Saturday, August 17, 2013

Huge BTS Sale!

It's finally here! The huge Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sale! Everything in my store is 20% off and if you use promo code BTS13, you can get an additional 10% off. Check out my store at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/kristi-swearengin. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Teacher Week: Classroom Digs!


Alright y'all. I had to sit through the world's most incredibly boring training today at another school and did not get a chance to go by my classroom and take any pictures. So I'm going to show you my before pictures that I took a few weeks ago and then will leave you in suspense for the after pictures that I will hopefully be able to get on Thursday. 

                  View from the door

           Activboard and Reading Loft

Front of the classroom. I have begged every year for them the replace my chalkboard with a white board but no  such luck just yet. 

Check back soon for the after pictures!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week 2013: 10 Things About Me!

 
Oh.My.Word! I am EXHAUSTED! Today was our first in-service day and getting up at 5:30 after sleeping in all summer was not pleasant at all! This post isn't going to be very fancy but I couldn't miss out on my opportunity to link up with all these other fabulous teachers for Teacher Week 2013!
 
Here are my 10 random things!
1.
My husband and I have been married for 9 years. We actually met on a blind date when I was in college and went home with a friend for the weekend. She was seeing a guy in her hometown and he brought David along with him. We have been together ever since!

 
2.
I have two precious boys! Taylor is 6 and will be in first grade and right next door to me this year. Riley is 3 and a complete mess! There is never a dull moment around our house!
 

 
3.
The beach is my happy place! I could spend weeks just sitting with my toes in the sand and watching the waves. My boys definitely agree with me!
 
 
4.
I am a proud graduate of The University of Alabama! Roll Tide! I go to all the home games with my dad and love the time we get to spend together.
 
5.
I am adopted. My parents tried for years to have children and then decided to pursue adoption. I was adopted on August 14th an my brother was born the following August 10th! 2 years later my sister was born! I know absolutely nothing about my biological mother. I would like to know family history but really do not have a desire to meet her.
 
 
6.
I was born in New York and lived there until the summer before second grade when we moved to Huntsville, Alabama.
 
 
 
 
7.
I could eat Chick-fil-A for dinner every night!
 
 
 
8.
My favorite color is pink.
 
 
9.
I love to shop. Especially for my boys. I have made it my mission to make sure my boys look cute and matched at all times. The sales associates at Gymboree and I are on a first name basis!
10.
This is my 9th year teaching and my 8th year teaching first. I taught kindergarten for one year but first is definitely my love.
 
Check back tomorrow when Teacher Week 2013 continues!