Thursday, June 27, 2013

Follow me on BlogLovin'

So you have probably heard that Google Reader is going away on July 1st. What does that mean for you?  If you are following me on there, you won't get anymore updates. At first I was freaking out a little! That's how I read my blogs!  No worries though, I have found a new love... BlogLovin!

So, how do you stay in touch with my blog and all the others you follow?????  Join us on Bloglovin.   With BlogLovin, you will be able to keep up with all of your favorite blogs!

Some of my favorite bloggers are doing giveaways to make the transition a little easier (And although I already have my Birthday Giveaway going on, I thought I'd join too!)

If you have not yet switched or are not following my blog through Bloglovin', then there are a few easy steps to follow.  Click Here to Follow me on BlogLovin.

You will need to set up an account with Bloglovin' so that you can follow me.  Please be sure to leave your Bloglovin' username in the Rafflecopter entry.  Then, go to this post on Bloglovin' and "like" it.

If you want to go ahead and move all of the blogs you follow from Google over, you can go to this link and it will take you through the super easy steps.  BUT, please go to my Bloglovin' link and make sure that you are following me through Bloglovin'.  To be sure, make sure that the blue button at the top of my Bloglovin' page has been clicked (it should be gray with the word following- if it's blue, please click it to follow!)

So, if you follow me by Bloglovin, please enter this giveaway!!  I will be picking 2 WINNERS and each winner will get their choice of 2 ITEMS FROM MY TpT STORE! The giveaway will end on July 1st! :)

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!!

I have been enjoying my summer! I sure hope that you have too.  That's why I've been a little absent.  I'd much rather get a tan by the pool and shop for new dresses than spend time at the computer.  I've only been on break for the about a week and a half, so I'm not too worried about my status of being a bum! :)

Guess what guys?  Today is my birthday!

I'm 27 today, officially in my late 20's.  I'm looking forward to a great year!  On Friday I hung out with some great friends to celebrate.
Do you recognize that fabulous girl in the top picture? That's my IRL Bloggy Friend Elisabeth from Twins, Teaching and Tacos!

My parents took me out to dinner this weekend.  Today, I'm going rafting at the National Whitewater Center, and who knows what I'll get into tonight! :)

Paper from Ashley Hughes, Clipart from Maree Truelove
To celebrate my birthday, I'm celebrating with you.  I'm having a 20% off sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Everything is on sale until Friday!

Also, I wanted to share the birthday love, so I'm giving away a $25 gift card to one of my favorite places, Target! Enter below in the Rafflecopter.  The Giveaway ends Thursday at Midnight!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Five for Friday-June 14

I'm BAAAAACK! Did you miss me?  I missed you guys!  I've never gone this long without blogging. It has been a crazy month.  Cuhrazy.  So this Five for Friday will be more of a Five for the Month (because this blogger is a big time slacker)

1. The week after Memorial Day we had the dreaded....
well I'll let you guess by looking at the pictures. 

Hmm...Bare Walls and No Groups. Yep, you guessed it.  Testing! This is the first year we implemented Common Core, so we didn't really know what to expect from the test.  My students worked so hard and  I was so proud of them. 

Before we tested, we made the cute rock stars, because we were going to ROCK THE TEST!  You can check them out here!

2. After testing, we had one week left of school.  So we had some fun.  We had so much fun that I didn't take very many pictures. 

One day we had Patriotic Day.  We wore red, white and blue and celebrated Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day!  

We made these cute windsocks.  They were easy peasy. 
All you need is some red, white and blue construction paper and some streamers, plus a piece of string. I had the students create a flag with construction paper and then they added 3 streamers.  They hole punched two holes at the top and added string.  They had lots of fun taking them outside and playing with them!  I love how much fun kids can have with something so simple. 

3. No end of the year celebration is complete without a Water Day! Our whole third grade competed in lots of fun water and beach relays. 

Like the Beach Ball Hop

and Sponge Relays. For this one they carried the wet sponge over their head and then squeezed it into a jug. 

The Partner Water Balloon Waddle was funny to watch!  The studenst link arms like in the picture below and we placed a water balloon between their backs and they had to waddle across the field and get the water balloon in the bucket!

4.  I made a video for my class with all of our pictures from the year.  It turned out great.  (All 25 minutes of it!)  I invited the parents to come and watch it before our Awards Day.  I'm not going to lie, I was a little emotional!  I LOVED my class this year! 

I burnt a copy of the DVD for my students too!

5. Then it was finally here! The last day of school.  

I hate those pictures in a mirror, but I couldn't resist because I loved my shirt!!

After we cleared all the desks out of the room, we had a walk down memory lane.  I gave them a big piece of bulletin board paper and they wrote down all of their memories from the year.  

  Well school ended last Friday.  I had to work Monday-Wednesday.  Lots of paperwork and lots of cleaning.  I am finally done.  I've been enjoying my free time.  Since Friday, I've spent a lot of time at the pool. 

Ignore the ominous rain clouds, the weather has been crazy!

I went to my favorite store. 

and I bought a new bed. I'm in love! Thanks to my mom who spent two hours helping me put it together!
I got an awesome deal on the most comfortable mattress ever.  My bed is now very tall. I feel like I'm living the Princess and the Pea. 

I've gotten a pedicure, I've drank lots of wine, I've slept in, I've gone to the gym.  Basically I love summer.  

For those of you who aren't quite on break, hang in there! :) 

Have a great weekend! 

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