Sunday, April 22, 2012

30% off at Cafe Press

Happy Earth Day to my fellow bloggers! 
In honor of this beautiful planet, Cafe Press is having a sale. 
The coupon code EARTHDAY30
must be entered when you check out. 
The promotion ends TODAY, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). 


Never visited 
They have t-shirts, mugs, bags, and a lot more!

I already have this t-shirt.
Read the small print below:
If a Child Can't Learn (White T-Shirt 

Yes, yes I do!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spelling Test and Tim Tebow...what?

Last week, I was grading the spelling tests, and was happy to see
that this one child spelled all the words correctly.  Woo Hoo!!

I turned the test over to see how he did on the dictation sentence,
and this is what made me smile:

Go Tebow!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Ladies, I would like to buy lunch for you on Friday as a small token
of appreciation for all your hard work involving the yearbook.
I was going to buy lunch today but I lost track of time and when
I visited with Ms. F., her lunch was coming up in about
15 mins so I will throw her under the

and save some face by blaming it on her. SORRY TINA :-(

    Thank you so much for all your time and effort.

    Vice Principal

    OMG!  Is that really the best picture of me? 
    He's lucky I've got a good sense of humor...
    and that he's buying me lunch!

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Breakfast, anyone?

    It seems like everyone's schedule is packed with things to do, and this time of year it seems even crazier than usual!  So yesterday, a few of us met for breakfast before school.  I know that seems crazy, but that seems to be the only time we have available!  We had a great time, and plan to do it again soon with even more early birds who love/want/need to socialize!

    Me, Leslie, and Debie

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Furry Friends Linky Party

    In October 2000, I went to a local PetsMart, and fell in love with a cat that was there.  I didn't intend to walk out with a pet....but I did.  Anna is still with me, and still as stuck up as ever!

    Anna, now about 14 years old

    During Spring Break 2010, my son and I went to PetsMart to get cat food.......and ended up adopting our first dog, Selah.  She was just so sweet, and scared, and quiet, and I wanted her!

    Selah and me
    Matthew and Selah
    Selah and Anna

    Six months after adopting Selah, I thought she needed a buddy, so off we went to the Animal Defense League.  When they asked what kind of dog I was looking for, I said I didn't have a specific breed in mind, but I wanted a dog that doesn't bark a lot.  After walking through all the kennels, I saw this sweet dog, sitting calmly and quietly.... and found our newest dog, Janey.  She loves to snuggle!  She thinks she's a tiny lap dog, and wants to be on you as close as she can get!

    Selah and Janey

    What have I learned from my dogs?  All they want is to love and be loved, and really, isn't that what we all need?

    Have pets?  Want a pet?  Join the linky party at

    Soaring Through Second

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Bully .....the movie

    Weinstein Company Movie (2012) HD

    This year, over 5 million American kids will be bullied at school,
    online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones
    and on the streets of their towns, making it
    the most common form of violence
    young people in this country experience.
    The Bully Project is the first feature documentary film to show how
    we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've
    been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness.

    The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground.

    WOW!  The movie opens tomorrow, and I plan on taking my 4th grader to see it soon.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Earth Day Activity and Linky Party

    Earth Day is right around the corner, and I want to share an activity I did several years ago before BOTH copies of my book were stolen borrowed permanently.

    The infamous book is called Dear Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel. 

    Dear Children of the Earth begins a remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere. She writes to express her love for each and every child and asks for their love and appreciation in return. In her own words, and with all of her heart, Mother Earth enfolds children with love and entrusts them with her protection.

    After discussing what we can do to help the Earth, the kids write a letter to Mother Earth telling what they will do to help make the Earth a better/cleaner place to live.  An illustration is added as well. 

    While looking for a new copy of that book on Amazon, I found Children of the Earth...Remember and The FAMILY of EARTH, both by Schim Schimmel.

    Children of the Earth...Remember is a tender lesson of sharing and protecting the Earth, enhanced with stunning artwork.  The core message of The FAMILY of EARTH is that "We all share the same earth."

    Have an Earth Day idea or activity?  Join the Linky Party at Sunny Days!

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012


    I have been gone from the blog world for a few months, but I wanted to take a moment to give a huge shout out to Denise over at 2nd Grade Ponderings. She was voted Teacher of the Year for our campus. Stop by her blog and drop some love! 2ndgradeponderings