Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blogging, Jena, Color Words and my Dollar Tree Find

I DID IT!!! I am finally here! I have plunged into the world of blogging!! Something I said I would never do! Go figure!!  What would I have to blog about? Well one thing that I can tell you is that after 7 years of doing a jungle/monkey theme in my classroom I'm changing over to a western theme (more to come on that later). Yee-Haw!!! So I thought it befitting to have my blog reflect that change. I absolutely love my blog design.  With that said, I want to send a shout-out to my girl - Jena -over at 1st Grade With Miss Snowden .  She is an absolutely fabulous blog designer!!! Many of you may already know her work.  So if you have been thinking about starting a new blog or are in desperate need of a make-over, check her out!! I guarantee you won't be disappointed! She was so patient with me-through my several changes and add-ons.  My own daughter asked me did I give her a hard time-it's a shame when people know you so well!! I don't think I was too bad! Thanks again Jena for the fabulously fly job on my blog and being my first follower!! You rock!!!

I know many of you are gearing up for back to school. As teachers, why do we find it so hard to turn it off? I guess it's just that passion/heart for teaching.  I like to start the year off with a review of color words. So I was so excited when I found these cute Crayola Crayon books at the Dollar Tree.  Aren't they adorable?

Here is what it looks like on the inside:

I also created a color words review book.  You can grab a copy by clicking on the picture below:

My Teachers Notebook store is set up but I don't have anything posted yet due to technical difficulties.  Bear with me as I get this process going. If you can provide any assistance with uploading files that would be wonderful.  If you grab a copy of the color words book, don't forget to send me some love and tell me what you think about my first freebie, if the link is working, and how my blog looks from your view!! 
Well that's all folks!!!


  1. Tell your daughter you didn't give me a hard time at all! You were great to work with. I'm glad you are happy!! I love your color book. I'll blog about you in my next post :).

  2. Welcome to the blog world. I now have a new blog to stalk, er I mean read.

  3. WELCOME to Blogland!!!!!! Jena did such a great job on your design. She did mine too so I might be a little bit partial : ) Thanks for posting about your Dollar Tree books, I'm going to try to hunt those down the next time I'm there. I'm looking forward to reading some more great posts.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  4. Welcome to blogging! Prepare to become addicted! Love your design. Jena did mine too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. I'm so excited that I found your blog! It is precious!! I love the western theme. I am your newest follower! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  6. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! I absolutely love your design!! Jena did a fantastic job. I am also a fellow first grade teacher so I look forward to sharing ideas with you! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. I found your blog from Miss Snowden's blog post! She did a super cute job:) Welcome to blogging... I am your newest follower. I would love tyo hve you stop by my blog sometime:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  8. I love your cute blog design! I am a Texas gal so it really makes me smile! =)

    Your color book looks great. Thank you for the *freebie*.

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

  9. I am now your newest follower! Love the blog!


  10. I just love the coloring book I just think this is very good for my students. Thank you
    spruille's busy bees