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Monday, December 29, 2014

And just like that the year is almost gone!

I cannot believe it is already the end of December! I have been wanting to blog more but also wanting to maintain my sanity with school, grad school, a life etc..

But to update, the semester came to a nice close with a fun Polar Express Day! We have also been loving the assistance of our student teacher!

With my grad school classes I finished the semester with 2 A's :) and I have registered for my next set of classes. I will be finished next December! (Speaking it into existence!)
With my life in general things have been swell and I am THOROUGHLY enjoying this break! I've been blessed to have some family time and some lazy time. And we had a very Merry Christmas :)
But anyways..
As I prepare to look ahead and make some New Year's Resolutions I wanted to reflect back over some goals I set at the beginning of the school year.
I have been continuing my yoga but I haven't been going to classes as often as I'd like. I have a student data binder now but it still is not implemented as fully as it could be. The lesson plan goal has been accomplished (yay!). I haven't been able to attend any conferences yet but I'm still looking. Proudly, my student centered goal has shown some progress. My students are very self motivated and have been learning a lot! And that verse has been a pleasant reminder throughout the year.
Hmm.. some improvements but I still have a way to go. Good thing I'm a work in progress! Definitely some things to keep in mind as I move forward.    
Well in appreciation for any readers out there here's a link to a flash freebie in my store until tomorrow. Please download my math game and let me know what you think!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

What the whattt?! It's November?

Well it's a new month and that means a cute new "Currently" layout from Farley ! And since I'm randomly still up watching tv why not get in (somewhat) early right? So here goes..
 to good ol Family Guy. Our tv is almost always on cartoons or Football recently :)
that the Halloween madness is done! I wasn't in much of a Halloween mood this year although I did dress up with my team. I would have been just fine sitting on the couch watching scary movies. We had a school trunk or treat, a class party...I'm ready to get back to business as usual!
about how quickly time is flying by. It is already November meaning only two months left in the year 2014. I can't believe it. It's been fun so far but I wonder what these last few weeks will hold.
some black boots that are comfy enough for work but I have no idea where to find any. Suggestions are welcomed!
some good ol family time! I miss my parents and I'm so grateful that my dad is retired and home now. I can't wait to see them over the holidays!
Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love. The person who gave me EPL also gave me Committed to read after. How sweet of them. Now let's see if I can make time to finish it because I'd love to read Gone Girl too!
Well now that you've caught up with me link up yourself! It's fun and pretty easy! Or at least leave a comment :) Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Scoop

Thanks to some awesome instagram friends I found a fun new linky to participate in hosted by Teachingtrio called the Sunday scoop

So here we go!
My grad school hw has been driving me nuts. But my last on campus meeting is this week so there is a bright side! I can't believe its already time for picture day! And I definitely can't believe I'm getting my first student teacher this year1 I can still vividly remember when I was a student teacher
I've really been wanting to make some new products lately but I've been so busy. Luckily my awesome teacher friends have been making great products, a lot of them as freebies, so I've been racking up.  Now if only I could rack up on some shopping! I've been to busy working and being responsible (also known as paying bills lol). Maybe after this busy week ahead..?
Nothing better than Sunday football games on tv and some delicious pizza! We usually have pizza Fridays around here but ended up switching our schedule around and it's made for a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon.
Back to homework!...   :/

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hello October! :)

I went from two posts in a weekend to no posts for a month! Shame on me! lol So sorry but school has been jam packed with Open Houses, Conferences, etc.

(Speaking of conferences, head to my TPT "MsMcGaha" to grab this Conference form freebie!)

Plus I am a grad student and man have they been cranking up the work! But I have been thinking about my blog often, just no time!

So here's a few classroom pics...
Decomposing Game "Shake and Spill"

More "Shake and Spill"
Math Anchor Charts

We Lovedddddd "Diary of a Worm" and "Diary of a Fly". We enjoyed gummy worms after answering comprehension questions :)

Plant Foldable

Inside of the plant foldables.
Our clover plants in during the first week.

A sight word activity (a freebie in my TPT store)

We began working with owls towards the end of September. We drew and labeled them.

Now back to enjoying the beginning of my fall breakkkkk! Happy Sunday yall.

Monday, September 1, 2014


Oh my goodness its September!! What the what?! Well I thought I'd link up with Farley  for her awesome "Currently" linky before it gets into the thousands haha! Such a fun concept and its cool to see so many teachers linking up. :)

Listening to the lovely cooking channel early this am. My boyfriend is such a foodie and this weekend he got some new spices. He's been talking about food constantly for the last 3 days at least!  (I asked him if he was pregnant hahaha)
Loving that today is Labor Day and that means no school! I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in til 8:30 this morning. And this cup of coffee just tastes sweeter than usual. :)
Thinking about this homework I'm dreading. I've been putting of this statistics for the whole weekend but it's time to knock it out so I can stop worrying about it!
Wanting to go shopping but I figure that can be my reward if I get all this homework done. That's fair right?
Needing a few groceries for the week especially since I pack my lunch daily. Just not a fan of cafeteria food. Got any lunch favorites to suggest? I'm picky but always open to ideas. Spaghettios get old after a while haha
3 Trips (1) Orlando - We just got a great deal from HH to book a trip to Orlando. We've been thinking about going for Fall Break. (2) I've always wanted to go to the Bahamas and now a colleague is getting married there next summer so I may be making the trip! (3) New York has been on my list since I was young and obsessed with musicals. I'd love to go and shop and see a good show. Gotta keep feeding the piggy bank!
Two posts in one weekend! Probably won't happen again lol now off to this homework so I can do some shopping later

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Well its Saturday and that means...Highs and Lows linky :)

School is in full swing now and man is it fun. My group this year is so entertaining and motivated to learn. It's really awesome. Of course it is also extremely busy. In the first few weeks we have already conquered our first fire drill (my kids were in related arts!), completed our MAP assessments for the beginning of the year, and our extended days have begun! Whewwwww! We have such interesting jobs!


But on to my favorite linky from A First for Everything
This week was pretty smooth overall. I was able to wear a lot of my cute new outfits and that always makes things better right?
My students are getting used to our procedures in the room and I can see a lot of learning and collaboration going.
They are also showing excellent behavior choices. We have been getting tons of compliments which means we've been earning a prize almost every week! This week we had mini cupcakes :)

I straightened my hair. On a whim really but I wanted to see how long it had grown.

Clearly not a salon straightening but I was able to see some length :) I thought I'd only keep it straight for a day or two but I actually wore all week. I plan on washing it later this morning and hope my curls pop right back up! fingers crossed
I had my first on campus grad class of the semester and I went in the wrong classroom....twice!
I sent my boyfriend this pic like "I've never seen a grad class so full!" Then a professor I previously had walked in! haha been there, done that, whoops. Turns out I was in  211, not 210. But when I went to 210, it was still the wrong room! The professor informed me the grad class was moved to 402. I FINALLY made it to 402 and settled in for a 4 hour class....
It wasn't unbearable but come on man 4 hours! After a school day?? Oh my goodness
But I survived! And I don't have class every Wednesday thank goodness! I usually go to yoga on Wednesdays and I needed it this week!
How was your week? Leave a  comment or link up and share. Have a fun, restful weekend!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

School's in session!

Whew!!!! I am pooped! This past week was our first full week and man oh man it wore me out! Here's a few pics of my room before the lovelies got there..
I loved linking up with A First For Everything for her high and low linky so here we go again :)
My first week was exhausting but fun! I currently have 17 little smiling faces hangin out with me everyday!
We had a great first week. They loved the Jitter Juice

(The Back to School Bead Glyph activity is available in my store! )
They love to learn!! I know all students have potential but these kiddos have said many times in the past week how much they loveee reading, science, math, etc. We've been doing some great work already! Our Read to Self stamina is up to 14 minutes!
I won a teacher shirt from Mrs. Labrasciano 's  giveaway! I love following her blog and instagram and was so excited when I saw that I won! I loved posting about my favorite things and linking up, winning that shirt was an awesome bonus and highlight to my week!
I've said it at least twice but I'll say it again, I am tiredddddddd! This past week was our first full week and my body has not yet adjusted. We also began our extended days this week which now run Monday - Thursday. And Friday we had our Back to School Bash that both my boyfriend and I volunteered at. Whew!! Hopefully next week won't be as busy :) but I'm excited to get back in the room and make some learning magic happen!
Hope you all had an awesome week as well!

Monday, August 4, 2014

A few of my favorite things.....

How could I not join in with Mrs. Labrasciano for her back to school linky? It's such a fun topic posting about some of my favorite teacher goodies. Its' even cooler to read other teachers sharing their faves and being able to enter an awesome giveaway! Be sure to head over there and check it out.


And hurray for finding my old digital camera to take all these pics! Hah I really dug it up to use in the classroom but I had to test it out so....(:

First off is my brand new beautiful lunch box! Just came in the mail today!! Eek :) I ordered it from a company called "Script and Scribble" and it was delivered super fast. I can't wait to use it this year.

Next up: my sparkly binder and my beautiful Erin Condren planner. It's my second year using an EC Teacher planner and it makes planning fun! It also keeps me organized and I'm also receiving compliments on it!

To assist in all that planning it helps to have some Flair pens (: . I love making things bright. I've also seen teachers using washi tape in amazing ways. I've just started it but I love how it makes things even cuter!

Gotta have a cute coffee cup right? This one was a Christmas gift from my parents :)

My handy dandy laminator! My mom got this one for me during my first year of teaching. (She got it from her job with the military so I'm not sure where to buy this exact model) It is so convenient to have one at home! I can just laminate whenever I feel like it, including times when I'm sitting on the floor on a Sunday watching a football game haha

My Thirty-One teacher bag is essential. My awesome coordinating teacher bought this (and a pencil bag and lunch box) during my student teaching! I was so happy I cried when she gave them to me! The lunchbox has bit the dust since then hence the new one but all the rest of it is still hanging in there! :)

And last but not least....my awesome Frixion erasable pens and markers. I'm a perfectionist so I love being able to erase if I make a mistake. That really comes in handy during planning when you have to change lesson plans.
Do we have some of the same favorites? Comment and let me know! Or link up and share your own teacher favorites. Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Oh and stock up on some of your favorite items on TPT! There's a sale going on!!