February 17, 2011

Giveaway!

Fabulous in First is having a great giveaway of all the items she sells in her Teachers Pay Teachers store! Some really cute stuff! Go check it out!



January 20, 2011

I am a little obsessed.

So, recently, I found a couple of teacher blog's and I thought, "Oh, I'll just see what these are all about." I am hooked! There are so many great ideas out there and so many activities that people are willing to share. I have been downloading like a CRAZY person! (Warning: There are also some people out there who want you to buy their stuff...now, I'm a first year teacher supporting her husband's last semester in school, I can't afford that craziness) So, I'm going to share some of my favorites with you:

(Beware, you will become hooked too!!!)

1. First Grade Parade
http://thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.com/
This is the first blog that I found!! Super cute and used to have all of her great activities up for download but has recently begun to sell them :( If you want some Kinder blogs, go to her page and look on the left hand size a little ways down.

2. First Grade Teaching
http://first-grade-teachers.blogspot.com/
More cute ideas and has a giveaway going on right now!

3. First Grade Fun
http://msv1stgrade.blogspot.com/

4. Fabulous in First
http://fabulousinfirst.blogspot.com/

5. Babbling Abby
http://babblingabby.blogspot.com/
This one has some teaching stuff on it, but this lady also talks about what's going on in her life (remodeling her house) which I find very interesting as well!

Okay, I know that these are all first grade blog's but if you go to their pages, you can find links to ALL sorts of places. It is like a giant maze!!

AND, all of these ladies must be up in the North somewhere cause they keep talking about their snow days...jealous!

Anyway, just thought I'd share! Enjoy!!

December 29, 2010

I know, I know...

I have been a bad blogger, but I am back and I have several different posts to catch you up on!
First of all, Ben and I attended the wedding of Sarah and Brian Derkowski! It happened on October 30th, 2010 (which also happened to be Ben's 23rd birthday so he assumed that it was just a big party for him :)! We are so excited that Brian is a part of the family now and we had so much fun! Sorry but I had a lot of pictures to post...there are a lot more I promise but I whittled it down to just my favorites :)
I have had so much fun with these girls planning Sarah's wedding, I was sad when it all came to an end and I hope that we are able to continue hanging out in the future!

Ben at his best...it only went downhill from there, as those of you on that infamous trolley ride know :)


At the end of the night...why am I making that face?

We all just happened to be wearing purple (minus John)! Thanks for the face in the background, Johnny!


One of the beatiful bridesmaids, and my cousin-in-law-in-law, Lauren!


Look, Caleb does love me! We're almost related!

The bride and groom during their first dance :)


Here is my lovely friend, Audrey!


I promise, another post tomorrow...but I'm at my parent's house and their internet makes it take TOO long to upload pictures!! Until then...

October 29, 2010

the little things

I'm stealing this from a wonderful friend who posted about this very same thing but, on my very first day off, I am feeling very grateful about the little things in my life :)

Firstly, I am STILL up at 5:00 but it doesn't even bother me because productivity has set in! I have made the bed, cleaned up, done dishes, started laundry, made monkey bread for my Hubby's birthday, and it's just now only 6:00! I woke up planning to go right back to bed as soon as Ben left and the monkey bread was done but now I am taking advantage of all my free time (at least until 10) and catching up on all the shows I never get a chance to see. It's a sad thing to say but the only show I have managed to keep up on (and now finish) is Jersey Shore! I'm not gonna lie, we watched it religiously on Thursday nights and when I say "we" I mean Ben and myself! He loves it just as much as I do! But, now it's over and looking forward to season 3 :)

Anyway, my Mom and Grandma came to visit my kiddos yesterday! My Mom read them a Halloween book and then they got to see/feel the inside of a pumpkin! One of my wonderful parent's brought in cupcakes for the whole class too! They were super cute all Halloween decorated! Needless to say, we finished my week on a good note! Let's hope the sub today can say the same thing!! PS-Thanks Mom and Grandma!!

So, on with the little things...
*drinking coffee out of my beautiful mugs as opposed to a travel mug!
*breakfast that does not come out of a wrapper!
*staying up past 9 (maybe 9:30 on a crazy night :)!
*having a laminator that works laminates! Mardels here I come!
*dinner and exploring City Centre with my Hubbs
*doing my own laundry and therefore not getting things that are too small, too short, or different colors :)

Heading to Galveston today for the weekend!! See ya on Monday with pictures!

October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Time!

Last weekend, we had the Raygor's over for some pumpkin carving! This picture was taken after we had already taken the edge off of a long day (if you can't tell :) We always have so much fun together and I'm so glad that they're in Houston!!


So, here is the result! Obviously, mine is the "W" and, you can't tell, but K & J's is being held together by a handy little toothpick! :)

And I know I said this one would be completely devoted to my social life but I forgot to add one little video to my last blog. My kids sang the "Fifty Nifty United States" song and they did a wonderful job! I'm so proud of them! Well, here ya go...



Oh! And I have a quote from one of my most entertaining students (btw, he is as white/blonde as they come): I walked over to this friend's desk because he was over there complaining about something. I ask him what's wrong and he says, "Mrs. Weber, I forgot how to read in English. I can only read in Spanish now!!" I just had to laugh. I don't know where he comes up with this stuff! It's something new every day!

Ben and I are headed to Galveston this weekend for the wedding a favorite cousin! Check back for some beautiful pictures! video