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Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Already a month into the new year… and I’m still writing 2012.


Since making this a couple of days ago, we got Hulu Plus and totally caught up on Modern Family.

Funfetti and puppies are both hard to resist!

Seriously, people who use the wrong its/it’s, people who don’t use a turn signal, and people who are just plain RUDE drive me crazy. I have had a little too much of that last one this week!

On a happier note, my PTA is awesome about sending in our Box Tops, but actually divides the money earned by class. My class earned over $50, and my class and I picked out lots of new books with some of that money and my Scholastic points/ promos.

Today, the books arrived!


Pretty great, huh? I bought the “25 Books for $25” collection and lots of others. My kids were SO thrilled. 54 books for about $50 was fantastic!

We took a break from our normal afternoon routine to open the boxes, read our new books, and separate them by genre. I’m getting nervous about our testing (coming up in about a month), but it felt amazing to take a day off and let my kids just plain be excited about reading!


  1. Nice collection of books! I may share the Boxtop idea with our awesome PTA.
    My Second Sense

  2. Those books look fantastic! Funfetti cookies? I may have to try...

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  3. Wow!! I'm way jealous of your new books! {But happy for you and your kiddos. :) }

    I am the exact same way about "its" and "it's." I taught high school English for two years, so I have more than one grammar pet peeve, but the contractions really grind my gears. I think what's so annoying is that it's SUCH an easy fix! Sigh. Well, if you promise to correct your 3rd graders' grammar, I'll promise to correct my students', and together we can save the grammar world! haha. :)

    Have a great day!
    ~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

  4. I came over from Farley's! Your books were a wonderful addition to your room! I would love for you to link up anything technology you might have at my newest feature, Thursday's Tech Tips for Teachers!
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  5. I found your blog from Farley's linky, I can totally relate to the wanting to catch up on grading. It seems no matter how hard I try there is always more grading to be done. Hopefully neither of us ends up taking some home this weekend, fingers crossed!


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