Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone!  It's an exciting week with a lot of family and food to look forward to!  I'm excited to share some news from my neck of the woods!

Decoupage Plate

Right now there are endless Holiday Fairs which include crafts, baked goods and White Elephant Tables.  Yesterday I picked up this most adorable plate:


Here's the best part ~ if you're crafty ~ unlike me ~ you can make these plates on your own!  Click here to check out the directions!

Poetry That Makes Sense!

Last week I was looking for a poem for a Morning Message when I came across this delightful site: Treecards

We created treecards to help enrich the act of sharing and receiving greeting cards. The purpose of this blog is to share poems, sentiments and ideas that will help you express yourself each time your share a greeting card.
If you would like to contact us feel free to send us an email at martin@tree.cards.

Poetry and Traits

I am a HUGE fan of Doug Florian's poetry.  His poems are witty and wry.  I use them frequently in my Morning Messages, and last week I used two of them and connected them with what we're learning in Science:

I got the above poems from the book, Beast Feast (click here to check it out on Amazon)!

 Today I'm linking up with:


As always, thank you for visiting and enjoy this short week and Thanksgiving!


Happy November everyone and welcome to Anne In Residence's monthly link-up!



I'm reading the new Olive Kitteridge book:


I'm a fan of author Elizabeth Strout's book, and I especially enjoyed the first Olive book as well as the accompanying mini-series.  Are you an Olive fan?


Tomorrow I'm planning on making chicken francaise which is chicken in a lemon and broth sauce.  I always buy the Purdue thin sliced chicken breast vs. pounding my own chicken. 

More longterm, I'm getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner which is my favorite meal of the year!


We have a beautiful and new book room at school that has amazing guided reading books from Scholastic.  I've been trying to choose interesting chapter groups for the kids to read during Intervention Block.  Their favorite so far is:



Last week, I got my first crown due to a broken tooth.  I was feeling relieved after the old filling was gone only to realize that the dentist had to drill a ridge around the perimeter at the bottom of the tooth so that the crown had a place to attach to the existing tooth.  The whole process took two hours (as of now, it appears I do not need a root canal ~ I can't even imagine that!).  In about a month, the permanent crown will be installed. 

I also learned that dentistry changed in the late 1980's to a more preventative approach vs. the "old" way of drilling out a lot of the tooth and putting in a BIG silver filling.  Eventually, all that drilling along with the filling weakens the tooth leading to weak and broken teeth.  


I follow so many blogs and Instagram accounts!  One of my favorites is Audrey of Putting Me Together.  She is so down to earth and has practical fashion advice!   I'm always on the lookout for different ways to wear my clothes ~ it's fun to get new ideas!

Here I am dressed as the book character, Olivia, along with one of my students.   

As always, thank you for visiting today!  I hope you're having a nice November so far!

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