Monday, January 30, 2012

If You Haven't Been Tagged then TAG!!!!

I thought I had found some teachers who hadn't gotten tagged but when I went to leave a message they had already been tagged.  I'm having a hard time finding blogs that haven't been tagged yet.  So if your reading this and your blog hasn't been tagged then consider yourself tagged and do the challenge below.  :)  !!!!

I've Been Tagged

I was so excited to find out that I was tagged
Here are the rules.

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

Fun Facts about Me
  • I love taking photos of my family!!!  One of these days I hope to have an awesome Nikon camera.
  • I have a daughter who cheers nonstop and a son who is hard of hearing and a die hard soccer player.
  • Tries to help anyone and everyone.
  • Love to see the spark in a child's eyes when everything clicks and it makes sense.
  • I wish I could sew.
  • I've become a blog stalker.
  • I can't cook ( I joke about how my cakes turn out to be pancakes)
  • Secretly wishes to be CSI agent or in the FBI like on Criminal Minds.
  • I teach 2nd grade in my old 2nd grade classroom.
  • Probably shouldn't be talked to until I at least have a Diet Dr. Pepper in hand in the mornings.
  • I can't wait to go see one of my favorite books that is now a movie (One for the Money).
  • I have always wanted to be a teacher since first grade.
My answers to questions:

1. What is your favorite hobby?  Blogging :) of course
2. Do you have children? How many?  I have two children.  A girl and a boy3. What was your most embarrassing moment?  Going to school in two different sneakers and not realizing it until the end of the day.
4. What type of books do you like to read?  I like a huge variety from Janet Evanovich, to Dean Koontz, to the spiritual book The Shack.
5. Harry Potter or Twilight?  That is the toughest question because I'm a huge fan of both!!!
6. What is your favorite meal?  Spaghetti ( My family jokes that I could live of spaghetti alone.)
7. What place in the world would you most like to visit?  Paris, France 
8. If you could go back in time and meet one person, who would it be?  I would love to meet Eleanor Roosevelt. 
9. What is the last movie you watched? 
10.Are you usually late, early or right on time?  I am right on time.  Trying to get myself and two kiddos anywhere is always a task but we manage to get there right on time.
11.Who is a person you admire and why?  My mom because she has been there for me in both good and bad times.
12.What's your favorite type of music?  I'm a country girl.

Tag, You're It!! - 1. Christina at Mrs. Bainbridge's Class
2.  Jamie at 2nd Grad Stuff
3.  Erica at Erica's Bohrer's First Grade
4.  Jessica at Ms. Winston's Blog
5.  Abby at The Inspired Apple
6.  Jenaya at The Lesson Plan Diva
7.  Amanda at What Happens in 2nd Grade
8.  Gladys at Teaching in High Heels
9.  Ash at Teaching Happily Ever After
10.  Courtney at Swimming Into Second
11. Lindsay and Kerri at Teacher Bits and Bobs
12.  Ebuck at Second Grade Silliness

My questions for you are:
1.  If money were no object, what is the one thing you would splurge and get yourself?
2.  What is the title of your favorite book?
3.  How do you handle a child who is throwing a fit?
4.  What is your favorite pinterest idea?
5.  If you could be anyone for one day, who would it be and why?
6.  What is your favorite topic to teach?
7.  What is your favorite restaurant?
8.  What is your least favorite thing about teaching?
9.  What is your favorite television show?
10.  Why do you blog?
11.  What is your favorite candy?
12.  Why are you a teacher?

An Amazing Author - Bill Wallace

Today the world lost an amazing author who made my small town famous.  He lost his battle with cancer and is up in heaven telling his stories now.  I remember all the times I've heard him speak about his perseverance to get his first book published, A Dog Called Kitty.  Even after it was rejected numerous times and took ten years to publish, it always reminded me to keep going for your dreams even if at first you don't succeed.  My two favorite books would have to be Christmas Spurs (talk about going through a box of tissues) and Trapped in Death Cave. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My first attempt to blog about a giveaway!

She has an awesome website please click above and go check it out and sign up for her giveaway!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Water Zumba!!! and Measurement!

My friend and I have been trying to schedule time to do water aerobics for weeks and tonight our schedules finally allowed us to try it.  When we got there, we found out tonight was zumba night.  We just looked at each other wondering what had we got ourselves into.  All I could think about was how uncoordinated I was(there's a reason my middle name isn't Grace), but then I thought  what do I have to lose (except pounds,lol).  Let's just say I was very glad to have the water to help me balance or I would have tripped over my own two feet.  I had an absolute blast because we were all learning together and no one cared if you messed up, plus my friend and I had time together without our own kids. 

I've uploaded my first game board and concentration game.  I hope that these will help your kiddos.  I plan on putting these in my geometry math station.  If you download them all I ask is that you let me know what you think about these two games.  Here's the link:  Measurement Game and Concentration

My next goal is to learn how to put a picture with the link.  Happy Measuring!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Where does the weekend go?

It's the end of a much needed four day weekend.  Why is it the days leading up to the four day weekend trudge slowly by and then the weekend flies by?  I do have to pat myself and my boyfriend on the back though for finally putting all the Christmas decorations away, even if he did mumble something about hoarder sweet nothings underneath his breath as he was putting away the boxes in the attic.  I must admit I'm a bit of a pack rack but you never know when you might need something.  That leads me to one of my New Year's resolutions which is to get organized and something on the blogging network caught my eye.  I have decided to do the Clutter-Free Classroom project.  I am going to take pictures tomorrow, but I don't know if I will have the guts courage to put them on-line, especially seeing all the awesome rooms out there in the blogging world. I hope everyone has a great back to school day tomorrow! 


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Premiere Post

     My very first post on my very own blog.  I am super excited about starting this blog!  Over the last couple of months, I have become a blog stalker partly due to my addiction to pinterest.  I was recently asked by my principal to share my knowledge of pinterest to the staff and I of course said, "Yes!"  I think that every teacher should have the opportunity to fall in love with pinterest like I did.  I'm not sure if their families will be very happy after I teach the staff about it because it's easy to fall into "the pinterest time warp". I'm sure many of you know time seems to fly while you are looking for things on pinterest and before you know it an hour has gone by without you even knowing it. 
     I'm a newbie so if you are reading this and have any suggestions or helpful tips on starting a blog I am more than willing to listen read anything you are willing to share. 
    Lastly I want to thank Stephanie for my awesome customized banner that i absolutely love!
                                          Stephabee Graphic Design