Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Randomness

I really hate coming up with titles. I can't ever think of anything clever or funny and that's what I'm going for.Yesterday was our first day back for teachers and then today is the first day back for students. I got absolutely nothing done. It was a work day and I all did was talk. We spent a good part of the morning talking about my engagement and my fellow Kindergarten teacher, Sarah's engagement. It was good but I still have a ton of things to do to get ready for next week. I am about as ready as you can be for a one day week. I had to get up early this morning to create something for the kids to do for morning work. I couldn't find anything that I liked or that suited my mood. So I used some clip art from KPMdoodles and created this letter matching activity.
Click here to download from Google Docs
It's a super simple activity but a review of some of the letters we've already talked about. I'm guessing review is going to be a must today. I plan on reading about bucket filling, talking about New Year's goals, and playing a number game (No idea what number game that's going to be yet). I'm hoping it will be a laid back kind of day which means chaos will probably ensue. But I am excited about seeing my kiddos.
My second random thing of the day is I got an email to review a program from K5 learning. It's a math and reading program for home use. I've never done anything like this before and I thought I might give it a try. This is what their website says:
K5 Learning has an online reading and math program for kindergarten to grade 5 students.  I've been given a 6 week free trial to test and write a review of their program.  If you are a blogger, you may want to check out their  open invitation to write an online learning review of their program. 

So I'm going to give this a try. I hope to take some pictures of my areas of my classroom that need help to participate in Clutter Free Classroom's challenge. You can read about it here.  So I might break the rules and post twice today but more likely I'll post in the morning.

And one more random thing. I use Google Reader to keep up with my blog stalking. Here lately it won't update completely. Every few days I'll have a ton of old posts that I have never seen before. It's kind of weird. Anyone else having that problem.

Ok I lied I have one more thing or two. My giveaway ends tomorrow. You can win a lanyard of your choice of colors, some hand cream (all hand made) and my cupcake unit. Check it out here. And I'm having a sale in my Teacher's Notebook store. I have finally sold my first item which I was super excited about. Apparently I'm saving for a honeymoon. (At least that's what Chris tried to tell me last night.) That's probably not a bad idea.

This is really the last bit of randomness. I enjoyed the comments on my Dr. Jean and fluency post. If you have any other fluency ideas, I'd love to keep this discussion going.
Happy Friday to all those who have had full weeks. I guess it's happy Monday and Friday all rolled into one for me.

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  1. Love the freebie and your blog template :) So excited that I found your blog and will be coming to read more of your great ideas :)

    Lisa :) (new follower)

  2. Maybe I should save for a honeymoon too?! Ha! When are you getting married? So sorry I forgot to leave my email but so excited I won your giveaway!!! :) Thank you!