Happy Tuesday!!  The weather man says we’re going to have bad storms tonight, so I am predicting a day of teaching with no electricity.  It happens frequently at my school.  Two years ago, we had 9 (yes, NINE) days with no power through the course of the year!  And yes, we had school everyone of those days.  It’s crazy to teach without electricity.  You think, “Oh I will do this..”  Um nope.  Electricity.  And try convincing monsters that the computers aren’t going to work even if Mr. Greg turns them on!  No really, they still will not work.  I promise.    Batten down the hatches!!!

During our morning meeting, I always tell the monsters our daily schedule to get them excited about the day.  I also tell them if we have new centers in math and reading.  Today I told them we had new centers in math (reading will roll out tomorrow!) and they got excited!  Then I told them that the centers were FOOTBALL!  Hello excitement!  Even the girls were excited!  One of them yelled out, “OMG I LOVE FOOTBALL!”  And did they ever!  They were so engaged!

The monsters also went a little bonkers for the number puzzles I created!  I dunno why they loved them so much but they did!!  I heard some GREAT counting from the monsters working on this center!  I was so happy to hear them engaged and really working on those counting skills!  In fact, I’ve printed 3 more sets of these!! (I’m glad I have a grandmother who likes to cut stuff out!)  

We also had some craftivity fun today!!

It was a super bowl of common core learning today!!  I can’t wait to see more of the monsters learning with these fun centers!!
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And now a HUGE announcement!!!!  Get ready!
I want to make my blog a little more interactive and I want to have fun with my readers (um, I love you guys!!!  No…really…) so I have this crazy (what?!  Me?!  Crazy?!  Imagine that!)  
Ya’ll know I have a love of silly hats.  Here’s the challenge:  
You (or your class) design a silly hat.  I will make the hat and wear it.  And even use it in my classroom.  And now, here is the exciting part:  You can tell me somewhere in public to wear the hat.  That’s right.  You get to make go into public with my silly hat!  You design the hat.  You pick the location.  I will do it.
(A few rules…no where dangerous.  Nothing offensive.  And I won’t use every hat and location, but I’m pretty brave…so ya never know!  If you design the hat, you can email the pdf file and I can make it.  Or you can give me the idea and I’ll do it!)  
So…GO!  Let’s see what ya got!  Email me your desired hat and let’s have a kindergarten smorgasboard good time!
My first challenge has been issued:  Wear a hat with T words while holding a turtle while standing on a toilet.  Thanks, Katie from Teacher To The Core!
And this is my current creation!!  I hope to have it ready by this weekend!!  OMG my kids will love writing with this!!

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  • Reply Tales of a First Grade Teacher January 30, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Hi, I am your newest follower, I found you through Khrys' giveaway.
    My daughter (she's 8) is totally obsessed with Mustaches!! she has flip flops, earrings, necklaces, t-shirts and even her i pod cover is I love Mustaches!! I can't wait to show her your blog!
    Stop by mine when you get the chance.
    Tales of a First Grade Teacher

  • Reply Dawn January 30, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Hi there! I also found your blog through a giveaway! Your blog looks like a super fun place to visit!! I can't wait to see all the hat pictures.

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  • Reply Amanda January 30, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I wish I was in your class! I LOVE football too and your centers look like so much fun. I am going to have put my thinking cap on for your challenge about the hats. Can't wait to see what other people come up with!

    Hope you have electricity tomorrow. I have only had to teach for about an hour without electricity and that was long enough….can't even imagine a whole day!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  • Reply Cassandra January 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Gangnam style writing! My kids would just die. I have some that have even started memorizing the korean rap part. And everyday I see at least one or two doing that dance.

    Adventures in Room 5

  • Reply Ms.M January 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    No electricity, ouch. Have to say all the Super Bowl activities look like so much fun. I wonder if I will get back to school in time to do any of it.

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