Sunday, November 27, 2011

December Book List. This is so cool!

I just read this on Learning with Mrs. Parker's blog and just had to try it! I love it. What a great way to display and share some of my favorite books that I read for the month, week or season! Thank you Mrs. Parker!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


WOW! I am so honored and lucky to have such wonderful "friends" here on the blogging world. I was awarded the "Sunshine Award" by Amanda over at A Special Kind of Class. Thank you so much Amanda for thinking of me, giving me this award and for reading my blog.

Rules I must follow:
1. Thank the person and write a post about it. DONE

2. Answer the following questions below. DONE

3. Pass the award to other fabulous bloggers and let them know about this. DONE

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite animal: It is a tie between dogs and horses. Oh, I like Monkey's too!

Favorite number? 7, 8, 12, 15 and 17

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook (Honestly, I do not understand this Twitter thingy!)

Your passion: Being a good mom, compassion, Teaching and designing.

Giving or Getting Presents? Giving (But I always like getting too!)

Favorite Day: WAY TOO MANY.... Kissing my babies toes for the first time, meeting my husband of 29 years, receiving my teaching credential, laying on the beach in Maui..... Every day is a Favorite day for me!

Now to pass it on:

Marlana @

Mrs. Coe @

Pam @

Karla @

Rachel @

Mrs. Nichols @

Mrs. Wills @

Wow.... I could go on and on.... I love them ALL!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..........

I planned to get so much more done during this Thanksgiving break but I ended up coming down with a horrible sinus infection and was in bed until Wednesday night!  Why is it every holiday break I come down with something?  I have yet to have a fun or productive break!  This is the first day I have been able to actually sit at my computer and manage to get something done.  I did manage to get a little Math Center done so I thought I would share it with whoever wishes to download it.  My brain is still foggy as the antibiotics have not kicked in yet so this is the best I could do for now! :-)

The first part of the center is counting the objects and then placing the correct number next to them and the second half is an AB, AAB, ABB pattern strips.  I have copied mine on cardstock and laminated them so we can use them for the entire month of December.

Hope you like them!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wow... I am honored!

I am so honored to be one of the MANY WONDERFUL blogs that was chosen to be an A+ Blog.  I am so thankful to be given this award and to be among all the wonderful "teacher blogs" where I have been able to gain so much valuable information, ideas, concepts and words of wisdom.  I am so THANKFUL to have stumbled across a blog back in July that set me on my own journey of blogging.  I cannot express in words the difference it has made in my teaching career.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just a little "Thanksgiving Write the Room" Freebie!

I will place words with pictures all over the classroom that correspond with the sheet and they have to walk around the room to find the matching word.  Once they find the word, they have to trace that word in the color that matches the color of the word/picture card.

Here is a copy of my FREEBIE!  Have fun!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Looks like Turkey Time in our class!

We have hit the holiday's running hard and I don't think it will stop until December 23rd!.  We are so busy with making great stuff, learning about sharing, being thankful, and playing that it seems like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done.  These are the items that we have managed to get done and placed up on the walls.  Just thought I would "share" them with you.  We are having our "thankful" feast on Friday.  We will be making our own butter, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies.  My students are so excited!  I LOVE this time of year and I just wanted to say "thank you" to all of you out there in bloggy land for so many GREAT and WONDERFUL inspirations and ideas.  You all make my teaching come alive! :-)

Sorry about the quality of some of the pictures.  My room has TONS of windows and I get the worst glare no matter what time of day I try to take pictures!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our Big Green Monsters

I know this is late but I just had to share these.  For our "Trick or Treat" party we decided to decorate cupcake tops using the Go Away Big Green Monster theme.  I must say, the kiddo's LOVED this idea.  As I read the book they had to follow along with me and put that "part" on their monster.  I did see a lot of it going in the mouth though.  It was absolutely hysterical.  I will definitely do this again next year.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Door Hanger

I made this door hanger because I have so many OT's, PT's, SLP, Principal, Teachers, parents etc... coming in to the class at all times.  I printed on cardstock then laminated.  It has worked out great!  Now everyone knows where to find us!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I just purchased this unit on TPT from Kim Adist.  She has a blog called the KinderGals.  These are two very amazing women!  I LOVE their products and ideas.  "When I grow up I want to be them!"  Oh shoot, I am already grown up... Well, at least I can dream right?

I just purchased it and already printed, cut, glued and laminated the Five Big, Fat Turkeys book.  Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to use this in my class tomorrow!  Here is a picture on their blog that shows the book.  Trust me, you will want to buy this unit after you see it!  Thank you ladies!  You make my job just that much easier!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Is it FRIDAY yet?

Funny thing, as I was preparing to write this posting, I stumbled over to Mrs. Wills Kindergarten and read her post for the day and it made me feel so much better as I thought it was just me feeling like the "teacher" had checked out of her room and the kiddos had "checked" in.  I actually said out loud today, "Where is the teacher for this class"? and funny thing is, one of my higher level SDC Kinders said, "Mrs. H. you are so silly, you are right there"!  I certainly didn't feel right there!  It's almost Friday.  I keep telling myself, "hang in there".  I sure hope that Halloween doesn't ever fall on a Monday as long as I am teaching.  If so, I will plan a "sick" day for myself the day after or maybe the rest of the week after!  Fall break couldn't come soon enough!