July 19, 2013

Latest Back to School Purchases

 Loved this ecard!  I am loving planning for my new classroom but I will be sad when summer ends!!!!
GREAT news!  I finally got my cast off!  WAHOO!  Now it's on to physical therapy and learning how to walk again but I've been promised that I will be walking without crutches by the time that teacher workdays start.
Recovering from this surgery has made me one heavy duty online shopper.  Here are a few things that I purchased...
I had to have this chair for my classroom.  They are currently on sale so I ended up buying 2.  They will be great in my reading area.  Sorry the picture looks a little blurry!
Next up are these baskets for my classroom library.  For the past 3 years I have been using dollar tree baskets that break like crazy!  Those were cheap but I needed to spend a bit more money this time to get something that will last a little longer.  These come in packages of 6.
Anyone else love livingsocial deals and groupon?  A few weeks ago I bought a living social deal... $10 for $50 of products on Vistaprint.com.  I've been browsing and browsing and browsing but I decided that I would get stamps for my classroom.  The first one says "Miss Long thinks I am awesome!!!!" and the 2nd is for parent signatures.  I'm in LOVE with the 2 that I created.  I can't wait to use them!!!
I raided Goodwill today and bought several things for my classroom.  I love a good bargain! I can't wait to post my newest project! :)
Off to finish watching this "Law and Order: SVU" marathon! :)
Smiles and snapshots! :)

July 12, 2013

Favorite Pins Friday and Giveaway Winners

I am O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. with Pinterest.  It has gotten even worse since I’ve been in a cast all summer.  I’m ready to get some Pinterest projects going for my new classroom at my new school!  WAHOO!  So just to justify all of this pinning I’ve been doing lately, I’m linking up with Cara at First Grade Parade to share some of my favorite pins!
Teaching Pins
I love this!  I really want to do some sort of focus wall/main stage in my classroom this year!  It would be a great way to display the learning objectives for the week.
Food Pins
YUM-O! And it uses ground turkey which I love!
 Quotable Pins
This is the perfect quote for me.  So often I worry about things but this quote reminds me that I need to have patience because God may not be done with exactly what I’m going through. 
I love to be silly… especially in my classroom.  It helps me connect to my kids.  Hey, if I have to teach nouns and verbs by making up a silly song and marching around my classroom in a witch hat, then so be it! 
This is absolutely going in my boyfriend’s stocking for Christmas this year!  How cool is this?!
And my giveaway ended last night!  A special congratulations to Pauline and Lauren.  Pauline received my Detective Theme Classroom Schedule Cards and Lauren received my Common Core Writing Curriculum!  Didn’t win but still have your eye on something in my store?  Well, I’m having a sale so go ahead and grab what you need!
Smiles and Snapshots! :)

July 9, 2013

June Currently... a little late!

Oh yes I'm late at Farley's Currently this month but here it goes....

Listening:  I'm over at my boyfriend's parent's house and his mom is playing some instrumental music.  It's so calming.  I probably need to play more of this in my life!!!
Loving: Family dinner.... the reason why I'm over at his parent's house.  It's a weekly tradition with his entire family.
Thinking:  It took me several hours but I FINALLY uploaded all of my latest TPT stuff!  Can I get an AMEN? 
Wanting:  to get this cast off.  That, my friends, will not happen for SEVERAL more weeks. 
Needing:  I have 3 books that I need to delve into ASAP!  One is the CafĂ© book (I've already read it but it's been a while), and 2 Reading/Comprehension/Guided Reading Books.  I need to get started!
Tips, Tricks, or Hints:  Do what you LOVE!  If I make something for my TPT store, I make sure that I love it.  If I don't love it, then I can stand behind it.   I only put out products that I love and that I enjoy to create.  I encourage you to do the same.
Go link up with Farley!  Better late than never!
Smiles and Snapshots!:)