Saturday, July 28, 2012

I’m SOOO excited!

Tomorrow is our big day!


If you are in the OKC area, meet up with these sweet girls! I am SO excited and nervous to meet them! I have stressed about what to wear Smile

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Now to announce the winners of my giveaway! Thanks to ALL who entered!

Lisa R. you won my set of Emergent Readers that go along with "There was an only lady"
Connie you won my sight word card games
Cindy, you won an item of your choice of item from Herding Kats store

Rachel, you won Pocket Full of Kinder's CVC I have Who has game
Fawn- you won the $10 card to TpT!

Congratulations Smile

I am off to get some beauty sleep, I will see yall tomorrow with pictures of our meetup!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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I have spent ALL day in my classroom. I had a mini meltdown.


We start school 3 weeks from yesterday. Oh-My-Lanta! I will be camping for a week too. (With no wifi/cell service). We can obviously see where my time needs to be spent Smile

Mrs. Lemons is having a Get to Know you linky, I wanted to share!

tell me more

1. I am an Okie. Yup, I said it! However I did live in Kansas for 4 years to go to college. Even though I grew up in the country areaI am a CITY girl!!

2. I met my Hubby in college. He played football, and I played golf and was a student trainer.


3. I was accepted into Oklahoma State University 3 different times. I bleed orange and black, yet I never took a class from them! I am the BIGGEST football fan! I loved watching Dustin play football, and still to this day, I love it. I wake up early on Saturday morning just to watch GameDay!


4. I am an only child. I do however, have 9 cousins. My oldest girl cousin and I act like sister, we fought like cats and dogs when we were little, now we are super close!


Isn’t she super pretty! I am so proud of the young woman she has become! I am so sad that she will be a senior this year, and I can’t believe it! I still remember leaving my 1st grade class (where I was making a super cool rocket) to see her when she was born!

5. I am part of the ONLY 3rd Generation family to ever teach in my school district. My Grandma started teaching 51 years ago, and since then, we have always had a member of our family teaching. What can I say, it is in my genes!


This is my on my 1st day of 1st grade, in my mom’s bathtub (the very same one that is in my classroom)

6. Dustin and I do have children. They just are of the K9 variety! We treat them just like I would my kindergarteners! I have been known to tell them they didn’t make a good choice! My Little Leo, is a whopping 14 lbs and then my Baby Atlas. Who weighs almost 100 lbs.


7. I devote 110% to my kinder kiddos. I don’t think I could do any other job!


Before I sign off! Three reminders!

1. Don’t forget about the Okie Meetup!


2. Sign up for my giveaway! Lots of goodies and a $10 TpT gift card!


3. My TpT Store is having a 20% Christmas in July sale! Come Check it out!

Have a good evening!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made it and GIVEAWAY

This will be a full blogpost! (If you make it to the end there will be a giveaway)
First of all! We will start with Monday Made it! I made this freebie this weekend.
It is flashcards (Both upper/lowercase), Fluency strips, assessment page (For teacher to mark on) and a pdf that you can flip through that show each of the letters in the order of the assessment. I am needing things for my Intervention tub, and this fits the bill for Letter Naming.
I also “made” these little centers in my classroom. The first is my pocket chart center, (look at the cute little bench, I did make it)
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Then when you walk in my door there is my tree that my kids will check in with, and the free choice options.  (Please ignore the mess Smile)
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(Does that count? I have been super busy moving stuff in my classroom that I haven’t made anything really crafty this week)
The next part, because of some schedule conflicts we are changing the Okie meet up to THIS Saturday! Please email on of us to let us know you are coming to have fun!!

Pheww! What a ton of information! Thanks for sticking around this long. Now the most EXCITING part. I reached 150 followers. I flew past 100 so quickly that I didn’t get a chance to do a giveaway so I’m breaking the rules and doing one at 150.
There can’t be a part with out guest. So who is joining in on the fun?! These lovely ladies:

Shuna is giving away this bad boy:medium-262108-1
and Jennifer is giving away ANY item in her store!
I am also throwing in ALL of my sight word game and ALL of my “Little Old Lady” Emergent readers.
Oh and did I mention a $10 gift cart to TeachersPayTeachers?!?!

This is the first time I have done a rafflecopter, so I think there will be 5 winners!

a Rafflecopter giveaway May the odds ever be in your favor Smile

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A little classroom Decoration

First I want to tell all of you who have given Dustin and I your well wishes thanks! We appreciated it! We really enjoyed our little minivaca!

While waiting for him to get off work, I whipped up a couple of cuties. I have gained inspiration from pinterest. Hope you can enjoy them. Go check em out!


transportation tags($1)


Keep your eyes open, I am getting ready to do a giveaway because I have reached 150 followers! A little preview of what is up for grabs Smile



Sunday, July 15, 2012


I just wanted to blurt out before I get started on my post, tomorrow is our 1st anniversary! On July 16th, 2011 I married my best friend and better half!


Then to show off my teacher side…


Still a year later, people tell me I can throw a pretty awesome party Smile

I have been doing a little upholstery work for my classroom.

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I am loving these cute little chairs! I will show you when I get back where I am going to put the bench. I have the perfect place for my “Pocket Chart” center. It will be awesome!

By the way, don’t forget the Bloggy Meetup in OKC on Saturday!


Please let me or Jennifer know if you can make it Smile

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fun week and Exciting Announcment!

Boy have I had a fun and busy week! I think that my husband and I were born into the wrong families. He is big into hunting and fishing, which my family is big into. His grandma and mom are BIG into crafts. Hello?! I LOVE crafting!

While they were down here, we did some MAJOR crafting. His grandma made me ALL NEW PILLOWS for my bathtub. I am so excited! I still had monkey pillows from my 1st year. So cute now!


Then she took my Toms, that had holes in the toes and covered them in Wardog Blue material. I am going to put white paw prints on the toes, so I can wear them on Fridays!


I’m sure you have seen these cutie-patooties on Pinterest. I just HAD to have one for my front door. I finally finished it up this weekend. Hubby was actually impressed. However; Im not sure if he was impressed because it was cute or because I took down the Easter Bunny!


Then I made another Teacher’s Toolbox. I made my first one when I was going to do primary colors in my room, but now that I’m doing bright colors I made a new one and donated my primary one to one of my 1st grade teachers.


What week of crafting doesn’t involve a couple of trips to Hobby Lobby, so of course we had to go Winking smile. On our way we stopped at the 3 corners of OK, MO, and KS. Had to have a photo op!


I was in MO, Sister was in OK and GMa was in KS. Sister was so tickled. We went to a Hibachi Steak House. So. Yummy.IMG_1793-001

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted a little sister. Now I have one and we have the necklace to prove it!


“Forever Sisters”

Today when they left Hub and I went to go start moving furniture into my classroom,.. SOoo excited! Ignore the mess and look at all I have accomplished so far!


Then we had to cool off at my parents pool! Atlas is my big 100lb lab, isn’t he a cutie.


Now for the big announcement!


Jennifer and I are SOO excited to announce there is going to be an Okie Meetup!! If you are an Okie Blogger, or Blog reader come meet us! We are looking forward to this!

P.S. It is right by Lakeshore Smile What better of an excuse to go with out anyone looking over your shoulder!

P.S.S. Please send an RSVP to me or Jennifer!

Sorry it is so picture heavy, but I have a lot of things to share! Have a good night!