Hey there party people!
Looooooonnng time no see.
Mmhmm, that's my fault.
I have been lazier than a sloth these past several months.
This is me every weekend.
Life can just be so overwhelming, right?
As if this crazy job teaching isn't overwhelming enough....
You know what I'm sayin'?
All apologies for not being a better blogger.
I do have so much to share with you about what's been going on in my classroom over the past few months, but this blog post is all about
Hooray for a SoCal Winter Blog Hop and
SoCal is such a great place to live.
I was born and bred here, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Sure, I have no idea what it's like to live in snow.
The idea of opening the door to a blanket of white is totally foreign to me.
I do sometimes wish it snowed here, but then I think of how cold it would be.
And how slippery the world would be.
I'm very clumsy (see where I'm going with this?).
And driving on ice and snow?
I don't think so. That sounds pretty scary.
So what makes living in SoCal so great?
I LOVE CONCERTS!
I go as often as I can, and SoCal gets everybody.
I'm always surprised when I look at tour dates for bands and see that people in other areas of the US have to drive several hours to see their favorite bands. Unless you're near a major city, that's your life. Ugh! I can't imagine.
What else makes SoCal the place to be?
Well, duh. Of course, Disneyland!
People come from all over the world to visit our Disneyland.
Funny enough, I haven't been there in 3 years, even though I only live 15 minutes from there. I'm toying with the idea of getting one of those SoCal residents passes (another perk of living in SoCal).
AND, we're super excited to FINALLY get Harry Potter World at Universal Studios on April 7. I can hardly wait! I've been waiting for them to build Harry Potter World here since I first heard about the one in Florida. And it opens just a day before my spring break begins! Wooo hoo!
Hooray for Hollywood!
That's where I was born!
It's a pretty magical place (if you stay away from the bad areas).
No visit to Cali is complete without visiting the Walk of Fame, and getting your picture taken with Darth Vader on Hollywood Blvd.
Last but not least (and this is for all the other space nerds out there) we have one of the 5 remaining space shuttles on display at the California Science Center. I visited it a couple years ago, and you had to peel me off ceiling. SO COOL! To actually see a space shuttle in person should be on everyone's bucket list. Truly, truly amazing to see it. You can see the burn marks on the tiles of the underbelly from atmosphere re-entry.
AHHH! The space nerd in me totally geeks out over that!
California is such a tourist destination, and I take a lot of it for granted because it's all been in my backyard for my entire life. I forget that people pay money to fly on airplanes just so they can visit here. HA!
So, I've got a little winter-themed freebie for you....
My kiddos are AR test taking fools this year, and they love, love, love to earn brag tags for passing their tests.
I created these wintery brag tags just for them, and I'd love to share them with you in hopes that your students will also love them.
Just print them, cut them, and pass them out to the kids who've earned them.
Grab this FREEBIE from my TPT store, and don't forget to enter the giveaway for a
$70 Amazon gift card.
$70 Amazon gift card.
Next stop on the hop isa Rafflecopter giveaway