Snow... Lucky Dogs... and a New Unit

Sunday, February 24, 2013
It seems that time keeps on moving faster and faster, right or is it just me?   Didn't we just celebrate Groundhog's Day.. now we are up to the 100th day and zip.. poof... gone.  Bye, bye February!     I celebrated the 100th day twice because I work in two schools and they fell on different days.  So by the time all the celebrating was over, I felt like I really was 100 years old!

Here in NY we enjoyed lots of snow and the pups enjoyed it too. Well, the big guy LOVES snow. He gallops and trots around and barks at the snow blower. The little dude, no so much! Since he was a rescue dog from the south, this snow thing is kinda strange for him. Mixed with the fact that the snow was twice his height! The Mr. has to plow the grass because Pico, just didn't know what to do! Here they are enjoying the day out.

(above) Pico isn't so sure of what to do... Big dude clearing the path for him to go.

That arrow is pointing to the smaller dog! We took the picture as proof he went out, after three days. Poor little guy! 

We all made it back :)

While we were snowed in,  here is something that I worked on, I realize that dog owners do wonderful things for their pets.  But it is the dogs that bring joy to our live and make coming home after a crazy hectic, data driven, small group teaching day.

This Lucky Dog unit has clocks, graphing, tally and sums to 10.  My class is multi grade, multi level, so I create materials that we are always working on.  Click on the picture to show you a better preview.


The Luck of the Irish resource is all about ten frames.  My kids enjoy doing ten fram activities, everytime a supervisor talks about math in our class, the kids shout... ten frames are so much fun.  So it is safe to say these activities are kid approved.
I promise to be back this week with something more exciting than my dogs! 
What pet in your house captures your heart?  I would love to hear about them. 
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Critical Thinking... Weekend Fun!

Friday, February 1, 2013
My head is spinning from the kiddos, long PD's and crazy Principal/ District demands.  I work in two different schools and the two schools run differently and they ask the teachers to do different stuff.  So when I create materials, I do it two (2) different ways and for students in grade K-2.  It happend that one school has adopted to try WEBB'S DOK.  However, the other school I am in does Bloom's Taxonomy.  (I wish they would get their acts together and pick one! My life would be so much easier!)  I created these posters for one school I work in and gave them to the the three teachers I work with.  I thought other schools out there may benefit from them too.  They will be on sale this weeked.  Here are classroom posters and mini student resources for Webb's Depth of Knowledge!  Please feel free to pin for me. 

(oh and btw, how do I get that cute little pin next/near the picture.)

So needless to say, I am so thrilled that it is finally FRIDAY and the weekend!  After this week I drove straight home, walked past the mailbox and the garbage can in the driveway and I did not collect $200 when I passed "GO."   I lets the dogs out for 5 seconds of fresh FREEZING air and then I went to take a nap.  Well that nap turned into a mini sleep!  The Mr. woke me up at 7:40 and asked if we were going to eat dinner today.  Ummm, I told him that I wanted to relax for a little bit.  He then reminded me that I was home today in the house by 3:30 today.  If I can do elapsed time correctly... that means I was asleep for 4 hours and 10 minutes! Man did I feel "relaxed" I was up feeling refreshed in no time.  I am now all dressed and ready for dinner and drinks to begin the weekend fun!  (The Mr. is taking his sweet time now. ... payback :( not cool)

I hope that everyone is ready for the BIG game on Sunday.  I can't wait to see Beyonce and I wonder will she or won't she be singing live.    In case you haven't heard yet TpT is having a HUGE sale and they are offering additional discounts on top the seller discounts.  My entire store will be on sale.  Don't forget to enter the code for the additional savings. 

Click the cute button to take you to my store to check things out before.  


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