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Monday, February 28, 2011

Entering My First Givaway!

Good morning!

There have been so many wonderful giveaways going on in the blog world!! Sadly, this is my first entry in a giveaway! Hopefully this works out, because I am in love with both of these blogs and would love to have these awesome packets!! I'm sure you will agree with me!

Cara over at The First Grade Parade and Jodi from Fun in First are teaming up with some fun activities for March! Go on over and check them out!!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things....

Good evening!

I am on the couch in my sweats, sickly singing The Sound of Music! I love that movie!!

One of my not so favorite things is being sick...which I am now, thanks to those sweet first grade germs! I guess I brought the Lysol out a day too late in the ol' classroom! I came home Friday, took a catnap and woke up feeling awful!! Saturday didn't look any better and Sunday looked a lot worse! I went to Care Now early this morning, hoping to get on meds as soon as possible! The doctor put me on 3 separate meds, including an antibiotic, steroid and cough suppressant. The meds are in the process of working, but I called in a sub this afternoon to play it safe. I hate taking time off this close to Spring Break, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

Anyways, I'm linking up with Jodi over at Fun in First Grade for a Linky Party about Favorite Things! So, here they are....and yes, I still have that great song in my head!

1. Dollar Drinks at McDonald's! I love me some Sweet Tea!!!






2. Chick-fil-a!!



3. Being a wife! It's my favorite title, closely followed by sister, daughter, aunt (to the greatest little girl ever) and teacher!





4. Naps, especially with our dog Annie!





5. Target!! I seriously have to ban myself some days!





6. Pedicures!! I got one last week and my toes look super cute! I'm loving their new "Texas Collection", especially "Guy Meets Galveston".






7. San Antonio Spurs Basketball!! Go Spurs Go!!




8. Freshly cleaned sheets! I swear I get the best night's sleep after they are washed! They feel super soft and smell super clean!!




9. New Crayons!! I've always loved the smell of new crayons!



10. Camping! I can't wait to set up a trip with college friends sometime this spring! Here's Mr. Claborn setting up our tent!




Listing my favorite things has made me feel a bit better! Are you next?!?!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

President's Day Fun!

We had a blast learning about Presidents!! We took 2 days to cover President's Day. The first day focused on our current President and thinking about ourselves as President. We started our day with a quick United Streaming Video on President Obama. It was the perfect clip, which lasted about 8 minutes. Most of my students knew a lot about Obama, which was great!! We had a great little discussion about what he does for a living! The kids were so interested in learning everything about him and his family!


After we talked about the President's job I had the kids think about "The Perfect President". What characteristics would that person have? Each student got a construction paper puzzle piece and went back to their desks to write 1 word describing the "Perfect President". Once everyone finished their piece we glued all of the pieces together and made a Perfect President Puzzle! I think it turned out great!! See for yourself...





I love that the kiddos said their perfect president would be happy and nice! So innocent!! My favorites would have to be strong, responsible and even. When I asked the little girl what she meant by even, she replied with, "Treats everyone the same". LOVE IT!!!


The students then had the chance to pretend they were running for president. I had them create campaign posters for their future campaigns. Yes, that is campaign posters, not champagne posters, as one of my little girls called them!!  We talked about how you must be at least 35 years old to run for president. We did the math, and figured that in the year 2040 they could run!! Seems like a long time from now, right?!?

The kids also had the chance to apply for the job of President. My amazing teammate at Fantastic First created Presidential Job Applications! The kids loved filling these out! Most of the class wanted to be president so they could make money. When asked what they would do first as President, many kids responded with "buy a dog", "get married" and "smile". I'm pretty sure the first thing I would literally do is smile!! What a great answer!




Our second day was devoted to Presidents of the Past. We mainly focused on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I read a few books to the students about these 2 men. Then we created this fun foldable which included facts and a picture. The kids loved doing this!! The foldable is basically the same template for a paper fortune teller. Did you ever play that game as a kid? I LOVED it! Any who, here are pictures of the foldables...




Basically, I cut 9'' by 9'' squares from white construction paper. I had the kids take the square and fold it in half diagonally both ways. When the square is opened there is an "X" from the crease. Then fold each corner into the middle of the circle, creating the 4 triangular flaps. The kids wrote 1 fact on each triangle. I found the pictures online and copied enough for everyone.

We ended our President's Day celebration with a Birthday Party for George Washington. Since February 22nd was actually ol' George's birthday,  I had to take full advantage!! The kids discussed why they were thankful for George Washington and we even sang Happy Birthday to him! We also made this cute little snack I found online. Here are our yummy and patriotic snacks!! Pretty cute, huh?




Overall, the kids loved learning about the Presidents! I had no idea they were such history buffs! They really enjoyed it, as did I! Little units like this make teaching and learning so much fun!! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Brush-Up" on Dental Health

As many of you know, February is Dental Health Month. To learn about dental health I had my students create these really cute toothbrushes. The idea came from one of the many blogs I follow combined with an idea my teammate came up with a few years ago. The students made the toothbrush handles out of colored construction paper and the bristles out of plain white construction paper. The students had to write 4 facts about dental health. They had plenty of opportunities to learn their facts throughout the week as we read some children's books and had our nurse come in for a little lesson!

 She did the greatest thing ever with them! She had them get with a partner. Then, one partner placed his/her hands together, looking like you would when you pray. The other partner used floss to "floss their partners teeth" by putting the floss between their partner's fingers. They loved this!! It was a great hands on way to learn how to floss without actually having the kiddos put their fingers in their mouths! Our nurse said she found the activity on line somewhere. What a great idea!

Here are our cute little toothbrushes with the cheesiest sign ever! Cheesy is what I do best. I was super excited when the kids actually got the joke!! I guess I'm rubbing off on them.....


Freedom Quilts

Those snow days really messed with our February learning. For just the month of February we have Groundhogs Day, 100th Day of School, Valentine's Day, Dental Health Month, Black History Month and President's Day! Wow!! Why do we fill so many things into the shortest month of the year?!?! Did you know this week is the last full week of February? Yes, next week will be March!! WOW!! Now that we're finally caught up from our snowy break, it's time to focus on Black History Month! We will spend about 3 days on a small unit which has reading, language arts and social studies all tied together. The kids love these mini units!! Here's one thing I have going on with a free printable!!

To better learn about the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman,we are going to create a class freedom quilt. These quilts were created as secret codes to help slaves escape to freedom. My kiddos love clues and codes, so this activity will be super fun!

To start the lesson I'm going to show my kiddos pictures of freedom quilts found online. Click here for printouts of quilt codes. I'm going to tell the students about the quilts and their purpose. I'm going to share the names of the patterns but not tell the students what the codes mean. They are going to predict what they think the code means, based on the name and shape of the pattern. The kids are going to write their predictions using the following printable!





Each student will choose a pattern and color it. Then, they are going to mount the square pattern on a square piece of construction paper (I am using a 6''x6'' square). Once the entire class has their square colored and mounted, we will connect all of the squares together to make one large quilt! Here's my quilt square, "Flying Geese".




After our quilt is complete I'm going to share the real meanings behind the patterns. We will then discuss why these quilts were important. I'll be sure to post back a picture of our class quilt after we make it on Thursday!

As an extension I'm going to let a few of the kiddos create their own code patterns!!  Here is a template for their own design. They will draw their own design in the provided box and write the secret code. Maybe they can share their code with the other kiddos to see if they can guess the code!!





How do you celebrate Black History Month? I'd love some more ideas!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

For Me?

It has been a wonderful day!!! I got up with no alarm clock (one of the greatest feelings ever), caught up on some t.v, went to Target, ate at Chick-fil-a, and had the chance to hang out with one of the most fun people in the whole wild world....my 2 year old niece Ella!! My husband and his brother did some yard work out back today so while they were being menly-men I got to watch Ella. We played with sidewalk chalk, made noisemakers, built domino towers, danced, sang songs, colored, and baked cookies for the boys!! What a great day, right?

After Ella left, my day continued to get better! I was awarded "The Stylish Blogger Award" by my amazing teammate Miss Griffin over at Fantastic First! She is such an amazing teacher and I am so blessed to work with her every day!! Thank you Miss Griffin!



Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 5 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

7 Things about Mrs. Claborn

1. I love making up songs to help my students learn concepts! We sing pretty much every day and the kids love it! I find that it really helps them remember what we've learned! I love watching them take tests and sing the little songs quietly at their desks. We've even recorded our songs and I hoping we can put all of the songs together on a CD for the end of the year!

2. I love, love, LOVE sweet tea!! I would say 3-4 times a week I drive through McDonald's to get their $1 drinks in the morning. I've tried to stop but they are just so dang good!! I love having a nice, cold sweet tea on my desk. It really gets me through the morning with my first graders!!

3. I am a big baby when it comes to going to the doctor or taking medicine!I hate taking medicine because sometimes it makes me feel worse. I would rather just sleep it off.  I've always been this way.  I am in the process of putting off a root canal because I don't want to go get it done! I wonder if I can sleep that off? 

4. I remember my dreams almost too in-depth. If someone were to ask me about a dream, I would be able to talk about it for a good 10-15 minutes, remembering colors, words people said, and minor details. I also wake up knowing if I walked in my sleep.

5. I spent 5 summers working at an amazing summer camp under the nickname "Heinz". I earned that name because I love ketchup!! Although I don't work there anymore, I use what I learned there everyday with my teaching. My first graders know many of the camp songs...their favorite being "Uh-Go-Lay-a-Lay-Uh". I can't wait for my future kids to go to summer camp!

6. I believe I was born to be a teacher. I couldn't imagine doing anything else! Although I come home tired, I love what I do and wouldn't change it for the world....except maybe bringing home a little bigger paycheck!

7. I love costumes!! Luckily our school has random dress up days throughout the year!! One dress up day this year was for "Family Reading Night". We got to dress up as our favorite book character. For the past 2 years I've dressed up as Miss Frizzle from "The Magic School Bus". The kids love this and think it is so cool that I look like her. I'd love to dress up as her every year with a different costume. Here are my costumes from the past 2 years. I wonder what next year's theme will be....

Frizzle on Safari. (Don't you just love the dress?!?! Thank you Goodwill!)


Frizzle in flowers!




That was really hard!! Hopefully these bloggers will have an easier time thinking about their 7 facts. Congratulations to the following blogs. I love what you're doing!!

Miss Klohn's Classroom

Snyder Stories

 First Grade Learning Stars

First Grade Teaching

Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten


Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wrappin' up our Week



Good evening!

I know Valentine's Day has come and gone, but I wanted to share this little activity I did with my kiddos.  This little idea all branched from a fabulous mini unit I found over at The Inspired Apple. I love this teaching blog and love the ideas Abby comes up with!! I went ahead and bought her unit on TPT and fell in love!! The ideas started pouring in of what else I could do with this activity.





Basically, start the lesson off with reading "The Day it Rained Hearts" by Felicia Bond. This is a sweet, sweet story about a little girl who collects hearts which rained down from the sky. She later uses the hearts to create little Valentines for her friends. This got me thinking. What if my kids created some artwork and writing around this book?

I had my little first graders draw some storm clouds on their papers. Then, they glued conversation hearts coming out of the clouds! They loved this, but were a little upset that they could not eat the candy since it would be glued on their paper! Then, they drew their picture underneath the raining hearts, showing what they did on the "day it rained hearts".

The next day, I tied their drawings into a writer's workshop. After drawing their pictures, the kids listed some details from their pictures. After writing their details in a list, they created sentences and a story about their picture. This worked out so well because the kids were able to have a picture to look at to help them create their stories. If they ran out of ideas to write about they just looked at their detail list and kept writing.












We aren't quite finished with our writing. We are still in the editing stage, but I'm really hoping we can find time for the kids to share their stories with the class sometime tomorrow! I'll let the kids sit in my special teacher chair and share their work if they want to.

Does anyone else use pictures as a start to writing? We started using this strategy a few weeks ago and I'm really starting to like it! If you do, I'd love some ideas stemming from other children's books.

Have a great night!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy 100th Day of School...Finally!

I never thought today would come!! We finally got to celebrate the 100th day of school! Our original 100th day was scheduled for Thursday, February 3rd. But with all that crazy snow/ice the Dallas area was bombarded with, we had to reschedule our special day. When the kiddos came to school on Monday they were super bummed because they thought they had missed the 100th day. It took them a little time to understand that the day was not missed because they weren't in school for almost an entire week!

So, we got out our calendars, scratched off February 3rd and found that the new 100th day would be Wednesday, February 9th. Well....it happened again and our next shot at the 100th day was quickly ended by some more snow and ice! I mean come on Mr. Weather.....haven't you heard of the 100th day of school?!?!

But today it finally happened! My little first graders, bursting with energy and excitement, finally got to celebrate the 100th day of school!! Can I get a hooray!?!?!

A few of the amazing girls I work with decided it would be fun to make shirts to mark our special day. I love, love, LOVE puffy paint and making shirts!! Back in my summer camp workin' days I made hundreds of shirts for myself and other camp counselors. I'm pretty sure I gave myself a mild case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from all the squeezing of paint tubes!! Anyways, we made some shirts and I think they turned out pretty cute!!


Here are 100 stars, sparkles and googly-eyes! How fun is that?!? Our principal even let us wear sweats today because of the cold weather!! Thank you!!


Once the kiddos got over the excitement of the shirt, we started our 100th day rotations. The entire first grade team has a rotation for the students. Basically, each class gets to spend about 30 minutes in each of the first grade classrooms. The kids did different activities throughout the morning which included painting, writing, stringing cereal on a necklace, and doing 100 various physical activities. The kids LOVE this and think it's pretty cool to go into the other classrooms.

My classroom was the painting room. The kids each got a piece of paper with "100" printed on it. Then, using one finger and one finger only, the kids got to stamp 100 fingerprints inside the number 100. They love this activity! I play a little music while the kids get to relax and paint! Sadly, we don't do much painting so this is a great activity to change things up a bit! Here are a few pictures of our paintings.



Here is our template. I found a font I liked and blew it up to like size 500!!



Then the kids dipped their finger in paint and got to work!


We also played a 100 day guessing game that the kids adored! I found this activity through my almost daily blog stalking! Unfortunately, I look through so many blogs that I find it hard to remember where I get ideas. I believe this activity is from "Read, Write, Think." Basically, the kids fill a bag with 100 of the same item. Then, they create 3 clues so the class can guess their item. We played the guessing game all throughout the day, letting a few kids go at a time. They had so much fun with this and a few of them had some pretty interesting items. I had tons of cereal and candy, but one of my students got super creative and placed letters in her baggie! I even had a bag of tongue depressors! I loved it!!

I'll leave you with the 3 clues to my 100th day baggie. This kids had a hard time with this one. And just in case you need some more help, the bag does not have cows, squirrels, bugs or worms inside. Yes, those were serious guesses today! You gotta love first grade!

1. It is a type of food.
2. You cannot eat it.
3. It is brown!

Happy almost Friday!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Silly Band Writing Activity

Hello!

I survived my first day back from our unexpected winter break! I sadly had to start the day off with morning duty (boo....). Why couldn't I have had duty last week? Oh-well...

How many of you have a classroom Silly Bandz epidemic?  At the beginning of the year, I had never heard of what you call a "Silly Band". By the end of the first day, I was on Silly Band overkill! Our school had/has no real rule against bringing them to school. My policy was, and still is, if you play with it and it distracts you or others, it belongs to me. You should seriously see the wad of Silly Bandz in my top desk drawer. It's crazy!!

Anyways, since the students were still are so interested in these Silly Bandz (why is the "z" needed?), I decided to put them to good use and tie them into a writing activity.

Our current reading/language arts theme is "Have Fun". My kiddos love to have fun! They love to be silly too! We read silly stories throughout the unit and I wanted the kids to have the chance of writing their own silly stories. Then, I thought about the kids using Silly Bandz as the inspiration for their writing.

The first thing we did was talk about the Silly Bandz. I found some really cute animal shapes that would fit into our writing since most of the silly stories we read were about animals. We made a chart as a class and discussed silly things the animals could do. We also talked in depth about our stories being fantasies. Then, I bravely gave each child their very own Silly Band. They were ecstatic!!

Then, the students got a chance to name their Silly Band. This would be the start of their story.  They had to decide where they lived, what they ate, what they did, etc. The kids wrote a rough draft first and then had the chance to illustrate their writing. This was when the fun really started!!

I had each kiddo come to my teacher table to glue the Silly Band. To do this I put some glue on a plate and dipped the band in it. Then, we carefully placed the Silly Band on their blank, white paper. Once the Silly Band was dry they were able to illustrate around it. Here are a few of their illustrations:





Once the kiddos were finished illustrating, we went to the computer lab to type our stories. This was the hardest part of the whole thing. My first graders are still learning where all of the letters are on the keyboard! I think they did a great job with their writing!! Here are a few stories from my kiddos. I think it's so cool to see their definition of "A Silly Story".

Teacher Translation: Oforgdnusacke = Oh, for goodness sake!




The kids are so proud of their writing! I've even had some kiddos ask if they could write another story about their own Silly Bandz. Bring it on, writers!! Bring it on!!! 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cookie Cutter Words

Hello!!

The snow and yucky ice has sure given me time to get a head start on a few things coming up! Being at home for 4 days has really given me a bad case of cabin fever! So, with all the time in the world, I decided to work on some centers for the upcoming weeks!

I love, love, LOVE centers!! It's great to see the kids learning while they play! My kiddos love center time and are thoroughly upset if something interferes with it!! I love incorporating holiday/special occasions into centers. I think the kids get a kick out of it too! With that being said, I wanted to come up with a "Word Work" center themed around Valentine's Day.

Here's what I came up with. I had tons of leftover heart-shaped cookie cutters from my wedding. Both Kevin and I love cookies, so we decided to tie that into our wedding favors for the guests. So, I decided to take them out of the back, do not dare enter closet, and use them in some way, shape or form.

Basically the kids get a heart-shaped cookie cutter and trace a heart around a group of letters. Then, using the letters inside of the tracing, they make words, and record them on a recording sheet. Here are printables of what you need! I am going to laminate the directions and give each kiddo their own tracing sheet and recording sheet. There is also room on the recording sheet for multiple tracings, depending on the size of your cookie cutter. I am definitely going to suggest that for my early finishers!! You can even level this activity by using different sizes of cookie cutters. The larger the shape, the more letters you have to make words with. Plus, Valentine's Day pencils make this even more exciting for the kiddos!







Depending on how this works, I think we can use the same concept with different cookie cutters for different holidays/special occasions. I have the cutest shamrock cookie cutter for March! I'm hoping this is a hit with the kids!! Enjoy!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

HELP!!

Good evening!!

I have been working ALL DAY on figuring something out and my "fourth snow day in a row" brain is not working right now!

Does anyone have any advice on posting things on a blog using google docs? I know tons of you have used this for your blogs and I have something pretty cute to share! I already have my document uploaded into google docs, but I can't seem to find where or how to publish!

I would love, love, LOVE any help you have!! Thanks!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Teacher Talk Thursday

My brain is having the hardest time grasping that today is THURSDAY!! These snow days are really messing with my calendar!!

A few weeks ago I stumbled on a blog, Snyder Stories. She is a third grade teacher who has amazing ideas!! She started this thing called "Teacher Talk Thursday" and I've decided to join!! Basically, she posts a topic for people to blog about. It's a great way to get new ideas. I am always looking for new things!!  A few of my "blog friends" have already given me tons of things to work on this summer!!!


Today's topic is "Show and Tell". Here is something I'm doing in my room that the kids are LOVING!!!


Smitty....meet the blog world. Blog world....meet Smitty. Smitty is our class puppet (But don't tell my students I called him a puppet. He IS a real bear!) I introduced Smitty at the beginning of the year to help out with segmenting sounds. I really planned to bring him out for only the reading/language arts block, but the kids loved it so much, he has since become a part of our family! The students love writing letters to Smitty and, if they're lucky, he will write back! The kids have even brought Smitty gifts!! One of my little sweet boys even brought him some honey!! The students also get to read to Smitty to practice their fluency.

I've used Smitty as a reward for the students. They had the opportunity to take Smitty to art one day. Every time the students were showing wonderful behavior, they earned a letter on the board. Whenever they could spell out "SMITTY", they got to take him to art with them!! Smitty got to go to art, and even met a new friend, Mrs. Brush!




Smitty loves to participate in our dress up days! Here he is on "Crazy Hat Day". Lookin' good Smitty!



Smitty even snuck into my backpack for our field trip! Here he is with another bear!



Smitty also has a secret friend at school. His friend, Scout, is a bear from another classroom. Smitty and Scout love to write letters to each other. They even check out library books together to read when everyone goes home! We also found pictures of Smitty and Scout on the playground! The kids loved looking at the pictures of the two bear friends.




Later in the year, Smitty and Scout plan to meet eachother's students. Smitty's class (first grade) and Scout's class (kinder) are going to have a great time meeting up with each other. I'm planning on starting my students on a small research project about bears. This is going to work as an enrichment piece for all of my students. Plus, it's a great way to learn all about Smitty!

I'm sure glad Smitty is hibernating at school and is nice and warm with all this cold weather!!!! Brrr......

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Meet Mrs. Claborn

Hello!!

Welcome to my teaching blog! I absolutely love blogging! I started a personal blog a little over a year ago as a way to keep up with family and friends. I also love the idea of having an online journal/scrapbook of my (sometimes interesting) life. So, to add to my personal blog, here's my teaching blog!

To start off this blog, here's a little bit of information about me, Mrs. Claborn!

I started teaching in January of 2009, fresh off of the college boat! I got my first teaching job in a suburb north of Dallas and am still in the same district. I spent my first 1/2 year at one school and have since moved to another school within the district. I love, love, LOVE my school, the kids and the amazing girls I work with! So overall, I've been teaching for a little over 2 years but have experience in 3 classrooms. It's kinda confusing, right?!?

I've been married since August of 2009 to the most amazing man, Kevin! We met in college and were friends for about 3 years before we started dating. Here we are on our wedding day!


We are the "proud parents " of our greyhound, Annie. She is by far the best dog ever!! She loves to cuddle 24/7, which is a great way to end the day after teaching 20 first graders!!




The following questions are from a "Linky Party" started by The First Grade Parade. This is one of my favorite teaching blogs! I am seriously obsessed (in a non-creepy way!)  with this amazing woman and all she does for her kids! She really inspires me!! Anyways, here are the questions I am answering....




Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                             
A:  This question is so hard for me to answer because I feel one of my life's purposes is to teach. With that being said, I would definitely work with children. I would love to be the owner/director of a summer camp.

Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                                    
A:  I love making my house a home, spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking and camping!      

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?                     
A:  Teacher, Teacher, TEACHER!!

Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                           
 A: Sweet Tea and BBQ!! I'm a true Texas girl!!

Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                                
 A: Spiders and snakes!!!

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                            
 A: I love going places I can relax! My favorite vacations include beaches and skiing in Colorado! My next vacation will be this summer! My family (the husband, parents and sister) are going to Colorado to enjoy some hiking and white water rafting! I can't wait!!

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                                   
A:  Worrying about something doesn't fix it.

Q: What do you value most in others?                                                                   
A:  Kindness and a big heart. I love people who help others.

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                        
A: For now we just have a dog, but someday I'd love to pass on my positive attitude!

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?                                                                                                        
A:  I would probably have lunch with all of my deceased grandparents. I also think it would be cool to meet my husband's grandmother. I'd also love to meet up with my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Garza. She was an amazing woman and I'd love to thank her for being such an amazing teacher!


Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
I once ran into a snowmobile while on a ski trip. It was my first time walking on snow, let alone skiing on it. It's not as bad as it sounds....the snowmobile was parked. I skied with my insurance card the whole time...just in case!!

Be on the lookout for some of the things BURSTING from first grade...if we ever get back to school! These snow days are killing me!

And if you want to link up, visit The First Grade Parade!

The First Grade Parade