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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Currently, Sale, and Freebies Galore!

Wow! Can’t believe it’s already February. With so many snow days this year, January has flown by!

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Listening- To the husband’s music. We are currently having an “Internet party”- haha!

Loving- I’m headed to the National Reading Recovery Conference for a few days! I am SO excited that the district found a way to fund us going.

Thinking- This week I’m missing 2 days due to the conference, and we’ve had so many snow days/ delays/ holidays/ etc. that a full week of school is going to feel odd!

Wanting- Another day. My husband is on second shift, so the weekends are really our quality time together. I miss him during the week, and this weekend is cut short by a day because of my conference.

Needing- Ideas for kindergarten, please!!! I was just moved to full-time to teach kindergarten Title I groups in the afternoons, but it’s been awhile since I last worked with kindergarten. Please share some favorite resources, activities, and things I can do!

2 Truths and a Fib- The fib is Disney. I LOVE going to Disney World and have been many times… but my husband never has been, so I can’t wait to take him. As for the others… I ate monkey food on a tour of a zoo commisary (and it was just like a bad granola bar), and my husband is an improv comedian (and darn funny, if I can say so myself).

You can link up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade.

In other news… I love football! Sadly, my team’s not in the big game this year, but I’m still having a TpT sale to celebrate the Superb Owl. You can check it out here.

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(oh my goodness- just realized I spelled February wrong. Oops!!!)

Unfortunately, I have not finished my February Text Detectives pack yet (sorry!). I will continue working on it early this week, but my time will be somewhat limited because I’m attending the National Reading Recovery Conference! (So excited!)

Today is the last day of the Loving Literacy blog hop, so be sure to hop through and pick up your freebies! It starts here and you can find my post (and freebie!) here.

My other collaborative blog, A Class*y Collaboration, is also hosting a Sweets for the Sweet link-up for free samples of February printables for your classroom.

Tomorrow (Sunday), I’m also part of a big blog hop all about Bright Ideas for the classroom- no products, just great ideas for your class!

Finally… one last thing. Be sure to check my TpT store and Facebook page tomorrow night. I’m going to try (if I can!) to get at least a couple of Text Detectives posted for you to use this week until the whole pack is done!

This week has been crazy- accepting a new job, starting a math group at my old job, preparing for a conference (and sub plans) at the last minute, a random “cold” day in the middle of the week, a two hour delay, and participating in lots of bloggy fun… but I am SO blessed! Hope you are having a great weekend!


  1. Whew! I thought I was a busy bee. It looks like you have had a really busy week. I can't imagine what it is like to live with a true comedian. My hubby is a wannabe and really thinks he is hilarious most of the time. The good thing is that they definitely keep you laughing and that is the best kind of full of laughter!!

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  3. I had no idea you were moved to teach kindergarten! I have been teaching kinder for 3 years now and love it. But let me tell you patience is the key to everything! Teach and reteach them everything you want them to do. Some of my favorite things I love (and my kinders do too) during reading groups is using a reading interactive journal. They love getting to write or draw their responses to the text. We do simple retells to writing our own ending to a story. (depending on grou0p) They also love wearing little "eyeball" rings to be their magic finger.

    OH! I found these sound boxes that I think would be a great addition for sound segmentation, counting syllables and writing and changing out sounds in CVC words.

    Can't wait to hear about some of your adventures with your kinder kids!


    Glitter, Glue & Giggles

  4. I also understand wanting to spend more time with your husband. My husband works nights also and we don't get to see him except on the weekends. It's hard for my 3 year old to stay quiet on Saturday mornings so he can get some sleep.
    Your conference sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. I hope you learn lots of good things. Have a great week!
    Love Teaching Kids


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