Saturday, February 2, 2013

Currently and Super Bowl Sale!

Even with all the busy-ness of my life, I always look forward to blogging for Farley's "Currently's." She is unbelievable and always brings us bloggy teachers together :) Join in on the fun by clicking HERE! I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of the month of February.  I actually feel like this is one of my busiest months.. doing more prepping my kiddos for the state tests.. superbowl [which last year was waaaay better with the giants ;) ]... valentine's day... michael's birthday [30 this year!]... and we just had our Catholic School Week! It was crazy busy--Hat day, Hawaiian day, Western day, School Spirit day, and Royal day.  The kids LOVED it and that's all that matters! (even if my throat does hurt).  February break is coming up... who's with me? Excited, and hoping that I get everything done that needs to be done so I can actually ENJOY it... but then again, that would be my first break ever ;)
Pet peeves - that was something to think about.  Lying is the worst thing, and my kiddos know it.. granted, they are 9 and 10 years old, but they know to tell me the truth because they will get less consequences if I find out that they lied to me about the situation.. oh boy! ;) I guess cheating goes along with lying.. only because, really? Just break up with the person!! I am seen too many people hurt by cheating.. messes up their whole lives and their children's lives.  If you are not happy, then communicate!... That is my rant about that.  And animals.. they are everything to me.  If I could, I would be vegetarian.  Here is my cute little Zoey.
I am currently working on a ELA Common Core Unit, and it's already 39 pages.. it will probably end up being around 100 I am sure, because there are not just readings and posters, but games with have lots of printables that after you print in color and laminate, can last you a very long time! I can't help but using color because the kids love it and it will last me years and years :) 
I am also trying to continue with my 90 day weight loss challenge.. it's almost been 3 full weeks.. I have NO idea where the time has gone.. My next weigh in is Monday so we will see if I lose any weight--I have lost a total of 3.5 pounds thus far which I am very proud of! I am also continuing Insanity, but only 4 times a week.. makes me feel strong.  I highly recommend it if you really want a hardcore challenge!

I wanted to show you my friend Holly (since Kindergarten)'s creation for a friend of mine.  ADORABLE! She actually started her business with making the most adorable bows, but now she is crocheting hats... look at this cute owl one she made for a toddler?? Sorry my phone camera quality is so bad, but you can see how amazing her talent is!! Check out her facebook page for more examples.. she literally can do ANYTHING!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bee-Belles-Baubles/277719062262787
 
Don't forget about the amazing sales going on on TPT and TN!!! Click HERE to check out my TPT store for 28% off February 3rd and February 4th when you use the code: super. And click HERE to check out my Teacher's Notebook sale of 30% February 2nd and February 3rd!! Going on now with so many amazing teacher stores so go check them out!!
Look how cute Ashley Hughes' clipart is? She's the best... Click here to visit her blog and link up!

14 comments:

  1. How funny! My Bestest friend also crochets and has her own business on Facebook! Her name is Yarnsy--you should check her out! It AMAZES me people who can do things like that.

    Upstate NY! OOh, I bet you're cold right now. I lived in NYC for 3 years, and I sure don't miss the winters. I'm back in TX (where I grew up), and it is like 65 degrees today and gorgeous.

    Thanks for following me--right back atcha! :)


    GAYLA
    Teach On.

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    1. Hey Gayla!! I know, I can't imagine crocheting because I don't have the patience! haha.. but it's definitely beautiful! The weather has been brutal, but I don't think I could live in a place where it's always warm.. I like to mix it up!! Ideally, I like temperatures between 50-80 :)

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  2. Your doggie is soo cute! Can't wait to see your ELA unit too!!

    Stephanie
    Tales of Teaching in Heels

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  3. Hey Steph, thank you so very much!! I absolutely love your stuff too :) I am sure I will be having a giveaway whenever it's done!

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  4. Lucky you have a break in February! We go from Christmas break to Spring break, but our spring break falls a little earlier this year and is the last week of March. It is usually in April!

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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    1. Awe man! I hope you at least get a long Christmas break :) we get just about a week and maybe another day or two... our spring break is in April :) I hope you can make it to March!!

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  5. Hey Laura!
    I am so looking forward to Feb. Break. We can do it! Your ELA unit looks great! I am going to pass on your blog to a couple of my 4th grade friends. I think they would love all your products!
    Congrats on the weight loss! Keep going!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    tamingmyflockoffirsties@gmail.com

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    1. You are the sweetest thank you so much Beth Ann!! It means a lot to me :) I hope all is well!!

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  6. Hey girlie! LOVE that owl hat!! I wish I had Feb. break to look forward to right now but then I love the two week break when it finally arrives. I can't wait to check out your ELA unit when you finish. You go girl!! Keep up the great work with Insanity too. You are so inspirational!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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    1. Hey Holly!!! I would rather have a 2 week break as well... I would be able to wait it out :) I just hope I don't kill myself with work for either break!! ;) my 4th grade unit has your name written all over it!! Xoxo

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  7. Zoey is soooo cute Laura! That owl hat is just precious! I so agree with your pet peeves too! Animal cruelty just breaks my heart! Congratulations on the weight loss! :o)

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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    1. Thank you so much Karyn!!! And with animal cruelty I was thinking about it and I guess that's not necessarily a pet peeved but a big NO NO! I hate when people abandon their dogs in cars for a long time either :( I always want to save them!!

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  8. Your blog is too cute!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

    adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much for stopping by!!

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