January Currently

It's time for the January Currently with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade. Can you believe in a few hours it will be January?

I am listening to the TV. Nothing exciting to speak of.

I am LOVING this holiday break. I forgot how nice it is to sleep in and relax in my pajamas til noon if I want. I also love Live with Kelly and Micheal, so I have enjoyed watching that in the morning. 

Ahhh. I love fires and I'm glad it's finally cold enough in Texas to get one going. 

I am wanting more clip art and fonts. I see so many cute, cute fonts. Where is your favorite place to buy them online? I'm currently obsessed. 

I am planning to go up to school later this week and try to get everything all ready to go for the new semester. Yay!

My OLW is BLESSED. I really want to stop sweating the little things this year and remind myself how truly blessed I am. 

Now it's your turn to link up! 

Bring it on 2013!


Happy almost New Years!

Happy almost New Years! 

2012 has been a really BIG year for me! I am hoping that 2013 will be just as great! 

I am linking up with Jen at The Teacher's Cauldron for a New Year's Linky party. 

I am not usually a huge resolution person, but I have lots of things I want to focus on and improve this year!

Personal Resolutions:

Organize my computer! 
My obsession with clip art and fonts has quickly exploded and taken over my computer. I really need to get everything organized into folders. I also need to organize my pictures too. Not to mention my Pinterest boards... It's hard for me to "organize" on the computer because I get so easily distracted : )

Make a budget!
I have been really focused on saving for a house, but I really need to cut back on silly spending. I would probably DIE if I added up how much money I spend on Sonic drinks a month.

Blogging Resolutions:

Blog more often! 
I need to be better about scheduling posts and taking (and posting) pictures. I LOVE blogging and I am really good about reading yall's blogs; I'm just not always as good about posting. I promise to be better.

Host a linky party!
I will do this before 2013 is over! : ) 

Click the picture above to link up and share your resolutions. 
Enjoy the rest of 2012 friends! : ) 


Holly Bloggy Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful day with your family!

This year I was SO excited to participate in the Holly Bloggy Christmas gift exchange. The theme was My Favorite Things.
I sent a few of my favorite things to Erin at Blessings and Adventures. She is a first grade teacher in Long Island, New York. Here are a few of my favorite things..

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes: My kids are OBSESSED with anything Pete the Cat. This book was one of my favorites during the first few weeks of school. 

Texas Trash: I had to send something from Texas to Erin. There is a great store in my town that makes homemade candies and treats that I LOVE. So I included a little bag of their Texas Trash, mmmm. 

Reindeer Antlers: I just loved this reindeer antler headband. I thought it would be a fun prop to use in classroom Christmas pictures. 

Sour Mints: These are my favorite mints. I pop them in my mouth during the day when a need a little something sweet. 

Christmas Kitchen Towels: I just love holiday kitchen towels. They are so cute and handy. 

In exchange, I received a precious gift from fellow Texas Teacher Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade. I love this cute little book. One of my projects over the break is to fill it with pictures from our classroom Christmas party. Thank you so much Jennifer!

(For the life of me, I could NOT get this picture to stay rotated. I'm sorry. Tilt your head for a second!)

I had so much fun participating in the Holly Bloggy Christmas! A big thanks to these ladies for organizing all the fun:

Kindergarten Korner

December Fun

I haven’t had a chance to post in weeks. I love this time of year, but it is always so busy and go go go all the time. Today just felt different at school. The events in Connecticut have absolutely devastated me and really made me think. This morning I wasn’t planning to say much about it to my babies because I honestly don’t even want them to know that people like that exist. But, we practiced the safety procedures today and many of them knew all about the events and the gruesome details. It broke my heart. It was a great opportunity to talk about kindness and how we can care for other people. I really have a sweet bunch of kids.

This month has been so busy! I have had weddings to attend, Christmas parties, and my boyfriend had ear surgery so was out from school a few days and left my kids with sub. That stressed me out! I also received a Smart Board in my classroom AND my Donors Choose Project was completely funded a few days ago.  I feel so blessed and I am so excited to receive TWO iPod Touches for my classroom. Any great app suggestions?

Here are a few pictures from our BUSY month…

My Christmas Door that I LOVVVEE!
It turned out SO cute! : )

We put up our Christmas tree and a literally let the kids do whatever they wanted to. Can you tell?
We have since added some more ornaments.

Friday we made a super easy reindeer sandwich as we learned about the letter R. Each child needs one slice of bread, two pretzels and M&Ms for eyes and a nose. You can use jelly or peanut butter for the inside! I always let me students do the spreading with a popsicle stick. Oh and, these are my favorite books to teach the alphabet!

We also have a special classroom elf named Jingle. One day he seemed to be having some romance going on with Pinkalicious

Check out more December ideas HERE!