March 11, 2012

"One Lovely Blog Award!" and a Linky Party

Erika over at 2B Honey Bunch has given me One Lovely Blog Award.  She has some super cute stuff!  Be sure to check it out.

The rules for this award:
1. Link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Pass the award on to 15 other lovely bloggers.
3. Follow the person who sent it to you.

And it's as simple as that!
I'm passing on the award to the following "lovely" bloggers!

I can't get any buttons to add to my blog!  HELP!

Also I decided to participate in a linky party over at Fun For First... 
You know you teach ____  when you...

I currently have my family saving all bottle caps.  They think I'm crazy.  A literacy center idea will strike and I'll want to put it together over the weekend or something! :)  Who knows!

March 8, 2012

Alien Invasion!

I've been talking about fact and opinion all week with my wonderful kiddos!  We also discussed symmetry this week in Math.  I decided to let my students create their own fact and opinion symmetrical aliens.  I gave them  each a sheet of white construction paper.  They folded it and cut out their own alien.  They painted half and then "smooshed" it back together.  We did all of that yesterday... while I was being observed for my 2nd year teacher stuff.  YIKES!  The kids loved it though and they came up with some fantastic things. 
Today, I gave them  fact strips to add to the left side of their paper and 3 classmates added opinions to each student's alien.  They turned out cute... and of course, I had to make a spaceship for the hallway.  It says "Caution! Fact and Opinion Symmetrical Aliens have Invaded Miss Long's Class!" 

 Here's a picture....

Pretty excited about the way it turned out.... and that my spaceship didnt' turn out to look like a pancake with legs. :)

Smiles and Snapshots,

March 5, 2012


Happy Monday Funday!  That's always what I tell my kiddos when they walk in the door at the beginning of the week.  They always look at me like I'm crazy but today I had one shout it at me.  Progress?? I think so! :)
I thought I would link up with my first "currently."

I'm working on a pinterest inspired bulletin board that I'll post pictures of as soon as it is complete!

March 4, 2012

And the blogging begins....

Wow!  I can't believe I'm  starting my own blog. I typically spend a LOT of time on other people's blogs.... and I mean a LOT of time.  But I decided that it might be a good idea to start blogging my own thoughts.  My mom  may be the only one that may read it (hey mom!!!) but it will allow me to share my ideas and reflect on what I'm doing in my crazy 2nd grade classroom.  My own TPT store is something I am working on as well but that will come in time. 

After a Dr. Seuss celebration on Friday, I'm sure my kids went home a little more hyper than usual.  Something about when you give your kiddos green pancakes and "Seuss Juice" (that I convinced them that I concocted!), they can't seem to control themselves for the rest of the day.  I should probably get some grad school homework done and possibly tacke the large pile of laundry in my laundry basket.  Maybe I'll do a little work on my first TPT unit.

Smiles and Snapshots,