Springing Into Science-Blog Hop



“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s finally here! Spring!! The days are getting warmer, the birds are singing and flowers are popping up everywhere! 

Spring is such a busy time at home and at school. Between DIBELS, the SLO Test, Math Quarterlies and anything else I am forgetting spring is hectic! The kiddos are growing restless; they want to be outside in the sunshine! Since we can’t spend the whole day outside, I try to bring some outside in.

We have been learning all about plants, what they need, how they grow, etc. This is one of my favorite things to do with kindergarteners’ because they get so excited! It is pretty amazing that a tiny little seed can produce a beautiful flower.


We read many books about plants and seeds.  These two are my favorite. “Sunflower House” is a fun rhyming book that the kids really enjoy. “How Does a Seed Grow” shows various seeds and gets the students thinking.

  We planted yellow sunflowers.
We used two clear cups and some tape to create a "green house".

We also used some decorative tape and popsicle sticks to make plant markers.

Finally we created and labeled a flower. This was so much fun! I love how unique they all look.

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Liebster Award

I am so happy to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Kelsey from Aloha to Kindergarten.

This award is given to up-and-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers as a way to welcome them to the blogosphere! How nice!


As a nominee, my job is to answer Kelsey's questions and share 11 random facts about myself before nominating five other new bloggers! 


Here are Kelsey's questions and my answers:


1. What grade do you teach? What grades have you taught? How long have you been teaching? 


I currently teach kindergarten. I have only ever taught kindergarten! I have been teaching for 5 years.


2. Which book do you read to your class every year without fail? 



3. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be doing? 


If I wasn’t a teacher I would be a baker or a restaurant owner. I love to cook and create new dishes. Baking is a stress reliever.


4. What is one thing you're just dying to buy for your classroom? 


I want my class to have a set of matching tee shirts, so that we can wear them during assemblies and field trips.


5. What's your non-teaching guilty pleasure? 


My guilty pleasure is shopping, I love browsing and finding something new. It doesn’t matter if it’s the grocery store, antique store, thrift shop or the mall. I just love finding new treasures.


6. What is your favorite book that is not teaching related? 


My all-time favorite book is The Giver. I love reading dystopian books.


7. What is one thing on your bucket list? 


 I want to travel to every continent. I have been to Europe, Mexico, Canada, but I have so many more places to visit.


8. What is your favorite restaurant? 


I have to say my parent’s restaurant Delish CafĂ© because I eat there at least once a day! I also love the local sushi place Umi Grill, I could eat sushi everyday if it wasn’t so darn expensive.


9. Who would play you in a movie about your life? 


Rashida Jones or Mila Kunis



10. What's one thing you could eat every day? 


Sushi or shrimp.


11. What inspired you to start blogging? 


I was inspired by all of the blogs out there. There are so many amazing things going on in classrooms every day and I wanted to share what my kiddos were doing.



Next up: 11 random facts about me: 

  • I was born in Bosnia.
  • I have 3 younger sisters.
  • My mom is my best friend.
  • I love my dog like he is my baby. 
  • I met my husband at the local college bar during my junior year in college.
  • I am going to Paris, France this summer.
  • I have 17 pairs of Toms. 
  • I am working on my Ph.D.. (not sure if I am going to finish)
  • I love planting flowers and gardening.  
  • I collect antique keys.
  • I have shot a deer, he now hangs in my husbands “man cave”.

Now that you know a little bit more about me, I would love for my nominees to answer the same questions and tell us 11 random facts about themselves!
Mrs Ehles Kindergarten Connections
Grab button for Finding My Everyday Happy
Sherri Caballero
Wonder Girls
Miss Vericker's Adventures
Here are the rules:
1. Link back to my blog as the one who nominated you.
2. Nominate five blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
3. Answer the questions I posted.
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Contact your nominees to let them know they have been nominated.



Cookies and Canvas

I love art! I am not very good at it but I do love to try and create it. Once a month I attended Wine and Canvas. It's an opportunity to relax, have a glass of wine, and attempt to create something beautiful. Here is a picture if my latest painting. I love the colors! It fits perfectly in my classroom.
The neat thing about Wine and Canvas is that they offer a children's version called Cookies and Canvas. My coworker and friend Kelsey from Aloha to Kindergarten and I wanted to bring this program to our school. We had a portion of the proceeds support our school philanthropy The Backpack Program. Here are some pictures from Cookies and Canvas, we are looking forward to doing another one soon!!
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