I was *just* about to start a new book until the mailman rang my doorbell. Clearly, I'm into hard-hitting, serious reading material. #chiclitlover #noshameatall
Why?!?? 😩 #saturdaysareforsleepingin
After our seed spitting contest, I gave each student a special brag tag so they could always remember that in second grade their teacher let them spit stuff at school. 😜 Grab it for free on the blog! Temporary link in profile. 🍉
Watermelon Day was a success! We made words, we tasted fruit, we graphed, we wrote, we had a seed spitting contest, and more. It was a very busy, but great, day! In case you were wondering, those are black beans we used for our seed spitting contest. Watermelon with seeds are hard to form by these days! 🍉😊
Yay for Watermelon Day! End of year theme days are my favorite!! Also, there is no guarantee that this watermelon will make it to school without me eating a few pieces first. 😜🍉
When report cards and RTI files are due tomorrow and you have a giant watermelon to cut for tomorrow's watermelon tasting, you drink a late afternoon coffee. #hopefullyifallasleeplater 😜
Today is bubble day! Everything is all set and ready to go, and I can't wait to blow some bubbles outside. I just hope it isn't too windy today!😬 #becauseyesterdayswindwascrazy
Another lemonade tasting in the books. It was a hit! Best of all, being only 3.5 days away from the end, the kids were engaged in meaningful learning and were on task all day! 😊🍋 Use the temporary link in my profile to grab the free drink tickets and bracelets!
Lemonade Day is all set and ready to go! 🍋#endofyearfun #lemonadetasting
We made our coin caterpillar books today. I love how this student drew her caterpillar surfing! Hehe. You can read all about coin caterpillar books on my blog. Temporary link in profile.😊
My parent volunteers loved this fun gift, and yours will too! Head on over to the blog to read all about it, and don't forget to grab the freebie while you're there! Link is in profile. 😊🍦
I always love how these turn out! We usually paint them with watercolor, buuuuut, we ended up using crayons this year. I still love them!
Today, I tasked my students with writing some word problems. They know I love my coffee, but this might be a bit much, even for me.😆😂
Our American symbols research project is well underway. Our timing was cut short this year and we didn't get to a few symbols, but we still managed to learn lots! Just a few more crafts to go and then we can assemble the crafts and writing into reports. #americanflag #libertybell #statueofliberty #mtrushmore
Seriously, they're the next best thing to pajamas. And there's nothing more comforting than your jammies when you're dealing with end of year craziness. #trustmeonthisone 😉
My parent volunteer gifts are all set and ready to go! Head on over to the blog to read all about this fun gift and be sure to grab the freebie! Temporary link is in profile.
This is what happy hour with a six year old looks like. Hehe. #postfielddaytreat
I've got my water, hat, spray bottle, and sunscreen. This can only mean one thing....its Field Day!!! #itsfuntospraythekids #itsgoingtobehot #fielddayinthedesert
Head on over to the blog for some brag tag related tips and tricks and be sure to grab this FREE brag tag while you're there. Temporary link is in profile.😊
This pretty much sums up my perfect Mother's Day. However you spend your day, enjoy!
I love how these students organized their coins wile playing playing Race to a Dollar. 😍 #blogfreebie
Gourmet popcorn? Yes, please! 😋 #pbjmix #buffaloranch #chicagomix #teacherappreciationgift
'Tis the season for thank you cards! #tonightstask #thenisleep #thatsalie #thenigradepapers
Our Mother's Day gifts are done! You can grab the directions for this drawing on the blog. Link is in profile. 😊
When your laminator dies, you rush to Target for a new one because those end of the year brag tags must get made. #18moredays #lastdaybragtags #bragtags
I'm a planner, which means I've already started prepping materials for back to school. The activities from my Return of the Nerds pack are my fave and make me smile! 🤓
Assessments are typically so time consuming, but these are quick and easy and get the job done! End your year on a high note and grab these for 28% off. Link to store is in profile. 😊
My TPT store will be on sale May 3-4! Now is a great time to stock up for next year! Be sure to use the TPT promo code for additional savings.😊
I'm not sure why I saved all of this adulting for one day, but thank goodness for coffee!😜
I just finished updating one of my top selling end of the year packs! Grab it on sale through 10 p.m. tonight! (4/30/16). Temporary link is in profile. 🍉😊
This week we focused on word problems involving length, and my second graders totally nailed it! #getit #imcheesy #andnotgoodwithpuns
It's Friday and we have an end of the day assembly. Today should be a pretty good day. 😉 Happy Friday!
Next year's B.A.T Books (by @luckytobeinfirst) are prepped and ready to go! We may be out of glue, construction paper and expo markers, but our admin is amazing when it comes to making sure we have paper.
Motion sickness on a school bus is a real thing my friends. 😳🚌 #itsathing #fieldtripwoes #teacherproblems
Found these at the book fair today. 😊 The kids looooved Frog on a Log? So funny!
Because binding and cutting stuff is much more interesting with your new pink gnomie hanging around. And, thank goodness for teacher friends who let you borrow their super cool tools! #yesterdaywasaproductiveday #thankstomygnomies
We were so excited to get out pen pal letters today! Is it terrible that I've already decided that I'm not sharing the markers? 😆
You know it's the end of the year when you go to grab red and blue construction paper for your end of year America report and this is all that's left. And there aren't many options to substitute the colors either. #ineedlike6morepacks 😳😜
The girls in my class have taken to turning boy clip art kids into girls by coloring in extra hair (left). 😆
Today I'm wearing my furniture mover hat. It's time to mix up the seating arrangement! It also doubles as a morning workout.😜
Look what I inherited today! Fun and colorful mini lanterns to brighten up our learning space! It's the little things. 😉
My blog recently got a makeover and it makes my heart go pitter patter. 😍 @laugheatlearn did such an amazing job and she is so, so wonderful to work with. Now it's time to start writing some new posts!
Forms for next year are ready to go. 👊🏼 I always prep the things I know I will need and stash them on a shallow (and otherwise useless) shelf in my wardrobe. Any other planners out there?
I'll be taking it easy today. Who's with me? #justvegout #itstotallyfine #youdeservetorestandrecharge
I love fun facts and I love reading the ones others have posted about themselves! I thought I'd join @teacherspayteachers for some #MeetMeTpT fun! 1️⃣ I love my freckles. 2️⃣ I can't stand dangly earrings. They are so pretty, but they drive me bonkers. I only wear studs. 3️⃣ I love comedy tv/movies. I would rather laugh than cry (or be scared). 4️⃣ I have attended an autopsy and, no it wasn't gross. 5️⃣ Hands down, I am a better bowler than my hubby. 6️⃣ I am a terrible cook and I avoid it at all costs. For real. 7️⃣ Chick Lit is my favorite. 8️⃣ Apparently I love oversized sunglasses (see pic). 9️⃣ When I was 17, I drove a banana yellow Volvo that I bought all by myself. I was so proud. 🔟 I have been known to eat chips and salsa as a meal.
I'm going to be very real for a minute, I have yet to make my subs plans pretty. And, yes, that's comic sans you see there. #notsorryatall #teacherskeepingitreal #aintnobodygottimeforthat
When you have a 12 hour day ahead of you, clearly a venti sized latte is in order. ☕️☕️☕️
I am so impressed with how my students' cherry blossom paintings came out!! We just finished up a report about Japan and we made this artwork to display in the hallway. 😍
This is how I de-stress after a long and challenging day. How about you? #timeformyDIYmani #althoughaprofessionalonewouldbebetter #hehe
I am kind of obsessed with my new stickers. I'm also undecided as to which is cuter, the emojis or the hipster forest animals. #teacherproblems😆
I basically have the world's greatest friend and neighbor. She brought me all of these pretty post it pads today! @kgmass 😘
My day: clean, coffee break, clean some more, drink more coffee...I'd much rather just drink the coffee. 😜 Who can relate? #magicalunicornslippersforthewin
Last week we reviewed several skills, including arrays, and these little task cards from @soaring_sandy were perfect for making our array practice hands-on and fun!
Anchor charts prepped and ready to go. Let the weekend begin! #themarkersareprettierthanthecharts #seriously
Scoops of Coins is all prepped and ready to go. Tomorrow we'll be scooping and counting!
New blog post! Check out my favorite coin counting activities and be sure to grab the freebie while you're there.😊 Link is in profile.
In case you missed it the first time around, be sure to head over to the blog for some ideas, activities and freebies for the month of April. Link is in profile.😊
A little coffee and a little reading makes for a great Saturday morning. And, yes, I'm still in my jammies.😜
My students are coin counting rock stars lately! This mini book project was a great way for them to show off what they know. #thepiggymakesmesmile