I LOVED the Virtual Teaching Expo this weekend. I watched the presentations this morning and I'm feeling revived and excited about this week instead of exhausted and micro-managed. There are so many new things I want to try to implement in my classroom!

Did y'all read the TPT newsletter this morning? It featured Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade and she talked about her Brain Builders Board. O.M.G. I love that idea! She has some task cards on sale at her TPT store. They aren't quite what I need for my first grade class so I'll have to make some of my own task cards for first grade. This is my new mission! Although I would love to get this going before winter break I'm going to start it in January. LOVE IT!

On another note: My husband messed with my computer. Why would he do that? Now it's all weird. He said he was cleaning it up to make it more efficient or some such nonsense. "Helping or hurting, JD? Helping or hurting?" (If you are a Scrubs fan like we are then you're familiar with that line.) AND he erased my whole history. WHAT?!  Doesn't he know I sit at my computer and look for that great idea that I saw Thursday on a blog, but I can't remember which blog?????

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. yikes..computers in our house are a personal touching.
    don't husband lost all my iphone contacts, etc in our updating. :/

  2. My husband knows not to touch m stuff- sorry I know now use interest because I can never remember where Is aw something

  3. "Helping or hurting, JD? Helping or hurting?" I LOVE SCRUBS. We say "Frick" in this household!!! Ha!
    I just checked out the Brain Builders thing -- have you thought of some of the tasks you might do???
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. I can't keep track of what blogs I go to anyway until a few days ago when I used a sticky note *a program in my computer!!!) what blog I wanted to go back to. Gotta love sticky notes, real and virtual!

    I agree with you though, LOVED the Expo. Everyone did a great job! :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  5. Kristen- "Isn't that the pickle on the giant crap sandwhich that is my day?!"
    I was thinking that 30 is too many questions/items. Plus, I really don't wan to infringe too much on second grade curriculum. I was thinking several facts cards. I will continue research and let you know what I decide and find.

  6. Hi there,
    Thanks for the shout out! So glad you liked my Brain Builder's Club idea. It's been a great motivator for my kids :)

    I can work on some cards more appropriate for firsties. What kinds of things did you have in mind?

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  7. I also loved her brain builder cards, but thought they needed to be easier for first graders. I was thinking of creating some to use after Christmas... but might be easier just to buy yours! LOL! Please let us know when you create them.

  8. Tell you hubby to "step away from the computer"...

    LOVE your new look!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  9. Like the new look! Love the colors too! My computer crashed :/ however, I was so glad that I had discovered pintrest so it kept all my great finds safe from mayhem like husbands. Or viruses.