Friday, August 1, 2014

Fuel Your Faith: The Mountains Declare Your Glory

Good morning, friends!
Welcome to another installment of "Fuel Your Faith" Fridays!

Yesterday, my family and I went on a grand day of exploring
and mountain-viewing adventuring.
It.
was.
SPECTACULAR!

Today's "Fuel Your Faith" post won't use the same template as usual - I'm going to show you pictures from our day and reflect on God's majesty:
Here's the view from our drive
{we're still an hour away!}
We took a Gondola up Crystal Mountain: 
This was our view as we enjoyed our picnic lunch: 
 We then spent the day driving through Rainier National Park.
Here's the view from Paradise lookout:

The sheer awesomeness of Mount Rainier is nothing compared to the greatness of our God!
Nahum 1:5 says "The Mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world, and all who live in it."

As we drove through the ups and downs, soaking in the beauty all around us, this line kept running through my head:
The heavens declare Your greatness
The oceans cry out to You
The mountains, they bow down before You
So I'll join with the earth and I'll give my praise to You
Click the picture below to listen to the song:
Now it's YOUR turn!
Use the template below or simply write a blog post and link it up to this page :)


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School Product Swap: Fall SCOOT Prepositional Phrases!

I am thrilled to have joined up with some fabulous teacher/bloggers for a...

My partner for this swap was the incredibly talented and sweet Angela from "The Teacher's Desk 6"
The Teacher's Desk 6
I chuckled right out loud when I say that we were matched because she is one of my closest blogging buddies and we've swapped products so many time (without a formal organized linky party). So I thought, "perfect!" 
I perused through her TPT store and had a tough time choosing one of her 251(!) awesome products. I am a SCOOT-lovin' teacher all the way, so when I say this puppy, I was sold!
Prepositions and prepositional phrases are always
 so tricky for my students. I literally teach the same concept 
4 or 5 times a year until it "sticks." 
This packet includes thorough and easy-to-follow directions:
30 SCOOT cards:
and an Answer Key:
This SCOOT game is  both fun and functional. It is truly a print-and-go packet (what teacher doesn't LOVE that?!?) and you can snag it for only $2 $1!!! (Angela has it on SALE for 50% off...
BUY IT NOW!
And while you're there, make sure to click the "Follow Me" to stay updated on the new, quality products that Angela posts.

For the SWAP, Angela chose to review my "Horsing Around with Hyperbole" task card packet. You can check out the review {HERE}



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: I'm a Laminatin' Fool!

I did a huge laminating run at Lakeshore yesterday:
And yesterday afternoon was spent
cutting, slicing, and trimming!
Do you laminate a little bit at a time
or save up and do a big haul?
{I tend to do BOTH!} :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Storing and Managing Puzzles in the Classroom {FREEBIE}

Happy Tuesday, blogging buddies!
I am enjoying a wonderful week with my parents
{visiting from New York}
My mom and I have been shopping
{how cute are these shoes?}
Photo: New shoes! #teachersfollowteachers #moreshoes?yesplease!
gardening
"This springtime floral pathway is a great example of color that sings. To me as a knitter/crocheter it inspires fiber art jewelry, shawls and wraps!" comment via #KnittingGuru
{aka attacking the weeds in my garden}
Oh yes, the garden looks oh so much more magical when it is weed-free :)! Time to start thinking about this . . . 3 Killer Ways to Get Rid of Weeds Naturally #DIY #GARDENING
and watching some Korean television together
{any other K-Drama fans out there?}
K drama hottie <3 <3

Ok, ok - now onto the real reason for this post :)
Today I am linking up with my bud, Holly, to share a fun and easy way to store, organize, and manage puzzles!

Last year, my students LOVED to do puzzles - but left my collection in shambles. So, at the end of the year, I had some workers (aka staff kids hanging around) put together all of the puzzles and throw out the ones that were missing pieces. (There's nothing worse than working diligently to complete a puzzle and then have three holes in the your masterpiece).
We threw out 75% of my puzzles.
So, I decided to re-stock this summer. 
I bought these puzzles from the Dollar Tree
and the Target $ Spot
Each puzzle comes in a little cardboard box: 
I cut off the top of the box:
I put each puzzle into a zip log and
stapled the cover onto the bag: 
 
On the back, I put this label:
You can download the labels for FREE here:
I printed them on Shipping Labels (Avery 5164)
For the Word document, you'll need to download
the font KG Be Still and Know
I'm hoping that this will serve as a
reminder to take care of the puzzles.

Monday, July 28, 2014

New House Reveal!

Welcome to our lovely new home!
Here's our kitchen:
I decorated this plain-yet-functional white pantry with
fun and funky wall decals :)
The living room: 
 
 Here's my latest labor of love: The Craft Room!
And it also doubles as our guest room!
{while my parents are visiting from New York)
I found this sign and absolutely LOVE it!
Here's the hubby's office: 
(we're waiting on a bookshelf to unpack the last of our boxes)
 Here's the hallway towards the back of the house:
Here's the master bedroom:
 
Here's our woodsy, Pacific-Northwest-themed bathroom:

Phew! Thanks for sticking with me, friends!
This was a ton of work, but I love looking around at our newly-set-up home! It really feels like ours now :)

See what other bloggers have made this week: