Monday, July 27, 2015

Assess Me! A Get to Know You Linky!

I am joining in on all the fun and linking up with the Tattooed Teacher for her fun linky! 

1. I seem to have my best conversations when I am talking with myself!! Especially in the car on the way to work!
2. Not really.
3. I do not crack my knuckles and the sound freaks me out. 
4. I think I work out so I can eat. I am not one of those people who forget to eat. When I am done eating I am already planning my next meal!
5. Couldn't sleep so watching cheesy late night shows!
6. I got my wisdom teeth out way back when!
7. I did shower because my hubby and I spent the day together! Lunch and dinner date!
8. Yes, went 2 years ago on Thanksgiving with my hubby. Spent some time in the CA Adventure Bar/Restaurant watching all the moms and dads come have a drink!!
9. I have prescription readers that I never wear. But suddenly the eyesight has really started to go the past 6 months...thank you fabulous 40's!! 
10. I am a California girl!!

Don't forget to link up! So much fun reading about everyone!!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Just a Lazy Sunday

It's a lazy Sunday. I have been sitting on the couch watching Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel pretty much the whole day. Yes, I said the Hallmark Channel. I am ok that I am admitting that. I have cried a bit, but like I said I am ok admitting that. A while back I had my hubby watching with me and his comment was ..."This is worse than sliding down a slide of razor blades into a pool of rubbing alcohol!" I thought he was a little harsh, but guys just don't get the Hallmark Channel or the Lifetime Channel.

I just got back from San Antonio with my mom and niece. My mom likes to take my sister and I on a girl's trip every year to make a few memories. My mom is a retired teacher so she sometimes will incorporate an educational experience into the trip. This year my sister couldn't go so my 14 year old niece went. We had a good time, but I sure was glad to be home. One of the cool things that we did do was visit Bracken Cave. We watched 20 million bats fly out for the evening on the hunt for dinner.

This is my niece Kaleigh and I waiting for the famous bats to come out of their cave. I want you to know that I never take selfies so this is a big deal for me posting this. When you are 45 you do not really enjoy what the camera reveals!! 

Here is the famous Bracken Cave!! Can you believe that over 20 million bats are inside waiting for the right moment to come out!!

This is just a quick snippet of what we saw. I have to admit it was pretty cool. They say it takes 3 hours for them all to fly out of the cave!!

So the realization just hit me that school starts in less than a month!! How??Why??? Is this really true? Panic has started to set in. I am trying to tell myself to relax and just enjoy the next couple of weeks, but I have so much I want to do. I have been trying to really map out my year. I have been focusing in on my math and trying to plan my units. Am I the only one that struggles with all the big ideas, essential questions, and everything else?? I want to be more detailed  in my actual plans instead of having it all in my head. How do you all do it?? Do you ever feel this way?? 

Well enough of that!! Sometimes you just have to vent to feel better!! Have a great rest of your day!!1

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

TPT Seller's Challenge Week #3 Complete Woohoo!!!

Finally, I finished my challenge for week 3!! I must say thank you to all the wonderful people out there that have been so helpful and kind. I am blown away by the support!! 

I am super excited to share my project with you from the TPT Seller's Week 3 Challenge! Thank you Sparkling in Second, Third in Hollywood, Teach Create Motivate,  and Preppy Zesty Teacherista.

This challenge was...

After deciding on what to do, creating it, and swapping it with some great teachers for feedback...It is finally finished!
Since I teach second grade I thought it would be great to have a little review of nouns for the beginning of the year. It would be great to use in first grade as an introduction to nouns. This unit has 6 hands on literacy centers that cover what is a noun, common and proper nouns, singular and plural, and a few interactive notebook pages. 

Do your kids love task cards. My kids do! This unit has 4 sets of task cards and 2 sets of Noun-O! and Plural-O! (a connect 4 game). 

Below is Noun- O! Students have to get 4 in a row to wi! We have played this many times in our classroom and they love it!


 Here is a preview of the entire unit!

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th and Magic Mike XXL Review!!!

Happy Fourth! I hope everyone is out having an amazing day with family and friends! I am waiting for hubby to finish golf and then we will enjoy the rest of the day together.

So I am going to be honest with you all right now. I saw the first Magic Mike movie when it came out with a group of girlfriends a few years back. We had dinner and cocktails and then headed off to see the smoking hot half naked dudes do their thing. The movie theater was packed with a bunch of screaming woman  admiring the beautiful beasts on the screen. Not the greatest movie, but let's be real...we didn't see it for the amazing plot or academy award winning performances! Well, if hottest, gyrating, six-pack abs was a category it might be a different story.

Now fast forward to Summer 2015...let's say yesterday. Picture this...lunch with a best girl friend, a few cocktails, and then an afternoon matinee of...

Ok, have you picked your jaw off of the floor?? I must confess that if Channing knocked at my door or pulled my up out of a crowd to be his pole or prop to do his stripping...this girl would be so ok with it. I had to laugh because when I told my hubby I was going he was like...why?  I laughed and said really?? Did you see the previews of their abs? Uh, hot men dancing on a brainer!!!

Anyway, I am not going to give you a play by play of the movie because I do not want to spoil it for all you ladies. But...I will say this...I thought it was better than the first one. A few new characters, no depressing drug scenes, lots of laughs, great dancing, good music, and just a fun make you laugh movie to see with a bestie or a group of girls.

Yep, this was a scene from the movie!! Hot, hot, hot!!  

And how many of you watch Kelly and Michael in the morning. Well, let's just say I am not sure if I can look at Michael Strahan in the same way anymore..LOL! His part was hysterical!! He did a great job!!

So if you need something to do today or the rest of the weekend...check out your local movie listing and put a little "Magic" into your life!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Currently

Wow! It is already July 2nd! Summer needs to sloooooooow down! I am going to ignore the fact that Target already had school supplies out for the new school year! I love you Target, but that is so not nice!! I  am linking up with Farley for the July Currently!

Listening: It is my morning routine! I get up, make myself a cup of coffee, and enjoy a little bit of the Today show before I head out to my workout class!

Loving: I live in California and we are in a major drought. We have been having some crazy hot weather. I am one who loves when the temperature is in the mid 80's, but we have had way too many days of super hot weather. The past 2 days were 105 and higher...WAY TOO HOT!! Today we are back in the nineties and there is a breeze!

Thinking: I am loving the TPT Seller's Challenge, but I need to finish this week's challenge. I have hit a creative slump! There are so many talented teachers out there!!!

Wanting: Summer is the time when this wife is supposed to get the household organized...according to the hubby. This is where I need an "Organization Fairy" to come in and do it for me. I have about 10 baskets of books in the garage from last summer that I need to organize and return to my classroom. I redid my classroom library last year and these just didn't get done!!! UUGHH!!

Needing: I am going to San Antonio for a little fun with my niece and mom next week. I know it is going to be hot and HUMID.  I am not one for humidity so I need to get me a few more shorts and tank tops to stay cool! 

ALL STAR: I love to make chocolate chip cookies! I have been told that I  make a really good one too! I freeze my dough and fresh bake it when I am going to bring them somewhere. I am known to bake cookies at 6 in the morning to surprise my students or my staff!!

Enjoy your day! Remember to link up!!

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