Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cargo of Dreams...and a "Going Buggy" Vowel Sort!

Happy Sunday, friends! Kerri here...
Yesterday my family and I had the opportunity to help out at our church, painting a GINORMOUS shipping container that we are turning into a fully functioning classroom to send to India! We are working with an organization called "Cargo of Dreams", and the mural we were working on yesterday is AMAZING!! Check it out...

Isn't it RAD?? (My daughter Katie is walking through the middle by the painted schoolhouse!)  
We are also going to be filling it up with backpacks filled with school supplies and reading books, and we are sending over a playground so the kids have something to play on, instead of just playing in the dirt with rocks, like they do now! Which made me think how INCREDIBLY blessed I am to teach in here, with a beautiful classroom, school supplies out the wazoo, textbooks at my disposal, and a clean campus with lots of places for the kids to play! I hope this portable classroom will bring some joy to the kids in India!

Lindsay and I had such a great date night at our Grant Dinner on Thursday night...Here we are, all gussied up!

Lindsay made this one all artsy fartsy with her fancy camera app!

And, of course we had to take a "sexy" shot. 
I know, I know, we're looking pretty amazing, right?? :) HA!!

Finally, a Sunday freebie for y'all! I actually posted this freebie WAY back last April, when we had like 12 followers, so I thought I would post it again today, since many of us are working on differentiating short and long vowel words. Plus, is it FAIRLY adorable, and will work in February or March, or Aril for that matter, since it is a ladybug theme! Kiddos sort the long and short vowel bugs into their correct jars and record the words on the corresponding worksheet! (Clipart by DJ Inkers)...

Going Buggy Vowel Sort
Click here for the recording sheet... Going Buggy recording sheet

Hope your Sunday is relaxing and fun. Oh, and GO FOOTBALL!! I could care less, but I feel like I had to say something football related...While the hubs watches with his Dad, I'll be getting a pedicure! :)


laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love the painting!!
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Kelley Cirrito said...

Thanks for sharing!! I love myself some ladybugs!!!

Ashley said...

Everything that you are doing with your church to send to India is absolutely inspiring! I would love to help with something like that someday! What a great way to help others. Thanks for the inspiration!


Kristin said...

That is so cool about the classroom for India! I LOVE IT! :)
You and Lindsay look fantastic. How fun!
Thank you for the freebie - that's exactly what we're doing and we need it!!!
Go football. Yep.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Sarah said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing the vowel center. Awesome, as usual.

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Katie King said...

Thanks so much for the great freebie!

Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Erika said...

That container is incredible! Thanks for the freebie.

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Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

wow! how wonderful! and even more that you daughter was involved!

Chrissy said...

That is a beautiful painting. There are some lucky kids in India. What a generous thing to do.
 Chrissy

First Grade Found Me

Kinderpond said...

I must that old lol I already had this!

Jennifer :)

Thanks again!

meadowt said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie!

Fran Kramer said...

You are both so adorable. Your latest packet looks amazing. I love all the talent and creativity! I would love to contribute to the church project. I love who you are and the projects you are invested in.

anieb said...

Its a suitable information to us and every one. It has all things regarding to theme and much more what ever you want..

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