Sunday, December 14, 2014

Harley on the Mend


A few weeks ago I shared that my dog was sporting a hurt paw. Well after a vet visit, it ended being an infected dew claw. Harley is now a week and a half post surgery to clear out the infection. He had both dew claws removed, plus while he was under I chose to get a couple of skin warts removed. The vet tech called during the surgery to ask if I wanted to also have his teeth cleaned so he now has sparkly clean chompers too. His first couple of days post surgery were rough. I ended up sleeping on the floor next to him the first night. Poor guy!


My parents have been watching him during his recovery while I'm at work and he's been a good doggy patient. So much so, that when they went for a brief shopping trip the other day they left him without the cone on. They came back to cotton all over the floor as Harley chewed on the top part of one of his bandages. Harley got scolded and on went the Cone of Shame.


Harley is not a happy camper!

He is back to not wearing the cone, but only when he isn't being supervised.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

TPT Cyber Sale Linky


TPT's Cyber Sale is Dec. 1st and 2nd. I'm joining Ideas by Jivey linky to share 2 of my store's most wish listed items and one of my favorite "to purchase" wish list items.


My TOP seller and wish listed item in my store is a math favorite. My equivalent kite fraction project combines the learning of a math concept with art which makes a wonderful bulletin board display. I always have these up at my annual Open House in the spring.




My second top wishlisted item is my hands on Bottle Cap Math Bundle. Just save and program bottle caps and put them to use reinforcing many math concepts including addition, subtraction, number comparisons, fractions, multiplication, sequencing, probability, patterning, place value, rounding and more.



Theme is such a difficult concept to teach so I went on the search for a worthwhile resource that I could use in my class and found this by Brenda Kovich.



Happy Shopping.
My store will be 20% off during the sale.


Remember when you fill up your carts to use the Promo Code (TPTCYBER) to get an extra 8% off

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday Bundle Deals


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Looking for some good deals. Several of my already money saving bundles will be marked down to 35% off their original prices on Friday only.
Take a peek.
My Mega Reading and Language Arts Task Cards Set
Includes 40 complete task card sets


List Price if sold individually- $120
Black Friday deal- $78.00
Swat It Grammar Bundle

List Price if sold individually - $21
Black Friday deal - $13.65
To the Point Grammar Bundle
List price if sold individually- $24
Black Friday deal - $15.60
Swat It Fry Words Bundle
5 sets 

List price if sold individually- $15
Black Friday deal - $9.75
Many more sellers are joining in the Black Friday deals too so don't stop shopping!
You can search on TPT for BlackFriday14 and many more deals will be at your fingertips.
Happy shopping!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Five for Friday ....


I'm joining in again this week for some shared randomness.


My last day before my week long Thanksgiving break was Friday!
My class ended our day doing some fun readers theatre scripts and a turkey apple craft.




I've been getting back into my walking routine after a long time of going without exercise.
Harley sure does like his walks. Now he is resting in one of his favorite lounge spots.



I'm busy prepping my winter holiday gifts for my students. I get decks of cards at the dollar store and have them "Deck out the Holidays" with math games. I've had parents love it as it reinforces critical math skills in a fun game format. If you'd like to try this holiday gift this year for your class you can get it in my TPT store.




I went to the store today to pick up the baking ingredients for the chocolate trifle layer cake my family EXPECTS me to bring to Thanksgiving dinners every year. It is unbelievably yummy and is always such a hit, especially for any newcomers who taste it for the first time.



I'm hoping to read at least one good book over my Thanksgiving break.
The last book I read was The Husband's Secret which I did enjoy.

I ran across the site What Should I Read Next? which I'm planning to explore for my next read.




Friday, November 14, 2014

Five For Friday

Happy Friday! Here are my 5 random end of the week shares.




It's the little things that can make your day. This week I found this random slip of paper on the classroom floor.
I figured it was from student who ripped a piece of their paper to then pass a note to a friend. But it was instead a happy note to me. I asked the class who gave it to me, but nobody fessed up.



My conferences are OVER. Yeah.  I made a goal setting conference sheet to keep me on track when discussing the progress of my students. Grab it as a FREEBIE from my TPT store.





After being swamped with parent conferences this is what I face in my office at home. I have stuff spread out all over multiple desktops to organize. When will it get done? I'm not quite sure. Some days I just shut the door so I don't see it all when I walk by.



Love the feathery frond stalks in my backyard planter. Usually this plant is just the green stalks most of the year though. Sorry, I'm not a plant expert and have no idea the name of it.


I'm now enjoying a cup of tea and Reeses while sitting in my living room. My favorite wall art is behind my couch.  It makes me feel like I'm taking a peaceful walk in nature.



Monday, November 10, 2014

Remembering our Veterans

When I teach about Veterans Day in the classroom I share with my students that my grandfather, died in World War II at Iwo Jima. His sacrifice for our country meant that my dad and his brother, at the ages of 2 and 1, grew up without their father. My dad, over the years, has read numerous books on Iwo Jima and shared that wisdom with my nephew. For a project in my nephew's history course he had to pick a historical moment that made a pivotal impact. Naturally, he chose to write about Iwo Jima and tie in facts about my grandfather's service and death.

Here is his poster board display of his project








I've added this directed poppy art drawing lesson to my ever growing lesson ideas for Veterans Day.


If you'd like a Veterans Day pack to add to your lessons I've created this one


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Doggy Tales

Oh, I wish dogs could talk. My Harley came down with a swollen, infected paw this week and I have no idea what he did. It's a fun battle to try and get his paw to soak in a tub of warm water. I have his bag of treats close by to reward him after I manage to soak it for a few minutes at a time.






I hope he's on the mend soon!

If you are looking for cute doggy themed writing, including a prompt on "If My Dog Could Talk", check out this pack in my TPT store.



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