And She's Back....

Hello Sweet Blog Friends!!
I apologize for abandoning you!
It has been a crazy, but wonderful, month for me!
If you've followed this blog for awhile you know that my first passion for teaching is in dance.
That passion comes from my amazing teacher who taught me from age 7 through high school. Taking dance was more than kicks and turns. It was an education in life for me. Our teacher was crazy passionate about her art and taught me so much! What makes this even more special is she is my aunt! She quietly retired last spring to very little fanfare. Last Friday night myself and a great little committee threw her a surprise party for the ages!! 

We laughed! We cried! We danced!
It was wonderfully amazing!
I'm still on a high from it.
It also absorbed most every part of my life for the month leading up to it. 
I am so far behind in this little blogging/tpt world.
And all that party planning knocked me in the rear.
I have been sick for almost 2 weeks!!
Like "laying in bed wishing your mom was there to take care of you" kind of sick.
I even took two days off from a row!
I am hoping to be back on my feet in a day or two.
Fingers crossed!

So, with all this yucky sickness I haven't been in my classroom 
to show you much of what we did this week.
But, I did share on Insta how I am using monthly reading logs this year and I love it! 
I made a you set for the whole year!
Simply fill in the numbers depending on the year and write a due date right on the calendar.
The kids color in the block for each night they read.
When they return them at the end of the month I give out a small prize or reward.
This might be a pencil or eraser, lunch in the room with me or an extra recess.
Grab your monthly reading logs {here}

I finished a product this week!
"I Spy March" is done.
So late, but done.

We have had weeks upon weeks of indoor recess here in the Northeast.
These have been a lifesaver!
Any excuse to get up and move while learning is a huge plus!!
Simply laminate and tape around the room.
Kids grab a recording sheet and off they go!

We made leprechaun traps this week!
I love doing these  every year.
It's one of the few times during the I give the kids barely any directions.
I lay out a bunch of materials...blocks, legos, lincoln logs, cubes, paper, tape, etc.
Seeing what they come up with all on there on is such a delight.
This is some straight up STEAM without a whole bunch of prep.
Here's a few. I kinda love the toilet one =)

And then after all that hard work the naughty leprechauns do this!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from my little o'cuties!
They loved what Lucky the Leprechaun did to their milk!
Linking it up with Doodle Bugs! 


  1. Welcome back my friend! Your "dance party" seemed amazing! Lovin' those I Spy March - I've already prepped a set for this week! Feel better soon!

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  2. It looks like you had a fabulous time! Your hair looks amazing (new hair do?).
    I think I want to dance now :)
    My Second Sense

  3. How sweet, crazy and wonderful dancing ideas you have shared here on your blog. Well I am a party planner, and I liked everything in your blog. The party was planned so well, and unique ideas added in planning.

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