Monday, April 16, 2012

New Store

Hi Friends,
Just a quick post to let you know that I've opened a TpT store.  The main reason why is because I've been trying to share a Smart board lesson that I created with all of you.  I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to put a notebook formatted lesson on Google Docs.  I've tried and tried and failed and failed.

Anyway, the lesson that I made was on nonfiction text features.  Click below to check it out and feel free to take.  I hope it is something that you can use.


Now, I have to be honest.  I did manage to get the lesson posted on my TpT store but I can't figure out (yet) how to make the pictures show up.  I'll keep working on that one but I didn't want to wait to share any longer.  I'd really appreciate some feedback if you decide to download.  Either way - Enjoy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Furry Friends!

Hi Friends! 
    I'm linking up with Sandy at Soaring Through Second because she is hosting a linky party that is about my most favorite thing to talk about...pets!  I have a several, two dogs and two guinea pigs.  I love them all and yes, they have all taught me wonderful things.


First, there's Moose.  He is our 7 year old shihtoodle.  We gave Moose to our youngest daughter for Christmas seven years ago.  He has been such a wonderful addition to our family and he has helped my daughter through some tough times.  Moose has taught all of us to 'just keep swimming'!


Then, along comes Ember.  She is a 1 1/2 year old dachsund mix.  Our youngest daughter found this sweet little baby online on New Year's Eve (see the pattern...?).  Ember was found in Tennessee along with her siblings.  Tennessee has many high-kill shelters and these puppies needed a home.  You'd think that was why my daughter had to have this cutie, but no....of the eight puppies in this litter, Ember was the only one that was completely deaf.  Yes...completely... deaf.  So we adopted her and our lives have never been the same.  Ember is the most lovable dog we have ever met.  She is a giant snuggle bug and none of us can get enough of that.  What has Ember taught us?  That love is THE most important thing on earth!

Lilly and Daisy

This adorable picture is of my two, little guinea pigs.  I applied for a Pets in the Classroom grant and was approved.  The grant covered the initial cage setup and half off of the price of one guinea pig.  I wanted they could keep each other I could have two...because they're so darn cute!  These little girls have taught us compassion and the true meaning of joy.  They are so much fun to be with and my students all agree...100%!