Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Scoop!

Oh Daylight Savings....I don't like you.  I'm always an early bird, but something about getting up at 7 am today felt wrong.  THAT'S BECAUSE IT REALLY FELT LIKE 6! Boooo.  Usually I don't mind, but I was out late last night and I could have used some extra sleep. :)

Since I was up so early, I was able to get my Sunday Scoop ready right away! :)

I hate having a long to-do list.... this about sums it up....

Backwards Lesson Planning is in full force in first grade.  It went awesome last time and we were all so focused on our goals for the unit.  :)   My students did AMAZING on the lessons and on the assessments! :) :)  Now it's time to plan and create assessments again.  That's at the top of my to-do list.

I have gotten REALLY good about making food on Sunday for the week.   I'm not really following a diet; I'm just trying to make healthier choices.  It's so nice to have everything made and ready for the week. :)  That's also on my to-do list today - meal prep!  I have some chicken and sweet potatoes.  MMMM.

I found a way to make mashed sweet potatoes that is SO EASY.  All you do it cut them in half, put them on a sheet tray and bake them for about 45-60 minutes at 420 degrees.  Then, cool them off and scoop them out!  SOOOO easy and SOOOO yummy!

I hope I get some time to run out to Ulta. I'm running low on my make-up and have a gift card that I need to spend. ;-)   I LOVE Bare Minerals.  Love, love, love!

I also hope I get a chance to just relax and watch some TV.  It's my favorite way to unwind.  :)

The weather is supposed to warm up a little this week so I'm looking forward to walking Tobey. :)  It's been rough walking him in all the snow and with all the ice.  He's picky about where he does his business so the walks have been LONG and not so enjoyable.

We had a little scare at the vet this week.  They thought they found something when they took x-rays... so we went back for 2nd x-rays the next morning. It turns out it was just poop.  :)  Phew.  This little guy is my WORLD.

Anywho, I'm ready to tackle this to-do list!!  :)  Have a good day and don't forget to link up with Teaching Trio!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Just Because {Freebie!}

Happy Monday!

Enjoy this JUST BECAUSE freebie! :)   Click the pic to check them out!

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

WHAAAAAT!!!! (& Five for Friday)

I FINALLY made it into the TpT Newsletter!  YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!  Click the pic to check the newsletter out! My heart is beating so fast! :)

Ok, my feet are back on the ground. ;)

Anywho, I'm late for the Five for Friday party are my 5 random things from the week....!

I'm stiiillll recovering from getting rear-ended on the 18th.  My car didn't look too bad - I guess the guy did more damage to me than the car.  But, after x-rays, tons of pain meds, lots of days off, and continued physical therapy, I'm starting to feel a little better.  I'm definitely not pain-free yet though.  :(

Yep, you can totally see the outline of his license plate in the dent. Yikes.

Awww, little brother and big sister! :) 

 The 3rd grade class came down to read A Chair For My Mother to us this past week.  :)  They did SUCH a good job!  The 3rd graders did an amazing job reading and asking questions as they read.  My 1st graders LOVED it and were great listeners.  :)

We were working with 2-dimensional shapes this week.  We learned about sides and vertices while eating some shapes.  :)   For squares and rectangles: I gave them wafer cookies, Cheez-Its, and graham crackers.  Later we learned about triangles (with triangular pita chips), and circles (with round sandwich cookies).  YUM!  Anything to keep them interested and engaged!

They also did a little shape hunt around the school.  (No pics, sorry!) I gave them each a clipboard and paper and we did 5 stops around the building.  The task was simple - draw or write the shapes they saw. The best part was that they were up and moving while learning.  :)

Then we got back and  talked about the shapes we found.  We had some extra time so I just dumped out some shapes and let them explore.  This group made a rocket. ;)  Silly kids.

We've been learning about those tricky spelling patterns for long vowels.  We focused on long i (igh, ie, y) and long o (oa, oe, ow).  It is HARD for my poor little strugglers.  To make it easier, we took out the dry erase markers while we were using our fluency cards.  They had to find the letters that made the long vowel sound.  It helped SO MUCH!  :) :) :)  Good thing all of my fluency cards are laminated! :) 

Whew, time to just soak in this happiness of being in the TpT newsletter!   Enjoy your Sunday! :)