Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Let's Get Acquainted!

Just a quick post while I'm watching the Jets hockey game and ignoring my last set of report card comments to finish... Just the personal and social development comments left to do! Ugh... How to say your child is a bully in nice words... Hmmm... Anywho, I am linking up with Flying into First Grade for her fun new weekly linky party!

We have to share three things we like using our initials, so here we go...

A is for animals

I love my pets so much! I have to admit that my puppies are the biggest sucks in the world. Molly, the yellow lab, is almost 10 months old and she is a huge baby. She thinks she is a lap dog and maybe part cat. Look at this picture!! What a goof.

M is for Mom

My Mom is one of my best friends. It helps that she is a teacher too (check out her blog here) so she understands my obsession with books and all things teacher-y. I think it might be genetic. She is going in for surgery tomorrow and I just want her to know I am thinking about her lots!! xoxo

T is for TpT

I don't know what I would do without TpT. I find so many amazing resources on there that I would never have even thought of before! It's so amazing to see all these teachers creating and selling products that are actually useful, engaging, and FUN! :) These are my latest purchases and I just love them! I want to use these with my low reading group who still struggles with letter sounds. Click the pictures to check them out at TpT.

Beginning Sounds "MP3" Match by K is for Kinderiffic

Beginning Sound Scoops by The Moffatt Girls

Sound Racers by Heather's Heart --> Love these!!! Especially for the boys.

 Alright, speaking of TpT, I just wanted to let you know I updated my Easter Word Work pack. It has the same five activities as before, but I added a sixth stamping centre. If you have already purchased this pack, go to "My Purchases" on TpT and download it again for free. Click the picture below to check it out at TpT.

I promise I will be back this weekend to post some writing freebies and ideas from the workshop I presented a few weeks ago. Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. Just found your blog through the linky.

    Your puppy is adorable!

    Sending well wished to your mommy!!!

    Lattes and Laughter

    1. Thanks so much, Julia!

      Surgery went well and she's doing good so far.

  2. My initials are BLC. I always used to joke that it was bacon, lettuce, and cheese, lol.

    Loved the linky because I like getting to know about the bloggers I follow. I'm off to link up!

    You Might Be a First Grader...

    1. Hehe. That's fun. I always think of an ATM when I think of my initials...AMT :)

  3. Okay, your animals are just plain adorable.

    It was good getting to know you better! :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  4. Thanks, Jenny! I think they are adorable too! :)

  5. Aww, Amanda...I love you lots! Yes, I'm sure you got all of your teacher-y addictions from me...as well as your procrastination towards report cards..lol

    My grand-puppy is definitely a big suck...but she is just so darn cute!

    I am feeling ok...I had a nap this afternoon, and will probably have another one this evening...then maybe I can spend some time online checking out classroom things and new books! (and thanks to Julia for your kind wishes as well)


  6. Hi there! I came across your blog via Pinterest. Someone pinned your "Thinks I Like" booklet, which I can't wait to try with my firsties. I'm your newest follower! :)

    Teaching's a Hoot

    1. Thanks so much Nicole! That book was a great first writing project for us last year.