Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lunchbox Linky!

Hi Friends!  I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for a fun linky party.  Click on the button above if you are interested in joining.  The links that I've read so far have been both amusing and quite interesting...!  Plus, there's a super cute giveaway if you participate.  Shhhh!

So here's a picture of my lunchbox.  It came from a very dear friend whom I used to team teach with...until we were divorced...involuntarily!!!

I admit that I am jealous of the beautiful lunch bags I've seen at this linky party aaannnddd I'm very close to shopping at 31 but I really do like this bag.  You see I am most definitely a leftover kind of girl and this lunch box holds just about any plastic container that I have, plus a couple of water bottle (which I see that I forgot to put in my picture...oops!).

So today's lunch included a banana for my snack - a good filler and source of energy.  The for lunch, I had my husband's baked haddock.  He makes the absolute best - LOTS of cracker crumbs, garlic, lemon, parsley....YUM!  I also had some watermelon for dessert.  The little foil wrapper you see was holding what was left of my Girl Scout cookies - Thin Mints.  I enjoyed those during my prep.

My lunch schedule is 12:15 to 12:40 which is a good time for eating.  Unfortunately, like everyone else, my 25 minute lunch truly comes down to about 15 minutes.  I'm not complaining, it's what we do.  Teaching has definitely improved my multi-tasking skills!  We do not eat with our kids on a daily basis but Tuesdays have turned into my "Lunch with Teacher" reward. It's my duty-free day so I actually do enjoy that time with the kids.

So there's the scoop...don't forget to link up!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Two Great Giveaways!

Dee over at First Impressions and Barbara at Grade Onederful are having super giveaways which include $25 to Amazon from Dee and a blog makeover or a $20 giftcard to several fun places from Barbara.  You definitely need to check these out.  Good luck!


Barbara is venturing into the blog design field so stop by and give her some good luck of her own.  Thanks for following!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A K-2 Linky Party!

I'm joining in on a really fantastic linky party.  All K - 2 bloggers are linking up to help Jeannie, over at Kindergarten Lifestyle, create a wonderful sharing place.  If you have a blog or just like to stalk other blogs, you should definitely check it.  There are already over 170 blogs linked up - all in early elementary!  Thanks, Jeannie, for organizing this linky party!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blogger Meet Up for New Englanders...?

Hey Everyone,
    I've been reading about all of these super fun blogger meet ups that are way too far for me and I've started to feel a little jealous.  I admit it.  And I want one.  So what do you say?  I live in MA but teach in RI.  I'd be willing to organize it if there's enough interest.  Just let me know.  Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Donor's Choose

Hi Everyone!  This is just a quick post to remind you that Donor's Choose is matching funds this week.  The matching code that you need to apply at checkout is BLOOM.  If you have projects posted, spread the word!  I've already gotten a new table funded and I'm hoping to get the third table funded as well.  I've had to call the maintenance guy to my room three times so far this year because a table just all of a sudden fell apart!  It makes the kids absolutely wild when this happens which is what prompted me to post on DC. 

Here's a couple of pictures of the new table that we've already received.  The first one came in January.  Another table just got funded and we'll see about the third one.  I need four all together but so far, so good.  I certainly didn't expect to get two this year with a possibility of a third.  So don't delay...get that code out to everyone you know.  The motching code expires on the 19th and it works!  Good luck with your funding!