New Blog Design-Yay!

 I'm so excited! Are any of you old enough to remember that Pointer Sisters' song??? Don't answer that!
The amazing Lauren at  The First Grade Diaries created this blog design for me,
and I LOVE!
Go check out Lauren's Etsy shop!! She is crazy talented!
What do you think?? I feel like a REAL blogger now! A REAL blogger!
Now I have to figure out how to put all your buttons on here!

Sweet Melissa at DillyDabbles tagged me in this great big bloggy chain. It looks like her tag and my post crossed in cyberspace, so I'm going to answer her questions here.
The rules and my new tags are in the previous post below.
Here goes:

  1. What is your favorite food/drink to de-stress? COKE
  2. What is your favorite book to read to your class? BonyLegs-love the witchy voice
  3. What is your favorite book to read yourself? Same Kind of Different as Me
  4. How far do you travel to get to your school? About 6 miles
  5. How many students are in your class? 22 dumplings
  6. Do you exercise?  How often and what types? yes, walk/run at gym
  7. What is your favorite topic or unit to teach? Polar Animals
  8. What behavior plans/rewards do you have in place in your classroom? Clip Up/Down Chart-Students earn tickets and spend their tickets on Friday (Treasure Chest items or rewards) 
  9. What do you wear to school?   Mostly dresses w/leggings and boots in fall/winter, dresses/skirts with flops in spring, Jeans on Wed and Fri
  10. How old/new is your school? 8 years
  11. What technology do you have available/use in your classroom? Smartboard, computers, laptop for teacher, computer lab down the hall
  12. How do you spoil yourself? Good dinner with friends and red wine or a "little" shopping

I left out this How To Chart on the last post, so I thought I'd share.

And a few close-ups

From How to Make a House
This one says,
"Finally you cut red for the chimney and you cut black smoke that goes in the chimney."

From How to Make a Flower
Not a great pic but you get the idea!
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Chrissy at Buzzing with Mrs. B is having a 100 follower giveaway! Go check her out!
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She has some awesome prizes!