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Those Darn Squirrels Has 2 Sequels!

Happy November Everyone!  Today I am linking up with:





Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin


This week's Fountas and Pinnell books include humorous books.  One of them is Those Darn Squirrels which details Mr. Fookwire's attempts to save the bird feeder food from being eaten by one of the most intelligent animals: squirrels.   My students LOVE this book both for the writing and the delightful illustrations.

Today I went to my library's e-book selection so I could put the book up on the "big screen," when I realized that there are sequels to this book, and I can't wait to read them! (Click on the covers to read more at Amazon!)






I hope you enjoy these books as much as my students did!  Any books that make my students excited are great books indeed!




Friday Favorites for an October Weekend!

Hello there!  In a blink of an eye, October flies by with its beautiful foliage and cooler temperatures!  Today I am linking up with Andrea from Momfessionals and Erika from A Little Bit of Everything for:



  Favorite Quote from Power of Positivity

I am one of those people who wants to get along with everyone.  I end up apologizing too much to avoid confrontation.  That is why this quote resonates with me:



Is there anyone else out there who feels the same way as me?  I would love to think that I am not alone!

Internet Library

During online learning I discovered Internet Archive Open Library which is an extensive online library.  I love to put my Fountas & Pinnell interactive read-alouds on the "big screen" so the kids can see the beautiful illustrations while I read at the front of the room during their snack.  In addition, this web site now has a dedicated K -12 section:  


Cool to be Smart Day!

Saturday, October 22nd, is Cool to be Smart Day!  Check out my Morning Message for Monday:


This is one of my favorite poems because we all need to remember this message!

Great Clipart at a Great Price!


If you're in the market for some 79 cent clipart, check out the selection at Prettygrafik!   I've bought a lot of clipart from this store, and I really love it.  The trees and the houses are courtesy of Prettygrafik in this graphic experiment:


I used to collect (and still have) many decorative houses.  I've always been fascinated by different houses in real life, too ~ which probably explains why I love this house clipart!

Peloton = Great Exercise at Home at a Great Price!


Would you like to try the Peloton app./rent a Peloton bike/buy a Peloton?  

I just had my 300th ride on my bike, and I can't imagine having to drive to the gym when I can work out right at my house!


Click here and get $100 of your purchase!  

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Happy Hodge Podge Link-Up = Cooler than a Moose Store and More!!

Hello there!  Thank you very much for visiting the blog today! Today I am linking up with Joyce for her weekly link-up:  


1. August 24th is National Waffle Day...what's something you've 'waffled' on recently? 

While in Quebec, I walked by a gift shop (La cinquieme saison) and fell instantly in love with a painting/collage in the window. Upon returning with my husband, we learned the one in the window was close to $300, but there were smaller ones for under $200. We chose one with sailboats. Here is the collage we bought by artist Claudette Castonguay:



2. Do you like waffles? Make your own or 'leggo my Eggo? Any favorite toppings or add-ins? Waffles or pancakes-which do you prefer? 

I am definitely a waffle person!  On Sundays, I'll treat myself to some frozen waffles with real maple syrup!

3. Do you have any mementos from this summer (or past summers)? What do you do with them? 

I always like to buy a t-shirt or sweatshirt.  In Quebec, one of my favorite stores was Cool as a Moose which has stores in the US and Canada!  Who knew?  I bought some fun tie-dye sweatpants like these:



4. One thing you'd like to do before summer ends? 

I would love to finish cleaning my classroom and organizing my classroom library.  I am in the process; it just takes a lot of time to clean and organize!

5. Life is too short to not enjoy sunny days and to not eat ice cream



6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I love summer!



I hope you soak up as much summer as you can!

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