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October 31, 2013


I hope everyone has a fun day with their students and their kidos at home! 

I am enjoying all the crazy AM costumes on The Today Show and Kelly & Michael. It's hard to believe that a year ago I was teaching second graders. I miss them, but pray my forever job is out there!

Have a BOO-UTIFUL Halloween!!!   

October 29, 2013

Monday Truth ... on Tuesday

I had every intention to do this, but I forgot! Then Dancing with the Stars started and before I knew it, bedtime! 

Here is My Creepy Truth: 

Go over and check other what other bloggers have posted about their creepy truths! Go here: 

My Monday Truth

Enjoy! Happy Reading ! 

October 25, 2013

Happy Friday !

I was teaching today and the kidos had library. She read a great book to the class and as she read all I could  think was "This would be great for a cause and effect lesson!" 

Here's the cute video she showed : 

Here's the book: 


Now I have another book I need to buy! 

Happy Reading! 

October 23, 2013

"What Day is it?" said the Geico camel.

All I can hear in my head today is: MIKE,MIKE.MIKE,MIKE LOL!

First of all this is my 301 post. WHAT? 

Who knew this grad school project would turn into something? I may not have the fanciest blog, the most visitors, or a $1,000,000 TPT store, but I do love my blog! It's nice to go back and find ideas I liked in the classroom to use when I tutor.  It's nice when someone gives me a shout out! 

Now onto the reason for my post: Here's a funny poem I wanted to share. I was deleting files on the laptop and came upon this. I have never used it, but maybe someone in blog land will.  

Difficult Math Test
                                     By: Robert Scotellaro

Whoopie! A test! Whoopie! A test!
We’re having a difficult test!
We’d also enjoy being kicked by a mule,
then dipped in a caldron of bubbling drool,
but a difficult test is best!

A woodpecker pecking a tune on your head,
then trapped in a might collapsible bed,
or dancing barefooted with ol’ Frankenstein,
sure, all of these things, why of course, would be fine,
but a difficult test is best!

Or baked in a pie in an oven too hot,
and having your fingers all tied in a knot,
then using a chair made of porcupine quills,
can also provide you a great deal of thrills,
but a difficult test is best!

Or put in a vise and then squeezed till you’re flat,
or sharing your room with a twenty-foot rat,
and then wearing some tight cactus underwear,
but none of, no none of these things can compare

to the joys of a difficult test! 

Happy Reading!

October 22, 2013

My Fitness Truth

I am linking up with Sunny Days in Second Grade for a fun linky party. 

Here is my truth about fitness: 

1. I am a water baby. I LOVE the water and would swim everyday if I had a pool.. and of course I did not live in New York where the pools close in September. One day I will join the Y so I can swim everyday. I always tell my Mom I will retire to a southern state and teach watercise to my fellow seniors. 

2. I love spinning. If I wasn't so busy I would go everyday! I go with a teacher friend or my Mom. It's not always easy, but I do feel great afterwards. 

3. The DH and I go for walks in the mall in the winter. Its nice. 

4. I'd love to be a runner, but every time I try, I cant run very far or for very long. Oh well... It's a goal! 

5. Finally, when I eat healthy 80% of the time and manage to get to the gym ... It's been a good week! 

What's your fitness truth? GO read the some more here: 
Sunny Days

Happy Reading! 

October 12, 2013

Super Second Grade !

I was asked to work in a second grade for a week at a school I worked as as a reading teacher 3 years ago. It was HEAVEN!! Second Graders are the best. It made me miss my second graders from last year, but I was happy to see a lot of my teacher friends! 

I don't know if you know it, but I love to teach writing! Teaching it all day would be my dream job!

First, I read this cute book. It was a book I have never read and now I want a copy!  

We had a class discussion about what made the story so good which led to this cute poster. Looking at it now the OCD in me is going crazy over the sloppy writing. LOL. The example is from the book. 

The we color coded two writing samples to discuss which one was better and why.  Here is an example:  

I loved teaching in the same place all week. I keep hoping there is a job for me right around the corner. 

Happy Reading! 

October 6, 2013

Currently for October

I had a crazy week, so I am late at this, but I do love  posting my Currently! 

Go read some more fun posts here: 

October Currently 

Happy Reading !