Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We (my mother, sister-in-law, and I) made fourteen pies, fifty-some empanadas, a lemon thing, and
Not Martin Luther King. I mean, he's great, and I'm thankful for him, too, but my hunny is the one on the left.
He's on the right in this one. That other guy is Babe Ruth.
My great sister-in-law, Stephanie. Super fun to be around, and she's a teacher, too, so we bore everyone with our teacher talk.
All my bros and my parents. This is John & Stephanie's wedding, about a two years ago. We're lucky that, even though we tease each other mercilessly, (see below) we all actually like each other; something my hunny frequently reminds me of.
The other day, we celebrated my brother Ben's twenty second birthday by playing the game "Partini." This is a dangerous game. For one round, we had to write things about the person who chose the card and the person had to decide which was funniest and which was truest.
These were some of the statements written about me:
- I am a man who has funky teeth and I'm not as smart as I think. (from John. How sweet.)
- I am down to Earth (opinionated). (from Ben. This was truest.)
- I like tasty things (from Stephanie. This was funniest. Because it was true)
I am the boss of can I can I have I can do anything I try to do! (this was mom. She struggled a bit.)
- I was such a mean teacher to my students they told me to teach other teachers. (from Matt. Insightful.)
Other highlights: "I'm the smartest one around. When I'm not around family." and "I can't fix anything without breaking it first."
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
That was a trumpet, triumphantly announcing my one-year blogiverasy event at Buzzing with Ms. B!
For you lovely followers who have been here every step of the way
- every lame story
- every cute product
- every angry rant
- every self-depracating joke
- every reference to Arrested Development
- every time I made fun of my hunny (or he made fun of me)
and for you lovely followers who just found me today, it's time for me to say thank you with a great big event!
This event includes a sale and a giveaway!
I am giving away the following items. You'll have seven opportunities to win!
From my great friend Judy at Ruffle Scarves by Judy, I'm giving away two ruffle scarves!
This one is brown-gray-cream (I love it)
And this one is purple and sparkly! (I love it, too!) We need to have this event soon because I'm going to start wearing them myself if I don't give them away.
Please ignore my crazy eyes. I'm not sure what happened.
I'm also giving away my Winter Themed Roll and Color Math Boards!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Just looking at it makes me happy.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
They measured pumpkins and cut them open to take out the seeds. They counted out the seeds and sorted them into groups!
"Ew! This is gross!" was the most repeated phrase this morning.
Our fourth graders had a Chato's Kitchen theme this week.
They sorted beans of different types and made a graph. (A few kids requested their very own bean to take home as a souvenir lol)
Then they made enchiladas! Some very creative teachers brought in a little griddle and fried the tortillas for a minute. The kids dipped the tortillas into the chile.
They put cheese in the middle, rolled them up, and scarfed.
As I walked by the fourth grade room, I overheard them working on a sentence patterning chart. They were adding nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. As they were adding to their list of adjectives, one of the teachers said, "You'll probably know this adjective! I always say, 'I'm going to go-'"
Clearly, she was going to finish with 'crazy.'
"TO THE BATHROOM!" shouted one of the kids.
I cracked up. Kids have no idea how goofy they are.
These were just some of my favorite highlights from our little Saturday camp.
So this is my big question. What do you do to support your English Language Learners?
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Gobbling Up Words: Thanksgiving Themed Word Work!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Oh, yeah. And since I love him, I do like to be with him a lot.
Those are the things we're happy about. There are other things, though. Things we're 'happy' about.