This is a place where there are no meetings, lesson plans, or children who don't listen. There are pajamas, chick flicks, lots of yummy food, endless time to blog stalk, sleeping whenever you want to and did I already mention pajamas??? Yes, tomorrow that dreaded invention will make a noise telling me to come back from the Land of Denial. It will continue to make annoying noises despite me snoozing and burrowing further down in my cozy bed. As much as I love my kiddos, I could really enjoy just one more day! I think *someone* forgot the memo stating that if the banks and post offices are closed so should schools!
I am thinking EVERYONE will be sleepy tomorrow and we will have to all adjust our bladders to using the bathroom at only certain times during the day.
Here is a little *freebie* I just made to help my kiddos celebrate all they have learned this year. This is really my favorite part of 1st grade. After Christmas has always been the time it seems to "click" for most of my kiddos. This is the time for many butterflies to emerge from their cocoons.
The kiddos are going to read books that are in their browsing boxes. They are going to record all of the words they know. You can give your kiddos a limit or have them hunt for certain words. I am probably going to make a craft to go with this but my brain is still in the Land of Denial! I am sure I will get a brain pop soon. It is probably just going to be their faces and a party hat. I'll post pictures tomorrow if they turn out cute.
We are also going to start our Question of the Day. I have done this off and on throughout the year but now we are going to *try* and do it on a daily basis. So, I thought I would have a Question of the Day on my blog too. =)
So, my question of the days is:
What is one thing you are excited about this new year and what is one thing you are ready to change?
I have loved discovering many, many new blogs this holiday and reading all of the sweet and encouraging heart notes you have left for me. Thank you for blessing my life in ways you may never know. Each one of you inspires me to be a better teacher.