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Show and Tell ~ March Edition!

Spring is here!  The snow is starting to melt as the sun gets stronger!  To make things even better, I'm linking up with Forever in Fifth Grade for:


World Down Syndrome Day and #LOTSOFSOCKS

The third grade students at school made a Sock Wall in the hallway to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day:

Click here to read more.

 Rosemary Wells' Visit to my Local Library

I loved hearing Rosemary Wells at my local library.  She spoke about how she makes her illustrations which are amazing. 

I even bought a book that she signed!

Morning Message Board on Pinterest

I created a Morning Message board on my Pinterest.  Click here to see more messages.  Here are my latest messages:

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you're enjoying spring wherever you are!  Make sure to visit Forever in Fifth Grade!

Better Late Than Never ~ Five For Friday ~ Finally!

I'm finally linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five For Friday!

Morning Messages

Last week we had a snow day due to a nor'easter.  In addition, we wrapped up our chapter on landforms and focused on suffixes in spelling:

How to Brush Your Teeth

Last week the kids started to share their "how to" paragraphs:

We recently wrapped up our "Expert Book" unit so the kids are choosing to continue with writing chapter books that include a cover and an about the author page!

Front Row

In Computer Lab, the kids have been enjoying Front Row:

Front Row   is free and includes a huge variety of ELA and Math activities.  Even better, the kids LOVE doing this!  If you've never heard of it, check it out here.

Here's a close-up of a measurement question:


Lost Tooth Traditions and Stories

Last week the kids began writing about a time they lost a tooth.  The stories are quite extraordinary, too!

First, we read this great book:

Click on the cover for more details on Amazon.

We love learning what other kids do when they lose a tooth.  Let's just say that several countries have tooth "rats!"


March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (click here to read the original post).  The best part = wearing unmatched, colorful socks!  How fun!

Make sure to use the hashtag #LOTSOFSOCKS!

Also, make sure to visit Doodle Bugs for more:


If you decide to participate in #LOTSOFSOCKS, I'd love to hear about it!  Have a wonderful week!

Fashionable in Navy Blue Velvet!

Happy Weekend!  It's my favorite day of the week, and I'm finally linking up with A Pocketful of Polka Dots for::

 and High Latitude Style for:


Background Information

My husband and I were going to a wedding on Long Island at the end of February, and I needed a new dress.  I looked in all the usual places ~ TJ Maxx, Marshall's ~ but I wasn't finding anything.  Plus, everything was picked over from Christmas, and it was snowy and cold.  I decided to shop on Amazon, and amazingly found a perfect dress!

Now presenting ~ 

I ended up with a navy blue velvet dress that is super comfortable and versatile:


What I love about this dress is the ruching at the waist; the v-neck; the side zipper which makes it easy to take off.  Also, you can dress it up or wear it casually.

Here's a picture from Amazon:

In addition, if you like Modcloth dresses, it's worth taking a look at these ACEVOG dresses.  The price point is also better.

Well, it's almost eight o'clock on a Friday night ~ time to get ready for bed!  Thanks for visiting.  I'd love to hear if you've ever tried this brand of dresses.

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