Our Day with a President's Day Freebie!!!!!

Feb 18, 2013

This week we made it rain hearts as part of our RAKing.  So... we started our RAK after we finished this book.  We decided that we would surprise my Curious Friend Em, our Secretary (who by the way has done a tremendous job filling in for our normal secretary who's been away. :(  we miss her, but our fill-in has been doing awe.some!), our Health Aide, and Janitor.
Then we worked on our hearts:

After that, I put them together.
I hung them on the doors to their workplaces.  Sneakily of course.  :) 
I was around.the.corner when our health aide came in and I know why this is so addicting.  Her reaction was priceless. My only regret is that I can only tell my firsties how people react.  I wish they could see it for themselves.  :)  Any ideas for that??????
Not only did we have a day off today, it was a big day for my middle lady.  S.H.O.T. day.  :(  She has been nervous about this day for weeks.  Today was the same.  She started talking about it as soon as she woke up today.  She was more quiet than normal.  Poor Girl.
Well... I did what any mom would do, I bribed her.  Take shots in stride...ish and we'll go to
 Build-a-Bear.  So...... she did get them in stride, with me laying on top of her holding arms and legs with a scream that could have cleared the waiting room, but if someone was coming at me with 4 needles just to go to Kindergarten, I might do the same.  That's in stride, right???
Here's how the day ended up.
            Our Bear choices           Making wishes on our hearts

Filling our bears.                    Giving them "baths".
I leave you with a FREEBIE!  Tomorrow we will be reading a Scholastic (and other various pieces of literature) about George and Abe.  We have worked on that opinion/argumentative pieces, but I feel my firsties have struggled with it.  I'm going to use this planning sheet to hopefully help.  :)
Thanks to Graphics By the Pond for the border and Hello Fonts by Jen Jones at Hello Literacy.  I also used The Dotted Apple from An Apple a Day in First Grade.
Click the picture to grab your copy!
Have a Curious FOUR day week!!


  1. Bribery is sometimes a mommy's best friend!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

    1. I KNOW! Sometimes I feel bad, but.... I'm not above it. :)
      Glad to know I'm not the only one. Next item to tackle is potty training. :)


  2. THANK YOU for the Freebie! RAOK...what a treasure!

    1. You'll have to let me know how the freebie works for you. I'm already thinking I need to change it a little. UGH!
      Have you been doing RAOK???? I'd love to hear about them!

  3. My son kicked the nurse once...ugh!! Thanks for the Freebie...It looks great!

    1. OH NO!!! One time I had my oldest say "thank you" to the nurse and she always remembers that whenever my kiddos go in for shots. :)
      I hope you'll be able to use the freebie! Let me know what you think!


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