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Catching Cooties, Birds, and Pins

Are you intrigued by my title?  I've got a few odds and ends to blog about tonight (my rule-breaking 2nd post of the day), and it's the most interesting title I could think of (I tried to be original and get a goat into the title, Kim, but I just couldn't figure out a way to get it in).  ;)

So, catching "pins" is all about Pinterest.  Have you read Laura Candler's post, "Do You Have Permission to Pin?".  If you're as addicted to Pinterest as I am, it's a MUST READ.  As you can see by the button on my sidebar, you have permission to pin images from my blog.  Please be sure you are pinning from the exact blog post (click on the title of the post) so that your pin links to the correct post (can't tell you how much time I've spent searching through blogs for ideas I've found pinned). You can check out my boards and pins by following me on Pinterest.
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Moving on ... catching birds was part of our family fun yesterday.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and my youngest decided she wanted to make some bird feeders.  It sounded like a great plan so we got right on it.  I wanted to use bagels, but we didn't have any, so I found some old CDs and we used those instead (birds like shiny things, right?).  We slathered the CDs in peanut butter and then pressed them into birdseed.  Add a colourful ribbon, and you're all set.  Not long after we hung them we had a few little chickadees checking them out.  So much fun for the girls (and me).

Lastly, I've been catching some more cooties ... ummmm ... not the kind in the hair ;).  I need some fun activities for my early finishers as we're completing the last stages of publishing our book.  I want to keep the students engaged in learning, but in an entertaining way - I don't want them to feel punished for finishing early.  I've decided to set up a few stations around the room with various sets of my cootie catchers.  I just finished my Punctuation Cootie Catchers today and uploaded them to my TPT store.  Click on the picture to take a peek.
And, like my others, if you are one of the first 5 to leave a comment on this post with your email address, I'd LOVE to send you a copy just for being the fabulous followers you are!

Happy Sunday!!!


  1. Oh my goodness! How cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    A Year of Many Firsts

  2. These are wonderful!! I love your cootie catchers!!

    Nice job on the bird feeders! My mom has so many in her backyard. It is always fun to watch all the birds :)

    An Education Lasts a Lifetime

  3. Love it!
    Love the bird feeders too!

  4. Wonderful as always.

  5. I love the cootie catchers! I used your parts of speech catcher and the kids loved it!!

  6. Well, that was 5 ... pretty quick!!! Want a second chance? I think I'll open it up for another 5 ... get your comments in quickly!


  7. I would love the cootie catchers!

    Ms. patterson
    Pocket Full of Kinders

  8. I would be thrilled to have a cootie catcher too!!


  9. I would love to have a cootie catcher too for my 2nd graders! They love them! Please, and thank you!

  10. I've sent out nine so far, so as per my comment above, that leaves one more ... any takers???

  11. I'd love to have one for my 2nd graders!

  12. OK - got you both ... and that's it for tonight, folks! Happy Sunday!

  13. Ooooooh, did I get in too late???? I would love to have this!

  14. Jen, I love your stuff!
    I awarded you the Liebster award! Come over to my blog to get it!

  15. I realize I'm not in the 1st five but, what the hey! I want to let you know I love your blog and ideas! Thanks!

  16. would love to get a copy of your cootie catchers, i am sure we could get credit for trying. from fellow canadian mary at

  17. My third grade class, even the boys, love the cootie catchers!

  18. Love the cootie catchers!!!!


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