Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gingerbread Houses!

So I made a Gingerbread House with a 1 and 3 year old. It looked liked this... 

I let them do everything and I think that is pretty obvious. ;-) My sister and I bought a kit for 70% at Michael's. It came with a lot more but it was a pain in the butt! The frosting didn't work so the stupid thing kept falling apart. I came up with a pretty incredible hack though...

Dixie Cups to the rescue! I know, I'm a genius! :-D We let the house dry overnight and then we finished it the next day. It turned out awesome but it is obvious my sister and I have different tastes in style. 

I can't say decorating Ginger Bread Houses will be a tradition in my house but I had fun with it this year!


I teach ECFE and in my classes I read Lois Ehlert's book, "Snowballs." Our activity for the day was to make a snowman, snowbaby, snowdog, etc out of "good stuff" like wrappers, pom-poms, popcorn, and buttons. Here are a few examples:

Students were asked to bring supplies from home but I had some out just in case.

Not really sure which way this one goes...

My dog!

A student's attempt at a dog. :-)

This kid is going to be the next Picasso. :-)

My snowman.

Thanksgiving 2015!

This year, I am especially thankful for my sister.

I'm also crazy thankful for the great guy I have a date with tomorrow. UPDATE: We went on two great dates before he dropped a bombshell and yeah, that'll be a no go. :-(

Sunday, September 13, 2015

My 1st Classroom!

I am teaching ECFE and I have my very own classroom! I had so much fun decorating and getting ready for a new school year. Cheers to a great year!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rock Climbing

I went rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors on Wednesday. WHOA! I knew I was out of shape but rock climbing showed me just how out of shape I actually am. It was a fun night out and I made it up to the top (along with ripping my favorite leggings in the crotch area) but I don't think I'll be taking up rock climbing as a hobby or routine exercise any time soon.

This is good enough, right?

I DID IT!! Now, we can leave and get FroYo!

Trying to figure out how to push off the wall.

Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Father's Day Art Project

Happy Father's Day!

Grace (3) and I made this card and filled out the questionnaire for her father. It turned out so cute and I'm sure he loved it because her mom thought it was adorable!!

"He has more hair on his chin than his head."

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Recreating My Favorite Photo

My future classroom is going to be focused on reading. I really don't want a "Jungle" or "Owl" theme I just want my students to read, read, read and learn to love it! My favorite picture of my cat, Biebs was taken on Instagram and I would love to blow it up but it would get too blurry. I tried recreating my favorite picture but this time, I used Children's Literature (my favorite). The pictures are alright. Maybe they'll be better in black and white. The ones of Maci and her wonky face crack me up!