Thursday, October 9, 2014

My New Blog!

Hello everyone! I haven't had time to blog or have a life since this school year started.  There is definitely something about this school year that has got me more stressed out than I have ever been.  Lots of changes in my district, but I'm glad to have a job, right?!

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you all that I will not be blogging from Teaching Little Apples anymore.  Don't be sad! I have a new blog and I think the name suits me perfectly!

TLA will always have a very special place in my heart because it opened up so many doors for me as a teacher but I am not the same teacher I was back in 2011 when I first started blogging.

If you click on the image below, it will take you to my brand new blog. Please become a follower on there and Facebook. I will be having a giveaway soon and you won't want to miss it!!!! Trust me!

The Busy Bilingual Teacher

Thanks for being with me all these years! Now time to go make some new memories!!!
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

My classroom 2014-2015

I have worked my little tail off for an entire week trying to get my room ready. I will leave you all with some pictures for your viewing pleasure!

The odd and even are an idea from Tunstall's Blog. I just wanted them in pink and blue! :)

Subway art from Hope King!

My organizers from Learning in Wonderland!!

My AR tracker..:)

My dad made that table for me several years back!

Lovin' my frames for anchor charts!

Yep, I made that deco mesh wreath!

I have set stations for the kids, so they are not walking around aimlessly, cause you know, they would never do that!!

I would say that I am pretty happy with my room. If there is anything here that you like, leave me a message and I probably have it available OR can direct you on where to get it!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bilingual Hand Signals

Hi friends! Today I am bringing a freebie for my bilingual peeps.  If you are strict on classroom management, like any good teacher, then you probably use hand signals in class to minimize the noise level....ahem...calling out!

Click on the first picture to take you to your freebie.  At this moment, I am leaving the images as is. So if you have a special request it may be a while.  I finally get to work in my room tomorrow, so free time has gone out the window!

If you want them in English, let me know because that's an easier task to complete. :)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Join the Linky Party

Hi guys!  I decided to attempt something different with my blog today!  I wanted to create a linky party for us bloggers who aren't as popular as the big names.  We all know who they are...I could be here all day listing them!  Well, I decided to create a linky party that would get us small-time bloggers out there...make us, you know, "popular"  I can't help but to think of Wicked the musical every time I say the word, popular!

This blog will be a fun way to get to know other bloggers and help give them some traffic to their blog!  I think it'll be fun and you may even make some new friends along the way!  So what do you need to do to join?  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

First, right click on the picture below and save it or copy it into your blog post. Please make sure you link the picture back to my blog so that others can link their blogs down below.

Next answer these questions about yourself.
1. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
2. What is your role in the education field?
3. What is your Pinterest name so we can follow you. (if you have one..or you can put your facebook fan page as well)
4. What is one 'nerdy' thing you do that we can get a good laugh out of!

Here are my answers:
1.  I started blogging in 2011 because I saw that others were doing it, so I said, "Hey, why not!  I stopped blogging for several months in 2013 but now have tried to slowly get back into it.
2. I am a first grade bilingual teacher in Texas! I love what I do!!!
3. Pinterest name is- judyc1983
4. One nerdy thing about me is I LOVE Harry Potter! I am a super fan! Also, I could get contacts, but I love wearing my pink glasses!

I only ask that you go visit other bloggers and leave them comments to show the love! I know they will appreciate it!

Let me know what you think!

Post your blog link information below!

Let's get POPULAR!!!!!!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Math Freebie

Hey guys!
I was bored so I decided to whip up this quick freebie for you! It's a quick and fun little way to see if your kids can count on! :)

Click on the picture to take you to the file!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

I'm Throwing a Sale Tomorrow!!

For those of you that read or purchase things from my store, I have decided to throw a little sale starting tomorrow until Thursday!  I am going to be slashing prices on my interactive notebooks and other items! So visit my store tomorrow!! :) Also, I am about 11 followers away from 100 on TPT.  Please follow my store for freebies and other goodies! When I make it to 100, I will be posting a freebie for you all! :)

Click on the picture to take you to my store!
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Friday, July 25, 2014

A Little Freebie

My goal for this school year is to become better at teaching writing.  I think it's something I have been struggling with and I want to be great at teaching it.  With that in mind, I decided to create a bilingual poster for my class.  You can click on the images below to take you to the file.  I hope you enjoy this freebie! Leave me a comment, if you did!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Yesterday was a Math Freebie..Today it's an ELA one!!

Are you interested in an editable phonics test? If you answered "Yes" than you're in luck! I had this posted in my store when I first started creating TPT stuff back in 2011 and it was just so sad. LOL! So i decided it most definitely needed a make over!!

All you have to do is just insert whatever phonics words you are working on for the week and BOOM...done!

Anyway, I won't take up too much of your time. If you're interested, click on the picture to download it for FREE!! See, I love my followers! So make sure you are following me here or on TPT....please!! :)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Math Freebie!

Happy Sunday folks!  Just a quick little post and freebie for you.  I think it's always important to set a foundation for children before you always get into the "meat" of what they will be learning for the year.  With that in mind, I decided to create a fun little Interactive Notebook lesson that I've seen all over the place.  The "Math About Me" concept but interactive notebook style!

I have created some pages that you can just print and go and others are editable to fit whatever text you'd like to write!

I hope you enjoy this little freebie! Leave me some love on TPT if you enjoyed it! Click on the cover photo to take you to my TPT store!

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Friday, July 18, 2014


Hi guys, it's been a really long time since I've come on here to just blab about what's going on with my life.  I don't know if anyone reads this silly ol' blog...but my hope is that it brings comfort, joy, and lots of laughs to someone out there in this big old bloggy world!

So, where do I begin? How about I just start with summer.  I ended school back in June, the first week of it to be exact.  I swore to sleep in late, exercise, eat well, and not think of school until July.  Yea, well, ya wanna make God laugh...tell him your plans!  I did exercise and I had up until last Monday...we'll get to that...So anyway..I started created stuff for TPT...and then I get all mad-crazy type and would stay up really late and create more and more stuff.  My boyfriend calls me the machine!!!!!!! Haha, I disagree!

Anyway, I stopped working as hard last Monday because I had surgery.  Dental surgery *cue gasp*  Yes, everyone fears the dentist...well in my case, the Oral Surgeon.  I was always so brave as a little kid. My dentist loved me, he would tell my mom how I was the only child who never cried. Little did he know that I was EXTREMELY shy.  So, to even cause I scene, I'd rather eat dirt!  Not anymore though. I've come out of my little shy shell since then.  Don't get me wrong, I hate talking on the phone with someone I don't know, I get like terrible anxiety and have to think about what the hell I'm going to say #introverteproblems.

Where was I...ah, yes, Monday. So my big goal of this summer was to finally get my braces in.  I have been going back in forth with this since 2010 and I said, "no more", I want a beautiful smile and darn, I'm going to have a nice smile!  Well, my ortho and dentist both agreed that 8 teeth should be pulled.  I was already okay with it because I had been to the ortho years ago and he said the same thing, so I wasn't as surprised, I was ready. Let's do this! So I did.  My sweet boyfriend, K, drove me to the surgeon and before all that I was giving all these meds to get me ready for the surgery..I had to take an anxiety pill an hour before cause I was all nerves..and not of steal.  Well, bf, went into the room with me but before I was put to sleep they said he could stay only up until they shoot me with the intravenous shot. That's all I remember, and I'm so very thankful for that! I remember getting into bed..but I don't remember him driving me home or helping me up the stairs..NADA! He had to go back to work after that so luckily my sweet mom was there to take care of me.  Did I mention she's the best mother in this whole universe? Well, she is!

Can I just say, for someone that had 8 teeth pulled, I took it like a boss.  I really didn't have any complications, what-so-ever. It was awesome!  The only discomfort I did have was my right lower gum, where I had stitches put it.  But no dry socket, woo hoo! Here's a picture of me after surgery, I was still a bit out of it, can you tell?

Well, yesterday I went to the ortho for my first real visit...AKA the down payment....(let's not talk about it). I got molds done, which was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I also got the wonder spacers put in between my molars and OMG, let me just say, I would rather get wisdom teeth pulled all the time, instead of these damn spacers.  My teeth are so sensitive and it just feels so uncomfortable.  I have to keep taking ibuprofen to help with the pain, it's awful!

Okay, enough about my teeth!  I don't think I shared with you guys that my boyfriend and I got a puppy back in March. It all happened all of a sudden, kind of like, "I really want a puppy..." My boyfriend looks at me and goes, "uh, okay!" So we searched online for over an hour and finally he was like, "OMG BABE, look at this little one...." and let me tell you it was love at first sight!!!  Here's a picture a two weeks after we got her, so she was a little bigger in the picture...I have one of her from the moment we got her but it's on my phone and i'm too lazy to get up and get it!  So this picture will have to do! Seriously, isn't she precious!! Her name is Reese's like the chocolate. But these days she goes by Ree Ree or Reese's Pieces....:)

This is her now...
She is still my baby! She's also very smart. I love talking to her, she responds well and is a fast learner.  

Other than that, life has been pretty good. I'm not ready for school to start. I love summer and lazy days.  

I will just leave you with this thing I've been working on.  My kids do Accelerated Reader and I hated my point board that I I decided to redo it completely. I am going with a Melonheadz theme because they are super, cute!! 

This is just a sample..I have a start circle, points from 5-100 (counting by 5's) and an end piece.  You can click here if you'd like to check it out.

Alright, I am going to watch a movie with the bf, he's waiting for me to start it. Have a great night!!
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