July Currently, Monday Made it, WINNERS, and what have I been up to

Beware...this is a LONG post...BUT, I have lots to talk about and a few things to giveaway! hehe!

My day has been very busy nonstop! Just a few pictures of what my day has been like...

1. The gym

2. 4 stores...Trader Joe's, Target, Walmart, Harris Teeter

3. Got home and started cooking! ALL of this!
(if you want any of the recipes, click on the picture)

Dinner in the CrockPot! This is delicious! I have made it twice and my hubby requested it for dinner tonight:)

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream for dessert-first time trying it but it looks so good!

Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad for Lunch

My take on a Croque Monsieurs
I finally have had a chance after eating lunch to sit.down.and.relax.for.a.few!

 Now onto the school stuff:) 

Well, it is Monday, and that means...Monday Made it:) I love Tara from 4th Grade Frolics weekly craft linky! It always gives me something to look forward to! This week I took the Mystery Person idea I found from Growing Kinders and made it my own!

Each day I will pull one of the circle cards you see on the right out from a container. I will place it on here (it's just tape for now until I can get the hook at work) and at the end of the day I will reveal who the mystery person is. If that person had excellent behavior that day, they will earn a Toad Ticket-my reward system. If the mystery person doesn't behave, I will have to say, "Sorry, I can't reveal the mystery person today." What I really like about this is the fact if any kids are goofing around and such I can say, "You know, I am watching that mystery person!" I hope it works well! So I have the whole packet in my TPT and TN stores if you are interested in getting yourself a copy! Oh what the heck...first 2 people to comment with their email will get it for free:)

I can't wait to go check out all the other Monday Made it's! I need something for next week:) 

Another linky I look forward to is Farley's Currentlys! I can't believe it is July already! Summer needs.to.slow.down.now!
I feel really bad that I copied her favorite book to read aloud, but Edward Tulane really and truly is my favorite read aloud...ever! 

I just ordered the Common Core Curriculum Map K-5 English Language arts! It is a GREAT recourse for lesson planning! I am loving it!

Head over to see Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade and see what's happening in July!

Now, the WINNERS of my 200 follower giveaway are...

Kaitlyn and Laura please send me an email so I can get some information from you! Congrats to you both! I am pretty close to 300 so I have to think of something again here soon;)

Last but not least, here are some pictures of what I have been working on! I am almost done with my Super Hero and Rock star Scratch offs! They will be up in my TPT and TN stores tonight!

Then I finished yesterday my writing workshop process posters with graphic organizers! You can get them now in my TPT and TN stores!
I have a few other things I would LOVE to blog and tell you all about but I don't think I should make this any longer! HAHA! I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!


  1. I like you mystery idea! You make really great meals!

    1. Thanks:) I try and cook good meals, my hubby is really the chef in the house! I was afraid to cook for the longest time. This summer I really have taken it upon myself to try and learn to cook! I am getting better and better! I am SCARED to DEATH of knives...so it has been challenging! LOL!

      I need your email btw if you want that free copy of the mystery person packet:)

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    1. Also your packet will work perfectly with my Mystery Worker cards I make on Vista Print every year.

    2. Yeah! that is awesome:)

  3. You've accomplished a LOT today! Good for you:-) Thanks for your continued inspiration and ideas!

    1. I sure did...but no nap:( and I was hoping for one! Oh well..bed early for me!

  4. I just got my Erin Condren planner in the mail and am about to blog about how much I love it! It is worth the wait! I am your newest follower! I just started my own blog and am excited to connect to other passionate educators.
    Fancy Free in Fourth

    1. I hope so! I am SOOOOO excited to get it, but it probably won't be for two more weeks at least:(

  5. Woot!! I'm sending you an email right now!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  6. I love the mystery student idea. I'd pinned that a while back so I'm going to have to make it! I think I'll giveaway one of your awesome scratchers if the mystery person has a good day!

    Success in Second Grade

  7. I found you through Farley's Currently party! :)
    Your blog is ADORABLE!!! I love it. :)
    You are making me super hungry, though!!!
    Love your mystery student idea.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  8. So super cute! Love your mystery student idea:) All that food looked too yummy!! Thanks for linking up:))) Your scratch offs are too cute too!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Thanks tara! Come on over...we have plenty:)

  9. Great job! I do mystery hero in my classroom too!

    I Love My Classroom

    1. Cool! I hope the kids like it! It's my first time doing it:)

  10. I love the mystery person idea. I pinned it for ya!
    The Caffeinated Classroom

  11. ok, everything you made looks awesome...I can't even pick just one to comment about! Love the posters and signs and the food looks delicious!

    1. Oh you are too sweet! hey...I am about to send you an email...I have a question for you;)

  12. I want that sandwich in my belly right this second.

    Please, can I come over? :)

    You have been so productive! Love it!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. come on over:) I have PLENTY of extras! Oh and that sandwich...I made it the easy way, not following their directions at all! I just used a roll, ham, mustard(stone ground) and that special cheese! Toasted it and it was delish!

  13. Tonya-I am so happy you found us so we could find you! I LOVE your scratch off rewards! What a clever idea!
    3 Teacher Chicks

  14. You will love your Erin Condren planner! My planner is my lifesaver!! I love your mystery person creation!! That's a great idea!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. I know I will...I feel all giddy just thinking about it:)

  15. Loving those posters!! Let me know how you like that Erin Condren planner.. I want one, but don't want to spend the money!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  16. I love the mystery person of the day idea and your writing process posters. I tried doing something like that a couple years ago where they clipped their name next to what part of the process they were in.
    The Idea Backpack

  17. I love the superhero scratch offs! You have a wonderful blog. I'm so glad I dropped by.

    Hooty's Homeroom