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Monday, December 31, 2012

Currently

Hiya Peepers

Shuna here


I am once again linking up with Farley 


for her monthly currently feature




Listening: I am sitting here listening to Etta James and NCIS while trying to finish up my MLK pack.

I must have noise to create. I can't function when it is quiet

I have to have noise when I fall asleep too

I know

I am weird!


Lovin: This break!!!!!!!! nuf said


moving on


Thinking: 5 am next Monday is going to kick me in the rear

My sleep pattern is all kinds of jacked up 





Wanting: MacBook Pro

 I want it 

no real reason

just got this computer less than a year ago

but I want a Mac

So there


Needing: Nothing

I am blessed

I don't have enough room in my house for all the stuff I have now


OLW: Laugh

It really is the best medicine

Many not solve all your problems but it will definitely make you feel better!



Make sure to hop on over to Farley's blog and link yourself up 




Peace Out Peeps








Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Linky


Recycled new years resolutions

Hiya all

Shuna here


Dang is it already 2013? I must be getting old


Seriously this year quickly escaped me


So since it a new year it is that time

You know that time when you are all bubbly and 

sentimental and make all of these plans for the 

new incoming year. 


I am linking up with Jen for her New Year's Linky 

party! She has made it easy peasy 



So here goes

My personal resolution is to lose some major weight AND do better with saving money!

My blogging resolution is to get back to it!


In the past 6 months blogging has taken a back seat

With all the other social media outlets it is hard to keep up

So I promise that I will do better

Here's to a awesome new year


----Chrip----


Have you heard about the new collabo pinterest blog that is exclusively for kinder and firsties


pic borrowed from Hadar

There are some fan-ta-bu-lous contributors, myself included, and it is bursting with ideas, freebies 

and all around goodness

This is a must follow board

Hop on over and check it out

Peace out peeps






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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tech Tip { New to Me}

Hey all

Shuna here


Short post but I wanted to tell you about I quick tip that I just figured out


It may be common to some of you but what is common for everyone else is not really to me, ha

My folks always say that I am book smart but the common sense part flew right over my head

So don't laugh or roll your eyes if you already knew this

K

I mean it

No rolling your eyes

Cause you know I can see that kind of thing

Here goes


I just figured out how to apply multiple clipart items in a powerpoint slide all at once

You know when you using clipart lettering and it is a pain to select each letter and insert it into a 

powerpoint







Font by Nicole and Miss Tiina Frames by Krista


Hope you found this little tip helpful

Oh and I should add that I am on a PC



I am linking up with Fern for Her Thursday Tech Tip


Peace out peepers


Have a great day




Friday, December 28, 2012

Clipart Addicts

Hiya all

Shuna here


This is going to be a short post 


I came across this clipart sale a earlier this week and I almost didn't want to share it

Have your every been to the digi-scrap website? Aisne makes some of the cutest clipart and she is 

such a sweetie

Check out some of her work





Are you ready for some good news?

All her sets are 1 buck

One freakin buck


B.U.T.

if you hop on over right now you can buy her whole store

90 SETS for a whopping









wait for it















still waiting














10 bucks!!! Now that is an amazing deal


Hurry and go get your shop on


you only have till the 31st to scoop up this amazing deal

Peace Out Peeps







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A little Late { Elf Antics}




So this post is very very late but I have had absolutely no freakin energy to do anything

Hiya Peeps 

Long time no blog

Well I am going to try to do better but this year is seriously stressing me out!!!!


This week has been very busy for us

First I read the story The Elf on the Shelf to my kiddos

and I asked them if they wanted a elf to come visit our room and they all shouted yes.

So I told them that if they wanted an elf to come visit our school then they had to write a special 

request to Santa.














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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holly Blogger and an Update

Hi all

Shuna here

I hope that you had a great Christmas!

I got to travel here for Christmas


Beautiful isn't it

I spent a week in El Paso, TX

For some reason I was under the impression that it was a small town

Very small

but boy was I in for a surprise!!!! This baby is huge

Most of you know that my brother is in the Army and he is stationed in El Paso.

He is scheduled to deploy in January so my family decided to spent Christmas with him

Anyhoo

I participated in the Holly Blogger Exchange 

It was so much fun and I couldn't wait to get my goodie from a blogger friend

I am late posting because I just got back and just now got to open my gift!


Here is my gift that I am in super duper love with!

Thanks Michelle 

So cute

Apparently my small problem with kit kats is getting around!

As you can see I ate some before snapping the picture

Are you in love with the cute paper and frame that Michelle used for my gift? You can scoop it up free here 

If you would like to participate in the next blogger exchange hop on over to and follow


Now I am off to sleep 

The almost 18 hour drive from El Paso has worn me out

Here are a couple more pics from my trip








                    
As you can see I have a small obsession with mountains. I climbed one once while in Chattanooga but that is whole nother story! Lets just say that the trip down was a lot faster than going up......


Peace out Peeps

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Teaching Writing and Some Freebies

Hiya peepers

Shuna here


I am in need of a serious mental break

I am counting down the days till I get to the much needed break

I am linking up for the 12 Days of Christmas
Shout out for Tiffany at Time 4 Kindergarten for hosting
So today's topic is how do you teach writing?

I have blogged about how I use the 4 square method to help my kiddos develop their writing skills and

in past years it has been a very useful tool in helping my littles improve their writing skills! But this

year it is going much slower than I would like. My kiddos are just not doing well with it. They are able

to get 1 or 2 good sentences but they are not able to give anymore than that. They are having such a hard

time writing more than a few sentences on a given topic. So I have started sending a Write Away sheet

home with them each week. I was a little skepetical as to how it would go but it has been pretty good

and I am starting to see the results in class!


Here are the first few that I used in my class

I am planning to do a new one each week and uploading it for all of my peepers




I have updated these freebie and have added several more topics.

You can get the updated copy by clicking the pic below




I shared these writing cards a little while ago and I thought that I would post them again in case you missed them



I am linking up with Freebielicous



Enjoy and Peace Out Peeps

Hop on over to Maria's blog to see what goodie she has for you today


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Website Spotlight and a Freebie

Hiya Peepers

Shuna here

Have you heard about a site called Track My Progress?

It is a free site for this year that is piloting online assessments that align to Common Core

With this site your students will be allowed to take a monthly test to demonstrate if they are successful with 

each common core standard.

When your students take the test you will have assess to all kinds of data and much more

Click the picture to learn more


Moving right along

I just finished these bad boys up


A Cute Game to Practice Blending


and this little diddy

click the picture to pick it up for free



Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Peace out peeps



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