March 31, 2015

Give It 100 ~ Thanks, Mel D.!!!

So I have decided to get back in shape and I have actually started using my membership to the YMCA!

Mel D. at Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations has inspired me to be a little lot more active with my workout!
Thanks Mel D.!  I have so many things in common with you in this area!

You can click on her button to get to her site and read her post, pick up a freebie to "give it 100", and follow her AMAZING blog!
Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

Now, I got started in the gym over Spring Break. That means I have been walking for a couple of weeks, but not on a daily basis.  What I like about the "give it 100" plan is that I go daily and get to mark off a day on my sheet.  Yep~ it is all about the rewards.  I am such a BIG kid!

Speaking of rewards here is what I set up to keep me extra motivated!

Starting off:  I needed new walking/running shoes. Yes, I needed them.  My old ones were falling apart.  Now I can't waste the $$ I spent on letting them sit in the closet. I am going through a black phase ... don't my feet look thinner. LOL


At 30 days:  I will need a fitbit to keep track of my progress.  I would get it now but gotta pay the bills. Beginning of the month and all. 

At 60 days: I will need new workout outfit.  I am hoping this one is too big. HA!

At 90 days: I am going to go have a spa day!  Yahoo!

At 100 days: I will be a slimmer lady in VEGAS!!! Celebrating with fun peeps and feeling a whole lot better!

Now to keep me accountable.  I am sure I will not post every day but ... who knows. I will probably post on Instagram more.
You can post videos to the website: Give it 100, too!

Day 1:  Waiting for the gym to open and SUPER motivated to get started. (I actually walked a little in the neighborhood last night) Once in, I turned on The Walking Dead, popped in the ear buds, and before I knew it I was at 40 minutes!

Day 2: Ha Ha! That is me heading to the gym.  I love the way my shadow looks skinny.  Maybe that is a sign ...
One mile in 17 minutes... kinda tired from working all day so I stopped at 30 minutes.  Today's feature was The Bucket List!


Day 3:  Got asked if I was having another baby ... Um no, just fat!  Can't decide if I am more motivated or depressed!  Hit the gym and did two miles! Today's feature: Con Air!

I would love for you to join me on this "give it 100" adventure.  You can try is with anything you want to do for 100 days straight.

Best Wishes!
Karen


March 30, 2015

Movie Clip Monday ~ Monarch Butterfly & Science Clip

We are a little late to link up with Techie Turtle Teacher for "Movie Clip Monday" to share a beautiful video! I showed this to my students and they LOVED it!




Here is the birth of a beautiful butterfly:
AMAZING right?

I hope you can use this during the spring with your class.
I love everything this season has to offer!

Science Clip:
Here is a video about Gravity, Force, and Work.
It is kinda cute and informative!
We hope one of these will be useful for you!
Have a very happy week!
Karen and Alison

March 29, 2015

Markdown Monday ~ March 30, 2015

We are linking up with Kelly and Kim's Kindergarten for Markdown Monday!  This is our first time to linkup. Yahoo!


We decided to go with an Easter/Spring Theme!

Here are some classroom resources you can find in our store. We have marked them all down to $1.00.  Grab them while you can get them on the cheap!
We are always adding new items!
Number Puzzles: Spring ~ Pre-K ~ Kindergarten

Bunny ~ Rabbit Number Order and Counting Station

Yes/No Graph Questions about Spring, Easter, and Insects

Calendar: April  ~ Easter Number Order 1-30

Alphabet Matching Cards ~ Easter Egg

Bunny Surprises


We hope you find something that fits your needs!
Happy Teaching!

Sunday Scoop 3.29.15


We are linking up with Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop!
It is so fun to read about what everyone is up to!
I am headed to the gym around noon to get my walk in!  I am going to try and walk 30 minutes a day this week. I am finding if I go right after work, I will do it.  If I go home and get comfortable ... well, it is just not going to happen. I love walking on the treadmill.  Even though the weather is fantastic and I walked outside yesterday, I still like the treadmill better.

My closet is a HUGE mess!  I would take a picture, but I am not brave enough for that.  Maybe I will add an after photo.
My goal right now is to declutter and organize one spot in my house each week.
I hope your Sunday is AMAZING and you weather is nice!
Have a happy week!
Karen



Celebrating the Spring in our Step ~ Linky and Giveaway




Welcome to this fun Linky and Giveaway!
We hope you have a BLAST meeting new bloggers and entering the giveaway!  Thank you to The Inspired Owl for allowing us to join her and many others.

There is so much that takes place in the spring!
We LOVE it!


Hello!  We are so thankful for all of the milestones we have met so far!!!  We appreciate that so many have followed us on this journey.  We can't wait to see what the future holds!

Our next milestones:
 On TPT is to reach 700 followers.
On Facebook is to reach 900 followers. (we only need 4 more)
On Instagram is to reach 200 followers.

We love to do FLASH FREEBIES as we hit different milestones. 

This season we are celebrating so many different things!
Karen is celebrating the birthdays of her two youngest children.
Alison is celebrating the building of her new house.
We are celebrating our faith in the Lord.
Karen is also celebrating getting back into the gym!

Mel D. from Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations is motivating me with this blog!
Click on the picture to get to her blog and join us on this get fit plan!

I am also celebrating that I get to attend the TPT conference in Vegas this year!  It will be a ton of fun and my family is coming along to help celebrate my oldest turning 21!  Where has the time gone?

Right now I am reflecting on our store and why we do not have a spring freebie ... Oh, NO! That will be fixed very soon! We do have several freebies.
Click on the picture below to get to our FREEBIES!



Here are some classroom resources you can find in our store. We have marked them all down to $1.00 during this Giveaway, then they will go back up. Grab them while you can get them on the cheap!
We are always adding new items!
Number Puzzles: Spring ~ Pre-K ~ Kindergarten

Bunny ~ Rabbit Number Order and Counting Station

Yes/No Graph Questions about Spring, Easter, and Insects

Calendar: April  ~ Easter Number Order 1-30

Alphabet Matching Cards ~ Easter Egg

Bunny Surprises


We hope you have had fun visiting our page and that you are a lucky winner!!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


March 22, 2015

Movie Clip Monday ~ Fractions & Thank you!

Today we are excited to link up with Techie Turtle Teacher for "Movie Clip Monday" to share two videos!
The first is related to education and the second is just for fun!

The first video is a song about fractions.  This is our current unit in math at this time. It has a nice tune and is easy for children to pick up and sing with it.

The second is a quick Thank You we made for our friends, fans, and followers!  Thank you for following us along this exciting journey!
Have a very Happy week!
Karen and Alison

Sunday Scoop 3.22.15


We are linking up with Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop!
It is so fun to read about what everyone is up to!
OK, I have worked on some of these already today!  I am a little late getting this up and running.

I actually made it to the gym and walked 1.5 miles but then got called to my mom's and had to stop.

I plan on going more this week than last!

LAUNDRY!  With 5 in my family, this is a never ending battle.  I need to be better about doing a load a day.  The worst part for me is hanging/putting it all where it belongs.  Especially if I know I am going to put it on soon.

Tonight, I am watching a movie by myself!  I can't wait.  I might even break out the popcorn!!! 
I hope your week is terrific!
P.S.- Watch our store for a new freebie coming soon!
Karen

March 19, 2015

Field Trip Fun ~ Freebie

Getting ready for field trips is a breeze when you have these little babies prepared ahead of time!

I make one for each of my chaperones. That way they have everything they might need for a minor cut or scrap. I uses the cheap little plastic containers from the dollar store and tape the label on the top.  After the field trip is over, they give them back and I just refill them for the next year.

We made a new label just for you ...
keep reading to find your FREEBIE!
Whats Inside:
Tissues
Rubber Gloves
Band-aids
Germx
Safety Pins

What else would you put in?

If you are looking for a fast and FREE label, click on the picture below and download a copy!
Have a safe and fun field trip!
Karen and Alison

Click on the picture to grab this FREEBIE!
Have a safe time on your field trips!

March 16, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We wanted to wish everyone Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
We hope your day is AMAZING!!!

Here are a few of the things we did to get ready for the morning!

We hung our flag for the kids to walk under in the morning.


Lucky was busy creating during the night. He loves green scissors.

 Uh-Oh! Lucky lost a shoe.  This was Andrew's shoe as a baby... it has special meaning for me! Lucky has been around for a long while!

 Lucky must have been playing teacher with the happy guys!  I hope they were being good listeners!

Luck loves to read books about his special day
Here are just a few books he loved!

More of Lucky's artwork!  He left coins and prints all over the room!

We are not allowed to have food or snacks anymore in the classroom.  I miss the days of yummy, golden donut holes, Lucky Charms graphing, Skittles ... taste the rainbow, etc.  I hope you can celebrate with food!  We will be eating green things in the lounge, YUMMY!

Now grab a freebie from us, today only! Please leave some feedback and follow us while you're there!

Alphabet Matching Cards ~ St. Patrick's Day Gold

Have a very HAPPY St. Patrick's Day!
Karen & Alison
(We'll add more pictures later)

March 15, 2015

Movie Clip Monday ~ The Needs of a Plant

Today we are excited to link up with Techie Turtle Teacher for "Movie Clip Monday" to share two videos!
The first is related to education and the second is just for fun!

Spring is coming so ... 
Here is a video on plants.  The kids enjoy it.
If you know of a better one, I would love to have the link!

The next two are to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Are you noticing our green theme this week?
We hope you have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The first is a song & the second practices counting.



We hope you have a HAPPY week!!!
Karen and Alison


Sunday Scoop ~ 3.14.15



We are linking up with Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop!
It is so fun to read about what everyone is up to!
Our Spring Break has ended and now it is back to work on Monday.
I can't wait to see my kids and hear about their vacations, but I really wish I had a little more time.  We had rain most of the week.
I did not do 1/2 the stuff I planned to get done.  The rain made me take some much needed R&R time.

I hope you have beautiful weather during your Spring Break!
Happy Week!
Karen



March 11, 2015

Vegas BABY!!!

I am officially registered for the 2015 Teachers Pay Teachers Conference in VEGAS! I am hoping to meet many of you at the conference, learn a lot,
and have tons of FUN!

Here is where it will be taking place.
TpT - Venetian Hotel
My first session is: “Fix Your Brand …”
If you are in the same session, please message me and we can try and meet up before it starts.

I am SUPER excited!
Now to plan what to wear ...
Hope to see ya there!
Karen


March 8, 2015

Movie Clip Monday ~ Math, Pinterest, & FUN!

Today we are excited to link up with Techie Turtle Teacher for "Movie Clip Monday" to share two videos!
The first is related to education and the second is just for fun!

Here is the first educational video:
Math:
It is a fun video about 3-D shapes!



Here is a video on making long pins on Pinterest:
I have got to remember how to make these and actually do them!

Now, just for fun!
This is what I look like when I dance at my Hip Hop Class!
I am all over the place!


Have a very HAPPY Monday!
Karen

Now go link up and let me see your fun links!


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