Saturday, March 2, 2013

Currently March: Seuss Reflections on a Saturday and a Giveaway!

Once again it's time to link up with the lovely Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade!  Can't wait to read up on what everyone's up to this March!  :)

Here's a look at my March right now...


Listening: Okay, so I heard Wonderwall on the radio yesterday and I can't stop listening to it!  I just love 90's music.  

Loving: Celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday with my kiddos yesterday was a BLAST!  And thank goodness for Pinterest, I am so domestically inclined I never could have thought of a cool snack on my own.  Here's a look at some fun stuff we did yesterday...


Haha of course the picture's not mine!  (Nothing I cook ends up looking very pretty).  But we did eat this snack and it was delicious.  And I came in for quite a surprise yesterday morning at the store when I learned they do not make instant jello. (I mean, why not?  There's such a thing as instant pudding!)  :)  Click on the picture to get directed to this great idea from Simple Girl.  We made these delicious morning snack after reading One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish.


Making  Cat hats!  The hats are angled because I wanted to give my kiddos some practice sorting longest/shortest before they glued.  We worked on these after reading The Cat in the Hat


Rhyming with the Cat!  :)


Making Truffula trees that are taller/shorter for math!  If you didn't grab my tufted tree freebie, grab it now by clicking here!  (Recording sheets included!)  We worked on these after reading The Lorax.


Oobleck!  It looks runny in the picture but it dried out pretty quickly. I used Elmer's glue, a little water, liquid starch and green food coloring.  It was GREAT!  We played with this in science after reading Bartholomew and the Oobleck.


You know how much I love games!  Dr. Seuss Memory Match was a BLAST!  :)

Thinking: I have too much to do.  Like always.  (So that's why I'm sitting here blogging, right?)

Wanting: A summer break!  Need to work on finding a job in the public schools!

Needing: More time with my hubby!  He has just started a deputy sheriff's academy.  I am SO proud but so sad we are so busy right now.  :(

Like/Love/Hate: I really like Jamba Juice.  Yummy.  :)

I'm going to do hate next because I want to end on a positive note.  I HATE DRAMA AND JEALOUSY.  Oh my goodness.  And unprofessionalism.  And that's all I'm going to say because I don't even want to think about it any more this week!

And I LOVE my jammies!  Seriously.  My favorite thing to wear is PJ's.

I ALSO love my bloggy buddies!  I seriously do.  You gals (and guys) inspire me so much and always make me feel valued and appreciated.  Thanks for everything you do!  :)  I love you so much and I'm so excited about reaching 500+ Pinterest Followers (593 as I write this) that I'm going to have a giveaway!  (Nope, still not at 100 Blog Followers yet... that one is coming soon I hope!)  But this is a pretty good one too that you won't want to miss out on.

When I was deciding what to contribute to the giveaway, I used this neat feature to see what is pinning recently from my blog (because that's obviously what you guys are wanting/needing!)  It's really cool.  Just plug this into your browser...

http://pinterest.com/source/YOUR BLOG ADDRESS HERE/

(Don't include the HTTP:// in front of your blog address!)

And you can see for yourself!  By far most people are pinning things from my Transportation and Space units, so I'm giving away both of these packs as well as a $10 gift certificate to Scrappin' Doodles for your upcoming cute creations!  There will be 3 DIFFERENT WINNERS (1 for each item)!  Enter below!


Happy March everyone and good luck!

34 comments:

  1. I found you through the Currently Linky!! Yeah!! What a great find. We did a lot of Dr. Seuss this week too!! I love pinterest!! SO many neat and new ideas!!
    Stephanie (following you)

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  2. Also, I see you are close to 100 followers. (I am 93.) If you decide on a giveaway, I would love to be part of it. vanmeters@vcsc.k12.in.us

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanie! I will email you shortly! :)

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  3. Your Dr. Seuss week looked like lots of fun! There are too many fun things to do with the kids. It should last two weeks!
    Since a was a teenager during the nineties, it has a special place in my heart too. It is bizzarre to think that period in my life was twenty years ago! Yikes!
    Thanks for the giveaway - I'm crossing my fingers!
    ~Andi

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    1. Those were good times, weren't they? :) Pretty crazy how fast time flies! I remember when I was student teaching in sixth grade and during a field trip an NSYNC song came on the bus, and all the kiddos were like "Ewwww change it this is such an old song!" Good luck and have a good weekend!

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  4. What a fun day! :)

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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    1. http://pinterest.com/pin/127578601913590512/ ... My littles had so much fun pumpkin bowling at our Halloween party!

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    2. That does look like fun! :) Have a great weekend Heather!

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  5. All the Dr. Seuss activities look like a lot of fun!
    Kate
    Fun in ECSE

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  6. Cute new blog layout!!! Congrats on your 500 followers on Pinterest...it's so addicting isn't it??!!

    And almost to 100 followers!! Let me know if I can help with the giveaway!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks Nicki! :) It is so addicting, but so helpful with planning/finding new ideas! I would LOVE if you'd like to be a part of the giveaway, email you soon!

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  7. Looks like you and the kiddos has a blast with Dr. Seuss fun too! My kids and I had tons of fun...best part was that we asked parents to come in and read Dr. Seuss books throughout the week-- and we actually had parents come and do it!!
    And I am going to check out that transportation unit... after seeing so many awesome ideas, I decided I need to do a big transportation unit (I usually do something very small)

    Sara
    Teaching Munchkins

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    1. I LOVED your green eggs & ham activities and your rhyming hats! :) Will definitely have to try to incorporate some of that next year.

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  8. I really liked your measuring using the Truffula trees. How cute!

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  9. I don't think I could pick a favorite pinterest inspired idea, but I love everything I pin! I love that pinterest, blogging, and TpT has brought my creative side out again! You are getting so close to 100 followers. :)

    Love your Seuss activities.

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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    1. I know I am super excited! :) Thanks Amanda!

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  10. I am inspired by Pinterest all the time. I'm jealous of how neat and organized your boards are! I'll have to use yours as a model for my own. You are soo close to 100 now! I'd love to help if you are in need of products for a giveaway!
    ilovekdgt@gmail.com
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  11. Hi Jessica!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. I thought I'd hop on over and enter your giveaway. You've also gained yourself a new follower! I've made my giveaway a bit easier now, if you feel like trying it out!

    Hard to choose a specific thing about pinterest - I love it all! I'm a very visual person and love that there's continuous inspiration to be found on the roll of a wheel. If you need help with your 100 follower giveaway, just holler!

    Wendy :)
    Teacher's Toolkit

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I'd be honored if you'd like to be part of the giveaway! :)

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    1. It was a blast! Next time I need to put in more green food coloring though.

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  13. I love all the literacy-craftivity pins I've seen! :)

    Melinda
    melchase@live.com

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    1. I know, I love combining literacy and crafts! :)

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  14. Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog... I've just popped over and checked out your blog... I love it! (I'm follower 99.... so close to 100 - congrats!)
    I've entered your give away as well. I LOVE Pinterest... your jelly and fish snack looks so fun!

    My email is 23jessyt@gmail.com (and I'd happily join in your 100 follower giveaway too!) :)

    Jess

    Early Years Fun

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    1. Thanks Jess! :) I'm so glad we found each other, emailing you now! Have a great week ahead!

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  15. Jessica! You are almost to 100! Yay! Nobody deserves it more!
    I am into ooey gooey food on pinterest lately.
    xo
    Irene
    mrsleeby@gmail.com

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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    1. You're sweet! :) I am always into food. Especially crock pot recipes, since that's the only thing I can make that turns out decent!

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  16. I just found your blog and I am new to Pre-K. I love your stuff already. I will be following you on pinterest for sure! Thanks for being great!

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    1. Thanks Lori! You are so sweet! :) How are you liking the PreK Adventure?

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