March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

He is not here: for He is risen, as He said.
Mathew 28:6

March 30, 2013

Cooking & Drawing - Having Fun with Books!

Recently I received a couple of  books that I wanted to share with you.  They have quickly been added to my classroom library.

Fun Party Food: Little Chef Recipes
Author: Mercedes Segarra
Illustrations: Rosa M. Curto
ISBN#: 978-1-4644-0467-2

     This little cookbook begins with some very basic safety tips and other information that every chef needs to know before they begin to start cooking in the kitchen. The illustrator uses cartoon characters of children and adults that will appeal to the young chef.  

     The recipes require an adult working with their little chef in the kitchen. Recipes throughout the book have a list of ingredients with illustrations for each. The easy-to-make recipe follows with step-by-step written instructions as well as illustrations.

     Children will enjoy being a part of creating their own cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets or other appealing treat!

     Some of the recipes can be easily created in the classroom.  I will be adding this book to my library to be used to develop our writing skills.  

The next book has created a few issues with my first grade girls.  They all love it!  We have already had to clean out our desks in an attempt to locate this quickly disappearing book.  

Draw the Magic Green Fairy
Author: Rosa Maria Curto
ISBN#: 978-1-4644-0479-5

     This book is jam-packed with colorfully illustrated drawings that will appeal to aspiring artists that have an interest in the magical world of fairies. Children will enjoy flipping through this book time and time again to search for items that they would like to draw, perfect and to make their own.

     The illustrations are filled with colors that will appeal to the young artist. There are easy step-by-step illustrations that will help the artist develop their drawing ability. It will keep the young artists entertained for hours as the magical world of fairies become alive on their paper. 

     It won’t take the artist long to learn how to sketch fairies and items that a fairy might need... such as ice cream for fairy parties, jars to store their honey and of course many fairy friends!
     I promise your girls will loved it! 

Enslow Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of these books to review.

March 22, 2013

My Poor Abandoned Blog - Five for Friday

          I decided it was time to quit procrastinating and get to blogging! It's  not like I have a life that keeps me terribly busy...I just have not any desire to do anything in the blogging world.  Does that ever happen to anyone else?

          Anyways, I decided to link up Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. I'll try not to bore you too much!

I am trying to recover from surgery that I had a last week.  These 3 little ones have been my constant company during that time.   There is never a dull moment when the puppy is awake!!  I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture or not, but  Samson (4 months old) is sitting on top of Shadow. This of course creates issues with Dingo (Grandpa) and then he starts his annoying barking. After a few minutes the cuteness kinda wears off and I have to get my handy little squirt bottle out. Works miracles let me tell ya!  I don't even have to use it most of the time.  hahaha

I'm still in shock from getting this in the mail a few days ago. You would think they would be courteous enough to wait a week or so before attempting to put you in shock!  I'm convinced they have made a BIG mistake.

My stack of school stuff has not went down one little bit since I brought it home a couple of weeks ago!  Time is, however, running out!  Grade Cards are due Monday!  They are right on top...surely I can accomplish that in the next few days!  

I am so blessed by my friends and family.  They have provided meals for my husband I ever since my surgery.  It started with BBQ from my bestest teacher buddy and it still continues.  My refrigerator runneth over.  I would show you pictures of all the food...but it would take too long.  Trust me... we never wanted for a meal.    

Last, but certainly not the least important thing that happened to me this week was being contacted by Oriental Trading.  In the near future I will be reviewing some of their Mother's Day products.  They even mentioned providing $$ for a giveaway on my blog!  That brought a bit of sunshine into my week.   Check our some of their Easter freebies have by clicking the picture.

Okay, that took longer than I expected and it totally wore me out.  I'm going to take a short nap before attempting to get out of this recliner.  

See you at the Linky Party!