One of THOSE Days…

Today was one of THOSE days.  Not in a terribly bad way…just one of those days. I’m sure you’ve had ‘em, too! 

We were up ‘til about 3am this morning with my sweet Landon.  I’m SURE he had an allergy induced asthma attack.  He hasn’t exactly been diagnosed with asthma…the doctor blew me off when I mentioned it…but my mommy intuition is 100% certain that he has it.  When Mr. Spouse gets scared, that’s when I know it’s serious.  And it was.  My little man was up ‘til all hours of the night…coughing & wheezing something awful fierce…and having trouble breathing in between the crazy fits of coughing.  Ugh.  We’re back on Zyrtec today and things are looking MUCH better.  PTL.

Since I was pretty much dead to the world this morning and functioning on all of about 3 hours of sleep, I left the house and totally forgot ALL of my station work at home.  All of my math tubs and literacy stations were sitting on my dryer and I didn’t realize it until it was time to set everything out when I got to school. Yikes!  I was SO excited to get started on our weather centers, but we had to postpone our plans until tomorrow.  Here’s what we’ll be working on in stations/tubs this week…

WonderfulWeather PicWeather Watcher Math Preview

You can read more about the Math & Literacy centers in my shop!

Instead of having my plans right in front of me, I had to think quick and come up with plans on the fly.  I know I’m not the only one who’s ever experienced this phenomenon before.  Right?!  In a last minute dash to create a little something that would be hands-on, fun, and educational, I came up with these…



The kids had to solve a word problem, write out their thinking in complete{ish} sentences, and then show me a fraction to represent their answer.  They had to determine how many carrots Roger Rabbit & Billy Bunny would have if 12 carrots were divided equally.   They did awesome!  And I love the way they explained their thinking.  I LOVE this time of year…they’re such BIG kids now!!  I hurriedly cut out all the parts and all the kids had to do was assemble…and cut the green on the carrot. 

When it was time for my literacy stations, I got by with a little help from my friends.  Thank you Michelle, Kelly & Diane, Abby, & Mrs. Lindsey!!!!  Y’all totally saved me this afternoon!! 

One of my sweeties brought me these for snack today…


Just incase you’re wondering, these are REAL larva.  Like, FOR REAL.  I thought this was just one of those random fake type snacks, but not so.  Larva was the first ingredient on the list of ingredients on the back of the box!!!!!!!!!!!  I had to pretend like I was allergic to larva so that I didn’t feel guilted into giving them a taste.  I wouldn’t survive for one hot second on Fear Factor.

I’m planning on getting LOTS more sleep tonight because we have a busy day ahead of us tomorrow!  I’m officially a “t-ball” mom now and little man has his first practice tomorrow.  Okay, so he had his first game last weekend, but with all that crazy weather last week, practice was cancelled.  This is the first organized sport little man has played and ohmiword…I LOVE IT!!!  And so does he!!!  I would’ve bet my life that he would’ve freaked out about staying in the dugout and batting in front of a crowd, but I was oh so wrong.  He ate it up and loved every second!  Thank the Lord.  Sorry, but I think he’s the cutest darn t-ball player I’ve ever seen!  HA!


Here’s to having a FULL night’s sleep and a better start to tomorrow than today :)  And to having a much better snack than larva ;)


  1. Ahh those wabbits are SO cute!!!

  2. Can I just tell youI had one of those of those MONDAYS...too! I am glad to be hitting the pillow soon, going to bed at 2 in the morning just doesn't hack it at all! And by the way, we are starting up with baseball and softball season too. Although it never seemed to end!

    First Grade Fanatic!

  3. So sorry to hear about your little guy having an asthma attack...mommy intuitions are usually right..{good thoughts and hugs are being sent your way}.

  4. Some of the best plans happen "on the fly"! They turned out absolutely adorable! Hope your little guy is feeling much better!

  5. Those rabbits are just too darn cute! Love it!

    P.S. I don't blame you! I would have totally acted like I was allergic to. Oh my!

  6. Those rabbits are so dang cute!!! Sometimes the best lessons happen at the last minute like that. Glad your little man is doing better!

  7. Your little ball player is adorable! I don't know if I would have eaten larva either. . . . ewwww!

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

  8. I have to tell you that when I got the TpT email that you had posted a new product... I thought it said Weight Watchers! It was like a sign!

    Hope your day is smoother today!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

  9. Hugs and Prayers....Nothing like a rough night and a teacher without her centers. So glad baby boy is better. He is too cute in that little T-Ball outfit.

    Have fun with your centers today!

    I am still queasy from that larva snack picture! Why does putting spice on gross things catch on so much? Have you heard of Takis? They are the cool snack at my daughter's middle school. They taste like cardboard with spice.

    Oh and speaking of spice I made the crockpot pulled pork tacos last night! I ended up having a 12 hour day and was so worried my pork would be dissolved in that crockpot but it was perfect. The family loved it! Thanks for that one!!!
    Have a great Tuesday!
    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

  10. Cara, I hope your little guy is feeling much better! Your bunnies are adorable.

    I just read your Synonym post, too. Thanks for the adorable freebies. I love synonym and antonym activities because I really love getting kids excited about new words.

    Looking at all of your charts makes me wonder if you have ever thought of creating and selling your own graphics. I can think of about a bazillion teachers who would scramble to buy them! I'm one for sure :)

    Have a great day!
    primary practice

  11. Larva!! Oh my word!!
    Glad your little guy is feeling better. That's never fun when you have a sick one at home.
    The wabbits are adorable.


  12. I love your wabbits and cute centers. The larvae... not so much. Ewww. :) Hahahahaha! Have a great week, friend! I'm finally on Spring Break, so I am going to have a little more time to get caught up on the blog world! Finally. :)

  13. I am in love with those bunnies!! (not so much with the larva)
    Hope your fella gets to feeling better soon =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  14. Those bunnies are adorable! Sorry you had a rotten day and a scary night with your son! When my boys are sick, it is the worst. Trust that mommy intuition! My 3 year just had a "soccer camp" for a day. It was hilariously adorable. I'm excited for all the fun sports in my future. I'm sure you are going to love being a t-ball mama!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  15. You never seize to amaze me! :)
    And your little one IS in fact the cutest t-ball player! hehe!

    Hoping your day was much better and feeling your allergy "attacking" pain.
    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  16. Girl I swear we live the same life in different cities. Drew seriously just had the same thing and we're on Zyrtec, Nasonex and because of t-ball an inhaler. It never ends. Love your bunnies! Hope the rest of your week is much better! XOXO
    Fabulous in First

  17. SICK!!!!!!!!!!! Those larva are off the hook! Oh my.............

  18. Oh Cara, Hang in there. I remember the many nights I stayed up with my little ones and could hardly function the next day! Now I have to stay up late waiting for them to come home from date night! Love the t-ball pic!! Too cute! enjoy-stress free compared to the college softbal I am living each weekend! We were in Canyon, TX last week over my spring break...39 degrees and raining...NOT fun softball weather!
    Miss ya! Kelly and I will have to travel down for some fun shopping and yummy Mexican food this summer! Get your rest friend!

  19. Argh...Ugh-Ugh. I am a Texas teacher, too! Do you get to have regular days on STAAR test dates? We only get lunch...and to make things more interesting, a testing room is right across the hall from it is kinda like being warden in a silent prison! I know - dramatic - but it makes for a very long day.
    Whew...another one tomorrow.

  20. Your poor little man!! Allergies are horrible here in Austin too...ugh!!! Ok, so u totally need to sell your bunny pattern on TPT...adorbs!!!!!!!!! And I so would not have eaten that either...gross!!!

  21. Gave your sweet wabbits a shout out on my blog tonight! =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  22. Those problem solving wabbits are too stinkin' cute!

    Kindergarten Hoppenings

  23. So sorry about your little guy! I so remember those days/nights when my kids were little! I will be keeping my fingers crossed that he is feeling better and you all get some sleep tonight....I just had two of my cutie K students diagnosed last week with asthma, one who I heard the wheeze from and sent immediately to the nurse. Teacher intuition, mom intuition, they are all the same, always go with your gut! I will be thinking of you all!!!
    Growing Readers and Writers in K

  24. Eeek! For the sick kiddo!! That is never fun! I hope that you can get to the bottom of it ASAP!

    Icky Icky Icky on the larva!! OHMY!

    Pretty CUTE T-Baller!! Have fun!!

    Love your blog!!

  25. LOVE the bunnies!

    And larva...what the ......????

    Kindergarten Kel

  26. awesome bunnies!!! Now I need a chick and a duck.