Sunday Smorgasbord with a Giveaway :)

Hi all!  I am linking up for the first time with Michelle from Fabulous in First for the Sunday Smorgasbord.  Sunday Smorgasbord.....a post full of randomness.......sounds like my kind of fun since in my brain that is usually what happens..lots of randomness.




{1}  I applied for grad school.  I am waiting to hear if I got into the program.  I should know sometime this week.  I will going to grad school with two other teachers in my district, but we are not starting until January.  I am a little nervous about going back to school.  Wish me luck!

{2}  We just got back from a little family vacation this week.  It was so relaxing and so much fun.  We were on the lake and having a blast.  This was probably our favorite boating activity.


{3}  My hubby and I get to enjoy our own little vacation for our TEN year anniversary.  I can't believe I get 5 days alone with him and I also can't believe that we have been married for 10 years......seems like yesterday.  Love this man!


{4}  I am loving my garden this year.  I have never ever had a green thumb before in my life, but this year I am actually able to grow some fruit and vegetables.  Take a look:

Cherry tomatoes (I just picked) and my jalapeños 

My first cantaloupe....can't wait til it's ripe :)


Is this baby watermelon not the cutest thing ever?


More baby watermelons

My bell pepper plant

{5} Yesterday I almost had a panic attack when I realized that I officially only had one month of summer left :(  Really I have a little less because I have professional development in August before school starts.  I am itching to get into my classroom and get to work, but I am trying to hold out until my student teacher is in town.  

{6}  As promised, I am having a MEGA giveaway for reaching 400 followers on bloglovin' and TpT.  Check it out!  :)

The giveaway starts today and ends next Sunday (7/21 at midnight).  Thanks to all of those who donated!











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Good luck to everyone who enters.

23 comments:

  1. LOVE this HUGE giveaway!! This year I am going to try to incorporate more Whole Brain Teaching into my day. I started with it last year but I was not very consistent.

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  2. Lots of great things going on! Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! I LOVE your garden treasures! I want to have my own veggie/fruit garden one day! Good luck with grad school! :0)

    Gwen

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  3. Loved all the pics. I wish I could keep my plants alive. YOU GO!

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  4. Congrats on your ten year anniversary. You look like you're 21! Your garden looks wonderful and yes, that little watermelon is adorableI love your blog and look for your posts every week!

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  5. What a wonderful and HUGE giveaway!! Happy to be a part of it! :)

    I'm just excited to build on what I did last year. It feels great to have that first year under my belt and now I can start making changes and improving things! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

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  6. I have a new position - still special education, but CT, not in 1 classroom like I have been for the last 13 yrs. Everything will be new as I push-in to other classrooms & grade levels. I'm excited! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  7. Your giveaway looks great! I'm so glad to be a part of it! Your garden looks fabulous. Ours didn't do very well this year at all. We have had so much rain down here in the south. So disappointed! Enjoy yours!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  8. Yay!! Congrats on 400!! Love the pics. Awesome about going back to grad school!! You'll do great! I have only 3 more Mondays then I'm finished!!!

    Nicki
    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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  9. Congrats and thanks for letting me be a part of it! I'm going to try some new writing things in my classroom this year. I recently purchased the writing bundle from Deanna Jump and Mrs. Wills. Can't wait to use it!

    Lisa
    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

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  10. Congrats, sweetness! You and your hubby are the cutest!
    xo
    Irene

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  11. Congratulations and thank you for the great giveaway! This year I am putting in more organizational ideas. Hope it works! Andrea :)
    aaparsons@hotmail.com

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  12. Congrats on 400 Followers, so happy to be a part of this giveaway! :) :)

    Sara
    Primary Buzz

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  14. Fabulous Giveaways! I LOVE your products. I'm a new teacher so I'm looking forward to EVERYTHING!

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  15. I'll be trying longer math and reading blocks, which means trying to implement more centers.

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  16. I am totally changing the way we work on writing. Excited to see how my kids like it :)
    Amanda
    nini621@aol.com

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  17. Great giveaway! This year I would like to use more Whole Brain Teaching strategies.
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  18. I am going to try Whole Brain Teaching and I get to add Science to my math class this year!

    Crystal Shepherd
    lucytumnus@gmail.com
    Lamppost in a STEM classroom

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  19. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your good fortune with us. I need to try to use the Daily 5 this year. Thanks again

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  20. This year I am going to start doing writers workshop with Mrs. Wills and Mrs. Jumps units. Glad to see you are enjoying your anniversary trip!
    Kari :)
    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  21. This year I am going to do something different with my morning work but I haven't chosen from TPT which morning work I am going to buy... Too many choices :)
    Nessa

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  22. This year we will be doing mCLASS in our classrooms. Excited to see how wonderful it will be!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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