Saturday, September 17, 2011
I'm so excited about this week. On Monday, in Bible we are learning about the Moses leading the Hebrews in the desert. If I get it made, I plan to serve the kids "manna" while teaching. In Social Studies, we are learning about how cloth is made and I'm in the process of making cardboard looms for each of my kids so they can learn to weave. On Tuesday, I have a 2 very special guests coming, Srgt. Bindseil and his K-9 partner, Ringo. (We are studying mammals in Science.) Also, on Tuesday, we are learning how to dye cloth so we are making tye-die t-shirts. On Friday, I already have a quiz made up on-line for the kids to take that will be automatically graded and entered into my grade book. I hope the kids have as much fun this week as I will.
Now, Wednesday will be an exciting day as well. However, I will not be at school. I am taking the day off to help Marshall with his Eagle Project for Boy Scouts. He will be presenting his Eagle Project to the Central Texas Constables and Justice of the Peace Association and leading some other Scouts to help present a flag ceremony at the meeting.
Life is good.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ok, this is a short update cuz I need to get back to work, or go to sleep (still trying to decide that one.)
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Rocket Math bulletin board is an incentive chart. Each child has a rocket with their name on it and when they move up a level with their math facts, they will move their rocket up.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
My discipline chart is based on the color system. If you are behaving you stay on green, if you get a warning you move to yellow, blue - timeout, red - you're in big trouble. So, to fit with the 50's, I have Space Alien Invaders. Each child picked an alien in an UFO that have magnets on the back. This is set up on my filing cabinet. We don't want the aliens to invade and take over their bodies and send them to red.
I have 10 students and I set up their desks in a horseshoe. Each child has a homemade nametag on their desk in cursive since I'll be teaching it this year.
At "Meet the Teacher" I dressed up each child in 50's clothes and took their picture. They are now hanging above the teal chalkboard wall. My mom's making me curtains so I'll post this wall again when they go up.
Friday, August 19, 2011
But first, I asked for permission to paint one wall a bright color. I got permission and decided on a deep teal chalkboard paint. That paint took 4 coats!!!!! I love the color! Tonight my son and I tested out the chalkboard part of the wall.
I went to a party store and got some decorations (the guitars and the rock & roll sign). The music notes and records were cut out with my cricut.
These ice cream sundaes for a birthday wall each have 6 layers of paper! Wow!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I got to shoot a musket gun and hit the target in my first try. The outbound boys built boats out of cardboard & duck tape but they both sank.
Monday, July 25, 2011
It is hot but surprisingly, I woke up during the night because I was cold. The food hasn't been too bad.
Dr. Dave, Stroh, Emily and I are making a run to the nearest Walmart to get the flat tire replaced and pick up some extra supplies. We asked the GPS for directions and it took us up to the top of a mountain over a gravel road.
I have very little phone service at camp and the internet is not that great so I don't know if I'll be able to post everyday.
It took the Scouts a little longer than expected to get here. One van had a flat tire and was overheating a bit and one truck started to overheat. But the Scouts were resourceful and kept getting back on the road.
The camp is beautiful with tall pine trees and hills. We have 35 boys and 10 adults.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The first pic is Chris checking out a beaver dam. The second is Chris & Fiona (she's pretty dirty now.) The last one is me in a Mississippi swamp.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Then we started traveling up the Natchez Trace. We only made it to Jackson but we are looking forward to getting back on the Trace tomorrow. It's really cool. It's a Fed park/highway with historical things all along the way. It's a nice smooth road with no buildings or signs. It kinda reminds us of the roads at Disney. It goes all the way to Nashville. We are trying to decide if we should take it all the way or detour off to Memphis.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We left early this morning concentrating on just getting out of Texas.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
|I loved this cute paint job.|
|Garrett's (wearing the "Young Guns" shirt) with friends.|
The boys got older and they switched out comforters with Marshall's being a blue pattern and Garrett's a green pattern. Then, Marshall moved out. We painted Marshall's room with blue stripes. Garrett stayed in the same room but both boys got loft beds with desks underneath.
|Painting the ceiling was relaxing on the loft bed.|
|Yes, the doors are silver.|
|Taking apart the loft bed.|
|Garrett and Sweet Pea in the new room.|
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
My sample pack came with tons of choices but, once again there wasn't one perfect shade. I mixed two of the samples together and voila! I found my perfect color. So, I placed an order and asked if I could have half one shade and half the other. They did it! I've been a happy camper ever since. It's time for me to re-order and hopefully I can remember which 2 colors I use....
This spring, I decided to check out their blush. Same thing, I ordered samples of a few shades. This time I figured that the Peachy Rose was just slightly too light. So, I ordered a peachy rose 10 gram jar plus a persimmon sample that I mixed at home. And once again, I have found a color that I love!!!! It looks just like my natural blush or sunburn.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
|My boys favorite|
|This card is shaped and opens with by sliding with the brad in the left corner of the lips. Kinda reminds me of the Dairy Queen logo.|
|I love it when things pop out on a card.|
|These cards were for a challenge to add things not usually used on cards. I loved it!|
|For my FIL|
|The inside of my FIL's card.|