Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fun at the Carolina Blogger Meet Up

Last Saturday, the Carolina Girls (plus Georgia) meet up in Charlotte for some blogger fun.  Gretchen and Dana hosted the fun at Carraba's in downtown Charlotte.  We had a great lunch, wonderful conversation, and shared lots of fun ideas.  Dana and Gretchen created some fun items for blogger meet up.  We all received ribbons for our winning blogs, 'toe' nail polish, and a mat of all the bloggers that registered to attend.  The ladies also decorated the table up for the festivities.  The best part had to be the conversation.  I can't wait for the next meet up! 


Pictured Left to Right
Gretchen from Always a Lesson
Dana from 3rd Grade Gridiron

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013


Have you heard this before???
"I am bored!"
I know after a week or two (or even a couple days) of summer vacation, the kids get restless. Those words come out of their cute little mouths, "I am bored!" So needless to say, I tried to help out the parents and give the little ones something to help solve the problem.

Each student got an envelope full of fun things to do to help with being bored.  I just love the fact that I can makes copies of the envelopes on our copier.  I also do this with my mystery unit for detective case files. 

I also included a special note to each child.

Another find inside was a scavenger hunt.  This was a special request of the kids.  I think they may actually try to accomplish it since we came up with lots of it together.  I also included reading stories, math games, stationary, bubbles, coupons, crayons, a reading log, and lots more. 
Hope you all are having a fabulous Friday!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Moo-rvelous Trip

Who does not love a field trip?  Especially to the farm!!!  My class and I had a MOO-rvelous time at Farm Day!  We even got to walk about a 1/2 mile to the pond for a picnic lunch. 

I am not sure who was more nervous as we walked through the cow pasture...the kids, me...nope had to be the cows.  The herd headed the other way as soon as 60 kids started heading towards them. 

The kids thought this was where we were going, but this was just a watering hole. 
Not our picnic spot.

This was our lunch spot!  Isn't it a lovely peaceful place! 

I loved learning about the honey bees.  This was something new this year!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Where did it go???

Where did the last month or so go???  I can't believe it is already a third of the way through June.  May flew by and I have so many things that I should have shared.  I hope I can catch up this summer and share some of the fun my students and I had at the end of the year.  I still have a few work days to work survive, and summer school will begin in a couple weeks. 

The end of the school year has been bitter sweet for me.  My mom is an assistant at the school I work at, and she is retiring this year.  This year has been the first year that I have really even seen her during the day.  We had lunch together most days.  I am really going to miss that!  (tissue time!)  She is a wonderful mom that keeps telling me she is going to volunteer in my room next year.  :)  I hope she does not change her mind.  To top things off, my precious daughter turned 18 and graduated from high school two days later.  I am extremely proud of her!!!!!  She graduated from high school and also earned her Associates of Arts Degree too.  I can't believe she will be heading off to college in a couple months.  (grabbing more tissues!)

Please forgive my lack of posts.  I promise to be better this summer. Some other summer highlights... I hope to head to IKEA in Charlotte to get some more things for my classroom (and home too). I would also love to go to the Lakeshore Learning Store.  Maybe after the Carolina Bloggers meet up.  I can't wait to meet all of the fabulous bloggers.  I will also be on the lookout for more monster themed things to add to my room. 

Happy Monday!