Tuesday, May 03, 2011

5 things (about me)

1.  i totally drool in my sleep.  sometimes i wake up in a pool of drool.  yeah...i think it's gross too.

2.  i was named after my grandma kate.

3.  she was named after her grandma.

4.  my grandma kate took care of me and my sisters when we were kids...before and after school...when we stayed home from school with "the pip"...summer breaks. 

5.  2 1/2 years ago, my grandma kate move in with us...i took care of her until she died in january.  i miss her every.single.day.

Monday, May 02, 2011

book-it 2011-2012



There is a great program sponsored by Pizza Hut that encourages students to read called Book-It!  I remember participating in this as a kid...reading like a maniac so I could get my certificate and bug my parents to take me to Pizza Hut.  Well... one thing you may not realize is  Book-It! is available for home schools too! Enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year  is open so now is the time to sign up. Anyone in Kindergarten through 6th grade can participate.

For those of you not familiar with it, the program allows your child to earn a FREE personal pan pizza each month for six months when they meet their reading goal.  You and your child determine what that reading goal is so the goal is appropriate for each child.  

If you 're interested, just go here to register by September 1st. Book-It will send you all of the program materials you need. 

Have fun reading!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

5 things (about my husband)

1.  he is a fantastic cook.  i mean it.  really.really.good. 

2.  he wears super rad magnum p.i. sunglasses.

3.  he has read millions of books to our kids.  (ok...maybe not millions of books, but you get the point)

4.  when his face is completely clean shaven, he looks like he is 15.

5.  when he puts on his turn signal, he follows through.  what i mean by that is:  picture it...when he pushes the lever up to turn on the right turn signal, he brings his hand all the way up to the ceiling of the car...he "follows through"...like a baseball or golf swing. 
totally ridiculous?  absolutely.  but totally true!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

curriculum clean-out (#4)

winners!  winners!  winners!  i used random.org to draw the numbers...# 9 and #29...the comments belong to.........Stacy   and Mrs. Mandy!!  the winners have been notified and i'm waiting for mailing addresses.  congratulations ladies!  
thanks to everyone who stopped by to enter the giveaways.    
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happy tuesday evening!  since i'm taking the opportunity to spring clean, i am also working on our goals for the 2011-2012 school year and consequently the lesson plans.  things are definitely going to be different for us next year...our first year wasn't exactly the one i pictured, but it was perfect the way it was.  

jolanthe's curriculum clean-out started yesterday and  i have a few more things to give away this week.  my current giveaways:   first one is herenumber two is herenumber three is here.

this giveaway comes about because i am spring cleaning the heck out of our school things and we have WAY too many stickers!  i don't necessarily hand them out all of the time, but still...we have too many.  i use them here and there and also as BINGO prizes when we play ABC or math BINGO.  anywho...there will be two winners drawn for this one because there are two sets (not identical) that include:  a variety of stickers...reward, holiday, just for fun stickers...award certificates...and bookmarks.  here are the two sets:






if you would like a chance to win, please leave a comment below.  **U.S. shipping addresses only please **.  i will accept comments until friday april 29, 2011 at 10pm edst.  please leave a way for me to contact you in case you are the winner.  i will announce the winner over the weekend.

*check back this week because i have more to give away!!

**this has absolutely nothing to do with the giveaway...but if you have a minute, read this and leave me a comment if you have any suggestions