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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Currently May

Holy cow! May already! I think that's what everyone is saying!! Where has the time gone! It has been a long road to here! We have been busy, busy, busy! I'm trying to get back onto the blogging and creating horse so I hooked up with Farley's Currently linky party! I'm like # 200 something! Oh well! Better late than never is my motto these days! 

Listening: Yes, my little child was whining about something he lost and couldn't find. It was a disaster but thank goodness for his older brother they found it!!

Loving: Brian was home with me for most of the weekend. He even participated in the Relay for Life event last night with me and the kids. Although he goes back to work tonight.  #lifeofapilotswifeislonely

Thinking: Really need to finish up my projects for Mother's Day because my Mother's Day tea party is this Friday. So excited! The families will LOVE all the projects the kids have done! 

Wanting: Shallowness alert!!! I love to wear dresses! I gotta tell you that getting myself and two little pokey boys in the morning is no treat and pulling a dress over my head, some heels, and out we go is the way to go! I love all the cute things I've seen online and in store! Just wish I had the extra income-- I guess house and groceries come first! LOL! 

Needing: To get my domestic goddess on!!! That is all!!

Surprise: Found a great new blog with awesome reading teaching ideas! Reading Really Rocks has a great list of reading strategies and ideas. Please go check her out! I am her newest fan and follower. 

We started our Geometry unit this week. I found some great geometry videos from Have Fun Teaching:


And here are a few specific ones that focus on specific shapes that my class needed extra help with:

The Hexagon Song

The Trapezoid Song

Then we worked on the standard: 1.GA.2 Compose 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional shapes to create a composite shape and compose new shapes from the composite shape.So, we made shape towns! Still in the process but they are coming out great! They were so into their towns!

Kids are so creative! I also give them a paper where they have to count the shapes they've used. Download the pic below if you'd like to do this for your class! 

Then to add to my fun this weekend, we participated in Relay For Life Last night. Another amazing event and a great time with my school family. I love them-- couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with and to teach my children! They are a blessing every day! 

Our fearless leaders! 

The luminaries at night! So serene and beautiful. We walked the first lap after they were lit in silence to the bagpipes playing "Amazing Grace" and I had a hard time holding it together! 

And gearing up for an exciting week! Celebrating Cinco de Mayo tomorrow with my class! I created some Cinco de Mayo centers with my class and making salsa! 

They are on sale for $3.75! 

Oh, and don't forget that our Primary Chalkboard is giving away three $35 TpT giftcards to help you with the TpT sale!! This is our way of saying we appreciate and love you! Head over to the Chalkboard to enter by clicking on the graphic below. 

Have a great week and I'll be back to (hopefully) post some pics from our fiesta and Mother's Day! 


  1. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the May Currently! Enjoy your time with your family! I imagine being a pilot's wife can be hard with all that traveling!
    Come and check out my current Currently!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  2. I love your flip flops! I'm also a teacher/Florida Blogger! I enjoyed reading your blog. I teach a 3-4 combo this year, but love seeing what the little ones are doing in first! My students remember that Trapezoid song! The little fun things you do will stick with your students! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  3. I love the shape songs and the awesome idea of having kids make up a shape town. I bet they had a blast with that! Thanks for sharing those!
    Teaching Little Miracles

  4. Visiting from Currently! Thanks for sharing the shape songs! It looks like your kids are very engaged learning about shapes :-)

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

  5. I just wanted you to know that I think your blog is adorable!!!!

    Hooo-Ray For Teaching