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Monday, September 30, 2013

Sleepover at Grandma & Grandpa's!

VACATION!
YIPPEE!!!
Sleeping in, lazy mornings, late evenings...
NOT AT MY HOUSE!
It's a sleepover!
We had our Granddaughters ( ages 3 & 8 months) spend the night
so "MOMMY" & Auntie Kelsey could run the 
TOUGH MUDDER... in Lake Tahoe. 
(Update...the girls finished the run..TOUGH..but they MADE IT!)
So...we had the girls overnight!
Here are a few pictures of our FUN!
"P" ( Queen of the Ladybugs..see her wings)
collecting worms. WHY you ask?
BECAUSE SHE CAN!.....Girls can like worms, too!

TOUGH MUDDER finishers! Way to go girls!




Family pictures.....the best!
To those of you who have little ones...
I bow to YOU!
24/7  PLUS SOME!
When do you take a shower?  Brush your teeth? 
3 AM feeding? What do you mean you want to "PLAY" at 3 AM?
I had forgetten..So much fun..
Can't wait to do it again...but first...
GMA has to take a nap! HUGS!

Friday, September 27, 2013

FALL FREEBIE

It's a FREEBIE!
Here is a new freebie to help your kiddos with writing!
Sequence your sentences, ideas, stories, etc!
I hope this helps your FALL writing FUN!




Monday, September 23, 2013

It's a Bday GIVEAWAY!

My friend Beth Ann @ Taming My Flock of Firsties
is having a BDAY GIVEAWAY!
Don't miss it!

I have donated ...

Hurry!  Enter her giveaway!  :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I know....Bad Blogger...Tired Teacher...WE WILL BOB & a FREEBIE!

I have forgotten 
HOW TIRED I AM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR!
I know ..everyone is tired!
Just not enough hours in a day.
I have been getting ready for 
28 Parent Conferences!  YIPPEE!
Well, actually only 24 scheduled conferences...
Some families won't come.
 REALLY??? 
After 23 years of teaching I figure 80% turnout is good.
So, we have been taking benchmark assessments, 
entering data for report cards, taking last minute running records,
 HFW assessments, writing assessments,
 &  TEACHING new units at the same time!
My little kiddos are TIRED!  ME TOO!
So....Next week we are doing..APPLES!
Painting, stamping, tasting, & on Friday..
BOBBING for apples!
(They have NEVER done that!..NEVER)
WOW...an oldie but a goodie!
So before we go on 2 week break,
WE WILL BOB!
 YEAH!
Thanks to all who follow!
Hang in there with me...I will return to the wonderful
Bloggy World....after I nap! :)
Here's a FREEBIE to get you through...






Sunday, September 15, 2013

Games for ASSESSMENTS? REALLY?? Oh YEAH!

Can I really play a FUN game to ASSESS?
Oh YEAH!
We have been playing ( YES...PLAYING) 
fun games this month!
And guess what?
I can use them for assessments! 
( Do I hear OH YEAH!)
Sorry ...my WBT is going to my head!
My new SEPTEMBER game is both.
It's a game & assessment.
I use the foldable game cards as a
September PREVIEW & REVIEW.



I start the month with the cards to see what my kiddos know...
DO I HEAR KWL???
Then I can plan for the month depending on what they DON'T KNOW!
At the end of the month..REASSESS!
Use DATA for review in small groups.
(WOW!!! I think I am getting this down...sarcasm)
It's only taken me 23 years..sarcasm
( Some of us have been teaching this way for years!)
Shhhh...don't tell anyone
Those "young PHDers in Education" may feel sad. 
They think they have created something new..
The education pendulum has swung again!
Smile, nod your head,...and teach!
Do I hear an "OH YEAH!" :)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's a SWEET day!

So...we are back!
All is going well.
Kiddos learning, teacher smiling, technology is running...
This week....life is SWEET!
So I thought I'd share my newest product..
SWEET Rhymes!
Kiddos can match the "scoop" to the "cone".
Needed another way to practice RHYMES!
(Can never have TOO much PRACTICE!) :)
Here you go..







Monday, September 2, 2013

FARLEY!!!! YOU ARE MY 200th POST!!!!! YIPPEE!!!

It's official...

THIS IS MY 200th POST!
OMG!
(It just seems like yesterday....)

SO....Thank to FARLEY 

Here's my CURRENTLY for September!
Thanks to all of my followers for allowing me to share my life with you!
Here's to another 200 POSTS!!!
(Cheers  to  you!)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

OMG! I WON!

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 HUGE
HUGE
HUGE
Thank You to ALL of the wonderful
Donators to:

Mrs. Shipley's Fabulous Firsties...



WOW!  I came back from a fantastic anniversary weekend at the beach with hubby 
AND...
I  WON!   My stars must be in alignment! SOOO happy!!!
Thank YOU to ALL!!!