Watermark Test

Just testing out a watermark...I've been meaning to add one for awhile now. I think I want to make it a little bigger.

Oh and let me explain the picture. I was coming home from a memorial and there were these two pigs crossing the road. So police department got called (threw in some pig jokes...ok hey my dad's retired so I can make pig/police jokes lol).  Yes the pigs were caught after much chasing by police officers hahaha.

Ok I think I like this better and I can always shrink it myself :) Just faded it a little.

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Are We Done Yet?

Seriously, I don't know if I can make it 8 more days. I have to though. Just got a job request for June 6th which is two days (TWO DAYS) before school gets out. Am I nuts for subbing the last week of school, let alone two days before school is out?

A substitute yesterday pulled me aside and asked if I was subbing next week. I said, yeah sure why not? I've done it before. Hey, I've even subbed the last two days of school in kindergarten before. She told me she's blocking herself online  (we have an online sub system in this particular district) and won't work next week. Ok dear, you do that :)

I subbed in music today and the teacher actually wanted me to sing (doesn't she know my voice will scare the kids?!) lol instead of a video that she normally has subs do. Even the kids said, "Where's the movie screen?" and I heard some sighs as I said we were singing, especially since the kinder and first grade have a performance tonight. So we were practicing their songs and one little boy was acting goofy. Bless my heart when another kiddo said, "Ms. T, they shouldn't be goofing around or they'll be an embarrassment to their families tonight and they'll wanna disown you!" I tried so hard not to bust out laughing.

As their reward, I played a game that we decided to call freeze dance. I played music and they dance and then pushed pause and they had to freeze. People, I tell you that they ate this up! We ended up doing this for about 10 minutes in my three afternoon classes. One girl told me this was the best music class ever lol.

I took pictures of a project I did with kids yesterday but haven't uploaded them yet. I'll save that for another day...it's been a busy day. I just got back from a retirement party and I'm headed for another volunteer thing stuffing 350 bags for the seniors.

Happy Wednesday!

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Time Out Tuesday: Being Neighborly

This weekend I helped out a few neighbors and it was my pleasure! One had me fish sit her Betta while she was camping. She told me it was okay if it died because it was kind of sick. So every day I checked on it when I went to feed hit, praying it wasn't dead. It survived! But it had a weird fungus thing which I think is called Ich. Plus some mouth fungus that looked like this:

Then another neighbor came over and her oven was broken. So I ended up baking her brownies while I was cooking my dinner. The house smelled really good!

My neighborhood has always been close. Someone needs sugar or an egg, just borrow! I think I've even lent flour, eggs, well maybe everything for a cake at one point lol. One neighbor, if she borrows, will bring me part of the result from what she borrowed. I'm happy to lend to her anytime! Haha. She's an amazing baker.

As a sub, I try to be neighborly to the other teachers, because it's nice and you never know if you'll need their help. Like today, I helped out my neighbor (she was my co-teacher today too) and then in the afternoon she wanted to reciprocate and as my kiddos finished their art project and work, she took mine out to recess.

Don't get me wrong, there are some odd and rude neighbors, but 95% of the neighborhood rocks! We have National Night Out in August and do a potluck. And at Christmas time, about 8 houses do a progressive dinner. It's so much fun! We hop house to house and start out with appetizers and end up with dessert. One year we traveled house to house in the snow. One of my best memories ever!

This quote made me laugh:
A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it.
Arthur Baer

Great quote:

Home Improvement anyone?

And of course, a classic!

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Remembering and honoring those that have given their lives and those that continue to put their life on the line for us. Thank you.

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And the Winners Are ...

A big thanks to everyone who donated and to everyone who participated in my 1st blogiversary!

It's time to announce the winners!

Congrats to the winners! You'll be recieving an e-mail soon with info, so be on the look out!

Thanks again everyone! I really do appreciate it all :)


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Stay Tuned For Tomorrow!

Thanks for joining in on the fun! There were tons of entries! And wow, 301 followers! Does this mean I have to have another giveaway?

I decided to throw my store into 30% for the next few days. That's the highest percent I've ever had in my store!

Tomorrow, the winners will be revealed, so don't miss it!


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Day 5 of the Giveaway FREEBIE

Happy Friday! Everybody's a winner today because you all get the new packet I created for my giveaway. It's some summer fun!

Students can fill in a sun about a book they just read, write about what would happen if they swallowed a watermelon seed, and invent an ice cream flavor and do an ice cream cone craftivity!

Click here to get it!

Enjoy and thanks to all those that helped celebrate my blog's first blogiversary. You all mean so much to me and I am soooooo thankful to have you all in my life :)

Tomorrow is the last day to enter my giveaways!

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Day 4 of the Giveaway and Happy Blogiversary To Me...

Today is my 1 year blogiversary! Happy Blogiversary to me, Happy Blog....oops I'm getting carried away and you aren't here to hear me sing, you're here for the goodies!

One lucky winner will win an item  donated by all these blog authors! (Click here for a reminder of those prizes!)

Jen from Hello Mrs. Sykes and her TpT store.
Hello Mrs. Sykes


Stephanie from Teaching in Room 6  and her TpT store.

Mrs. McKown from Little Literacy Learners and her TpT store.
Little Literacy Learners

Mrs. Coe from Little Miss Kindergarten and her TpT store.

Sue from SOS Supply and her TpT store.

Angelia from Extra Special Teaching  and her TpT store.
Extra Special Teaching

Ms. Patterson from Pocket Full of Kinders  and her TpT store.
Pocket Full of Kinders

Annie from The Moffatt Girls and her TN store.

Leslie from KindergartenWorks  and her TpT store.

Tara from 4th grade frolics and her TpT store.
4th Grade Frolics

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business

Shelley Gray from Teaching In The Early Years and her TpT store.
Teaching in the Early Years

Kathy from First Grade a la Carte and her TpT store.


Mor from A Teacher’s Treasure and her TpT store.
A Teacher's treasure

Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade and her TpT store.


Andrea from Stepping Into First Grade and her TpT store.


Heather from Working 4 The Classroom and her TpT store.

Brenda from Primary Inspired and her TpT store.

Primary Inspired

Ana from Ingles 360 and her store.

You have until Saturday to enter!

(Wow, I'm almost at 300 followers too! That'd be a great blogiversary present :) )

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Day 3 of the Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 3 of the giveaway! Isn't this so fun? Well I know I'm enjoying it!

Today's prize is being given by Heather from Heather's Heart!

Heather's heart
She's donating a cd about Conscious Discipline! Thanks Heather!

Enter the Rafflecopter below, which ends Saturday. Winner will be announced Sunday!

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Day 2 of the Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 2 of my 1 year blogiversary giveaway!

Today you can enter to win a copy of a Bucket Filling book, given away by Barbara from The Corner on Character! Thanks Barbara!  The winner can choose between Have You Filled A Bucket Today? (illustrated picture book for kids in the lower grades) OR Growing Up With a Bucket Full of Happiness (chapter book for older kids). And it'll be autographed!
The Corner On Character

Enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter! Contest ends on Saturday and winner will be announced Sunday!

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