Monday, October 31, 2011

I am Thankful Giveaway

After a very emotional weekend--read previous post, I am ready to jump head first into blogging!  To jumpstart this blog, I'm hosting a giveaway! 

$10 Target Card
4 ways to enter:
1.  Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment saying so
2.  Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with link
3.  Follow my TPT store and leave a comment saying so
4.  Add my button to your blog and leave a comment saying so

Drawing will be held on Saturday, November 5th.  If I get to 25 followers, I'll increase the value of the card to $25!!!  Spread the word!!!!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Instant Panic

As a mom of a 16 year old driver, I always worry while she is on her way somewhere.  She doesn't use her phone when she drives, so when I heard her ringtone only 10 minutes after she left our house, I felt instant panic.  Her voice on the line told me what I've feared since the day she began driving.  She was in a wreck, but okay.  I flew out the door (possible broken toe!) to get my husband.  I've never seen him move so fast--it's kinda funny now!  We sped down our subdivision road at about 60--speed limit is 25, he was passing in curves, honking, and basically terrorizing everyone in our path! 

When we arrived, there were people there with her, and it just looked like she parked her car in the slope that we call a ditch.  It looked fine from the back!  A bystander came over to me and said she was VERY lucky, and proceeded to tell me what he witnessed.  She went off the road in a curve, and the slope of the non-existant shoulder pulled her completely off the road, she 'jumped' over a driveway, when through the yard, "jumped" over a side road, and came to a stop about 15 feet from a light pole and 2 electrical box thingies!  The front bumper of her car was beat up and upon closer inspection, all 4 tires were angled in.  When I saw the tire tracks through the yard, and saw that they were headed straight for the lightpole, I felt like I would be sick!  Fortunately, she veered to the left and missed the pole!  Her poor car goes back to the shop!  She had someone back into it in a parking lot a few weeks ago!

We are very blessed to have an uninjured child!  I know that she could have been hurt badly--or worse.  She's beginning to get sore, which we figured would happen, so mom will be babying her tonight. 

I thank God that she's okay!   Hug those babies!!!! :)

Woo Hoo!!!!

I opened my email this morning to find out that I won the first Holly Bloggy Giveaway!!  I really needed this pick-me-up since I'm really struggling to complete my research proposal.  I'm having a major case of "I can't focus." 

I'm super excited, and can't wait to get my banner from Whimzy Creations on Etsy.!!  I already know where I'm going to hang it!! :)

Thank you to Sarah and Ms. Preppy for hosting this giveaway and the Holly Bloggy Christmas!  If you haven't signed up, you are missing out!  Click the button below to go sign up for some Christmas fun! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I'm a winner!!! :)

A huge thank you to Frogs, Bees and Under the Seas for hosting a great giveaway! I won!!! I never win anything, so I'm super excited!!!! I can't wait to get my new clipart set!
Yay, me!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eberhart's Explorers Giveaway!

Erin at Eberhart's Explorers has teamed up with some other fabulous bloggers to sponsor a giveaway!  Go check it out! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

T-M-I and addition!

T-M-I!!  Last week during our daily math reinforcers, we had a math story with too much information.  My kiddos picked up on it immediately!  Hands shot up in the air!  "Why does it tell us that he went to eat?"  "Who cares?"......
We then discussed how sometimes math stories will contain too much information (TMI).  We did another example, and then moved on. 
Today, I got so tickled in computer lab when one of my darlings raised his hand to show me TMI!  They get so excited to see skills we are working on in class show up in their computer lab program. 
So, I decided to capitalize on the TMI craze by creating a powerpoint story and practice sheet.  Since I used clipart, I can't post the powerpoint, but I saved it as a PDF to share.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Math Stations

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  The weather is beginning to cool (85 degrees is cool, right?) and, students are all settled into the second grade routine (well, most of them)!  My kiddos love math stations and they love Halloween! 

What could be better than Halloween Math Stations?? 

Check it out!  Also, pick up a free Halloween Even/Odd sorting station!

Monday, October 10, 2011


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