If Only....

If only every Sunday was met with a Monday off.  I tell you I'm much happier on Sundays when I know I have one more day to get things done. I propose there will be no more working on Mondays. Let's see how that works out for all of us.  

In other news...
I hope you all had a very happy Valentine's Day.  I had a fabulous day in first grade and came home to these cuties pies and a box from my favorite jewelry store.
 Not a bad day I'd say.
Here are my other 22 Love bugs!
We had some fun with candy hearts.

Then decorated Valentine bags that seriously looked, umm...well you can probably guess.  There should be a book called, "If you
give a first grader some stickers." Because the next line would most
definitely be, "They'll use every darn one, no matter if it looks
good or not."  I tried to convince them that less was more,
but my sweeties insisted on covering every inch. 
And who doesn't love a sticker or 300? 

On top of all our Valentine Fun, we also learned all about the presidents last week.
I forgot to take pictures, but you can see some of what I did last year by clicking here and it's pretty much the same. We did president's week activities last week, so we can make room for penguins too.  
Speaking of penguins...I've been gearing up for the week ahead and needed a little math center, so I made a penguin fact family center. If you'd like it, feel free to download it by clicking the picture below.  
In non-school related news...
My mom bought Drew this:
And...At first I thought "GR-OSS", but if you are 5 it's so COOL! 
It took me back to my, "You can't do that on television" days.  
You fill your bath with water, pour in the green powder and minutes later the bath is filled with green goo.  The coolest part is, that it comes with another powder that turns it back to water.  AMAZING! I think I might buy this to use as my Oobleck this year for Dr. Seuss week.  It's way too fun to squish, and the fact that you can turn it back to water is such a cool science experiment.  

Another amazing find by my mommy was this:
Skinny pop popcorn.  
This stuff is super delish. 
It's definitely my new favorite snack. 
Now here's to hoping it makes me skinny. 
Enjoy your Monday off friends. 


  1. Looks like you all had so much fun! Thanks for the fact family activity! I can always use more of those! Have a great day off!

    First Grade Brain Sprinkles

  2. Oh my goodness! Your little "Love Bugs" are adorable. Ha! Too cute.

    Thanks so much for the fact family freebie. That was our big, big focus last week. :) You rock!

    I love, love, love your blog. You are so creative.

    I'm your newest follower! Come by and check out my blog sometime. I just posted a few freebies.


    A Year of Many Firsts

  3. What a fun Valentine's Day for your kiddos! :) Looks like everyone had a great time. I'm going to have to try out that popcorn - yum! Hope you have a fabulous Monday off!

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

  4. Enjoy your day off enough for both of us!

    My district is not lucky enough to have president's day off

    Ms. Patterson
    Pocket Full of Kinders

  5. How adorable do your love bugs look?! I am jealous of your 22 kids. I know 30 is only 8 more, but it feels like a million! :D
    Thank you for the cute freebie. We've been working on fact families like crazy lately!
    Dragonflies in First

  6. Cracking up over the sticker situation!!! So true!
    Thank you for the freebie!!
    I need to check out that popcorn. Stat.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  7. Love the fact families freebie. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I tried the "less is better" speech with my first graders too this year.. we decorated I love you books for their parents. After it was done.. it was only something their mothers could love!! Hee! Hee!!

  9. The goo looks like too much fun! I will definitely have to check that out!

    Fun In First

  10. I'm enjoying my day off too! Thanks for the fact family activity. It is great!


  11. Funny how all kids love headbands. Those are adorable!

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  12. Michelle, I love your site. What kind of printer do you have with the BEAUTIFUL colors on all of your printables?


  13. @Arianne,
    I have an HP Photosmart Plus


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