Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Energy Everywhere!

I thought I would share what we have been working on this week. My kiddos are learning about the various forms of energy and I found a great idea here that we have been doing! They had to draw their bedrooms and things in their rooms and label items with the correct form of energy. They had to represent each form of energy we have been studying at least once. Here are several of their drawings. There are more girl drawings than boys....my girls took more time and did a better job! They turned out really well...:)

The students really enjoyed this activity and so did I. Hope you are all having a great week! I am but I am looking forward to the 3-day weekend coming up too! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Be Blessed....


Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Desk Arrangement!

I don't know about you, but I like to switch my desk arrangement up every few weeks! I have an oddly shaped room....kind of wedge shaped, so I am very limited on what I can do. I think I found an arrangement I will like for a while. It gives me some groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5. I am anxious to see what the kiddos think of it tomorrow! What do you think?

If I am standing in the front of the room, there is a row of 5 desks to the far right, a row of 4 to the far left, three  rows of 3 in the center, and two sets of 2 in the back at an angle.

I think I will like it and I hope the students do too! Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend.....it has been around 80 degrees here in good old sunny Florida! I actually got sun-burned at my son's soccer game yesterday...UGH! I sunburn so easily! 

Be Blessed, 


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lazy Rainy Days.....and a Giveaway Teaser!

Hi all! I hope everyone is having a fabulous 2013 so far...:) Today is my last day of break and I am a little sad about that. I am sitting here listening to the rain fall on my tin roof and wishing I had more days off. My hubby took off the whole two weeks with me and we have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with each other, our kiddos, and our families. We have been working on our the outside of our home putting new siding on and got a lot done. I have tried new recipes and piddled around in the house on various projects. I have done my share of thrift shopping and reading and I truly am not ready to go back to work.

 Anywho...I know some of you had to head back into the classroom already, but I don't see my kiddos until Tuesday! I do work Monday, but it's not a student contact day....thankfully. I have a lot of planning & grading to catch up on! I have not worked on school stuff at all over the break and it has been wonderful! I am starting to think about it now though and get my mind wrapped around what I am going to be doing in January. 

We have been doing physical science for a few weeks now and I am really getting burnt out on it, but we still have a few things to cover. So, I am sucking it up and trying to find some cool ideas for magnetism and electricity!  I found a couple good videos on Discovery and a really sweet unit on magnets and electricity....now I just need to get everything planned out. I am ready to end physical science and move on to Life Science and the human body. I've been pinning lots of good ideas and am ready to use them!

These are all really good resources and I am anxious to use them! I think the kiddos are ready to be finished with physical science as much as me...:) I also wanted to let you know I have come up with a theme for my 200 follower gift basket giveaway....if I ever make it to 200! It is going to be a Spring Survival goodie basket....because the spring seems to drag by while we are anxiously awaiting summer break! So....be sure to stay tuned so you don't miss out!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday....I am off to heat up a bowl of tomato/basil soup and chillax in front of the tv for a while. This rainy weather just calls for it...:)
As always....be blessed!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Close to 200....Followers That Is!

I am so excited....I'm quickly approaching the 200 follower mark! I have been trying to decide what my giveaway will be...I definitely think 200 followers is deserving of a sweet giveaway! I'm thinking of putting together a gift basket of sorts! Something different...:) I'm not on TPT and even if I was, not everyone can use 5th grade Florida science resources...lol! I love to buy gifts for people though, so I think I will be on the lookout for some sweet goodies to include in my basket! And....I may even include something handmade by me! 
Be sure to keep checking back....hopefully I'll reach the big 200 soon!

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year....New Blog!

I am so looking forward to what this year holds! I know it is going to be the best one yet...:) My dear son, Dakota graduates high school this year and we will be going on a cruise to the Bahamas for his senior trip in June....right after my 44th b-day and his 18th and just before my dear hubby's 46th! I can't wait!!! 

The Carnival Fascination!
Wow....time flies! Dear hubby and I celebrate our 25th anniversary in October this year too! I'm hoping we can get away for a short trip somewhere.....anywhere, but I'm thinking maybe Savannah! I think 25 years deserves a special get-away! Anywho, another fun thing this year holds is working on opening my ETSY shop and keeping up with two blogs! Yep....I started another one to focus on my home life. I love this blog and keeping up with what is going on in the blogging world for teachers, but home is where my heart is...:) I hope you will come visit me there too! 
You can visit me at Life On Willie Mae Lane if you want to! 

I'll still be blogging here too, but I am going to stick more to school and science here...:) So.....I hope you all had a wonderful first day of 2013...and for those of you who have to return tomorrow.....I'm sorry! Just kidding....I am sure you are getting ready for routine again and looking forward to seeing all your "kiddos"! 
Thanks for being my bloggy friends and as always.....

Be Blessed!