Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Made It #2 {Wedding Style}

Hey there! It sure has been awhile since I've last posted…but I have a good reason. I got married!! The hubby and I got married on June 29 and it was literally The Best Day of Our Lives! We had such a great time and truly enjoyed every moment of our wedding day.  Here are some sneak peek photos from our big day! 
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This is one of my absolute favorites! I love our backdrop!!

Our fabulous wedding party!

The hubs and his boys

My beautiful bridesmaids!

Hope you enjoyed our wedding photos :) As you can probably guess, the entire month of June was dedicated to 'Wedding Stuff'. I haven't even given one thought to school until about last week. I know, Crazy huh..especially for me! Anyways. Today I'll be linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It to share some wedding things I've been creating! 

Up first are our wedding favors. Too often at weddings I see people leaving their favors on the table or eating them before the wedding even started! I wanted our favors to be something our guests could keep, use, and WANT to take home with them. I ended up on deciding to create CDs. We chose a combination of slow, fast, and upbeat songs that defined our relationship and/or reminded us of our earlier days dating ;) 
This is our front cover

This is the back with our seal. You can't tell in the photo but the emblem is all glitter!! I love my glitter ;) And YES, I glued 150 of those onto each CD case. 

Next up are our tip envelopes. I wanted to give a little something special to our vendors so I addd this sweet note with our tips :) 

Next we have my bridesmaid gifts. I purchased Tori Burch slippers for each of them and made personalized Mason Jars for each of them. For those of you who have never experienced Hawai'i in the summer..let me tell you, it is HOT! I didn't want anyone to get dehydrated so we sipped water out of these all day long. Inside of the  Mason Jar I put some band-aids, mints, stain removers, and tissues. 

That's it for today. I'm hoping to link up next week with more school related things. My To-Do list is about a mile long. I've only been into the classroom twice and most of the work was to distribute grade level supplies and then arrange furniture. I still have a ton of work to do and am beginning to stress just a little since we head back to work next week Monday!! Where did the time go?! 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Made It #1: Lesson Plan Book

Hi Guys! 

I'm linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for her very first Monday Made It of the summer!! 

I am so excited. Now that it is summer, I hope to get a lot of things made and this linky always helps!! 

First up on my to-do list was to create my teacher planner for the upcoming school year. 

This is my plan book from last year. 

I wanted a facelift so here is the new one:

 Divider page

Student Information Sheets

Yearly Plans

Monthly planning pages

Weekly lesson planning pages

Note taking pages

As you can tell from both this year and last  years planner..I love bright colors. The best thing about this year's planner is that if you're not into the bright colors, the file actually has 6 different color options. So basically, you're getting 6 different teacher planners for the price of 1!  If you're interested I have it on sale in my TpT shop for the rest of this week….

I am absolutely in love with this years lesson planning book and would love to give away a copy to one of my sweet followers!! Enter using the rafflecopter below :) I will choose a winner next week Monday 6/9. 
Good luck! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Say What?! May Currently and a Teacher Appreciation Sale!!

Oh me Oh my..May has just snuck up on me! I swear I feel like it was JUST January 1st. 

I've been super swamped lately but couldn't miss the chance to link up with Farley for her May Currently! 

Listening: My pup is snoring! She is laying in bed with me and pooped out from a fun filled day at the park, and family dinner! 

Loving: Sunday Family Dinners! My parents don't live here but every Sunday I get together with my brother, his wife, her 2 sisters, their husbands and their mom. It's always a ton of fun and we always have really  yummy food! Tonight we all got to go shopping in my sis-in law's sister's closet for my bridal shower next weekend ;) She has a HUGE walk in closet that is full of super cute clothing! 
My dog also loves family dinners because she gets to run around in a huge yard and has another puppy friend to play with!

Thinking: That instead of doing this currently…I should really be prepping for my end of year evaluation with my VP this coming Tuesday….

Wanting: More hours in the day. I don't have enough time in a day to get everything done that needs to be done while still getting sleep!  phew. That was a long sentence!

Needing: SLEEP! I haven't been getting much lately :( 

Surprise: I recently found Debbi Watson on TpT. She is a fellow 3rd grade teacher and the author of 3rd Grade Pad. I absolutely love her Area and Perimeter Task Cards!!

They were recently bundled for an extra savings!! Check it out here :) While you're there definitely check out her other products! They are equally amazing and all at great prices!!! ;) 

Speaking of TpT….I'll be putting my store on sale for 20% off during the site wide Teacher Appreciation Sale this Tuesday and Wednesday! 

Don't forget to use the promo code: TPTXO for an extra discount at checkout!! 
I've added quite a bit of new products in the past few months! Go on and check them out here

Have a great week!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Five for Friday {Saturday Edition}

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!! I sure am happy it's Saturday..this was an exhausting, yet busy week! 
Today I'm linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for her Five for Friday!

We've been hard at work researching and taking notes for our big Endangered Species Research Project. The kids are SO Excited and get so upset as they are learning more about why these animals are critically endangered. 

If you're interested, you can find these note taking pages along with the booklet we plan to use to present our final project with in my TpT Store. 

We've also been working on linear measurements this week. Third graders are required to be able to measure object to the nearest one-fourth inch. 
We've been practicing a lot with worksheets and measuring things in the classroom….

BUT what better way to practice measurements than getting outside and having some fun?! 

I invited some 6th graders to come in and teach my class how to make paper airplanes. The kids were so excited and it was also a great way for them to practice their listening skills! 

We then headed out to fly our planes and measure the distance that it traveled! 

You will soon be able to find all of these worksheets in my 3.MD.4 Measurement packet this is ALMOST ready. 
Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook for an update when it's posted ;)
Also got to take some time out for some fun this week! We got to meet up with some friends from Washington. They're visiting Hawaii so we met them for some Happy Hour :)  She is a second grade teacher…our classes were pen pals last year!

We're also continuing to work on poetry and figurative language. This is always a tough one but fun at the same time. So far, we've covered simile and metaphors, alliteration, idioms, and onomatopoeias.

I'm kicking myself right now because as I'm scrolling through my photos I realized I only took pictures of our alliteration pages!

Landan the Lizard lights a leaf
Marry the monkey makes a monster with a magical science kit

Emmeline the elephant loves to eat eggplants everyday.
Ayven the alligator loves to eat apples any day he sees one.
Jayde the jaguar got a job at the jungle's Jamba Juice.
Pretty Pam made chicken pot pie with pickles and peas. 

We're also did a science experiment today. The kids were so excited learning about the scientific method.

Thats my week in a nutshell! Hope you enjoy your weekend :) I'm off to finish some work I had started throughout the week…and hopefully get a new Facebook Fan Freebie posted for you all sometime this weekend ;)