May Already?! Can I Get An AMEN?!?!

Is it just me, or did May get here REALLY fast?!  5 more Mondays to go!!  Woo hoo!!

I don’t have anything to share with you this week.  Our 3rd-6th graders were knee deep in state testing and I was TOO busy planning for a wedding to come up with anything new and exciting for my class.  Please tell me I wasn’t the only one up at 4:30 am watching Kate & William exchange vows, eating scones, and drinking Earl Gray tea…





I mean, wasn’t that was EVERYONE was doing Friday morning?!  HA!!  I swear this wasn’t a set-up for a party of 1.  My sweet friend invited me over for a little sleepover and we watched together.  I took my boys and, of course, my itty bitty woke up at 2am and didn’t go back to sleep until my alarm went off at 4:30!!! I only got two hours of sleep, but it was definitely worth it :) And I don’t know about you, but that wedding sure made me want a redo on mine!  HA!!  


While the *big kids* were testing, our firsties headed to the zoo.  It was a beautiful day and the kids had a blast!!  Does anyone else love field trips like me?!?  The only thing I can’t stand is the bus ride to and from.  SCARY. 



We learned about the –or & –ar chunks last week and I used Abby’s fab craftivities to reinforce the sounds.  We made the DARLING pirates {from her Pirate Mark unit} for our –ar words and the kids flipped.  They LOVED ‘em!!!  And I used her popcorn tub template {from her Let’s Get Poppin’ With Adjectives unit} to reinforce our –or words.  SO much fun!!!

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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, the girls over at Lesson Plan SOS thought it would be a great idea to host a big sale as “thank you” for everything that y’all do!!  Lots of my favorite bloggers and I were invited to play along, too!  SO…mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 3rd and get ready to shop {for a 40% savings!!!} my store or in any of the fun little shops listed below :)


Babbling Abby, Growing Kinders, One Extra Degree, Fabulous in First, Made for 1st Grade, Lesson Plan SOS TeachersCrazy for 1st Grade, Primary Perspective  Erica Bohrer, Cara Carroll


  1. YAY!! Thank you for doing this. I'm broke but I adore your items on TPT. I can't wait to go shopping on Tuesday:)

  2. I watched the wedding too. Woke up at 2:30 a.m. Pacific time and then, went to work. Can't wait for the big sale! :)

  3. I love the popcORn words! What a great idea! I'll have to use that next year!

    Have a great week, friend!

  4. I can't wait to purchase your Digraph kids tomorrow :) May have to shop aroung a little bit more too!

    Queen of the First Grade Jungle

  5. I love your knack for pretty! Gorgeous wedding set up =)

    mrs tabb

  6. Love the popcORn words!! Super cute. I noticed the frogs hanging from the ceiling. Can you post a picture of those from the front? They look super cute!

  7. I love that popcorn activity...too cute!

    And yes...the wedding was beautiful!

  8. Trust me, you were not the only one.... I watched Princess Diana's wedding 30 years ago when I was 12.... my sister was only 2. But this time we had a Tea Party... 30 years in the making! We had a blast. I loved everything about it...including the blushing after the kiss! :-)

  9. I also had a Royal Wedding Party (but it was just me and my little guy) at 4am. I loved that I watched it live! It was too beautiful.