Thursday, May 30, 2013

A broken leg, nine weeks testing and a red pen explosion!

Before I get into the details of my blog title, don't y'all just love the font on my new blog banner?! It is by the multi-talented Cara Carroll! I am obsessed with her lastest set Font Fun (volume 3)! The papers are by Jessica Weible and the lovely frame is by The Bubbly Blonde Teacher! So talented!

Remember my sadness over my tutoring job being over? 

Well, God is good. REAL GOOD. 
 Here I was hoping to get called in a few times until the end of the year (June 5) so guess what happened last Friday while I was subbing? They informed me that I'd be working every day til the end. 8days! One of the 5th grade teachers I worked with broke her leg. She fainted and broke her leg as a result. Now while I am not happy that she broke it, I am GRATEFUL I get to work. This week is nine weeks testing so that's what we've been doing all week. I am bummed we have 4 and a half days left. I need my own class, dang it!
Is it crazy to say that even though I only started on Monday, I am already attached?
And I have two favorites. 
My sister said I am not suppose to have favorites. Mothers. Mothers aren't suppose to have favorites. lol

Oh and this happened today. 
You may have seen it on Instagram.

Leave it to a 5th grader to break a pen and get the ink all over, even his face. I'm pretty sure he rubbed it all over his hands on purpose. Sigh.

I also redesigned my giveaway button! 

I know I am taking forever, but I promise to go live this weekend. I currently don't have internet at home so I have to find wifi and I have no time at school. I want to make sure the rafflecopters are accurate so I need to make time and get it done.
 The giveaway is my goal this weekend! 

I've been getting lots of comment spam as of late so I turned on the word verification. I hope that does not discourage you from commenting! :D

Happy Thursday, friends! :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mondays are hard...

Oh my goodness! 
 So. Much. Paper. Work.
I don't think I have ever done so much paper work in my life! That and applying for a job has kept me from blogging. I won't bore you with the details because the only thing worse than doing paper work is reading about paper work. HA!

And because Mondays are hard...

So today marked my official last day as an SSI tutor for fifth grade and I am sad. I'm happy all the PW is done but that also means I no longer get to meet with my kiddos. :( 
I'm still on the sub list and we've got 11 more days of school left. I'm hoping I get called in a few times until then.
 I know I only worked with them since January but that was more than enough time for me to get attached. I even got to chaperone their trip to Sea World. We had a blast!

I ran into a friend (from another school) who was there with her 3rd grade class. You should have seen the disgusted look on her face when I told her I was actually looking forward to the trip. lol  
The two-hour bus ride with 50+ rowdy, students not so much, but I love my kiddos and I have always enjoyed Sea World. 

I made my kiddos a little end of year treat to beat this cuh-razy Texas heat.  It was 100 degrees today. Yuck.

 I printed the tags in black and white and added color by hand.

I wanted to save ink and I loved how they turned out!

I also baked a little treat for the 5th grade teachers I work with.

Not to toot my own horn but toot toot! It was delish! I wish I could send y'all a piece! :)

With all of the end of year craziness, I had to put my giveaway planning on hold. I didn't want to rush my first giveaway so I decided to put it on hold. 

 I have not forgotten about it!

 I may not have blogged often but I have been Instagram-ing! It's a quick and easy way to share what's going on. 
If you are not on Instagram, You. Are. Missing. Out. 

You can check me out here: TheTeacherDiaries

Tomorrow is #TeacherTalkTuesday! 

And before I go...

I'm praying hard for everyone in the path of these tornados. 
Stay safe, friends!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Five for Friday!

It's Friday and it's May! Wow! This year is FLYING by!
I am linking up with Kacey on another Five for Friday!


I love this new color!


And speaking of nails, check out my newest creation. I'd seen glittery clothespins on Pinterest and thought, "I can do that!" BUT I wanted the glitter and no mess. The other day as I was looking through my nail polishes trying to decide on a color I got an idea!

2-3 coats of nail polish + 2 coats of glitter + 1 coat of  a clear top coat = Fabulousness!
No mess and the nail poilsh brush is the perfect size! 

I LOVE how they turned out!
I made about 70 of them, now all I have to do is glue a thumb tack to the back and they'll be ready to display student work!

Dove's Dry Shampoo

When I don't wash my hair everyday, the first thing to get nasty are my bangs. Nothing can ruin my day more than yucky bangs. But yucky bangs no more thanks to Dove's dry shampoo! And it smells uh-mazing! 
I highly recommend it. :) 

I'm going to be an aunt!


( I love this font by Miss Kindergarten! )

It's always lots o' fun linking up with Farley and reading what everyone is up to!

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