Saturday, October 19, 2013

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Hey y'all! It's my favorite season! 
It's been a LONG time since I have blogged and I am SOOO SORRY! School has been CRAY-ZAY!
I can't believe it's October 19th already. This school year is flying by!

I have been a bad blogger and have not taken many pictures of my classroom. There's so much to do! I did get a new phone, and I am in love! I made the change to a Galaxy S4. Now that I have a new toy to play with, I'll take more pictures!

I do have a few I'd like to share. 

WARNING: Photo dump ahead

The week before last we learned about the phases of the moon. Of course we used cookies!

 I prepared baggies with 7 cookies and a spoon! 

 Kiddos at work!

Their favorite part was when they got to eat them! 

We also did some Past, Present, Future sorting.

 I made my kiddos some personalized bookmarks. Black and white, printed on colored card stock. Easy, peasy.

I also made these cute tags for my hallway bulletin board but they are not quite finished. 


 And speaking of unfinished, here's my hallway bulletin board. I'm working on it!
We made Fact and Opinion spiders!

We had to decorate our doors for our Egyptian book fair and here's what I came up with. lol

I did a little shopping at our book fair and I finally got my hands on this book. I'll start reading it tonight!

I realized this week that my blogiversary was on October 13. I have been so busy with school, I've really neglected my blog and I hate that I have. But a celebration is in order! If you would like to contribute to my upcoming giveaway, please let me know. I'll figure out how to make a Google form and I'll send it your way.

Thank you so much for reading my blog, you are GREATLY appreciated! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram. I post there more often than I blog. :)
Just search TheTeacherDiaries

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Grades, lesson plans, and meet the teacher night, oh my!

Y'all, I am exhausted. Scratch that. I am beyond exhausted. 
These last two weeks FLEW by and I am bracing myself for week 3. I wish I had pictures of my classroom to show you but taking pictures is the last thing on my mind. I know, I know...Bad blogger. But I'm talking crazy busy weeks! CRAZY! 
And I've got Meet the Teacher night this coming Thursday. Oh. and did I mention I have morning duty next week and that I will be out on Thursday AND Friday for GT training? Yea...I'll see you during Thanksgiving break.
 Just kidding. 
But maybe.
 I am going to try REAL HARD to post before then but I not making any promises. I have been posting more often on Instagram so you may want to follow me there. I did see that I have 179 followers on Bloglovin'!  Woo-hoo! I'll start working on a fabulous giveaway for when I hit 200.

My Labor Day weekend was absolutely wonderful! Guess who finally arrived?! 

My cutie pie niece, Caroline Danelle! 

Of course I have pictures of HER!
She was born on August 31st! She's the first grandchild so you know we are all smitten! 

Check out that pose!

My sister had to have a C-Section at the last minute because sweet Caroline flipped but they are both doing great!

Well, I just wanted to pop in and say hello. I have not forgotten about my blog, I've just been real busy. I will be back soon.
As you know, this is my first year as a full time teacher. And I'm teaching 4th grade. I have three state tests that I've got to get my kiddos ready for. 

STAAR Reading
STAAR Writing


But I love my 19 kiddos and am excited for what this year is going to bring! I will try my hardest to share what we are doing in the classroom. If there is a professional development book, an idea, an activity, anything that you think will help me, PLEASE let me know. The kiddos last year didn't do so well, so this year we're hitting it hard!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, you rock!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's 'currently' my birthday month!

Where did the summer go? 
 I am sure you are all asking yourselves the same thing.

I know it's been a month since I last blogged but I've been Instagram-ing! I don't have internet at home right now and it's just oh so easy to post pictures, I'll try to get back into the groove again soon. For now make sure you're following me on Instagram. I post almost daily. 

Just search TheTeacherDiaries

Guess what?
I have some exciting news! 
I got a job! I'll be teaching 4th grade this year! (Pending board approval) 
These past few weeks were some very tough weeks. If you've been reading my sporadic posts, you know I wanted to move to San Antonio and teach there. I applied at a few districts and nothing happened. I realized that all my were prayers were

"I want to live ______." 

"I want to teach ______ grade.

"I want to work in _____ district." 

I wasn't asking God what He wanted. I say I want His will for my life but I don't want to let go. 

So I applied here. I told God if this is where He wants me then I'll get a job here. Long story short, I turned in my application on a Tuesday, got a call for an interview on Wednesday, had interview on Friday and by Monday, all my references had been called. 

My first teacher interview ever and I got the job.

A big thank you to everyone who shared tips and advice on Instagram. Y'all eased my nerves and were of great help! 

Now onto currently...

It's August and it's my birthday month! Whoo! 




I don't have a picture of  this awesome bag,  I'll post one on Instagram later today. make sure you're following. :) 



I want nothing more but to be a blessing in the lives of the students who will be in my classroom.  I believe God wants me here and at that school for a reason. 

So I'm letting go...


My room is a blank canvas right now.  And I'm so excited!  I'm allowed to cover the entire walls, top to bottom! :D


Being that this is my first year, I'm not sure what I must have.
Feel free to share items you think I need to help my first year run smoothly.

Link up with the fabulous Farley here

I am LOVING her new hair color! :D 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Currently! OMG, it's July!

My goodness! Where did June go?! This summer is going by WAY too fast! 
But a new month means a new currently and I am excited to link up once again with Farley

I am a wee bit obsessed with Hunter Hayes right now. 
Just a little. 
Look at that face! Swoon. Wait, he's at least 21, right?

 I'm tutoring at the Eden Learning Center. I have two sessions so I only work form 1-3pm. I get to sleep. I have 2 kiddos working on Math who will start 3rd grade in the Fall and 3 kiddos working on Reading. One is starting 3rd grade, the other two are starting 5th grade. I am grateful not only that I am making some money during the summer but that I am able to help these struggling kiddos. 

I just ordered this baby! is having a spectacular 4th of July sale! Original price is $49.95, it's on sale for $24.99! It needs to hurry up so I can start laminatin'! I also got some pouches, 100 for $9.99!
Oh and if you subscribe to their mailing list, they give $5 off your next purchase!

 I got all my goodies (shipping included) for less than $50!  

 I posted a picture on Instagram but I'm sure most of you don't know. Last Monday while I was at work, someone backed into my car (I drive a Plymouth Breeze) with a truck. 
 Something like this.
 It even has extended mirrors and they still didn't see my car?!

Not only did they back into my car and damage my trunk, they just left.

The only reason I know who did it was because some girls in the office next door, heard the impact and rushed to the window to see. They took a picture of the truck and wrote down their license plate number. Long story short, I filed a police report and they found who did it. Turns out the driver did not have a license but truck is insured. So right now I am just waiting for it to be resolved. I spoke to someone on Friday and they said it's under investigation. Both ladies I have spoken to so far are appalled that someone would hit and run. Unfortunately, that is the norm here.
I believe God has a purpose for everything so I am trusting this will work out for good.

I don't look like Cousin It or anything but I need a haircut. I'm thinking I want to change up my color a bit but I am still not sure. I also need to clean. Ugh. I REALLY don't want to. And exercise. I REALLY don't want to but I need to. I've gained weight and I am not happy about it. Since it's SO hot here (It was 107 on Saturday) my only option is 6am. 

Maybe some new kicks will get me going. Aren't these gorgeous?! LOVE the colors! 

 Tips, tricks or hints:
  Not really a tip, trick or hint but it's what's in my heart right now. 

You are whoever you want to be, you just have to decide to be it.

Go link up with, Farley! :)

Don't forget to follow my blog on BlogLovin'! The link is on the top right!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I need a job...

Any San Antonio, Texas bloggers out there? Or anyone who teaches in San Antonio? 
I am currently on the job hunt and would like to know which districts y'all work with? I want to move to SA and would appreciate any info y'all can share. Any openings at your school? I am certified EC-4 (Generalist) and have a bilingual supplemental (Spanish) certificate as well. I also have a Master's degree in reading.

Hope y'all are enjoying your summer break! And if you're still in school, I hope your break is near! :) 

P.S. Be sure to Follow my blog with Bloglovin!  

Saturday, June 8, 2013


First of all, I would like to welcome all my new followers! I hope my blog and random babblings bless your life in one way or another! :)

I am SO excited to announce the winners of my 100 followers giveaway! 
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all who entered! 
A HUGE  thank you to all the contributors! This giveaway would not have been possible without you! :D

Here are the winners! 


Emails coming your way soon! :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's 'Currently' time!

It's June! 
Boy, is this year flying by! I've got a day and a half left with my kiddos and I am SO BUMMED. I may be the only teacher in the history of the world that does not want the school year to end. I started as a permanent sub last Monday and school ends on Wednesday. And it's not even a full Wednesday. I am going to miss all my 5th grade kiddos. What's worse is that I won't be seeing them next year. The school where I'm subbing has two openings. One in 5th and one in 6th. My certification is only up to 4th grade. Because I am beyond ready for my own classroom, I will not be subbing anymore. This is my year, y'all. So I created a FB page called Miss Pacheco's Favorite Bunch, where we'll be able to keep in touch. Even though these are 5th graders, we all know they are on FB. They badger me constantly wanting to know if I have an account. Since I don't want them on personal account, I thought, "Why not a page?" 
I'll let you know how it goes.

Now on to Currently!

Don't forget to enter my 100 followers giveaway. I've extended it til Saturday so you know have 4 more days to enter! 

Click the pic to enter or click HERE  :)


Saturday, June 1, 2013

It's here! It's here!

It is giveaway time, my friends! 

I made this and the other fabulous buttons thanks to Jessica Weible, The Bubbly Blonde Teacher, Kevin and Amanda, and Cara Carroll!

 Thank you for reading my blog. 
When I first started this blog I wondered what every blogger wonders as they start..."Will anyone read what I have to say?" I know I have said this before but I am beyond grateful that you made that answer YES!

So let's get this celebration started! 

Here's what you can win!

These generous bloggers are helping me celebrate! Thank you SO MUCH, ladies! :D

You can visit Susan's blog here and browse her store here!

Stop by Across the Hall in 2nd Grade and say hi! Browse their store here!

Take a stroll though Foxwell Forest and browse Becca's store here

 Put on a pair of high heels and strut it over to Gladys' blog! Then werk it over to her TpT Store!

Stop by my sweet friend, Amanda's blog, then visit her TpT store!    

 Be sure and visit Mrs. Griffith's blog and browse her TpT store!

 Caitlin is giving one lucky winner her Insect Unit! Wow! Can I win this? :) 
Be sure to visit her cutie blog!

 The lovely Stephanie is giving away a copy of her amazing Plant unit!  Fall into first here.

Visit the lovely Krista's blog here and check out her Spelling Reference Book here!

I love Maria's blog
Such a talented lady with SO many wonderful ideas! You can win a copy of her Count and Write to 120 set!

You can enter here! a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Here's what you can win! 

Follow Tanja's journey here and browse her TpT store!

Diane is offering you one item from her store! Be sure to stop by her blog and TpT store!

Diane from Teaching with Moxie is also offering one item from her store!

Tara from 4th Grade Frolics is letting the winner choose one item from her store!

Julie from My Journey to 5th Grade is giving away a copy of these awesome digital papers!  
You can get a closer look here.

Patti from A Series of Third Grade Events is giving the winner a copy of her Fun in the Sun Activity packet AND her Place Value Buddies!

Breanne aka Ms. Third Grade is giving away a copy of her End of the Year Activity pack. 

 Enter here! :D a Rafflecopter giveaway  

And a $10 gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers from yours truly! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Good luck!

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