Friday, July 18, 2014


Congratulations to Diana Gonzalez, Toni Nicholson, and Joanne Adlerete!! Please email me which 2 units you would like!! Thanks so much!

Happy Saturday morning to everyone!! So the school nightmares continue!! Two nights ago I had a dream that I got lice. I was infested and I was freaking out in my dream!! When I woke up it was one of those dreams that seemed so real that I actually had to think for a I really have lice?
Since the Back to School clock is ticking away I thought I would post a little freebie...


Thursday, July 17, 2014



Happy almost Friday! I thought it was time for a little giveaway since  many of us have already started preparing for going back to school and a few are already back. I go back on August 11th and I have already started having dreams nightmares about school. Why does this happen?? It's like my brain and body are gearing up or shutting down. LOL!!

I did a little updating to three of my fun Back to School themed art projects and writing units. I would love to give 2 of each away since I am looping back to second grade. 

Each one comes with the patterns to make the people and several different writing prompts with themed paper.

All you have to do is follow me on Bloglovin, like my Facebook page and then comment on it with your email address. I will have my husband pick the winners and announce them by 10 pm (pst) Friday night.

Happy Friday to everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Have You Seen This????

Have you ever seen this commercial? 

I don't know what it is about this video, but it cracks me up. It has become a funny saying/joke with my husband and close friends. We total crack up! Yes, some of you may be thinking...ok not so much, but it makes me giggle.

So imagine what happens when I am with my husband and friends ordering breakfast and I ask for a diet coke and the waitress brings me this...

I started laughing so hard!! Is that hysterical??? Have you seen these sayings on the Diet Coke cans? They have people's names and sayings on the side of the can. What a creative marketing idea!! I am a huge Diet Coke drinker and I thought how fun to have a can with my name on it. My second graders would think I was so cool. Of course, Christa is not one of the names on the can. I googled the website and learned that you can find out where the Share a Coke Tour is and go get a can made, but of course it is no where near me. So instead the waitress found me an unopened Go-Getter can and I am taking it home with me.

Now for some school stuff. Here are some pictures of what I have been working on:

I loved  Kindercraze's subway art so I made my own superhero style!!

Welcome banner superhero style

Name tag pennants for the backs of their chairs

I know school starts in less than a month and I need to get moving, but I still am loving summer vacation!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Theme for the New School Year!!

I can not believe it is already July starts August 13th!! AAHHHHH!! Why does summer have to go so fast??

I have decided to do a superhero theme this year. I am really excited. I have purchased a few cool things, but I am still working on how it is all going to be decorated so the kids actually feel their part of a superhero atmosphere. A really good friend made me these amazing new curtain valences!! I can't wait to put them up!!

 Here is a picture of the fabric. See how bright the blue is?? That's actually what the curtains look like!!

I also found the clock and the Superhero rules poster. Love them both!! I have the poster in the frame to flatten it out. I am going to mount it so it has a border before I hang it up.

I have been creating a few things to use for binders, name tags, etc. I am trying to decide on covers for their daily binders. Which do you like??
Sample 1
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Has anyone changed their theme this year?? Would love to hear what everyone is doing!! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Currently

I can not believe it is already July 2nd!! It seems like once July gets here summer goes way too fast!! I still have so much I want to do, but this relaxing thing is so nice!!! How often during the school year do I get to chill on the couch with my laptop and a cup of coffee while watching the Today Show???...not too much! 

Well, since it is the beginning of the month what better way to start it off by linking up with Farley for the July Currently!!!

On another note...some exciting news!!! My grade level partner and I received a technology grant at the end of the year! We are super excited. We will be getting 20 more iPad minis, a charging/storage cart, and a Mac laptop to keep it all organized. We each already have 5 iPads so this now gives us each 15 iPads!! We are part of a cohort with 12 other grant recipients for the next year. We will be meeting through out the year to discuss and share what we have been doing with our new technology. We are incorporating some project based learning into our social studies and science curriculum. Has anyone got their toes wet with project based learning? Would love to hear about it!!! 

I am off to start my day. The tile man is coming to replace some tiles on back patio, need to get my work out in, and of course start organizing  the garage!! 

Happy Tuesday to everyone!!

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