November 2011 - Posts

Things I Never Thought I Would Hear Myself Say

If I hear you say "pee" one more time, you are in trouble. Stop flipping over the couch. Every time you leave a sock on the floor, you are paying me a quarter. Because I said so. No, I do not want to see how loud you can fart. Come here and let me smell Read More...
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Science Family Night

I hosted my first science family night tonight! It was totally worth the effort and a great night! I had my students each complete a science fair project over the past month and I invited them to bring their families in to see all the projects displayed. Read More...

Turkey Trottin'

A fun Thanksgiving tradition is to run in a "turkey trot" with your family and friends! Unfortunately you only burn enough calories to equal one slice of pie, but it is a fun way to start the day. The trot that we do is a really big one- there are bands Read More...

Thankfulness Part 2

Each day of November, I have been writing down what I am thankful for- counting my blessings. I said before that when you count your blessings, it helps you to focus on all the great stuff you have instead of noticing all that you do not have. ( You can Read More...
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The Mayflower, Corks and Boat Races

Whose Mayflower can sail the fastest? The "SS Swag" Sometimes I get my best teaching ideas at the last minute. On Friday at about 4 in the morning, I woke up and was laying there staring at the ceiling, when all of a sudden the most awesome Thanksgiving Read More...

Career Day

Career Day is one of the best days of the school year. Kids love to have people other than their teacher talk to them for a change. There aren't that many people these days that are willing to do this. Thank God for those that are! I surveyed my classes Read More...
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The Best Day Everrrr!

Today was the best day everrrr! I got a brand new computer for my classroom AAANNNDDD, I GOT AN ELMO!!!! I took a training for how to use an ELMO 6 years ago and have been waiting for one ever since. But today, today I finally got it!!!!! AAAANNNDDD today Read More...
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Getting ready for a date

Getting ready for a date is such a process! My preparation goes something like this: Shower and don't forget to shave legs. Start with the easy stuff- hair- it is straight and pretty, if I do say so myself, so nothing much to worry about there. Move on Read More...
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Thankfulness

I have been thinking about Thankfulness! Being Thankful for what you have takes your mind off of what you don't have. Any time that I start to feel bad about myself, or start to compare myself to others, I stop and count my blessings. Many people have Read More...

put a puzzle out

Do you want to bring people together? Put a puzzle out on a table in your house or in your classroom in a central location! You will notice how everyone who wanders by becomes drawn to it like a magnet. People will sit around and start working on fitting Read More...
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Book Clubs and Cookies

I Love, Love, Love My Book Club!!! The only way I can keep track of how long we have been meeting is by counting our Christmas Books we have read! Let's see: Skipping Christmas- fabulous- everyone loved it and we watched the movie afterwards The Christmas Read More...

5 minute dinner- seriously!

Want a fast, easy dinner??? Buy this: Lloyd's barbeque All you do is microwave it. Put it in a taco shell with some tomatoes or a wrap with some lettuce and you are done! I love this stuff! Now, let's have some fun: share your 5 minute dinner ideas in Read More...
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Women's Purses and Men's Brains

There is nothing more fun than going through someone's purse. I love those magazine articles that show the innards of some famous person's purse or refrigerator! One time, I was at a teacher workshop where the keynote speaker was a guy named Bill McBride Read More...

Halloween Fiasco or Halloween Blah Pt. 2

I got off work a little early today, went and picked up my daughter from after school care and headed home. When we got to our house, we had about half an hour to get her costume on before heading over to my mom's house to trick or treat through her neighborhood. Read More...
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