Wednesday, September 5, 2012

~~Hurricane & Giveaway~~

What a week!!!  I am going to place blame with Hurricane Isaac for my absence of posting.  Monday, August 27th was my first day without power, and Friday, August 31st was my last day without power.  That's right~~5 days of no lights, AC, Internet, telephone (except cell), and television.  School was closed from Tuesday, 8/28 to Tuesday, 9/3.  Not only were my students in rare form after returning from an "unplanned" vacation (did I mention they are still in vacation mode after 3 days back), but I am now dealing with a damaged house in St. Bernard Parish.  I am originally from St. Bernard and moved to Hammond after Hurricane Katrina.  I lost everything in 2005~~house, car, and dream teaching job.  My brother rebuilt my house and now lives there with my nephew.  I feel that 2005 is coming back to haunt me again with the numerous phone calls to insurance companies and appointments with adjusters.  All in all, everyone in my family is safe and healthy.  God is definitely good to us.  Material things are repairable and can be fixed.

I am thankful for all of my wonderful readers here in blog-land!  I have 188 followers and my blog has been viewed 100,000 times!!!  I think a giveaway is in order to show my appreciation to everyone who follows me and takes the time to read my posts.

The following pictures show what  I worked on during Hurricane Isaac!!!  Let's just hand hurts!!!


You are looking at yards and yards of laminating to cut out!!!  I did, in fact, cut everything out before returning to school.  My centers are very happy right now!!!

Please check out what my daughter worked on while the lights were out during the hurricane.

This is me!!
These are her clay creations.  Aren't they precious!!!!
Now, are you ready for a giveaway??!!  I am giving away a $20 Target Gift Card!  I have not created any products since school started~~but who doesn't love Target!!  I might even get my daughter to throw in some of her creations!!!
Thank you for your continued support!!!!! Good Luck to All!!


  1. I just found your blog. I also teach third grade. I was fascinated by your daughters clay people. My daughter also makes these. So cute!!!! Just a little "connection". :)

  2. I found you on Google. My son just started 3rd grade!

    GFC name: Mami2jcn
    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  3. Glad to hear you made it through the hurricane! Love your blog!

  4. I found you um, um, um can't remember! A linky party?? Small world though. I am from Baton Rouge, and moved to Texas 3 1/2 years ago. My neighbor across the street is from St. Bernard Parish and moved here after Katrina!


    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  5. I found your blog on another blog!! Glad your power is back!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  6. I found your blog awhile ago while searching for third grade blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

  7. I found you through a search on the internet

  8. Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't quite remember- but I think it was through someone else's sidebar. I always keep an eye out for 3rd grade blogs like mine!

    I love your daughter's little people!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  9. I have been following you since this summer! Thanks for all of the third grade inspiration!

  10. I don't remember how I found your blog. But, the ways that I discover new blogs are through other blogs, linkies, giveaways, and pinterest. So one of those. =)

    Third Grade in the First State

  11. I can't remember where exactly, but I think another blog :)

  12. by searching for gift card giveaways


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