Thursday, April 30, 2015

Leftover Easter Eggs? No problem!

I meant to post this sooner, but . ..
Here are my uses for those pesky leftover Easter eggs.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg; these plastic goodies have SO many uses!
A perfect match for my Alphabet Clip Cards!
I can use these with my Rhyming Clip Cards!
I can use these plastic wonders with my CVC Word FamilyClip Cards!
I can make these for higher numbers, too!
Would go great with my Shapes Unit and Cards!
Place Value Clip Cards? Yes!
 Can use this with my Money Clip Cards,
or my Money with Bills Clip Cards!
Definitely could use with my Fractions Clip Cards!
Synonyms Clip Cards anyone?
How about Antonyms Clip Cards?
A perfect match for my Compound Words Clip Cards!
Can you guess what Clip Cards are coming out next?!?
Actually, they are here - just uploaded!

Cheap, plastic eggs - who would've thought?!?!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ethel is an Outdoor Cat - Again!

You may remember our cat, Ethel, after her harrowing experience, had become an indoor cat. (Read Ethel the Indoor Cat here.) But over the months, she became rather brave – not dashing under the bed with every bark, exploring more of the house besides just “her room”, lingering in the living room even when the dogs were visual at the sliding glass doors. It didn't take long to train Clooney to not bark and go crazy when he saw Ethel in the house. And Maggie has always been fine with Ethel (during the day).

As the weather became more pleasant, we would leave the glass doors open and, with training and time, all of the pets were okay with the sights and sounds of each other. The next step Ethel took by herself. We have a tear in one screen (thanks, Clooney) that we have not repaired yet. One day, I could not find Ethel anywhere and, low and behold, she was sitting on our back porch! We still had a lot of training to do with the barking at night but to make a LOONG story short, Ethel is now an outdoor cat. All is well with the Booze pets . . for now!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April 5 Sunday Scoop

Linking up with Teaching Trio for the Sunday Scoop. I hope you all are having a glorious Easter Sunday!

Spring Break is over, done, complete, terminated, ceased, you get the picture. It was nice while it lasted.

We're getting ready to hang out with the fam. We always go over to my parents' house on Sundays. It is going to be a nice, relaxing day!

I LOVE celebrating birthdays – anyone's birthday, really!

Check out others' Sunday Scoops and have a fabulous week!

Friday, April 3, 2015


While April has many quirky observances, there are two wacky weeks that stand out:

Library Week – April 12 - 18
Coin Week – April 19 – 25

One of my favorite childhood summer memories is seeing the bookmobile pull into our driveway. And after what seemed hours of perusing the shelves to pick my three books, the librarian would let me stamp the card. Oh my goodness, I still get giddy just thinking about it.

Later in life, when my mother-in-law would take the kids for the day, where would I go for my day of rest? Not shopping, not to the coffee shop; I would head for the library.

It is on my retirement list – to become a library volunteer!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and to promote library use and support. On Tuesday of this week, we celebrate National Library Workers Day; on Wednesday, we celebrate National Bookmobile Day; and on Thursday, we celebrate Teen Literature Day. What a fun week!

Why not schedule a visit from your local bookmobile or make bookworms with crispy rice cereal treats using pieces of licorice for antennae and eyes?
And if you need a few good books about the library, here you go.

You might be interested in my Library packet
Along with my Library Count & Clip Cards

Another childhood love of mine was money. Not in the usual sense.

I loved getting the pile of change off of my parents' dresser and putting it into our piggy bank.

I loved when my aunt would bring the coin bags home from the bank, and I would help her count and wrap the coins.

I loved looking for bicentennial quarters and wheat pennies to save.

My graduation card from my grandpa had 12 dollars each minted from each of the different mints.

I was ecstatic when I visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

Today, I still get excited when my daddy gets out his old coins bag.

Coin week is celebrated April 19 – 25. The 2015 National Coin Week theme, “Building Tomorrows: Inspiration and Innovation at World’s Fairs,” will celebrate the history of world's fairs and expositions.

What a great week to review and work with coins and money.

Here are a few websites to use when studying money.

Here you can design your own bill.

Here you can sort coins.

Here you can race to click onto the correct coin amount.

These Money Clip Cards are top-sellers from my store; check these out!

April is here - ENJOY!!!