Saturday, May 23, 2015

So Cal Summer Linky and Giveaway

I'm so happy!!!  First of all it's a 3 day weekend!  Next only 9 days left and...I love summer in Southern California!  So life is good right?!?!  I'm here linking up with some AMAZING and talented ladies that live right here in So. Cal with me!  We are running a giveaway with it AND I've included a little freebie ~ just for you!

So first let's talk summer in Southern California!  There are a handful of places I love in the summer and I have to say my beautiful state is one of them.  Luckily I live about 35 minutes from the beach so I can take my kids often.

I absolutely LOVE to swim and usually get in 100 miles over the summer at the rec pool by my house.  Here the weather is nice pretty much year round but this is an August triathlon.  

Another favorite place of ours is :  Big Bear and Knott's Berry Farm!  I will have a busy summer!

I hope you love my freebie - it is basically a sample from my series of packs:  What I'm Teaching for.... { I have one for every month }.

Don't forget part of the fun is a giveaway:  

Who wants a gift card for some TIEKS?!?!  Hello!!

Swing on by and visit all of us and grab our freebies and don't forget to enter the giveaway.  Tell me what do you love about summer where you live?

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

5 Sanity Savers for the end of the school year

I can't believe it's here!!!  As I seem to say every year:  This year has flown by!  There are times we want to pull our hair out in these last few weeks - we all get it.  Here are some ideas to hopefully help:

I even got in on the action. :o)

I hope these were helpful and if you are interested in the pack that includes a parent letter and ideas for the last week of school with fun printables you can grab it { here }.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Currently May

Here we are ~ another month has FLOWN by and it's MAY!!!!
There's a lot going on this month:  State testing, Open House, assignments for next year, etc.  I love linking up with Farley for currently:  Swing on by her blog and link up too:

So here it is:  I love my Lifetime movies on the weekends.  The weather is beautiful here in So. Cal.  I woke up early to get in a long run before it got too hot.  Open House in my new grade level is a coming!  May 20th...things are looking good in my room. :o)  I really want a bathing suit that looks good and is bright and pretty.  No luck yet! :o(  I hate grocery shopping - enough said!  
I'm heading to Vegas, hoping to get in a short cruise and all I ever want in life is a pool in my backyard. :o)
I can't wait to hear what you guys are up to!  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mother's Day Craftivity

Mother's Day is such a special day to honor the wonderful moms in our lives.  It is a bittersweet day for me though as I wish I could celebrate with my mom. <3
I have a brand new craftivity that I'm sooo excited about to share with you!  It's called My mom is a Queen and it's a fun little craft and card for mom that she will love and keep forever.

I love that these are personalized to each child.  They chose the hair, dress ( scrapbook paper ) pattern.  Some added a necklace and earrings.  The little sash card is so sweet too.  If you are looking for something different this year than this is for you!  Grab it 
{ here }

** Leave a comment for a chance to WIN one ~ winner picked tomorrow night **

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Testing and More

So as many of you know I have moved up to 3rd from first.  I spent about 15 years in first and 5 in 2nd.  I LOVE third so much!  I love the independence, the more challenging curriculum ( especially math ) - it's been GREAT!!!!  Until... ~ ~ ~ the DREADED TESTing!!!  That TEST!  Ugh!
I know that it's all 21st centuryish and on line well ~ hello!  I taught 2nd and 3rd years ago when we did the test and it was paper pencil.  I must say I like that test MUCH better!  However I see that we are headed in the direction of technology and there seems to be no way around it.  Of course in order to take this type of test I have to spend valuable teaching time prepping them on HOW to use the tools on this test.  Here is a sample video/practice test where the kids are being taught how to use the tools that are offered by this test.  

We had a busy week indeed!  We also managed to get in a skype session with Jane Goodall { which was amazing by the way }.  The kids loved it!

The last exciting part of my week involves my mama who you all know I love and miss ....well she made the TPT blog and newsletter.  Lastly we had a Rubik's Cube dress up day at school.  Each grade level is assigned a different color to wear and we are so colorful at Friday line up.  Have you ever had that kind of day?  Hope your week was great!!!! xoxo

Tell me about your week!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Currently APRIL

Wait what?!?!  It's April already????????????  Well today is always a hard day for sweet angel mom passed away 8 years ago today from a horrific, rare cancer!  She was my BFF and I am thankful for the wonderful years I had with her but miss her terribly every single day!

I' m here linking up with Farley for Currently to let you know what's going on in my neck of the woods.

Be sure to swing on by and link up too.

So I'm on Spring Break - week 2 in fact and it's always so nice!  Hubby is an Athletic Director at a high school and we had this week off together.  I'm listening to one of my favorite shows.  I guess if I wasn't a teacher I would be a CSI girl.  I love forensics, mysteries, etc.  Strange I know!
I have wanted TIEKS for well over a year and just can't pull the trigger on the expense.  I feel guilty like my kids/family could use that money in a different way...someday!
I have been feeling lead to get involved in either a woman's bible study or small group with the's been years.  I miss that fellowship for sure!

My blog name : Teaching and Much Moore works because of my last name ~ I just wish I called it that from the beginning.
Enjoy your week peeps! xoxox

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Picture your Selfie in Vegas

 Can you picture it now?  YOU in LAS VEGAS? 

How about YOU in LAS VEGAS attending a one day session of the SDE conference?

Primary Chalkboard is giving away YOUR CHOICE of a 1 day session at SDE!

So, will it be Singapore Math, Differentiated Instruction, I Teach K, I Teach 1st, or the newly added I Teach 2nd? 

How fun is that?

BUT, that's not all, we're also including a $25 gift card to the SDE bookstore, CRYSTAL SPRINGS.

So, NOW can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS?

Oh, you say you need money for airfare, hotel accommodations, or just some spending money while you are here?  Well, we've got that covered, too.  How about  
to help you out with that?!?!?

NOW, can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS?

Here's how to enter for a chance to win.

Hop through our Facebook pages and collect a tip for your (possible) visit to Vegas.
Be sure to "like" each page as you hop through so that you can collect the tip.
Each tip will have a number on a playing card.
Add the numbers together and enter the sum  on the Rafflecopter on the Primary Chalkboard blog for a chance to win.
Be sure to add a comment and include #primarychalkboardsendmetovegas.

For an extra chance to win this, take a selfie, post it on IG with #primarychalkboardsendmetovegas 
Don't forget to tag us in your picture! @primarychalkboard

The winner will be picked on the evening of April 5th.

A HUGE thank you to SDE (Staff Development for Educators) for their kind and generous donation!