Monday, December 22, 2014

New Year, New Goals - 2015

Hey everyone! I have been completely busy! My life is GO GO GO GO GO, but I wouldn't have it any other way! I'm currently back in Oklahoma, relaxing with family, and trying to get used to this cold weather! So in love with the Christmas season!! I have a lot of goals in mind for myself for the new year, so I loved that Mrs. D's Corner created this awesome link up! You can find your way to it here! 

Personal: My body is wrecked. Stress has completely taken over me. All the time. I am sick a lot. I have decided that I need to dive in to some sort of health change. My cousin has introduced me to the advocare 24 day challenge, and I am on board! Can't wait!!

Professional: STAAR, my first year teaching a testing grade, I have total faith in my kids. I'm so ready. I also have to get myself together by taking the ESL certification and special ed certification over the summer. I am still working on my masters. First semester went great, I have to keep up that 4.0 

Planning: It's amazing how much better I feel about life when I am two weeks ahead. I need to keep that successful feeling up!

Organization: There are some messes in my room that drive me crazy. Moving into a new room, it really does take me all year to prepare myself for the future! 

Students: My babies need to love reading. They came in hating it, I have to get them feeling 100%. 

Motto: This has been the biggest impact on me, this saying. Remain positive, excuse the negative! 

Everyone link up with Stephanie! I loved this. Made me really think :) 

Have a Merry Christmas y'all!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

December Currently

I am linking up this week with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade! I haven't had hardly anytime to blog on here, I've been on my facebook a lot and our collaborative blog The Primary Pack !

I am sitting in my room right now during recess listening to Christmas music and watching the fire place on youtube :) 
Super relaxing!!

Loving that I get to go see my family in 15 days!!! I'm so ready! It's been way too long!

Thinking - I'm so tired. That's really all I can think about. 

Wanting - Sleep. See above post. ha. It's also doing this super misting stuff and I don't like it. My pants are wet and it's bothering me.

Needing - My desk is already a disaster and it's not even noon. I'm not super prepared for this week or the next two, but today we started a novel study and my kids were so excited! Should've been doing this all along!!

Everyone go visit my partners store! Stephanie at Step On Me Moreno on Teachers Pay Teachers!!

I'll post some more during these three weeks! I am absolutely in LOVE with all things Christmas!!!
Christmas last year:

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black Friday Wishlist!! {Primary Pack Link-Up}

This year is the FIRST year I am going Black Friday shopping... check in with me in a couple days to make sure I am not in jail ;)
The EXACT things I wanted to get my nephew for Christmas are available during Black Friday and I am SUPER excited to go fight off some crazies for it!!! But this is definitely where I LOVE online shopping!!!!

The pack and I are teaming up together to bring to you our most wanted products from Teachers Pay Teachers as well as some ideas from our store for you.... and A GIVEAWAY!!  WOOOO!

So below are things in MY WISHLIST that are definite MUST HAVES for the Black Friday sale!

1. Ashleigh - 3rd-5th Grade Reading Workshop Unit 4.. I have the other 3 and this is AMAZING! It's a curriculum in itself. She has really out done herself!
2. Deb Hanson - I am obsessed with ALL of her powerpoints! They are the best review for my kiddos teaching a strategy or grammar.
3. Teaching with a Mountain View - There's a reason she's a top seller. Her task cards - perfection!
4. Miss DeCarbo - I love her text based evidence sheets. They teach my kiddos to go back to the text and that is something they struggled with before her products!
5. Jivey - This is a LEGIT better than basal product. I have had it on my wishlist for awhile since it's a higher priced product, BUT it's so worth it!!!


You can find all of these in my store!!!! Look around if you haven't been before. They're the best!!! 

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Drumroll please.... Check out this HUGE giveaway package you can win by entering below! There is a resource from almost everyone in The Primary Pack, perfect for all primary grades!! Good luck, friends and happy shopping!

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Now It's Your Turn To Join The Fun! 

Just a few rules to follow and your on your way:
1. Download the images above!
2. Add your favorite sellers products in your TpT cart to the "My Black Friday Wishlist"
3. Add your own products to the "For Your Black Friday Wishlist"
4. Link up below to share your Black Friday Wishlists!
5. Don't forget to enter our fabulous giveaway above AND visit others linked up below!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Missing Mrs. Thomas...

Hello there my sweet blogging friends!!!! I have been COMPLETELY missing for quite some time from my blog!!! I have missed it, for sure, but my life has been such a roller coaster I have had zero time like I wish I had. I just really want to recap on some things that have been going on in the life of Cassie Thomas as of late. 

First off... My master's degree.
I am currently working on my masters in reading and this was my very first semester. It's been rough, time consuming, but also very rewarding. I have learned a tremendous amount in just one semester so it makes me super excited to see what else will come from this program. So that's where my evenings now go. I hate that I've had to stray from blogging, but I am bettering myself and in the end I know blogging will also benefit from my education! :) 

Secondly... new grade
Moving from kindergarten to third has been a HUGE transition in itself. It really feels like being a first year teacher all over again. On top of mountains of changes that are happening at our district that take some time to get used to. So stress has become my best friend and it's still currently taking over my life. 

BUT --- my kids are learning and growing and in the end that's the utmost important thing. I love them, and I am learning with them. It's been a process to figure out what works with 8/9 year olds. I was great at figuring that out with 5/6 year olds, so it has definitely taken a learning adjustment. :) 

Here are a few pictures from the past month. (I can't believe I hadn't blogged since October 1. EEEEKS) 

Then we have the newest addition to my blogging career -- The Primary Pack! I post on the 30th of every month! You can find me there :) 

I will be posting a few blog posts later! Just wanted to catch you up and fill you in on my crazy life!!! Check out my store, I have a few new products and one is on sale for the rest of the week!!!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014


It's October!!! My absolute FAVORITE time of the year. Well... I mean, Texas doesn't know what Fall is so I can't be TOO excited. I can drive to see the Fall weather that I miss. Changing trees, cooler weather, typical white girl style (hoodies, shorts, uggs, and PSL) #judgeme 

I linked up with Farley a day late for Currently! It's been A BUSY life around here. You'll find out! :) 

So, here we go! 

Listening: I am an all things obsessive Nicholas Sparks LOVER. I see a movie on TV, we are watching it. New book, preordered and read ASAP! Plus, Zac Efron isn't too bad to look at ;) 

Loving: October is my favorite favorite favorite time of year. I just wish it was like Oklahoma falls down here in Texas. BUT amazing things happen this month. Our FIRST year wedding anniversary is on the 19th, my husbands birthday is Friday, Halloween with my nephew is going to be SO MUCH FUN. Ah. Just love it! Plus all the Halloween crafts to do with the kiddos. I am TOO excited. 

Thinking: I've had a really rough time this year. I'm not going to sugar coat it. Moving from kindergarten to third grade has been really rough on me. It's a totally different ball game and with all the other changes at my district, well it's education right, what can I do but change my mindset. In my masters program we are really digging into Fountas and Pinnell and I have to find something that works for me before I lose my mind. Any ideas on ELAR schedules, shoot my way! 

Wanting: I need to get myself organized, so who do I call?! Mom. She's on her way here next week. Praise the LORD! 

Needing: My husband. He works so much, and I'm so thankful. But boy do I miss him during the week. Hurry up Friday!
We have a birthday boy to celebrate :) 


Y'all, I am a part of a new collaborative blog The Primary Pack! PLEASE check my post below for a FREE Halloween freebie! Visit our site! We would love for you to come see what all we have to offer!
Thanks y'all. I love ya!

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The Primary Pack!

I am so excited and blessed to have the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the fabulous bloggers of The Primary Pack!  We are collaborating to bring you a rainbow of ideas!  Make sure you follow along to grab a bunch of colorful freebies, as well as enter our giveaway with $300 worth of prizes!
Hi there! I'm Cassie and I am so excited to be a part of this collaboration! I currently live in Texas and teach 3rd grade ELA! It has been such a crazy moving from kindergarten to third, but it WILL get better! :) I am crazy about books so my biggest goal is to instill a love for reading into these kiddos similar to the love I have! Most of the products you will see from me are comprehension skill related! So happy to have you following along!!

I am married to my best friend, we are coming up on our one year anniversary on October 19 of marriage/8 years together! He is my biggest supporter and I am so thankful for that. We all know teaching is NOT easy!
I don't have a whole lot of pictures of my new adventure in 3rd grade right now! It's been such a busy year already and I have been out for a funeral, out for a conference, out for surgery, it's been an adventure. I am exhausted already. BUT -- these are a few images that get me through my day!

To celebrate our new collaborative adventure, The Primary Pack is hosting a giveaway with tons of fabulous prizes!

Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway AND here's my "colorful" freebie!  Just click on the image!

 Hop along to meet our other bright bloggers and to grab a rainbow of freebies!

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