Father Time

Our little countdown clock is telling me that there’s about 11 days left in the school year.  WOW.  We definitely haven’t slowed down the learning train in room 135.  Infact, we’re just starting our official “time travel” :)  We started the week with Father Time…he’s got all the time in the world :)  We brainstormed a lot of different words that have to do with time.  The red words are ways we measure time…days, hours, minutes, etc.  The blue words are different places we can find time displayed…can you believe cell phone was the first word my class suggested?!?!  HA!!  I know that’s the ONLY way I check the time!!  The green words are how time sounds to us :) 

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We are working on activities from my Time After Time packet this week.  Speaking of which, we have 3 sweet girls who will be getting this packet in your inbox tonight! 

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If you missed out this time, hop on over to Mel D’s blog and enter her Blogiversary giveaway…I have a couple of packets up for grabs as well as MANY other talented teachers!!!  Over 45 packets of greatness for one lucky winner!  Check it out HERE!

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I wish I had more to share, but I’ve been terrible with the picture taking!  My mind is going in a MILLION different directions right now and taking pictures is just not at the top of my priority list!  The option period on our current house is finally up {praise Jesus!} so we had all that going on last weekend AND after about 5 different counter offers on the house we love down south, we FINALLY agreed on a number today and we’re moving forward!!!  Now to figure out when I’m going to pack up the house AND my classroom.  I’m about to just open up my classroom doors and have a little free for all!  Let the countdown continue!!


  1. This looks so cute. I will have to check it out. :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  2. I love your ideas and am panicking that you'll forget about us if you're not in first next year. That being said I am praying for your family as you make the exciting transition. Keep us posted!!


  3. *LOVE* that their first thought was cell phone! It's a totally different generation, huh?! ;o)

  4. I'm not sure if I have left a comment on your blog before, but I just had to tell you that reading your blog is one of the biggest joys to my day. I love your positivity and beauty. I'm a kindergarten teacher, and seeing everything you do in your classroom and with your family is so motivating. I'm praying that packing goes smooth and you get lots of help!

  5. I agree with Jamie! Your blog is the one I always come back to! And it is also encouraging to know you are a believer!

  6. That is funny about cell phones and so very true. Did you see the recent article about a guy surgically attaching his iPod nano to his wrist and it looks like a watch?!?!?!?! He wanted his music with him always. Now that is a little extreme! Moving is so incredibly hard. I am in the midst of moving my classroom again so I know your pain. If you develop any moving/packing list for classrooms or strategies please let me know!

    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

  7. I can't tell you how much your blog has saved me this year! I agree with all that's been said--you are a true master teacher, and a sweetheart to boot! Thank you for all the inspiration! :0) I pray that you'll stay in first grade if that's what's meant for you and all of us, so you can continue to use all that amazing talent! Big Hugs from Arizona!

  8. To reinforce what's been said earlier, I don't know what I would've done without you this year! You've re-inspired my love of teaching (and inspired my love of blogging)!!! Best of luck in all of your new endeavors! :)


  9. Packing is the worst! Yuck!! If I lived in Dallas I would SO come help you! You are always so positive about everything - God is truly working in wondrous ways through you, Cara!

    Rowdy in Room 300

  10. Good luck with the house buying! We just bought ours a year ago & it was stressful enough. I can only imagine with a time crunch how much stress that adds to you! Thanks for being such a inspiration! I am definitely adding your time unit to my wishlist!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  11. If you decide to have a little garage sale for the house or classroom...let us Dallas girls know!!!!

  12. How amazing that time measuring thingy is!!! :D I'll definitely use this with my students if I happen to be working with younger learners! Keep up the good work, greetings from Croatia :)

  13. Great site. Thank you for sharing. Jump on over to http://primarypossibilities.blogspot.com/ for some freebies. :) We are your newest follower.

  14. Love your blogs! You give me so much inspiration as a teacher and a mother. My family and I are also making a big move from Arizona to Colordao. I am in the process of packing up my school stuff ( I never realized how much stuff I have!) Then it's on to packing the house. You have reminded me to keep faith in the Lord and trust that he is guiding us in the right direction. Thank you :)

  15. Sounds like it's going to be a very busy summer!! Congratulations on finalizing the sale, and good luck with packing!! :)


  16. I absolutely love your blog. 100% inspiration. And you and your boys are adorable too. I just blogged and posted about your School Memories book. I quote "Best TPT freebie EVER!" Just wanted to let you know. :)

    Tangled with Teaching

  17. I just found your blog and I am in love. I'm a first year first grade teacher, beginning this fall. I've read through every one of your blog posts and have gotten some great ideas. Thank you!

  18. So many things I found on Pinterest linked back to you. Thank you for reinspiring me!! I even started my own blog. :) You are incredibly talented and creative!


  19. Hi sweet Cara!

    I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers as you pack up and move. Maybe when things settle down this summer we can have a bloggy meet-up. Thank you for being a blessing to me in so many ways. You are a gift from God that is touching countless hearts. =)

    Heather's Heart

  20. OK, maybe someone already said this, but your Father Time guy could also be adapted as a Father's Day gift and you could have kids write ALL of the stuff that they like to do with their Dads . . . you know, Father Time!

    YaY . . . toooooo cute! Good luck with the move!!


  21. Your blog is so inspirational. I just love your creativity! Blessings to you! I'm a new bloggie and teach Firsties too, so check out my new blog at Keeping Up With First Grade Hope to hear from you soon!