIN...
after a long hiatus
so without further delay...
here we go

NUMBER ONE

 I love doodling on my chalkboard
it is nice to be thankful...
everyone has something to be thankful for!!!
and this year (as a teacher) I am thankful for my class...
they are so good!!!
it is wonderful to have a class that you love to come to work to teach and be with...

NUMBER TWO



 if you are interested this is in my store...
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Pile-It-On-a-Math-Station-for-Older-Kids-389683
and is a great way to review math concepts covered on the beginning of the year :)

NUMBER THREE

 a super easy and quick way to practice basic operations ...
fun and themed out for the Thanksgiving Holidays
also in my store... *wink*
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pilgrims-and-Turkeys-aThanksgiving-MATH-game-for-older-kids-979864


NUMBER FOUR
 all of my girlfriends got this today...
I packed all the ingredients in a cute paper bag and typed out the above recipe and directions...
super smelly goodness...
if your computer were scratch and sniff you could smell my house...
it is on right NOW...
LOVE IT!!!
here is the pin I got the recipe from....

NUMBER FIVE



I am in the process of making this creativity right now...
so be on the look out


SUGAR ON TOP...

okie dokie ...
that about does it...
toodles

2 quick things on a Saturday

so the first thing I wanted to do was remind you
that I have opened up the
DESIGN of the DECEMBER CURRENTLY template
to my readers...
I have received some great entries BUT to be honest...
I haven't received that many... SOOOOOO
I am amping up the prize a little
NOT ONLY DO YOU
get to be the designer of the DECEMBER CURRENTLY template...
and I will leave much love and links to your luverly blog
BUT I am also adding to the mix....
2 MONTHS FREE AD space on my blog...
you will get the LOOKY LOU spot...
that is a $60 value of free ad space...
which by the way has been closed for just the right person...
IS THAT PERSON YOU???
I hope so...
in the past the LOOKY LOU spot has gotten over 20,000 clicks per month...
that's a lot of traffic to your site :)
interested now?
so here are the rules...
your DECEMBER CURRENTLY TEMPLATE...
1-must follow the same basic format as what I do
2-you get to pick the LAST question... but the others stay the same
3- email your template to me with the TITLE..... Pick Me For December
4- entries taken from NOW until Nov. 28th
5- send as a JPEG or powerpoint slide

MY MOM will pick the winner
THANKS MOM
and in the event of a tie...
I will have my coworkers pick...
the winner will be revealed
DECEMBER 1st!!! on the December Currently post
so get busy...


OK now NUMBER 2
I just uploaded a new product...
I don't often post about my products... BUT I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this one... and so are my kids...
they even BEGGED to do it during their free time choices...
 it is a super fun card game that
not only reviews skills already learned
BUT helps practice new skills too
focus is on basic operations...
I think it is great for 3rd - 5th
click on the pic ABOVE to check it out!!!
and if you hurry it might be on sale... HURRY!!!


I had my mom read this over and she said...
you have nothing funny 
and not even a pic of Bub

so I guess I need a number 3
it is funny now...
but somebody cut his hair...
WHAT???
yep... 
a BIG chunk in the front
and well for the few days before our FAB hair diva could 
fix it... he had to wear hats...
thank goodness he is super cute in hats...
and I am pretty sure he might try this again...
because while we were at my 
grandparents' house for Sunday Brunch
his Ya Ya (his great Greek Grandma)
told him he did a good job... and it looked good...
she was being sarcastic... which he didn't get...
he beamed... literally smiled from ear to ear at the thought that he did a GOOD JOB!!!
thanks YA YA
and so for now all scissors are out of reach 

OK there ya go Mom... a pic of Bub and a funny

toodles

red ribbon week, halloween, and more

So I was sitting here... 
see pic below... 
all comfy and snuggy in my new tights and slippers...
and I was all relaxed while Bub watched TOONS
and then I thought...
AGHHHHH
I haven't blogged about
Red Ribbon Week 
or 
HALLOWEEN
or 
THIS WEEK 
and so here I go....

The week of Halloween was SOOOOOO much FUN!!!
 It was Red Ribbon Week for my school and
like a doof
I forgot to take a pic of MONDAY...
TEAM UP against drugs...
just picture me in a SAINTS jersey and that was about it...
ok and now for the rest of the week...

 Before school
I put little mustache bags full of goodies on each kiddo's desk!!!
They had candy and ONE GIANT mustache...
we took a class photo... but I can't post on here...
just picture a super cute group of kiddos dressed in SUPER Hero gear
wearing GIANT mustaches...
so so so adorbs!!!
if I could I would make them Christmas Cards...
I think I will...


Kids would ask me and an occasional adult...
WHAT ARE YOU
and I would say
FAB BOO LOUS...
ha ha ha

 Halloween was FUN FUN FUN...
Do ya like my FAKE eye???
Creepy??? YES
but I LOVE IT!!!

 I have some kiddos that can't celebrate Halloween so.....
instead of a Halloween Party we did
experiments...
ONE was this....

all the kiddos were asked to bring in a box or bag of something...
we had a list of things they could choose from
WE really DUMPED all of their stuff into a LARGE trash bag
and I shook it to mix it...
we talked about the difference between a mixture and a solution
and...

 I made them make predictions of what snack item they would have the most of in their
cup scoop...
and then I SCOOPED away...
 each kiddo got a large piece of construction paper to sort...
it was torture for them...
if the snack was broken they had to put it somewhere else...
BUT not in their mouth...
I learned that last year...
they would break everything to get to eat it...
so NO eating broken pieces!!!!
 after sorting they had to count....
 and then we....
after graphing them they could eat them...
I have never had them work so fast!!!!

 when my class was at PE
Hubs came in to help me make these for them....
thanks HUBS... I think I 'll keep him around...*WINK*
 they loved them...
pudding cup, crushed oreo on top, a ghost peep, and a candy corn pumpkin
and then the day was over and time for HALLOWEEN NIGHT
 all of us on Halloween...
2 Ghostbusters and a Fa BOO LOUS mama!!

 hubs made Bub's outfit and found some of the accessories on ebay...
they are considered vintage... which means I am VINTAGE...
ahhhhh
oh well Bub was happy and my big nerd hubby was I think happier!!!
(remember I LOVE nerds so calling hubs a nerd is not being mean... I LOVE MY NERD)
ok and now for the last day of RED RIBBON WEEK...
 last weekend...

 seriously there is this artist at Market Days... and he does some amazing things with TIRES...
I got TWIST (that is his name) for Bub's room...
and then I talked to the guy and and
and guess WHAT he is making me a MOOSE!!!
A MOOSE!!! remember I wanted a moose for my classroom...
well of course I am super SUPER SUPER attached to BUCK and he will not be replaced BUT I am thinking my house needs a moose... YEP

so I have been growing my hair out and
I decide to curl it and if I do say so myself...
it was a good hair day...
or more like a hair minute...
when I walked outside... it was like the FOGGIEST FOG eva
my hair lasted the short drive to work...
it made a grand entrance and then by announcements ...
it was over...
OH well I am so glad I am addicted to selfies... so I got proof of my fab... hair.... minute
LOL

I have been loving using Nicole Shelby's
4th grade Language Interactive Notebook
and so do my FOURTHIES!!!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT

One of my besties had a BABY!!!
I got to see baby Olivia last week and she was
PRECIOUS!!!
it kinda gave me a bug...
a BABY BUG... we will see... I am vintage!!!

I got my November's Interactive Door up and going...
the kids were a little upset about writing a
SENTENCE
OH NO A COMPLETE SENTENCE...
AHHHH
imagine the horror...
so it is slow to get completed BUT
we are on our way!!!
that is an UNfiltered pic
it was absolutely gorgeous and breath taking
and I wish my 5 minute commute was longer so I could look at this GLORIOUS
sunrise for a few more minutes
this pic was taken from my school's parking lot...
so all the kids, faculty, friends, and families... were greeted by THIS!!!

AMAZING!!!

toodles

November Currently

OH MY GOSH!!!
what in the world...
I am having SERIOUS and I mean serious designer block

Really I think I am having
CURRENTLY design block...
this simple design was like 500 other things until I was like
FARLEY (yes I talk to myself)
FARLEY you have to get it posted... it is almost midnight...
not really BUT time flies when the pressure of CURRENTLY is on your shoulders soooooooooo
so for DECEMBER's CURRENTLY...
I want to have one of you design the template...
email me your BEST CURRENTLY template for DECEMBER
1-same basic format as what I do
2-you get to pick the LAST question... but the others stay the same
3- email it to me with the TITLE..... Pick Me For December
4- entries taken from NOW until Nov. 28th
5- send as a JPEG or powerpoint slide

I am kinda excited about this...
MY MOM (aka my biggest fan) will pick the winner
she doesn't know this yet.. BUT
 now she does...
THANKS MOM
and well she will pick the winner
and in the event of a tie...
I will have my coworkers pick...
that is fair right???
I say YES...and
the winner will be revealed
DECEMBER 1st!!! on the December Currently post
with a great big THANKS and a link back at cha...

OK now on to this month's CURRENTLY sponsor...
it is the cutie patootie
Mrs. Richardson
from.......
Mrs. Richardson's Class

If you have not seen her blog it is ADORABLE...
super cute design...
and great content....
click on the button above to head over there....
well as a sponsor she gets to pick 3 things to share....
and wait til you see what she picked...
here we go...

NUMBER ONE

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scarecrow-Fun-a-scarecrow-mini-unit-903593
This mini-unit is perfect to help meet your literacy needs for a week of scarecrow fun! It is geared for K and 1st!!! 


NUMBER TWO

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Guided-Reading-and-Conference-Binder-Packet-300964
 This 43 pager is jammed packed with awesomeness!!!
This packet was created to help you organize your guided reading groups and student conferences. Amanda's hope is that you are able to use this as a valuable tool in helping your little ones fall in love with reading!


and NUMBER THREE...
my fave...
her INSTAGRAM...

 I  just started following and got distracted by all the cuteness
and now this CURRENLTY is going to be even later....
AHHHHHH
well thanks so much goes out to....
for sponsoring this month's CURRENTLY!!!

and NOW for this....

Listening is obvious... Bub got a new movie from the Halloween Switch Witch and of course we are watching it...
LOVING... can't reveal too much here... let's just say this idea came up again... and hubs and I have some serious talking to do!!!! 
Thinking.... my CLASS room needs to be rearranged... big tables moved and some removed and other schtuff...going up on Sunday
Wanting...one of my besties from school had a little girl today... OLIVIA MARIE... I want to hold her BAAAAAAAAAAAD I already went shopping for her and Aunt MiMi has just a FEW outfits for her!!! ha ha
Needing... is a secret too... SHHHHHHH the idea mentioned in LOVING... is a BIG step for hubs and I... and it requires some serious conversations. contemplating. and. planning.....
and finally... a YUMMY PIN...
it is that season where you bring goodies and have pot lucks and family dinners and all kinds of makes you fat occasions...
and I thought it would be neat to share a YUMMY PIN you have found...
even if you haven't made it but think you might... SHARE IT!!!
try your hardest to find the original site... and give credit PURTY PLEASE!!!


I found this recipe on Pinterest...
duh the topic is YUMMY PIN
it is specifically at this link
and it is from here
Shugary Sweets
yummy.... this would be a great dip for those pot lucks or get togethers...
I haven't made this BUT I think I will
my problem is...
I would probably eat it ALL before I could even get it to its destination...


OK now it is your turn.... 
don't forget the rule of 3 
give love to the 2 before your link and the one after...
and if you need directions of what to do...
here are some links....


be sure to leave your THANK YOUS!!!

and now to link up...