Monday, February 11, 2013

Sick day, Fat Tuesday, and Valentine's

Today's a sick day for me. Poor Keagan has had a runny nose and a cough for the past week, but last night he woke up 4 times screaming! I went to check on him the first time, and he had a fever. So I called in sick and took him to the doctor this morning. He has an ear infection, so hopefully the meds they gave him will kick in quickly. I hate seeing him so miserable!

One of the nice things about my new position (well, for me) is that when I'm out, they don't give me a sub. So I don't have to write sub plans. The negative side is for the teachers I work with, I can't push into their classrooms or pull their students out for the day.

Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, and my sweet friend, Andrea, from Reading Toward the Stars created this adorable unit that I plan on using with some of my kids. My favorite parts are the vocabulary cards (since everything about Mardi Gras is foreign to my kids up here in VA) and the main idea game. I think the kids will have fun with it. If I were in the regular class, I would have to also bring in a King Cake to see who found the baby. Mardi Gras is so much fun!

For the rest of the week, I'm going to be doing centers to work with kids on a smaller scale. At the writing center, they are going to work on my Valentine Writing Craftivity. I can't wait to see what they come up with!

I Can Spread Love - my new Valentine's Day writing craftivity
You can buy this packet at my TN or TPT store.

I am also going to be using some more of my Monster Valentine centers. We've already done a few of them to go along with skills being taught in the classroom, but I'm going to have some of these out for students to practice with.

Monster Valentine Literacy Centers - Comprehension and Word knowledge
You can buy this packet at my TN or TPT store as well.

What are you using to celebrate Valentine's Day this week? And do any of you celebrate Mardi Gras?


  1. So funny! I was looking through my reader and saw the picture of my unit! I brought in all kinds of beads and doubloons to show the kids today. Tomorrow is king cake day! I found on at our Kroger for $7! I can't wait to see who gets the baby!! Have fun! Hope your little man feels better soon. I had one home sick today too, but my husband did duty today!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. Sorry your little guy is sick - the nasty flu went through our house last week...and it was the worst thing ever! Ickkk - glad that's done with! Hopefully Keagan will be on the mend ASAP.

    Your monsters packet looks SO cute! Definitely adding to my wishlist :)

    Happy love week!
    Joy in the Journey

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