We happily spent Spring Break at home this year. Only used one tank of gasoline for the whole week! Made dinner at home, cleaned, went to see Zootopia (love!) and finished this little quilt:
It's my second No Bake Jolly Bar. Big blocks show lots of pretty fabric, even some hoarded Riley Blake Autism. It is April, you know. I thought maybe the binding would be too dark/bright, but it's just perfect.
A few years ago, I made 20 individual boxes of 16 Legos. Doesn't sound like much, but we use them to start the day when more than 4 people are absent. So far this morning, kiddos have made a Legosicle, a W and a thing that flies around.
2015 Slice Need to walk on the trail this afternoon!
2015 Slice Not antsy yet this year :) Update on last year's reading buddy: She repeated first-grade AND stayed in my class. Her parents requested both which made me feel good. She is now reading 27 wpm! Still not where we want her but so much improvement! 2014 Slice
Snuggling down to read a new library book, but Before that, made breakfast for dinner. Pancakes and bacon. Before that, took Colton for a haircut. Before that, shopped at a pop-up boutique at school. Cute stuff. Before that, read-aloud from Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail. Before that, Writer's Workshop and Math. Before that, a retired teacher friend subbing in Music came to get my kiddos. Before that, finished up Center time and played outside. Before that, Lunch! Before that, three Center rotations. Before that, met with Board Office people and other first-grade teachers
to plan our Lesson Study. Before that, had no idea a co-worker could be such a non-team player. Sheesh. Before that, a short Guided Reading lesson. Before that, called mom to wish her a Happy Birthday! Before that, met Mrs. Cathy to take Colton to school. Before that, up and at 'em. Morning routine.
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2014 Slice Beef Macaroni Soup! Need to try this again...
Trying to get in a routine of grocery shopping on Monday evening...
Meal plan for this week:
Tues- broccoli, white beans and bacon using this new-to-me recipeEdited: Yum!
Wed- smoked pork chops, cornbread Stove Top stuffing, lima beans
Thurs- pork fried rice
Fri- something from the freezer- pizza? burritos?
Sat- Mom's birthday, dinner out
Sun- dinner out after church
Mon- baked ziti, garlic bread
Why I love first-grade Writer's Workshop journals...
We've been working with words that look alike except for one different letter. Thursday, we wrote about now/ new, but yesterday I found this excellent example for want/went:
"I want to go to the mall, but I went to Dollar General."
Snow Day! Ran the dishwasher, ran the vacuum, load of laundry, got a spray tan. Sounds fun?
Lesson learned- One Saturday, a few months ago I volunteered to take our church's contribution of stuff to our local homeless shelter. Was told that they only accept donation Monday- Friday. No problem! This afternoon, I tried to deliver two of my quilts and some sheets. Found out the rules are even more specific: They only accept donations M-F from 8:30- 1:30. Hmm...oh well, I will try again during Spring Break and hopefully have another quilt finished.
Getting to know each other question #3: If I had a billion euros, I would pay off my credit cards and house, then travel with my family.
2015 Slice So glad I'm checking previous year's Slices. How strange that the same thing happened yesterday, except out of school one-hour early. Got the same call last night- No School!
2014 Slice A Currently post and yet another Snow Day. Weird.