Sunday, August 28, 2011

School, Monkey, and

School- School has started!  I'm officially teaching first grade (for now.)  It's subject to change at any moment depending on enrollment.  They are such cute little things who bounce all day long.  I wish they had an off switch sometimes, but I love listening to their stories.  We are beginning our reading series tomorrow - oh the fun!  Hopefully, they won't forget where the classroom is over the weekend!

Monkey - he's getting sooo big!  He's mastered walking around the furniture and between the furniture now.  After a week of rash, snotty nose, and pink eye - both of us (that's right - I caught it too!) are feeling much better.  There's nothing better than spending your first week of work and daycare rubbing your goopy eyes!  Mine is pretty much completely cleared, but he's having a hard time fighting off this virus.  On day 8, his eyes are still goopy.  Hope next week is less chaotic!!  Another issue is daycare napping.  Friday's paper included NO nap!  An eight month old needs at least two hours while he is there...sigh.  I hope he adjusts and sleeps on Monday.  Be saying a prayer for his sleeping issues!  He's currently napping at home and is taking his usual two hour nap!  Mama is having a guilty day wishing she was home with him all the time. :(

Food -   I'm hungry.  All.the.time.  Weight watchers is great for losing weight, but not so great for eating whatever you want.  I want cake and cookies and great big glasses of milk and slices of pizza!  I gave up and ate a Braum's buger and fries for dinner last night!  I wish I liked vegetables!  What's your favorite healthy recipe?  I need ideas!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eight Months Has Flown By

Wow, eight months already?  We visited the lactation consultant at the hospital today on the labor and delivery floor.  It was strange to walk in there and think that exactly eight months ago I was down the hall whimpering on a bed and wanting to kill my husband because he had FOOD.  Then, after many, many hours of labor and a one csection, a tiny little person entered my life.  He's such a cutie and makes every day worth getting up!  Here's a picture of our big eight month old.  He's now cruising between furniture, pulling up on flat walls (!), and saying mama, ba (which is anything he's looking at), and hi.  *sniff*  They get big so quickly.  What do you remember about the day your baby(ies) was born?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Argh to Google.

If you leave a comment, know that I really wanted to reply.  To Jamie - I read your blog and I have replies galore!  Google won't let me post a comment for some reason.  It just sends me back to the login page over and over and over and over...  Any ideas?

First Grade Worksheet

I had an older version of this worksheet and I'm not sure what I did with it, so I made a new one! You can use it with spelling words, high frequency words, vocabulary, etc.  You have students read the words, then write them neatly, then cut and paste the letter tiles to form the words.  As an extension, you could have them rainbow write or trace the shape outlines also. 

Here is the worksheet in PDF format.

New Etsy Items!

Check out my Etsy shop for new items! These baby gift baskets are a perfect gift for a new little one!
Click on the picture to follow a link to my shop!