31 August 2013

It's Back To School Time!

Getting "Geared Up" here to begin a new school year! I'm planning some fun and exciting Getting~To~Know~You activities for my shining stars. They will feel right at home when they step inside the classroom!
And I can't wait to meet them!

In addition to getting settled, taking a tour and sharing some very important school safety tips, we'll be mingling with our school friends and playing some Classmate Bingo.

Our school stars will also have a chance to fill their All~About~Me~Tote Bags with all of their favorites things to share with each other. You can get both of these free at my Tpt venue.

It's going to be A.Great.KickOff!!!


12 August 2013

Meet The Teacher

It's Teacher Week in the Blog Hoppin' world! Now here's my opportunity to toot my little horn....

I LOVE my work! And I especially LOVE working with children! There is definitely a big kid inside of my heart and soul in all that I do. I definitely love having a classroom filled with laughter and smiling hearts. I thrive in creating, crafting and discovering new things. Life is so full of wonder and whimsy that I just can't help but incorporate as much of those awe inspiring ideas into my curriculum and projects.

I grew up in between an older sister and a younger brother. I have the most fun-loving and supportive family in the world! They always encouraged me to make good choices in life. I certainly maintain the same mantra for my own little family and my classroom of super stars.

When I'm not in the classroom or burning the midnight oil on a project or at the computer, you will always find me hanging out with my Sweet Heart, Sweets and Snooky Cookie. They are everything to me! I can't imagine life without them. The Good Lord knew what he was doing when he placed them in my life. I am blessed!

These days we love to play tennis, soccer, go camping, biking, read books, cook tantalizing food to eat and enjoy life with our family and friends.

For now... I'm off and running... I've got to make ready my new classroom. It will be a work in progress over the next two weeks before our opening day of school. I'm eagerly anticipating all of their big smiles on their sweet little faces. It's going to be A. Great. School. Year!!! 

Happy Teaching All!!!

04 August 2013

Start Your Engines!

A new day dawns on a distant shore! 

It was a "collision of worlds" when my lil racers performed their Cars Countdown Performance.

Mom's, Dad's and relatives came to watch and were "Wow'd" by these cool cars. The children practiced their routine for three whole weeks! They glitter painted cars bibs, sticker-ized cars wheels (wire wreaths), hand painted the big "Grand Prix" banner and checkered flags. AND before we knew it.... they Buckled Up, Started Their Engines & Swerved On In.

Our Radiator Springs board sprung to life with mini 3-D race cars rolling along. Wheels attached with brads and the signature smiles of Lightning McQueen, Finn McMissile, Holly Shiftwell and Tow Mater greeted our guests in the Parent Parlor.

We honored the Disney's Cars Show with a smashing line up of their soundtrack hits; "My Heart Goes Vroom", "A Collision of Worlds", "It's Finn McMissile!", "Life is A Highway" & "Polyrhythm" for the ending Cast Call.  

I'm exceptionally thrilled that my rolling race team made it to the finish with flying colors. They definitely Rocked the Tarmac! Vroom Vroom!!

Rock On!