Art · Teaching

Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

With only two days of school this week because of Thanksgiving break, my regular lesson plans with our curriculum were not an option. I planned on filling language arts time with writing lessons and reading groups, but as the day went on, I realized that my students needed a fun activity to break up the…… Continue reading Native American Buffalo Hide Art Project

Art · Crafts · Teaching

Fluffy Slime

Every Friday, I try to do a science experiment with my class. I try to make it really hands-on and fun, since this is the first taste of science they’ve ever had! What better way to keep the kids engaged than slime? (Slime is a serious favorite among elementary schoolers.) This recipe is so simple,…… Continue reading Fluffy Slime

Teaching

Make at Home Beginning Readers

I can’t believe that it’s already November! This school year is going by so quickly. First grade has kept me quite busy, especially since it’s my first year in first! I’ve had a steep learning curve and have really had to take a step back and figure out that what works for third graders doesn’t…… Continue reading Make at Home Beginning Readers

Cooking

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

We came home after an amazing weekend in Utah late last night with my family. We went to Frightmares at Lagoon on Saturday, and spent all day Sunday at Boondocks. It was so much fun! We seem to always be so busy and wrapped up in our own lives, so it was so nice to…… Continue reading Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Home Improvement

DIY Weathered Plank Wall

My fall break has come to an end, and I finished all of the projects I wanted to get to! That NEVER happens! Before I jump right into my plank wall tutorial, I want to preface it by saying that I took the shortcut route to do our wall, and made it way easier on myself than…… Continue reading DIY Weathered Plank Wall

Cooking

Copycat Rumbi Rice Bowls

It’s only Tuesday, and I’ve been getting so many projects done around the house while being out for fall break! It’s been so nice to have the time to get things done, especially while it’s still light outside. I’ve been loving it! I am also crazy in love with this recipe, which may just be…… Continue reading Copycat Rumbi Rice Bowls

Art · Crafts · Uncategorized

Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons

Fall break has only just begun, and I am going seriously stir-crazy already! We had plans to work on our pavers, as the weather would finally be nice enough, and then the wind decided to blow twenty miles per hour. It’s so sunny and warm, but the wind is awful! Sooo basically, our plans are…… Continue reading Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons