Saturday, January 24, 2015

Celebrate! A Fast Post!

I'm linking with Ruth Ayres, and her weekly link up.  Read More about that here.  And then join in!

Dear Celebrate Friends!  I can't wait to see what you've been up to!  That part will come later, as soon I'm going to be running 2 beautiful boys to basketball all day.  I'm adjusting to having to think about 2 of them with this schedule.  It's definitely messed with my Saturday groove!  :)  And it's not even that intense...but there is much to celebrate!  Let's go!

1.  Let's Celebrate Some Food!  Here's a link for spaghetti and meatball subs.  We broiled them. (No George Foreman since 2001.)  Anytime the family can agree it's good; we celebrate that!

2.  Our Mock Caldecott work.  This week one of the books we read was Louise Loves Art.  

The students are so amazing at predicting and celebrating great stories!  We've read several for our Mock Caldecott work; but I loved it when One Little Friend leaned over and said, "This one is my favorite so far."  

3.  My Math Block.  I blogged about the choice time in December as I was processing a few things.  As I continue to work on this, some more pieces are coming together. (More on that later.)  Math is becoming almost as cool as Literacy in my classroom.  There is freedom to work and explore math concepts, and I think it's working!  

4.  Kindergarten Basketball and their coaches.  I mean, last night at practice, I was watching how gentle the coaches were.  "Okay Buddy, don't forget to dribble!"  "You can't hit your buddy to get the ball."  "Okay Buddy, but you have to dribble."  We Celebrate the people who give their time on a Friday night after a long week of work to mentor these little Kindergarten Friends.  

I'll be checking in again later to see your links!  Have a great day!


  1. Treasure two basketball games I miss those days. It's fun to read math and literacy almost have the same feeling. I am still working on that in my classroom. Enjoy your weekend. BTW: is it bad that we still have a George Foreman? LOL

  2. "Math is becoming almost as cool as Literacy in my classroom." - love the line.

  3. Any post that opens with a spaghetti sub (childhood fav) and transitions from a great book to math celebration and finishes up with an appreciation of what others do for kids is celebration post indeed!

  4. I love the ideas you have for math and it sounds like it is clicking into place. Thanks for sharing the link to your original thinking about this. It gave me some food for thought. I also love the Spaghetti and Meatballs sandwich idea. One of my favorite things to do on Spaghetti night was to butter a piece of bread and pile the spaghetti into it. It's good to know that I am not the only one who enjoys it.

  5. I know exactly what you mean in terms of those little whispers as we shared titles for Mock Caldecott! So lovely to see who loves what book and why. Some real surprises. And hurray for cool math!

  6. It's so nice to hear there are gentle coaches leading little kindergarteners!

  7. I love meatball subs, so thanks for that. I got a chuckle from your celebration of the kindergarten basketball coaches-what patience & kindness, but also funny. I remember my son at soccer sitting down to play in the dirt & his coach running out to remind him he needed to stand and watch for the ball (te he)

  8. I saw the pic of the subs on instagram and wondered how to make them. THANK YOU for the link. I have never heard of spaghetti & meatball subs. Mmmmm!!! Can't wait to try it!