Tuesday, August 27, 2013

You've Got Mail......Slant Box

Doesn't everyone LOVE to get mail especially if it is not a bill or junk mail?  Well I received my Slant Box in the mail today!  What is a Slant Box?  It is a  linky exchange put together by Jameson at Lessons With Coffee.  Jameson pairs you up with another blogger that you get to know through their blog and other social networks.  Then you follow the monthly theme and buy fun gifts for your partner and ship them out at the end of the month. 

I was partnered up with Gina over at Beach Sand and Lesson Plans.  I had so much fun making up her box.  Check out her blog to see what I sent.

I then received my box from Lauren at The Traveling Teacher today.  HAPPINESS (In my singing voice.)

I apologize for the pictures my kids were a little excited too.  We rarely get anything fun in the mail!

Lauren sent a little box with a cute birdcage to hold mints and a jar labeled "Teaching Fuel."

 The jar was filled with my favorite....chocolates and a new orange swishy ball to use with my class.  They are going to love it!  By the way the chocolates are gone!  Three kids and a hubby who also LOVE chocolates gone.  I guess I will need to bring my "Teaching Fuel" jar to school with newly stocked chocolates.  HA!
 Sorry this is blurry but my five year old was in charge of the pictures and she was very excited. Obviously!!!!  I think she was hopping up and down with excitement.  LOL
Look Lauren even personalized my "teaching Fuel" jar.  I love it Lauren!  It really made my day!  I even signed up for another month of Slant Box. Join the linky fun at Lessons With Coffee and maybe you will meet a new bloggy friend or two.  I did!

Good night friends,


Friday, August 9, 2013

I am so excited..........Slant Box

I am so excited I joined a new linky / gift exchange over at Lessons With Coffee Blog called Slant Box.  Jameson pairs you up with partners, one to give and one to receive a box of goodies valued at $10.00 that follows a monthly theme.  This month's theme is "A Few of My Favorite Things."  It is a month to month linky, you sign up each month so you are not committed to a long term exchange.  To be honest I was a little leery of another exchange linky.  I did an ornament exchange linky on a non-teacher blog last Christmas and was truthfully disappointed.  So far so good with this exchange.

The SLANT Box Exchange
My partner I am to send to is Gina at Beach Sand and Lesson Plans. Gina teaches 3rd grade to gifted and high achievers in Florida.  Go check her very cute blog out. 

Then I am to receive my Slant Box from Lauren over at The Traveling Teacher blog.  Lauren teaches 2nd grade in California.  Just like her blog title says she has taught in quite a few places.  Hop on over and see what Lauren has to offer.
I hope to be posting some classroom pictures soon and the conclusion to my terrible classroom paint job.  I will give you a hint it was a compromise.  Come back to see what happened with all the drama.

Have a great weekend,


Sunday, August 4, 2013

August (What????) Currently & Saturday Snapshots

Happy Sunday everyone!  I am at last going to link up with Farley's most awesome linky at Oh Boy 4th Grade.  I LOVE this linky.  I do not know why but I refused to do this post when Farley first posted.  Oh yeah I know why!  It is August and it can't be August right?  Wrong!!!  It is August and digging my heals in won't make it not happen.  So here I go...

I see a typo already in number one (listening) but I refuse to go back and fix it.  I will explain.... I am listening to my youngest play a car racing game not me :)  My hubby is a breakfast guy.  He makes breakfast every Saturday and Sunday.  Gotta love that guy!  That moves on to loving... He took Friday and Monday off to make it a four day weekend.  I will show the fun we had this weekend in Mrs. Nelson's Got A Camera linky.  

Thinking.....Oh my gosh I can't stop thinking about this one.  In fact I did not get much sleep over this.  I went into my classroom yesterday to do some work and WHOA!  Someone has been painting my classroom.  Now I know some of you would do anything for someone to paint your room a fresh coat of paint but OMG!  This looks like a teenage boy's bedroom!  Or whoever picked out the colors has cataracts and is color blind!  Light blue and dark teal.

Here is a shot of the front of my room.

Sorry for the blurry shot I has shaking with anger at this point.

The worst part the cataract and color blind person who picked out this monstrosity, picked out all the colors for the hall and my partner teacher's room. 

The hallway had paint chips of navy and dark red and my partner's room had a vomit green color paint chip.  Anyone every hear of cohesion?  Harmony?  Light?  I am sorry if I offend anyone but did a man pick this out?  I one time saw a pin of a sign at a paint store on Pinterest.  "Any man that comes in to buy paint by himself must have a note from a wife or girlfriend to buy the paint color!"  AMEN

I have started the wheels moving to try to stop this painting and volunteered my hubby to repaint / FIX the color!  See I do have an awesome hubby.  Or maybe he is just tired of hearing me complain and wants to get some sleep without me tossing and turning. 

Wanting... no explanation needed.

Needing.... See above!

1.  Color ink for the printer to print off all those cute TpT products!
2.  Magnetic name plates will be so much neater and easier then the paper ones I have always used.
3.  Paint color!  See above!

All right click on Farley's link above and spread some bloggy love.  Come back to read the update on my classroom paint color!  Keeping my fingers crossed it is not too late to turn that bus back around!

I promise this will be short and sweet since I rambled on about the upsetting paint color..

Here is my weekend in a few snapshots for Mrs Nelson Has The Camera Blog.

Run Miss Nelsons got the Camera

First we found a lost and confused parakeet in our chicken coop.  Yep we have 6 chickens that lay pink, blue and green eggs.

Named him Cooper and I guess we are adding one more animal to our crazy family.

Then our entire family did the world's longest yard sale... US 127 Yard Sale.  We drove 420 miles of which 100 miles was part of the sale in Ohio.  Made 29 stops in a driving rain, acres of corn, soybeans and windmills.  Found a few treasures.

First city in the Ohio leg of route 127.  West Unity

Family running to the car in a downpour after our lunch stop.

The BEST stop.  American Pickers on steroids with OCD. Everything was categorized on pallets.
Then my hubby and I went on a date night in downtown Cleveland.  No kids!!!!!

Could not ask for a better ending to a Saturday night! 

Enjoy your Sunday,