Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oh my poor neglected little blog...,a blog hop, and a FREEBIE!

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted!  Well, I take that back, I can believe it, things have been crazy around here.  Silly me thinking that summer would arrive and I would have all the time in the world, especially for all of the reading I planned to do to prep for the upcoming school year.  My hubby keeps looking at the stacks of books that I "just had to have" yet are still sitting on the end table. So first, I have to apologize for not being more consistent over these past few weeks.  My older son has been playing on the Jimmy Fund All Stars team for the eleven year old division.  His team is not doing very well, but he personally is doing great, I'm so proud of him!  He's really starting to come into his own and I keep getting glimpses at the young adult he's going to be...<3
We recently returned from our vacation to Lake George, New York.  We had such a great time!  There are so many different things to see and do up there, we couldn't possibly fit it all in, but we definitely crammed what we could into our week stay.  Here are a few highlights:
Locked in the stocks at Fort William Henry...
Watching the ships in the harbor...
The amazing river view that we had right from our campsite...we were right along the peaceful!
 Check out this AMAZING VIEW from up at Fort Ticonderoga!
A view of the fort...
And here is where I wish I could  ;)  This was a cute little school house in Story Town at The Great Escape Six Flags in New York.  Talk about ideal class sizes right?  hee hee

I know I'm late getting in on this, but I wanted to join in the fun with Janis over at Grade Three is the Place for Me!
                                                               It's a Newbie Blog Hop!

So, here are my responses!
1.  I teach in central Massachusetts.
2.  I teach third grade and love it!
3.  I started teaching in 2006, and have wanted to be a teacher since I was in the second grade.
4.  I started blogging in March, and I am amazed at everything I have learned from all of you amazing educators in this short time!
5.  Blog Baby Blog was able to help me get rid of those nasty prove your not a robot code things lol.  I also plan to start using a blank calendar template to try to better organize my blog posts especially when school starts back up, summer insanity has shown me a need for this! ;) 

I have been working on trying to get some of the things on my to-do list crossed off so that I won't feel like there's a mad rush right before school starts back.  It's definitely been a slow process, but I will leave you with a sample of the pack I am working on finishing up right now.  I am creating a classroom library check out board for my classroom so I can keep better track of what books students are reading from the classroom library.  I am loving the black and white designed library card pockets that I purchased to make the board, and I've been working on creating the sign-out cards that will slip into them.  I designed them so I can print them back to back, and I just have to make up my mind about which design I want to use in my classroom this fall.

Click here for a sample for you to enjoy free! =)
I will do my best to get back to being regular with posts...I promise!


  1. I just waned you to know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! I am a new follower and look forward to learning from you!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! =)

  2. Just found your blog through the hop and am your newest follower. I'd love it if you stopped by.:)
    iTeach 1:1

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your blog! =)

  3. Yay! I found you through the Newbie Blog Hop, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award, stop by to check it out!


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