This and That

Vacations's been busy!  In between doctor and dental visits, I've been catching up on a myriad of chores.  Luckily we haven't been socked in with a big snow storm, so it's been easy to run around completing errands.

Today I found a fantastic giveaway at Primary Graffiti and I learned about a new piece of technology that would be the coolest thing in my classroom.  Mrs. Saoud blogged about the now!Board and is offering a $100 gift card to Learning Resources.  It can be used to offset the cost of a board or on any other Learning Resources product.  I'm in! Just click on the button below to head over to her site to check it out.

I also registered for Everything's Primary at Virtual Teaching Expo. If you pre-register the price is discounted, and it's more than worth it when you see the free items in the Goodie Bag!  I'm really looking forward to the presentations from Kimberly Gillow, Dana Richliew, Mor Zrihen and Mel D.  It starts tomorrow!!!  I'll be ready with coffee in hand.

In addition, I'm working on a new blog design for my blog.  I'm aiming for a cleaner look, with fewer graphics to load in.  It's oh, so fun but very time consuming.  I can get lost in the specifics for hours but I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate having 100 followers (soon, I hope).

Monday will be back to sausage (see this post).  I do love this time of the year in first grade.  Many of the children are zipping along, reading is clicking into place, and we are rolling smoothly, for the most part.  April vacation is now seven weeks away!

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  1. Hi Dee,
    Thanks for the heads-up on the giveaways. I've been out of the loop all week and am missing things.
    Oooh, I can hardly wait to see your new blog look. It's so easy to get caught up in it all, isn't it?
    I'd love to hear what you thought of the virtual teaching expo. I haven't done it yet ... wondering if it's worth it.
    Do you mind emailing me at beleyne@gmail.com when you have a free moment and letting me know your thoughts?
    Thanks. Take care!

    Grade ONEderful

    PS Just noticed you're at 99!!! So exciting :)

  2. Hi There!
    I just awarded you with Teaching Blog Addict’s Top 10 Award!
    Check out this link to see it on my blog:
    You can grab your award button here: http://bit.ly/rtHPbL  
    Yippee! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents!

    A Pirates Life for Us

    1. Oh my! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the award!

  3. Love your cute blog!! I am your newest follower (number 100)!!

    The First Grade Dream

    1. Wow!!!! 100!!! And coming up....the first giveaway!

  4. Hi Dee! You have an adorable blog!! I'm your newest follower! :)

    Cheers to School

  5. Hi Dee! I've given you the One Lovely Blog Award. Come on by and see :)

    Grade ONEderful

  6. Thanks to the ONEderful ^Barbara^, i'm a new follower of your blog!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

  7. You are right! This time of year is so much fun!! Love seeing these kiddos grow!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade



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