Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Area and Perimeter

We have been studying area and perimeter this week and last week.  I made this PowerPoint to help my 3rd graders review for the test.  I just added it to my TpT store.
Just click on the picture above to grab it.  It will be on sale through Friday.

Here are a few of the slides included.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Currently

I have been a terrible blogger.  I am sorry.  But that is about to change.  I finally broke down and bought me a brand new iMac.  :)  So on to my currently...

My son is watching the race in the living room behind me.  He loves NASCAR!!!

I had a great weekend.   My mother, my youngest son, and I went to Hattiesburg yesterday.  We met my sister for lunch, shopped, ate supper and said good night to my sister.  We then spent the night at a hotel.  We got up this morning and took my sister to the airport in Jackson.  While shopping yesterday, I made a major purchase for myself.  I finally broke down and bought my dream computer, an iMac.  I love it.  You will see many more post from me now!!! My old computer was so slooooow!!!!  I had a great time visiting with my mom and sister!

My youngest son and my sister at the airport.

I think I can.... I think I can....  I think I can make it one more week.  I am sooooo ready for spring break.  My students were sooooo wild  last week.  I need to get my lesson plans ready for this week and the week after spring break.


Who can guess my question?????  Guess the right question and you  can win anything out of my teeny tiny store that you want.


Now your turn to link up to best linky around.  Visit Farley's page to link up and play along.  Remember to follow the rule of 3.  Have a great week.  I hope you are as close to spring break as I am.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hello. I'm still alive. Grade 3 Happenings!!!

I just barely have my head above water, but I am still breathing. It has been way too long since we chatted. Pull up a chair and let's catch up over a cup of diet Mountain Dew. I drink coffee, but it is too hot right now. Yes I'm glad my air is working tonight. It has gone out three times since school started. Speaking of school we started our 5th week today. I have some exciting news that I've been meaning to share. (Remember I've been about to drown here.) I looped to third grade this year with my class!!! I know right! I can't believe I haven't told you either. I promise I have thought about you many times. Family first though. I do have 2 teenage sons who lie to have fun.

I am no longer Grade 2 Happenings. :(

I am now Grade 3 Happenings! :)

I haven't decided if I like looping or not. I know that 2nd grade was easier. I could teach it in my sleep after 10 years of practice. Now I am about to pull my hair out trying to figure out all of the tricks of teaching third grade.

This has been most hectic year yet.

1) New grade

2) I'm a mentor (surely I'm not old enough for that)

3) new grade

4) Moved to a new classroom and I'm just now starting to get it jut right.

5) new grade

I have to get some sleep now. You finish your coffee or whatever you are having and stay up all night. I'll try to post pictures of my room this week.

I did snap these pictures of my focus boards with my phone.

I bought this packet from TPT.
I bought these common core posters from TPT.

As you can see I have a mimio that I am currently using. I will not have the mimio after tomorrow. Today I got a surprise package delivered! I had no idea I was getting it! Check back this weekend to find out what I received. It will be installed Thursday. During school. While I have students. And I am trying to teach. BUT IT IS GOING TO BE WORTH IT I TELL YA! Come back this weekend. Good night friend.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Currently

I finally found time to do another currently. It's amazing what a four day weekend and a three hour Sunday nap can do for a girl. So click on the picture below if you want to join in on the fun.


It is almost midnight and I can't sleep because of the nap I took earlier.

I have really enjoyed this four day weekend. I have cleaned and visited with family. Tomorrow is all about spending times with my kids. The worst part is that it came so early this year. This is our last holiday before we get out at the end of May.

I am really glad my kids are growing up, I just wish it would happen a little slower. My oldest son just got his permit. It seems like he was a baby just a few years ago.

My goal for this month is to worry about today only. Tomorrow will take care of itself.

My advise is for creating. Just create things you can use yourself. Others will find them helpful and more useful.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day and a pencil sharpener

I received this pencil sharpener before Christmas, while I had the shingles. I used it a few times to try it out. It gets the pencils really sharp and they last twice as long. This is by far the best nonelectric sharpener I have ever owned. The kids learned how to use it in no time. If you are looking for a great pencil sharpener then this is the one or you. I forgot to mention how quiet it is. Three more teachers on my hall ordered one after seeing mine. Our principal says he will order everybody one soon. I can't wait because then I will have two. I would really like to eventually have one for each group. It can be used without anchoring it down. The kids just pass it around.

We played this rounding bump game freebie from here. My kids loved it. It was a great way to introduce rounding to the nearest ten.
I purchased this candy heart graphing pack from Lori Evans. My kids also loved this.
We had our 2nd graders make their boxes at home this year. This was much easier on us and the kids loved it. We then voted to see who's was the most creative. This gigantic one is from Flo's room. I will be doing this again next year.
My 1st place boy winner.
My 1st place girl winner.

More graphing fun!!!
Today we did not have students at school. This morning we had to sit through 4 hours of torture. Our in-service was on the new M-STAR teacher rating system. Apparently they knew we would be bored out of our minds because this afternoon we had suicide prevention for an hour. Believe me, I needed suicide prevention after the 1st workshop. I can't wait to have my kiddos back tomorrow. I miss them.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A-Z of Teacher Me!!!!

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Here's an A-Z list you can copy and paste:

A: App

B: Book Character

C: Clip Art

D: Dollar Spot Find

E: Essential To Start Day

F: Font

G: Game

H: Holiday

I: Ice Cream

J: Jewelry Piece

K: Kid-ism

L: Location To Travel

M: Management Technique

N: Nail Polish

O: Open House Idea

P: Pinterest Find

Q: Quote

R: Read-Aloud

S: School Supply

T: TPT/TN Product

U: Un-Official Hobby

V: Video Brain Break

W: Way To Spend A Day Off

X: X-tra Special Blogs You

Y: Yummy Dessert

Z: Zoo Animal


A: App. My favorite app is a tie between Feedler and Blogsy.

B: Book Character I like Hank Zipzer

C: Clip Art. I love any of the colorful alphabet clip art sets

D: Dollar Spot Find. I love to find anything I can use in my classroom for a dollar.

E: Essential To Start Day: Coffee and diet dew

F: Font: Grade 2 Lazy

G: Game: any scoot game

H: Holiday: easy, Christmas

I: Ice Cream: Butter Pecan

J: Jewelry Piece: my wedding ring

K: Kid-ism: student: I wish yous my mama.

Me: why?

Student: causes you smell like Wal-Mart

L: Location To Travel: love to make it to the bathroom at least once a day. Lol

M: Management Technique: Hocus Pocus, Everybody Focus

N: Nail Polish: clear

O: Open House Idea: a present for the parents

P: Pinterest Find: story taco

Q: Quote: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade

R: Read-Aloud: First Day Jitters

S: School Supply: Mr. Sketch markers

T: TPT/TN Product: Voice Levels Chart

U: Un-Official Hobby: teaching

V: Video Brain Break: Will I Am, Sesame Street ,What I Am

W: Way To Spend A Day Off: with my family

X: X-tra Special Blogs You ♥ I love all second grade blogs!

Y: Yummy Dessert: anything chocolate

Z: Zoo Animal: tigers


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Holly

Today would have been Holly's 38th birthday. Holly suffered from Cystic Fibrosis. She passed away in August 2011. She never let her illness stop her from doing what she wanted to do. She lived each day to its fullest. Check out the legacy she left for her family and friends at her blog, Enjoying Life with Shallow Breaths. Many people still miss Holly every day. She always brought a smile to my face. I know that she is in heaven having a great big celebration today. I can't wait to see her again someday.

I met Holly during my 2nd year of teaching. She was my assistant. We soon became close friends. She was the best assistant I ever had and taught the class for me on many days while I was pregnant. She loved to read Junie B. Jones to the students. It was no surprise when she went back to school to be a teacher. She taught for one year and then had the son she wanted so badly. She then became a full time mommy. We had some ups and downs in our friendship. But then again, every true friendship does. We always knew that we loved each other no matter what. I miss her really bad today. Please say a special prayer for the husband, son, sister, mother, father, and nephews that she left behind. Her son is in the 6th grade this year.


Not sure what's up with the picture being smushed up, but this is me, Holly, and Mim on Holly's birthday one year.