Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ladybug Author's Purpose and a Currently!

Happy Thursday,
I am popping in quickly to join up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade.

My husband and I couldn't find anything to watch on TV tonight so we turned Blue Like Jazz on.  It was interesting.

We may not have had a raise in 6 years, in fact we've made less money every year.  But in the last month we have been issued an iPad and Macbook Air.  I am IN LOVE!!!

I really need to go to sleep!  I am headed on a field trip tomorrow with my first grader to pick strawberries at our local pick your own farm.  I need to get my sleep.  I am excited to be a momma tomorrow!

I am SO ready for summer.  I can't wait to relax and spend time with my hubby and babes.  It is our last summer before all of my kids are "school age". :(

I recently discovered that I am extremely vitamin D deficient.  The main symptom I feel is pure exhaustion!  I always feel the need to sleep and even when I have slept 12 hours, I feel the need to continue to sleep.  I have felt so much better since I began my prescription.  Now that the prescription is out, I can feel the need for sleep creeping back in.

My hubby is headed to Africa this summer for three weeks on a mission trip with my parents.  While I am holding down the fort, I will be heading to Ohio to visit with my family while my support system is away.  I am also looking forward to making some more fun units for my TPT store.  It is so hard to get things made during the school year!  Thank goodness for this new macbook!

So, tonight I made a little Author's Purpose Game to get in the swing of making things this summer!  Remember Heather's Author's Purpose game about Pirates?  It was so awesome, I decided to create one for our Ladybug unit that we are beginning soon!  Make sure to stop by my TPT store and check it out!

As always, first comment gets your own copy for free!


  1. Now I can comment on the post. Congratulations on the laptop and iPad. Are they providing any tech training? That is crutial to making things work. You sound like you are the type that will dig in and do it, but the other teachers may not be so diligent.

    Our district opted to increase our benefit cap since they haven't been able to give us a raise for years. At least it is a move in the right direction.

    1. We have had lots of training. Luckily we are a MAC school so all of our labs and classrooms have imacs. We have also had ipads that we can check out so we have had training over the years. Having our own is so much more fun!! Increasing your benefits cap is a step in the right direction. I keep telling myself that it won't always be like this, but I am starting to feel defeated!
      Have a great weekend!

  2. Sounds like a super fun field trip! Have fun!
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  3. Love the blog design! I am currently needing some sleep as well! Check out

    I'm a new follower!

  4. Just found you on Farley's Currently linky. I'm a 2ndie teacher too as well as your newest follower. Stop by my blog when you get a chance.