Saturday, March 3, 2012

March! Yay!!

Hello teacher loves! I cannot tell you how excited I am that February is FINALLY over and March is here!! Even though we've had a mild, not to mention SNOWLESS winter, (which I am NOT happy about btw!) I am definitely ready for some light at the end of the dreary January/February no-break-in-sight tunnel.
Yesterday we celebrated one of my favorite days at school, Dr. Seuss Day! We paired up with one of the second grade classes, and had a FUN-TAB-ULOUS Dr. Seuss Birthday Party! We had so much fun! I got to steal use a TON of cute ideas from TPT! Erica Bohrer's activities were a life saver! She had so many cute literacy activities in her Seusstastic Literature Response Activities packet, that we almost didn't have time to fit them all in this week! I absolutely LOVED the Horton activity! You guys should definitely check it out! :) I also got a way cute packet from my girl Rachelle. Her Centers For March 2nd unit helped furnish my entire literacy centers this week! The kiddos loved it!!

We also got to have some yummy treats at our party! The second grade teacher and I brought in these two super cute pinterest-inspired snacks! We had so much fun with it!

Green Eggs and Ham! (The "ham" is two pretzel sticks, and we got bigger marshmallows than what the website called for, so they were a litttttle large!)

Pinned Image
Of course I am a loser and didn't get a picture, but here is the picture from pinterest. It looked somewhat like this, except I put the whole thing into a big "fish" bowl instead of individual cups!

And of course, to end our party successfully, we got to watch one of my FAVORITE movies!

LOVE IT!! Got it for 6.00 at Kroger! So excited!! :)

So that about sums up our way fun, and super successful Dr. Seuss Party! I love this day, and am so excited that I now have so many cute and creative lessons to share thanks to so many amazing teachers!!

Now, I wanted to end this post on a more serious note. Yesterday we had some very serious and violent storms in our area. If you live in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area, I am sure you have already heard about it. My town did not get hit directly, but it affected several people at our school. A neighboring town got hit really hard, lost their high school. and several houses disappeared. I believe one person died in that town as well. Our fifth grade teacher lives in another neighboring town that got hit pretty badly, and lost everything. She and her two boys were in their tornado shelter, and their entire house got blown away, with them still in it. She and the boys and her husband are all ok, which is the most important thing, but my heart just breaks for them. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through, and will be going through for quite some time. Also, one of the teachers at our High School lost her husband and house in the tornado all at once. I don't know all of the details, and really don't know the teacher that well, but my heart breaks for her as well.

So, I am calling on you wonderful, caring, sweet people to help me out. All of your thoughts and prayers would definitely be appreciated at this terrible time. Also, I want to do something for these women but don't really know what to do or how to go about it. Does anyone have any advice? This is such a devastating tragedy and I would love to do something to help, but I just don't know what to do. Any advice you guys might have for me would be MUCHO appreciated, and of course, your thoughts and prayers always help!

I hope you guys had a wonderful Dr. Seuss Day as well, and I look forward to reading about and seeing all of your fun activities for this wonderful day as well! Have a great weekend!

Much love,


  1. Yesterday was very scary, wasn't it? Last April when a tornado destroyed a neighboring community in our county, I can remember that there was a group that collected children's books to give to the kiddos in the area that lost their homes. I know it isn't much, but I think it brought them some happiness.

    Let me know if I can help with anything!

    First Grade Magic

  2. Glad you stayed safe in the storm! We were keeping our eye to the sky, but luckily we missed it.

    Love the fish in blue jello- CUTE! :) How long did you have to wait until the Jello was set before putting the fish into your fish bowl? I bet it was cute seeing all those fish "swimming" in the bowl!! :)

    Let's Teach Something

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    First Is a Fairytale

  4. I just found your blog! It's great. I started following you. I'm glad you stayed safe in the horrible storm.

    Glitter and Glue

  5. Thanks for the advice Megan!
    Staci - I put some of the fish in after like 30 minutes, but then stuck the rest in the next morning and made them look like they were jumping in and out of the "water". lol The fish got a little mushy overnight, but the kids still loved it! Thanks to all my other new followers! :)