Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wow What a Weekend!

To kick things off, I spent the better part of Saturday cleaning house/getting ready for my hubby's birthday bash/Alabama game throw down.
We had a blast, complete with my little sis scaring the bajeezus out of about twelve kids. At around 9pm I noticed she had disappeared along with all of the kids. I found her in the kitchen telling the kids about the very nasty and scary goat man.  Please let me make a note here that she is going on thirty, yet found this highly entertaining.
Ten minutes later we here a mob of kids headed to the shop (where our festivities were being held) screaming "mommy mommy the goat man is coming!"
It was so funny awful! How dare she do that!   The kids laughed, parents glared laughed it was all in good fun.
Sunday I awoke to 50 pounds of grass so gracefully tracked into my house from the night before, lesson plans, and a PowerPoint to write for the second time (Braden accidentally deleted the first one.) ARGH!
I managed the lesson plans and the PowerPoint... I decided to skip out on the grass and do a movie instead! I mean who cares? That grass will still be there, right?! ;)
Batman was awesome! I'm such a superhero fan! I do have to admit that it crossed my mind "what if someone came in this theatre with a gun? What would I do? ".  It can be a very scary world out there, but we can't stop living or live in fear.
Live and let live! Enough said.

Let the count down to Fall Break begin!!!! Two weeks and counting!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Homemade Applesauce

We have had the best week learning about Johnny Appleseed and all about apples! We have made Johnny, tasted and graphed various apples, and made homemade applesauce! If you have never tried homemade applesauce, oh my goodness you ABSOLUTELY have to try it! I am not an applesauce fan, but this was amazing!

12 (small) apples peeled and chopped
3/4 C. white sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/4 C. water

Put all ingredients in a crock-pot and cook all day! ( Started it at 9am and we ate it at 2:15pm.)
The aroma was delicious.
On that note, happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Let me start by saying, yes! I know I'm only supposed to post ONCE a day, but I wanted to invite you into my world! Happy peeking!

Last night I took Braden (my 7yr. old) to a Boy Scout meeting and when we got home I had an official Cub Scout. A Wolf to be exact.  He was SO EXCITED! 
There is a camping trip scheduled for Oct. 20th and he insisted on packing LAST night.  He did not care that it is a month away. He needed Band-Aids for his friends (just in case they cut themselves with pocket knives) at THAT very moment. 
Now, I must say that Braden has never shown any interest in sports-you heard me right-never ever!
Seeing him this excited has totally guilted me into believing that YES I can bait a hook, and YES I can take a fish off the line, and YES I can sleep on the ground-without my feather bed!  

Honestly, Really, No joke-I am happy he has found something he is interested in and excited about. 
Monday we get to meet everyone in the Pack and find out who our Den leader is.  (I feel like I should be scratching or licking something ;) haha! )

It's amazing what you will do to see that your children are happy.
That holds true for my own two children, as well as, the 18 I teach everyday. 

Until tomorrow
Ow Ow Owooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Ranting and Reveling

 Time: 7:05 am     Place: My bedroom    
With my wet hair tied up in a precarious ponytail and an iron in my hand,  I shout across the house for my two lovelys to get their butt's in gear because we only have twenty minuets before we have to leave for school, when ALL OF A SUDDEN my power goes out!  Much to my horror, I am left with a wet rat's nest and one wrinkled pant leg.  What is a girl to do?  I must admit that I momentarily had a laps of judgment and considered blowing my hot morning breath on my pants to "release" the wrinkles.   
To continue my wonderful Monday, I forgot to go to computer lab.
 I hope there are no conspirators out to get me... I'm beginning to wonder...
On a brighter note, I explained to my students that we would be studying Johnny Appleseed.  I went on to say that we would be tasting apples and making homemade applesauce.  I instantly became God of my universe.  They worship the ground I walk on (at least when food is involved)!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Whole New World

Well, this is all new to me.  I am very excited to be here.  I look forward to raving, ranting, and reveling in the fact that I am a first grade teacher! 
Coming Soon:
Crazy Tales From a First Grade Classroom!