Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Traveling Tourists

Tomorrow is my last day of school.  I've been so busy with cums, report cards, and packing that I haven't had a chance to share this with you.  My class did research reports on the 50 states.  Each student picked a state and went to work.  We used Traveling Tourists 


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As you can see in the picture, I also had students create State Floats.  Here's a link to my Pinterest board with lots of ideas. I'll add my students' creations tomorrow {that is if I finish packing my room}.  

How many days of school do you have left? Where are your travels taking you this summer?  Comment for your chance to win a fun summer treat. 

P.S.  Check out this great Facebook Hop for some adorable clip art, papers, and other printables! 
{Did I mention they're free!?}

Monday, May 12, 2014

Granting Wishes

Julian goes to  my school, so I had to share this.  He has the sweetest spirit and I'm proud to call myself a Wrangler! The kiddos at my school are phenomenal.  We are growing stronger spirits daily through the power of compassion, charity, and love. 

Please click on the link to see this amazing video of our Make-a-Wish efforts. 

 I am truly inspired by the efforts of our families to come together to make a wish come true each year.  We were the first school in Albuquerque to do a Make-a-Wish fundraiser, but I'm happy to say that this year there have been many school that have joined us in this effort.  There is nothing better than to see the smiling face of a child who has just learned his/her wish will be granted.  

Please take a moment to donate today and then email me  your address @ for a little treat from me via snail mail.  If I have more than 50 comments, I will donate an additional $100.  Please share this with your followers so we can reach that goal.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Our PTA and principal rocks!

Our PTA made these adorable cards for us... 

And our surprise from our Principal today...a quick limo ride around the neighborhood {with strawberries, oranges, and sparkling juice}!  We had a blast and our kiddos were waiting for us on the playground when we got back.  The best part of my day was seeing their smiling faces and they ran towards us!  We definitely felt like celebrities!  I'm so fortunate to be teaching in a school with some of my best friends and have amazing support from our parents and administration.


{Photos of some of my fabulous colleagues}

Again, I want to do something special for my followers, so if you comment with your email, I'll write to you in the next couple days.  But that's not all.  I have another surprise.  I'm not sharing any clues though, you'll have to wait to see!    

Hope you all have a great night!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Sale

Our PTA has been spoiling us this week.  We had Twinkies in the Teachers Lounge yesterday and breakfast provided today {I guess this wasn't the best time to decide to go on a strict diet}.   They even decorated the lounge with some adorable quotes.  I'll have to take some pics...I don't know what I was thinking!   And my principal has a surprise for us tomorrow. She had us sign up during our lunch times and told us that we'd be leaving campus for a bit, so we have to be on time.  We never get to leave campus, so I'm excited to see what she has planned for us!  I'll definitely keep you posted on that tomorrow.  What special treats have you had this week?   It's nice to get spoiled every once in awhile! 

 I'm wanting to do something a little special for my followers, so here's the deal.  If you leave a comment with your email, I'll write to you in the next couple days.  There's more, but I don't want to give too much away! 

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 Hope you are all having a great week!  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Currently, Slant Box, and Ramona Recommends

I'm linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for May Currently.  

Listening: Listening to Avicii.  I love some techno/electric dance once in a while. 

Loving: I just got my Slant Box in the mail yesterday from

Mrs. D's Corner

I LOVE everything!  She went above and beyond.  Here are some of the items in my box.

April's theme was Spring into a Good Book.  Mrs. D picked one of my favorites, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  She included a sweet note and adorable bookmarks for the kiddos in my class.  They are going to love reading and coloring their bookmarks next week! 

Hammered Coin + Pearl Earrings - White Pearl Earrings - Delicate Pearl + Silver Coin Earrings - Statement Earrings Autism Awareness Earrings - Hammered Puzzle Piece Earrings - Light It Up Blue Earrings 

She also included these adorable earrings that she made. Here's a link to her ETSY store, The Little Coral Box.  I just adore the Autism Awareness earrings.  I'm definitely going to have to buy them! 

And Mrs. D just made this awesome Teacher Lesson Planner for the 2014-2015 school year.  Click the photo to grab yours now for only $12!

Teacher Lesson Planner 2014 - 2015 School Year {Modern Bea

And she didn't stop there.  She also got me some hand lotion, bright pens, and glitter clothespins!  Thank you so much Mrs. DeLussy.  I'm so glad I was able to get to know you better through Slant Box.  I really hope I can return the favor.  Maybe I'll be partnered with you at some point!  
 Hope you're enjoying Texas!

  If you're interested in doing this in May, visit Lessons With Coffee. May 3rd is the last day to sign up for the month, so hurry on over!

SLANT Box Exchange 

Thinking:  I need to finish reading The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate for Ramona Recommends' Book Club.  I'm giving away a copy of this book.  Keep scrolling down to enter.  It was on yesterday's blog post.  I started reading it and am loving it, but am really distracted by Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin', etc.  I'll be spending some time this weekend away from the screen.  If you're interested in joining, please visit Courtney's blog, Ramona Recommends.  


BTW she just got a new Melonheadz Mini Me...  So cute! 


Wanting:  I just started working out more than usual.  I have to get toned for bikini season!  So 4:45 am gym time, no bread, no sugar, and only one piece of dark chocolate a week.  I'm pretty sure I even told my husband yesterday that I'm going to do a fitness competition...haha {NEVER going to happen}!  I'm pretty much living on veggies and fish and I'd rather be eating cupcakes, ice cream, brownies, cookies, and candy bars. 

Needing: I haven't had a mani since before Spring break and my nails are in need of some attention.  I'm all about white tips, but am thinking of doing something a little different soon.  Any suggestions?  I also need to do my Jamberry nails from Christi Fultz.  

Surprise:  I'm going to share a surprise for my summer, but I promise to come back this weekend to do a RAK surprise!  My husband is planning our summer trip to the Dominican Republic as I blog right now!  I'm so excited for this...


 Love ya, and thanks so much for visiting.  
Hope you have a good night!