Tuesday, October 30, 2012

crayon pumpkins

so, i saw this several places on pinterest.  the ones i read used artificial pumpkins- which to be honest i wish we would have.  these turned out so awesome that i wish the kids could keep them!  we used the pumpkins we picked on our field trip to the pumpkin patch. 

simple craft that looks super cool!  we peeled the labels off of old crayons.  my super-duper awesome assistant and i hot glued the crayons onto the pumpkins.  we had the students decide which colors and what order they wanted them.  we used this time to review colors of course! then we discussed solids turning into liquid ....that's right, i tried to throw a little science into the mix of this craft :)  we helped the students melt the crayons with hair was awesome!

 side note- how cool does the inside of this box look? 

happy halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012


it happens so quickly.  one day you're sitting in the hospital holding your new bundle of love, the next day he's 5.  one of my very best friends welcomed her daughter, eliza into the world this week.  pictures of her sweet baby girl bring me back five years ago today- when i had will christopher.  he is silly and he is sweet.  he's shy yet confident.  he is smart and he is simply adorable.  my favorite thing about him?  he's cuddly and this kid loves his mama.  (i always like that in a kid!)

like his first birthday- we had a halloween themed party today.  his friends dressed in their costumes and bounced like crazy! 

 see what i mean about how adorable he is?
 little sister and big brother ready for will's birthday party!

annie found her daddy warbucks......sweet cole.  is this the funniest costume or what?

thank you to all of those who came out to help celebrate will's birthday.  he had the best day!  thank you to all of you who called and sang and loved my boy.  happy 5th birthday will, my sweet pumpkin.

Friday, October 5, 2012

preschool snacks

clearly i am still adjusting to the schedule of my new preschool job!  if you are one of the people i used to chat with on the phone........i'm sorry!  seriously- i leave school exhausted!  i have one short hour to snuggle my girl and eat lunch before it's time to get jack from school!  i try really hard to use the time after school to enjoy the kiddies.  this means without my phone of course!  another area i have put aside is this poor little blog.  i think i can do better......but, we shall see. 

my preschool lesson plans have been all book-based.  each week we focus on a new book and i create activities to go along with the stories.  i have been stalking pinterest of course and teachers pay teachers.  both have been SO helpful!

on fridays- we like to "make" our snack together.  i want to share a few of the things we've made!  here's to fun fridays!!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar:
 what this picture does not show is that i cut a hole (with a straw) in every item.......for 17 kids.....not my BEST idea ever :)

 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom snack:
 they used alpha bits cereal as the a,b,c's going up their trees!
 Green Eggs and Ham:

we also made Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes smoothies- with strawberries and blueberries.  we like to play with our food in preschool!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

renee's giveaway

i am so proud of my friend renee.  when she moved to nc she was worried about how her life was going to be.  let me tell you- my girl has found her way.  she has made wonderful friends, created an awesome blog, just completed a 10K (for a girl who just started running a few years ago) and has been published....again.  all of this while being a super great mom and wife.  renee is having a giveaway- it's the perfect time to check out her new blog: barefoot walks! enjoy!!