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December 9, 2012

3,2,1 and Collaboration Cuties Giveaway

Guess who I met last night?  Collaboration Cuties is having a meet and greet over at their brand new blog with this amazing TPT giveaway.  All you have to do is comment and tell them what product from their store you would like that is $5 or below.  I personally chose the Reading Genres Mini Book, but they have a ton to choose from.   
Now onto my is Sunday you know...
3 goals...

Last week I didn't get around to wrapping gifts like I had hoped.  I need to get going on that, though I guess there is still time.

Personal goal:  Get better!  I feel like I just got better from the last cold and as of Friday I was back to coughing up a storm.  I'm pretty disappointed with my immune system.  It has been known to handle a lot, and this year it's letting me down.  Maybe I should sleep more... 

Home goal:  Organize as I go through the week, so come Friday afternoon when vacation starts the house doesn't look like a tornado visited.

School goal:  Make it through this week.  5 days left of school... 5 days... 5 days and have huge things each day to tackle... Here's my to do list.

*Monday is finishing up our Tradition books so I can bind them.  Yes, I know I said I was going to stick them into sheet protectors, but that was before I found out that there was a binding machine in the back of our library and the spirals/supplies are FREE for teachers (it's a little known secret).

*Tuesday is celebrating the Rock Cycle.  I bring in Oreos for Sedimentary rock, Magic Shell for Igneous Rock, and pancake batter with mini chocolate chips (and griddle) for Metamorphic Rock.  I'll take pictures and share later.
*Wednesday is an art party with our Reading Buddies.  My big kids are helping her little kids create cute little wooden snowmen.  We also need to create our parent gifts and wrap up our Traditions books. They are going to decorate their own tile for their parents - since it was such a hit on Friday night.  

*Thursday is Owl Pellet Dissection Day in the morning.  I know, I know... we finished Food Chain and Webs a long time ago, but at that time I had convinced myself that we were never going to raise the money we needed... but they did.  So I invited parents to come in and dissect with us.  My little darlings will also be taking their story test first thing that morning... my gift to them.  :)  In the afternoon, I'm heading to my toddler's IEP... wish us luck!

*Friday - oh Friday!  I can't wait until Friday!!  Friday we have a lot going on.  We are having donuts and hot chocolate first thing in the morning, and then grade level centers from recess to lunch. My plan is to do Christmas Boggle during the rotations since they loved it at Halloween (and it gives me time to prep last minute stuff before vacation).  After lunch it gets a little messy with making Sugar Cube Missions (my version of a Gingerbread House), and then having our White Elephant Book Exchange.  The kids are bringing in a wrapped book to add to the pile, and then we will start picking and switching... it's always fun!  Sometime in there I need to exchange gifts with my kiddos - I hope they like the book, hot chocolate, and the ornament bookmark... 

Then add to the week having to do a story, spelling test, finish up Factors, finish up our Mission Books, assign a mission for their reports, writing about finding Santa playing video games, have a lock down drill, passing out gifts to my coworkers and parent helpers... My week will be well rounded. 

2 things I'm looking forward to...

*I'm on the Sunshine Team (we plan fun things for the staff) - and tomorrow is our Dessert and Yumminess time.  The staff signed up for stuff to bring in and we get to have those snacks at our staff meeting.  I signed up to bring an appetizer - making my crockpot Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly Meatballs.

*I'm also looking forward to playing Secret Santa this coming week.  I get to surprise my person each day with little trinkets in their mailbox.  Today though I have to go shopping to get it all prepped... that organization thing you know...

1 thing I want to try...
Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potatoes
I found this picture on Pinterest and I love my sweet potatoes.  I'm always wanting to find new ways to eat them and these look delicious!  The picture will take you to the Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide in case you want the recipe too.

Okay people... I can't say it enough... 5 days... 5 days... I think I can, I think I can...

Have a great day!


  1. Those sweet potatoes look DELICIOUS. I pinned it for later, too! Thank you for sharing :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

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    1. Thank you so much for the shout out! You're the best!!

      Amanda and Stacia
      Collaboration Cuties


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