Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Loving Those Linky Parties, Part 2!

Happy Wacky Wednesday Friends,
I am back today with some more linky parties that I wanted to join up with! So sit back & enjoy!! :)
Linky: Run! Miss Nelson's Got The Camera is having a favorite fonts linky party: Here are a few of my favorite fonts:
Linky: Molly from Psyched to Be In 2nd! is having a first day of school linky party:
Psyched to be in 2nd!
I always like to make the first day of school as relaxed and fun as possible! After all, I want the kids to go home excited & not crying that they never want to go back again! :) I always start the day off with the kids coming in and doing a coloring sheet. Then we go to the carpet & proceed to go over procedures with A LOT of modeling. I call students up to model what each rule should look like. We practice everyday throughout the week. Then we do a community building activity. We take a ball of yarn and say our names & one thing about ourselves, then hold on to the string & throw the ball of yarn to someone else. This goes until everyone has had a turn & then we have a web of yarn. We discuss how we need to work together, because if one person doesn't cooperate, the web will fall apart. Next, we read "The Kissing Hand" and do some Chester crafts, like a handprint puzzle and an I love you necklace. In the afternoon, we read "First Day Jitters" and do activities from Abby's Fun With Firsties pack. We drink Jitter Juice to calm our nerves. Then at the end of the day, we talk about how things went that day & get ready for more fun the following day! :)
Linky: Ashley from The Resource Room Teacher is having a Guilty Pleasures linky party! Blog Title
Guilty Pleasure #1: The 50 Shades Trilogy:

Oh yes, I love me some Christian Grey!! I was actually sad when I finished the last book & realized that there weren't any more to read. I can't wait to see if they come out with a movie about this.
Guilty Pleasure #2: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Oh how I love to curl up on the couch with my friends Ben & Jerry to veg out and watch TV. Ben & Jerry have gotten me through a lot of nights on the couch!!
Guilty Pleasure #3: Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino

There's nothing better than shopping at Target and being able to get a Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino! It's like heaven on earth. I've tried other frappuccinos, but this is the one for me!
Guilty Pleasure #4: Dexter

I know I have mentioned this a few times since I've been blogging, but I LOVE Dexter!! Michael C. Hall is a wonderful actor & I am totally addicted to this show!!
Guilty Pleasure #5: Blogging

Hi my name is Lisa and I'm a blog-a-holic!! I love this blogging world & everything that everyone shares. I have made so many blogging friends on here & I truly appreciate everyone!! :) It truly is amazing & I'm starting to get friends to get into blogging too!!
Linky- What memory do I have about the grade that I teach? from Simply Kinder

I teach first grade & I remember how sweet and nice of a teacher that I had. Her name was Mrs. Robinson & I was lucky, because I had her for 4th grade too. She was definitely one of my inspirations for becoming a teacher. I remember enjoying 1st grade so much. I remember skip counting every morning after the morning announcements. I remember using those old IBM computers to work on writing. I don't remember a whole lot about being in 1st grade, but I do remember that my teacher was amazing!
I do remember a memory from Kindergarten though-- I had a substitute one day & this boy & I were fighting in class. Not physically- just arguing. The substitute sent both of us up to the office to be paddled!! YIKES...yes paddled. I came from a strict household, so I was terrified to be paddled. Luckily, I was not paddled, but I don't think I had ever been so scared in my life! I remember after kindergarten they were not allowed to paddle kids anymore.

Well that's it for today's linky session!! I have a treat for you tomorrow! Stay tuned to see what it is! :)


  1. Your first day of school sounds like so much fun! I wanna be in your class. :)

    The Teaching Thief

  2. Lisa, you are one of the reasons I have jumped into the blogging world. I loved your little blog when it first started, and the new look is so you:) I would be really honored if you would check out my brand-new "baby" blog and tell me what you think. Any advice I can get from a blogSTAR such as yourself would be stellar...starting with these linky parties...a how-to, maybe?? Thanks!

  3. You were one busy linker today!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. Wow! Impressive Linkies today!! I am a new blogger and found your blog through The Resource Room Teacher linky party. I think I am also turning into a blogaholic. I don't seem to get anything else done except look at other peoples blogs and ideas that they have made. I need to get busy with my stuff for school or I am going to be way behind. I enjoyed reading your post today.

    Mrs Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  5. Thanks for linking up. I love SF haven. I need to go download.

  6. That frappuccino and coffee ice cream look great!
    Conversations in Literacy

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I follow yours too. I love your pirate theme. So cute!!

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  8. LOL, You never told me you were sent to the principals office to be paddled. I am hysterical laughing, not because you were going to get paddled, but because I can so picture you freaking out about getting in trouble. Thanks for the laugh!

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  9. These are some great linky parties, thanks for posting about them! We're your newest followers!

  10. I really liked your first day of school yarn activity and the connection to temawork. Thanks!

  11. Oh my gosh...we could so hang out and enjoy our guilty pleasures together! I also went through Christian Grey withdrawals and LOVE Dexter (the countdown is on...I cannot wait to see what happens with Deb seeing Dex!) And I was SUPER grumpy today when I went to the grocery store and noticed that the ENTIRE case of B&J was if, they're not going to carry it anymore?! My frapruccino would be double chocolate chip, though! :)

    Have I told you how much I love your new design?

    Teaching Maddeness

  12. I think you'll be happy to know that the rights to Fifty Shades of Grey was bought by Universal Studios in March and the movie is definitely in the works!!!

  13. I am your newest follower-I came right over after you left a comment at my blog. I. AM. IN. LOVE.-with your ideas and your blog of course ;-) I am getting inspired! Thanks for being awesome!

    First Grade Fanatic!

  14. I am new to blogging! I am your newest follower. Love your ideas! My son got me watching Dexter this summer.


  15. Love the year activities and thanks for all of the Linky Updates!!

  16. I love your guilty pleasures !! Sounds like you have a great first day planned!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  17. I did hear they are making a Fifty Shades movie...

  18. Oh man, I LOVE Target too. Bad news for my husband, our new house is less than a mile away from one!
    Fourth and Ten
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    Formerly Stories From Second

  19. I'm totally with you on the last 50 Shades book! I was sad that it was over & Christian Grey was no longer in my life. Thennn I started reading the first book over again.. but had to stop myself because I felt my obsession was becoming severe (plus the fact that I have never wanted to re-read a series immediately after finishing it). Thanks for linking up! =)

    The Resource Room Teacher