A Rainy Day

I must tell you about my rainy, lazy Saturday. It has been very relaxing. I have done absolutely nothing. In fact, I am still in my pajamas and it is 3:30! I have loved every minute of it!

I started my morning off with a yummy breakfast and watched Christmas movies with Jonathan, Hershey, and Tucker
I decided I was bored and wanted to bake cookies...I will save the recipe for a later post
Then I decided to lay on the couch again with my comfy socks and stare at our Christmas tree...I love Christmas decorations!
Did I mention I also had a cup of apple cider in my hand?
Speaking of Christmas decorations...here are some pics of mine!
Some new ornaments I got this year

I wish my house could be decorated for Christmas all year!


Pumpkin Bread

I found this delicious recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book!

Pumpkin Bread:

3 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup water
1 15-ounce can pumpkin

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of two loaf pans. In an extra large mixing bowl, beat sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs and beat well; set sugar mixture aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternately add flour mixture and the water to sugar mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

3. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.



Am I bored? I think so...

Wow two posts in one day! There are several reason for this: 1. I am sick at home and bored 2. I love my job and want to share it with everyone! 3. The time changes tonight so I have an extra hour to waste!

So, like I said I have been sick....now for like 3 weeks.? I can't remember it's been so long. All I want to do is rest but at the same time be busy! So, today I decided to stay at home and make some of the charts I found on Pinterest!

This week at school, I am going to spend a lot of time focusing on retelling stories and comparing different texts:
I will also be introducing Long vowels
{Obviously I still have 3 more charts to do}
Oh and below is another new addition to my classroom! My sweet friend Kristy gave me this adorable owl!
To top the day off, I took Hershey to the vet this morning and she was good! This is a big blessing! She has been through so much this past month and to hear good news from the vet is something to be thankful for! So, to celebrate, I took her to Sonic to get a treat!
Now it's time to snuggle with Hershey and finish watching the Razorbacks!


This past week at school, we learned about the five food groups and our five senses. The students had a lot of fun learning about nutrition and making healthy choices!

Here are some poems I found online {I never got around to making one for the meat group...oops}
We read It Looked Like Spilt Milk the day we learned about the milk group
The students then created their own white cloud and wrote about it
We graphed our favorite healthy snack on the day we learned about our sense of taste
The students labeled a sandwich {My sandwich looks horrible but my kids liked it!}
On our fruit day, we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and practiced retelling the story
On our last day the students colored pictures from the different food groups and glued a food from each food group to a plate to show that they know how to make healthy choices!
This is a new addition to my classroom! The Razorback chart is a reward system I use for good behavior. They get a different reward each time they move to a new yard line and when they are finished they get to start over! The prizes get better and better with each yard line!

I hope you have a great weekend!