Thursday, December 26, 2013

And Company...

My blog's main purpose to share tips that teachers can use to help make life as a teacher as easy as possible. Well, in February--- teaching was no longer my "main squeeze"--- my husband got me a dog for my birthday. 🐶🐾🐶. My first doggie! I was super excited. So here's a little story about th"company" in teaching and company!

---December 26, 2012 was the day that Anna Banana was surrendered to the pound. It saddens me to imagine how scared she was--- every time I think about her past I cry. We are truly blessed to have this sweet girl in our lives. We are honored that God chose us to love & provide the best for her. Words can not express how much this dog recused us! We ❤️our sweet Anna Banana🐾🐶🐾!

So, I will include tips on loving a dog from time to time.

Till next time...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Graded papers tip

Here's my system for sending home graded papers. I got this filing tote from Office Depot--- I love the fact that it comes with a lid- since last year the crate I had flipped over in my trunk. 


Once the assignment is graded and recorded--- the fun continues. I file the assignments as I go to keep down my stress level. After this process is completed I attach a cover letter.

The most important part of this system is the very last step--- once the (signed) cover letter + graded papers return to school= the kiddo receiving a marshmallow!

Just trying to keep it easy breezy! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sub plans!!!


Yikes! It's so much easier to just go to school versus planning for a sub! "Can I get an Amen!" Tomorrow will be my first personal day in 3 years. My family needs me, so I will be missing from the schoolhouse. Over the years, I have learned that a fill-in template (you will notice there are lines present--- I just hand write some of the assignments) is the way to go. So, I would love to share my template with you. It's a Word document so tailoring it to your classroom will be easy! Click on the picture below to preview. If you would like me to e-mail the word document to you... just leave your e-mail as a comment or email me at: P.S. if you know how to upload a word document to a blog, please let me know, LOL!
~Keep calm and take care!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

     Yahoo! We made it Labor Day! This holiday has always been my finish line from the back 2 school madness. For 13 years, I have ignored everything nom school related from August 1st- Labor Day. Everyone around me knows that i will be back to normal by Labor Day! 

     Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to cook, clean, and post on my blog-- but I would fall asleep as soon as I would sit down long enough to close my eyes. I have been super busy turning into a traveling Spanish teacher. 

     So,I knew I would be able to walk my sweet dog Anna & make a post on my blog this weekend. 

Friday, August 9, 2013


Today, I am preparing for back to school in a different way---- at a pep rally! My school flew us from Louisiana to Florida to attend our charter school company's back to school kick off. We heard Dr. Steve Perry speak & we are cheering for what we do- teach! Good times! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

My British Invasion

Nice! I woke up this morning to the great news that the royal baby is on its way! It is so hilarious that I have been eagerly awaiting for this announcement. I have always followed the royal family, so this is like having my cousin in labor or labour (phahaha)
My second British moment of the summer was attending the Cambridge International Training at my school. I teach at a charter school and this will be our second year having the Cambridge program on our campus. The focus of this accelerated program is science, mathematics and writing. I learned some great strategies from across the pond. If you would like to learn more about the program, please click on the picture below.
Now on to my third British moment, walking my sweet doggie Anna and listening to Bennie & the Jets!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tape less

Just saw a question on Instagram about a bulletin board Pinterest find- that I had posted a couple days ago. So sad but true-- some schools don't allow tape- that must make creating a print rich environment super super duper duper hard--- well of course~ Pinterest is a super hero. I would have never thought of using a science project board as a bulletin board! 

I found a solution--- now I shall take a bow!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Part three
Ok, here's one more... one more blog that I would like to nominate for the Liebster Award!


 pArT 2
I want to add another groovy blog to my list of nominates!!!
 This one is a very nice one too. Check it out...

It's an honor being nominated...

Smiling big here in Lake Charles, Louisiana! I am so excited that my great pal, Misty S. from Krazy about Teaching nominated me for the Liebster Award. It is an award that is giving to blogs that have less than 200 followers---- and well, I totally qualify. I have 5 :o).

So let's get this party started:
Here are the rules...
1. Link back to the blog that nominated you.
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator.
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them.

Here are the questions from Misty S.
1. What is your favorite food?
2. How long have you been teaching?
13 years
3. What type of vehicle do you drive?
Nissan Sentra
4.  How many years of teaching experience do you have?
17 years (college work study+ student teaching+ my own classroom
5. What is the best thing about being a teacher?
being a positive adult in my students' lives
6. What type of music do you listen to?
everything but Bennie & the jets is the most played on my iPhone
7.What is your favorite restaurant?
buffets LOL!
8. Where would your dream vacation be?
9. What is your favorite TV show?
Locked Up 10.  What is your favorite app on your phone?
tie! Facebook & Pinterest

Here are 11 random facts about myself.
1. I love my dog to the moon and back.
2. I don't like closet doors being left opened.
3. I love watching westerns.
4. I used my Iphone so much, I had to have a shot in my wrist for de Quervain's tendinitis.
5. I hate cooking.
6. I brake for cupcakes.
7. I speak French & Spanish.
8. I try to analyze dreams.
9. I perform concerts for my hubby on long trips.
10. I have to have lotion at all times.
11. I am super afraid of the idea of ghosts.

11 questions for my nominees.
1. What is your favorite song?
2. Do you prefer mountains or the beach?
3. What is your favorite topping on your pizza?
4. What is the name of your favorite store?
5. The last website you visited?
6. How many Facebook friends do you have?
7. What is your favorite color?
8. Animal print or chevron?
9. What is your favorite book?
10. Are you a fan of cats or dogs?
11. What is your favorite thing about winter?
Here are the blogs that I have nominated...

First Grade Fairy Magic Teaching and ESL Strategies

Madly Learning
 Working 5 to 9  .... Math and Science

Enjoy Teaching English

Friday, July 19, 2013

Teaching Assignment

Guess what?
        I have a new adventure- a new teaching assignment. I will be teaching Spanish. It will be in an enrichment rotation for kiddos in grades K-5. I have taught first grade for 12 years & 2nd grade for 1- so if you have any tips please send them my way! 
~ Señora Flores-Moore {LOL}

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday night!

Wow! I can't believe it's 2013 & I'm finally watching "The Ron Clark Story"! I so give it two scoops! What a great movie to watch now that back to school is around the corner.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fifty cents...

Go Shorty, it's your birthday- we gone party like it's your birthday--- Well, today's trip to my Wal-Mart reminded me of the song "In Da Club" by Mr. 50 Cent. Lots of school supplies are (drum roll please) only 50 cents!

- pencil colors
- crayons
- scissors
- glue
- markers
Now's the time to stock up! It felt like it was my birthday!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sweet! My first blog!

I heart blogs! I love to find, search, and "pin" them. So, my great pal, Misty (Krazy for Teaching) encouraged me to create my own. So, here's Teaching and Company! I'm a newbie, so please show some love and a sprinkle of patience.