Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tell me more, tell me more!

I love link parties! It's a great way to find new blogs and new bloggy friends =)

Hop on over to Step into Second Grade, and link up!

1.) I HATE flying! So much so, on a recent trip to New Orleans, the lady sitting next to me thought it was my first wasn't!

2.) I tried sweet tea, Chick-Fil-A, shrimp po-boy, and a hurricane while in New Orleans! Loved the first 3! The hurricane, not so much.

3.) I have never been to the east coast, until this past Sunday. I fell in love with Pensacola Beach, Florida!

4.) I never sleep on the side of the bed that is closest to the door, EVER!

5.) Besides dogs, elephants are my favorite animals.

6.) I have a phobia of fish. Fish in tanks, fish in the river, fish in the ocean. Hyperventilation inducing phobia. 

7.) Although I may not look it, I am half Mexican. My momma was born and raised in Mexico. She doesn't look it either!

8.) School supply shopping is my favorite time of year. I'm starting school again in August to finish my teaching degree, and I was a little too excited to get a new backpack!

9.) I'm a closet geek! I grew up playing Mario!

10.) I love country music! Especially a little Tim McGraw!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Coming soon!

Mr. Smith and I are vacationing in New Orleans!

Lots of pictures and stories to come!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Classroom Theme Linky

Corinna over at Surfin' Through Second is having a Linky about classroom themes. Granted, I'm not done with my education degree YET, but that doesn't mean I can't participate. =)

If I were to start getting my room together next month, I would go with the theme of owls! 

Look at these super cute name tags from Teacher's World in Kennewick, WA!

And matching incentive charts! (Also from Teacher's World!)

And my Back-to-School bulletin board would be "Look Whooo is in ______ grade!" With all the students name's on an owl 

I love how colorful all the owls are, and that there is a variety of patterns on all of them!

What's your classroom theme for the 2012-2013 school year?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Blog Award!

I am ecstatic to have been nominated by Antonia from forkin 4th for The One Lovely Blog AND The Versatile Blogger Award! I'm fairly new to the blogging scene and was excited to have 10 views my first week! I cannot believe what a resource and networking tool this blogging community has become! I only hope to keep adding followers and friends. I absolutely love spending time roaming through teacher blogs, I hope reader will enjoy mine as well! =)

There are only 4 rules to follow once you've received this award =): 
  1. Follow there person who have you the award
  2. Link back to the person who gave you the award
  3. Pass the award on to 10 new bloggers
  4. Share 7 random facts about you.

Here are the 10 blogs I'm passing it on to:
  1. The Polka-Dotted Teacher
  2. The Classy Teacher
  3. First Grade FUNdamentals
  4. First Grade Magic
  5. Lesson Plans and Lattes
  6. Kickin' It In Kinder
  7. I Love My Classroom
  8. Lessons in Learning
  9. Marvelous Mulitagers
  10. Teaching Special Kids
Now on to the 7 random facts:

1. Mr. Smith and I just celebrated our 2nd year of marriage, and 7th year together =)

2. We have 1 fur-baby, she's pretty spoiled!

3. I'm VERY proud to be a Coug! 

4. I heart Pinterest, I get a lot of recipes and crafts off of there (see below =)

5. I love to bake and cook!
Firecracker Cake for the 4th of July!

6. I like hockey....A LOT!

7. I need coffee in the morning. It's an absolute must! 

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I found this link party on a great blog I like to read, so I thought I'd participate!

Don't forget to stop by Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July

I hope everyone I having a fantastic fourth, full of family, friends, food, and fireworks!

Remember to thank our troops!