Thursday, July 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!

Happy 4th of July.  As of right now, it looks like today is going to be a rainy day. Which means, that all of the fun festivities and fireworks will be rescheduled for Saturday.  That just takes the fun out of the 4th.  I've always loved watching the fireworks.  They are just so pretty.  I'm going to be really disappointed if I can't watch them until Saturday. :-(  I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday.  Do you and your family do anything special?  

It's Throwback Thursday.  I'm throwing it back to the 1990's, 1996 to be exact. I'm on the right. 

I'm linking up with the FABULOUS Cara from The First Grade Parade of her Throwback Thursday.

This post was published on May 3, 2013. I choose this one today because I am planning to integrate technology into my lessons more than what I have in the past.  My students LOVED making commercials in iMovie.  I can't wait to have my new students make more preview/commercials next year.  Next year meaning in a month and a half.  EEEK...summer please so down just a little.  

Happy Friday, friends!

This week, we have been reviewing our community in Social Studies.  To do so, I had my students create a commercial for our town of Greenville.  I downloaded the iMovie app and can say that I wish I had downloaded it sooner.  My students LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it.  Their commercials turned out so cute.  Click play to here from little smarties tell you why you should come and visit Greenville. 

Other news,  I uploaded a brand new packet to TpT.  I created task cards to cover every 2nd grade math common core standard.  Yes, friends.  Task cards for EVERY standard.  There are 12 standards for each topic.  Click the picture below to check it out in my TpT store.  It's on sale until Sunday night.  

Here's the preview!

I would love to give away 3 copies to y'all.  Leave me a comment below and I'll choose 3 random winners tomorrow night around 9:00 EST.

The giveaway is over.  The three lucky winners are:
Rosemary, Lori, and Sarah. Ladies, please check your email. :-)

Thank you to everyone who commented.  If you didn't win and are still interested, this packet is on sale until Monday morning. 

I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC Friday! Hello, weekend! ;-)

Lots of love,


  1. No fireworks= so depressing!! We didn't do anything really. Normally we have a big cookout, but since the weather was nasty, we just ate out with my parents and Eric's parents. Also, you were cute as a button as a kid!!! So cute!! :)
    Mrs. Black's Bees

    1. Very depressing!! We just stayed at home. It was a very boring 4th of July. I remember all of us cute kiddos in elementary school. ;-) I'm glad that y'all had a good 4th despite the weather.