Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

We went back to school today, well sorta. Instead of a full Thursday and Friday, we are getting slammed with a snow storm. Sounds good to me. We really lucked out with weather in Connecticut lately. My son received a new bike from Santa and was able to ride it outside on Christmas day! There was no snow, rain, or ridiculously cold temperatures to stop us. It was awesome. In fact, the week before Christmas, the temps were up to almost 60 degrees here, so I guess we are due for some snow. Today we had an emergency weather dismissal and were out at 11:20AM. Chances are we will have a long weekend because of a snow day tomorrow. It's okay, I need some creative time and house cleaning time!

Anyways I am linking up with one of my best bloggy buddies over at Fifth in the Middle for her blogging resolution linky! Thanks Diane!  

I am also linking up with a new blog I stumbled upon called A Peach for the Teach (cutest blog name ever!). Brandi also has a great Resolution Linky going on!

So in my one hour and 45 minutes with the students today, I started some really fun projects. Pictures and posts will be up as soon as I get back in the classroom. 

One last link up is with I have few minutes to link up with my friend Erin from I'm Lovin' Lit for her Thursday Throw Down linky. The topic is about ways to make learning more interactive. Well I don't know about your students, but mine need all the motivation they can get when it comes to editing practice. It tends to get boring .... fast! 

I am really excited to print out and laminate my "Fix the Sentence" around the room editing activity for Valentine's Day.  We've been doing these weekly in the classroom, but my students are going to LOVE the special Valentine's Day themed story I created about Freddy the Frog.

My students LOVE wandering around the room while staying focused on work. It gives my students, who need to get the wiggles out, the opportunity to walk around while being productive.
 Check it out in our TPT store!


  1. Hello blogging buddies!
    Great resolutions - I found myself nodding as I read through your post. I am so thankful for your blogging friendship! :)

    Your Valentine editing centers look excellent - I'm off to check them out and add them to my ever-growing wish list :)

    Happy New Year!

    Joy in the Journey

  2. Awwww those sound like some great resolutions!! I hope you get a snow day tomorrow---that would be awesome!

    Mind Sparks

  3. I know what you mean about the forced thing. Something I need to work on as well. Thanks for linking up, friend!!

  4. My students LOVE wandering the room too! I will have to add this to my growing wish list!

  5. Hi there! Thanks so much for the compliment! That's funny, because when I saw your blog I was thinking about how stinkin' cute your blog name is! I also want my students to love to read outside of the classroom! That's a great resolution. Thanks for linking up! Happy New Year!

  6. I love your Classroom resolution, teaching the love of reading is so important! Good luck and have fun with that one :)
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  7. I'm all about getting the wiggles out. GO with the flow instead of against it! LOL
    :) Erin


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