Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Need a laugh?

I don't know about you, but I could sure use a laugh about now!

So here you go....

Which ones are your favorites? Mine are #'s 3, 5, 11, and 25.

http://pulptastic.com/31-awesome-teachers-totally-schooled-students/ 

How many days of school do you have left? I have 6. Day 7 cannot come soon enough...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Five for Fraturday

Howdy! Have you noticed that my little blog got a makeover? I am so excited that I did it. I LOVE it!

It has been a looooooooong time since I've joined Doodle Bugs for the weekly Five for Friday. Quite a bit of changes have taken place lately, and I'd love to tell you about them!


Here we go!

So this happened a couple of weeks ago....


I had thought about a tattoo for a while but never knew exactly what I wanted to get. After my year in Korea, I knew exactly what I wanted. A little elephant. My blog in Korea was called The Elephant Hat. Now every time I see an elephant I think of my time in Korea and the fact that God's plans are better than my dreams. I had always pictured my life differently at my age (marriage and kids), but if that had happened then I would have never had the amazing experience of teaching and living in Korea. And I wouldn't have given that up for anything.

I love my little elephant!
This sweet girl has been keeping me on my toes lately.


She thinks that anything on the kitchen counter or the island is for her. If it's food, it's for her. If it's in a ziploc baggie, it's for her. It it's in a Walmart or Target bag, its' for her. If it's in plastic, it's for her.

See Exhibit A.


I have been waking up with headaches every single day lately, so my chiropractor recommended a new pillow. I bought the new pillow, put it up on the island, and went out to dinner with a friend. I thought nothing of leaving it on the kitchen island because it wasn't food and it didn't smell like food. 

WRONG. She got it down and destroyed it.

So I thought that I need to stimulate her mind. I bought one of the dog puzzles from Petsmart. I put food kibbles inside. I even showed her that there were food kibbles inside. And this is what she does.


She didn't try to figure out how to get the food inside. She didn't even touch it. She just stared at it. And she guarded it to make sure Missy and Kobe did not come near it. 

So I tried something different. I bought her a new crate. She destroyed my blinds and wall paint in the metal crate, so this time I bought a non-destructible Kong crate. She wouldn't be able to move it to destroy the blinds. 

I put her in it with a Kong toy filled with frozen peanut butter and left for work. 

This is what I found when I got home. 


OK. Seriously? I couldn't even figure out how to make the door swing open like that. I could only figure out how to flip the door up. But she figured it out. And she greeted me at the door so excited to show me the cool and nifty puzzle that she figured out.

Oh, what am I gonna do with her? 

If you have any ideas, I'm all for them!

I take photos on the side of friends and family. One of my former students (I had her in 6th grade) contacted me for senior photos. Here are three of my favorites. I am so proud of her. She's going into the Navy this summer.





We have been researching inventors in class, and they finished their reports this week. I love their pictures of their inventors. Aren't they adorable?


I only have 8 more days of school. And that means I only have 8 more days of teaching. It's hard to believe, but it's sinking in.

I'm nervous. And excited. And anxious. And scared. And excited. Yes, I said excited. I am so excited to get my new business of educational consulting and training started. I feel like this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.

I finished my website this week and got my business cards in. It's getting real, people!

Here is my website (I kept the whole Southern Fried Teachin' theme)...

http://southernfriedteachin.com/

And here are my business cards...


Would love to hear your opinions!

Happy Saturday!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Big announcement

Friends, Romans, countrymen....I have some big news to share!

After careful prayer and consideration, I have decided to pack up my classroom for good and become a consultant trainer. A friend told me about this amazing company and opportunity, so I looked into it, sent in my resume, and interviewed. And I got in!

I went to the training last weekend in Atlanta, and it was FABULOUS!

Two of the trainers/presenters were Aggies! WHOOP!


I am so stoked. This stuff is fabulous...it's all about classroom management things that I was already doing in the classroom but put into an easy-to-understand and follow program. Helping kids, teachers, and schools all at the same time. LOVE it and can't wait to share and present it!

I introduced just one of the techniques to my classroom, and one of my students turned to her partner and said, "Ms. Hevron is the best teacher ever!" Ahh...love!

Here is my class all working quietly and independently after teaching them one of the techniques. It was amazing. Every single student was on task...even my special friends!


I'm in the process of getting my website together and can't wait to share it with everyone.

Oh, and by the way....did you notice something different?

My blog got a make-over! I LOVE IT!!!!

If you're ever wanting a new blog design, I highly recommend Barbara at http://barbaraleyne.com/. She is amazing and super easy to work with!

Happy Monday!