Thursday, December 20, 2012

All I Want For Christmas Linky

 
 
I seem to always be behind during this time of year. I cannot believe that soon it will be Christmas Eve. I still have Christmas cards to write and packages to send out to my families. I had so many blog entry ideas come and go before I could get it together. Today, I got to leave work a little early, dinner is already made, and now there is time for a blog entry. So, I decided to link up for this fun linky party. Click above to visit Mrs. Leeby's blog.
 

What would be the perfect gift from...
 
1. Students- I love homemade treats that parents or their children helped to make. I especially love trying new things. I got some yummy Greek cookies from one family. One kindergartner made some cut out cookies with her grandma to give me. I am a cookie monster!! Maybe that is why I had to buy new jeans a size bigger!
 
2. Kiddies- I don't have any of my own. If I did, I would love artwork... especially little handprints!
 
3. Hubby- A little vacation getaway, a photography class, or a night out at a new restaurant to try.
 
4. Parents/Family- Anything Anthropologie- my favorite store!!
 
5. BFF- A girlie get together over some coffee or dinner. Luckily I do get time with my friends. We usually meet up at a restaurant to catch up. My friends who live afar... I would love to rent a cabin up in the mountains and have a ski weekend like we did in the old days. One of my friends recently sent me a homemade quilt... which has not arrived in over a month. I hope it is not lost!!
 
6. Santa- A new digital camera... which I did get for myself!!
 
Here is a shot of my class in the middle of watching Olive the Other Reindeer. We have been crafty this week. Tomorrow is our last day before winter break. We will decorate our gingerbread houses and take all our projects home!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Currently & a Few Holiday Crafts

 
Now that the washer has stopped, I really should put the clothes up. I finally have a DLSR camera! I already see a difference, and I only had it for a few days. I wish I could do some snow skiing. It has been a while, and I used to love it! My sister and I got a tablet for my mom. She is loving it! She has even joined Facebook! As some may exclaim, "Shut the front door!" My mom was one of the last individuals to get a cell phone. She doesn't even have internet access, until now... through her 4G tablet! Now, I am thinking I need one of those things. They even have teacher apps to organize attendance and notes. With little time focused on exercise, I need a personal secretary to help me keep track of all my to do's and make time to destress with exercise! I can't believe I used to run marathons, and now I barely run 2 miles! One of my friends told me that a lady paid for her groceries at the store, and asked that she pay it forward as a return of thanks. I think I may need to do that on a smaller scale- like when I go get a coffee the next time.
 
To see more December Currently or link up your own, click above to go to Oh'Boy 4th Grade's blog. Now for a little about what's going on in my classroom world.
 




See how clear the rudolph necklace is? One of the first pictures I took using my new camera!!

 





Last year, I created a Hanukkah and Christmas word sort for my class. The first page is the sorting mat. The second page are 3 sets of 6 words for children to sort. I had my class draw little pictures by the holiday words to help remember what each word meant. Click here to get this HOLIDAY WORD SORT for FREE.

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rudolph's Nose Freebie & Freebielicious Link Up

It is amazing how fast the days are going! I am in the middle of our community helpers unit, and was planning on sharing that, but the Freebilicious Linky is an easier task to get involved with! So here is my freebie...

 
Currently I do not have a picture of the finished product. However, I do cut the pages to make mini-readers for each of my kindergartners.
 
I am linking up with ...


Happy December 1st!