Ten on Ten (September)

Hello Hello! I am linking up with the super fab Rachael from The Classroom Game Nook for
So I've been back in school for about 3 weeks now. And man, I have been wiped out!
Every morning I stop at Dunkin Donuts, which is super convenient because it's beside my school, for coffee. The pumpkin flavor is back, so I'm all over that in my XL coffee :) And yes, I have a coffee maker at school (and at home), but this is just a little something I do for myself every day! Sometimes you just gotta do that to keep your sanity!
Today, September 10th is my 3rd child, Christophers' 6th birthday. He just started KG this year and is absolutely loving it! I am so proud of my little Buddy :)

From March through September, we pretty much spend every Saturday night at the races. My husband races on a dirt track, and this past Saturday he won the points for his class! I am so proud of him, he had set out to race for points this year and with him winning he has proven to himself that he is a fantastic driver, as well as so smart about the mechanics and everything with his car (he does all his own engine and mechanically work).
This kid. She is my youngest. And she has my heart. I mean all 4 of my kids have my heart, but she is just something else. My other daughter, Katie, had a parade on Saturday, so me and Alexa had a mommy-daughter date at the parade watching and waiting for Katie. We also ate some homemade ice cream :)
This is the door to my classroom. I have spent countless hours here. I have attempted to make it inviting, as well as a home away from home for me and my kiddos. You can read more about my classroom reveal HERE.
So we have been working on retelling stories--focusing on beginning, middle, and end. I quickly forget how much my 1st grade friends grow from the beginning to the end of the year. I learned remembered the hard when with a quick activity with simple sentences. They couldn't even read those, so that lead to the activity my student is completing in the picture. They had to cut and paste the animals, in the order that they were in the story, and then they had to draw and label a picture of what each animal wanted from Farmer Brown in the story Click Clack Moo.
We continued to work on retelling with something familiar. I read the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty, then I had students take turns reading line by line. They absolutely loved it!! And I owe it all to my dear friend Carrie from Adventures in Kinder and Beyond
After we read the story, I used Carries' super cute retelling cards to have the students put them in order. Wednesday we read Jack and Jill, and they did a cut and paste to retell and order the events. On Friday, I'm going to have them read Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and then complete an activity by themselves for a formative assessment (I'm crossing my fingers that my kiddos will finally be catching on to retelling after spending 10 days on it!) OH and you can find Carrie's Nursery Rhyme set HERE, please check it out because it is awesome!! I plan on have a center activity, with each poster and the retelling cards in each bag, so the students can read the nursery rhyme, and then work on retelling it.
We spend countless hours at practices. Tuesday night, Karter (my eldest) had football practice, so I do everything I can to entertain my other littles :) On Tuesday, my kiddos found a small container of bubbles. Christopher blew them for Alexa and she just squealed and giggled with excitement :) There's nothing better than your children's laughter!
Our lives right now revolve around football. Between Karter's practice 3 nights a week, and games once on the weekend, and then Christopher's once a week flag football practice, and once a week games on the weekend---we are just a footballing family :)

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Take care!


  1. So fun to read your post and pictures. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Thanks for linking up! Looks like you've had a busy start to the year! {PS. I am ALL OVER the pumpkin spice from DD as well!}


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