Aug 15, 2014



Since I'm new to blogging, I thought I'd link up with  http://fallingintofirst.blogspot.com/ 
and tell you a little about myself. 

I'm mom to Evan 


and Davis Clare and am expecting my first granchild (a girl) next month. I can't wait to smell that sweet baby! 

I have a sweet 15 year old poodle, named Bell 


new kitten, named Betty Pearl...


 THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
poodles, kittens, knitting, reading, mysteries, Ipad, walking, the mountains,
the beach, and my mom and dad! 

IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
Well, when the going gets rough at school, I always say I want one of the jobs where I can think of nail polish or lipstick names. :) 
Sometimes, I think since I like mysteries and computers so much, I would like to be a forensic computer technician or a forensic artist. 

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Funny, Loyal, Sleepy

FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!
"Please let me fill out some more Personal Education Plans!"

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?
Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Pat Conroy

IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?
You know the beach music song, about "give me just a little more time?" More time during the summer, more time to sleep late, to knit, to walk.... just not enough hours in the day! 

YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
To be two, three, or even four places at the same time. 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?
"Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen," Fred Rogers, 
and of course~
"If I'm honest, I have to say I still read fairy tales, and I like them best of all," Audrey Hepburn. 

IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
I Surrender All... (hymn) with my mama singing back-up. Do they allow backup singers?

ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
Without a doubt a  night owl. I go to bed early because I have to get up so early. I think my normal sleep pattern would be to sleep until 10:00 am and still up until 1:00 am every day! 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?
I haven't posted any yet, but I think I have some good stuff up my sleeve! 

SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!
I spent six months in a body cast in ninth grade and it was gross...







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Aug 14, 2014

And... Ramona is off!

I've played around with the idea of blogging for quite some time. Finally this summer I realized I'd been thinking too long and it was time to take the plunge. With encouragement from my cousin, (visit her at livinthekindergartenlife.blogspot.com) I sat down today and started. 

To begin, I thought I would start posting pictures of my beautiful new classroom in the mountains of North Carolina. Last year I was at a year-round school and decided the traditional calendar suited my lifestyle better so I requested a move.
Just a small reading area for right now... still so much work to do! 
This is the view from beside the hallway. You can only see this from inside the classroom if that makes sense. I'm thinking this entire whiteboard and two bulletin boards will be my word wall. I really want to focus on those word wall activities this year! 
This is the other wall next to the door. This and the word wall make an "L" shape. Look at that full kitchen! Years ago, the kindergarten classrooms were built with full kitchens. I would like to be able to bake some with my firsties but I think the oven has been disconnected. 


Ya'll look at this cubby area! I've never seen so much storage in my life! 


Thinking I like these bright colors this year. They seem to really be the trend.

I'm still trying to decide what to do about my windows. Can't decide if I should sew curtains, add a bunting, 


or....


Be sure to let me know what you think!