Friday, June 23, 2017

So, I have a TPT store

If you're in the world of education at all, you know, love, and couldn't live without Teachers Pay Teachers.  I tell stories to the young teachers at school about what teaching was like before the internet made anything assessable.  They just don't understand.  It's an amazing time to be a teacher! 

It's going to be slow going for me to get things made and loaded, but I wanted to put it out there.  I named it after this blog From the Hive.  Gotta keep it simple, right. The shop is a work in progress- looks like they want a quote from me.  Yikes.  

I have two free resources up and ready to go.  Both go with our new science curriculum, Foss.  We've used Foss for years but these next generation investigations are new!  I'm teaching Motion and Matter this year and as I've gone through the kit in detail already- I love it! It meets our third grade Indiana standards really nicely and it completely hands on.   

Here they are if you're interested:
Motion and Matter Foss Investigation Quiz #1
Motion and Matter Foss Investigation Quiz #2
Motion and Matter Foss investigation Quiz #3

number 4 will not happen, I won't be teaching that investigation- doesn't meet our Indiana standards.  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Suessical the Musical

Spring means time for the middle school musical. 

Which meant my guest room looked like this.

It always upsets my sewing machine a little. 

But it always comes together. Everybody ends up dressed and ready to go.   So many pictures.  So so many.  



Welcome old friend!

Green grass and warm weather... welcome back.  

Both kids are glasses wearers now.  Lou has joined the glasses team!

My sweet team of teachers won the camping themed dress up and room decorating contest at school for the Spring book fair.  We rock!

Bee is running track again. 

She likes the sprints.  

Lou and daddy are back to playing baseball.  

Bee is a soccer referee for the school. 

Sister has a job!  That's her time card she's signing in on.  And there's our new under construction high school in the background!  It opens in the fall.  

Busy spring. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bible journaling

So I've recently gotten into Bible journaling.  Bee and I have been spending lots of evenings together playing with our watercolor pencils and new journaling Bibles.  I'm using lots of inspiration from what I see online but trying to add my own twist to it.  Here's what I've been playing with.  

So, I've decided I like using my black pen and the water color pencils.  Lettering is where I need the most practice and need to slow down.  I'm learning as I go.