Sunday, December 23, 2012

Monday Made It! (A little early)

Friday was my son's very first Christmas party at school!  I signed up to bring goody bags and was so excited...then my procrastination kicked in and I wasn't as thrilled about making them the night before!  BUT I got them done and I think they turned out adorable!

Here is what all went inside the bags.

My son loved these marshmallow pops I made for his birthday and insisted they go in there too.  They are super easy to make, just dip a marshmallow into candy melt and add sprinkles.  I think next time I will put the same color sprinkles as the candy melt.  But I don't think 4 and 5 years olds noticed the difference.

We made playdough using red and green Kool-aid.  I found the awesome recipe and tags here.  I changed the tags up a little and put the entire recipe on them because I gave them the playdough already made instead of a kit to make them.  I included a package of kool-aid in the goody bag so they could make more at home.

I found these adorable treats on Pinterest and knew I had to make them for Rope's classmates.  Super adorable and easy to do.  The brown "noses" are Whoppers and the red "nose" for Rudolf is a cherry sour.  Thanks to Pam and Lisa at Over the Big Moon  for the awesome labels!  I didn't take a picture of the back of the label, but it listed all of the reindeer names.

Finished!  And it only took me til 2:00 a.m. to do it!  I think they turned out awesome!!  Maybe I'll be better prepared for the Valentine's Party!  

I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

What a wonderful surprise!  I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog, not once, but THREE times.  How awesome is that!  I'd like to thank Erin Beers from Mrs. Beers' Language Arts Class; Mrs. Penna from Fantastic Fifth Grade!; and Kristin from Teach n' Tex for nominating me!
The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs.

The Rules:

  • You must post 11 random things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
  • Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers and link them in your post.)
  • No tag back, but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you! 

1. I hate chocolate!
2. I am the HS cheer coach.
3. I'm extremely forgetful!
4. I love watching the Food Network, but I hate to cook!
5. I love watching football on tv.
6. I'm obsessed with owls!!
7. I play the flute and the piano.
8. I have 2 grandkids and 1 on the way.
9. I'm not a fan of cats, but have one that loves me!
10. I love FRIENDS and have watched every episode numerous times.
11. I can juggle.

Questions for me:  (I combined the list from the 3 who nominated me)

1. What is one item that you could not live without?  My phone!

2. When did you start blogging?  June 2012
3. What is your favorite TV show?  Grey's Anatomy and Modern Family, oh and Big Bang Theory
4. How long have you been teaching?  What grades have you taught?  I've been teaching for 13 years.  I have taught 9-12 art, 1st grade (self-contained), 6-8 resource math, 6-12 resource English, 7th grade ELAR, 6th grade math
5. What do you do to pamper yourself after a tough day?  Veg out on the couch!
6. What is your favorite holiday and why?  Christmas!  I love the spirit of the whole holiday.  I also love decorating my house for Christmas.  I put a tree up in every room - including my bathroom!!  I have 10 trees up this year!
 7. What trait do you admire most in others? Why?  Loyalty.  I can't stand people who are not loyal, especially in the work place!

8.  How did you end up in your grade level and/or subject area?  I BEGGED!  I taught English  (7th grade writing) for several years when they asked me to teach reading as well.  I'm actually a math person, but I love teaching kids to write (came from my resource experience).  I am NOT a reading teacher and had a very stressful and hard year last year.  When a math position came up I begged to switch positions.  I LOVE teaching math and I am much more comfortable and happier this year!
9. How many teammates do you have?  There are 5 of us on our 6th grade team, and 4 of us in the math department (6-8 grade)
10.  Do you plan alone or as part of a team?  I plan every Thursday with my math team.   
11. If you weren’t a teacher/educator, what would you be doing?  I'd be a stay at home mom!!

Questions For You:
1. Do you have a hobby?  If so, what is it?
2. What is your favorite holiday dish?
3. What is your favorite thing about being a teacher?
4. What is your favorite sport or team?
5. What are your top 3 movies?
6. How do you balance blogging and teaching with the rest of your life?
7. How did you get into education?
8. How did you get into education?
9. Why do you blog? What inspired you to start?
10. If you could live in another part of the world, where would it be? Why?

Blogs I'm Nominating: