March 27, 2016

It's a BOY! Celebration and Giveaway!

I can't believe it! I'm going to be a mommy to a sweet baby BOY!

We already had a name picked out for a boy and a girl, but I'm not gonna lie... I always liked the boy name we had picked out more than the girl name... Good thing, huh?!

We had our ultrasound on Wednesday and my mom came with us! Our ultrasound tech told us when we needed to close our eyes and we were both good... we definitely didn't peek! My mom and mother-in-law threw us a gender reveal party on Saturday and I gotta tell ya, that three day wait was KILLING ME! It was so amazing though to see the little nugget move! I can't feel him yet, so it was a very strange to see him move around so much! The ultrasound tech said I have a "mover" and wished me luck... Yikes!

The grandmas did such an incredible job setting things up. Sorry in advance for the picture overload...

Beard or bows, who knows?
He or she, come in to see!

My brother was super Team Girl! Haha. Love him!

The grandmas before the party!

My mom couldn't find any good napkins so she stamped some colored ones. She's the coolest.

This was how she did it! It was a book themed party (people gave us baby books!) She got this box that looks like a book and the title is "Always believe that something wonderful is about the happen." Perfect, right??

We were so anxious!!

Can you tell we're excited? Inside was a little boy doll with a baseball cap and a mustache onesie. We are also doing a dinosaur theme in the baby's room so my mom put in a little toy dinosaur. <3

We ripped the pink streamer off the tree so the neighborhood would know IT'S A BOY!!!

We felt so much love yesterday. I couldn't believe how many people were there and just as excited as us to know if the little nugget was a boy or a girl.

To help celebrate the big news, let's do a giveaway!!! Check it out!

I'm giving away a $50 shopping spree to my store Daisy Designs to not one, not two, but THREE winners!!!!! 

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March 13, 2016

Sunday Scoop: The Feeling Better Edition

Thank the heavens that I am feeling more like myself today. I was out for an entire week last week! I originally went to the ER and was told I had the flu! I went because I'm also pregnant, you see, and having a high fever that Tylenol doesn't help... insert panic stricken face here. After my trip to the ER, I wasn't feeling better at ALL, so I followed my gut and went back to my regular doctor who graciously squeezed me in. Turns out... I did NOT have the flu, but a really bad upper respiratory infection that was on the fast track to pneumonia! Yikes. I miss my students terribly and hate that an entire week was wasted on sub plans. :(

Either way... I am feeling much better! And with feeling better comes inspiration to blog and create, which is how I have spent my Sunday so far!

I have felt so much better that I FINALLY was able to finish up a work in progress! This summer I'll be watching my best friend's little guy and he is obsessed with trains! So I created this little set up for him to play with this summer. I am so excited to share it! It is also HALF OFF for the next 48 hours so check it out or pin it for later! Click the pictures below to head there now!

March 6, 2016

Sick on a Sunday

Am I doing a Currently? Why, yes I am! I am currently sick on a Sunday and am definitely not going in to work tomorrow. I just finished the dreaded sub plans for tomorrow. I hate being out but I've had a fever since Friday night and spend Saturday in the ER. When you are pregnant with a fever and can't keep food down, you get scared. Well, turns out I have the flu! I've never had the flu in my life! Great timing...

Thanks for the fun linky, Farley! One of my favorites.

Have a great week, everyone. I'm gonna try to get some rest. Booooo.

March 3, 2016

Science Videos: Rocks and Soil

We started a new unit this week! Hooray! We started our Science Unit on rocks and soil so I went video hunting and found some real gems! Take a look below. I wrote a brief statement about each and how/why I will use them with my students. Enjoy!

If you have a Brain Pop subscription, the video on soil is AWESOME. It really allows the kiddos to understand the concept of living and non-living things that are important within soil and introduces tons of vocabulary words! You can't play the video without a subscription, but if you want to check out the site, click the image above.

If you are looking for a longer video, here's a Sid the Science Kid video "The Dirt on Dirt." I love how the little guy goes around and interviews his classmates on what they think dirt is made of. It shows students that everyone may have misconceptions.

My students love these little song videos I dig up on YouTube. Here's one on the types of rocks. Short and catchy!

Very interesting, good length of only 7 minutes, and has lots of REAL photos and videos. Also includes the goofy host, so... win/win.

My students had a hard time with the vocabulary word humus, so I found this amazing time lapse video of fruits and vegetables decomposing after 74 days. It sparked tons of great discussions like "why did the strawberries decompose first?" and "why were there new plants sprouting at the end?" My class begged to watch it three times today, so I'm pretty certain they'll know what humus is now. ;)

There are a ton of resources out there for this fun Science Unit and I'm working on a integration unit to put in my TpT store as we speak! In the mean time, enjoy these few videos I've found with your students! Do you have a great video to share as well? Post the link in the comments!