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March 31, 2014

Goodbye March!


With a blizzard and a weekend slushy snow, I am glad to see March go. March is one of my favorite months, but I am ready for April and some nicer weather! 


Thank you again for the cute R book!

Here is my page of  R words for reading groups. 
I am trying to add a word for the kidos because before 
know it they will be heading off to first grade! 

I am counting down until my spring break which will be in:
                                             9 days!!!!!! 

Happy Reading Everyone! 

March 28, 2014


Here are some pictures from some things I did during the past three days : 

I made this years ago and used it for the kidos to make place mats.

Oops! This kido cut the legs off, but once it was 
behind the basket, no one was the wiser!  

I borrowed an idea from: 

I modified it for a kido I tutor. I asked her what she already knew about parrots and scribed for her. Then she read aloud to me from part of a book I enlarged from readinga-z. She highlighted new facts she learned. Finally she wrote them on the other side of the chart.  

Not sure why the pic below is sideways. 
Tried to fix it a few times and gave up!  LOL 

We did the letter R and talked about what starts with R. 
I drew one picture at a time, so the kidos could copy.

Student Example

I did a little review with the gal I tutor because she has her BIG state test next week. We talked about how to have a "RADD" answer when she responds to a prompt. 

R -  Restate the question
A -  Add a statement 
D  - Detail #1 ( from the text to support your statement ) 
D - Detail #2  ( from the text to support your statement )

Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Happy Reading!

March 23, 2014

Reading is Power!


My husband saw this on Facebook and since I am not on Facebook I wanted to share it here. 

March 22, 2014

Sick... AGAIN !

I am spending my Saturday trying to get better. One of the kidos gave me his cold. This is my THIRD illness in the past 2 months! I have been drinking tea and taking some medicine since I have a sore throat, the chills, & a cough. I am catching up on the DVR and my sweet husband did the food shopping. I REALLY hope I am done with being sick this year!

Last week we finished the letter I and now I am working on the letter G. Here are a few pics:

I love this kid!


I love using the website. 
I used one of their letter books this week: 

Next unit has the letter R so I am hoping to print up another booklet. 

Teaching reading is my favorite part of the day. I wish I could do it all day long. Well, I am off to go have some chicken soup. 

Happy Reading! 

March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here is the finished bulletin board of the leprechauns: 

That pesky leprechaun went into the classroom. He flipped over chairs, made a little mess, and left a note! 


I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day !!

Happy Reading! 

March 16, 2014

Sunday! What?

Where did the weekend go? 

I guess I was busy having fun with my birthday! I went out last night with my family to listen to an 80's band. It was so much fun! 

This week I am hoping to finish my Letter I reading activities. I wonder if the leprechauns were finished on Friday when I took a mental health day. I guess I will find out tomorrow when I see the classroom teacher.

I pulled out a cute bunny and basket I am hoping the kids will make in April before we have our spring break. I will take a picture of it sometime this week. 

Hope everyone had a great week! I'll post pictures later in the week!

Happy Reading!

March 14, 2014

Finally Friday!

Did you ever have one of those weeks? 
I know I had a mid week snow day, but I still had a rough week. I think I have spring fever and so do the students! 

I celebrated my birthday on Thursday. My sweet husband surprised me with some unexpected gifts including this  one:

Isn't this beautiful? 
I had trapper keepers in middle school & high school. Ahh the 80's! Loved of green and blue trapper keepers. I was so excited about this gift. He put scratch and sniff pictures inside. 

In school, I made had the kids make these: 
He did have a shamrock on his hand, but it ripped off the poor guy. 

Here is one of the kidos with his in progress. 

The kids were excited to make these & I hope to take a picture of the finished product on Monday. 

Happy Friday everyone!
Happy Reading!

March 12, 2014

Early B-Day Surprise!


Relaxing, reading, and enjoying some coffee while I watch the snow outside. We actually have a BLIZZARD warning today! 

A snow day the day before my birthday! This hasn't happened since I turned 21! It's nice to have a day off in the middle of the week! 

Happy Reading everyone! 

March 10, 2014

K Happenings

Here are some pictures of what I have been doing in the classroom: 

Cat in the Hat 

Sound Sort 
I like to add a few pictures to see if I can trick the kids. 
They love it! 

 S Pictures

We are working on the letter I this week. The teacher will be in meetings fro two days, so I am worried the kidos will be a bit crazy! I hate to say it, but I am hoping for a snow day! Maybe I'll wear my pjs to bed backwards. LOL 

I hope everyone has a great week!

Happy Reading!

March 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Well, maybe a few words! 

A day in kindergarten... 


Time to Rhyme

Niagara Falls frozen..... so pretty! 

 Hope everyone is having a great week! 

March 2, 2014

Happy Birthday !

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss!

March 1, 2014



I am a fan of March. I like shamrock shakes, St. Patty's Day, wearing green, the fact that spring begins during the month, those surprise days a warmth and sun. It's also my birthday month, so I guess I am a little  ( a lot) biased. 

With that in mind, here is this month's currently: 

Not sure why this is so small, if I try to make it bigger than it's too big for the page. GRRR! 

Just the usual stuff going on in my life. I really would like a vacation to somewhere warm, but since my vacation plans are for the summer, that's not happening, so I guess I will have to settle for some spring shopping and a LOT of snow melting! 

Link up here:  

March Currently 

I had a hard time with the question marks. There were so many choices. 

Happy Reading!! 
I hope you leave a comment! 

Woodstock or Snoopy

What side of the fence are you on? 

Are you a Woodstock or a Snoopy? 

: )