Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lovin' My Sweeties!

I am so excited about my little group of 22 Kindergarteners this year! They are adorable and they have so much personality and spunk! At my school we have phase in days for the Kindergarteners. The parents will bring their children at 8:30 to the gym and they will pick them up at 11:30 that day. We do this for 2 days. On Monday, I had 9 kiddos-3 girls and 6 boys. Oh they were so sweet! On Tuesday, I had 1 boy and 12 girls! Wow! Can we say I have a ton of girls this year or what? It is so funny how sometimes you have grade levels with more of one than the other. Tomorrow, we will use it as a day to assess the students that didn't come for their Kindergarten assessments at the end of the 2012 school year. Since we have to get their cumulative folders started, we will work on those on Wednesday as well. Our students will all come full time beginning Thursday! I can't wait to see them all together and make some group pictures! Does anybody else have phase in days?  I did make the frame that everybody did, "1st Day of Kindergarten". I left my camera at school today so hopefully I can put them together in add them here so you can see them! I love taking pictures! 

I have also spotted some giveaways and I thought I would share those with you!

teaching, life, and everything in between  teaching, life, and everything in between: Back to School Giveaway!: The kiddos start school a week from Thursday, which, in my opinion is the perfect reason to have a giveaway!! Here's what I have to offer....Winners announced Sept. 6!

  Ms. Jones' Junction: 100 Follower Giveaway!!!: I am amazed that I have reached 114 followers since I started my blog in July! I appreciate each and everyone of my followers and I have mad...Ends in 5 days!

   Teaching With Love and Laughter: My new blog design...and a giveaway!: I am so proud to show off my brand new blog design! Thanks to Erika and Misty, I now have an original, one-of-a-kind, blog, that I just...Ends in 5 days!~

Grab My Button!    Smiling in Second Grade: Another Giveaway!!: Ask and you shall receive!  In my laminator giveaway, a lot of you checked out MyBinding.com and mentioned that you would like the Duo Tri...


   Tonya's Treats for Teachers: 500 follower MEGA Giveaway!: I know, I have 2 more followers until I reach 500...but I just can't wait any longer! I am beyond excited for this giveaway and so very tha...

  Traditions, laughter and happily ever after: 800 Follower Giveaway & other stuff...:  Hey everyone I'm coming up on 800 followers so I thought I would get together with some of my VERY TALENTED teacher friends and host...


To celebrate 100 followers, Katie from Rock & Teach is having a great giveaway!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Heavy Heart............

Last week, I lost a fabulous friend and my school lost an awesome librarian. I am coming to you all for ideas or suggestions! This lady was 45 years old, a wife, mom to 2 children-son that is 22 and daughter is 19. There is never a good time to lose someone and I can already tell you the whole staff is dreading the thoughts of going back and not seeing her smiling face in the library. She suffered from cancer-an 8 year battle-and it was just finally too much for her. My principal sent an email and asked for us to be thinking of ways we can honor her memory at school. Everyone loved her....it was truly the biggest funeral I have ever been to. Her faith and spirit were so strong. I was hoping you could give me some ideas of things I can share with the staff. I will keep you posted on what we decide to do~

Thank you so much!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Giveaways to Check out!

 I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

Primary Possibilities
Primary Possibilities: Learning Targets...and a Giveaway/Favor!: Stephanie found this great free download awhile ago and has it up in her classroom with her daily learning objectives.  It is great for pock...

    All Things Teachery and more.......: 100 Follower Giveaway!! Check it out!!: WOW!! I can't believe it!! I have made it to almost 100 (94 currently) followers!!  I have an awesome giveaway for you! These ladies belo...

Patterson's porch     Patterson's Porch: Sit Back. Relax. Share.: 109 Follower Giveaway… excuse me TWO giveaways!: I am having such a BLAST blogging, sharing and receiving great ideas from fellow teachers! I want to thank all my wonderful followers, 109 t...


Diane from Teaching with Moxie is celebrating with 100 followers! She has some great prizes for you to win! 

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Classroom and a GIVEAWAY!

Well, I went into school yesterday to do a few things...............took pictures of my room so hopefully I will get them loaded soon. I went back again today and had my fabulous sister to help me move some really large bookcases that were taking up wayyyyy too much room. Wow, I couldn't believe how much more space I have in my room now. I ended up staying for about 3 and half hours taking things off bookcases, cleaning them, and dusting the stuff that was on them and organizing. I am going to make some things and am excited to move "stuff"  OUT of my room. I am a really big hoarder I think-always afraid I am going to need something later! 

I have a really long list of stuff to go and buy so I hope I am able to find it tomorrow! Be sure to keep reading below for a giveaway! 

Oh boy! You need to head over to Tonya's Treats for Teachers. She almost has 500 followers and has a great, big, huge giveaway planned! Not only is she having a giveaway, but she has great ideas and you will enjoy following her blog! It's a win win situation! Be sure to tell her if you are a new follower!

   Keep CALM & Imagine, then Get Excited & Make Things!: My 113 Follower Giveaway....Finally! & a Teacher F...: I t' s f i n a l l y h e r e !   I am celebrating reaching  100  113 Followers! I finally got everything figured out and here it is...

Primary Possibilities
     Primary Possibilities: Learning Targets...and a Giveaway/Favor!: Stephanie found this great free download awhile ago and has it up in her classroom with her daily learning objectives.  It is great for pock...

    Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings: Tony Chestnut CD Review and Giveaway!: Today, I am thrilled to get the chance to review Tony Chesnut & Fun Time Action Songs by The Learning Station!  All opinions are strictly my... 


Teaching Fabulous Firsties is having a giveaway to celebrate 100 followers! Check it out!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Just had to share!

Happy Friday! I just got my new teacher notecards in the mail today and I am so excited to share what they look like! Aren't they the cutest? I bet you have no idea what my (sorta) class theme is.....if you guessed bees, you are right! LOL  I love, love, love notecards so I can use them to send sweet notes home to my student's families when they do sweet things for the class! 

The sweet gal, Skye, that I ordered them from loved them too! She is super talented and can make anything! If you would like to order some, she is giving my readers 10% off. It will be valid through the end of August so you can stock up before school starts! ! The code to use is  BUSYBEE10 for 10% off of a set of 16 cards/envelopes. :) The link to her etsy store and my notecards is: ThumbprintDesign  Her name is Skye and you can email her by clicking the link. She really is great and tell her Kelly Brown sent you! 

Thanks so much for letting me share my new notecards! Amazing at what excites me now! 

   Creative Lesson Cafe: It's a Creative+Lesson+Cafe Theme Giveaway!: I'm really excited to have this giveaway here on my new blog! It's my way of saying thanks and welcome to my first fantastic followers! It'...

My Photo     Primary Possibilities: Learning Targets...and a Giveaway/Favor!: Stephanie found this great free download awhile ago and has it up in her classroom with her daily learning objectives.  It is great for pock...


        The Adventures of Miss Elisabeth: Big Event Fundraising Giveaway!: Hi blog friends! I am excited to be teaming up with Big Event Fundraising for a BIG... no HUGE giveaway!! The winner of this giveaway will ...


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