Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow in Atlanta

You have more than likely heard about the chaos created by a tiny amount of snow and ice in our area. Luckily we live just north of the city so we missed out on the madness. I had an easy drive home from school, and no, I did not have to sleep at my school with my students. Oh, trust me, the way the media has portrayed the incident they made it sounds like kids all over town were stranded, not totally the case. I have fielded a few phone calls from those outside my area to make sure that we were ok. We are doing great.
I am thankful we all made it home and that there were teachers/schools ready to jump in and help all of the kids out. It is simply amazing how much teachers contribute to a child's world!
We did enjoy the snow though. I took my class outside to play during recess and they were like kids in a candy shop. They only see snow every few years, so it was something worth playing in.
My youngest son does not remember the snowstorm that stranded us for a week in 2011, since he was only 5 months old. He was especially delighted with the weather, although has informed me that he does not like when his brothers throw snow in his face.
A picture of our backyard/playhouse.
The boys sled and made snowballs and basked in the glory of the white wonderland. Hubs and I both laughed at them for being in early, as we both would spend the entire day outside during the winters. Guess they didn't inherit our northern blood!
It has been nice having an impromptu vacation. I played around with my Silhouette and actually made my son's Valentine mailbox for his party in 2 weeks. I am not often ahead on much, but hey, this is one less thing off my list.
I also finished up a little Valentine (math story problems )freebie for my TPT store. I made a set of math task cards that cover several skills. We are heading in to crunch time and mixed review is becoming crucial. I would love some feedback, so if you download them please let me know what you think.
I am working on some sports-themed math problems, but those are still a product in progress.
I had some work I needed to get done, but unfortunately I left that stuff behind in my classroom, not thinking we would be out for 2 days! Ooops, I guess Friday will be a hectic day as we pick up where we left off and try to keep the ball rolling.

I have been incredibly busy lately. Seriously, it seems that I am running non-stop lately. So when I have managed to stop, I have crashed. 2014 has started off with a bang! I apologize for my minor disappearance, I am doing my best to keep my head above the ever rising tide!

I am excited about a giveaway I joined. Carol's Garden is celebrating 100 followers and is hosting a big K-2, 3-5, and clipart giveaway. The giveaway started today, make sure you check it out. I would love one of you to win the great prizes!
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Hope you are staying warm, have thawed out if you were part of the arctic freeze, and are doing well. Enjoy your Friday and many wishes for a relaxing weekend!

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