Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cause & Effect.....

Cause - I am really excited about a new unit I am making!
Effect - I am writing a new blog post!

If you can't tell, I am now teaching cause and effect in my classroom! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE teaching this unit!!! I have not written a new unit in FOREVER, SO I am now writing a NEW Cause & Effect Unit!!! I have just started, but I hope to have the unit up in my store by this weekend! I love the feeling of creating a new unit knowing that it might be used by another teacher somewhere!! This unit is going to be FULL of fun for students! I haven't been this excited since this summer when I finished my Genre Posters & Labels!! To celebrate, I am posting a picture of the ANCHOR CHART I am using this week with my students! Another one of my favorite things is ANCHOR CHARTS!!! Love, Love, Love them!! :) I am quite proud of this particular anchor chart! My illustration even looks kind of cute! :) 

Check back for the unveiling of my Cause & Effect Unit! I will be giving away a copy to one of you that can answer a question about little old me! :) Happy Almost Hump Day friends!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I love SALES!!!

Wow! I have been SUPER busy the past few weeks! Between school, spending time with my family, and shopping (I LOVE BLACK FRIDAY), I haven't had any time to think about teaching or blogging!! I have loved every minute of it, but I am glad to get back to my normal routine tomorrow AND I am excited to get back to my BLOG!!! :) I wanted to let everyone know of a Cyber Monday plus Tuesday sale that starts tomorrow! My TpT store will be on sale Monday AND Tuesday this week!! WOO HOO!! TpT will also be giving everyone an extra 10% off by entering the code CMT12 at checkout! 

(Thank you 3AM Teacher for the cute button!)

WOW! HAPPY SHOPPING FRIENDS!!! Look for a lot of blog posts coming your way this week!! :) 

Thursday, November 22, 2012


HAPPY THANKSGIVING friends!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed day!!! I am so thankful for my sweet Jesus, my wonderful hubby, my adorable and amazing little boy, all my awesome family, all my great friends, and all of you my fabulous bloggy friends!!! I am one blessed lady!!! Here is a little Thanksgiving gift from me to you! Here is my first try at making my own clip art ! So exciting!! :) Feel free to use my little friend below, just please give me credit!!! :) GOBBLE GOBBLE!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


I don't know about you, but I LOVE read alouds! I love to read to my students!! I love for them to hear how much I love reading! Last year, the instructional coach at my school shared an AWESOME website with us! It is We Give Books. Y'all, it is a WONDERFUL website! You can read so many books on this website for FREE!! That's not the only thing though...When you read a book, another book is being donated to a charity working in communities around the world!!! How cool is that?!? My students love when I read them books off We Give Books, and they love going on their themselves to search through and read the books! Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE to read real, tangible books, and I SERIOUSLY LOVE the smell of a fresh book!!! This is just another tool to add to your "teacher tool belt" to use in your classroom if you get a chance! Check out the website and let me know what you think!!! :) HAPPY SUNDAY!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Currently

I am linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her November Currently! Go check it out! Here is my November Currently: 

LISTENING: I can't believe how silent my house is right now! Seriously, I have a 2 1/2 year old. It is NEVER silent, but I am enjoying it for at least a few minutes!!

LOVING: My new Crocs are SO STINKIN COMFY!!! Here is a picture of them: 
Y'all, seriously, these things are SO comfortable! Just click on the picture to check them out on the Crocs website! 

THINKING: I really love my students, and I have had to remind myself this week of why I do what I do everyday. Being a teacher is not easy. In fact, it can be frustrating and thankless, BUT I do it for my students...PERIOD! I love to teach and watch my students grow! I love to see them light up when they learn something new! At times, I am the only positive person they have in their life, and I count it a BLESSING to be able to do what I do everyday! Teaching is a calling, and I believe I have been called to teach my sweet students! :) 

WANTING: I am a Nicholas Sparks-o-holic! I am seriously missing having a new Sparks book to read! I need a new book!! So, if anyone has any suggestions for a good book I could read, I am all ears! 

NEEDING: I need to slow down. I have to tell myself this constantly because I am always going 90 mph trying to get everything done! So, this weekend, my family is spending some much needed quality time together! I really don't care what we do as long as we are doing it together! :)

MUSIC: Honestly, I don't play music in my classroom on a regular basis! Help me out friends! What do you play in your classroom on a regular basis? I would love some good suggestions to use in my classroom!!

So, there it is ~ my November Currently! Head on over to Oh' Boy 4th Grade to link up! Just remember Farley's rule of 3: comment on the one or two ahead of your link and then come back and comment on the one or two after yours... and be sure to make it meaningful!!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Book Character Day!!

Yesterday was our annual Book Character Parade at my school! Can you guess who I was? 

That's right!!! AMELIA BEDELIA!!! We all had so much fun yesterday marching around the school and showing off our costumes! Did your school do anything fun yesterday involving costumes? :)