Saturday, February 9, 2013

Time for BIG Numbers!

It's been quite a week at school! We've had parent-teacher conferences Tuesday evening (which I truly enjoy!) and the 100th day of school on Friday. To top it all off, us three first grade teachers decided to dress up like "old people" just we asked the kidsto do in order to celebrate the day. Needless to say, it was a CRAZY day! Here's a picture of us nuts:

I'm the one in the rollers, head scarf, slippers, and housecoat on the left. My two co-workers needed walkers so with only a cane, I was the nimblest of them all. It truly gave everyone a good belly laugh to see Sandi (the one in the middle) take ever-so-long to get down the hall in her walker. Her large pill-box and bingo card also made the picture complete. Heather (on the right) got the gray hair bun by using baby powder!
We had so much planned to mark this special day and actually got to about maybe 10% of it. The best was the self-portraits the kids did of themselves as 100 year olds. They wrote about what they WON'T be able to do at that age and what they WILL be able to do then also.
But boo to me because I forgot to take pictures before leaving school on Friday (justifiable exhaustion is the excuse here!). I promise to add those next week.
To top off the week, I turned 50 today! I don't feel 50 and I truly believe it's because I work around so many young souls. And one is as old as one feels, right?
The highlight of my week was when my class, while counting to 100 by tens, stopped at 50 to sing Happy Birthday to me! It's been a while and I was so tickled!
I know our blog has a lot of followers out there and we truly appreciate all of you! But unfortunately, only 8  show up on our page as followers! I'm wondering if it has something to do with "Google"? If any bloggers out there know why, please let us know! Also, is there a reason some people can't post comments on our blog?
Next week is going to be a short week as we're off for a nice, long 4 day weekend! Yay! More time to post stuff on here.
Stay tuned...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

More Fun with "Fundations".

Who would've thunk it? Certainly not Stephanie and I! We are surprised to find that 6 people actually purchased our Fundations Unit 7 SmartBoard Lesson that was posted on TeachersPayTeachers a week ago! We really haven't had a chance to advertise or push it on other people's blogs. So it's been a pleasant surprise.

It feels so good to have someone out there that can use what we've created and have been using in our classrooms all along.

Like we said when this blog was first started, it's nice to give back.

Unit 8 is a similar lesson and was posted late last night (well, actually REALLY early this morning **YAWN**). It's been priced the same as Unit 7. We hope that people who are purchasing this are finding it useful. If anyone has any suggestions, they are much welcomed and appreciated.

Here is a link to our TPT store if you would like to check out our newest product:

And we're up to 8 followers on our blog! Please help spread the word. I know it's not the prettiest blog out there but we mean well and will add more as we learn it to make it more appealing.

By the way, TPT is having a big sale today and tomorrow. (Just type in code word SUPER when checking out to get a discount).

Now that the Superbowl frenzy is over, I get my TV back and I can watch Downton Abbey in peace.

Have a great week!