What I’m Thankful for {and not as well} linky party


I still have time to link up to Oh Boy, Fourth Grade's linky party!! And I am using the questions from What the Teacher Wants
1.  What are you thankful for in your classroom?

hmmm, besides the humor of 7 and 8 year olds, I would have to say my mCLass tablet! When I moved to 2nd grade from 4th I was relieved…NO MORE STANDARDIZED TESTS…but opps! SOmeone for got to mention I had to do running records monthly, benchmarks in Reading and Math each quarter, not to mention all the other assessments coming down the pike! I was overwhelmed to say the least. Thenour school took part in a pilot with mCLass {includes DIBELS and Reading 3D} halleluiah AMEN! Each teacher got a mini laptop with touch screens to do all our assessing on!

2. What person are you most thankful for?
I have to go with the obvious answer here-my hubby. We’ve had the highest highs and lowest lows, but we have always made it through. Our little family started over 12 years ago {we were very young parents!} Even when one is mad beyond belief, we can get each other laughing. He compliments my sarcasm and passion for life in every way. And yes, we are quite silly.
me and josh
I am also thankful for my work friends whop also happen to be real friends, too. We have a blast laughing, crying, complaining, and building each other up! No one has made me a better teacher than them!
3. What 3 blogs are you most thankful for?
OooEee…I would have to say
For amazing lessons I always keep up with Amy Lemons. I love all her fun with construction paper crafts! That girl must have tons! Her stuff is amazing, free, and just right for my 2nd graders.

For sweetness, Amanda Nickerson. That girl is a doll. She has great positive posts, great ideas, and always responds to my nagging questions.

For a-ma-zing units, ideas, gorgeous work that I love to use I always go to Lesson Plan SOS ladies. Everything they put out rocks!

I also have just become somewhat addicted to What the Teacher Wants, and have always loved First Grade Parade. Cara must be an alien or something. I simply don’t know how she does it. And I adore Abby’s humor over at the Inspired Apple, and I love the sweetness and creativity over at The Teacher Wife, too!

4. What guilty pleasure are you most thankful for?
Oh many things I feel a little guilty for…Hmmm, let me count the ways. 1. iPhone 2. Pinterest 3. Modern Family 4. vampires {more Sookie than Twilight} 5. sleep 6. Uggs 7. J. Crew 8. Pier 1 9. Bravo TV 10. stupid movies to watch my my hubs
5. What are you most thankful for?
In addition to funky fonts, cute clipart, PowerPoint {thank to Cara}, Windows Live Writer, TpT, the joy of creating things all by myself and the pain to get there, Celexa, no gray hairs or wrinkles…yet, and Moscato Barefoot Bubbly champagne…
oh, I will let the pictures do some talking here
photo (8)
{matchbox cars in my shoes…love him}
photo (9)
{My oldest’s undying love for rules…see…he even copyrighted the brand names on our grocery list-love him}
photo (11)
{potty training with technology…this boy can downright command my iPhone}
{my middle man’s blonde locks…swoon-love him}
{sisterly love…ok-we were a little silly after dinner here!}

And now for what I am NOT thankful for…hahaha. I love this idea from First Grade Blue Skies..I love sarcasm!
1. Boogers and farts in the classroom-they are abundant…
2. anything on my extensive pet peeve list like unmotivated professionals, gritty food, and the word “gist”
3. zits-HELLO I’m 30! Not 13!
4. Size 9 feet on a 5 ft body…there’s a mistake here
5. my lack of cleaning, cooking, and organizational skills that I swear to improve one day
and...what an open scent disc from Bath and Body Works will do to wood...arrggh

That’s it! I hope you all have a great Turkey Day!!


  1. I'm with you on number one and three. (I'm sure God isn't a woman or there wouldn't be adult acne, periods, hot flashes, menopause, etc.) And don't get me started on unmotivated professionals...
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    2B Honey Bunch

  2. I am so with you on the boogers and farts!! Wow...size 9? lol
    Thanks for linking up!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. I love the second half of this post even more than the first! :)

    Thank you for always putting a smile on my face. I'm giving you the Sunshine Award! Hop on over to check it out! :)

    Abby @ Third Grade Bookworm

  4. thanks for linking up... i too find hot wheels in my boots and tell me the secret to potty training... my 3 year old won't have it... we might be going to kinder in diapers.... not really but I need advice :)

  5. Abby! Thanks!
    Farley-I sadly have no secret. Day 2 and we've peed in the potty twice...each boy has been different! I just take him every hour for now. Too bad I don't have time to work on it longer with teacher hours! Good luck

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas on this wonderful blog! I want to share the Sunshine Award with you! Check out my blog for the award button and the rules. Happy Monday!




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