Saturday, October 13, 2012

I've Been Booed!

Oh my! Busy, like crazy busy year! Can anyone else relate? I feel like teaching is jazzed up on too much caffeine, spinning out of control, and I'm holding on for dear life!! You know maybe I should just let go and watch it spin. I could take a breather and wait for it to slow down.

Hmmm...Thank goodness for this little fellow who should up with perfect timing from Owl Things First! I needed a little reminder of the fun of the season. Thank you!

Here are the rules:

1. Fall is election season and we have been talking about government leaders which of course led to a discussion about Duck, as in Duck for President.

My students loved reading about Duck and his adventurous journey to the White House, which we learned has 35 bathrooms and an indoor bowling alley. They loved it when he kissed the babies. I don't know why, they just thought it was funny.

I have to give a shout out to my husband and fellow blogger at The Udder Side. My husband spotted Duck on the farm one day, but thought nothing about it.

Click to go to the post about Duck on my husband's farm.

He had no idea that Duck had ulterior motives until he spotted this little treasure.

Click to go to the posts about Shirley Cow and read about her campaign race.
That's right...Shirley Cow is making a bid for President. My husband is writing a whole series of blogs about his cow Shirley running for President. I see some election fun and writing opportunities here. You have to check it out!

2. It's Fall and that means Halloween which means bats, spiders, pumpkins, and owls. We are going to read this book by Gail Gibbons. Then the kiddos are going to record one fact they learned on their own owl and put it on a display. Click below to grab one for yourself.


3. My next little gem is another book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort that my teaching partner stumbled upon and has become my absolute favorite. You must get this book and the little freebie that goes with it (click on the pictures below) from Missy Gibbs. She also has an activity pack as well if you are interested. I know I am. My students LOVED the underpants and laughed every time I said the word.  

                           Dinosaurs Love Underpants "Underpants Writing Activity"  

4. Last but not least, I know its Halloween when Dunkin Doughnuts starts offering their Pumpkin cappuccinos and pumpkin doughnuts. This year they have Pumpkin Mocha and Pumpkin White Chocolate coffee flavors. I'm in heaven! You must try them.


Now to Boo! me some bloggers:



  1. yuuummm... pumpkin mocha?? oh no! :) Thanks so much for linking up! Glad to be a new follower of your cute blog! :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  2. I love all things Gail Gibbons, but the Owl book is my favorite, of course! Thanks for the great freebie! I can't wait to use it!!
    Owl Things First!

  3. I just came across your blog through the "You've Been Boo-ed Linky!" I'm excited to be one of your newest followers!


    1. Thanks for following!I'll have to hop on over to yours. I love the name!

  4. You boo'ed me!!! Haha, what a cool linky.

    I have "Dinosaurs Love Underpants" in my listening center. What a cute book and I absolutely love the freebie!

    You Might Be a First Grader...

    1. I'm glad you liked it. It has become one of my new favorites!

  5. Thanks for these great ideas

    Sue - your newest follower


  6. I've got a super cute bat and owl center that would work after you read Owls!! Come and check it out!

    BTW, I found you through the Boo linky. Cute site! Come check me out some time if you're looking for a little more inspiration!

    First Grade Fascination

    1. Oooo! We're doing bats next week. I'm intrigued. I'll definately be hopping on over. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Oh what fun! Love your post! Sweet! ;)
    We just might be better off with a duck for president...hmmm... leads me to thinking...
    I'm brand new to blog world and have loved every minute of it! Hop on over for a visit, I'd love it if you did! Looking forward to future reads (I think I've developed blog-fever)!

    1. Blog fever...yeah that's contagious:D Thanks for stopping by and I'll be visiting you soon!!

  8. Hi! I found you on a comment you made. :) Cuh-yewt blog! I'm your newest follower!
    Growing Firsties

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you like it:)