Friday, March 15, 2013

Top O' The Morning & Suggestions Needed!

My laptop keeps crashing!
I haven't got it to start since

It just started up today but
keeps kicking me off things!

I have missed reading all the blogs.
It feels like way longer than 4 days!

We had conferences this week as well
so I never had a free moment to get
on my laptop at school.
Plus the time change...ugh...

On to happier things!!

I wrote a little story...
I know...everyone is a writer!
It is just a little story that I want
to sell on TpT. I am NOT an illustrator
however.  I can't find the clipart I need.
Can anyone suggest someone that
will do a few custom pieces?
I would actually love to have
it illustrated instead of just clipart, 
but clipart would probably be easier?!

I have tried several "big" clipart
shops and haven't heard anything back.
Any help would be very much appreciated!

Check out Teaching Blog Addict
and Freebie Friday!

Click here for the freebie poem!

Can't forget these great linkys!!


Here is a peek at
our week!

1. Jump Rope for Heart
& silly stringing our principal
who had a heart attack
several years ago.

There's my cutie patootie in the pink jeans!

2. Our wee leprechaun has arrived!

Click here to see the door after everything gets
set up.  I add one new thing each day!

3. St. Patrick's Day activities all week!

Searching for tiny sight words!

 Hats made for the leprechaun to magically shrink!
Forgot the after picture with their golden treat!

Let's just not discuss my jello cake.....

A couple of the leprechaun traps....

The kiddos got to show and share
their traps. They were adorable
explaining in great detail how their trap
would catch that leprechaun!
did that leprechaun ever make a mess!

Love this little girl...
she's thinking "What the?!"
and the one in the background with her hand
on her head...HA!!!

He did leave us a mess but
also a pot of gold for each of us 
and a little note!
Click here for the freebie note!

No leprechaun!
Better luck next year kiddos!

We did way more than this for St. Patrick's Day
activities...just forgot pictures.
My fav is the Lucky Charms marshmallow activity!
We read a lot of books too!
The students loved "The Night Before St. Patrick's Day"!
They just have to list EVERY "Night Before" 
story we have ever read!

4. Learning to tell time!

Rockin' around the clock!
I played the song 
Rock around the Clock 
while they danced around.
When the music stopped they
found a desk and wrote the digital
time.  I started the music again
and they danced more.  When I 
stopped the music again, they found
a new desk and wrote the analog time.
They LOVE this!

It is part of Rachelle Smith's
Telling Time Packet.
Click here to check it out!

 Fiction and Nonfiction Pair

Story souvenir: a shamrock good luck coin

 Random Photo

5. I am leaving on a girl
road trip to Las Vegas on 
Monday morning. I am going
to be gone for 6 days!

I bought a small present for my
youngest to open up each day
I am gone.  I have only been
away for a night at a time.
I am sure my older two will just
want money and I don't think they
will miss me quite as much as 
my 6 year old! 
I don't know how I am going to make it!
WHAT was I thinking?!?!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Too many things I love about your post! We've had conferences this week too. I think the present idea is so sweet. That's totally something my mom would have done for me.

  2. Wow, what an amazing time in your classroom! Your bulletin board is wonderful. Have fun in Vegas:)


  3. Wow, I hope you have a blast in Vegas! The first clip art that I think of is KPM Doodles because I have some of her St. Paddy's Day clip art. Not sure if that would suit you or not. Looks like a ton of fun in your classroom, and those pictures were cracking me up! :)

  4. We love the rainbow made with hand prints and cotton balls! Super Cute!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  5. Wow it sounds like you had a crazy week. I don't think I could live without my laptop so I feel you on that one. I really like how the rainbow for your bulletin board was made from using handprints. Too cute! Enjoy Vegas!!!

    Lovely Literacy & More

  6. Welcome back! Your little kiddos reactions to the leprechaun making a mess were hilarious!! I love everything about this post! I remember doing jump rope for heart when I was in school! AND I LOVE that cute rainbow made out of the kids hands!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  7. Found your blog through the five for Friday link-up. LOVE your Rock Around The Clock idea! We start time next and I'll definitely be trying that!

    Mr. First Grade

  8. I'd say try Barb at Ruby Slippers for your pictures. I love her blog work and she is just starting to do some computer art.
    Good luck!
    First Grade Carousel

  9. Such fun things happening in your classroom!! :) I can't wait to be able to celebrate holidays again next year! Have FUN in Vegas!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see your book once you have it illustrated!

    Teaching Maddeness

  10. Hi Kim, I feel like I haven't stopped by your blog in too long :-(
    It looks like you had a blast for St. Patty's Day! I am probably a little late in sharing my suggestion, but I use for free cute clipart. They have a lot of cute St. Patty's Day kids etc.

    I hope your computer stops crashing and that you have a great week!

    Compassionate Teacher