Friday, 27 March 2015

Five for Friday

Hey Everyone,
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday Fun!


1. Bunny Profiles

I. Can't. Even! These Bunny Profiles turned out soooooo cute!
We had a blast. That is all.



Click on the PICTURE to check out this pack!

2. Simple Easter Egg Decorating

I mentioned this in my last Five for Friday post but I'm really loving this idea and just had to share again
Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to decorate eggs using paper napkins. 



Click HERE to read my post about this quick and simple activity!

3. Jewels

So if you read my last post, I shared some pics of some jewels I was lusting over. Well... I bought 'em! Yikes! I'm all about the accessories. NOOOOWWW I kinda want these pretty little things. They are sitting in my cart waiting for me to press CHECKOUT.





4. Whole30 Report

I am more than halfway done my first ever Whole30 and can I say, I'm a convert! Clean eating is awesome and I feel amazing. Not to mention, my pants are falling off!

I found and tried some DElicious recipes on Pinterest and thought I'd share! Click on the dish names to link to the original recipe.


                                     Taco Salad                                            Bacon Crusted Frittata


                            Hearty Vegetable Soup                               Spaghetti Squash Pad Tai


5. April Fun

So excited about April approaching... 
This month will lead up to our school sleepover. 
YES. You Read Right! We will sleepover AT SCHOOL (AT NIGHT)!
We've done it before and it was a blast!

Here are some of the packs I plan to use this month...




Click on the pictures to check out these packs! So much fun! Woohooo!!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Until next time...

Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Tribute to an Amazing Human Being

Hello Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. 
A small tribute to a man with a big heart.

We received devastating news this week. Our beloved gym teacher, Mr. Anderson, passed away suddenly over the weekend. 

I have but the best of memories of my colleague, my FRIEND. 
A man who loved his job and could inspire anyone who crossed paths with him.
A man who was dedicated and passionate about teaching children about health and physical education.

A man who made us laugh, taught us life lessons, and had the most amazing stories to tell.
Always smiling, never a complaint... He is one of the BEST people I have ever known. 

Although my heart is filled with sadness with this great loss, I am honored and beyond fortunate to have had him in my life.

Our students are filled with grief. They LOVE Mr. Anderson so much. 
We shared many happy memories and funny stories about this wonderful man.

The students drew pictures for him. 




No words can express our sorrow and no act will be big enough to commemorate our dear friend.
I love you Bob and miss you so much.
Rest in Peace sweet friend.


Until next time...

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Crazy Eggs Throwback!

Dear Friends,
Fun fact about me: I have either been looping with my kiddies or teaching a different grade each year. This has proven to be difficult with regards to creating new units. I gotta say, this year I am loving the fact that I can use some of the products I created in the past for a SECOND TIME. I continue to create new seasonal activities for my kiddies but it's also nice to throw in something that't already made and that I know has worked for me in the past. With that being said, here is a throwback post about my Crazy Eggs! I did this craftivity last year and was able to do it again this week! 

We have been having a blast working on our Crazy Eggs Easter Unit

First, we read the read aloud and completed a reading response. My little second graders are soooooo good at this, it's incredible. I tried to introduce it at the beginning of the year and they just weren't ready. But now they are superstars! They point out structures and features in all texts and are constantly making connections! I L-O-V-E it! 


Grab this Read Aloud HERE!

We read the story (it has a great meaning) and then completed the shared reading and a reading response. This time, I had my strong readers complete a reading response, and those who struggle a little more, complete the shared reading. I cannot stress enough about how shared reading helps my struggling readers build confidence and fluency. 


After we read the story and did some comprehension activities, we wrote our own stories and created a Crazy Egg Craft! Here are some of our finished products! They are too cute! 







 

Grab this Craftivity HERE!


This was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!
I can't wait to play I HAVE, WHO HAS? 


Here is another fun Craftivity we tried last year. 


They turned out GREAT and we had loads of fun! 
I especially love the Draw a Bunny Poem! They always turn out so cute!


You can check out this Craftivity right over HERE!


Hey, guess what! If you are a fan of my Reindeer or Cupid Profiles, 
you are going to love my BUNNY profiles!
Check them out right HERE!


If you already own one or more of these packs, please be sure to download them again, as I have just recently updated them all! 

Happy Eater and Until next time...

Friday, 20 March 2015

Five for Friday

Hey Everyone,
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday Fun!


1. Easter Fun in the Classroom

If you are an avid reader of my blog... Forgive me... I have mentioned this oohhhhh... About 10 or 20 times already... But, I LOVE Easter! And well this week (and next), 
I made sure that my kiddies love it too!

Here are some of the packs I have and will be working on...


Click on the PICTURES to check out these packs!

2. Simple Easter Egg Decorating

Weeeeellll... since we are on the subject... 
Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to decorate eggs using paper napkins. 



Click HERE to read my post about this quick and simple activity!

3. Jewels

I have been making up various excuses as to why I NEED to have these jewels in my possession. 





4. MORE Jewels

I also happen to think that cute, flashy runners are also jewels...
Nikes being considered part of the DIAMOND family of course.



5. Insurgent

Yep... I'm a fan of Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, ect... I also read  Education Journals, Beauty and Fitness blogs, and Russian novelists... Don't judge me! HeHe!


                                         

I can't wait to see the second instalment of Divergent, especially because I'll be going to see it with my bestie Valerie from All Students Can Shine
She's Awesome! Just sayen'!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Until next time...