Monday, November 26, 2012

First Day Back and TPT Sale!!!

I don't know about you, but my first day back was AMAZING!  I left New Jersey at midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning and was back in Florida around 1 pm yesterday.  I ended up sleeping for most of the afternoon - instead of getting some last minute things ready for work!  But fortunately I was well rested by the time 5:15 am rolled around.  I got to work super early to finish up my newsletter and set up for the day.  Since this was our first big break, I was expecting my class to have forgotten some of the rules and routines.  Attendance was taken, lunch choices were made, morning work was completed - and then we had the best Daily 5 rotation EVER!  Now, let me say, I have a great class this year.  Seriously 18 of the sweetest kids I have ever taught.  But, like most six year olds, they LOVE to talk.  Transitioning between rotations was rough at the beginning, and I honestly thought they were going to have a difficult time today.  Boy, do those kiddos like to prove me wrong!  They found their materials quickly and quietly, and they worked the WHOLE time!!!!  I was so proud!  I just had to snap a few pictures!

 My girls were working on their Contraction Surgery Book - an awesome activity I purchased from Christie over at First Grade Fever.  Check it out here (it's on sale right now!!!)

 This little boy would read all day if I let him!  I love it!!!
I'm sure by now you have read all about the awesome sale going on over at TPT. You can save up to 28 percent if you use the promo code CMT12. I am loving my purchases! I have had my eye on these Daily Language and Daily Math Sets from Turnstall's Teaching Tidbits.  I can't wait to start giving these out as morning work!
 I also purchased some adorable fonts from Mrs. Stanford!
 And to help my kiddos get into the Christmas spirit (HA yeah right - like they really need help there!) I purchased these amazing Christmas math tub activities from Cara Carroll over at The First Grade Parade! 
If you haven't already, head on over to TPT to check out all the amazing sales that are going on today and tomorrow!   I'm off to print and laminate while I watch Amanda Brown kick some serious behind on The Voice!


  1. I love your room! :) I use a lot of the same decorations in my room! Looks like your kids were engaged and having lots of fun! Glad you had a great first day back! :)


    Oceans of Fun in Grade 1!

    1. Thank you! I just love the under the sea theme! :)

  2. I just ran across your blog by reading a comment on First Grade and Fearless. Obviously I love your blog, since I have an ocean them too. I just became one of your newest followers.

    1. I'm following your blog as well! :) I think the under the sea theme is the best! It's what I use in my classroom and I just had to carry that over to the blog!!