Sunday, March 25, 2012

New template

Well as you can see, there is no new template for my blog!! I wanted to update it just a bit by giving it a new template design, but Oh My Gosh!! I made such a mess of my blog and I couldn't get it back like I had it before!! I bet I spent 2 hours trying to figure it out, until I finally got it back like I had it!! Speaking of messes, do you have any students in your room that has a messy desk like this one!!

I kept seeing crayon shavings "OOZING" out of this desk all day, but did not get a chance to have the student clean it out. When school was over, I looked inside and could not stand the mess anymore!! You can be sure this student will get a lesson on how to keep the desk and work area clean when they get to school on Monday.  No wonder they couldn't find the glue!!!  

Teresa  :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Well my kiddos came back today and they were ready to go!! It was actually a pretty awesome day and we are having such beautiful weather, record breaking temps for the month of March. We have been learning all about plants. Today we read about a plant's life cycle and the needs of a plant, then we completed a cute activity to go with it.

We had lots of fun (SShhh! don't tell anyone, this was our language activity for today). We did have lots of new vocabulary words to go with our lesson!

OH! Almost forgot!! I have posted a new TpT item!! Check it out here!!

Don't have pic yet!! It is called Flower Power Multiplication Match!!
Go over and check it out!!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Living In the Country

Have I said before how much I enjoy living out in the country!! I live in a small town in the North Georgia mountains on a little country road that is only paved half the way and the rest is still a dirt road. One of the reasons I love it so is because of the peace and quiet and because I get to see so many different animals. The other day on my way to work, I saw three beautiful deer standing on the side of the road. I stopped for just a moment and we all just stared at each other. It was amazing!! I am a lover of wildlife!(maybe that is why I became a teacher! HaHa!  Just kidding!). We have a teacher workday tomorrow, so no kiddos for me tomorrow! I think we all have SPRING FEVER!! They have been more talkative than usual lately! Must be this beautiful weather we are having! On another note, I am still working on a new TpT unit, beginning multiplication. I have been getting my ESOL Endorsement and this last session has been very busy, so I haven't had the time I would like to work on all the things I have swirling in my head for TpT! Well, I have got to get outside and enjoy this sunshine!!
Happy Sunday!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Hooray!! It's the weekend!!

I am so happy that the weekend is finally here!! We had a teacher workday and I believe I worked harder today than if the kids were at school!! We cleaned out a 2nd grade storage room and I found stuff I had forgotten I had. It was just like going shopping!! It was great how all the teachers pulled together and worked to get it all clean. Teachers are all such a helpful bunch of people! Anyway, I am hoping that some extra time to catch up on my sleep will help me get used to this new time.  I am still working on some more TpT units! Hope to post more this weekend! Come on over and check out my store! Click here!

Well, I am outta here! A hot dog is calling my name!

Teresa :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

This Little Piggy Went Shopping!!

Okay, I know, I am not supposed to post twice in one day. BUT I AM EXCITED!! I just posted a new math and literacy unit on TpT!! It is called--Wait for it-----This Little Piggy Went Shopping!!

Go over to my TpT Store and check it out!! Click here!!
I can't believe I just learned how to do that!! Thank you Cynthia Vautrot!!(She taught me how to do this today)   She is computer savvy!!  Tomorrow is a teacher workday for me, so I don't have to get up quite as early. This is good for me because my body is still on the old time!

Happy Dreams!!

Teresa :)

Linky Party

Here is a way to find new blogs Kindergarten through 2nd Grade!!! Click here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Time Change

Well, I have to say it! My clock SPRANG forward, but my BODY stayed behind in the old time!! I have been half asleep all day!! I may have to go to bed early tonight! I think most of my kiddos were half asleep too! I remember when I was growing up and the time changed. It started staying daylight longer, but my daddy was a stickler when it came to bedtime. It did not matter that it was still daylight outside, bedtime was bedtime!!
On another note, I cannot believe that the end of the year is almost upon us!! Where has the time gone?!! I better hurry, I still have a lot of teaching to do!!  Here are some more sure signs of spring!! More pictures of the beautiful trees outside my school.

Just ignore the head in the picture!! That is my grandson being goofy!!  Well I am off to possibly take a nap or perhaps even make it to bed early tonight.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

New TPT Unit--Famous Faces in Georgia History

Hi! Haven't been here in a couple of days. I have been busy creating a new TpT unit that has just been posted. If you don't teach in Georgia, you may not be interested, but then again maybe you will. The name of the unit is Famous Faces in Georgia and has lots of different activities about Martin Luther King, Jr., Sequoyah, James Oglethorpe, Jimmy Carter and others.  Go to my TpT store and check it out!

Sorry it is so small, I can't seem to figure out what I have done wrong, but if you go to my TpT store you can see it just fine!!

Now onto other things! I have a funny! One of my students(who is a sweetie)was being pestered by one of his fellow classmates on the way back from lunch on Friday. He proceeded to turn around and warn him that he was getting on his last nerve!! Not only was this priceless, but he kept waving his hands to really bring the point home!!Look at the awesome pictures of the broom standing up without any help!!

The things teachers do for entertainment!! HaHa!!  A colleague stood her broom up in her classroom and it stood there all day long!!   Now I want to share some signs of spring.

These trees are all blooming in front of our school building! Aren't they BEAUTIFUL!! 

Hope you didn't forget to spring forward your clock last night. I did spring my clock forward, but my body is still on the old time!!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Top Ten Blog Award

Wow! I have just gotten on my blog this morning before school and I have an award!! I have been given a Top Ten Blog Award from Cynthia over a Thanks Cynthia!! 

This blog was created to encourage new bloggers! This is awesome!! There are several blogs that I go to time and time again for inspiration or just to check out what other teachers are doing in their classrooms. Here are some of the blogs that I check out often:
1. Patty at Second in Line
3.Miss DeCarbo at Second Grade Sugar and Spice
4. Danielle at Twirlybird Teaching
6. Heather at Heather's Heart
7. Cynthia at 2nd Grade Pad
8 Mrs. Dye at.Super Second Graders

Thanks again to Cynthia!!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Manic Monday!!

Wowie, WOW, WOW!! What a doosey of a day!! We are planning a field trip to see the movie The Lorax tomorrow and needless to say my kiddos are super, duper excited!! I had to take a DEEEEPPP breath by the afternoon or we were all going to be crazy!! Any way, I am working on some new TpT stuff to post. Trying to do some Social Studies(my favorite!) units about Famous Americans. Hopefully I will get this completed in the next few days. Today in math we started our multiplication chapter, and so far so good. I don't think I have lost anyone yet. Time will tell!

Off the get ready for tomorrow! Lorax, here we come!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Award

I have been given a new Award!! Wow!Thanks to Cynthia over at!!
 Her blog is awesome, you should check it out if you haven't already!

There are a few rules for accepting this award:
1. Link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Pass the award onto 5 other lovely bloggers.
3. Follow the person who sent it to you :)

Here are my nominees!

1.Patty over at:
6. Emily at:
 I KNOW!! I only said 5!! But Amy gave me the award too, so I wanted to mention her blog!!

Check out these fantastic blogs!! Again Thanks to Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad and Emily at Second Grade Silliness!!