Monday, February 14, 2011

Contractions and Valentines

The weekend felt like it was about a minute long. It was so pretty here.  I don’t feel like I got a lot accomplished but looking back at the list it seems like I should have an Olympic gold medal!  Friday and Sat we had spend the night company which we loved!  Carter also had a “little” project that he started and finished this weekend.  I will be featuring the “project” on What I Want Wednesday. Yay!  I went to Savannah, TN  with my mom and sis, then carter and I grilled for our company, and I made home maid Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry icing. …they were just okay.  I am ready to have a stand mixer (hint hint… wedding gift anyone?) with a paddle attachment. Then Sunday, I cleaned up the mess, did a little but of school work, worked at school for about and hour and a half (NOT NEARly enough time!) practiced sb for two hours, went to Cullman with some of the greatest girls ever, came home and made Valentines for my cuties. {whew}

I am going to leave you with some pictures from our contraction surgery.  The students got to be drs with patients (word pairs) and they got to “cut” the patients and “stitch” them up with the apostrophe.  THEY LOVED IT!  They took it so seriously.  I posted the sign below on the door, and our reading coach came in and one of my students said.. HEY did you not read the sign?!  hahaha. They reminded each other to be sure to put the stitch in or the patient would bleed to death!  GREAT activity… I saw the original idea somewhere in blog land.. please let me know if it was yours… I will give you credit.

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Then today was Valentine’s Day….probably deserves a post of its own but… I’m too tired. Just gonna post some pictures of the crafts I made, activities, and 100% pure joy of being a kid!


First was a “store” that I set up.   Students got to earn money throughout the morning by doing various things. Then during math/valentine’s day centers they got to spend their money on the items in the pictures.  {note: most students had a $1… If you do this, lower the price of icing and make them pay 50 cents for the cookie..other wise be prepared to dish out lots of penny items! ONE AT A TIME!}



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tooo cute with their finished products.

These are the valentines I gave my students: the bird is from The straw is something that use in small group reading for tracking and the kids love them, so I decided to get them one they could take home.  I just added the original saying:


Some more pictures from the mess day of fun:DSCN1746DSCN1747DSCN1748DSCN1749DSCN1750DSCN1751DSCN1752DSCN1753

after four hours at the softball field… I loved going home and getting happies from my parents, grandparents, and sister and then coming home to already purchased Chick-fil-A and these wonderful gems:DSCN1765


I am one happy and blessed little girl!

Remember…”Love is the GREATEST of All things!”


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