Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This and That Tuesday

Hey y'all! I am slap worn out. This morning did NOT start out great. I was just snoozin' away, when I just happened to roll over and look at the alarm clock.....6:43!!!!! Then I'm up, flying around the room, wondering what happened to my alarm clock?!? I usually wake up at 5:30, since I have to be at school at 7:00, so you can imagine my panic this morning. I called my BFF and teacher neighbor Laura, so she could let admin know I was going to be late. Luckily, I was able to get my act together pretty quick, and made it there by 8:00. Crisis, averted. Is that not the worst feeling in the world? I mean, how did I manage to sleep through 3 alarm clocks?!?! The same thing happened to me on Sunday morning, when I woke with a panic at 7:25, only to have my hubby gently remind me it was only Sunday.

Anyway, today was a B-E-A-UTIFUL day in good ol' Georgia! We finally got to go outside for recess (whoo-hoo!!!) after having 3 days of rainy indoor recess. We never got a chance to do our 100th day exercises last week, so we made the littles do them during recess. You should have seen them, all 72 firsties doing 100 jumping jacks, 100 toe touches, and as many sit-ups as they could in 100 seconds. I'm pretty sure they were all running around holding their stomachs for the rest of recess. All this while the 3 of us first grade teachers sat back and grinned. It's the small things, people.

Since I was in such a rush this morning, I had forgotten to grab the little treat I bought for my babies for reading 100 books last week. My darling hubby said he would be happy to bring them to me, and even read a couple books to my class! He. is. the. best. :)

Isn't he just the best? Please excuse the mess.
 Ignore the fact that our place value chart only says 99 days...today was, in fact, the 102 day of school.

Has anyone bought the Ed and Ing Word Endings unit from Lindsey over at the teacher wife? If not, you definitely should! My reading class did a fun little word hunt the other day...they were so engaged!

Um, do you see what a disaster my bookshelf is? There is literally no organization! That is my project for over the summer.

Anyways, my students also presented their book reports today. We had each student choose a book and then fill out a quick little book report. They also brought in 5 items that represented the book, and shared them with the class. They did such a good job with this! I was super proud at how well they all presented. But did I snap any pictures? Shame on me! I promise I am going to get better at taking pictures of all this cute stuff we do. To make up for that, here is a copy of the book report sheet that we had the kiddos fill out.

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Sorry for the long post :) Till tomorrow!


  1. Sounds like we had the same day! My school starts at 9am, I am usually there no later than 8:15. I WOKE UP AT 8:15 today, slept through my dang alarm too!

  2. Oh my gosh I *hate* when that happens! I also have FOUR alarms and it's like, how in the world?!!

    Thanks for posting about our giveaway!! Good luck to you :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Natalie...glad I'm not the only one to hit snooze too many times on occasion! Glad the day turned around for you!

    Mary Beth
    Run Teacher, Run

  4. Glad to know I'm not the only one! The worst part is I don't even REMEMBER turning off my alarms! I mean, its not like I can just randomly hit a button and it do off. No, you have to slide your finger all the way across the bottom...it definitely takes some coordination! Tonight, I am setting my phone all the way across the room so I have to get up to get it :)


  5. Oh, I hate when that happens! Makes you feel behind all day long! Looks like your day turned out well though. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  6. Tough day...here, too! Maybe tomorrow will be better for both of us!

  7. Just found your blog. Happy to be your newest follower.

    Chickadee Jubilee


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