Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crazy Wild and Wonderful...

 Those are three words that pretty much sum up my life these days.  I have a gazillion pics of things I have been doing in the classroom that I so badly want and need to share with you all.  Particularly because I am proud of how much I have grown as a teacher in the last year and a half and how that growth has affected my students. 
BUT!!!  That will have to be a weekend post because it is like almost midnight my time and Ia was late to school this morning and cannot be late again.  So, here is what I want to share with you tonight.  I put up my sale just this afternoon because as you can read in the title of this post, life is crazy wild wonderful!  I didn't have class tonight so I snuck off to my classroom (put hubs in charge of kids and took care of much needed work to be done at school).  If you purchase tonight or tomorrow for that matter, I will send you a free item of your choice from my store. No strings attached my friends.  Just my little way of saying thanks for following my little blog and following my little TPT store.  I am just about to 100 followers in both places and for me that is a huge milestone and I will be holding a little weeklong celebration!!!  Stay tuned because I am almost there folks!!!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I love this post so much!  It makes me think of my own children and what I mentioned in a post the other day. I put some much of me into my students, do I put enough of me into my own babies????

Monday, February 10, 2014

Things are starting to look up around here...

 OK Peeps
Things are starting to look up around here at Shearerly Sadler 4th Grade...
Status on my broken foot...I am in a walking boot but not really walking yet.  I have to use the crutches because my weight is uncomfortable (in more ways than just bearing it on my injury) but I am able to make walking motions with my boot on, which is a step in the right direction (ha ha ha!)  
I am so very excited...I am going to get a new computer!  I am not sure what kind I am going to get yet but I'm having a lot of fun looking around...Granted its online window shopping but it passes the time :)  I totally welcome any input you have to help me out
Also, Shearer-ly Sadler 4th Grade is getting a face lift.  I contacted the fantastic folks at Honey Bunch Blog Designs to get the ball rolling. I am waiting with baited breath to hear back from them.   I have been wanting to do this for so long and now it is finally going to happen.  I am going to upgrade my classroom site as well with one of their Premade designs, but my blog is going to be totally custom and tricked out with Melonheadz!  That's my nonnegotiable!  Go over and check them out.  The blogs are totally adorable and affordable too!
We are on the eve of our 102nd day of school and very well the eve of our 12th snow/cold weather
  day.  I don't like to speculate if it will be a day off because I LOVE SNOW DAYS!!!  I like summer don't get me wrong, but there is something special about getting some extra snuggle time with my babies and playing in the snow...I spend all day long with other people's kids, I relish every precious moment I get to spend with mine.  (I just finished building a bridge out of our sofa cushions with a broken foot and blogging while my preschooler does cannonballs off the "bridge" into the "ocean of sharks below")  They grow up too fast.  My four year old I think has finally moved into her own room.  Since breaking my foot, I've not been able  to take the stairs to my room so I've been in "Sofa City."  Riley usually sleeps with me and Daddy but decided she would sleep on the love seat.  Little sister joined us one night for a "slumber party" and the next night, she decided to go sleep in her bed in the room she and her little sis share!  It has helped little sister too.  I think maybe she has so many late nights up and down is maybe she's been a little lonely.  It was quite the silent night around her last night! 
Last but more importantly not least...I am proud member #211 of the Melonheadz Addict Club! 
 I have actually had an email conversation with the Queen Melonheadz Mother!  I feel like I am talking to blog royalty when I get a response from someone like Nikki or Jen Jones.  I think I made Nicole Shelby blush one day when I told her that I couldn't believe I was trading emails with her.  I told her she was a TPT celeb...she humbly responded with "just a regular teacher like you..."  I am so glad I started blogging and selling on TPT!!
I am fading fast and falling asleep at the keyboard and still have a SOOOOOO MANY THINGS TO DO!  I hope you all have a rest night and a wonderful tomorrow!!!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Do Bad Things Happen In Threes?

 OK...Do bad things happen in threes???  I REALLY hope they don't.  Here's the skinny on my weekend.  Most folks relish Friday afternoons as a time to jet out of work and get their weekend on!  Well, if you are a teacher, that is prime time to get your plans set and/or copies made for the week to come.  I don't usually leave school until 4:30 on any given Friday.  I went down to my besties classroom afterschool Friday to see a biography she wrote for an assessment she creative (she's my creative partner in crime at my school and in life as a whole)  We ended up talking for about 30 minutes so my preptime was pushed back by that amount.  No big deal, we do it just about every Friday...I go back to my room and procrastinate some more...I finish a blog hop and then 4:40 rolls around and I end up taking everything home knowing I'm not going to do a thing with it.  So I'm rolling in Hellen Wheels (AKA My Chrysler minivan) and I get to a stop light in town.  I have been fighting a cold all day; snotting, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing the whole gamut.  I see the first car in the line start to move and I feel the mother of all sneezes coming on... an epic whole body curling sneeze.  I sneeze once and then I begin curling for the next one.  As I am recovering...CRASH!  I hit the car in front of me who hits the car in front of them.  Long story short, I get out to see if everyone is ok.  First car, all good.  The car I actually hit, DRAMA.  They are both complaining of neck injuries and get BACKBOADED AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL VIA AMBULANCE.  I just about died.  To beat it all, the lady was laughing when they were loading her up and the tow truck driver was able to move their car to load it on the tow  truck.  I get they could be sore, but was the drama necessary.  I think not.  That was Friday...
Saturday, I broke my foot, two long bones in my foot.  The last time I broke a bone, I was three.  I tried to tough it out but lets face it, broken bones HURT!!!!!!!  My 5 year old was outside with me when it happened.  She was such a huge help to me.  She immediately ran to the house and began knocking on doors to get Daddy.  When she couldn't get his attention, she started to cry.  I got her to calm down and she helped pull me off the ground.  Daddy came out and helped me try to get into the house.  That was a no go.  I told him to stay put and I drove myself to the hospital.  Picked my mom up on the way so I could have some help getting in.  Quickest ER visit EVER!  The doc even took a picture of my x-ray because I just couldn't fathom it being broken.
So now my husband has had to become  do it all Daddy and its a rough way to go.  I think he might be seeing my usefulness around this house now.  I hate that he has to do it all... I am so stubborn that I refuse to rest.  I have been vacuuming on my knees which is hilarious to see but I am surely going to further injure myself I go to the ortho doc tomorrow and I pray there is no surgery necessary...So you can see why I am hopeful that bad things just happen and not in a certain number...
I hope you all have a wonderfully productive week...Good night!!!
Shearerly Sadler 4th Grade