Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday-Family, Writing, Music, Show, Dinner and Dessert

Again today, I am accepting the daily challenge of Michelle over at BigTime Literacy!
So, here is what I'm loving today (and always)!

I am beyond in awe of our daughter.  Every. single. day.  My heart is overflowing with love for her.  I love my husband more today than the first day I met him because of all of the connections we now have together.  One being our daughter.  She reminds us about the important things in life.  Never take those for granted.  #lovesofmylife

Fresh Writing Ideas
I always love hearing about new ideas to get kids writing.  I hope you do as well! 
*Tell your students to write down 5 or so different names for themselves.
My example:
Mrs. Commare

*Next, pick 3 of your favorites.
I picked:  Kari, Mommy, and Karl

*Then, invite kids to write about one of the names.  Kids can write down a funny story about the name, something interesting, or the origin.
I wrote about Karl.  :)
Sometime in upper middle school, I had a PE teacher who seriously called me KARL like every single morning during attendance for almost two weeks!  Seriously. how. embarrassing.  I got the stares, I got the looks, I got the points from the cutest boy in class.  Every. single. day.  Finally, the PE teacher realized my name was Kari.  Not Karl.

This could be an awesome beginning of the year activity to get your kids knowing each other, which will allow your students to become more comfortable sharing their own writing!

I need to always remember, "Prewriting is more important that the actual writing itself."

Boy am I jealous of anyone who was able to go see T. Swift this past weekend in Chicago!  My favorite as of late...Style!

I cannot wait until The Big Bang Theory comes back on this fall!!!  I love Sheldon and Penny's relationship!

I <3 this meal!  I make it often, and it is super easy!  Just a lot of chopping involved!
corn, red peppers, green peppers, black beans, cilantro!  YUM!

How can I pick just one?!?!  Haha!  Well, good old chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite!  Maybe I should bake tonight?!


  1. I love Sheldon! Penny...Penny...Penny...

    1. Hahaha!!! Penny...penny...penny! I loved it the first time, and I still love it the 100th time! ;)

  2. That pic of your fave dinner - looks so fancy! I want a nice camera but I already have a point and shoot with like 13 options and I don't even know how to use that one. Do you have a nice camera for those great pics you took?!
    Chocolate chip cookies are my fave, too!! I'm sure you love the skillet cookie, too, right? :-)

    1. Well....haha!!! I have to admit! I did not take the pic of my favorite meal! :( It is from that Eat Yourself Skinny website that I absolutely love. I also love Skinny not even realize these are crazy healthy websites! Love them!!
      I totally want a better camera too!!! But right now...good ol' iPhone is for me! The bigger ones look intimidating. ;)
      Oh yea.......the skillet cookie!!!! Love!!!! I go to restaurants because they have the skillet cookie as a dessert!! Haha! :)

  3. The picture of your daughter on the swing is precious. :)

    1. Awwwww!!!!! Thank you so much! I think so, too. :)