December 23, 2012


Holy Christmas carols people . . . what a week. WHAT A WEEK!  I know all you alls out there can relate :)  Sorry I have been so MIA.  These past 5 days have been an absolute whirlwind, but we had an absolute blast I tell ya.  

Our last day was Friday (a full day mind you) and I thought the babes would be off the chain, but was I ever wrong.  In all actuality, it was one of my TOP 3 DAYS as a teacher.  Yup.  It was absolutely magical.  

Why was it so magical you ask??  Well . . . it SNOWED as the kids were walking to class.  We never get the white stuff here and although it didn't mound up outside, it did stick some and it snowed off and on for over an hour. 

After this fabulous start (on PJ/Polar Express Day mind you), we finished a word search in teams and rolled into a fun little art project.  Then we broke out the paint!  Both of these winter ditties will be blogged about later this week!

After lunch, we started the Polar Express on the BIG SCREEN (thank you projector), decorated sugar cookies, and drank hot cocoa!!!

You lookin' at the BEST Mommy Helpers around.
I couldn't have asked to share this day with a better crew.
They even wore their jammers :)
 Thanks ladies . . . from the bottom of my heart!

As you can see, it was a day to remember my friends!  But it ain't over yet. How did this magical day end for little old me do you ask?  Uh . . . well, I puked my guts out for the rest of the night and into the next day :)  Merry Stomach Flu!  I wouldn't have traded my day for nothin' though . . . vomit or no vomit this one chalks up super high on the list :)

I had this sweet girl to keep me company.
The hubs ditched me for the spare room, but this doll wouldn't leave my side.

I'll see you very soon with a handful of fun winter projects, packets, and freebies.  Oh . . . and January Good Morning Work will be out this week. Working on it NOW :) Merry Christmas my dear friends.  


  1. Oh Kelley this looks like so much fun! And even more impressive that you have Devin Hester from the Chicago Bears in your class-jealous!!! ;)
    Happy Holidays and enjoy your break!
    Fluttering Through First Grade

    1. Snicker . . . Snicker . . . you crack me up! Merry Christmas to you!!!

  2. Ok how have you gotten snow in California and we haven't gotten ANY in Ohio yet?!! Crazy weather! I bet your kids loved it! Hope your stomach is back to normal. Merry Christmas!!

    EduKate and Inspire

  3. I'm in Indiana and my district actually had a 'snow day' (snow and temp and road conditions weren't great) on Friday. I loved seeing the pics of your firsties catching the snow on their tongues. I bet I could show that to my class and they'd think they were catching rain drops.

    Perfect segue into winter break!

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  4. Kelley, your kiddos are so cute! I love introducing my kinders to the Polar Express around this time of year, and cocoa and cookies along with it is a terrific idea! I'm glad you had such a perfect day before the winter break. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday and a delightful new year.

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  5. Girl, 'ya know I love your posts! Your kiddidles are absolutely adorable!

  6. Hi Kelley!

    What a fun last day before Christmas break! I found your blog because Tessa from Tales Outside of the Classroom passed on a RACK {Random Acts of Christmas Kindness} to you from the RACK linky party I am hosting. I'm your newest follower and am SO glad that I found your blog!

    I would be so honored if joined my linky party and passed on the RACK to 2 blogs that you are grateful for! RACK Linky Party

    First Grade in Foxwell Forest

  7. How magical for them to have had snow!! A perfect ending to a Christmas party! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous



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