Monday, September 1, 2014

Currently September 2014

September ..already???
WOW!
115 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!
I LOVE Christmas...NOT READY...BUT I LOVE Christmas!
I am linking up with Farley @ Oh' Boy 4th Grade

for ...CURRENTLY!

That's about all folks!
Grandkids coming next week...LOTS OF PICS COMING!
Have a great one! :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

for...
Wordless Wednesday! :)

My thermometer says its SUMMER!
But my garden says...FALL!
What do you grow?







Sunday, August 24, 2014

Daily Language Practice .....DOL....whatever YOU call it!

Each & every day I want my firsties
 to have the pleasure of....
correcting a sentence with ME! :)
WE do it together , right now...
model, model, model....
later in the year, they will spread their little wings, and...
CORRECT THEIR SENTENCES BY THEMSELVES!
But for now...
we
model, model, model!
To help my little ones with routines they can master..
I have made a packet to guide them.
DAILY LANGUAGE PRACTICE
or
FIX-IT!!
They love to FIX-IT! I think they like to know
adults make mistakes too...
and firsties can FIX IT! 
I printed them back - to - back, cut the pages in half , 
& heavy-duty stapled them together. 
I wanted the whole year in one place!
Lose it.....you owe me! 
OR...my  friends have done 1 month ( around  4-5 pages ) 
in a packet & just complete as they go.
I love the way we discuss punctuation, capitalization, grammar, etc, etc, etc...
They feel so SMART when they know how to "fix it"!
Here are some samples for you to see...







I hope  you can use these to help your kiddos with 
sentence mastery!
Enjoy!


TPT  Store
( click  on picture )
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Language-Practice-FIX-IT-Sentences-1411242

Teacher's  Notebook store:
http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/1stgradefireworks/daily-language-practice





Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's a GIVEAWAY!

WOW!
Is anyone else TIRED!???
Can you tell it's BACK TO SCHOOL???
I can!
My friend Natalie @ Teachery Tidbits
is having a HUGE giveaway!
Look at the GOODIES...





So GO...QUICK!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I am linking up with Christina @ Sugar & Spice for...




This week ( to keep it WORDLESS...)
my TPT Store is on sale!
30%  OFF  EVERYTHING!
GET OUT YOUR WISH LIST! :)











Happy Back to School! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Classroom Reveal!

Well...kinda...
We have been in school for almost 3 weeks now!
( MATH BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS NEXT WEEK!)
And tonight ( 3 weeks in)...
We are having
BACK - TO - SCHOOL Night!
I know...a little late (sarcasm)...
homework began on day 2, procedures already in place...
So ...because my class is clean & ready for families...
I thought I would share with you! :)
Walk in and these pics will take you around my room!
Happy  Friday  EVE!  :)
Specifics on pics later...
let me know if you have ANY questions  :)










Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

It's Wednesday!
I am linking up with Christina @
 http://secondgradesugarandspice.blogspot.com/ 


My son just got back from a 2 week trip to JAPAN!

Where is the most EXOTIC place you have traveled to?


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meet the Teacher Blogger...

WOW!
How fun!
I am kinking up with Stephanie @ Falling into First
for ...
WOW!
Ok...spill your beans...
 My name is Wendy. I'm a 50+ year old wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and blogger lady. 
This is my 24th year teaching 1st graders.The past 18 years I have been at the same school. ( Never leaving...too much stuff to pack up!)  I have been in the same ROOM for 10+ years! Again..never leaving...TOO MUCH STUFF TO PACK UP! When I retire ( 10+ years) ..open the door & FREE>>>TAKE IT ALL!!!!! ( Except MY good books...save for grandkids!) :)


I married my high school sweetheart ( actually started "dating"..he would come over to watch TV with  me & MY PARENTS... when we were 15! I know..15! ( NOT MY DAUGHTER..NO WAY!)
Our families grew up together..I know sounds kinda weird! No really acquaintances...
We have 4 kids ( grown adults now )..
Twin boys (29)...son #3 ( 26)...and daughter ( 23)
and
3 granddaughters...5yrs old,  2 1/2 yrs old, and 16 months..AND
GRANDSON # 1  due in 32 days! :)
Yes...we are continuing the family tree!


A few things that I've been joyfully tackling all summer long.
Playing with kiddos...my classroom (always )...gardening











 THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

Coffee...Dark & fresh roasted. I LOVE to roast my own.
Polka Dots! LOVE them!
Bright colorful flowers...BIG! Gerber Daisies, Sunflowers, Zinnias, BIG!


 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
Always thought I'd work near the ocean.
Now...when I hit the lottery...coffee/book/art studio near the beach
where young & old could come & sit and read, paint, play with clay,drink good coffee
in a RELAXING, joyful atmosphere!


THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Social.  Family first.  Loyal.  

 
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

"I want to have more students, and less help...said no teacher EVER!!"
 

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

The RAT Pack....Blake Shelton & Miranda....Garth Brooks.....ALL my family!

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

 Family First
Laughter, Travel & Wine! 


 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
 To fly!
I could be in LOTS of places  QUICKLY!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"I am loved for who I am, not who others want me to be"
 

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

I've got friends in LOW places....
HAHA

 
 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

Morning!  4-5AM I am ON!  My best thoughts in the shower!
In bed ASLEEP by 9:00PM , most nights...

 
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

 I really love my Book Club - Book Reports.
Multiple Resources to use with ANY book!



Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU! 

I love to draw! I sketch  things in nature. Love to go to the mountains & draw things I see!
Trees, flowers...nothing that moves! HAHA

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