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Friday, and Charity at Classroom Freebies. Thanks so much for stopping by J
the President. Today we checked the mailbox and our letter from the White House
arrived!!! I cannot wait to share it with our first grade friends on Monday J It is the perfect Presidents Day connection plus we
now have a ton of information about the Presidential dog! Woohoo!!!
Could they be an apology gift from a student with wandering eyes??? Naah,
couldn’t be. Just roses for Valentine’s Day…right? J
I just finished my A Wildly Whimsical Birthday: 12 CCSS-Aligned Math Centers to celebrate a certain
cannot-be-mentioned March birthday J It is full of
awesome spiral review activities and really hits place value hard. This pack
includes time, non-standard measurement, place value, missing addends, word
problems, even/odd, counting on, sequencing and number patterns, graphing and
data analyzing, and SO much more. Click on the overview to see the listing on TPT.
Also, make sure to try-it-before-you-buy-it with Birthday Roundup for free!
semester in London. From small-town America to a city of 9 million, I fell in
love with the city. 4 months and 9 countries later, I am definitely missing Europe
week and they are MAGIC. The cups stay on green if a table is at an appropriate
voice level, yellow is a warning, and red means you must go to zero and move
your clip. This was a new idea to me, but they are genius. All we had to do is
to reach for the cup and the entire table was filled with
get a three-day weekend? If so, I’m jealous!
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Mrs. Bartel's School Family (Alyce) says
So cool about the letter from the White House. I'm sure the kids will love it!
Mrs. Bartel’s School Family
I'm sure your kids will love the letter from Mr. President…how fun! Your whimsical birthday unit looks amazing..I'm off to put it on my wishlist for March. 😉
Bridget S says
I love your whimsical unit 🙂 Your pictures from Europe are so pretty. That is on my wish-list of places to visit. I don't really travel without my children (unless it is for work), so I need them to be a bit older before we go.
Kerri and Lindsay says
What what???? You lived in England! I am sooooo jealous! I would love to live there for a year, and visit downton abbey! Oh heaven! Do you drink English tea? My favorite is PG tips!2
Teacher bits and bobs
It was only for a few months, but it was absolutely wonderful! While I was there, I was able to visit Highclere Castle – so beautiful 🙂 I visited Twinings almost every week. My favorite is they Ceylon tea!
Mrs. Lindsey says
Love the cup idea!
Across the Hall says
I love this whole post!
Your centers look adorable, love the letter from the president, and that cup idea is amazing. Oh, and I'm jealous of your time in Europe!
Enjoy your weekend!
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade
Thanks, Halle! So sweet of you to comment 🙂
FourthGrade Flipper says
Congratulations on those awesome centers!! I would grab them if I was in the lower grades! They are going to be popular sellers for sure.
I am so jealous of your time in Europe. I feel like I live in a bubble when I read about other's adventures! I love your collage of pictures. They look professional, so if you took them, amazing job!
Fourth Grade Flipper
I have Monday off (yay!) but I am jealous of all the schools in my area who have a week off next week. I will be happy when we get a two week spring break at the end of March though (instead of one).
Hey Catherine! Love your centers! It's to bad it has come to a Harry Potterish "He who can't be mentioned!" I wonder how Dr. Seuss himself would feel about it?? I don't get a 3 day either so I am right with you on the jealously! Have a great weekend!
Isn't it crazy, Kim! It all seems kind of silly 🙂 Have a wonderful 5-day week. -Catherine
How exciting to get a letter from THE president!!!!
No three day weekend for me. I wish 🙂
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My Second Sense
So exciting! Your students are going to be so excited about the letter!
Europe is amazing! We hope to go back to visit my inlaws in Ireland this summer.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Suntans and Lesson Plans
Brittany Weidlich says
Wow! A letter from the White House… That's super exciting! I bet the look on your kiddos faces will be priceless.
Lovely Literacy & More
Your birthday unit looks so cute—and a letter from the White House—what fun! 🙂
First Grade and Fabulous
Thanks so much, DeAnne! I am so excited to show it to our friends on Monday 🙂 Have a wonderful week! -Catherine
Faith Wheeler says
I am loving your Dr. Seuss freebie! I just wanted you to know I'm featuring it on my blog 🙂
Wow, my kids would be totally excited for a letter from the president. I'll have to check into that for next year. I love the "quiet cups" I'm going to try in next week during centers. I'm your newest follower.
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Kristi Luckenbaugh says
Wow! You've been busy. I can't wiat to use the birthday round-up! My students need practice with this. Also, I love the cup idea and just read about this on another blog. I have to try this!
Lucky In Learning
A and P Mom says
How exciting for your kids to get a letter from the White House.
And I'm another person who is completely jealous of the time you had in Europe. 🙂