About Me

I am Iowa Hawkeye and proud of it! :0) I began teaching in first grade, was moved to fifth grade (the day before school...what a year!), then moved back to be with my firsties! I'm a married, mother of one to a very curious and adventurous little boy and three fur babies! :0)

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

i LOVE shoes!

Mrs. Tabb over at Just Another Day In First Grade, has a great new mini-unit on my favorite subject SHOES! And guess what blog buddies, if you blog about her unit by tomorrow (7/24), she'll send it to you for FREE! If you love shoes and much as I do...check out Mrs. Tabb's blog!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Shiny Legs and Belly Buttons!

Mrs. Dillard is hosting a linky party so I thought I'd re-post this blog entry from last month and join the fun! Hope you enjoy! :0)

The inspiration behind this blog post is some of the HILARIOUS things my kiddos have said! I'd love to have you all share things that your kiddos have said as well, it'll give us all a good laugh! :0)

(Comments from kiddos when I was pregnant...)
"Mrs. B., is that the baby's head?"-Student
"No sweetie, that's my belly button."-Me
"Ohhhh, I've got one of those belly button things too!"-Student

"Mrs. B. I've figured out why you've gotten so fat!"-Student
"Because I'm going to have a baby soon?"-Me
"No...because you eat A TON!"-Student

"Mrs. B. are you going to eat something really spicy and hot to get the baby out?"--Student
"Ummm...."---Me! ( I still have no idea where that one came from!! LOL)

(comments that still have me laughing!....)
"Mrs. B. how do you get your legs so shiny?"-Student
"I don't know sweetie, lotion."-Me
"Well I don't know how you do it, but I think it's great!"-Student

"Mrs. B. you look much better when you put make up on."-Student
"And good morning to you too!" :0) - Me

"I would like D to explain how he solved his CGI problem." -Me
"Well, class, I was thinking very deeply about the problem, because I really wanted to get to my center, so I just solved it in a snap and off I went."-Student

There are so many more! I should really start writing them down! Love my first grade kiddos, you never know what they might say!!! :0)

Donors Choose Project

Hey Fellow Blogging Friends!
My DonorsChoose.org project is almost due and I still have around $200 to go. If you all know of a company or might be able to donate yourself that would be GREATLY appreciated! Also fellow teachers who do not know about DonorsChoose.org... IT IS AN AMAZING website, that helps you get supplies for your classroom and it's soooo easy to create a project! Plus it's tax deductible!! :0)
Click...HERE...to see my classroom project :0)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Kids On The Blog! Linky Party

Denise over at Yearn to Learn is hosting a Blog Mixer! Love the idea and thought maybe some other newbies might like it as well! So here are it goes... :0) Make sure to join the Linky Party! (And check out my side bar for some other AMAZING blogs, there are sooo many great blogs out there!)

1. A blogger who is a "New Kid on the Blog":
(Let's say someone who has blogged 2 months or less and has less than 200 followers)

Amber over at Apple Girl Amber has some awesome freebies and great ideas!! :0) Check out her posts on Math Work Stations, they are GREAT!

Miss. Bower's at The First Grade Jabber has a very cute blog with some great pictures of her updating her classroom, and of course I have to give a fellow Hawkeye fan a shout out! :0)

2. Post a blogger in your same grade level:
Melissa over at F is For First Grade has an amazing blog, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her ideas!

Mrs Cooley over at First Grader At Last! has the cutest classroom and some spectacular ideas! I love her "Pigeon" book ideas, they ARE SO CUTE!

3. Post a blogger in a different grade level:
Fran at Kindergarten Crayons is AMAZING!!! Freebie galore and she is so sweet to take the time to respond to her followers! Love that!

Also LOVE Deedee's blog, Mrs. Wills Kindergarten! She has a very cute blog, great ideas, and she also is so sweet to respond to her followers!!!!

4. It's all about the button. Find a cute blog button and post it:
( I thought instead of a button, I'd give a shout out to two non-teaching blogs)
Lions and Lily Pads (children's clothing...SOOOOOO CUTE!!!)

If your looking for some great recipes, cute DYI projects, or a great laugh, stop by Channeling June Cleaver, by Amanda! It's great!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Friend Amanda, also known as, AWESOME AMANDA!

Blogging Buddies,
My VERY talented friend,Amanda, over at, Channeling June Cleaver, has created a really neat and super cheap, fabric hoop decoration for her home. I think the hoops would also be really neat to use in the classroom! I'm thinking about putting them up and then pinning student work to the fabric hoop to "frame" the work! Just thought I would share with you all her awesome ideas and please stop by her blog!!
Check it out...HERE

Middle of the Road

Well Fellow Bloggers,
I was able to go back into my classroom and continue setting up :0) I still have a list of "to-do's", but I'm getting closer! YIPPY! Let me know what you think!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lions and Lily Pads

Hello Fellow Blog Friends!
I feel like I am going through blog withdrawal!With the 4th festivities and hanging out with my favorite one year old buddy (my son, Brody), I've been slacking on my blogging! :0) I've got a non-teacher related blog I'd love for you fellow mommies to take a look at! A friend of my has started a new clothing line called Lions and Lily Pads. She has THE CUTEST clothes!! If you are looking for a unique shower gift or birthday present, take a look at her blog! I sent another friend of mine monogrammed burp cloths and the cutest little onesie and she adored it! Hope you all like her things as much as I do! And I'm sure she would be thrilled to have new blogging buddies!
You can take a look at her blog at... lionsandlilypads.blogspot.com