Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Samson's Classroom Giveaway


Last week flew by! Students started on Tuesday. I can't to post pictures but lately I've been learning our new reading adoption, Wonders. Does anyone have any awesome Wonders tips for me? I'd greatly appreciate it. 

The main reason for blogging today is the fact that I have an awesome giveaway. I just love Samson's classroom and you will too!

 I am so happy to be able to do a giveaway for a year subscription to Samson's Classroom ($80 value).  It's one of my favorite websites for learning sight words, spelling words and reading comprehension.  The giveaway will last until Monday. If you aren't the lucky winner then you will be so EXCITED because Samson's Classroom has agreed to provide $70 off.The promo code RMN3(as in "Run Miss Nelson") will give you $70 off a classroom plan until October. THANK YOU Samson's Classroom.



That's only $10 for a full access account . I would totally pay even the $80 because it's that good.





click on the above image to check out the video that explains this wonderful site.

  • We love all of the portions but my favorite portion for my 1st graders is the reading passages.  The reading passages are divided up into different levels.  Students are asked to read a passage and answer comprehension questions about their reading.  If a student answers incorrectly, the program is great about highlighting the area of the passage where the answer can be found.  I like this because it forces students to go back and reread to find the correct answer.  I love that they are actually looking back in the passage to make sure their answers are correct because they want to earn "hammer swings"!  If they miss a question they earn less hammer swings. Hammer Swings are just a fun incentive at the end.  


This little boy earned a  black belt from Samson's Classroom. He LOVED earning this recognition. Samson's classroom is so wonderful to work with. They sent him a black belt, a certificate and featured him in their newsletter. 



Please follow Samson's classroom on fb  and tell them I sent you to be entered into the giveaway. 

Leave me a blog comment stating you left them some love and don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are lucky!
Good Luck. Winner will be announced Monday!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saturday Snapshots and a Fabulous App





Happy Saturday! I've been on vacation for 10 days but it's coming to an end. BOO!  We leave California tomorrow to head home. I'll be back at school starting Monday so hopefully I'll start posting some school pictures. Right now I'm enjoying my last day with the view of the Pacific Coast. Hope you enjoy the pictures. At the end check out my favorite new app where you earn money just by posting pictures. 

While in LA I always visit the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Their McCarthy salad is my favorite salad in the ENTIRE world. It's like a souped up Cobb. 



 Sugarfina was a beautiful candy shop. I love their displays

  I had no idea that this car was worth 2 million dollars. No wonder everyone was stopping to take pictures. 



Pinkberry is my favorite. This watermelon cooler was so refreshing.


Book Tour for Grumpy Cat. I had to look it up to see what the fuss was about. :) 




Great shopping at the Malibu Country Mart











So long LA! I hope to be back soon. 


I also wanted to tell you about a wonderful new app called USLIKEY. I'm seriously addicted to joining their challenges! Best part is you earn money for taking pictures.  You share cool products, places, or foods that you like while earning money and gift cards. I promise you will LOVE it. This weekend the challenge is posting pictures of #weekendfun. I was one of the lucky winners last weekend and won $25. They send the money straight to paypal or there are other options. Run... go check it out now!

If you join, please let me know so I can follow you. 




Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Snapshots from Whitefish




Almost time for Saturday Snapshots. This week I had a chance to shoot some pictures for a sweet family that I just LOVE. I taught their oldest son in first grade about four years ago. What a beautiful, sweet family!













The next set of pictures is my youngest sister.  








Our sweet Maggie is missing her brother Cooper. He's been at the vet with pneumonia. It's been really hard on all of us.  I'm pretty sure it was from Doggy Daycare. It was kennel cough that turned into pneumonia. I guess he won't be going back. I'll just have to leave with holes in all of our furniture. 


This is Cooper when he was feeling fine. We can't wait to have him back at home but for now he's recuperating at the vet while we are on vacation. 

Right now I'm blogging from Whitefish, Montana. We spent the weekend at Glacier National Park. It was breathtaking. I'll be uploading pictures on Instagram if you'd like to follow along. You can always use 
#saturdaysnapshots or #saturdaysnapshotswithmissnelson to link up on IG.




































If you ever get the chance to visit Glacier National Park ... don't pass it up. 

I'd love for you to come link up.  I'll be picking up a souvenir to one lucky blogger who links up this month. Have a wonderful weekend.