Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

We hope you all have enjoyed the holiday break. We are very lucky to have until the 7th to relax and catch up! (finish grades, get our classrooms back in order, put away Christmas stuff, get our workouts started again, etc…) VERY MUCH needed!

Diane traveled to Iowa to see her family. It was 16 below on Christmas Eve!! But with 28 people and 5 dogs in the house, it warmed up quickly!! Diane’s new son in law enjoyed a loud and crazy Christmas Eve! Christmas morning they all packed up and headed to Diane’s mother in laws for a laid back quiet few days. Then packed up again and drove 9 1/2 hours back to Kansas. Always good to be home!!



Kelly did her best to keep her spirits bright this holiday without Jeff. She and Grant spent a lot of time with Jeff’s family and her family close by. She and her son Grant then took off to Texas to visit her best friend from high school and her sister in law’s family. Grant learned to 2 step and rode a bull! It was a much needed break with shopping and relaxing.


Both of us are gearing up for 2014! We are excited to welcome student teachers when we return from break. They will be a GREAT help with 25 first graders!

We put all of our items in our tpt store on sale for 3 days to celebrate the start of 2014!! Here are a few of the units/activities we will use when we return from break:

Freezin' Season Math & Literacy ActivitiesPenguins on Parade Math & Literacy Centers


Smitten with Mittens Math & Literacy CentersM is For Mitten


Winter Word of the DayMarvelous Mitten Morning Work


And a few freebies!

Marvelous Mitten Number OrderMitten Word Sort {Long A}

When do you all go back? We hope you have had a fantastic break and many blessings for 2014!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Diane & Kelly


  1. Huge hugs to both of you! I'm sure the holidays were a little different than years past, but I am glad that you made it through and were able to spend some time resting and relaxing with family and friends.

    Teacher at Heart

  2. Ah!!!!! I just love you both!!!!!!!

  3. Is it too late to get the two above freebies. When I click on each, it just opens in a new window. Thanks so much. I need these two activities for my class.