Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Currently and "GET OUT of my PJ's"!

Happy New Year!

You didn't think SOMEONE was in my pj's other than me, did you??? ;)

Wow!  Is it really 2013?  Well...I'll be honest...as you can see from my "Currently", it's time for me to get back to reality and get motivated to rock and roll in this new year!  Thanks Farley for the oh so cute January Currently! Be sure to head on over to Oh Boy Fourth Grade to check out some other awesome Currentlys!

I have SOOOOO enjoyed this break!  I did spend A LOT of quality time snuggling in my new PJ's, it's true! Did you know that you can really DO ANYTHING you want in PJ's?  

Here are 5 things I successfully accomplished while still in my PJ's!

#1:  Napped---a-LOT!  No surprise that PJ's work well here!

#2:  Watch movies, TV, play the XBox, really anything electronically related!

#3:  Cook!  Not that I did much of that.  But I swear all the meals I cooked in PJ's just tasted better!

#4: Ride in a go-cart!  And I REALLY wish I had a picture to show you this one!  The youngest kiddo got a shiny new red go-cart for Christmas and I really wanted to take that bad boy for a spin they wanted me to come see them ride.  Well...people...I just wasn't ready to get out of my pj's just yet.  SO...I went out and somehow ended up taking a ride while I was there!  All 5 foot 5 of me squished into a go-cart built for a 6 year old!  The only way I survived was the cushioning provided by my snuggly PJ's!

#5: Work on new things for our classroom and hopefully to share with you in our store!   

On that note, we are going to be hitting on math HARD once we go back this week (and I promise I will not wear my PJ's to school)!!!  Page and I both feel like we have gotten a little behind because we are really trying to give kiddos time to grapple with new concepts and make discoveries of their own.  And darn it, that just takes more time than "dishing" out the learning.  

We started our shape unit right before the break and are loving it so far.  The kids are really making the coolest discoveries and are even coming up with stuff we didn't even anticipate!  LOVE!

So here's a quick look at the unit we created and are using.  We call it Shape Explosion! It's over 120 pages of games, activities, lesson ideas for each standard, student book, more games, and practice sheets.  

If you're like us, and need to hit it hard, maybe this will do just the trick! 
 Click the picture to take you to our TPT store!

Whatever you may do, we hope that your new year is full of excitement, love, and all things good!
Here's to hoping we ALL have a BLESSED 2013!!!
Thanks so much for welcoming us into your blogging hearts!


  1. My one regret about this vacation has been NOT spending more time in PJs :)

    Math is Elementary

  2. I have been loving all this time I have gotten to spend in PJs! We even got to wear them to school on the last day before break (on the 21st). I wish I could wear PJs to work everyday. I think I would be more productive if I could!

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    Christina :)
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  3. I'm your newest follower! I just found you through the Currently link up. And girl, I have been in my PJ's almost all of the break as well. It's been SO nice. Enjoy your last little bit of the break!

    Kinder Kraziness

    1. Already started following you today! Your blog designs is Puh-re-cious!!!

  4. I'm a new follower. I was laughing out loud when I read your post. Love the part about PJs! I'm currently making dinner while in PJs. It's a new recipe so I'm hoping that it turns out good. (If it does, I'm certain it's because I'm wearing my PJs. :))

    Love your shapes unit. I definitely need to go take a better look at it on TPT.

    Best wishes for 2013 and keep in touch!

    1. Just left a comment on your new blog and became your newest follower. So how did you PJ dinner turn out? ;)

  5. PJ's are the greatest... My kinder and I have spent many a day in them... Too bad we have to get up early and dress appropriately tomorrow... Your shape unit looks great!

    1. Only teachers start back here tomorrow. My kiddos get 1 more day! SOOOO jealous!!!

  6. My neighbors are pretty used to me sitting outside with my puppy in my pj's-I don't even get the odd looks anymore! :) I'm going to miss naps too.


    1. We live out in the country...only the cows could see me so I think my secret's safe! :)

  7. Hi there! I just found your blog and am triple loving it! Happy New Year and I wish you continued success. I have bookmarked your blog but am wondering what is the best way to actually follow it and get updates when you update. I see the subscribe by email but is there another way to follow you so when I log onto my blog I see you on there....I am new to blogging and need a few pointers! LOL!
    Thanks for any help!

    1. Awww! You are too stinkin sweet! We are pretty new ourselves so I hope this makes sense... Out beside "followers" you'll see what looks like 2 squares interlocked. Click on that and it will ask if you want to follow. That should do it! Then anytime you log in to your blogger account, it will show you any of our new posts as well as posts if any other bloggers you follow! Hope this makes sense!