How Cute Is This???

12 October 2011
I've been home with a sick kiddo the last two days ... fever finally broke so I hope she's on the mend.  So, of course I've been on the computer way too much through the day while she has been resting.  And for me, too much time on the computer leads to online shopping ... my weakness.  I did order some fabulous things, though!

How cute is this???  I saw this Giving Tree iPad decal somewhere yesterday (maybe on facebook?), so I went hunting for it today.  I found it here on Etsy.  LOVE.IT.

Speaking of my iPad, I still have yet to use it in the classroom.  I brought it to school on Friday, ready to go with a new solar system app I was so excited to share with my students.  And just as we were about to start, the power went off at my school - and stayed off through my whole science period.  Wonderful.  Monday was a holiday, and I was home yesterday and today, so tomorrow's a new day.  And I WILL wow them tomorrow ... I promise.

I also bought myself a new eReader (so I can give my husband's back to him) - doing my last read aloud with the eReader projected onto my screen has changed the way I will do read alouds forever.  The students are so much more engaged.

Lastly, I finally found The Elf on the Shelf.  I wanted this badly last year, but I couldn't find it in stock anywhere.  I've been checking my online book stores for weeks now, determined to get it this year.  Mission accomplished!!!  I can't wait to do this with my girls this year - they'll love it!  I've seen so many great ideas on Pinterest to use with this, I think I may end up even more excited than my girls.

Tomorrow I head back to school ... my little girl is all rested up, and now my bank account needs a rest.

Happy Wednesday!!!


  1. Oh that decal is fabulous! I love it! I also LOVE Elf on the Shelf. I used it in my classroom last year. The kids got a big kick out of it! Glad to hear your little one is on the mend!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

  2. I love your blog!

    Where did you get the elf?

  3. I love that decal. Like a lot. Now I just need an ipad to stick it on.
    PS Did you know you can get kindle on your ipad for free? And then you don't need a reader. Just a thought.
    Need to look into The Elf on the Shelf because I have seen ideas but not the actual book.
    Life with Mrs. L

  4. What is the Solar System app?


  5. I have never thought about projecting my Kindle onto my Promethean board. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I got the Elf on the Shelf at Chapters (a big book store here in Canada). The app for the Solar System is just called The Solar System. It's like a big interactive textbook - which is perfect for me because we are so lacking in science resources. And I knew people would think I'm crazy for getting another ereader when I have the ipad (my husband still hasn't gotten over it), but I leave my ereader at school, and my ipad travels with me. If I ever forgot my ipad, I'd still want my ereader so I can continue with the book. And I guess I just figure the more resources I have in the classroom, the more resources my students can access.

  7. I can't believe you bought an Elf on the Shelf. I think he looks a little creepy myself. LOVE the idea of the vinyl decal though. Very cool. Hope Elizabeth is feeling better!