**DISCLAIMER**I did the last one wrong...didn't use G for the 3 words when I first filled it in. Guess I didn't read all the directions! LOL! Here are my new words: Like garage sales (having them not going to them), Love gadgets (electronics), and Hate getting older (keeping that one!)
My son has me hooked on the Walking Dead! We just started watching it, so we have a lot to catch up on! Didn't think I would like it, but I LOVE it!! I don't watch too many TV series because I just can't keep up, but I've made time to watch this one! Even bought Season 1 on DVD so we could start from the beginning.
LOVING my big sister! She lives about an hour north of me and came down the other night to go to the Kate Spade Outlet near me. I met her and my niece and my cutie grand nephew. I found a tote I loved. I didn't get it, but considered going back over the weekend for it. We finished shopping and I headed home. A little bit later my niece called and said her and my sis were in my driveway. I went out and there she was with the tote! She said it was an early birthday gift!! I was so surprised and grateful!! I just love this bag!! Don't you?? I love my sister for so many reasons...she is generous, kind, loving, inspirational, forgiving, loyal, funny, and a great friend. She is also one of the best teachers I know!! THANK YOU, KAREN!! I love you lots!!
I can not believe it is already MARCH!! Where did the year go? Our last day of school is June 6th. I know some of you get out much later! We have spring break coming up and FCAT testing in April. I feel like I have so much left to cover before the end of the year! How does this happen every year?? This might sound strange, but I will be sad for this year to end. I LOVE my class! This is one of the best groups I've ever had! They are smart, enthusiastic, and so well-behaved! The parents are so supportive, too! I've had a great year so far. So, I need/want more time to teach them! There just aren't enough hours in the school day to cover it all!
March is my birthday month (the 23rd). I love birthdays. I think kids should be made to feel extra special on their birthday. For my own kids, I decorate after they go to bed. It's different every year. I hang a banner, balloons, a special tablecloth, and put the gifts out. Last year I hung steamers from their doorway so they walked into it in the morning. It makes me happy that this little tradition is still something they look forward to at 10 and 12.
As I get older my own birthdays are not as exciting. LOL! I hate getting older. I don't feel "old". I don't act "old". I just don't care for the number! I guess I shouldn't let it bother me, but somehow it does. I'm going to try real hard this year to not care. I'll let you know how it goes.
In the classroom, we sing, I have a birthday crown for the student to wear, they get a birthday pencil and bookmark, and I have a special birthday chair. (I don't have a picture of it! Sorry! I also have a special cover for the student of the month.) Parents can send in treats for lunch time, too. I love how happy kids are on their birthdays! What do you do to celebrate birthdays personally or in the classroom or both? Would love to hear!
Check out these fantastic giveaways happening now!! You do not want to miss your chance to enter and win some fab resources!!
Julie at My Journey to 5th Grade is celebrating 150 Followers. My Parts of Speech Posters are part of her giveaway!
Jackie and Danielle over at The Sister Teachers are hosting a 400 follower giveaway. Tons of resources to win including my Text Features Pack!