Archives for June 2014

Revising & Editing Rules

Good afternoon!

I just realized that my link to my Revising & Editing rules posted on the Writer’s Workshop page is not working.  I’m really not sure why…but…I will get the problem fixed ASAP!  These were saved to my school computer and got erased, so I really REALLY hope I can retrieve them from my blog files.  If not…it may be a bit before I get them redone.  I will post again when they are back up.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

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What Do YOU Want?

Hello, again!  I know, I know…it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged about anything school related.  And you know what?  I’ve enjoyed my hiatus!  😉  I’ve been having fun with the fam and NOT thinking about school.

I’m gearing up to get started on some materials to use next school year…and I need your help!  I want to make some things that will be TRULY useful in the classroom.

Here in Texas we don’t use the CCSS, but our TEKS are pretty much the same, so even if you don’t live in the good ‘ol state of Texas, you can still reap the benefits of products made by us Texas gals!  😉

My BIGGEST project for the summer is a daily writing/grammar review.  I want it to be a warm-up that takes a MAXIMUM of 10 minutes, but really more like 5…

But you know how that goes…some finish in 1 and others can take 10 and still not be done.  I’m going to be working out how to get it simple enough for ALL students to do some quality review in under 10.  Wish me luck!  Ha.

What sorts of things would you like to have to use in your classroom for next year?  I need your input!  Other than a daily review in writing, what ELSE would you go gaga over?

**And…AND…if you suggest it and others comment about the same thing…and it gets made…everyone…EVERYONE involved will get that product for FREE.  Yep…FREEEEEEE!  That’s how much I want you to help out!  I’m all about helping out others who do their part!

Oh yeah…and I’ll be self-contained next year, so ANY subject is appropriate.

So….let’s get this ball rolling.  Comment below on what you would like to have for your classroom next year.

Don’t be scared.  Your wish may just come true…and you get it for free!




Weekend Social Link Up

Welcome to another week of the Weekend Social, we’re gonna change it up a bit. Thanks again for my lovely co-host ladies, you gals rock! Link up & meet new friends :)

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Simply copy these questions to your blog, answer them & snag the button at the bottom. †Then drop your link to your blog post in the linkup :)

This week’s questions: 3†Things…

3†things you love about†summer time:
3†things you have in your purse currently:
3†things you don’t leave the house without:
3 things you look forward to this summer:

1) No school…which means no work…sort of.  (I will still be creating products for my TpT store)
2) Schlitterbahn!  For those of you who have no idea what that is…it’s hands down, THE BEST water park in the country…in New Braunfels, TX.  Google it if you don’t believe me.  I dare you!
3) I can spend more time with my little guy and soak up all his hugs and kisses…and temper tantrums…  😉

1) Coupons!!
2) Lip gloss
3) Assorted colors of pens.  As in…purple, pink, green, blue, black, red…when you’re a teacher, it happens!  Or maybe I have an obsession with them.  You’ll never know!

1) Coupons (I’ve recently gotten into couponing, and it’s SO much fun!)
2) Cell phone…DUH!
3) Clothes.  You can’t leave the house without clothes on!  LOL

1) Family trip to Missouri
2) I’ll be at 3 Gretchen Bernabei trainings this summer to answer questions from teachers about how to implement her AH-mazing writing strategies into the classroom.  So.  Stinkin.  Excited.
3) Getting some work done on this house.  I know…that sounds so blah…but I’ll be glad when it’s done.  There.  Maybe not looking forward to the “doing” part…but definitely the end product!




Weekend Social #3

It’s that time again! Who’s ready for round three of Weekend Social? Don’t forget to follow your host & co-hosts!

If this is your first time, welcome!  This new linky party is a great way to find new awesome people to follow on various social media sites. It’s also neat to link up your own sites and gain new followers. Either way, it’s fun!  😉



Seriously…is it June ALREADY?  Time has seriously flown by lately.  I can’t believe that this week is the last week of school!  I mean, really…didn’t we just start like…yesterday?!?!

Anywho…I’m linking up again with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her super fun CURRENTLY linky.  And I’m already late to the party…she has over 180 link-ups already.  Eeeek!

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Every night…yeah, EVERY night…Friends sends me off into Dreamland.  And since it’s late, it’s already on.  I MIGHT have the entire 10 seasons ready for a rainy day.  I MIGHT even know that it comes on at 10:00 EVERY night on Nickelodeon…

I’m so stinkin’ excited for summer.  This has been a very stressful year…for many reasons.  But, it has been a really good one, too.  I’m still ready to relax and enjoy some time with the fam.

My blogging has slowed down tremendously since our tests have finished.  Even before that, I began creating several resources for my kiddos to prepare them, and THAT took all of my time that I used to have for blogging.  So…I’m looking forward to getting back into blogging mode over the summer.  :)

I REALLY wish I could wear jeans all week since we are having to pack up everything in our rooms.  Oh well…such is life, right?  Haha

Since we bought our house in October, we have done lots of painting…but not everything.  When you buy a foreclosure…pretty much everything needs to be repainted…and I mean EVERYTHING!  From walls to ceilings to baseboards to stair rails to door frames…you name it!  We have a lot more to get done.  And clean out the garage.  And unpack lots a few boxes. (wink) And put in new floors in the bathrooms and laundry room.  And I’m probably not going to list all of it to spare you some time!

Schlitterbahn!  We bought season passes this year since we live…you know…RIGHT down the road…basically.  Ok, it’s like 20 minutes away, but not bad.  The whole family is so stoked to get to go whenever we want…and stay for how long we want…and come home when we want…and not feel like we have to be there from sun up to sun down to get our money’s worth.  We can just go back the next day and have more fun!  And with the little man, we won’t be able to stay all day.  But I don’t care.  It will be awesome!

I’m also looking forward to some reading this summer.  It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to have the time to curl up with a good book.  Maybe too long…

And…last, but not least…we are taking a family trip to Missouri to see the hubby’s sister and her family.  That will be fun.  Long road trip with a 2 1/2 year old…um…I’ll be taking along some Tylenol and ear plugs.  😉  Good thing he’s a happy little guy…otherwise I might not make it!  But we will get to go to a baseball game while we are there…and I’m a huge baseball fan, so I’m excited to get to go to a new ballpark.  Heck, we might even have to go to two…

So that’s it…my June CURRENTLY!  Be sure to head over to Oh Boy 4th Grade for more fun!