Tell Me Something Good

After watching the news last night and seeing that some places in the North East had 40 inches of snow I knew this was the perfect weekend to do another Tell Me Something Good linky party. I cannot imagine trying to shovel out of three feet of snow and know that there is another storm coming! If you know someone in the NE or you up there with feet of snow please know there are so many of us thinking of you!

The rules are tell us something good that's happening at home and then tell us something good that's happening at school.

Something Good at Home: the cat is off of Prozac again! Yes, you read correctly, she needs Prozac. Our cat has anxiety issues and when she gets upset she licks and licks and licks her belly until it's bald. The last time we went to Seattle we come home to a bald-bellied cat. We put her back on Prozac for a month and now she's off of it again. Whew! She's a high maintenance little thing, but we love her anyway!

Something Good at School: For about a week my students haven't been the first graders I've had all year. They haven't been good listeners, they were arguing with their partners in stations, being snarky to each other in the mornings, had me repeating directions three and four times. So we had a little "Come to Jesus" talk on Wednesday. We re-read Have You Filled a Bucket Today? and then discussed how we fill buckets and how we dip into buckets. Then we closed our eyes and thought of three ways we would fill a bucket that day.  I'm happy to say MY KIDS ARE BACK! They have been so sweet to each other ever since our chat. We had another class need to join ours mid-reading stations due to a clean-up on aisle six situation and my kids rocked. They just continued with their stations as though nothing had happened, worked around the other class, and stayed focused. On Friday we were making Valentines while playing some of our new music and the kids were just humming and chatting with each other and helping each other out. I love it when I can tell my husband "We had an AWESOME day today! My kids rock!"

Now it's your turn to link up! I love reading these! If you don't have a blog feel free to leave your something good as a comment!


  1. My kiddos have been "out there" too. I told them to put these aliens they've become into a rocketship and send them to some far-off planet and bring their old, sweet selves to school the next day...ha. Didn't work. I think I need to revisit bucket-filling...

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. I love this linky!! Your poor little cat! I'm so glad she is doing better! I didn't even know animals could take medicine for anxiety!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  3. I'm so glad your kiddos are "back." It makes a big difference in our day when they behave the way we need them too. Thanks for sharing your linky, I love participating in it!


  4. Thanks for the linky party and shifting my focus to all things good! And hooray for your cat and getting off of meds. Sounds like life is good!


  5. We had to read "We Are Bucket Fillers" also! I did a whole bulletin board too....what happens this time of year?....long way until Spring Break!
    Love this linky!
    A Primary Owl

  6. Always love a happy, feel good linky! Especially on a Monday. Thanks for hosting!


  7. We have a new puppy so that is awesome and my students are done public speaking unit - yay!!!

  8. I just love these happy linky parties!! I have linked up with you!

    Mrs. B's Nook

  9. I'm a little late linking up, but better late than never! We just started the Bucket Fillers school-wide when we came back after winter break and I am lovin' it! Glad you got your class back!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  10. Oh darn! I was off by a day and missed the official linky... oh well :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad