Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"My Spring Word's" FREEBIE and I'm Back:)

Well, well,'s been a while!!! Sorry blogger friends....I'm BACK!!! I took a tiny break during our Spring Break week and I'm just now catching my breath from a FANTASTIC time in NYC!!!! 
The pic above is of my sister, my daughter, my niece & I at the St. Patrick's Day Parade!!! Fun times!!!

I love visiting New York, but I always forget how exhausted it makes me when I return home:)  Oh well, I'd do it all over again, in a heartbeat!!!

Onto a more 'teacherly' topic.....My Flower Pot Spring Word Craftivity!!!

Here are some pics of the finished products!

The "Firsties" LOVE doing their Word Study Practice in fun ways!!!

You will need:
"My Spring Word's" template page
2 or more different colored papers
1 white piece of construction paper
glue sticks
Weekly words or Word Wall Words

Have fun with my "SPRINGY" Craftivity!!! Be patient, it takes a while for them to complete!!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Foto Friday and a Little Crush:)'s my "Foto" Friday pics....they are supposed to be wordless really, but I can't help myself....I have to explain:)
When I got to school this morning, I was handed this precious, sweet, hand folded treasure from one of my "Firsties"!!!! She was SO proud of it!!!!  I NEVER get tired of these special notes:)

It made my "Spring Break" Friday!!!
.....Now, as for this next picture....well, let's just say that I have a little CRUSH:)  I LOVE this pencil sharpener that I was introduced to by Teri at A Cupcake For The Teacher!  Well, I ordered myself one and I also ordered one for my 50th Blog Follower, Fit For First Grade!!!!  Ashley and are going to LOVE it!!!! I promise:)  It's on it's way to you girls!!!!  Just look at those sharp points!!!! Amazing:)

Click HERE to go to Classroom Friendly Supplies to order yours:)  Believe me, you will NOT be disappointed!!!

Happy Spring Break Y'all:)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hooray, Hooray, One More Day and "Top 10"

OMG....Spring Break could not get here any sooner!! REALLY!!!!  I'm so ready, and my "Firsties" are also!!!! This has been a week of craziness teaching and I am thrilled that it is coming to an end...(insert a GLEEFUL smile:) 

Tonight was our 1st Grade Musical which took place just prior to our "Open House" and Book Fair!!!  I was excited to check two more things off of my "year at a glance" checklist!!! The "Firsties" did an AWESOME job singing the wonderful songs that our sweet music teacher has worked with them on.

It's crazy to think that we are already close to the middle of March, but we are making fast gains in our learning and for that I am thrilled!!! This time of the year just seems so frazzled and hurried to me....there is always so much to do and so little time to get it all done!!!

Oh well, enough rambling....on to more bloggy fun:)
This past week, 1st GRADE ROCKS!!! was awarded the "Top 10" Blog Award by Jessica from Glitzy In First Grade and Krista from The Second Grade Super Kids!!! Thanks ROCK!!!

Love it!!!

Here are my Top 10:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

One Award, Two Awards, Red Award, Blue Award...and a FREEBIE!!

Ahhhhh.....are you just resting and relaxing knowing that you have another week of Dr. Seuss activities and lessons behind you????  So fun, but sooooo exhausting:)  I LOVE Dr. Seuss week, really I do, but it takes A LOT out of a 1st Grade Teacher!!!!! Just saying'!!!  Here are some inspirations from the week....
Dr. Seuss visited us at Breakfast!!!
And Thing 1 & Thing 2!! 
My Firsties made their own Things!!! Here are Things 1 through 19!!!
and a closer look:)
Now onto more BLOGGY things:) 1st GRADE ROCKS was nominated again, which I am THRILLED about, for the LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD
 by Ashley & Erica at Fit For First Grade!!!
Go check them out because they have the cutest little blog and great ideas!!

Since this is my 4th time to be nominated for this award, I am going to follow the instructions for the Liebster Blog Award with a little creativity;) 
The award is for blogs with fewer than 200 followers and I am delighted to pass it on to you:)  So in the effort of being creative, if you are reading this post, consider yourself LIEBSTERED!!!!

Now....for another WONDERFUL award that 1st GRADE ROCKS was nominated for by two EXCELLENT blogs. 
The One Lovely Blog Award:)
Thank you to Traci at Dragonflies In First & Julie at Lighting A Fire In Third Grade for this great award!!! I am proud to share it with 15 FABULOUS blogs:)
If you get a chance, go check out these will NOT be disappointed!  They are AWESOME!


The Rules:

1. Link back to the blogger who gave it to you.....CHECK!!!!
2. Pass the award onto 15 other lovely bloggers.....No Problem!  CHECK!!!!
3. Follow the person who sent it to you.....ALREADY DO:) CHECK!!!! 
Here goes:)


WHEW!!!!! What a POST!!! Sorry for it's length....but here is a **FREEBIE** for sticking around:)
I took a store bought memory game and changed it into a Long Vowel/Silent "e" Word Study Center Activity!!! Click on the link to download your copy!!! Don't forget to leave me a comment if you can!!! They make my day <3 :) Enjoy your Sunday Bloggy Neighbors:)

Come see me at Our Life's Blessings:)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

WAHOO....5.....0...!!!!! That's What I Know:)

I reached 50 followers:)  Wahoo!!!!!!  I can't tell you how very excited I am to have reached 50 amazing teachers, women, bloggers, etc. who wanted to follow my little piece of the blogger's world!!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank YOU!!!!
I've been thinking of a way to celebrate the milestone of "50" followers for some time now and tonight, I reached that 50 mark and a wonderful post appeared before my eyes that helped me make my decision!!!!
Thanks to TERI @ A Cupcake For The Teacher for this awesome idea for my classroom pencil PROBLEM and for a great giveaway to my 50th followers......Ashley & Erica at Fit For First!!! Go check out their wonderful blogs!!! 

You won't be disappointed!  Ashley and @Erica, check your emails:) Congrats and THANKS!!!!


S.U.M.M.E.R.!!!!!!!!!!! :)