Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Blog Hop! (with a freebie)

Happy Fall everyone!  I'm spending the weekend at the beach in FL, so it doesn't really feel like fall here.  I know that most everyone else is getting to experience some fall weather and all those traditional fall things.  It's hard to explain fall to my students since it's not very fall-like where we live.

I'm super excited to join up with Teaching My 3 for a Fall Blog Hop.


Teaching My 3

We've been practicing Even and Odd Numbers this week, so I made this cute little sorting activity to use for centers that I'm offering as a freebie for a limited time.  Click on the picture to download your own free copy!


Here's some other fall games and activities that you might be interested in checking out at my TPT store.



Don't forget to check out all the other great blogs participating in the the Fall Blog Hop!





Monday, September 3, 2012

Currently.....September!

I love linking up to Oh Boy' Farley's Currently Linky Party!


Listening -  Have you tried blogging with a 90lb "puppy" also trying to sit in your lap?  Well, let me tell ya...it's not that easy.  Love that dog but boy does she like your constant attention!!!

Loving -  I'm not going to lie these 3-day weekend has been nice!!!!  And knowing I only have to work for 4 days this week is feeling pretty good!

Thinking - We've just made some changes at our school with the ESE students (what we call special ed).  The self-contained classroom was getting WAY overfilled.  So I've taken 5 of her 1st & 2nd grade students to make my own homeroom class plus I still have my resource students.  So now I've got students all day long (and they are a sweet, sweet bunch of girls) and a lot of coming and going out of the classroom.  I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed about trying to figure out how to teach all of the students and meet their needs.  I know I'll figure out a system and lesson plans.......right now I'm feeling super overwhelmed!

Wanting - Saturday and Sunday were so nice but I wasn't able to make it to the beach.  We were planning on going today (I can lesson plan there right?) but I already hear thunder.  Let's hope it passes quickly!

Needing - I've been trying to eat healthier and make better choices.  This weekend......not so much!  I've been working hard at boot camp 4 times a week the last 6 weeks and I've lost almost 10lbs.  I'm super happy about the changes but it does take more planning.  I really need to get to the store today or this week will be shot!

Favorite Things - Here's some great recipes I've tried off Pinterest lately that I've loved!

1.  Roasted Chicken in the Crockpot - Oh man, this chicken is so simple but soooo good.  I've been making it once a week.  Not only does the chicken taste good but then I can use the leftovers for chicken quesadillas and my lunch!  Double win!


2.  Pork Carnitas Tacos in the Crockpot - These tacos were YUMMY!!!  A huge hit at my house and with my neighbor.  There were also leftovers that I took for lunch.  We'll probably put this in our weekly rotation, too.  It was delicious!


*Disclaimer - These are not my photos but came from original blog.

Does anyone have great crockpot recipes to share? I can see this being my saving grace to still eating healthy now that I'm back to work.