Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday 6 July 8, 2018

Hi, friends!  I'm a few weeks behind on Sunday 6 so I am playing catch up now!  Hopefully I'll be back on track with the weekly Sunday 6 from here on out!  Please feel free to LINK UP BELOW if you have your own blog and would like to share highlights from your week or summer!!!  Just link back to my blog and use my "Sunday 6 images."
I have been busy since we got back from Florida!  It's always catch-up the few days after returning from vacation!  When I got home, I had this waiting in the mail for me:

It's a fun whiteboard eraser that was sent to me by its creator!  I am so excited to try this in my classroom.  It's a great size, fits on my hand like a mitt, and the best part of's machine washable!  I am so looking forward to that, because at least twice a year, I have to buy new dry erase erasers for my white board.  If you'd like to grab one for yourself, here's a link:

I got a new car right before Florida but didn't get to drive it because we flew down.  Since I've been back, I've been enjoying Sirus XM radio!  My hubby has it in his car and I always love listening to the news and the other fun stations.  I was looking forward to trying it myself.  Honestly, I wasn't sure how much I'd use mine, but...I am obsessed!  It's the best!  I am loving the news channel, "The Hits" channel, and "90's on 9."  I was born in the early 80's so the 90's songs were my jr. high-high school jams!  It's been so much fun listening to them and singing right along!

In the summer, I really focus on the gym.  During the school year, it's still a focus, but I don't go 7 days a week like I do during my time off.  I've been working with a personal trainer all summer and I don't like to use a locker at my gym (takes too much time to do all that!).  They have cubbies out in the open for us to use, which is what most people do.  I picked up this great pouch from Stella and Dot to hold my keys, phone, gum, tissues, etc...while I am training.  The fabric is so soft and the pouch is the perfect size for the gym.  They also have a coordinating bag, but I haven't splurged on it yet!  To check out the pouch, click HERE.  

A very large chunk of my summer has been dedicated to creating some new units for the upcoming school year!  My district adopted "Fundations" for Phonics.  It's a fabulous program, however, it's a little too dry for my liking.  I have been working all summer on supplemental game/activity packs to go with the program.  The program has 14 units (1 unit is a cumulative review).  Right now, I've completed packs to go with the first 7 units.  Each pack contains 3-4 activities/games that can be used right along with the program or they can be used as a spiral review in literacy centers (that's my plan for them).  If you'd like to check out the growing bundle, I've linked it below.  It's on sale and the price goes up each time I add a unit.  I plan to have all units completed by the fall.

Sample activities shown below!

The new Creative Teaching Press catalog arrived!  I just love their stuff!  To check the catalog out online, click HERE!  

Mr. Wheeler ordered the new, tiny Nintendo for us since we both had one in the 80's.  It was fun playing Mario Bros. last week, but man, I was a little rusty for sure!  Those old controllers take some getting used to!  

Have a great week!  Link up 6 random things from your week if you'd like!  Link up tool is below!


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday 6 June 17

Hi and welcome to this week's edition of "Sunday 6."  This is a post where I share 6 random happenings from my week.  It's also a linky party, meaning you can write your own "Sunday 6" post and link up at the bottom of my post!  I'd love to have you join!

Last week Mr. Wheeler and I went to Florida.  Before we left, I got a pedicure!  It was much needed.  I hadn't had one since fall.  I have a love/hate relationship with them...I love how they look at the end but hate the process.  I am always worried the worker is going to cut me or hurt me.  LOL!

Our trip to Florida was a working vacation.  My parents bought a new house down there and needed help getting moved in.  We painted, mulched, cleaned gutters/the roof, landscaped, shopped for furniture, organized, hung pictures, tore light fixtures down, was an exhausting week!

I was nervous about seeing their new house, because they had their other house for over 15 years and I loved it so much.  However, the new house did not disappoint!  I especially love the aloe plant and PINEAPPLES GROWING IN THE BACK YARD/GARDEN!!!!!!!  Obsessed.

I only got "cleaned up" once while we were down there.  I brought so many cute clothes and accessories, but didn't end up wearing them.  BOO!

We made it to the pool for a total of 3 hours the entire week.  It killed me not to go every day and lay out for hours on end, as that's what we usually do, but we had to get work done!

We were going to go to the beach one day, but there was red tide so.........However, we went in the evening to a different beach and collected shells.  Does anyone else love doing this? 

Looking forward to our next trip down to my parents' that doesn't involve so much work!  Have a great week, friends!

Mrs. Wheeler

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sunday 6 June 3

Hi and welcome to another "Sunday 6!"  I'm a day late and a dollar short!  At least I made it!  Please feel free to link up a blog post about 6 random events from your week.  They can be school related or personal!  Just use my provided images and link back to my blog with your post.  Have a great day!  *NOTE:  THERE WILL NOT BE A SUNDAY 6 NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 10, AS I WILL BE TRAVELING.

Last weekend for Memorial Day, Mr. Wheeler and I had a little cookout in our backyard.  It was just the two of us.  We mulched our front and back yards and did some housework, too.  

My last day with students was Tuesday after Memorial Day.  One tradition that I have is to have my kids leave me notes on the whiteboard.  I don't read them until after they've gone.  I always love seeing what the write.  Loved this little girl's sweet message:

Any "Fundations" users out there?  This summer, I'll be working on many supplemental resources to go with the first grade/level 1 program.  The first two things I made (Trick Words Book and Trick Words Word Wall) are already in my shop and are linked below.  Just click the cover to grab either of them.

Every May, I feel like I let my house go to sh** because of the chaos that is the end of the year.  I spent my first day off cleaning like a maniac!  I love our 90 year old original wood floors, but I don't love cleaning them!

Mr. Wheeler and I took our first big bike ride of the season together yesterday!  We went 21 miles.  The wind was brutal, but the heat wasn't too awful, thanks to said wind!  We love riding in the summer!  I see many more rides in our future!

Did you snag this freebie yet?  For those of you still in school, I'm sorry.  But maybe this freebie will cheer you up!  Click the cover below to grab it and hang in there!