Saturday, July 6, 2013

Long Time....No See!

I have been MIA for so long! 

In April, I was given the honor of being chosen
Teacher of the Year for my school. WOW!

I am such a school nerd that I wish I could get back in my classroom already!  I have been trolling Pinterest and all
of your fabulous blogs, looking for, and finding,
lots of great things for the new school year.

I realized today that too many of my conversations start with, 'I saw this thing on Pinterest...'

Here is just two of my (way too many) purchases:
Campbell's Alphabet Dice Game

Head Over Heels For Teaching -Great engagement idea!My son, Matthew, turned the big 1-1 last week.  I surprised him with a visit to the Lake Travis Zipline Adventures.  WOW!


We've been photo bombed!
I'll be back!!


Saturday, September 29, 2012


Okay, well maybe not ever, but it was a GREAT week!!

If I'm really honest, it was LAST week, but who cares!

Thursday was my birthday, and I turned the big "39". 
I got so many birthday wishes and hugs
(and a cake made by Jen)!

That night, some friends and I attended a fundraiser
at a lovely little place called "Painting With A Twist".

My cake makin' bud, Jen.

Do I look like an arteest?

The final projects.

The very next day at our morning assembly,
I was named the "Super Star Spud" of the week.
Here is what my principal said,

"Congratulations to Ms. F for receiving the Spud Award this week.  Thank you for your involvement in many extra duties on the campus.  You are appreciated for the hours you put in to make our school better." 
The award is given to a different staff member every week
who exhibits the following qualities:

-      Puts needs of others before own needs.
-      Exhibits positive attitude
-      Embraces change and learning
-      Achieved great results with student/students
-      Listens to colleagues
-      Exhibits willingness to work as a team player
-      Seeks out solutions instead of being bogged down by problems (Proactive vs. Reactive)

Here I am, holding my spud!

Why, thank you!
I would like to pass on this Super Star Spud Award to all of YOU! 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Alive and well!

Happy Friday everyone! 

I am so glad that all of you dedicated bloggers
continue to post when I have trouble keeping up. 
Thank you for all your wonderful ideas!!

What have I been up to? 
School, school, school,
with a dash of Facebook,
and a sprinkling of Pinterest for some extra flavor.

Here are some "before" photos of my new classroom.

Let me be honest when I say my desk does NOT
look much better than it did when I took the picture!

Here are some "afters":
Wait....apparently I never took any!!

I saw this cute idea *somewhere* (Pinterest?  blog??),
and I would LOVE to give credit,
but I cannot figure out where I found it! 
I took pictures of my kiddos posing like they were
being lifted off the ground by a bunch of ballons.

After printing them out, I cut out their bodies,
and attached them to die cut balloons. 
They are actually ovals, but close enough, right?

On the balloons, I wrote down 3-4 goals
the students have for the year. 
(They came up with their goals with their parents.) 

The finals results look like this:

So long....farewell....until next time!

Monday, July 2, 2012

The BIG 1-0!

I know this has nothing to do with teaching, but I don't care! 
 My "baby" turned 10!

I love this picture!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Summer!

Happy summer!

Okay, technically I've been out of school for two weeks now, and what have I been up to?
1. Pinterest
2. Pinterest
3. Pinterest
4. Trying to get healthy--I'm down about 8 pounds so far!
5. Interviews--We need two more teachers on our campus, and I was lucky enough to be able to sit in on he interviews and give my input.
6. Book studies--The Primary Comprehension Toolkit and Daily 5
7.  Tutoring
8. Bloghopping--I've missed all these wonderful blogs! I came across a giveaway that any teacher would LOVE to win....a $25 Amazon gift card! Head on over to visit Kaitlin at Smiles and Sunshine for all the details!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Teachers Got Talent?

Here I am, with a few friends, entertaining the students at the 2012 Wiedy's Got Talent (also known as the talent show). 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to each and every one of you for helping me be a better teacher!