Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What a great day!!

Do you ever have one of those days where not one HUGE thing happens, but all sorts of little things happen that add up to equal A FABULOUS DAY??? Well, that's the kind of day I had today. I didn't even realize it until I got in my car on the way home from the gym.

Today totally makes up for the construction zone in my classroom I told you about yesterday!

So here are my little tidbits of greatness:

I started DIBELS benchmark testing my kids. I focused on one kinder boy today, and did his whole test in bits and pieces (for breaks) during language arts. He made benchmark on all but one section! At first I was bummed because I only have 5 kids, every kid should be on benchmark for everything!

But then I started being realistic, I teach SPED... so the fact that I have a kinder kid hitting benchmark on almost his whole test is pretty great! Plus he's my lowest kid (only because I have a tiny class, not because he's lacking) so that gives me super high hopes for the rest of my kiddos!! Yay!

Then I got an email saying I won Teaching is Colorful's 200 Follower Giveaway!! I've never won one of those! I was SUPER excited!! I got a $10 TPT gift certificate! Plus I got her Arctic Animal Unit which is the most adorable thing ever!! I'm completely loving the super colorful "I have..., Who has..." game! It's perfect timing since we started learning about penguins this week.
Arctic Animal Unit
I also received her AMAZING First Grade Math Vocabulary Cards which have the common core codes in the corner to help you track them as you teach concepts. I can't wait to use these. I think I may even start using them with my kinder boys and get them used to the terms they need to know next year. Plus they are super colorful and eye catching!
 First Grade Math Words
My other great winnings included Snowman Magic from Our Sweet Success which I can't wait to use!! And I also got Noun or Verb Scoot from Teaching with Love & Laughter. What great prizes! You bloggers rock!

Lastly, I had a GREAT workout at the gym. It was so nice to go back after being sick the last few weeks and not going as much as usual.

Funny story... one of the trainers from my gym was on The Biggest Loser last night! I do CrossFit and the new outdoor gym Bob set up was a CrossFit style gym. Those "friends" of his were big competitors in the CrossFit world and one of the guys owns the gym I go to and is a trainer. I thought I was crazy last night when I saw him, but it was confirmed today by my friend at the gym today.


  1. Yay!! Congrats on winning :) I never win anything, but at least I know someone who did! And I give you props for the workout. I am still trying to get my New Years resolution started. Sigh. Better late then never I guess!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Congratulations! I Your post reminded me that we should look at student strengths and move from there, and not at what they cannot do. I love your positive attitude with your student. Thank you for sharing.

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  3. Sounds like a great day!! Congrats to you and your kiddo who hit most of his benchmarks! That's awesome!


  4. Congrats again! Thanks for mentioning me..you're so sweet! :) I'm off to work out tonight. Gotta lose weight to get into my wedding dress :)


  5. Congrats on winning such great products! You lucky duck!



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