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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Sweet and Sassy of Freebie Friday

The Sweet:

Hi Sweet Friends!!  I'm excited to share a FREEBIE with you.  I've linked up with Teaching Blog Addict to share with others so stop to see what else you can use.

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Sassy:

WHA...??!!?!  I've completed something in time for a linky party.  The computer didn't crash and TPT took less than 10 minutes to upload.  Seriously.



The Sweet:

This little freebie is from an idea I got from a workshop that I attended with my sweet friend over at Smitten with First.  I think the best part of the workshop was talking with Michelle and sharing Pinterest ideas with each other at the back table.


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These are very simple but I think they are a great visual for the kids.  I think that it's important that these are used along with actual items that they've counted and sorted into groups. 

I also purchased some great little place value dice.  Plus, I love the little goodies you get when you attend workshops.


Another great little idea was the small chalkboard made from black contact paper on card stock.  Super easy and cheap to make a class set and give the kids something different to record math problems.



The Sassy:

We drove an hour both days to meet up and share ideas we found on Pinterest.  The workshop......just wasn't what we thought it would be.  We did get really good at taking selfies.  It took several pics to get the right one........and notice our photo bomber, yea, he was the principal of one of the attending schools.  He obviously felt the same way we did.




The Sweet:

We are making our last road trip this weekend.  We're headed to Houston to pick up my Big guy.  He has been gone most of the summer playing baseball and our family just hasn't been the same without him.  :( 


The Sassy:

I'm a little over road trips.  After driving riding to Florida and Oklahoma, these long trips are losing their appeal.  The Mr. is an AH.MAZ.ING driver..........I am so thankful for him.  It has to been some sort of mental thing but I'm not tired in the car EVER unless I HAVE to drive, then I suddenly have narcolepsy.  This is the truth......seriously.  


The Sweet:
Little Sass practiced her driving skills on the farm in Ok.....


The Sassy:

...but I think she would be too easily distracted to drive to Houston this weekend.



Be Sweet!






Monday, July 8, 2013

The Sweet and Sassy of Our Vacation...

SWEET:
Our view from the beach house was gorgeous.  The night we arrived we watched a pod of dolphins swim by our house.  The beach was alive with all kinds of sea creatures.












 SASSY:
HOLY Humidity!!  Florida was gorgeous but let's talk about the humidity.  I invested in a new selection of headbands because my new Florida "do" was never let my hair touch the rest of my body.  It was HOT! 


SWEET:
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my new car. :) Well, I do!!!  It was a fun and zippy little ride on our vacation. 




SASSY:
But trading in the SUV and getting a new sporty car before a 20 hour road trip with 5 people, including 2 teenage boys with baseball gear.......not a good idea.  Notice the Mr. Sweet trying to get the trunk to close with all of our stuff.  Our luggage seemed to expand every time we took it out.


SWEET:
The great thing about being on the road for HOURS is you get really creative.  We talked, sang songs, and challenged ourselves with how many truckers we could get to honk at us.


SASSY:
We were also able to spend quality time together.....also known as separating siblings because they were tired of touching each and we were tired of listening to them.


SWEET:
On the way home we stopped in Atlanta, visited Legoland, and watched a Braves game.  I LOVED Turner field.  The ballpark was very nice and we had great seats to enjoy the game. 





SASSY:
It rained the first hour of the game so we sat in someone else's seats under an awning.  This gave us the opportunity to meet new people.



SWEET:
There is nothing like being away from your home, feeling refreshed, and having a new sense of gratitude for everything in your life.  

SASSY:
But every vacation ends with.............HOLY laundry!!!!




Well, it's time to get ready for a Kim Sutton Math training today.  I'm looking forward to seeing some friends and learning new things.

Be Sweet!