2. Raise your hand it you're tired of indoor recess (my hand is raised!). First graders were very easy to entertain during the long winter months of indoor recess. I had a tub of Hot Wheels for the boys and a tub of Littlest Pet Shop toys for the girls. Indoor recess can be tough with 3rd graders! They're bigger and louder than my first graders ever were. This week I was at my wits end with indoor recess and decided to do something about it! I'm in the process of making a "Recess in a Jar" product. It's almost finished and will have around 20 easy and fun activities for indoor recess time. My plan is to make one for each of the six tables in my classroom. Hopefully this will bring some order to recess time!
3. I saw the cutest knit blazer (on Pinterest of course) and knew I had to have it. I was pleasantly surprised that it was from Old Navy! Usually when I see an article of clothing that I love online it is way out my price range. Not this one! Old Navy was having a sale and I got it for less than $30! I think it will go with so many outfits.
4. On Wednesday my youngest daughter won the City-wide Spelling Bee! She worked so hard studying the hundreds of words on the spelling bee list. You can tell by the HUGE smile on her face that she was thrilled!!!
5. And #4 leads to #5... My husband is all about extrinsic motivation. Not me, the teacher in me believes that children need to be motivated from within to be successful in life. Anyway, he told Payton that he would buy her a puppy if she won the spelling bee (our 13 year old golden retriever passed away two years ago). I just smiled and said sure because I really didn't think, ok I'll say it.. she'd win! Needless to say, this is where we were after school today...
They are adorable! We will find out this weekend if we get one of the two boys in the litter. If so, I have until early March to prepare myself.
Thanks for reading about my week! Enjoy your weekend!