Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Currently & OWL Classroom Theme GIVEAWAY!

It's the beginning and end of the school year and I really slack on my blog...maybe it's the DRAs, PALS, writing sprees, writing prompts, end of year tests, etc...??? What do you think? If it weren't for Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade, I would be months without a blog post. Looking forward to a relaxing summer and being able to spend a little more time on my blog. But I did however create a NEW classroom theme bundle using OWLS! Take a peek...and then hop over to my TpT Store and get yours for 20% only for the next couple of days! Check out the preview for a full look at the items included.

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Summer Bucket List...
There are always a million things that I want to do during the summer. We go "home" to NY for a few weeks and visit family and friends and my motivation to focus on myself (so selfish right?) does right down the drain. #1... Five weeks ago I started my 1/2 marathon training with a colleague/friend from school. We are in the 4th week of the training program (although we repeated week 3) and are now running with the wind! Yesterday I ran 4 miles (stopped a couple times to wait for traffic and fix my phone (junk)). But overall, we still finished with just over a 10 minute mile. #2...even though I have been running, I have not been losing any weight. I have read a million places that running long distance isn't for those who want to lose, but I can't help it! I want to do both! So I need to get my head back into the game of eating correctly since I know that I am exercising 4-5 times a week. Back to the simple eats...yogurt, fruit, less carbs, etc. #3...not sure what this is yet. But I want to try something new...whether it be a new type of workout for cross training days, a new delicious yet nutritious meal, something...TBD.

...and now for a few more fun things...Check out my week in photos...

Trash to Treasure projects from our 1st graders...pretty neat stuff!

Addyson GRADUATED Prek K! Melts my heart...oh BOY Kindergarten next year!

How about that for "MOM! Stop calling my name so I will look at you and you can take another PICTURE!"

Our adventure this afternoon at Gravelly Point Park in Arlington, VA...SO. STINKIN. COOL!




  1. 1/2 marathon training!?! More than I could ever do! I hate running, it just isn't my thing!! More power to you for doing it, and sticking with it!! If you need something new to try just dig through Pinterest, I'm sure you could find 100 things to do!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  2. Your little one is SOOOO cute! Wow, you sure have a lot of great things on your summer to do list. I wish I could kick myself into gear and train for a 1/2 marathon. Way to go!! :) Good luck with everything and have a great summer break! It will be here before you know it.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  3. I am so excited for you with your training! That is awesome! I know running can make you incredibly hungry! I try to stick to filling foods like oatmeal and nuts to cut back on snacking. Or when I have that snacking urge, I pack rice cakes at school. Guilt free. Or when you want to eat more, fill yourself on water. You have to make sure you are hydrated for all that running!

    Eclectic Educating

    1. Thanks for the tip on rice cakes. I actually like those and haven't thought about buying them in a long time. I will have to stop and get some tomorrow before school. Snacking is my downfall...a hand full of pretzel here, a chocolate or two from the candy bowl in the office, etc.

  4. I would like to see a banner in the decor pack. Maybe a welcome sign, too.