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I am in my sixth year teaching kindergarten and absolutely LOVE what I do. I am so inspired by all of the wonderful teachers and their great ideas in "Blogland", I am hoping that I can give back :).

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Color Blocking on a Budget

I have been MIA from the blogging world for a LONG time!!!  I am teaching at a year round school now and we are in our second quarter of the school year already!!  Craziness!  Hopefully everyone has had a great start to the school year!

I have been a little a lot obsessed with color blocking!!  I know this is in no way teacher related, but I thought I would share :)  I have a serious addiction to shopping, and with a teacher budget I am always looking for bargains.  For the past five years I have worked part time at the Gap (I know, I am out of my mind!) while teaching full time.  Well, I have finally decided I can no longer do both and my last day at the Gap is right around the corner.  I am REALLY going to miss the discount (ALL of my outfits below are courtesy of my fabulous discount).  So teacher friends, how do you budget and bargain shop?!

My apologies for the not so great pictures from my phone :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

100th Day Fun!

The 100th day of school already?!  So hard to believe!!!  Our 100th day was this past Monday.  My little kinders had so much fun making this 100th Day Trail Mix!!!  You can find the whole packet over at What the Teacher Wants...Thanks so much for the awesome freebie Rachelle and Natalie!!!

I also found this lovely idea on pinterest, BUT had no idea where it came from (bad link).  It was until AFTER I completed the activity that I discovered this idea came from the lovely Deanna Jump!  Love the "Us at 100" portraits!

My Example :)

You can also check out my board on pinterest for some other fun ideas!  I always feel like there isn't enough time in the day!  Happy almost Friday!!!  Woo hoo!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I feel terrible!  I have not been a very good blogger lately, life has been busy, busy, busy!  I can't believe it but I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by three sweet, sweet teachers:

Blooming Into First Grade

The Littlest Scholars

Forever in First

The Versatile Blogger Award rules:
1.  Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to them.  
2.  Tell 7 things about yourself.  
3.  Pass this award on to 15 other newly discovered blogs and let them know they received an award. I will do my best!

Here goes:

1.   I have an adorable pooch that I sometimes think I love more than my husband....haha.  His name is Swayze and he is a german shepherd mix.  I actually never really liked dogs until I met this sweet boy:

2.  I am originally from Syracuse, NY but currently live in AZ.  Hope to head back to the east coast soon!

3.  I have a serious addiction to pinterest and facebook!

4.  I never thought I would like an e reader but my mother-in-law gave me a kindle for Christmas and I LOVE it!!!

5.  I am one of the New Year's resolution people at the gym...hey..everyone has to start somewhere!

6.  I love, love, love to cook and am finally learning how to bake.  I just for some horrible reason can never successfully bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies!  If you have a recipe for me to try please share :o).

7.  I work at the Gap part time which is crazy I know!  I can't let go of the amazing discount!  haha

Congratulations!  I am passing this award along to:

Made in the Shade in Second Grade

Sorry this is not quite 15...I did my best!  :)