Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tell Me Something Good Linky and a Giveaway

Today was the 2nd beautiful day in a row! I could get used to this. However, I have noticed that it is SO much easier teaching when it is raining outside than when it is beautiful. Go figure.

I saw this wonderful linky from Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade. All you have to do is talk about 2 "good" things that are going on in your life. (One at home and one at school.) I love this linky because I think it is too easy to forget about the wonderful things that are going on, and only focus on the bad. Especially with the bombings in Boston, the explosion in West, and the floods in the Midwest these last couple of weeks.

Something good from school:

All year long my students have been fighting me every time we write. For example, we would brainstorm ideas to write about as a class and students would still say they had nothing to write about. I was pulling out my hair...Oi! Finally my co-worker and I found these adorable squiggle stories. (I talked about them in an earlier post here.)  My students LOVED them! A couple of days ago, I actually was able to get all my students working on their writing. Picking topics that they wanted to write about. Huge success! I was so excited. Now I just need to figure out how to replicate it. (Hahaha)

Something good from home:
I just put my check for my trip to Europe in the mail today. I just a couple of weeks I will be going to this lovely city, Vienna.

I also only have 55 days of school left. That, in itself, is something to celebrate.

Don't forget to comment and follow my blog for a chance to win my new Plant Unit. I'll randomly pick people tomorrow night. (Don't forget to leave your email address.)

Happy Thursday!


  1. Tell you something good at school...a mallard duck decided to make a nest under the slide on our playground. This poor duck now has over 200 "mothers" watching over her. At recess it was so cute to watch the kids just sit and watch her sit in her nest. The kids don't get it that it is going to take some time. It is precious. Wednesday mama & daddy were out walking around on the four square
    Deb81992@ yahoo.

    1. That is too stinkin' cute. I can't wait until they hatch.


  2. I love your summer countdown counter!!!

    The packet looks great!!

    Crystal Shepherd
    The lamppost in 1st grade math