Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkey Time


Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner?  I can’t either!  Where has the time gone???  Anyways I just posted a new secret code words for Thanksgiving on TpT.  Go check it out!

If you did not get the 5 Little Turkeys book last year here is a quick link for this freebie!! My class last year loved this little book and I am going to read it again!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

catching up!




I am such a sorry blogger these days….. all well I try and have stuff to blog about but not much time!  So, I made a quick sight word coloring (clip picture above for freebie) for everyone to make up for being so lame!  We had the 50th day that I had to blog about but forgot to publish it… really lame I know!  Okay… my new resolve is to blog more often!  (not sure if the other three time I have said that to myself count..Ha!) Anyways here are a few pictures of what we have done lately.


The owl is a cute tear art project and very easy to make!!  To make it just draw a light bulb shape onto a paper and let them at it!  I do make the eyes, beak and feet for them but let them glue them on.  It makes it funny sometimes on how their eyes turn out. The other photos are from the 50th day writing and our photo op area!  That is all from now because my little one is rolling away… oh no.. She is learning to move around to much! I am so not ready for any crawling! 

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Getting Organized

I am trying to get organized with all the things I need to put into my lessons!  I was so used to the old state standards I could put them on without thinking or looking at them…. but with the new stuff I have to look up everything.  I type my plans but would like a cover sheet for the week to show all the standards and goals in one easy place!  Good idea…maybe?  I haven’t tried it yet so I maybe tweaking it as the year goes along.  How are you getting organized these days?  Please share we all need new tips!  I am trying to work smarter not harder!Open-mouthed smile
I made this in office so you can change whatever your areas and names. 
Here is the first draft…..  Click here for plans.
If you change or find new ways please come back to share with us your ideas. Smile with tongue outHave a great rest of the week!

Sunday, September 30, 2012


So I saw the business card labels other people have used and decided to try it out this year!  Let me tell you it is great and I am now making them for everything!!!  They are easy to place self-adhesive and after 9 weeks of book bags and kindergarteners they have held up great.  I have had one kid leave and 2 join my class but it has been super easy to change the names!  Slide one out and insert new one!  Easy Peasy!!!  I love when things work! Anyways.. enough of my rambling!  I made these labels to fit into the sleeve in power point so you can change the labels to fit your needs. I used primer print for the font and it looks good!

Here are the labels I got them from Amazon!  You may can find them elsewhere!

Avery Self-Adhesive Top-Load Business Card Holders, 3.5 x 2 Inches, Clear, 10 per Pack (73720)

Here are the label I made to fit into them! Enjoy!

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My small miracle this weekend?  Little miss has taken her naps in her crib!  2 hour ones!! Yippee!!!!  Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Classroom tour

Holy cow! I am such a bad blogger lately! I have plenty of super ideas but time and energy are killing me! I think we finally are getting a good morning and afternoon routine! Getting two kids and myself together is interesting. Kaden is loving second grade and Kinsley is doing great at daycare! Now if I can get her to nap in her crib here!? She naps like crazy at her school but will only sleep on us here! Can you say spoiled? Ha!
Here are some pictures of my room! I am still working out a few things but the new layout is working great!

View of Door to hallway, closet and cubbies!
Literacy Centers Management      Writing Center
Storage Tubs for Literacy, Math and Free Centers
Word Wall


Play-doh Center


My table (this is a work in progress… trying to get it all organized in one place)

Block/Cars Center


My horrible closet……. hmmm if only I had time to fix it up!

Calendar wall (this is being revamped)  I do love the dinosaur blue chair for the helpers to sit!

View of the tile area, housekeeping, writing and my supplies!
There you go my home away from home!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Color week

This week is our third week of school! I can't believe it! My little sweeties are getting the hang of most thing except they are talkers! I mean they chat all the time and a few have not learned how to use an inside voice.  But they are so good at getting work done and getting along great!  So this week is all about color! Each day we wear a different color and make a chart of things.  Today was red! We had strawberries, our rug, letters, and our clothes on our list.  They did a great job! Tomorrow is orange..... Hmmm I have to be creative and wear a scarf or something! Anyways our favorite thing today was Pete the Cat! They loved it! Here is the author reading the story on YouTube.
 My kids really got into it and then we had our own book of colors!  It was a great start to the week!

I am participating in a huge giveaway at First Grade Fanatics!  You need to head over there to enter!

Have a super week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

First day!

Wow! What a day! I am so tired having all my kinders after staggered start! They did a good job listening and working! We got a lot done and I didn't lose anyone! That is the hardest part is they don't know how to walk in line or how yelling teacher 500 times isn't helpful! Ha! We had to sing a bunch of times to get the wiggles out!  They loved Harry kindergarten on YouTube! Just thought I would share our new favorites and some ones that always are a hit! Enjoy! 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Polka Dot Theme

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I was just so undecided about what theme to do in my room I just went with polka dots!  I could not make up my mind and had lots of polka dots already in my room so it has made it easier!  I am almost ready for school to start on Tuesday… yikes!  We have parent orientation on Monday… I have a bulletin board to finish and all my paperwork to put into folders.  I made a few posters for my room and wanted to share!


Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!!!!

P.S.  I uploaded the wrong center signs click here for added ones.. ABC center and Art Center. Yeah!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sale... Sale...

I am having a big sale on my teacher pay teacher store! This is a great time to get your favorite daily schedule! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Getting ready for school!


I can’t believe my summer is almost over!  I go back August 2nd!  I have been out of school for my maternity leave and then summer time so it has been awhile! Crazy!  I am sad to have to leave my little one but she is going to a great daycare that I LOVE!  I am trying to get stuff ready for next year without much luck.  I am so all over the place and have like 4 projects going at once! I can’t seem to get focused!!  I am sharing a weekly to do list that I created for myself and hopefully made it into an editable one!  Someone needs to tell me if it worked!  Also anyone want to be my trial run for new cubby labels and job charts.  I am making them editable but want to test it before I put it on TpT.  (The first person to leave me a note with their email I will send it to them!)  It matches my ocean daily schedule! 


Hope you have a super day!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Center Signs

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Hey Everyone… what a morning!  I got baby barf all over me first thing… yucky!  It was even in my hair!!!  She is napping now in her swing!  Yeah… for the small things in life!  Whoever invented the baby swing bless you because both my kids napped in it nicely!  Anyways, I got an email about my center signs I made last year with a request for a couple more! I added Art Center and ABC center!  I hope everyone is good!  I have only a few more weeks until reality strikes! Yikes… I need to get organized!

Here are my new pinterest pins that I am doing this year in my room!

Free Printable Math Numeracy Cards

This would make a great math center for those kiddos who need help and I love the hands aspect!  This is big in Math Expression!


Caddies to use as table bins in tropical colors. Must find these

I have been looking for these everywhere! No luck here but found 5 different colors at Target yesterday! Score!  I love to have bright colors… now only if they had these with polka dots I would be in heaven!



This little webpage has number families!  I love this idea and plan to make them with my sweeties this year!  It would especially be helpful for those who struggle!

I hope everyone has a super day.. I am off to get a shower before she wakes up! Fingers crossed!

Monday, July 2, 2012


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I wonder why it has to be so dang hot in the summer!  It has been miserable and I just stay inside most days!  It is just to hard with a little one to even go anywhere!  Anyways, I made this book before school was out to use but with my maternity leave I didn’t have a chance to use it yet! So, I hope you can use this next year or with your own kiddos this summer! 

Have a wonderful week! 
Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012



Thanks Everyone for entering!  I really appreciate you reading my blog!  Please contact me for your prizes! 

I am loving pinterest for random ideas for my house, kids and school!  It is such a great tool!  Here are my most recent pins!

Headbands with nylons for little miss!  I love having a girl!

Baby headbands with nylons

A great freebie from Room 36 blog!  I love it when my sweeties can learn and have fun! 

I have more pins and projects to share!  Hopefully everyone is having an awesome summer!

Enjoy the break!

Monday, June 18, 2012


It has been so long since I have done any freebies or a giveaway I thought I have one!  Yeah! Happy Summer!  I am giving away 2 of my TpT products to the winners!  I am making some more themes to upload. (Camping, Space…any requests)

I will choose two winners!  You have three ways to win!

1. Follow my blog (1 entry)

2. Follow my TpT store (1 entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link!  (1 entry)

Here is a picture of Kinsley smiling… aww I love baby smiles!

I am enjoying my summer so far hanging out with my kids!  I have forgotten how tiring little babies are!  We finally have gotten to the point where she sleeps a 4 to 5 hour stretch at night. Yipee!  However, my son is an early riser….. and then she has a morning nap. Hmmm if only they could coordinate their sleep times!  Anyways.  Good Luck and Have a great day!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hello World!

Wow.... Has it been that long since I have blogged!?  Well that is what happens when a little one comes along!  I am glad to announce the arrival of:

Kinsley Jean

April 30, 2012

7 pounds 11 oz, 19 3/4 inches

I am working on some new daily schedules… when I get time!  Ha!  I am so blessed to have such a good baby!  She is starting to smile and it melts my heart!! It is so sweet when my son Kaden loves on her and wants to hold her! 

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Word families

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I posted these when I first started my blog but have been adding a few as needed!  I just added a couple more but still have more to add!  I totally forgot to add a few that were requested grrr!!  I hate when I can’t remember things!  (Blame it on the baby brain)….!!  I will do some more this week!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.. it is back to school after spring break!  What a great lazy week we had! Loved it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Earth day poem and Spring Break

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I got these poems from CanTeach they have so many to choose from and it is easy to search! I just made them cuter!  I am taking it easy on spring break this week!! YIPEE!  I am working on sub plans for the end of the year maternity leave soon (I hope)…. and blah it is not fun!  I like to plan ahead but to write it down for someone else is not easy! 

I have been asked to make some more word families to write in the boxes and those should be complete soon!  Look out for that freebie!  If you haven’t seen them yet check them out here!  If you can think of any ones not included let me know I will try to add them too! 

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hello Again!

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Hello Strangers!  I have been gone for so long!  It has been hard to be creative when I can’t breathe!  My baby girl is still cooking…  33 weeks now and she is still breech!  That is why I can’t breathe or get comfortable!  Sitting on the computer was impossible but a little better today!  I just can’t get to creative these days……  I hope everyone is having a great spring!  I made this quick ABC matchup I hope you can use them!  I hope not to be MIA for so long this time!!

Have a super day!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Digraph game

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Hello all!  I hope everyone is doing great.  I am doing great but super tired!  Baby girl has decided that her head needs to be up by my ribs…. not the best place since I can’t breathe!!  I should be working on my maternity leave plans just can’t seem to get started!  Instead, I made this game to work at anytime of the year to help learning the sh, ch and th, and wh sounds. I hope you enjoy it!

I uploaded St. Patrick’s Day word wall to my TpT store and a new book 5 little Leprechauns!  I have been thinking about some more Daily Schedule cards but would love to hear what you want! 

Have a restful and joyful weekend!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Write the Room

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Hello all!  I finally made some more Write the Room charts!  Yeah!  I have not made much new this lately.. just haven’t been motivated!  I am to tired and can’t get comfortable!  I hope everyone is having a great week and I am excited it is Friday tomorrow!! TGIF!!!! 

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What’s Up?

Well how is your week going?  The 100th day on Monday was a busy one!!  We wrote or are writing 100 words! We had some trail mix and made some fun hats!  I was tired after all of that!  I have been so exhausted that I have not even opened my computer!  But do I sleep not really…..   toss and turn and get up to go to the restroom 500 times a night!  All well such is life… so I thought I would share my book center labels I made for my classroom at the beginning of the year!  I hope you like them!

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Here is a picture of one side of my little girls nursery!  I love the tree and the crib!  The little birds and owls are adorable! Now to finish the other side of the room!

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Have a super week!

Friday, February 3, 2012


I was tagged by two great bloggers!  How fun… I loved playing freeze tag as a kid!  Thanks to Frogs in First and The Eagle’s Nest

Now onto the rules of this game: follow the guidelines and pass it on to other lucky bloggers!  


1. You must post the rules.

2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.

3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.

4. Tag people and link them on your post.

5. Let them know you've tagged them!

12 Fact about Myself!!!

  1. I grew up in Oregon but live in North Carolina… far from home! (but love both states). I really love going to any tropical island!
  2. My son turned 7 in January and is obsessed with Video games! 
  3. I am so excited to have a girl in May!  And I have already shopped for her!!  My favorite outfit is a denim skirt and little sister shirt!
  4. I love reading Nora Roberts, JD Robb or Dean Koontz!  Okay I read a lot of different authors!
  5. I have a sweet dog that follows me around everywhere! 
  6. I will never redo carpets in my house again before Christmas… what a pain to move the entire upstairs.  On the upside of this was we cleaned and purged a lot of stuff!
  7. I am the youngest in my family!
  8. I love to watch Survivor, American Idol, NCIS and CSI! 
  9. I have the worst heartburn….  all the time with this baby!  I have been to the store 2x and still can’t remember to get some Tums! (Trip number 4 to the store finally remembered…. AHH relief at last!)
  10. I have taught kindergarten for 11 years. LOVE it!
  11. My favorite color is red or blue!
  12. Baby #2 will also have a name that starts with a K… My son’s name is Kaden. 


1. What grade is your favorite to teach?  Why? I love kindergarten because it is rewarding to see how far they make it in a year!

2. What book are you reading right now?  Would you recommend it? Nora Roberts Key Triology … I’ll tell ya when I finish it!

3. Do you like marshmallows in your hot chocolate?  Yes, lots of them!

4. Have you done something you saw on Pinterest this week? yes.. I saw a sign that said your pencil should be talking not your mouth.  I told one of my boys that today and he looked at me like I was crazy! All well he just can’t be quiet or sit down to work!

5. What time do you usually go to bed?  What time do you wake up? Bedtime 9:30 or 10 and wake up around 5:15am….

6. What is your favorite HEALTHY food?   fruit

7. Do you make your bed?  Everyday? We just throw the covers over the bed… not always neat!

8. Do you like crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Smooth

9. What is your favorite quote?

10.  What is your favorite piece of technology in your classroom? Document Camera… We put everything under it to show the kids and they love to write or do math under it! 

11.  Do shoes make you happy? Ummm… YES!

12. List your top three favorite children’s books? I love Eric Carle books.  I can’t think of one single book to write at the moment…. I have to think on this one!


I am tagging these people… you’re it!


Your 12 questions!

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. Where is your dream vacation?
  3. Coke or Pepsi?
  4. What is your favorite holiday!
  5. What time do you leave for school?
  6. What is your favorite thing to do after school?
  7. Where did you go to college?
  8. Favorite animal?
  9. What bugs you the most at school?
  10. If you could do any other job what would it be and why?
  11. Do you like chocolate?
  12. What is your best classroom story?

Have fun!  I have some things to share late this weekend! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I couldn’t resist posting this cute Harry Kindergarten video again! It is one of my favorites!  I posted it and some more videos last year! Check them out here!  I love the write around the room center this time of the year! I made one for groundhogs to share so enjoy!  If you like this type of center click here for a few I shared last year!

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I want to thank everyone for the sweet thoughts about the coming soon addition!  Thanks to Kindergarten Lesson Plans for the Versatile Blogger Award!  How nice to be awarded!  Thanks! 

Hello I am Barbie and I am addicted to pinterest!! Anyone else?

Here is what I am pinning!!

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I ordered this cute tree for the nursery!  Gray with pink and green!  So excited to get this!

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What a cute and fun groundhog!  Hope you have a super week!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I’m back!!!!

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Wow… I don’t know what has happened lately just so busy and tired!  I have been exhausted with baby #2 on the way!  I am so excited to be having a girl in May!  What a joy and a surprise!  So… that explains my lack of posting!  Anyways, I have some things to share! Can you say Freebies?!  The first one above is some word family review with real/nonsense words!  I have a few sweeties who just don’t get it yet!  Then the next freebie comes from my teammate Dianna Freestone! 

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If you need some cute Valentine’s gift tags I made some last year! Check them out here!

Hope you have a super week!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year (revised poem)

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Well what a busy break!  I am sorry to see it end!    We had new carpet put in the upstairs of our house and had to move all the furniture!  (Not fun!)  I have been to Ikea twice for new dressers and bookcases!  I love that store!  I hope you have a wonderful new year!  I know I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards! 

Have a super day!

*** What can I say!! My brain was not working to well yesterday and it is fixed now!  All well! Thanks for the nice notes!  Have a good one!


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