Monday, February 27, 2012

'ello govna!

'Ello from London!!!

snow when I got here!
I am now officially moved into a little flat (apartment) in Wimbledon with my husband---such a flood of emotions and transition! I had a dream last night that my husband had to go on another deployment but then I woke up and remembered he's not in the army anymore!! Yippee!!

We are living in a fantastic area, but can only stay in this flat until September---then onto another place....hopefully close by.

view from our living room window
I can't start subbing yet until I have 3 proofs of address-weird. It is not actually so easy to get that because our utilities are tied to the landlord, so I am trying to make the most of this time off--getting stuff for our apartment, creating teaching documents, cooking, and getting ready for our families to come over for our "wedding celebration" as they were not there for our first, legal ceremony. 7 people from South Africa and 4 people from Arizona are coming in 5 weeks! To those that answered before, I think my family and I are going to Scotland for a few days (I really wanted to take them to Amsterdam, but there's not enough time).

Ok, onto some favorite websites, a freebie and the unveiling of my precious Short Vowel Pack I've been working on!!

First, here's one of my favorite British websites for printables:
http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/ ................print labels, signs, cards, games-it's great!

I have used this next British website many times during science, and all the kids love it:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml  ...........do science experiments, learn vocabulary, etc.

Here is my freebie from my K-2 Short Vowel Pack.......these resources are designed to be completed into a Literacy Portfolio/Journal or a Learning Centers Notebook during centers (or could be laminated for centers):

 Grab the freebie here!

 Here's what it looks like in a kinder literacy portfolio/journal:

 How do I add that pin it button I see everywhere? I think I made a huge mistake of pinning my own stuff from my blog and pinterest has now kicked my stuff out of the search engine (I think it was considered self-promoting, oops)........let me know if you know about these pinterest rules--thanks : )

Head over to my TPT store for the pack of 67 pages of Short Vowel resources for K-2 journals!

Can't wait to catch up on all your blogs now! Hope you are doing well!

Kelli


Some more British pics if you're interested!

    

8 comments:

Tammy said...

I love all the pictures! Do you have a Smart Car? Scotland should be lovely. My parents have been. Amsterdam would have been great too. By the way, if you happen to drop by Florence, please say hi for me. Sigh.

vicky1970 said...

Hi there, I love your story -- you really are a traveling teacher..how cool is that?!? I just found you and am your newest follower. Come visit me sometime
Vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

Hadar said...

Ahh congrats!! How fun! Okay, you got kicked out of Pinterest/!?! How does that happen?? I know that they say "refrain from pinning your own stuff" but lots of people do it! I hope you can get back in!! I would die!!! haha!

Pamela Fulk said...

I am your newest follower and also a new blogger. I look forward to living vicariously through your Blog from England. When you get a chance check out my blog at www.firstclassteacher.blogspot.com

Pamela

Miss Willis said...

Looks like a blast!

I just awarded you with the Top 10 award because I love reading your blog!
Get your award here: http://bit.ly/rtHPbL

Congrats!
Jen @ http://thegototeacher.blogspot.com

Michelle Tsivgadellis said...

OMGOSH!!! I am in LOVE with your blog and your story!!! I just noticed you joined my blog after refreshing...hehehe and decided to take a look see...I am now in AZ & I REALLY want to go to New Zealand...my cream place! I only wish I could travel so I can live my dreams through you marvelous blog!!

I look forward to your posts!!

Michelle

The 3AM Teacher

Tammy said...

I'm sure you're busy figuring out your new wonderful life, but if you get a chance, you can check out my blog. I've left you a little award.
❀ Tammy
Forever in First

travelingteacher said...

Thanks for your comments everyone!

Tammy, no-we don't have a Smart Car, that was just a random car in the parking lot. Thanks for the award!!

Vicky-thanks for stopping by my blog : )

Hadar-I'm still trying to figure out what happened to my stuff on pinterest?

Pamela-I look forward to following you!

Miss Willis: thank you for the award! It means alot!

Michelle-glad to find another AZ teacher! You're very talented : )