Sunday, April 28, 2013

Whimsy Clips...New Clip Art Site

For so long I have been using the free graphics from...wait for it...
free clip art


Yes, you know the site because I have seen her graphics all across Teachers Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers.  

Not really knowing who this kindhearted, generous, giving, supportive, and caring (I could go on and on with the adjectives...but they would not do her justice) person was.  In case you don't know who it is, her name is Laura Strickland.  
Laura... has just recently started a new store called:

She is offering premium clip art in her new store.  Each set includes the line art.  There are several categories to choose from, even an ELA category.  I have already purchased the compound words set, and the short and long vowel bundles.  So come on and show Laura an outpouring of love and support as she starts her new clip art store. You can like her Facebook page here and follow her on Pinterest here. She has been supporting teachers for some years now... offering us beautiful clip art free of charge and has asked nothing in return.  

I just felt compelled to sing the praises of this awesome women who gave us educators free clip art to create some things for our classrooms and sell in various paid teacher venues.  

Have a Sensational Sunday!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Earth Day Posters

It has been about a week and half since I have blogged!  WOW!! That is a long time!! Excuse my absence please...just so much to do and so little time.  I am sure many of you understand! Well I hope so anyway.  I promise to do better. 

So now on to my post...

My firsties have been busy learning about Earth Day so I had them create a "Recycle Poster." They worked in groups of two. 
I was so proud....they were so hard at work sharing their ideas and working together...








 Here are two completed posters:

Well that's all folks.  The school year is really winding down fast. I now have 24 work days left in the school year...WooHoo!! I'm off to do next week's lesson plans.
Have a Super Saturday

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Spring Cleaning Time...&...Let's Get Acquainted Linky

Hello Friends! I have created a new center activity on telling time to the hour and half hour that is aligned to the common core.  My kiddos are really good at telling time so I didn't have to spend a lot of time on this skill.  I created a center activity for them to practice during math work stations. It has been uploaded to my TN store.

Now for the weekly Let's Get Acquainted Linky by LaToya from 


TOPIC - Skittles Game
Here is the code:
Red- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Orange- Favorite Memory from College
Yellow- Favorite Sports Team
Green- Favorite Fast Food Place
Purple- Wild Card(Tell anything about yourself)


My Favorite Ice Cream Flavor is Breyer's Snickers Blast-Yummy!
My favorite memory from college is when we all crammed into one of our friends' Impala and went to see Scarface.  We were about 8 deep...packed like sardines in that car but we had a blast!!

My favorite sports team is by default...I am not really a sports fan...but since I grew up in Bronx, NY it is going to be the NY Yankees and NY Knicks.

My favorite fast food restaurant is...
I try not to eat fast food, but if I am in the mood for something I would go to Sonic...their burgers are the best...not to mention the fact that they have Happy Hour from 2-4 for half off drinks...since it is tax day it is happy hour all day today...go get your slush on!

Wild Card...One of my hobbies is sewing. I used to love to sew.  Although I don't do it as much as I used to...I plan on getting back into it this summer.

Now it's your turn...go link up at Flying Into First Grade 

The first three people to leave a comment will get a copy of  my "It's Spring Cleaning Time" packet. Don't forget to leave your email address.

Have a Marvelous Monday!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party

I am linking up with Latoya from 
For her weekly:

This weeks topic is... If you are Stranded on an Island-What three things would you have to have with you?

1.  The first thing that I would have to have with me would be my children.  They are not babies anymore and the time that we spend together is so precious.


2.  I would definitely have to have my iPad.


3.  Last but not least would be covers and a pillow.  I don't like being cold!


Head on over to LaToya's to join in on the linky.


Have a Marvelous Monday!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Earth Day Writing Pack FREEBIE & Cindy's 500 Follower Giveaway

Well all good things must come to an end! Yes, it is the last day of my spring break(insert tear here)!! This was a much needed break.  I am well rested and rejuvenated and ready to take on the last 39 days of the school year.  


We will begin our Earth Day Unit next week , so I whipped an
 Earth Day Writing Pack-FREEBIE
Click on the picture if you would like a copy.

Cindy a sweet and talented bloggy buddy from 
is having a 
500 Follower Giveaway
She is giving away two $50 Gift Certificates to Target and 14 Friends (including me) are helping her out with her giveaway by contributing some awesome products from their TN or TPT's stores. So go and check her out and get in on the celebration.
Have a Super Sunday!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Currently!!

WOW!! It's already April... So you know it's time for Farley's from Oh Boy It's 4th Grade Monthly Currently.  

I have been MIA for the past week because I have been enjoying my spring break!! I had every intention to blog every day, but needless to say that did not happen!! Oh well!!

 Here I am with my my April Currently...

Each morning I am awakened to the sweet sound of birds chirping outside my window. As the sun bursts through the cracks of my drawn curtains I can tell it is going to be a beautiful day...Do you ever just take the time to listen...?

As my spring break sadly comes to an end, I am loving the fact that I will have exactly 39 working days left in the school year.  Now don't get me wrong...I love teaching, but you know we all just have those days where you think "REALLY"...!

This Easter season had me thinking that I am so glad that JESUS got on the cross, bled, and I died from me!!  That's LOVE...could you have done it!?!

I am wanting and needing another week of spring break! Enough said!!

My advice to everyone is DO YOU!! Don't try to live up to anyone else's views or expectations! Do what makes you happy! I am!! 

I'm OUT!! 
Have a  Sensational Saturday!