Saturday, October 27, 2012

"Who Am I?" and A Pumpkin Freebie

I was up late last night entering end of quarter grades in the online grade book and adding items to my TpT store. It is still a slow process, but I'm getting there!

 I added my back to school "Who Am I?" activity. I always do this on the first day of school and post on my bulletin board until after open house. The parents come and try to find their darling. I usually do an owl "Whoooo am I?" theme, but this year I was all about polka dots. I ended up with "Can you spot me?" I was happy with how it came out.

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 Yesterday was a hurricane day and it lived up to expectations. It just brushed the coast so we didn't get any damage other than some beach erosion. It was a rough day to be stuck inside with two kiddos that woke up WAY too early though!

Thankfully today is a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the weather is cool(er), and the cranky children I put in bed last night woke up early but refreshed! We've already made banana bread and are making plans for the day. 

On my list of things to do today is a trip to the post office to mail some Halloween Cards I ordered with a Shutterfly coupon code a couple of weeks ago. I decided to create a little note card for my daughter to write on in each of the cards and the result is this Pumpkin Notes Freebie.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Loving my new look!

What a week! I went to Orlando this week for the FCTM conference. It was the first time since my son was born that I have been away from my kiddos! I missed them terribly, but it was a worthwhile experience. (Not to mention I had a hotel room of my own with no human alarm clocks!)

I had time while I was away to e-mail back and forth with Christi about my new blog desgn. I love it! I was not the easiest to work with, but she was great! I would highly recommend working with her!

I also posted (and sold) my first item in my TpT store! I am really excited about that! We did the Pumpkin Project last week in my classroom. My husband admitted last night that it is one of his favorite projects that I do - and he's never been there to see it. I guess my enthusiasm for the activity shows!

Then there is THE debate. My husband works at Lynn University and has been working day and night at debate events. Thankfully his parents are in town from Ireland to help with the kids.

My daughter and I went to work in my classroom this afternoon for a bit while my son was at home napping with Nana and Granda. On the way home my husband talked us into stopping by for a tour of the media center. I was dressed it sweats and not planning on a stop like that, but it was pretty neat to see! I got some great pictures of my daughter waving a flag at the debate site.

So many exciting things to come!