Thursday, March 1, 2012

Land Sakes Alive...

Land sakes alive...


Smellin' that soup... {Breathe in.....}

And coolin' it down... {Blow it out....}

Not a good week to have assessments to do.  No week is a good week.

 I wanna wear one of those hidden cameras for a whole day; and I want to wear a pedometer and something that can measure how fast I walk too.  Cuz this week was know where I'm coming from,  I know you do - that's why I love you!  Sheesh.  You know those days, weeks where you actually sorta forget to breathe.  You are a whirlwind and know if somebody was on the outside looking in they'd have the straight jacket at the ready because they are just sure you're gonna lose it at any moment. But you never do. You just whip around, do, do, do and go, go, go!!!  Imagine what that would look like with one of those cameras that attaches to your know like one of those lights people wear when they go cave dwelling or spelunking?  What a hoot...

I've pretty much have learned helplessness in some key areas.  Cooking and grocery shopping to name a couple {Hubby does both} but I'm also, very much by choice, NOT very handy.  So when I accomplished THIS today...

Looks easy right?  I guess it should have been, but I usually leave stuff like assembling tents up to my husband. I did break into a sweat while putting up this cuteness but it was well worth it, wouldn't you say?  My kiddos are going to be SOOOOO excited to meet Yertle the Turtle.

I hope it's still intact when we get to school tomorrow morning. That, for surely, is questionable!!!

Oh tomorrow....what a busy day ahead.  We'll be making Cara's Seuss Juice  and writing about it.

Equal parts Hawaiian Fruit Punch and Sprite....yummmy! {Cara's idea - not mine!}
We're also having a Brown Bag Book Club Reading Celebration tomorrow - what perfect timing! I told the kids today that if Theodor Geisel were to walk in our classroom tomorrow he'd be pleased as the punch! 

We've been using our schema to make text-to-self connections and text-to-text connections too.  We prepared our brown bags today.  We wrote about our connections and attached them to the front of a brown lunch bag.

Click on the document to pick it up!  My lovely friend, Barb, made this for me last year before I knew about text boxes...

We're going to get into Book Club groups and share our connections, eat popcorn and drink our Seuss Juice. I'll probably be hiding out in Yertle because I know my kids are going to be hoppin' on pop tomorrow!!!!! {That's code for: WILD and CRAZY}

I got a couple awards while I was away...

Barbara over at The Corner on Character gave me the One Lovely Blog Award...awww, thanks!

And Miss S over at Just Teaching Kindergarten passed the Top 10 Blog Award on to me - so nice!

I will fulfill my blogger duties that go along with these awards this weekend.  That will take some thought and I don't have a brain cell left!!!  Thank you so much sweet of you both!  If you haven't checked out their blogs...head on over!

Deep Thoughts...

How many stripes does The Cat in the Hat's hat have?  We're having a debate in my class over today's March is Reading Month trivia question. 

Have a great Friday!



  1. Love the tent! The kids will love it too!

    3 red stripes and 2 white is the hat for the feline...

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  2. Tent=awesome!! My husband actually asked if I ever planned on cooking again today!! I hate grocery shopping we go together but I usually browse the craft or clearance sections at Meijer while he gets the groceries!! I am totally feeling you this week..TGTIF (thank goodness tomorrow is Friday)!!

  3. The tent is adorable! The kids will LOVE it!
    Dragonflies in First

  4. I LOVE the tent!! So cute as Yertle the Turtle!!

    The First Grade Dream

  5. I have learned helplessness with cleaning and laundry... oopsies.

    i love your turtle tent, too cute!!!!

    Ms. Rachel’s Room

  6. My husband will be glad to know it's not just me...actually he won't be but I am! Tee hee!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  7. I love your posts!! You totally described my life in this one! Man, it's been C-R-A-Z-Y for me this last month!! I'm just now getting with it again and getting some blog stalking in!! I've been M.I.A. because work has been nuts!! Have a happy Friday girl! I love your new tent! It's adorable!! Good work!
    Teaching First

  8. Your kiddos are going to have such a blast tomorrow! I especially love the tent!

    ~ Katie
    First Grade ABCs

  9. That tent is great!!!

    Aren't we so lucky to have Hubs who don't mind doing the shopping and cooking....ok, the MR does mind- but if he wants to eat.....Staci

    Going Nutty!

  10. I LOVE the tent! What a cute idea! Where did you get it? Oh, and I'd tell you how many stripes on the Cat's hat, but I so exhausted I can't count that high, thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!!!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  11. Loving your turtle!!!!!!!! SOOOO fun!
    No Seuss Juice for us -- fun like that has been banned. But my mom is coming in to be my guest reader AND we are having an assembly so I think that should help.
    Congrats on the awards!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  12. Love the tent! My kiddos have been crah crah too! Report Cards are due next week which means I am assessing my patootie off.

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

  13. I am LOVING the tent! Your kiddos are going to be so excited when they see it!

    First Grade Magic

  14. I'm living the tent too! I wish I had one:)

    Grade ONEderful

  15. I love the tent!! I wish I had room in my classroom for it:) and to know that my kids wouldn't destroy it:) Thanks for sharing!!

  16. That tent is darling! I'm like you I make hubby put everything together.

  17. I LOVE your tent! Turtles are my favorite animal. :) Looks like you had a fun week!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  18. Holly..I hope you had a seusstastic week! I nominated you for another award! Come on over and get it! :)


    Apples and ABC's

  19. You're well deserving of those awards! Love the tent! How fun!
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  20. I rated your blog Top 10!!! I didn't know you had just recd it....But I still think you are Top 10 so I am leaving it on my post:)

    Come Check it out!

    Going Nutty!

  21. Holly...oops...did not see that Barabara gave you the award too! I have also passed it to you. Just a little extra love on a Saturday!


  22. Ha! I love your description of assessing because it is sooo true! Hope the Seuss juice was delicious. Great job on the tent. I am sure your students are loving Yertle the Turtle! Congrats on all your awards. :) You go girl!

    Apples and Papers

  23. Hi Sweet Friend! I've given you the One Lovely Blog Award. Please stop by and check it out!

    Teaching First

  24. Your blog makes me laugh! I also awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award! Now you feel extra special I bet!


  25. I see that you already have the award I am giving you, sorry. This just shows how great your blog is!
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

  26. Holy Moly you are totally racking up the awards and winning all the prizes in blogland! You are ON FIRE baby!!!
    I totally cracked up reading your comments on my Word Verif. post. I went from the bottom up so I read them in reverse order. Even funnier.
    You deserve all your awards and prizes. You are such a great blogger, teacher, and friend!!!

  27. I love the tent, you and your wonderful blog! Thank you for the laughs! I am glad you are my bloggy friend! =)

    Heather's Heart

  28. HA! I've had that crazy whirlwind straightjacket week of which you speak! I've missed blog stalking too much!

    Thanks for the laugh on the post... you're too much!

    Also... how did you get Amy's button (Resourceful Room) to be smaller???? Mine is too big and doesn't fit all the way which, for a complete OCD person like me... doesn't bode (boad?) well! Help!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

  29. I have awarded you something lovely! I know that you have already received it, but you have given me such inspiration and support that I thought you deserved it again! Don't worry about passing it along, though!!

    First Grade Magic

  30. I want that tent!!! My room is all buggy, frog, and turtle theme! My kids would die over it! The problem is a I have NOOO room! I currently have 6 full size tables in my room to fit my 23 kids! Ugh! I am praying for smaller class next year!


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