Friday, August 16, 2013

  My classroom is finally finished thanks to my sister and my husband!  The curtains were my sisters idea and my hubby helped me put up bulletin boards and  straighten up the rest.  I could NOT have done it without both of them helping me!  

I think it turned out to be precious!  My students love it!  My theme???? Why it's "We're Bananas About

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Today is the last day of The Teaching Tribune's wonderful giveaway.

Want to win a tablet for your classroom?! Back to School Exclusive - Final Day! 

This giveaway has been totally amazing.  Be sure you enter for your chance to win!

Margo Adams

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back to School Giveaway from The Teaching Tribune

Go enter for your chance to win a Wonderful Prize!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Miracle for Mendy is up and running.

To read about Mendy's story or to buy this super package donated by fellow teachers please go to :
Several teachers have donated products to help this teachers family with her medical bills.

Grab button for Mrs. Evelyn Stevenson’s First Grade Class

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wow! What a wonderful day!

Saturday was a wonderful day for me and my family. We celebrated my son’s 20th birthday. WOW! How quickly time flies, it seems like it was just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital. He wanted to go see a movie and then eat at one of his favorite restaurants in Pensacola. So that is what we did. It was late when we got home but I checked my email and was delighted to see that Misty S. from Krazy About Teaching had nominated my blog for a Liebster Award. I have been blogging only a few months and only have a few followers so I was extremely surprised and happy to see that Misty had taken the time to look at my blog and nominate me. Thank you Misty!  A Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. I love reading all of the other teacher blogs I have found. I have learned so many new ways to help me become a better teacher and for that I say thank you!
Here are the rules
: 1. Link back to the blog that nominated you.
 2. Nominate 5 to 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
 3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator.
 4. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
 5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
 6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them. ***********************************************************************************************************************
 These were my questions from Misty:

 1. What is your favorite food?
 Boiled blue crab.
 2. How long have you been teaching?
This will be my 23rd year.
 3. What type of vehicle do you drive?
 Chevrolet Trail Blazer.
 4. How may years of teaching experience do you have?
 22 years.
 5. What is the best thing about being a teacher?
 Watching a student beam when they grasp a new concept.
 6. What type of music do you listen to?
 Classic Rock, Country, Pop, Oldies.
 7. What is your favorite restaurant?
 The Global Grille.
 8. Where would your dream vacation be?
 The British Isles
 9. What is your favorite TV show?
 The First 48 on A&E. 
 10. What is your favorite app on your phone?
 I don't have a smart phone so no apps :( ***********************************************************************************************************************
  Here are 11 random facts about me:
 1. I have 2 children a son 20 and a daughter 16.
 2. I have been the color guard sponsor for the high school band for 5 years.
 3. I love college football.
 4. Favorite college team Alabama ROLLLLLL TIDE ROLL!
 5. I am a foodie, I love to try new places and dishes.
 6. I have two doggy children, both beagles.
 7. I love the beach.
 8. I live 50 miles from Pensacola, Florida.
 9. My husband is also a teacher.
 10. I am a middle child. 
11. I love teaching kindergarten! ***********************************************************************************************************************
Questions for my nominees: 
  1. Who was your favorite teacher?
 2. What grades have you taught?
 3. Where is your favorite vacation spot?
 4. Do you have any pets and if so what are they?
 5. What was the last book you read?
 6. What is your favorite Dessert?
 7. What is one product you can't do without in your classroom?
 8. What is your favorite sports team?
 9. Is anyone else in your family a teacher?
 10. Are you married? 
11. If you had to pick another grade to teach what grade would it be? ***********************************************************************************************************************

  These are the blogs I am nominating:
My KinderGarden
Teacher at the Wheel
The Gemini Teacher
Teaching In Blue Jeans
Congratulations ladies!  I can't wait to see your responses.   Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Great giveaway and blog hop

great 2nd grade blog hop and giveaway at Tori's Teacher Tips

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Great Blogaversary giveaway at Keepin' it Krazy

Keepin' it Krazy is having a wonderful giveaway go check it out!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

flash freebie in my TPT store until 9:30 CST

i just posted a number wall flash freebie in my TPT store here is the link; the freebie only lasts 30 minutes so hurry!

Question for kindergarten teachers.

Just wondering how many of you are using the new Scott Foresman Reading street series this coming year?

Friday, July 12, 2013

miracles for Mendy

A fellow teacher was in a bad accident last weekend picking her husband up at the airport. Here is her story; PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP MENDY:YOUNG MOTHER PARALYZED IN CAR WRECK I want to help Mendy Brockman and her family but I don't know how to do it. I wanted to see if people could contribute products and we could make a bundle to sell with the money going to her family. Would any of you be able to contribute a product or help me to get this set up? Can any of you help me do this? How do I set it up where the funds would go to their family? How do I get donations and then bundle them? I would appreciate any help anybody has to offer. I have a TPT store and a blog. However, I get very little traffic on my blog. I have no followers so I need another way to get this public. Background information: Mendy Brockman was picking her husband up at the airport. He is a youth pastor and assistant pastor at their church in Colorado Springs. Apparently two teen-aged girls pulled out from the shoulder of the interstate, hoping to make a U-turn since they missed their exit. They turned into the path of Mendy and Jason's vehicle. Jason tried to swerve left to miss them, went into the median and flipped numerous times. He was able to break a window to get out. Mendy was hanging upside down in the vehicle with a broken neck. She has no feeling from the waist down and very little above the waist. They have four small children under the age of six. Mendy and her family face huge financial issues as well as adjusting to her being in a wheelchair. I am not sure if she will have use of her hands. Right at this point, she does not. I am praying that the use of her hands returns. I know that the doctors said that she has 5-6 months of rehab ahead of her. After that, what? They would need a new vehicle for her to be able to travel. Her house will need to be made wheelchair accessible. She will need people to help her with her daily needs and those of her small children. She is a stay at home mom and I think she may have homeschooled some of her children. Mendy's father was my children's youth pastor years ago. Mendy met her husband at Bible college and they married and moved away to serve in a church in Colorado. Her family is here in Tennessee so they are not close to her. Please, please, somebody help me find a way to help her. My heart is absolutely broken for this family. I am sending you a link to a blog written by a lady from her church. The link is: Please note, from the updates I have seen on Facebook quotes from her husband, she is unable to use her hands at this point. I don't know if the use of her hands will return. If you would like to contribute, please fill out the following google document: Also, please email your product to: Also, PLEASE help by posting this bundle "Miracle for Mendy" on your blog. Please check my blog: to see when the bundle is available. Be sure to click the "blogloving" follow this blog button to get updates on when the bundle is available. Thank you so much for helping Mendy. You can also see pictures of Mendy on my blog. r />

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Monkey Word Wall Flash Freebie

Flash freebie until 9:30 pm EST in my tpt store monkey mania Word wall.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

new products and a flash freebie 07/10/13

Be on the lookout tomorrow for a couple of new products in my TPT store and a flash freebie tomorrow afternoon.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cute! Cute! Cute idea for primary teachers!

First Grade Found Me is hosting an alphabet letter exchange.
Where you sign up and your class is assigned a letter and given a template to decorate and share with 25 other classrooms. Go to her blog to sign up and read the directions.

First Grade Found Me

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party!!!

It's time to get acquainted with other teacher bloggers.

Topic- Tic Tac Toe

How it Works: Look at the graphic below. It is a Tic Tac Toe board filled with different categories. You will post about three of these categories but they have to make Tic Tac Toe. For example, you can choose to write about 3 topics that go vertical, or 3 topics that go horizontal, or three topics that go diagonal. 
I am doing Diagonal.

Where I went to college:
I went to Troy University, in Troy, Alabama.  Of course when I was there it was called Troy State University, and was a division 2 school.  We won several football National Championships in division 2.  Go Trojans!!!  Troy is now a division 1 school, so they compete against teams like Missouri and Auburn but, are in the Sunbelt Conference.  Troy is about 2 hours away from the small town I live in.  I am proud to be a Troy University Alumni!!

Favorite school memory as a kid:
My favorite school memory as a kid would have to be the day in 1977 that it snowed.  All of he county schools were out because it had started sleeting around 6:00am but, not the city school system.  We had to go to school as usual.  Around 9:00am, when the sleet turned to snow, our teacher let us go out and play in the snow.  This was a treat because we rarely get snow in South Alabama.  By 9:30 there was about 2 inches of snow on the ground and school was finally canceled.  needless to say merriment ensued!!! 

I have several hobbies; reading, fishing, making games, and cooking.  I enjoy all of them but my favorite would have to be fishing.  My family has a five acre pond just outside of town, and it is stocked with bass, bream, and catfish.  My kids are teenagers and they enjoy fishing too.  It is a great place to have family events.  As a matter of fact that is where we are all celebrating the 4th of July!

as a matter of fact that is where we are celebrating the 4th of July.

If you would like to link up:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wonderful giveaway!!! enter now!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Flash Freebie

I have just posted a flash freebie at my tpt store.  It is a behavior expectations bulletin board pkg.  It will be free until 5:00 pm cst.   go have a look and if you down load, please leave feedback.