Adventures with Mrs. Key

Monday, December 31, 2012


This is my first time linking up with a Currently post.
My kids are 12 (almost 13..whooo), 8 (almost 9), and 7 (just turned).
One minute they are playing and laughing together. The next minute, they are arguing.
Gotta love it!
I feel like I am on the go all the time. I have had a few stay-in-my-jammies-all-day kind of days during the break. It has been soooooo nice. No hair doing, no make-up doing....
Did you read the above statement? Hehe We go to bed when we want. We wake up when we want. I love my job, but I don't love waking up so early. One day, we will live closer, and I will be able to sleep later.
I want a treadmill. My elliptical machine needs a parter to help collect dust. :)
I say that as I sit here eating a bag of popcorn and drinking sweet tea.
I need a haircut. Thankfully my appointment is on the 3rd after school.
I believe life is all about the choices we make. I haven't always made the best choices in my life, but that's one of the many things that makes me human. The best thing is that I've learned how to make better choices. Making a choice is probably the biggest character building area I teach my little first graders. They may not fully understand it now, but maybe one day they will remember me talking to them about it.
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Farewell 2012 Sale

Blogging and making things to sell are all still new to me. I started my little TpT store back in October. I never really thought my creations would sell. I was wrong. Things have sold. Amazing. I know I still have a lot to learn, but I'm up for the challenge (I think..hehe).
I have a new blogging buddy from Keepin' It Kool In Kinderland. Her creations look wonderful! Plus, she has several fonts in her TpT store. Get this...they're FREE! That makes me want to sing. Only I don't sound good, so I will spare your ears! :)
Anywho, I'm linking up with her to have a Farewell 2012 Sale. I just had a two day sale to celebrate my youngest daughter's birthday, but that's okay. Shop away!

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year 2013 Freebie

I have been enjoying the break. I've enjoyed it so much that I made a Happy New Year Freebie.
When we go back to school, we have two days to review. It seems like the perfect time to do some quick New Year Activities. I'm going to read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution. It is a really cute book!
 I made a resolution definition page to help my little loves understand the meaning behind making a New Year's Resolution. After reading the book, we will talk about all of the different resolutions the animals make. Then, we will use the 2013 foldable that's included in the packet to make four of our very own simple resolutions.
*Note: The 2013 foldable is not my original idea. When I first started teaching, a friend of mine shared the idea with me. I'm not sure where she got the idea from.
Under each flap, we will write...
2-In 2013, I want to learn ______.
0-In 2013, I will ______ to be a good friend.
1- In 2013, I will exercise by _______.
3- In 2013, I will help my mom and/or dad by _______.  
After making the foldable, we will write about our resolutions on the writing page.
I will print the circles for faces and the triangles for hats.
My kids can draw their face in the circle and decorate their hat as they would like.
To make a streamer, we will fold and glue a piece of construction paper into a long tube shape. I will give them some wrapping paper ribbon to make the streamer part.
The writing page and the face, hat, and streamer will all be glued to a long sheet of construction paper. We will hang those in the hallway.
Click the picture to check it out!

New Years Teaching Ideas

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My baby has a birthday!

My youngest daughter is another year older today. She is SEVEN! Where does the time go?!!
In honor of her birthday, I am throwing a 20% off sale in my little store.
All of these goodies would be great through the month of January.
Click on the pictures to check each one out.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wrap Up the End of the Year Sale

I'm not usually a last minute shopper, but I can't seem to get everything together this year. I can't figure out how people keep up with teaching, blogging, TpT, their own children, and everyday life. Whoo! There are not enough hours in a day.
I sure hope I find some great sales when I try to finish Christmas shopping this weekend. For the last minute shoppers, I have decided to link up with First Grade and Fabulous and put my little TpT store on sale. I have a few fun things in there that will help me get through the rest of this week and next week.  
Good Night! :)