Saturday, March 2, 2013


Hard to believe it's March already. I'm kinda glad February is over though---it's wayyy too busy and too short to be able to do everything that is needed to be done. It kinda wears me out. Fun but tiring. 

But now March is here and for me that means--Dinosaurs, Weather, and Spring Break. Who is ready for that?? Me me me me! If only it was sooner rather than later....but oh well just a few more weeks---I think I can I think I can....

Here are a couple of things we did this week (I'm such a bad picture taker---I always forget) but here's what I've got.

Of course we honored someone's birthday yesterday. I didn't really take any pictures of all of that because of all the hoopla surrounding their copyrights and what not but we watched a couple of short videos, made hats, read LOTS and LOTS of books, and practiced making words with word families and working a lot on rhyming activities.

The first couple of pictures are from where we practiced making -at words. I gave each student a piece of foam to use as their work mat. They also were given a bag of letters and we practiced making words. They do very well with this so this was mainly a review. 

This picture is from a rhyming work station. The students had to match the three rhyming cars. I found this activity at the Dollar Tree a few years ago.

This word family activity is a new one that I bought when our classrooms were given some extra money to spend. The students had to match the word family cards to the correct strip. 

Those are just a few pictures...sorry there's not more! I'll try to remember next week to take more once we begin our Dinosaur unit.

Here is my March currently.
I turned on HGTV because Bath Crashers was on earlier and haven't changed the channel. I wish one of them would come crash my house...we need some updates.

This has to be like the 3rd Saturday in a row that I haven't done anything particular besides school and house work. Been kinda nice....

But this laziness helping me?? I really should do um....hmm...what can I do?? I don't have anywhere to go right now....nothing I need to spend money extra money to nah I'll just be lazy!! :)

I have always wanted to learn how to make clip art and doodles but I'm unsure of what programs I would need. I did download sketchbook express on the ipad but not sure if that's what I need.....ahhh the joys of learning all of this technology.

Can we make Monday an official weekend day??

Ok--so N is hard to come up with....
but yes I like nice people---just be nice it'll go along way helps 

Check back tomorrow----possibly a freebie and to see my new learning centers that I bought for a STEAL from Mailbox!!!!




  1. I love your blog Nicki, the colors are gorgeous & the owls are too cute! I am all for a lazy Saturday, but this is the last few days of my vacation & I think I have been lazy enough! So it is back to work (and real life) for me! I love that dollar tree rhyming activity btw, they have the best stuff!

  2. I would love to make clipart too but I am afraid that is a no go... I seriously cannot even make a stick figure! HA. I hope you can figure it out though, I would love to see what you come up with!
    Kickin' It With Class

  3. Oh I hate negativity too. It is draining!
    Katie Knight
    Teacher to the Core Blog

  4. I'd love to be able to create clip art too! It's on my to-do list :)

  5. Ooooh I love HGTV! :) I am working on learning how to make clip art digitally too. I really stink at drawing on the computer (though an Ipad would help!) so I think I'll just have to end up scanning images and editing them digitally. I have heard that Adobe Illustrator is great though.

    Fun in PreK-1

  6. I'm all for Monday as a part of the weekend!

  7. Love your center activities, they look super fun! I know my littles would enjoy the word making center. Do you use a recording sheet with that or just let them go to town? hehe

    I SO agree with the 3 day weekend idea!! Who decided that weekends should only be 2 days? Sheesh.

    Hope you had a marvelous Monday!

    1. Well right now...they just went to town only because I had just gotten the activity and actually just took the plastic off when they began using it! LOL

      I think Monday's should be mandatory extra weekend days...!!!!

  8. I want to learn how to make clip art too!! If you ever figure it out, please share! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  9. What would we do without The Mailbox! Love it!


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