Monday, June 29, 2015

Make Your Masterpiece #TPTChallenge

WAHOO!
I Love this month's TPT CHALLENGE!
I am linking up with

Jen @ Sparkling in Second
for

TPT CHALLENGE #3


BUT...I am getting ready to leave for...

VEGAS,  BABY!

So I  REALLY need to pack!

I  have had this product started for awhile...NOW 
Thanks to my buddy
SARA RUCKER ( my editor ) :)
here it is!




Here's the PREVIEW!



HERE IT IS!!
(click on pic to go to TPT store..)












Color & B/W !!
YIPPEE!!!

I hope you like it! 
Leave me some LOVE! :)




Sunday, June 28, 2015

You can lead a horse to water...FREEBIE!

Happy Summer!
I have been helping hubby...AKA...FARMER WITHOUT A FARM...
Keep the homestead happy while he works & I ..vacation!
I have weeded vegetable gardens, picked vegetables, mowed, watered & etc.
(I know..I like to work outside, but IT'S BEEN SOOO HOT!)

But, we also have..

2 CHICKENS!
Yes..chickens..in a chicken coop.
I live in a suburban town.
70,000 people...house 5-8 feet APART!

AND WE HAVE CHICKENS!
I REALLY like fresh chicken eggs...and baby chicks are  SOOOOO  cute!

Now I will say..our city allows you to have 5...
we only have 2! That's enough!
Here is RAPUNZEL - she has LONG feathers
SNOW WHITE is black ( hiding I am sure ) - C'mon
..Snow White has BLACK hair!
 ( Granddaughter's  named them)

Here is the TRI-LEVEL Chicken CONDO!



My hubby takes EXCELLENT care of his "chickies"...
BUT..
It has been hot here in NOR CAL...100 degrees plus!
Our "chickies" have a HUGE water tank (oustide the coop )
attached with a hose 
to the inside of the coop
 with a  "CUP" 
inside the for them to drink from.
It's attached by a hose to our sprinklers
 so they always have clean, fresh water to drink!
(Smart HUBBY)
The only problem is....
THEY WANT ME TO FILL IT
...intead of "pecking it" , for the water to come out!
They would LOVE it ,
 if I would just stand there... 
& keep the cup full.
NOT!
So what's a farmer's wife to do?
Just as teaching anyone to do anything...

MODEL, MODEL, MODEL
Guided Practice
Independent Practice

Really? 
YOU  want ME  to Model this???????
NOT!   REALLY???   ME????

So..I took a stick..pushed on the nozzel in the cup ( really just tapped it)
AND WATER FILLED UP THE CUP!
I had both of them in my hands
..NOT CHOKING THEM
   though I may have thought about it!
..just  enough so they wouldn't scratch me!
I showed them where the water was & how to get it!
Then I stuck pushed,  pushed a little harder, their "LITTLE BEAKS" into the cup.
(MANY times!)
Over & Over
and
Over and Over...
Did I mention chickens are NOT  "above average" in cognitive development?
And again...and  again..
DONE!
NOW for independent practice! :)
Here's my theory..
I WILL NOT POUR THE WATER INTO YOUR BEAKS!
If you are thirsty....
DRINK!!!!!
So..
They are alive.
 I guess sometime ( when I am NOT looking )..
they drink!
SUCCESS!
SO..you can lead a horse to water..

but make sure he teaches the chickens HOW to drink!

Thanks for hanging in there with me!
From me  to YOU...

CHICKEN DANCE!

(NO...I WILL NOT
 TEACH THEM
 HOW TO DANCE!!!)

Click on the Picture :)

I think I will go practice the MACARENA! :)





Friday, June 26, 2015

Bad Blogger..I know..Summer Slide! Dream LINKY!

I know..
BAD BLOGGER ( Head hanging )
But...
SUMMER  SLIDE! ( I don't even know what day of the week it is!)
( SMILEY FACE!)

But..I don't want you to think I don't care sooo...
I am still linking up with
Jen @ Sparkling in Second Grade
fot the 
TPT SELLER CHALLENGE!

I am ALWAYS trying to improve my products!
I want products that I can use easily, quickly, & are effective!
I know...YOU WANT THOSE TOO!

So  this week is all about..DREAMING!
NO!Not sleeping..though I have been catching up on that too..NAPS!
No, Dreaming about  things I WISH I had..


#1.. Easy...I know corny GMA.
I WANT MY WHOLE FAMILY TO LIVE ON MY STREET!
I want to be able to see them, hug them, play with them every day!
I want Sunday dinners...where EVERYONE can be there!
I want my grandkids to be able to walk over to NANA & PAPA's house all the time!
I want MY PARENTS close..so we can take care of them when they need it.

But..Life is BUSY!
Kids move away..THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO!
( I CAN DREAM CAN'T I???)
So..I enjoy "Facetime"..holidays...and vacations, & back-yard BBQ's!

#2  Hubby's FARM.
My hubby is AKA..FARMER-WITHOUT-A-FARM..
( Sounds like his Indian name )  HAHA
We have 4 gardens..6 fruit trees, have had rabbits, dogs, worm farms &...

CHICKENS!


Yes...we have chickens..
We have a coop in our backyard.
They are young..not laying eggs..yet.
( We have had chickens before..
they got REALLY LOUD..
had to take them to a real farm)
You see...we live in town!
 A suburb. We have neighbors..ALL around us!
Luckily....they like fresh eggs...we always  SHARE!
BUT...Hubby  would  like  a  FARM!
I can "see" him on his TRACTOR!
I am into downsizing ( empty house now )..

He wants  a FARM..I dunno...we shall see.

#3   LOTTERY!!!
With 4 kids all grown & trying to raise families, establish "roots", find jobs,etc...
If I hit the LOTTERY...
We could ALL live on the same STREET!!!
I WIN!
Remember...It's  a  DREAM...:)
So..as I  get myself moving this AM
( I know..I don't know what day it is..
MUST BE SUMMER VACATION!)
I can dream..
Join us for a link up @ Sparking in Second.


WHAT'S YOUR DREAM?





Monday, June 15, 2015

TPT Challenge Makeover 6.15.15

A MAKEOVER!
Who doesn't want a
MAKEOVER???

If you give a TPTer  a challenge....


You'd better 
PUT THOSE PINK GLOVES UP!

So my challenge is to 
GIVE A ONE OF MY OLDER PRODUCTS
A  MAKEOVER!
Bring it.....up-to-date.
SO..  I did!
Here is the "OLD" Packet.

Yeah...ICK!
So ...here is the NEW....PLAYING IN THE RAIN!
TA DA!


Just a fun little preview / review packet for inflectional  -ing   endings!
Here's the link if you want it!
Click on the pic!

I am linking up with 
Jen @ Sparklin in Second

FOR
MAKEOVER  MADNESS!
#tptsellerchallenge

Again...Stop by and say HI!


1stgradefireworks

You want ..ME..to COOK?????? & a linky

I dunno...
I used to like cooking.
I made SUPER meals for a household of 6!
We had 4 teenagers at home at one time!
UGH!
I remember going to the grocery store & buying 4 gallons of milk
FOR ONE WEEK!
All of my kids played SPORTS...they ate ALL DAY LONG!
So..
I cooked..and cooked...and cooked!
Maybe it's burnout...maybe I just stopped...I dunno...but..
I don't cook.
Hubby took it over. (THANK GOD!)
Our deal..you know..household chore deals...
He cooks dinner...I clean up the kitchen when we are done!
I LOVE IT!
He LOVES to BBQ!
Goo thing we live in NORCAL. :)
We BBQ all year long..
CHICKEN is my FAVORITE!
So my friend TAMMY @  The Resourceful Apple

is having a LINKY!
So this week's TREAT... (YUMMY)..
BBQ BACON BOURBON 
CHICKEN KA BOBS!
See the link at the bottom for reference...I did NOT make this up!
(Hubby is making this SOON!)


BACON CHICKEN & BBQ??
I'm in Heaven!

Head over to Tammy's blog to link up!

http://theresourcefulapple.blogspot.com/2015/06/meal-plan-monday.html?showComment=1434383323342#c7091692388501569808


The Bookroom is COMPLETE! :)

If you have been following my newest project...
and if you haven't...
I was "asked" to help... be in charge of...do it myself...
create a NEW Guided Reading SCHOOL library.
 Our  My goal was to "collect" ALL independent reading books 
from grades K-2...put them into 6 packs, tub them, and 
store them in a READING ROOM
where ALL teachers would WANT to be!
( DUH...did I think I was going to "SNAP" my fingers & this would be DONE??)
OK...here is what I have been doing for the past 4 MONTHS!
Here is where we started...





10,000  BOOKS!
OH, NO!
Here is where we finished... :)






Sniff...sniff...Makes a teacher 
HAPPY! :)
All ready for check out.
Let's get those kiddos READING!
So, here is MY newest completed project.
(Proud MAMA)

I wonder what I can work on next? :)