Saturday, 28 June 2014

OhMyWord! I Blogged!

Hello Everyone!

I actually did write something! Oh my goodness! It's published over at my new URL. Find the post here (and please follow me over there):

Take care,

Sunday, 8 September 2013

SLANT Box Reveal

Hey Again,

Today I wanted to talk a bit about my SLANT box. If you don't know about SLANT boxes, you can read about it here:

Lessons With Coffee

Thanks to Jameson over at Lessons with Coffee for dreaming up this awesome idea and sharing it with the rest of us!

For August, I was linked up with the awesome Lola over at:

Preschool Wonders

and Debbie from Teise's Tidbits

It was nice to get to know these two educators over the month of August! The theme for August was "These are a few of my favourite things"

Lola did a great job of finding some awesome things for me! I hope Debbie enjoyed the things I picked out for her!

Here's how my box arrived...


And here are all the great contents:

Some cute pencils, lip balm, owl post-its, a Starbucks card, and a super cute mug with my initial on it!

The best part? The mug totally matches my new planner (this is a crummy pic, but you can see the patterns)! 

I highly recommend signing up for a SLANT box! September is closed already, but October is coming up.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Currently September...and an Update

Hello peeps!

If you're still around reading this lovely little blog, thanks!

I know I've been an awful blogger this summer (or a nonexistent one)! I promise, I do have a plan to be better this year! To start off this better blogging year, I'm linking up with Farley at Oh Boy, 4th Grade for the first Currently of the school year.

Oh' boy fourth grade

As well, I have a couple of posts coming slant box reveal (if you haven't seen the pictures on instagram yet) and a blog award I was given (yay)!

Listening:  I admit, I'm a sucker for some reality TV. Other than Big Brother, one of my faves is The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network. Also, Cutthroat Kitchen.   :)

Loving: I'm glad that Hubs and I got to spend some time together this weekend, before things get extra crazy, even though part of it was me getting very angry at the computer for not printing my labels properly!

Thinking?Wanting: Two sides of the same thing: Thinking about all the stuff that I'm sure I'm forgetting, or needing to plan, or wanting to do before school starts "for realsies" on Thursday.

Needing: My poor Hubs is so done with all the "kindercrap" :) that is in my living room. So I need to get some of it out and my house back to normal.

and for me: Even though things are super stressful with another grade level change, and teaching gym part-time, I really want to work on a balance, and not be worried and focused just on school this year. The second one is a fitness goal for myself. Years ago, when I was finishing up my first university degree, I spent part of a summer in Quebec City doing a French program. Since we flew there, we didn't have a car for the six weeks we were there, so we walked everywhere. I lost so much weight without even trying. I would love to be able to get back into walking (and, as a plus, doggie gets more exercise, too)!

Well, that's it for me. I'll be back later this week with my slant box reveal and first day of school pics!

Have a great (what's left of) Labour Day Weekend, everybody!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Booking Across Canada

Hey Everyone,

This week I'm linking up with Mrs. D at Reading with Mrs. D for her "Booking Across Canada" linky party. One of the books from Manitoba that I thought of showcasing was  "Ruby's Hope" by Hannah Taylor.

However, there are already so many great resources to go with this book associated with the Ladybug Foundation that I didn't think there was much I could add.

So instead, I chose another Canadian book, "If You're Not from the Prairie..." by David Bouchard.

Although the author is writing about his experience growing up in Saskatchewan, it resonates for those across Manitoba as well. Plus, the illustrations by Henry Ripplinger are fantastic.

What I put together for this book is a poetry frame for students to fill out using the form that Bouchard uses in the book. Students can choose their community or a place that is special to them to create the poem.

It's available here:

"If You're Not from the Prairie" Writing Form

Hope that it is useful for you! You can also get students to illustrate their poems using Ripplinger's images as a guide.

Have a great day!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Announcement and a Design Change

Hey All,

The announcement and the design change sort of go, first, it's official! I got a job at the school I was talking about earlier! :)

The only thing is that it's not the grade 3 job I applied for...I'm teaching kindergarten!

I was pretty nervous at first, I trained as a Middle Years teacher, and over the past few years have taught everything from 3-7. It was a little overwhelming at first, thinking about what a day would look like with my kinders, but over the past couple days it's become more exciting.

Now I'm mostly nervous about the first day. But I'm sure it'll be great.

So that's the reason for the design change. Thanks to Dreamlike Magic for the template!

Pretty soon I will be a "Middle Years Girl in an Early Years World"!

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Positive Thoughts...

Hey Everyone,

Just a quick note to ask you to keep your fingers ultra crossed for me this week as I had an interview at one of my favourite schools. Should hear back sometime after the long weekend. I went in pretty confident and with a lot of staff support, but you never know.

Thanks for the support!

Friday, 3 May 2013

May Currently!

Hello Again,

Linking up with Farley over at:

Oh' boy fourth grade
Click the picture to visit her blog!

For her monthly linky party!

I love reading through everyone's Currently's and finding new people to follow :)

Here's mine: 

A quick recap: 

Listening: My poor doggie just wants to be outside...but it's so yucky and wet that it's not worth it. Sorry goggie! 

Loving: I'm so excited about this job posting. But nervous too. I really want this job, and will be devastated if I don't get it. But it doesn't close for another week, so I really need to calm down. :)

Wanting/Needing: I have a bunch of things to finish (and start) which I need to get motivated to do. And, of course, a job! 

Summer Bucket List: As I mentioned in my last post, I need to do some more running, especially since Ultimate is starting up in a couple weeks! As well, I know, broken record, I would love a classroom to set up. And the last, I would love to spend some more time out at my family cabin at the lake! 

Have a great weekend, everyone!