Saturday, September 20, 2014

First Presentations

This week we focussed on Author's Purpose.
We used my Author's Purpose unit this week.
 I can't believe how well they understood this concept.
(Freebie poster below)

And now check out these cuties :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Where Is Your Class?

I don't know what I clicked but all of my images disappeared.
Luckily Megan was able to help me with my blog images, but I'm too scared now to investigate and click and fix.  Alas, I'm not that tech savvy after all.

Anyways, I thought maybe you can use a freebie!

Sometimes we get busy and forget to count our little chickens after lunch, and before you know it, we're off to the library, and the intercom checks to see where your class is because little Suzy can't find you.  Not that it's ever happened to me ;)

Hope you can use it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Blog Design

How cute is my blog design?
Megan did an awesome job, of course :)
A new blog design is just what I needed.

And check me out by signature, my hubby's so talented :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Five For Friday

Joining the fun with 

 My kids graduated from high school.  I was good until my girl made her valedictorian speech, then the tears steadily flowed.  I am truly a blessed mama :)

 Enjoying my summer binge watching Scandal and a refreshing drink ;)
OMG I was so late to watch this show, I started watching it with my girl, it'll be nice to watch a show with her when she's away at college....sniff, sniff,... away :(


Finally able to do some relaxing activities with my cutie pie like puzzles.  My girl's pretty bright, but puzzles have always been challenging.  6 years old isn't too young to understand straight edges, corner pieces, like colors, is it?  

I got so crazy busy the last week of school that I didn't get to share what some sweet mamas did for our class.  On the last day of school, they opened up Restaurante Salón 25 (Restaurant Room 25), complete with your choice of pancakes, eggs, juice, and kid activities while they waited for their food.  It was so popular that when I returned from recess, we had students from other classrooms enjoying some pancakes.  Gracias mamis :)

Stay tuned for my new blog design!
Oh, I can't wait to see what the talented Megan comes up with!  She has done some fantabulous blog redesigns!  And that's saying something because I don't tend to use words like fantabulous or fabulicious or anythingalous :)

Well, that's it amigos.
Hope you have a relaxing week ahead.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Science Fun

Catching up on some of our end of the year events.
This year we had someone from the Discovery Science Center come to our school and show us some fun science activities.  

With a swish and a swirl the liquid turned from clear to purple. 

The kiddos were so excited to see these experiments, but I knew the assembly was a hit when several kids proclaimed when they grew up they wanted to become scientists!

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Currently

YAHOO it's summer!!!!
Last week I was so crazy busy, I'll catch up later, but for now I'm linking up with the fabulous Farley at 

I need to beef up on my Maxwell lyrics, I'm so excited I get to see him in concert at the end of the month.

I was so buy last week, that I probably should have utilized my bullet journal better, but I barely had time to breathe.  Pack everything, last day of school, graduation, and graduation party, hence my needing comment :)

Other than that, I plan to take it easy this summer.  If nothing else, I plan to enjoy each day :)
Hope the same for everyone else out in Bloggyland.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

10 Things I Want To Do This Summer

I'm down to my last 3 days of school, summer's so close I can almost smell it :)
I do love a good linky, so thought I'd join the fun!

1.  Watch some really great shows, first up, finish season 3 of 
I'm a little late jumping on this train.  I kept seeing thumbs up on Instagram, gave it a try during Easter, and was elated Netflix finally got season 3!  I need me some of her purses :)

2.  Clean, organize, declutter some more!  I have this same table and bench, but this room is waaaay cleaner than mine, hence pinterest pix ;)  Did I mention I have 5 kids in our small but cozy home?  

3.  Spend more time here with my kids.
I love spending the day watching them play.  I always take a book, but never seem to read more than a couple of pages.

4.  Read more.  Like, Deanna, I love reading PD books.  But, I love getting lost in a good book.  Thinking about 
but I might just watch the show.   I don't know, I love a good romance, so I definitely need some suggestions.

5.  SCRAPBOOK!!!  My goal was to be caught up by the time my last baby graduated, but considering she's graduating in a couple of days and I'm on 2006, I don't think I'm going to make it.
I love scrappin!  I know it's old school and I'm slowly moving towards digital, but there's something about flipping pictures and reminiscing that I just love!

6.  Possibly get season passes to
my cutie pie went for the first time this spring and loved it!  And since Disneyland is no longer doing season passes, this is a great option!  Plus it's a lot cheaper :)

7.  Go to more museums. 
My cutie pie has definitely inherited her daddy's talent :)

8.  Learn to use my camera.
I love this pic I took from iPhone.  My friend is considering having private photography classes, think of how much better this would be.

9.  Have nice getaway with my hubby.  Hoping to go to Las Brisas in Laguna Beach. 
Loved our small wedding with those we love here 8 years ago summer :)
Must haves:  margarita, guacamole, and playa de sole!

10.  Spend as much time with my family as I can.
I'll have 4 kids in college and one in first grade.  Time seems to be flying by, seems like yesterday they were all shorter than me.  I am blessed with a wonderful family and I want to make the most of every day :)

Can't wait to see what everyone is planning.  Can't wait for suuuuuuuummmmer!

Monday, May 19, 2014

And The Countdown Begins

7 days of school left, whaaaaaat?!
Oh my, I cannot even believe it, I'm trying not to think too much about it, but come one who am I kidding?

 I was able to put all my student books 

 and all of my library books away... YAHOO
I filled 4 boxes! I swear I keep giving books away, but I still have so many.
(Ok, ok, so maybe I didn't give any books away this year :) 
Don't worry padres, my kiddos still have their Treasures book, so there's still plenty to read :)

And this is the storm before the calm, yeah I know, it's supposed to be the other way around, but seems like the more I put away, the more stuff I have left to put away, wait, what?

This week is going to be crazy busy!

Monday- First Grade Assemblies
Tuesday- Math Training
Wednesday- Class Cards AND report cards due 
Thursday- Field Day
Friday- End of the Year Awards Assembly

Whew!  I'm pooped already :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Reflections

Can you believe I got sick...again?!
I had 5 kids out Thursday, 2 on Friday, and yesterday afternoon was my turn.  Some awful stomach bug going around.  Thankfully, I'm getting better. 

 Before I got sick, I spent the morning with a chai tea latte and addressing announcements.  My kids are seniors and graduate on our last day of school.  Ayyy, the realization of my baby girl graduating is slowly hitting me....  Well, actually my cutie pie is my baby girl, but there is a 12 year gap between my girls.  Oh, and no I don't have twins, just happens that my stepson, who lives with us, is also graduating.  Crazy, two seniors, one graduation, one happy mama :)

And yes, it's report card time.
I seriously cannot we only have 8 days of school left!
Still left to do:
-report cards
-class profile cards
-finalize honor roll lists
-award certificates
-And prepare for a Graduation/End of year/Let summer begin PARTAAAAY!!!!!

Good luck teachers out in Bloggyland!
I know how hectic this time of year for us :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spirit Days

Today was Crazy Hair Day, take a look at these cuties :)

Today was also movie day for students who earned 25 Study Island blue ribbons.
How fun are these ladies?
Yup! We have great administrators and an awesome school! :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Five For Friday

13 days left, cannot believe it's moving so fast.  I know this time of year is crazy for all of us, but I thought I'd join the Five For Friday Linky fun :)

practiced our non-standard measurement with partners

We had our awesome Dual Immersion Spring Event today.  I always get so busy directing my own kiddos that I never have time to take pics of my own class.  But our 5th grade danza de los viejitos is always a hit!

had to post all our upcoming end of the year events on our calendar, next week we will be busy with our performance tasks, math benchmark testing, Cancer Awareness Week, Luau, and Study Island movie.  Ok, ok, breathe, breathe...

I need to seriously start planning my kids' graduation party.  Graduation in 13 days, party in 15.  Ok, really, just breathe...

Yup, that's me.  I was in urgent care all weekend.  I missed four days of school.  Crazy how we teachers have to time our water intake with our break times, but I've learned a hard lesson, and it will definitely be more water for me.  I am just so thankful that I had a superb sub! And an awesome class, gracias amigos!

Well, that's it for me.  I have some work to do this weekend, but I will absolutely enjoy my Mother's Day Weekend :)
Feliz Día de las Madres 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Instagram Love

being the techy that I am (insert my kids hysterical laughter)
I finally took the plunge into the Instagram world.
I admit, I couldn't understand the hype, but now...

I love Pinterest.
I love teacher blogs.
But Instagram has opened up a whole new world.

I thought I was the only planner junkie in the world, but noooo, not even close!   There are people who have some serious planner love, I even found groups devoted to their planners :)

Anyways, I'm finally on Spring Break, YAHOOOOOO!
And I'm sick of course, but that's ok, I'm just thankful for some time off to relax.

I need to get back to posting on my poor little blog.
Because after this week, it's gonna be CrazY!
4 1/2 weeks of school left!