Sunday, May 19, 2013

What a Busy Weekend! (and a fairy tale freebie!)

Hey sweet friends! Ugh, it's 6:30 on Sunday night, and I need to organize my plans for this week. Just 3 more weeks...whoo hoo!

So I had a pretty crazy weekend. We went out last week and listened to a band. They were pretty good, but it was loud and crazy and we don't go out that much so I felt like a 65 year old in a 25 year old body! haha...that scene is just not for me. So I slept in until almost noon today and woke up to check the weather outside and while I was looking from our balcony, I noticed some tiny black things hopping on the sidewalk underneath, so we went to check it out and there are millions of little frog babies hopping around everywhere! We have a pond and creek next to the apartments, so they must have came from there. Here's a pic..they are as small as my pinky nail. :)

Also, as promised, I have some pics of my finds at the scholastic warehouse we go!

They are all so cute! I especially like Chester. If you haven't heard of it, it's about this author who's trying to write a story and the cat keeps wanting to change it for her. 
So I have a question for you? When you buy your own books, do you let the kids read them in the class library? I always read mine and them put them away so they don't get ruined. I hope that doesn't sound bad. :/ Hopefully I'm not the only one that does this.

So as stated in my title, we've been learning about fairy tales and will continue to explore them this week. Last week we read The Ugly Duckling and I made a sorting pocket chart center to go with it. Click on the pic for a copy! :) 
That's all for today! Have a great week...hopefully I'll have some "news" for you tomorrow! ;)



  1. I let them have a bunch of them, but I keep my most favorite ones or "fragile" ones (like ones with flaps or something) safe on my book shelf. I also always take off the book jackets since for some reason, kids can never figure out how to put them on correctly.
    Teaching in the Valley

  2. My kids love Chester! I had a student bring it in to read to the class as a reward and they were laughing so hard I had to buy a copy :) Hope you are having a good weekend!
    Kickin' it in Kindergarten

  3. What great books! I haven't read Chester yet. I will have to check it out! Have a great week!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade