Sunday, January 27, 2013
Freebie!!!!!  Here's the link to my store for a free download to go along with Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!!  It's a response activity for students to share what they would tell Gretchen to do and why.  This could be done in "regular" written form, or as a letter.  Enjoy!!!  (Fingers crossed for an early SPRING!!)

Monday, January 21, 2013

It's up!!  For anyone looking for some new ideas to add to your Groundhog's Day activities please check out my store at !!  This file contains 18 pages of fun ideas to enhance your Groundhog Day activities. Pages include:
-a Web for describing/charting what they know about Groundhogs
-Prediction writing
-class prediction tally chart (recording sheet)
-pieces to create a class graph
-spinner (shadow/no shadow) and coordinating recording sheet for centers
-Question/Answer/Support on your favorite season
-telling time to hour and half hour
-Fill in missing numbers on 100 chart
-Frames and arrows (up and back by 2's and 5's)
-board game with -ou and -ay words
-100 chart work/suggestions
-adding on/subtracting by 10's (using 100 chart if needed)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Phew!  Seem to be better and back in the real world!!  So, so thankful for the long weekend.  If you still need something for this week and MLK Day be sure to check out all the great ideas on Pinterest and TpT including my mini unit at  I know I'm looking forward to a little extra time with my kiddos tomorrow!!  I'm already planning ahead and looking to Groundhog's Day...trying to work on creating at least a few pages of related activities this evening.  Predicting, /ou/, maybe -ay?  I'll keep you posted and link anything I make!!!  Have a great weekend!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I've got a rumbly tumbly and I REALLY, REALLY hope I am not catching one of the bugs that are making the rounds right now!!!!  For once I am actually hoping (ha) for it *just* being a food reaction.  The next two days are going to be packed, and I really don't want to take off!!!  Sending lots of hugs to anyone out there who is sick....hoping we all feel better soon!!!!!!!!  Just in case....just spent the last hour typing up sub plans....keeping my fingers crossed that the morning will find me back to normal.  Now off to go sleep....after I finish cloroxing things....LOL!

Friday, January 11, 2013

It was another great, busy, and fun-filled week....but this girl is happy it's Friday!!!!!  Had to share a cute photo of the Gingerbread Men in disguise that my class did (we had to be convincing so the fox would not know who we were!!)!  Love my fabulous first graders!!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ah...Sunday evening (or night now) always creeps up on me!! We had a GREAT dinner, some fabulous snuggle time, and I've got cinnamon rolls in the oven now for breakfast :)!! Looking forward to doing (various versions of ) Little Red Hen this week!!! Wishing everyone a great week! :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities...

  It's here!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Testing FB link.....
We had a great PBIS assembly nice to see the whole school together:)!  It was a fabulous day with my firsties....but bittersweet as we learned that tomorrow will be the last day for one of my students.  That is always hard to hear.  I've got snacks/juice for tomorrow and a little gift.  Her bright smile will definitely be missed!!  Tomorrow we also have some new "Rainforest" assembly.....the kids are REALLY excited for that and I'm sure that will make her last day extra fun and memorable!!  Hope everyone has a great night.....I'm off to go do some prep work for tomorrow and then hopefully save an hour to start mapping out my next unit for TpT :)!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

All in all it was a great first day back!  As tired as everyone was, it is always so sweet to hear all about  their holidays and adventures :)!!!  My favorite part of today was having them write about their favorite memory from 2012 (kinda figured that should come before making resolutions!!).  Not sure how well I'll hold up for an 8:30 dance class tonight.....but we'll keep fingers crossed that I'll make it!!!  Looking forward to a PBIS assembly too tomorrow!!!  And.....I sold 3 more TpT products today...woo hoo!!!!!  Boy -- just wait till these people get a load of me once I really figure out what I'm doing, lol!  Maybe some day I'll even be able to translate java script....or something ;)!  Have a great night!!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Check out my store for a new freebie!
Happy New Year!!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful New Year's!  I enjoyed a relaxing NY Eve at home with the way I'd rather celebrate.  Then today we enjoyed having some of our very best friends over for a day of food, fun and laughter.  It was great to see the kids play together and have a lot of fun, the dog was spoiled ridiculously by all the kids, and the adults had a wonderful time catching up!!   Now.....finishing going over everything for tomorrow.....hope everyone has a wonderful first week back after vacation :)!!!!!!  Wishing everyone a wonderful new year!!!