Friday, April 12, 2013

The Very Tired Teacher! Freebie and a Giveaway

On Monday I went to school after having enjoyed a week of vacation time with 2/3 of my real life children. My vacation time went way too fast, but I was pretty happy to get back to a routine.  Luckily Mondays are our iPad and library days. I'm getting better at using my iPad days in educational ways. I came home on Monday feeling pretty tired.

On Tuesday I got a free download from Carson Dellosa. I took a school iPad home to play with. The book, Run! Predators, is very engaging. From the first sentence, "Have you ever seen a bear with a shopping cart?"   to the Bengal Tiger at the end, I was prey to a common core aligned non-fiction book!  Many of the animals had features that allow the reader to hear the sound the animal makes...Sweet! The map feature allows you to quickly see how close the predator lives in relationship to you! I plan on getting more  books from this series to feed my non-fiction predators. After devouring this book, I was still tired.

I have a download code for one lucky winner! Will it be you? I hope you aren't too tired to enter!
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On Wednesday we started playing a new game in the math work stations. The kids enjoyed playing the Very  Smart Mathapillar! I had found awesome sparkly pom-poms for sale right after Easter. Here they are in action. Click on the picture if you'd like a copy of the mathapillars! I came home on Wednesday still feeling tired.


Thursday brought the story of Doubting Thomas to my class. I'll be giving chapel in a couple of weeks, so I'll pass it off to my owlets and let them do chapel for me! They are ready and will enjoy leading the school in worshiping our awesome God who is NEVER tired or crabby! They are practicing this Doubting Thomas story to present during chapel time. I know that some of you can use this too so click HERE for this freebie. I came home on Thursday later than usual and I was still tired.

Today is Friday and I woke up tired! I thought I should head over to see Laura at Love to Teach to see if I could win my own Starbucks card at her 400 Follower Giveaway. Have you entered? You have a little time left! If you aren't too tired, click HERE to go see her! There are so many great prizes to win.

I'm going to watch Merlin with my family now. I'm going to wrap up in a blanket and I'll probably fall asleep before the end. In the morning I'll wake up refreshed and and ready to fly into the weekend!
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19 comments:

  1. The Predators book looks pretty cool!
    I hope you get caught up on your rest:)
    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  2. The first week back from the break was exhausting for me too! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  3. What a fun giveaway! Get some rest.....you deserve it.
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  4. Anything sparkly is fun!!
    Em
    Curious Firsties

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  5. What a great giveaway. Thanks for putting it together.
    Rest & enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debbie
    Deb81992@yahoo.com

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  6. This looks like such a great book.

    Twila

    twilaclaycomb@yahoo.com

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  7. That book looks great. We have been working.g on animal research papers, and this would be a great addition to our sources. I love the mathapillar too, funny thing is I just posted about a fraction-pillar today too. Jessica

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  8. Have you heard of binge sleeping....sleep depravity during week...then make it all up on Saturday:-) Hope you are doing well!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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