Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Sharing and Two Thumbs Up to Scholastic!

Well, my teammate and I did not win the goat milking contest... BUT... it was really good to see two teachers who used to work in my district and competed together for their new district! They didn't win either- the reigning champ from last year took the trophy home again! But I miss my friends and loved seeing them there!

I SO keep planning to add some pics of what we've been doing in class... we made super cute butterfly life cycle projects, wrote fall leaf poems and decorated with gilttery leaf confetti, and are at 20+ minutes of stamina for Read to Self during Daily Five. But, in the buzz of the day, I never remember to do it! Goal for next week: TAKE SOME PICS!

So, last week, I made my book order for Scholastic. And I made a mistake. And it was TOTALLY my fault. They were giving three free books with your order and I didn't realize that and I bought four of the books that I would be getting for free (three free from Lucky and three free from Seesaw). Well, I called them and they sent me four different titles that I chose to "make up" for the ones I had purchased duplicates of... AND let me keep the duplicates that I had purchased! So, I just wanted to give a shout out to Scholastic and their great customer service!

I got a set of "time" books in my order with books about days of the week, months of the year, am/pm, etc... It's a great little set! I'm going to put the days of the week and months of the year books into my math workstations this week, so I made days of the week cards for my students to arrange after they read the book.

You can snag them here! I don't know why but, for some reason, Google Docs doesn't like Thistle Girl backgrounds and they never show up right. I promise that after you open these in Adobe, the backgrounds will tile correctly!
I'm planning to make some months ones too, but I started and they are taking a bit more time as I have to (of course) add some clip art and change the fonts and such. But hopefully you can enjoy the free day ones!

I'm off to a bonfire tonight and looking forward to having fun with friends after a long day at school on Friday (PS- never announce to the world that one of your "sweeties" has been making great behavior choices... I SO paid for doing that on Friday)! I had to laugh at the end of the day because my kiddos were just a bit crazy! I was thinking there must either have been a full moon or a massive snowstorm coming my way because man-oh-man... my school was a nutty place on Friday!


  1. Thanks for sharing!

    It is so true that kids are in tune with the weather or other lunar activities! lol


  2. Ummm... you said the "s" word--- yuck!!!

    But thankfully you made some super cute things to cheer me up!


  3. such a cute font for your days of the week. I can't wait to see what you do with the months. Thanks

  4. I'm sad about my daily 5! My partner and I agree that it just isn't working out for our group. We have a lot of really immature "sweeties" and so we are going (after 5 weeks) to do Universal Access like always. I'm sad! I worked so hard preparing and studying for it. I hate to jump ship. The good news is, we are going to incorporate the daily 5 activities as must and may dos for our UA. Hopefully this will provide the needed structure for a successful reading block. Have you have issues with this in the past?

  5. Lacie~ I'm so bummed that it didn't work out for your group of kids. This is my third year using it and I have, luckily, not had any issues. What were some of your issues that made it not successful? I'm no expert, but I'd love to troubleshoot with you about it!



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