Sunday, March 25, 2012

Giveaway Soon, Bloggers Unite, Classroom Vocabulary

Giveaway Soon: 

So I had decided that although I was super close to 100 followers that I just wasn't going to do a giveaway because: 

A. I wasn't sure if anyone would bother to enter. 
B. I am going back to school on Monday after being tracked out for three weeks and I'm going to be SUPER busy!
C. I didn't have any ideas for what I would giveaway. 

And then . . . .. . . Krista from The Second Grade Super Kids approached me about joining up and doing a 100 Followers giveaway with her!!!! Imagine someone wanting to join up with little ol' ME!!! I have ALWAYS loved reading her blog, she teaches a bilingual classroom and is AMAZING.

Suddenly all of the reasons why I didn't want to have one disappeared and now I am SOOO excited! Look for more info later in the week! I also have a FANTASTIC idea for what I am going to giveaway and as soon as I publish this I am off to go get crackalackin'!

Blogger's Unite:

AND . . . so Saturday night was our North Carolina bloggers meet up! It was hosted by Randi at Teach it with Class. And I am going to quote something she said, " I never thought I would be so excited to go sit with a room full of strangers and eat." That is exactly how I felt! It was a TON of fun! 

We had a little Mexican . . . (food that is), and chatted about blogging and teaching for a few HOURS and it was so nice to sit with people across the state who share common concerns and who come from different walks of life. So . . . if your thinking about joining up with a get together in your area you should SO do it! (Randi has promised a post about this later in the week with hopefully our picture, although it was a little fuzzy!) :)

I met some really great ladies. You can read all about it at with my pal Jen at Hello Mrs. Sykes, or from Randi at Teach it with Class. You should also check out Tania's great new blog: My Second Sense. There was one future blogger there too, I will give you her link as soon as I have it! :)

My Classroom Vocabulary

Something that I LOVE about teaching is the community you build and the camaraderie you share with the students. You celebrate together, you are angry together, you grow and learn TOGETHER. There is a LOT of togetherness as you spend most of your week days with each other, so you gradually share a language.

Where is your P of the D?: your journal is not open to the problem of the day

Be Free!!: I say this after I have scoped the playground out for safety, then my kids run and scream like banshees.

Check Your Feet: your feet are not on the appropriate square in the hall (I hate saying this!) 

Get Crackalackin': You need to get BUSY! (my favorite)

Slow your Roll: your feet are your wheels and they are moving too fast

My heart is not happy: you are making poor choices and need to change your behavior

Top to bottom, Top to bottom!: your letters are formed incorrectly

You may look up, you may look down, You may NOT look from side to side: before a test for the peekers (cheaters!!)

 Are there things that you say to your students that no one else would understand?? I would love to hear all about it! :)


  1. Teachers love giveaways, of course some one will enter! Especially if you link it up on TBA on the Giveaway Galore page :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  2. I {heart} "get crackalackin!" That one never gets old for me! :) Super cute! I had a blast at the NC Blogger Meet-Up!!!
    Hello Mrs Sykes

  3. It was awesome meeting you! Can't wait for the giveaway. I am sure it will be fantastic.

    My Second Sense

  4. I can't think of the specific things that I say, but I talk out of the side of my mouth in Bugs Bunny kind of voice a lot and I shake my fist and say "Why, I oughta!!"
    They do it too..

    Going Nutty!

    1. haha! Something that terrifies me about National Boards is the video taping and I know that I'll find out that I make all KINDS of weird faces when I talk! (I'm not doing this right now btw, but probably in the future!) :)

  5. I usually say "Six legs!" We get some pretty funny looks when people around us hear that. But my kids know it means six legs on the floor at all times. This means the four chair legs and their two legs on the floor. :)

    3rd Grade Times

    1. ooo! That is a great idea! I always say "four on the floor" but then they try to be smart and hold their feet up off the ground! haha!

  6. Hey Casey! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm so glad you did because now I've found yours. It's so funny you bring up classroom vocab because it seems like we all have our own. I am constantly saying "fake out" since I mess up a lot. Now my kids say it. The other thing we've talked about is holding our horses (which they act out), and how need all have our own personal space bubble - mine is popped on a regular basis by one student and then another student blows me a new bubble with his imaginary bubble's fun!
    Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

  7. I think it's great that you met up with other bloggers! I would LOVE to do that! Any bloggers out there from Ohio?!?!

    Some of the things I say are:
    Zip it: this means put a bubble in your mouth and zip it up in there :)
    I was just checking to see if you were paying attention: this really means I messed up and one of my kiddos caught it!! :)

    I'm sure there are others, but I'm in Spring Break mode and can't think of any! :)



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