Friday, June 28, 2013

Five for Friday


1. Last week I didn't get my Five for Friday posted on time. It was a very crazy Friday. We moved my mother into a senior living community. She is in the beginning stages of alzheimers. She can still take pretty good care of herself. She had a diffcult time adjusting to it at first. She asked me several times when can she can go home.  She is doing a little better now. I just pray she can live there for awhile and not go to the nursing home. Alzheimers is a terrible disease. 

2. Let's move on to happier things. I posted about my Fancy Nancy books I got at the thrift store. I went back today and bought the rest of  the books and a puzzle.

3. My mother had two cats. One was my old cat and one was a stray. The stray is the one who had kittens. My niece took the kittens and got shots for all of them and they are all in good health. In a couple of weeks they will be ready to go to new home. We have a no kill shelter lined up for them. The other cat she had is with me. She doesn't like my cat. I hope they get better. 

4. I live in the south suburbs of Chicago. The Blackhawks won the Stanely cup this week!

5. I saw two movies this week. I saw World War Z and Monsters University. They were both pretty good. I can actually go see movies during the week. lol

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thrifty Finds for the Classroom

My daughter was bored and wanted to go to the thrift store.  We had to get her a jean skirt for her dance this weekend. I was planning on not spending much. We went to look at the books and these are what I found. I love Fancy Nancy. The hardback books were only a dollar a piece and soft ones were 50 cent. I couldn't resist! The hardbacks go for 17.99 in the store. They also had 4 or 5 Fancy Nacncy puzzles. I  didn't buy them but, I am thinking maybe I should go back and get some. What books have you found for a bargain?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Warm Fuzzies Freebie

These are some fun sheets to go along with the warm fuzzies number match.
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Linky Party Picture Books

I am linking up with First Grade and Fabulous.  I am posting some of my favorite picture books for the beginning of the year. 

My students always seem to like these books. We read a lot of "Black Lagoon" books. 

Thumbnail of The Principal From The Black Lagoon

Friday, June 21, 2013

Five For Friday


1. I am going cray because I have tried to make a "grab my button" for my blog. I have tried several times! I feel like pulling my hair out!

2. My family and I went to Cedar Point this week. My daughter took this video of my nephews going on the Dragster. As you watch it, you will see my sister get in the way.

3. We went to Pinks at Cedar Point. My niece ordered this hot dog. She didn't mean to get
the foot long.


4. This is the sunset from our cottage in Cedar Point.


5. My daughter with her favorite Snoopy character. We had a lot of fun.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Warm fuzzies math

I just updated my warm fuzzies math number match. I made it go from 1-20. Check it out!
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Saturday, June 15, 2013


In my district we use the reading series Treasures by McGraw-Hill.  My partner and I think they switch the ending and the beginning of the series. We feel this way because it starts off hard and then gets easier at the end. Maybe we are just such great teachers and the kids get so smart that it becomes easy. (I don't think so.) What series do you use? Do you like it?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Five For Friday


1. Finally made it to the pool!

2. My daughter and I were wondering around Kmarts. She jumped on the lawn chairs and said take a picture of me. This is unusual for my daughter. She never wants her picture taken. 

3. The kittens continue to get bigger. My sister and I both want the tiger striped gray one. 

4.  We are getting ready to go to Cedar Point. We have a lot of fun! We all stay together in a cabin. There are 7 of us all together. 

5. I have been working on things for TPT. I love Halloween so, I thought I would work on a unit for it this summer. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things

Favorite Graphic

I am linking up with Across the Hall in 2nd Grade for a few of my favorite thing. It's beach or pool day.

My daughter is one of my favorite things to take to the pool. Her favorite thing is her whale Bobie. Not exactly sure how to spell her made up name for the whale. lol

This is one of my favorite places to go to the pool


Dark sunglasses so I can stare at everyone at the pool. lol

Pizza at the pool!

After the pool, we go get Italian ice! Yummy!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Thrifty Classroom finds

We had a hard time finding garage sales over the weekend. We did stop at one and I got these books for a dollar total. I am trying to find more nonfiction books for my students to read. Have you found anything for your class?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Warm Fuzzies

Here is a freebie for you!  It is matching number words and numbers 1-10. It can be played like concentration. Click on the picture to get it or you can go to TPT. If you like it, please leave me some feedback!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Nouns and Verbs

I finished the nouns and verbs activity for TPT. Here it is! If you like it, click on the picture to go to my store. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Five For Friday


1. I am on summer break. I was thinking was does everyone write about once school is out.
I have been working on stuff for my class and TPT. I have all this free time. I keep feeling like I have to go to work.

2. I have been going to the gym all week. My goal is to go at least 3 times a week this summer.

3. My mom's kitten are getting bigger. They are now getting out of the box they were in.

4. The pool opened yesterday and it has been too cold to go. :(

5. Thought I had every thing done on my blog. I didn't check it and decided to do my favorite activity of the summer. ( Take a nap.) Then I checked it and saw only had 1 for 5 for Friday. Fixed it!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Nouns and Verbs

Here is a freebie sheet that I made to go with a unit I am working on for TPT.  Click here for the sheet.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Thrifty Classroom Finds

It's summer time and that means garage sales! I like to go to garage sales and the thrift store to find things for my classroom. In the past, I have found a small table and chairs for my class. I found a bunch of Dr. Seuss animals. I decided I will be blogging about my thrifty finds for my classroom this summer. These are my first thrifty finds. I decided to make my room theme the ocean because of my finds.  The first is a thing that hangs over your bed. It has flowers on it but, I thought I could take them off and put fish. The second find was two ocean stuffed animals. The hanging thing was 2 dollars and the animals together were 1 dollar. What do you think? Have you ever found anything interesting for your class?