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Currently Just June ~ End of the School Year & Summer!


Happy June!  Thank you for visiting the blog today as I link up with Anne in Residence for her delightful monthly link-up as well as  Erika from A Little Bit of Everything and Andrea from Momfessionals for Friday Favorites!:









Celebrating

My daughter is getting married on Sunday, June 12th in Haydenville, Massachusetts at
Valley View Farm
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Giving

I adopted a Woburn High School senior who was a former student.  I needed to spend $50 dollars, and here is what I bought:



and a tool set:


In addition, I got him a Hydraflask at TJMaxx.  

I got these ideas from a web site about what to get 2022 high seniors for graduation.  You can check it out here!


Taking

I am taking life in my classroom one day at a time.  Currently, the kids are arguing and treating each other like siblings.  They are in school until June 24th so every day is an adventure!  

Consequently, I saw a rule on Instagram which I just found on Amazon (of course!).  


I put up this rule about three weeks ago, and the kids and I discuss these ideas frequently.  The results are mixed, but I will continue to work on everyone getting along.


Trying

Every day I try to get my Morning Message to correlate to what we are learning in class.  Amazingly, we just started learning about fossils in time for:


Wearing

Although we have had some spring and summer days here in Massachusetts, the weather has been cool.  As much as I want to wear sandals, I have mostly been wearing slip-on sneakers with socks.  I really do not like having cold feet.  Plus, my classroom has strong air conditioning!  These are my current go-to shoes!


Thank you for checking in today!  




Fintastic Friday Favorites: Giving Sharks and Students a Voice and More!


Hello there!  Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites!  Make sure to link up or check out other great blog posts with Momfessionals or A Little Bit of Everything!



Morning Messages

I do love presenting my Morning Message every day.  My students and I read them out loud at a part of our morning exercises.  Of course, I always try to include (sneak in) educational information!



I am a huge fan of poet Doug Florian and his wry poems.  I changed the last line to read "third graders."  




Opinion Writing

Check out this student sample called "The Stupid Lunchroom" from 2019:


I love the message in this writing!  In addition, I have this student's sister in my class this year.  She is very embarrassed every time I read it.  I bet every school needs a cleaner cafeteria as well!

Of course, my students are very opinionated until they have to write their opinions!

Adapting Every Day

In Science, we are learning about plant and animal adaptations. 


I remind my students that they need to adapt every day depending on what's happening in their environment.  Soon they will be in 4th grade, and that is a huge change!



Still Searching for the Perfect Sandals...

I have tried looking for cornflower blue sandals with little luck, and now I'm looking for gold sandals to go with this dress for my daughter's wedding on June 12th:


Check out the current contenders which are currently on their way.  Part of the problem is my wide foot.  I went up a half size with these sandals and am hoping this helps with the width issue.  I would prefer the top pair because I know that I will wear them again, but I'm thinking the second pair will be more appropriate with my dress (assuming the sandals even fit).  Click on the pictures to check them out on the Nordstrom Rack site.  










As always, I appreciate you visiting my blog!  I hope you're having beautiful weather like we are finally having here in Massachusetts:  sunny and in the 80's!  They even turned the air conditioning on at school!



Currently ~ Magnificent May & Friday Favorites!


Happy May Everyone!  Welcome to another exciting month!  It's time to link up with Anne in Residence for her monthly link-up and with Erika from A Little Bit of Everything and Andrea from Momfessionals for Friday Favorites!






Consuming

This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our PTO did a travel theme, and every day, we had special treats from Italian food for lunch to nachos for Cinco de Mayo.  It was an amazing week for delicious treats!


Feeling

Spring brings on hope for warmer weather and longer days.  In Massachusetts, it doesn't really warm up until June, but if the sun is shining, it feels warmer.  More importantly, as long as it doesn't rain, the kids can go out for recess, and they need to have time to run around and play!


Finding

Scaredy Squirrel has a new book:


This new book is a chapter book!  There are 4 chapters.  I have read the first chapter to my students; Scaredy Squirrel receives a crate of unknown origin.  You can guess that Scaredy goes into panic mode!  Click here or on the book cover to check out more at Amazon!

Following

Every week, I check out Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx for new arrivals.  I'm still on the lookout for a new dress and sandals.

Spending

My new goal includes finding a dress to wear to my daughter's rehearsal dinner and a pair of sandals to wear to the wedding.  I can definitely wear the sandals I wore to my younger son's wedding and a dress I wore already.  I just can't pass up an opportunity to find a new dress and sandals though!  I have these dresses on order from Nordstrom Rack:



Here's to hoping that spring is in the air where you live!  Thank you for visiting the blog today!  Make sure to check out other great blog posts for:



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