Thursday, February 23, 2017

Where. Are. My. SNOW DAYS?! My Wednesday Whine.

We haven't had the 100th day of school in February in YEARS. 


Years people.  


This is my daughter, Simone, enjoying one 
of our MANY snow days last year.  **Cry**




Last year we used something like 12 snow days.  The year before also 12ish.  


This year??


Nada.  Zip.  Zero.  Zilch.  


So no snow?


Oh there was some snow.  ON A SATURDAY.  Someone up in the weather regulation department hates us teachers.  


But we built in 13 snow days...?



According to our school system's very difficult to understand minutes vs. days logic we will not be getting these 13 built in days back in June.  


Has someone started a petition?  I hope so.  13 days longer in June is a nightmare for pretty much any teacher anywhere.  


Sure, I am sort of enjoying the balmy February weather.  But I will remind myself of my enjoyment on June 23rd when I am still teaching Kindergarten.  


What are your Wednesday whines?


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

100th Day of Kindergarten, 2017 Edition





Happy 100th Day of School!!



We had a great day today, full of fun math and literacy activities all based on 100! Keep reading and you will get a little gift to help your class celebrate the 100th day!


 Math





In math today we had a lot of fun!  Here are some things we worked on:

  • We used 100 counting mats to count our collection from home.
  • We counted out 100 red cups and built a structure!  
  • We used a great app called Number Board.  
  • We painted 100 leaves on a tree.
  • We used markers (yes, MARKERS!!!) to make 100 dots.  

Language Arts







In language arts we had fun too! Here is some of the fun we had:

  • We listened to 100th Day stories on QR codes - I bought them HERE
  • We wrote about what we want to accomplish before we turn 100.
  • We drew a picture of what we might look like at 100 years old.  
  • We counted 100 cubes, built a structure, and then drew a picture.  
  • We worked with a group to write 100 different words.  
  • We wrote about what we would buy with $100. 






We had a fun day!  

OK! Now for your fun.  As a gift for being a follower (you ARE a follower, right?!) I put together 9 of my all time favorite 100th Day of School activities.  All FREE.  Just click the image below!





Happy teaching!






My BEST fix EVER and How you can get the most out of Stitch Fix


I got the BEST surprise the other day!  My Stitch Fix box came early! 



I love Stitch Fix.  As a teacher, Mom, and student in Graduate School - shopping is not something I have time for!  Stitch Fix solves that problem for me and many women just like me!








This was my BEST fix yet.  In my box I had 2 tops, 1 sweater, 1 dress, and earrings.  I kept it ALL.  Check out what I got:


Tops






Daniel Rainn Mendelson Tulip Sleeve Blouse

This is a petite and fits fantastically.  I love the pretty blue background and the red floral print will go amazingly well from Winter to Spring colors.  I paired it with a burgundy cardi and some skinny jeans and it was a great outfit to teach in.  





Skies are Blue Frankie Lace Detail Blouse


This top was also a petite and was such a pretty navy.  I love the lace detail.  It looks amazing with a turquoise pendant necklace I already had.  It is a top that can go from day to night with ease.  


 Sweater



Pixley Abriella Waffle Knit Cardigan


OMG this sweater.  I wish you could touch it through the screen.  So soft and light.  It wasn't a petite, but was so lovely and comfy I could overlook it.  It pairs great with the Frankie blouse above.  



Dress



Wisp Lineya Scuba Dress


This dress was a petite and fit like a GLOVE.  It is a gorgeous navy color with a swash of bright pink.  Gorgeous.


OK, so how can you get the most out of Stitch Fix



  1. Don't be afraid to ASK for exactly what you want.  Your stylist won't know what you like if you don't say so! That goes for price as well!  If you need a box to be under $150, say so!
  2. Create a special Stitch Fix board on Pinterest and send the link to your stylist through your SF account.  She will use your pins as ideas on your style.  
  3. Give good feedback.  If you love something - say why.  If you hate something - say why!
  4. Share your referral code!  The more people who sign up the more $$ you have to play with to buy more stuff! If you don't have Stitch Fix yet, use my code to sign up
  5. Join a Stitch Fix B/S/T (Buy/Sell/Trade) board on Facebook.  If you get a fix where you love 4 out of 5 items, post the 5th and see if anyone wants to buy it from you.  It will mean you can get the discount and save a bundle.  

I hope these tips help you out!  Feel free to ask questions below in the comments!



Happy Shopping!