Saturday, November 1, 2014

Currently November

A quick blog post to link up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade!
Listening: Love Saturday nights at home with hubby watching football!  My Seminoles won on Thursday so I'm a happy lady.
Loving: The low in Dallas was 40 degrees this morning.  #amazing
Thinking: Just got my 7-week old down in his crib for the night.  He's been sleeping 5-6 hour stretches, which is amazing, but I have to sleep when he sleeps!  ::YAWN::  
Screenshot from the baby monitor. Hehe.  
Wanting: Keeping up with a toddler and an infant is challenging.  Time for blogging has gone out the window!  :(
Needing: C. Jayne Teach has some amazing new dry erase clipboards, and I want one so bad!  Not sure if I want the grid or the blank one.  Eek!
Reading: Everyone has heard of The 5 Love Languages book, right?  Well, they have a kids' version.  I think it will help me be a better PARENT and TEACHER.  Find it here.  
Night night!!  :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September Excitement!

Well, the day is finally near...Tomorrow I will meet my 2nd bundle of joy!  
It's been an incredibly long 9 months and not the easiest pregnancy...I think chasing around a toddler made this pregnancy a bit more challenging than the first.  :)  

I put a few last minute touches on Baby Jack's nursery.  I love the way it turned out.  
 Nautical sign from TheCheapDecorator on Etsy.
Our cozy corner!  
 The little details make me happy :)
 Jack's bookshelf...
 Close up!
 Jack's changing table.  I'll add his newborn pics & family pics to the picture frames very soon!
Bathroom accents:
 Wash & Rinse sign by TheCheapDecorator!
I've been busy this weekend finishing up a few last minute projects that I should have done weeks ago...With my first, I made goodie bags for the Labor & Delivery nurses.  That seemed like too much work this time (LOL), so I made a simple, sweet treat to show our thanks!
 These would also make great little gifts for babysitters or friends that help out with LO in the beginning!  Throw in a Starbucks gift card, and you have a gift for your Nanny!  
"Thank you for helping with our little peanut!"
You can download the gift tags here!

I'm celebrating a TpT milestone, and for a few days you can get my newest product, Pumpkin Palooza for FREE!  Yippee!  It's my way of saying THANK YOU for loving and supporting TheHappyTeacher!  :) 
Pumpkin Palooza is filled with fun printables to engage your kiddos during the weeks leading up to Halloween!  I hope you and your students enjoy.  Please leave me some happy feedback after downloading.  It's only free for a few days, so go get it now.  :)  

I'll be MIA from the blog world for awhile, but I'll post an update and some pics of Baby Jack when I get the chance.  Wish me luck....Tomorrow, I'm going to be a Mommy again!  Yay!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Currently Sept & Fall Printables!

I'm actually linking up with Farley on the 1st of the month.  That never happen.  :)
Listening: Hubby loves golf.  :)
Loving: I'm a BIG soda drinker, but I'm trying to cut back, and I just discovered La Croix "sparkly" water!  It really is good, and I'm hoping it helps me cut out those yucky Coke calories.
Thinking: Baby Jack will be here any day.  Life is going to be so different with two babies!  
Wanting: My mom gets in town on Wednesday.  I also have a hair appointment that day, so hopefully Baby Jack waits until after that to arrive.  Priorities.  :)
Needing: Energy.  I'm not sure what is more exhausting...the end of pregnancy or life with a newborn.  LOL.  
3 Trips: Mexico (We live in Texas.  It would be so easy!)
Europe...Not even sure where?  Just want to go and explore!
Alaska: Sounds awesome today since it's 100 degrees.  Ah!  
I've been working on a little goodie to help you ring in fall and the craziness of Halloween!  ;)  The best part about this pack is that it requires NO PREP.  You know there are those days when you need a fun, easy activity to engage your students for just a few minutes that requires no preparation!!!  These will be perfect for morning work, literacy centers, independent work, or on Halloween!!!  Here are a few samples... Check out my TpT store for more info!  
 Writing Prompts! 
Making Words...
Following Directions Activities...
 These are always my students' favorite!  I make extra copies so they can make up their own directions and play with a friend.  :)  
There are four different Thinking Map templates included as well.  
 Pumpkin Bubble Map
Hope these printables will help you survive the excitement of Halloween!  :)
Leave a comment below, and let me know what your favorite fall treat is.  I'll choose a few winners and send you a copy for FREE.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

KETCHUP folder

When students are out sick, it's hard to keep track of work they miss.  The "Ketchup Folder" is a tool that helps me manage the chaos.
Place a "Ketchup" folder on a student's desk in the morning when you notice they are absent.  When you hand out assignments, simply slide one in to the folder.  (*Assign a student to do this.  They love to help!*)
I chose YELLOW folders because they stand out in the classroom since my take-home folders are always green.  This helps me see the folder, especially when they turn it back in with their completed assignments.  Download the template for FREE by visiting my TpT store!
Side note...I usually make and laminate about TEN of these folders at the beginning of the year.  Inevitably, some of the folders will get "lost" or you will have multiple kiddos absent on the same day.
Hope you like this classroom management idea!  Leave me some love in the comments if you do.  :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

CuRrEnTlY aUgUsT!

It's been a few months, but I'm linking back up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for Currently August!  
So after working on my Currently post, I found the perfect hostess gifts for my girls.  What do you think?  I found them in the home section at Nordstrom.
 Super cute polka dot gift bags from Target!  
Need some fresh printables and activities to use the 1st week of school?  


Pick up these goodies during the TpT Back to School Sale...28% off...WOOHOO.

Last but not least...I have to share the AMAZING sign my cousin made for Baby Jack's nursery.  I can't even explain how awesome it is, so I'll just show you a few pics...
So in love with Baby Jack's NAUTICAL NURSERY.  :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Five for Friday

This is my 1st time linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday linky party!  Doodle Bugs Teaching may have the cutest blog design I've EVER seen.  #perfection
I had a field day at Target this week, buying all their Back to School goodies.  Check out my loot!  Are these markers, Sharpies, and jumbo crayons not perfect for ANCHOR CHARTS?  I'm thinking this would be the perfect B2S teacher gift!!
My little man has been sick all week with an awful ear infection, so we've spent lots of cuddle time together at home.  He's 15 months, and he's so enthralled by Baby Einstein!  
I've been working really hard to finish Baby Jack's nursery.  His theme is "nautical," and his colors are navy, white, and grey.  We have a few things left to hang (name sign over his crib) and a few pictures, and then it will be ready for little man #2!  Eek!  
{The pics look super dark, but it's just cloudy outside...}
I've been a busy little Blogger this month, and I've posted bunches of FREEBIES that will help prepare you for your new bunch of babes in August.  Go check 'em out.  
What's cuter than baby clothes?  Nothing.  Baby Jack is going to by stylin'.  
Had a blast linking up with Doodle Bugs!  Have a fabulous weekend!  
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