Sunday, December 23, 2012


Hi Everyone! 

Wow.  What a busy time of year!  I have no idea what my husband and I were thinking when we decided to buy our first house in the middle of all this craziness!  But we did---and we are so thankful and excited to finally have a place of our own to call home.  We are also thrilled for the opportunity to have all of our family over for the holidays! 

My students and I had lots of fun this month!  We started by exploring how many other countries celebrate the holidays.  We read a book, viewed a PowerPoint, filled out a fact page  and a craft for their suitcase, and had traditional food from each country.  It was great! 

(Love these packs! I can't remember who I bought it from, but I will look at the copyright when I get back to school and let you know!)
The kids also helped decorate the classroom with these beautiful snowflakes!  They did such a great job that no one believes me when I say that the kids made them!
Another very exciting event was the visit of Tinsel, our elf on the shelf!  Tinsel was a very sweet and funny elf.  He kept us all entertained with his silly antics!  He also left very tiny letters for the kids each day.  :)


To end the fun we had a huge party.  The kids all wore their P.J's and we had a huge cookie decorating party!  :)
 18 dozen cookies! 
Each kid decorated 12 cookies to bring home for their family and Santa! :)
They also made food for the reindeer!!
The kids brought everything home in these cute reindeer bags

Sandy Hook

Hi Everyone!

I'm back!  I'm sorry for being MIA the last two months!  Between moving to our first home and all the fun Thanksgiving/Christmas activities, time completely got away from me! 

On another note:

My heart and prayers go out to everyone at Sandy Hook.  The events are so unthinkable.  It leaves me sad, angry, scared, and speechless.  I can't imagine how scary it must have been, but those teachers not only kept the kids calm, they also did everything in their power to keep them safe.  They put their lives on the line and their students safety above their own.  Those teachers are heroes and protected so many kids.  It breaks my heart that so many families won't have their kids home for the holidays, they won't see them graduate, get married, or have kids of their own, all because of one persons need for attention.  I hope our media will stop giving criminals the attention they desire and instead focus on the innocent lives lost, as well as the amazing heroes that kept that number from being much greater.