Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Koo Koo Kangaroo Party

Words can't express the JOY that I have in my heart tonight. My school had the pleasure of having Bryan and Neil from Koo Koo Kangaroo perform live in our cafeteria!!!!!!!!! Yes, that's right! The awesome group from Gonoodle. My Firsties and I love these guys so much! When we need a break we an always count on these AWESOME guys to get us back in our groove. Not only did they perform at our school, but it was also Bryan's birthday today. So we sung "Happy Birthday" to him and gave him LOTS of love as well as birthday cards. I can't express how COOL, AWESOME, FUN, HUMBLE, and OUTGOING these guys are. It just makes me LOVE them even more. I can't even express the Joy that I have in my heart.I'm still smiling as I type this. Bryan and Neil of Koo Koo Kangaroo, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Enjoy the pictures. This isn't even half, but you will get my drift on how happy we all were!

The guys and I! Love you guys!

These cuties were so proud of their sign!

We made Bryan birthday cards as a grade level and we decided to spell Koo out of some of them. One of my teammates thought to do this.

This cuties mom made his cool Koo Koo shirt.

Morgan(who teaches kinder) and I joined Neil and Bryan for some Pop See Ko!

As a class we wrote letters to them both, thanking them for coming to our school. This is a picture that one of my Firsties created to match his letter.

Getting these kiddos stretched out and ready. #awesome

My Fab principal

My teaching partner Holly and I with our "FAB" principal and the guys!

My Fab class and I were so excited! What an EPIC day!

My team and I. We LOVE Koo Koo Kangaroo and GoNoodle!

Even my parents ROCK Koo Koo shirts!

Bryan signing our poster. This is one cool guy! Happy Birthday Bryan!

Mr. Neil was just as funny and cool as I thought. He signed the poster too.

Our FAB kinder teachers were so stocked as well.

Yep, it's signed!!!

This is why Miss May was soooooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED this morning! :)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy International Happiness Day

Hey love bugs! I just wanted to first say, "Happy International Happiness Day!" That's right today is the day to spread your happy all over and build those genuine connections. I know when I'm connecting with others and spreading happy and cheer I feel good. I'm so excited to tell you that I'm linking up with my "soul" sista Sheila at Sheila Jane Teaching for a F A B U L O U S giveaway. I was so honored to be asked by this bowl of "happy" if she could interview me. HECK YEAH you can!! Lol it was such an honor to be interviewed by this F A B U L O U S, positive, keep it real lady. It didn't even feel like an interview it felt like I was chatting with my sister and we were catching up. Click on the video to see my interview with this AWESOME woman!


So here's the deal, you must be following Sheila and I both on Instagram and leave a comment on my blog about my interview with Sheila. One blessed winner will win the prize of a $10 credit to my store and a one year free yes, free membership to Sheila Jane Teaching. Have you seen her website and blog? Ummmm, lets just say you won't regret stopping by there. It's what I call my classroom, "A Happy Place." When your visiting her blog it makes you feel "HAPPY." So that's it LOVE BUGS! You have until Wednesday to enter. Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to enter the giveaway. LOVE YOU ALL!!


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

One Fab Teacher Is So Thankful For YOU Giveaway

Words can't express how THANKFUL I am for all of you who follow my blog, Teachers Pay Teachers store, and most of all my Instagram. Words can't express how blessed I feel  when I read your comments on my IG. I just truly am thankful and VERY grateful. My main purpose on Instagram is to inspire others out there to believe in themselves, love themselves, and use everyday to become better and better. I have always been a fan of quotes. Quotes that inspire me and give me strength. When you check out my Instagram you will see many quotes. If you see a quote with an ADORABLE Melonheadz clipart, then it will be about education, teaching, and our youth. If you see a quote on fancy gold dot paper, those will represent quotes about life in general. (It's just how my brain works) LOL! Anyway this past weekend I hit 4000 supporters! I just new I had to do some type of giveaway to let you know that I read the love and appreciate the love! So here goes...

Nine of my FAB IG friends have blessed me with the opportunity to allow two "BLESSED" winners receive one item from their store $10 and under. YES!!! That means two winners will get to choose one item from each store (including mine). That means each winner will have 10 new FAB products to add to their FAB teaching!!!!!!!!! With that said here's a list of my FAB #instagram friends who are allowing these winners to choose!

Annie Moffatt Girls
Cara The First Grade Parade
Kayla Top Dog Teaching
Jessica Wild About Firsties
Erica Erica's Ed-Ventures
Jasmine Buzzing With Mrs. McClain
Kristen Easy Teaching Tools
Michelle Smitten With First
Sarah First Grader At Last
Me(Tiffany) One Fab Teacher

So here's what you have to do.

Re-post the picture above on Instgram and tag me.
Leave a comment right here on my blog. What makes you a "FAB" teacher?
Two Winners will be chosen Friday morning.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

What an awesome day we had today! My Firsties and I celebrated Dr. Seuss and his birthday today. As a first grade team we decided instead of doing dad's and donuts, we would celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with parents. Boy was it FAB! I first began by hanging a balloon next to each one of my kiddos table spots. When they walked in (the looks on their faces were #priceless). They were so excited about it. Once parents arrived I explained what the plan was and we began, crafting and eating. We did the hot air balloon activity Oh The Places You'll Go. After that we made our cat in the hat snack. Which consisted of bananas, strawberries, and grapes. It was pretty yummy. Thank you #pinterest. We also read many Dr. Seuss books today and created a directed drawing of Cat in The Hat. I saw this on Pinterest that was linked back to the "Fab"
Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies.Towards the end of the day we each wrote on our balloon and wrote to Dr. Seuss where we wanted to go in life and be when we grow up. Super Precious!!! Then we went outside and released them. It was awesomesauce! One of my Firsties said, "Miss May we should sing Happy Birthday to him." So we did! More pictures to come tomorrow! This teacher is pooped!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers Kind of Day

Hey Fab readers! It's been a very chilly and cloudy day here in Houston. My house is clean, clothes are washed, and I've been on this couch all day creating. (I did get up to check my mail and get Chick Fil A for dinner) I was in need of some calendar cards for the month of March and April so I decided to create some for me and add them to my store. On my Instagram I wanted to show my supporters LOVE for being so positive and supportive on there. I decided to give away to 16 people. Eight to fab supporters for my March cards and eight to my fab supporters for the month of April. I believe in giving. I'm not really big on go a darn scavenger hunt to get this and to get that. LOL So if your in need of some calendar cards just stop by my store or click on the photos. Thank you soooooo much for the LOVE. Have a FAB night!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Measurement Mayhem

Hey fab readers! We have been very busy in Firstie world with measurement. Before I begin a new skill I love introducing it with an anchor chart or two. I use them the whole time I teach and then post them in our classroom for reference purposes. Measurement has been our focus in math this past week and for the next couple of days. Below are some pictures of what we did last week,
Of course, I had to create an anchor chart for my Firstie's. In first grade we don't discuss or measure with a ruler. However, it doesn't hurt them knowing and seeing a ruler and how it measures things. We measure using a variety of units. For example; teddy bears, paperclips, pencils, markers, tiles, etc, I allowed my Firsties to choose any two items from our classroom and they had to measure them with teddy bears and unifix cubes. I often let them write on their desks, They love it! We do lots of discussing on why these items we measure have different length length values.Sometimes we just don't want to use pencil and paper.

As you will see in the photos we also went outside and measured each other. Each Firstie was paired with a buddy and they had to measure each other using markers and pencils. We compared our lengths and why maybe one unit made our lengths longer or shorter than the other. It was such a beautiful day outside to do this activity too. :)

As always thank you for stopping by and showing love. It's GREATLY appreciated!