Friday, March 21, 2014

Five for Friday...What a Week!

Today seems like a great day to join...
Plus, our brains can handle a list of 1 to 5 right about now...
 NOPE...Not for us...Not even close!
We ran in our annual Jogathon this week! This is by far our most favorite school event and the easiest school fundraiser we know! Make a track, build some hype, and let them run for fun...
and mon-ey. If we raise our needed funds, the kids have voted to Slime the Principal!
Our community helpers show up to cheer our first graders on too. Plus, they brought Goliath, the ginormous horse. They don't call him ginormous...We did. He was huge! His partners told the kids they have to use a ladder to get in the saddle. 
So, that's ginormous in our books.
 The joys of job sharing...Christy went to Hawaii. 
No cussing allowed...Sorry...But, Tammy understands what you're saying...
 She did some work. Report cards were really rough this trimester. Hmph...
But, BEST of all she got to play with our blogging buddy Corinna from Surfin' Through Second!
 This is our favorite part about blogging, and a side effect we did not anticipate when we began this journey...Meeting blogging friends face to face...In Hawaii!
Meanwhile, back at the Ranch...Tammy took out the whole Hawaii thing on the classroom just in time for St. Patrick's Day...
Perhaps just a wee bit green with envy? ;)
After job sharing for 12 years, we know neither of us are going anywhere, so we can get away with things like this from time to time. Plus, did we mention Christy went to Hawaii. Oh, we did?! Sorry...
Sub Day walk away! We are in love with these sub tub activities. Our sub plans were a piece of cake! The class had a great time working with Miss Nelson and we did absolutely nothing other than prep or tub and walk away! Yay!

And, apparently the sub was happy too!

This DUH moment has been brought to you by the makers of 
We don't change seats nearly as often as we should in first grade...
But, now we just may switch them every week now! #notreally
The other day, we had an epiphany. Work smarter, not harder...That's what we always say.
So we created our class seating chart in PowerPoint, printed, laminated and Voila! It's a dry erase seating chart. Yeah, we know...

Be sure to head back over to Doodle Bugs Teaching for more 
5 for Friday posts. 
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day, Hooray!

Come this time tomorrow, Christy is either going to LOVE or HATE job sharing...
Tammy will love it... 

You can do the same for your lil Leprechauns-nothing fancy or pricey. We found stuff at the 99 Cent Store. It's also easy enough to just use what you have=green and white unifix cubes, green pens, green torn up paper, basically anything you have that's green. Our "Lucky Juice" consists of Sierra Mist with the label peeled off, marked up with a Sharpie, and a few drops of green food coloring added. You could also just do water or any other clear beverage.

If we've brought you to the Dark Green Side, the least we could do is give you a freebie. Our kids will have exactly 5 minutes to clean up after those pesky little leprechauns. If they choose to accept their mission, which they will have no other choice but to accept, they will be rewarded with "Lucky Juice" and a writing experience they'll never forget. It's all in how we "sell" it. They'll be even more lucky to be able to write all about it...those lucky dogs!

We were LUCKY enough to be selected as the Feature Teacher for the TpT newsletter this week. It must be the Luck of the Irish-or the Luck of the Polish and English-sprinkled with a touch of Romanian and Russian!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Mystery Box Giveaway!

March is roaring in like a lion for sure!

Especially since the Mystery Box is back!

Hopefully you'll win the GRAND PRIZE worth over $200, or even one of the fabulous Runner Up Prizes. 

Now wouldn't that sure make March go out like a lamb?!
Mystery box 2014 BOX

We Mystery Box Babes aim to please and we think you will absolutely adore this month's box, too!!!


What's inside this box is SURE to put a smile on your teacher face for sure! It's just happiness...All mysteriously boxed up!

WAAAAY more!!

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Are you squealing yet?

We are!

Here's our BIG deal-i-o giveaway this month!

We're beyond thrilled to have teamed up with Learning A-Z for March.

Guess what... read that correctly!!!

As a Grand Prize Winner...

You'll get to choose a one year subscription to either Raz-Kids OR Reading A-Z!

A subscription to Reading A-Z includes THOUSANDS of downloadable, printable, projectable teacher materials on a huge variety of topics and skills.

A subscription to Raz-Kids includes loads of ebooks for your child to read and progress through. There are comprehension questions, points and contests. It is very motivating to readers and beneficial, too!!

ANNNNND, you'll also receive a one year subscription to 

Vocabulary A-Z!!!

It's designed to support vocabulary instruction and has words GA. LORE!


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And cuz we love to have more winners...


Hope you're loving this March Mystery Box as much as we are!!!

In case you're wondering...
Last month's box

It was a real joy to put together this Mystery Box. I went in search of earthy, colorful, and girly things to put a smile on our winners lips. Last month's sweet winner got a chevron box on her doorstep, a note from me, and these sweet little gifts...


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