Saturday, November 23, 2013

Elf on the Shelf!

I cannot believe that it is just about time for the Elf on the Shelf to make its appearance!  Where have the past few months gone?!  ACK!  I am super excited about bringing the Elf back our, the Kinders last year loved it!  It will be strange to have to call her a new name this year.  The biggest thing I love about having the Elf around is the writing piece.  My students wrote in their Elf Journals every morning for their Before School Work (BSW).  Here is an example:

This really helped to strengthen their writing skills as well as their fine motor skills.  Our elf did a lot of silly things:

Will you be using an Elf on the Shelf?  What are some fun things you like to do with your elf?

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's my blogiversary!

Happy 1st Blogiversary to me!  I cannot believe it has already been a year!  This year has been so super stressful and jam packed with meetings, data, a grad class and the like that I have had little to no time to take pictures or to document all of the fun things we have been doing.  I feel like a bad blogger, but, I also feel like I need to recognize this milestone!  I hope to soon be back to updating a little more frequently as my grad class winds down.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

November Currently!

Boy, oh, boy am I late this month!  Things are so crazy in my life right now!  I am linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade.  Here is mine:

Listening:  The Carrie Diaries. I love this show!  I was/am a huge Sex and the City fan so this show is great to feed my fandom!

Loving:  I had a great weekend with my hubby and my daughter and we didn't even do anything special!  I just love my little family!

Thinking:  I have way too much on my plate right now!  I can't even begin to start to name everything.  It gives me anxiety!

Wanting:  I need a nice beach-y vacation.  I have too much on my plate.  Did I say that yet?!

Needing:  More time in the day so that I can start taking things off of my plate!

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