Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Break...WOO HOO!

Hello Christmas Break :)

I seriously feel for any of y'all who still have to teach tomorrow and especially to the ones who have to teach until FRIDAY! I began my break today at 1:00pm after our very adorable Christmas pageant. My sweet babies did a great job singing their songs for their parents. I was all sorts of tired after the program that I came home and took a nice long nap.  Now on to other business... 

A big thank you to the sweet Erin @ Creating & Teaching for giving me the Liebster blog award! Thanks SO much Erin for thinking about me! If you haven't checked out her adorable blog go over right now and check it out. She's a fellow Pre-K teacher and always has adorable ideas and freebies. :)

I'm Leaving you with Pictures of the cards we made to be sent home with our parent gifts. Nothing really special but maybe they can help someone out there in blog world. The inspiration came from Pinterest  but had no source. We just used scarpbooking paper scraps and cut them to different lengths. I'm big on the kids making their crafts and looking kid made so not all are perfection but that's what makes me smile :) You Will also notice some of the other things we made these last few days like pine cone ornaments and macaroni wreaths.

A very merry Christmas to all my sweet bloggy friends! Have a safe and enjoyable break and try not to think about school (let's get serious)!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Getting Messy!

Tis' the season for messes! We've been super busy decorating our room with lots of messy things! We ended our messy crafts with my favorite activity CANDY HOUSES! Mmmmm... icing and candy overload = Cah-razzy kiddos!  We had a blast creating these monstrous icing houses. :) 

Yummy Yummy! Had the edit this sweet babies face out, so not why be stylish with it ;)

We  were busy talking about reindeer this week! We charted what we knew about reindeer and what we wanted to learn about reindeer. We brainstormed foods we should feed reindeer, boy did I get some sweet answers for that one. My favorite was " mommy juice" aka wine! Took all I had not to let a little giggle out! We ended our reindeer unit making our magic reindeer food, we can't stop talking about it and are beyond ready to sprinkle it on Christmas Eve! Sorry for the sideways picture, bloggers giving me problems with that today!

Have a fab rest of the week, t minus 3 days and I am on Christmas Break! woooooooo hoooo

Monday, December 12, 2011

A little this....A little that.

So uhhhh yeah I've been a horrible blogger! I have been beyond crazy BUSY and I've hardly had enough time to blog stalk...hopefully once Christmas break rolls around I will have a chance to catch up and spend some more time on this lonely ol' blog. Until then here's a picture "dump" of what we've been up to! Happy Monday sweet friends!

Were rockin' this adorable door as your enter our classroom all thanks to Pinterest! You can follow this link to see my inspiration. Of Course there's looks so much better!

 I love these ornaments SO much! I got this inspiration from Pinterest again however there was no original link so if it's your idea... I LOVED it! I put my own spin on the idea and allowed the kids to put fake snow or red glitter inside...some went cah-razy of course! I think our parents will love them!

 We did a little counting with this Christmas tree activity. We decorated our trees with sequins and stickers and then counted how many ornaments were on our trees! We loved this activity!
We also made these seriously cute macaroni wreaths!

& lastly I made this yummy Christmas white trash recipe this weekend and I just can't stop eating it! It's delish, I got the inspiration from this blog here but kind of made the recipe my own and added peanuts and cheerios and some powdered sugar to top it off. Talk about Addicting! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

hodge podge.

Life's been really busy recently, between book fairs, meetings, fundraisers, picture day and all the craziness this time of the year brings. I'm exhausted y'all, It's not even 10pm and this girl is ready for bed. So this post is going to be a catch up of sorts to show you a few things we've been doing...i really need to remember to pull out my camera more. Here's a hodge podge of pictures, hope you enjoy. As always let me know if you have any questions...Here's to a great week!

We made Spooky Halloween Snack Mix for our Halloween Party! It was so fun to make and eat, we named the different foods spooky names. (m&m's were eyeballs and other silly things.)I love that we 
can celebrate Halloween in our classrooms :)
 We spent several days talking about scarecrows and farm things! Who would of known they would love 
talking and reading about scarecrows. They now fight for the scarecrow books in the library :) Love those kind of moments.

 We also made these seriously cute soldiers from Kim Adsit's Hooray for Veterans Day packet
which you can find on TPT. The kids LOVED it. We also made this adorable banner outside our classroom, we love our troops that's for sure :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We've been busy.

It's been a few days since I've blogged, I apologize but I've been enjoying this beautiful fall weather with my boyfriend and family. Here's a picture of the beautiful fall leaves from a drive around my town this weekend. 

Wowzers! October is almost over and we have been busy doing all sorts of things fall and Halloween related. We've visited the pumpkin patch, made jack o lanterns, cooked pumpkin seeds and danced to monster mash to name a few things. Here's some pictures of what we have been up to.  Sorry the post is long.

We made these super cute/silly spiders! The kids just loved them and now they are hanging from our ceiling. We charted things spiders can do and how they look, we acted like spiders and crawled around the room. We loved talking about spiders!
 We talked about skeletons last week and made these cute Mac & Cheese skeletons as the kids called them :) They had a blast completing this activity!

 Halloween just isn't Halloween with out Candy Corn! We used these special crayons called silky sticks 
they are similar to pastels and the kids were all about them :) I got the pattern 
from this wonderful website Mrs. Nelson's class

We made these super cute lanterns! I just LOVE how
the each kids is different. Love the one with 5 eyes! So now you have it
we have been SO busy and this isn't all of the things we have been up
to! Happy hump day everyone :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's Ok!

This is my first time linking up for "It's Ok" Thursdays & I'm kind of loving this whole idea so here goes nothing. :)

It's Ok that....

as soon as i got off work today, i kicked off my shoes put on some sweats and jumped right in to bed. 

I have an obsession with everything pumpkin right now. Pumpkin candles, pumpkin creamer you get the drift..

I kinda sorta already want to listen to Christmas music. :)

I ate dinner at 8:30 tonight.

I'm watching Hocus Pocus right now and reciting the lines word for word

I didn't complete anything I brought home to work on tonight!  

I spend way too many hours on Pinterest 

I'm already hoping for a snow day! I just need to sleep in

I just love love love love my boyfriend!  Boy is he good to me!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Galore

Whew! I'm sleepy, it's not even 8 yet!!!!! We have been talking about pumpkins this week, we started the week off by going to the Pumpkin Patch!!! The weather was great and the kids and parents had a great time, we really lucked out with the weather as it's been pretty rainy around here recently. I'm going to keep this pretty sweet and simple and share with you a few things we've done so far. Happy almost hump day y'all!

we loved the "corn crib" at the pumpkin patch!!

 We cleaned out our pumpkin, we guessed how many seeds were inside. We will count how many there are tomorrow!
 Some of us helped by using a spoon others got down to business and used their hands!
We talked about the parts of a pumpkin and made a little diagram like this to hang on our walls. 
Some of my sweeties even copied what I wrote on mine :) love love when they take the next step
We love using our fingers to put on the glue! so much 
easier than glue brushes!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I love pinterest!

Happy Thursday everyone, I get to start my weekend today as we are off school tomorrow :) woooo hooo It's also a really huge craft fair and yard sale weekend around my area so tomorrow bright and early some of my girls and I will be off to find the best bargains with coffee in hand! Anyways...here's what I'm loving on Pinterest currently!

This adorable firefighter tree map From Here

Adorable Cookie Mix From Here

  Want NEED this outfit   From Here

Adorable hand print turkey, my Pre-K kids would LOVE   From Here

You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking HERE.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Currently Linky Party

I'm linking up with Oh'Boy 4th Grade for the October Linky Party! 

   Here's the link for the blog I mentioned: Creating & Teaching

Now it's your turn, hop on over an link up! Happy Monday :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apples Apples Everywhere!

We have been busy learning all about apples! we started our apple unit last week and will finish our unit this Friday. We have been reading all sorts of apple stories, singing songs, tasting apples, graphing our favorite apples and so much more! Here are some photos of what we have been up to! Happy almost hump day!

*Ignore the messy shelves, they are now organized nicely!