Friday, September 26, 2014



Hi Guys!! It's been a hectic week and a week full of apples!!! 

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This is how my week ended last Friday night!!
This is the result of shutting a laptop screen onto a pen lying on the keyboard!! )))SHATTERED(((!
I never even shut the lid of my laptop since it is pretty much confined to it's place on my desk. And neither one of my children that used it that day will confess!! But it is what it is! Of course, immediately having withdrawals, I was at Office Max the next day to make my new purchase!

HP Pavilion

This was my very first laptop ever about 6 years ago and I loved it. It was a very good computer to me, so I decided to go with this model again!

It's also the largest laptop I've ever had. This picture doesn't do it justice but it is a 17.5 inch. I have a love hate relationship with it right now though, because figuring out how to use Windows 8 has caused alot of frustration this week!! Thank god for GOOGLE! I hope I get used to it and soon LOVE it!
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More exciting than that, is this! I ended up leaving the store with the "HP Instant Ink Printer" I've been wanting. 

Have you heard about the Instant Ink program? Never run out of ink again!! Never purchase ink from a store again....they deliver it right to your home. You pick a monthly plan to fit your printing needs and your printer automatically orders your ink when you start to run low. I have the "frequent printing plan" which is the most expensive plan, but for only $10 a month I can print 300 pages; color or b/w, it doesn't matter! And if you don't use all 300, they roll over to the next month! How awesome is that??! There are also plans for as low as $3 a month. You can check it out this amazing ink replacement service {here}.  
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We started our Christmas gift photo booth calendars for our parents! These calendars are going to be soooo darn adorable with different photo props for each month, thanks to Deanna Jump and Mel! You can get these photo props and calendars {here}.

 We made homemade apple pie!

We did all sorts of apple activities including making these 3-D interactive apple folders from Regan Tunstall. You can get this product {here}.

The picture above this one is from First Grade Schoolhouse's unit and you can find it {here}.
I highly recommend both of these products!

We made homemade apple juice!
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Then to compliment apple week, one of my Hispanic students brought me a Mexican candy apple. I thought it was so sweet and the candy apple.....delicious and unique from any other candy apple I've ever had! 
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And to top the week off today....a surprise birthday pizza party for one of my darling Autistic students.

She doesn't get to have normal birthday parties like most children, because she doesn't know how to communicate and interact with other children. She doesn't have sleepovers and playdates like most children. Her "friends" are the ones that she spends her school day with. So it was a great way to end the week by providing her with a real birthday party experience......a party with games, the happy birthday song, fun, laughter, and a party with FRIENDS!!! 


  1. What a great idea for ink! I don't think we have a service like that here in the UK. Those photo clanedars sound like they'll be great!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. I have almost that same computer- mine is just a little older. I love the size of the monitor which is the reason I purchased it. Enjoy it!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  3. Hi Traci! We have the same Five for Friday for the insta-ink printer! I just got mine too. Isn't it the best? I don't think that I can ever use a different printer now.

    A LoveLi Class


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