My mother in law sent this pic to me. I think she sent it to me for two reasons. 1) Murphie and I are just as cute as these two. And 2) It’s totally true, as long as the coffee has creamer in it — and a little whipped cream never hurt anyone either.
As I’m sure everyone already knows, it was Read Across America this week. We wore our favorite hats, crazy socks, stripes, green . . . etc. There were no pajama days which made me feel a tad bit grumpy, and led me to say Who’s in charge of this? What’s the meaning of this? Everyone knows you need to wear pajamas while reading all day long! Hello?! To which several people replied You could have signed up to be on the committee, you know!
Oh! Well! Alright then!
Not much to say after that, is there? I stopped talking and pulled my Dodgers baseball cap down a little lower on my head in an attempt to be invisible.
One of our sixth grade classes came down to our side of the campus and we partnered up our kids (and another first grade class) for some buddy reading. It was a beautiful day and our kids loved it! ALL of the kids! We are trying to make this a weekly thing now — but the only trouble is that the first grade and sixth grade schedules are so completely opposite that it’s almost impossible to find a time that we’re both in class at the same time. But we are determined to figure it out.
It was a fun week – and now I know I need to be on the committee for next year so that I can ensure a pajama day. Or I need to make up a committee that involves wearing pajamas on a consistent basis.
Did someone say cheesecake?
Did someone say SALTED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE?
This is new. At the Cheesecake Factory. It’s new and it’s delicious and you need to have it.
OH MY HOLY DELICIOUSNESS OF SALT AND CARAMEL AND CHEESECAKE AND CARAMEL AND SMOOTHINESS.
OH MY WORD.
I need to go back.
And I need not to share.
Don’t share. Even if you think it’s better for you to share because you don’t think you should eat the whole thing because of calories and what-not.
EAT THE WHOLE THING.
Or you will have regrets.
And you might wake up with a tear in your eye.
You’ve been warned.
This is my niece, Madison. She is Kerry’s daughter. She is in 8th grade and just tried out for the high school freshman cheer team. She has been a cheerleader in both 7th and 8th grade, too.
And she lives in Texas.
You know how they are about cheerleading in Texas, right?
Well, on Friday, Madison found out she made it! I AM SO SO SO HAPPY FOR HER! She worked so hard and she is thrilled.
She literally asked me will this make your blog?
So I had to mention it.
Because Madison is sweet and kind, smart and creative, beautiful on the inside and out, and she made her high school cheer team.
Way to go, Madison!
I’m working on another Write the Room activity. My kids cannot get enough – several say it’s their favorite center ever even when I say but what about plays? Don’t you like plays? I thought the Murphie and Milo plays were your favorite? I have no shame. It’s a problem.
I started a Rhyming Write the Room a few weeks ago and then I walked away from it.
And then I needed a new Write the Room for a new round of centers this week so I just printed off what I had started, and my kids loved it! I hung up the cards around the room while they were at lunch (I have to say I have found some amazing places to hide some of the cards) and when they came back in, I heard a little bit of talking.
Look! What’s that?
Why does it have three words on it? We usually only have one word.
Cat Fan Bat.
Look! Here’s another one!
Sub Tub Mud.
These don’t make sense.
Well, sub and tub rhyme.
I don’t know.
Oh! Hey, yeah! Bat and cat rhyme, too!
Hey! I think we have to find the rhyming words!
This is fun! I hope I get to go to this center today!
I just love Mrs. Oldham. She’s the smartest teacher ever. Yes. And she’s only 29!
Students have to record the two words that rhyme on the recording sheet.
I’m working on fine-tuning it to put it into my store, and it will hopefully be up by the end of the day on Sunday. It will include rhyming words with short vowels, long vowels, etc.
And that’s about it for my week!
How was yours? Did YOU get to have a pajama day for Read Across America?
Kasi Howart says
I love your write the room cards! Will you please make one for 3-letter blends? I would be so delighted!
Thank you!! I will add it to my list! 🙂
Paula B. says
We had a pajama day and guess who for got to wear her pajamas!!??
We did NOT get to have a pajama day. Our assistant principal vetoed it. We were very sad and will fight harder for it next year.
I just love your writing style. I can’t use your resources (because I teach in Belgium and we speak Dutch) but I visit your blog a couple of times a week. Because it makes me smile/laugh. Thank you for that!