Sunday, May 19, 2013

Endings... and new beginnings...

Hello friends,

I hope that you had a great week.  I realize that with the winding down of the school year, kids tend to be a bit "wild" and lack focus while their teachers and caregivers are thinking about making that appointment for their hair stylist to maybe to cover the newly sprouted "tinsel" hair...   A mani/pedi with sparkley pink glitter makes everything better!  That, and chocolate! :)

Several of my friends are changing grades for next year.  I was amazed how many teachers are being moved grades because they are so good at their job that they were chosen to move to perhaps be strong leads in departments that otherwise were lacking?  I have to hand it to a couple special ladies I know, after the initial shock wore off, they embraced the change and are excited about moving.

Speaking of change...

Earlier this week,  my friend Lesley from Practice Makes Perfect unveiled her new Blog. It is applicious!!! If you were a follower of her old Blog, be sure to jump on over to her new Blog and FOLLOW!!  If you haven't been to Lesley's Blog before now, why not stop over and show her some bloggy love!!  Leave her a comment and let her know what you think. I'm a wee bit partial to the appley colors and layout..Sshhhh...  I think I have an "in" with the person that made it... *winks* :) 

Now...without further adieu... I'd like to share a freebie with you. I was debating whether to provide a finished activity or if it would be more fun to post a template design.  My "McGyver" senses kicked in and I thought that the template design would be fun!  What you'll receive is a sandcastle themed playing mat in both full color and BW.  You can write on it and laminate it for durability and either use the starfish counters included, OR a dry erase marker!  Click on the image above to download!

This week went by way too fast!!  I am going to spend Sunday catching up on my favorite shows that I missed housework, and so by time Monday rolls around I will get back to the drawing board.  I have a whole collection of sea life animals drawn, ready to be made into something brilliant... :)   What's on your "To Do List" for the week??

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. Awwww....thanks for the shout out!! LOVE Lesley's new design. You did a GREAT job!

    My Kind of Teaching

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