Christmas Survey :)

Today is my first day of Christmas vacation! :)  
I am work/school/child free until Jan. 9!!!  

Kristin, at A Teeny Tiny Teacher, posted a survey and I thought, why not?  I love getting these in emails.  So, here goes...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?Either.  I try to wrap more than I use bags because I think people would rather tear the paper off when opening a gift and I don't want them to be disappointed.  I don't know why I think that though because I'm not disappointed when I get a gift in a bag.  Hmm...

2. Real tree or artificial?

Artificial.  We always had one when I was growing up and I've just continued the tradition.  However, now my parents always get a real tree.  Go figure.

3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually around December 1.  We were late this year though.  I think we finally got it put up on the 10th.  Now it feels like the month has flown by. :(

4. When do you take the tree down?
No set date, but always after the new year.

5. Do you like eggnog?
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Is it bad that I don't know this?  I have a very bad memory...

 7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, I actually got my first "nice" nativity this year!

8. Hardest person to buy for?My husband's youngest brother.  Ugh.

9. Easiest person to buy for?

Probably my husband.  But he does make a list.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail.  But I didn't mail an this year.  Remember how I said this month has flown by?

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

I can't think of a particular gift, but one year {I think I was 13 or 14} every.single.gift I got from my parents...I didn't like!  I tried to act like I did, but they could tell.  I felt so bad!  They had bought me lots of clothes and I didn't like any of them!  We returned everything. :(

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
It's a Wonderful Life, The Santa Claus, & A Christmas Story

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
The week before.  I still have a few more things to buy.

14. Ever recycled a present?
Yes.  I already have this year.  Don't judge.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Sausage balls, cheese straws, and dressing.

16. Clear lights or colored lights on a tree?
I like both. :)

17. Favorite Christmas song?
Baby, It's Cold Outside and The Christmas Song

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home?
Travel.   Always.  The hubs and I have Christmas at home.  Then we go to my parents' house for breakfast and gifts with them.  Then we either travel out of town to my Grandmother's house or his Grandmother's house.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?


20. Angel or star on top of the tree?
Neither!  This year I found a snowman head tree topper half price at Big Lots.  It's silly, but I think it's cute! :)

21. Open the presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
When I was little my parents always let me open one gift on Christmas Eve.  Now, me AND the hubs get to open one. :)  Plus, my parents buy something for our dogs!   So, they get their treats then, too.  Then we do everything else on Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Other people.  As in, people I don't know.  Ugh.

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color?

I have a lot of favorite ornaments!  My mom let me have most of my childhood ornaments when I moved out, so they are all special.

24. What do you want for Christmas?

I want to win the lottery.  Safe travels.  Good health.  Happiness.


Currently...in December!

It's that time!  Head over to Oh' Boy 4th Grade and link up!  

What are YOU currently up to?

Make sure you check out A Cupcake for the Teacher!  Lots of great ideas. :)  I can't wait to try out her "ringing in the new year" activity!

A Cupcake for the Teacher


Fill in the Blank Friday

Emily, at Playground Duty, posted a little "fill in the blanks" game.  
I thought I'd join in the fun. :)

1.   My most favorite "little thing" is  my new Peppermint & Vanilla hand soap and hand lotion from Avon!  I've never been a fan of lotion, but I absolutely love this scent.

2.   I'd give anything to get rid of this headache.  Ugh.  It's been a looong week.

3.  I can't believe  my Christmas break hasn't started.  For the first time, we have to go to school next Monday and Tuesday.  Bummer!  But this makes up for it:  We don't come back to school until January 9!

4. The one thing I'd like to achieve today is  ..... Well, the day is pretty much over.  Not much else on the agenda besides SLEEP!

5.  The last thing I want to do today is  go to sleep! :) {Did I mention I need some sleep?}

6.  If I were writing my own blank today, it would say: "The craziest thing that happened at school today...

7.  My favorite candle scent is  sugar cookie or baked apple pie.

Happy Weekend! :)


I'm a guest blogger today! Come on over!

Hey, everyone!  Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday so far!

I'm blogging over at Cachey Mama's Classroom today for Wish List Wednesday.  

Come on over and check out what I'm wishing for!


Antonyms & Synonyms {FREE Quizzes!}

Here are a couple of little quizzes I made to help assess antonyms and synonyms.  

Hope you can use them!

Click HERE to download!

Click HERE to download!

6 more school days for me! :)


Sunshine Award :)

I've been given the Sunshine Award!  
Thanks, Andi!
Check out her fabulous blog at Pencils, Glue, & Tying Shoes!

I'm trying to do better about blogging more often, but as y'all know this time of year is CRAZY! :)

The award responsibilities:

1. Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.
2. Answer the following questions below.
3. Pass the award to 10-12 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs, and let them know you awarded them.

Q and A:

1. Favorite Color?
{Hot pink!}

2. Favorite Animal?
{Dogs.  I have two and they are the best pups ever. :) }

3. Favorite Number?
{16.  Why, you ask?  I have NO idea!}

4. Favorite drink?
{Do I have to choose just one?  I love me some Coke Zero, sweeeet tea, and Caramel Frappes.}

5. Facebook or Twitter?
{I have a Facebook, but I'm getting tired of it.  I deleted about 15 "friends" last night.  My husband asked why I was deleting people.  "Ummm...because I really don't care about what they're doing all day!"  Right???  I mean who really cares that you went to Olive Garden for dinner or just finished cleaning your house.  Okay.  Next.}

6. Passion?
{Reading.  No contest.   I just finished the Twilight series.  Loved it!}

7. Giving or Getting Presents?

8. Favorite Day?
{Saturday! :) }

Now, I'm passing this award on to the following blogs:


Winter Adjectives FREEBIE!

I can't believe it is already December!

I enjoyed a loooong Thanksgiving vacation.  A whole week!

And if that wasn't wonderful enough....we get two and half weeks at Christmas!

{Don't hate.}

Our technology teacher asked that each student bring 10 words that describe winter to class next week.  So.....

We'll have an impromptu lesson tomorrow on adjectives. :)

I found this activity on the SMART Exchange website (for Smartboard users!) that well do first. 

Then we'll just brainstorm more words to add to a chart.  Then the kiddos will pick the 10 words they like best.

I created this little recording sheet for them to list their words to take to the lab.

Hope you can use it!  Click HERE for the recording sheet!

Happy Friday! :)