Random is right!

Get ready to read some random peeps! 

Now onto Common Core! As part of the Common Core, now students are officially to learn their addition and subtraction facts to 12, fluently! I've always pulled out the "I have...Who has addition" and flash cards and such after December when my kiddos really understand the concepts of addition and subtraction, but it was never in print to stress me out! So anyway...a parent of mine who also teaches introduced me to this site:
And I love it! It's so easy to use. You can literally input your kiddos names in seconds, it prints out a sheet for their parents with their very own code and it keeps all their data for you.  AMAZING! It's also Free which is super fantastic! 

I've had a bunch of requests for my first grade helper in a Kindergarten, 2nd grade and Canadian version.  I made them all and they are uploaded to my store.

Okay so...I'm not a very good cook. I can bake with the best of them, but I've made a few Pinterest inspired meals lately and my hubby LOVED them.  He went back for seconds, which doesn't happen often, so I thought I'd share them with you.  YUMMERS! Just click on their pictures to go the recipe link.

Okay...so if that wasn't all over the map, I don't know what is. Hope you have a great rest of the week. Hopefully I'll be back with another freebie soon. I'm making a few more centers for next week too! 


  1. Love your First Grade helper, and that food looks fantastic!!


    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  2. I love pinterest food...when it turns out right! I also am a little shocked about the copyright drama over Dr.you-know-who, aaaand finally, I am not even a teacher yet, but I am so not looking forward to having to switch my thinking from state to common core standards. There you have it, a random-type comment for a random-type blog post - love it!


  3. Don't say the words Dr. Seu** EVER AGAIN! The Copyright Police will get you.


    Love ya girl!

    1. I'm a bit out of the loop from my crazy day. What happen with Dr. Rhymes? Who in Whoville got in trouble? There's no Sneeches here... Do dish!! =)


    2. I want to know too! I don't want to get myself in trouble! :)

  4. I'm sad about the Se... stuff too. Can we call him Dr. S? Lol. The food looks yummy! I just made a recipe tonight off of Pinterest too!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  5. I use XtraMath too and LOVE it! My kids have to know facts to 20 (2nd grade) and I started them on this at the beginning of year. I'm so glad I did as many of my kids are doing awesome! I like that I can check out which facts they are missing and show them that I'm checking in on them. I'm also a baker and not a cooker! But I do try :) Pinterest does have lots of delicious meals I need to try!

  6. I hadn't heard what is going on with Dr. You Know Who... where can I read about it?
    Love those random blog posts :) That food lucks delish!! I might be inspired to make something soon...

    -Mrs. Thompson

    Adventures in Teaching

  7. Those recipes look so yummy! Have a great week, friend! :)


  8. Loved all the randomness.
    The food looks so yummy!
    Your helper is awesome!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  9. Thanks for the math practice site!! Some of my kiddos could really use more practice.

  10. The food looks delicious!! Yummy!


  11. Yum! Jealous of that delicious looking food. So sorry about the Dr. You-Know-Who craziness. Gosh! They had to go and ruin all the fun. I love, love, love that First Grade Helper sheet. How creative!


  12. I LOVE your 1st grade helper, I can't wait to get the one for 2nd grade! The food looks delish, I sooo wish I could cook...hehe :) Hope you're having a great week!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  13. Love the helpers!! And thanks for making me hungry!! :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  14. Random is awesome...... that is interesting about the cat.....hmmmm. I use xtra math and am able to print the reports to help with some of my report card grades (knows #facts). It is terrific!


  15. The first grade helper is a great idea and very cute. I use the Xtra Math website also and we now have a designated computer during our Math Daily 5 and the kids tag one another when they are done. Deb at Fabulously First!!!

  16. Great post. I love the math site link you gave us and your Canadian first grade helper!

    Grade ONEderful

  17. You are going to make my life in first grade that much better!!! Thank you so much for posting about the math website! What a great resource for all involved; the kiddos, the parents, and ME! :)

    Side note: I snagged your first grade helper a year and a half ago, put into my "first grade office" folders. They are the most resourceful tool for my sweet firsties when they're writing.

    Love all your fabulous ideas!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal


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