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If only every Sunday was met with a Monday off.  I tell you I’m much happier on Sundays when I know I have one more day to get things done. I propose there will be no more working on Mondays. Let’s see how that works out for all of us.  

In other news…
I hope you all had a very happy Valentine’s Day.  I had a fabulous day in first grade and came home to these cuties pies and a box from my favorite jewelry store.
 Not a bad day I’d say.
Here are my other 22 Love bugs!
We had some fun with candy hearts.

Then decorated Valentine bags that seriously looked, umm…well you can probably guess.  There should be a book called, “If you
give a first grader some stickers.” Because the next line would most
definitely be, “They’ll use every darn one, no matter if it looks
good or not.”  I tried to convince them that less was more,
but my sweeties insisted on covering every inch. 
And who doesn’t love a sticker or 300? 
On top of all our Valentine Fun, we also learned all about the presidents last week.
I forgot to take pictures, but you can see some of what I did last year by clicking here and it’s pretty much the same. We did president’s week activities last week, so we can make room for penguins too.  
Speaking of penguins…I’ve been gearing up for the week ahead and needed a little math center, so I made a penguin fact family center. If you’d like it, feel free to download it by clicking the picture below.  
In non-school related news…
My mom bought Drew this:
And…At first I thought “GR-OSS”, but if you are 5 it’s so COOL! 
It took me back to my, “You can’t do that on television” days.  
You fill your bath with water, pour in the green powder and minutes later the bath is filled with green goo.  The coolest part is, that it comes with another powder that turns it back to water.  AMAZING! I think I might buy this to use as my Oobleck this year for Dr. Seuss week.  It’s way too fun to squish, and the fact that you can turn it back to water is such a cool science experiment.  

Another amazing find by my mommy was this:
Skinny pop popcorn.  
This stuff is super delish. 
It’s definitely my new favorite snack. 
Now here’s to hoping it makes me skinny. 
Enjoy your Monday off friends. 



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Michelle Oakes

Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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  1. I tried the "less is better" speech with my first graders too this year.. we decorated I love you books for their parents. After it was done.. it was only something their mothers could love!! Hee! Hee!!

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