Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 11.26.14

I'm Linking up with
Christina @ Second Grade Sugar & Spice
for
WORDLESS   WEDNESDAY!


What are YOU Thankful for...???


new baby..Henry...:)

Engagement!  Adding to our FAMILY  TREE!


LOVE YOU HUBBY!




I am sooooo   THANKFUL  for my family!
I LOVE  YOU  ALL! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? :)

I know...
more  FROZEN !
Sorry if the song will NOW be in your head..
ALL DAY!
So...let's add some FUN!
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN???
I DO! I DO!
My  firsties are working on place value.
Struggling a little with the different variations on representing numbers.
So, what is a teacher to do?
BUILD A SNOWMAN!
My newest packet allows kids to build a snowman
 AT THEIR LEVEL!
Snowballs available in 
base-ten, expanded notation, math mountains, & ten sticks.
If they are working on building a number in base-ten blocks
then only use the base-ten blocks snowball.
Want to extend?
Add a "expanded notation" snowball.
Challenge students?
Add a few more....mix them up & have them sort...use as an assessment!
WOW!  All in one!
Here it is!
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? :)
Available in my TPT store..





Have FUN! :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

When the MAGIC Happens....

What a WEEK!
Getting ready for Thanksgiving Vacation...
we are off for the whole week!
9 DAYS TO BE EXACT
( Yes...we count weekends..."SLEEP - IN" Days)
After testing, TURKEY projects, writing THANK YOU's to EVERYONE..
and YES, I mean EVERYONE..
It is time to RELAX!
Yeah, RIGHT!
It was a hectic week...BUT..
The MAGIC is happening..
MAGIC?
We teachers know this MAGIC...
The time of year when foundations are set.
When routines are in place.
And when the kiddos start believing on themselves.
The "I CAN DO IT!" ZONE..
This is when it BEGINS!
I heard those...sniff..sniff..Magic Words Today!

Mrs.  McCarty....
CAN  WE  PLEASE HAVE 
MORE TIME TO READ?
YES!!!! 

We have arrived!
Here we are...READING! Stamina has increased & desire to read has set in!
It warms a teacher's heart!
As I have said before & I will say again...
IF YOU WANT THEM TO READ..
YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM READING TIME!
Don't give up independent reading time!
It is WAY.......WAY.....to important!
Here we are! Enjoy some...LOVE OF READING!
Happy Turkey WEEK!






(Don't you just LOVE seeing KIDDOS so engrossed in reading...they don't even know I am there!)
Teacher's DREAM! :)


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 11.19.14

I know...
IT'S  ALREADY  WEDNESDAY!
How does TIME fly so FAST???
This week is
SUPER  CRAZY!!!
Testing, Data collecting, & getting ready for ...
ONE  WEEK  OFF!
TG  for Thanksgiving!
Here is some GMA  LOVE!



Happy Birthday Payton!
Gma & Gpa LOVE YOU LOTS! :)

How do YOU celebrate birthdays with the YOUNG 'UNS???



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...11.12.14

I am linking up with
Christina @ Second Grade Sugar & Spice


We had 
SOOO  MUCH FUN
at school last week!
Here is a peek.......




Get out the watercolors & let them PAINT!
SOOOOOO   much fun!

What do you do in your class....JUST  FOR  FUN!!!?????

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day...NEVER FORGET

Happy Veteran's Day!
Just a reminder...
It's NOT Just about the day OFF school!
It's a day we remember
those who made our country 
the GREATEST country IN THE WORLD!
I am so Proud to live in the USA!
But FREEDOM...is NOT always FREE!
As a US NAVY family,
we have been through
 bootcamp, trainings ( far away ), deployments, seperations, homecomings...
but through it all...
WE ARE PROUD!
Today I celebrate ALL the military families
( and it TAKES a FAMILY)
who make this the BEST place in the world
 to live, laugh, LOVE!
THANK YOU!
Please...take a moment to 
Thank a VETERAN!
Proud Family

Local Veteran's Plaza


THANK YOU!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I am linking up with
Christina @ Second Grade Sugar & Spice



for....
Wordless Wednesday!







Hubby & I took a "Spur of the Moment" drive...ended up in the snow...
had a snowball fight & made a snowman!

What do you do to
 "STOP & SMELL THE ROSES"??



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Currently November 2014

Is it already
NOVEMBER?
I am linking up with 
for 
CURRENTLY
Listening to RAINDROPS...in California! We are in a SERIOUS drought. In Northern CA we are soooooo happy to have RAIN! Also...I turned on the radio...and...CHRISTMAS Carols! I know it's early & I will be glad to turn them off AFTER Christmas...but I LOVE TO SING ALONG!

Loving Hubby LOVES to BBQ..got some BIG steaks for dinner...YUMMY!!!!

Thinking I really should fold the laundry in the basket...I know there is ANOTHER one too...if I keep thinking about it...do you think it will get done? ( Now or Later...Hmmm)

Wanting to decorate for Christmas! These songs are putting me in the spirit! ( Finished shopping for grandkids today!) YIPPEE!!

Needing to get into a good exercise program. Daughter's wedding in MAY. I really need to get serious! Next week...:)

Reading Lucy Calkins Grade 1 Writing Units of Study...always trying to better myself! 

That's about it! Happy November!