Monday, February 10, 2014

100th Day, Subtraction with Regrouping, Block Art Take Two, and Basketball

Block Art Take Two
You might remember my block art in my dining room from this post. I *loved* it!
Well, right behind that wall we are adding a second bathroom and hubby was doing some work in there...can you guess what happened?
Yep, the blocks fell down...
No big deal, right?
Well, I had never put a sealer over the modge podge. I picked them up and stacked them. BIG mistake. They stuck together and when I tried to separate them... Let's just say, it wasn't pretty. :-(
The good was much easier this time around! I followed my tips in my first post and ta-da:

Block Art Take Two
I was so happy to find my favorite scrapbooking paper again...was worried I wouldn't be able to replace this one!

100th Day

Hubby laughed when I told him reading 100 books was one of my plans for the 100th day of school. He didn't think my kiddos would be too excited. I assured him kids will be excited about anything if the teacher is excited and makes it sound like the BEST thing EVER! ;-)
The idea was inspired by this pin and as expected my kids had a blast! They blew past 100 books and ended with a whopping 217!!!

Notice I'm also playing around with the Aviary photography app...what fun! My kids read a lot of little decodables--and I let them put a tally mark for every chapter read (if they were reading a chapter book).
We also borrowed this idea. My favorite "I wish I had..." is in the smiley face - BOOKS! :-)

Now for the "I would not want 100..."
Here's a key to all the stickers:
Star - KIDS, funny because I really wanted to write that I would not want 100 students!
Green Circle - BOOKS, my least favorite...unfortunately I have not won them all over. :-( 
Heart - "Boys in my class" - LOL! My favorite! After she wrote this one, a boy wrote "Girls in my class" a little above it.
Blue Arrow - Mrs. R!!!! Are you kidding me? This kid is pretty funny. According to him, 100 Mrs. R's would give way to much work. Ha!

Subtraction with Regrouping

Found this great freebie on TPT for regrouping. Love the sheet that broke it down to just having the students practice the regrouping part (top number)...actually used that one today with a few of my strugglers. Check it out!


Basketball has been keeping me pretty busy!

It is winding down for us though...tourney started Saturday. Both my kids play (middle school).

I'm the assistant for the girls team. The girls survived the first round (and I do mean survived) and play Thursday in the semi-finals. We *should* win the tournament (we are 13-1 for the season and a really good team - most of the time - HA!).

The boys lost, but they had a good season with a 10-4 record. I'll leave you with a pic of my son in mid-Andrew Wiggins move (minus the dunk, of course). I'm trying to find it on video because I want to see it again!

Hope you have a great week!



  1. I love the block art! And your 100th day activities were very sweet! Love reading 100 books! :)


  2. What?! This little person wouldn't want 100 books? Tsk. Tsk. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First


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