Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Antonyms!!

On a whim today I created a miniature 4th grade anchor chart for an Antonym lesson tomorrow! Since it will be Halloween I found this cute Frankenstein guy and the put down some words that relate to the holiday. Again it was on a whim so yes some of the words I chose weren't the greatest and yes I wish I could go back and redo some words however when you work on a whim you typically work in Sharpie, so they stayed what they were. 

Feel free to insert some better (and easier) words to find antonyms for!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Makin' a Comeback!!

So who from the 80's remembers these things...

Yes, you are seeing right, that is a crimping iron my friends!! And yes I still have it and yes it still works! The school I work at is having its Red Ribbon Week this week and today was Crazy Hair Day. Thus the need for a revival of such a great styling tool! So yes, I crimped my hair in 2013:

But you know what? I actually LOVE my hair like this!! Haha, who knew right?!

I'm not scared of new and perhaps weird and so I embraced the big and out of control and loved every minute of it! I mean for real, I may be dillusional but I think I look good with my white girl attempt at an afro: 

And leave it to me to play with photo filters all day long...

But seriously is anyone with me in bringing back this iconic 80's "do"??? 

No. Well, okay I'll enjoy my hair today then and do it again next year. 😉📆

Monday, October 21, 2013

10 Minute DIY Fall Decoration

A couple weeks ago we had our first SORT OF cold day (we're in Texas so cold is used lightly here) and so it have me the fall bug!! I baked Two Peas in a Pod's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and made a 10 minute DIY mantel decoration! 

At Michael's I had picked up a white craft pumpkin that was 50% off and on this said Saturday googled monogrammed "M"'s. In case you don't know it's our last name initial! I found a simple one I could re-create, got me a Sharpie and drew it on one side of my pumpkin. 

Next I sent my kids out and told them to find me sticks! They ran all over the yard and created a pile ranging from logs to minuscule pieces of branches. I picked some good clean ones that were all similar in size and stuck them in a glass vase. Next I snipped off a lower limb of a maple tree that had some beautiful red leaves on it. Stuck that limb in the center of my arrangement and plopped both up on my mantel by each other! And bam! In ten minutes I had a masterpiece! 

Okay maybe not a masterpiece, but it looks pretty doesn't it?! And for a very busy mom, it was perfect and very doable. The kids even helped so I get extra points for that right?

Idioms Anchor Chart

Here is the Idioms Anchor Chart I created for a 4th grade classroom! Use it with a smaller example that has a picture with the literal meaning and then a picture with the actual meaning and define Idiom!! 

I just love the cute little piggies in this one! Got the idea off a book cover someone made! If I can find the original source I will add it to this post later!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

4th grade Anchor Charts

I have been preparing anchor charts for 4th grade this year and thought I'd share some of them! 😊 

My life in a picture...

This is me. In a car. Doing my homework while my kids are in the yard I'm parked in front of sliding down a slip and slide at a birthday party. And I'm in the car. Doing homework. Do you understand my life right now?? 

I only had time to unpack two boxes total for the entire week!! I am sleep deprived and have an entire night of homework, assignments and projects. Ugh. Barf. Snore.

Is this semester over yet?