The High and Low of a crazy month!

I am linking up with Katie over at Teacher to the Core for her great new linky:

I am usually an extremely positive person, so this is going to take me a little out of my comfort zone! But I am always up and willing for a challenge and change, so here it goes :)

THE WEATHER! Oh my goodness. I seriously think mother nature is going through menopause in Ohio. Now I'm not one of those people to complain all winter long. I love snow from December through January... but it was 65 degrees here yesterday and thunderstorming. Today's weather you ask? Well take a look at the picture from my drive in this morning
{I was stopped I swear} Yes, it is a balmy 18 degrees here today. So this is definitely one of my lows. The crazy weather has my body doing crazy things. I can't stop getting sick. I just can't wait until spring!

Now I'm about to get all serious on ya'll... I apologize. My second low this month has been one of my kiddos. Now I {hate} to say one of my students is a low, but I have been having such a hard time with this student this month. I won't go into specifics, but I just feel like this is a good place to let my feelings show. It is an issue of pathologically lying, and about some serious things that would go on in the home. We are learning that it is actually the complete opposite, and I just can't imagine one of my loving fourthies could behave this way at home. I really hope we can find the truth in all of this and find a positive solution for this kiddo.

Phew.. I made it through the tough part. Now the part I'm good at, being an optimist. My first high this month is student success! We just took our practice OAA last week, and only 8/56 kids didn't pass. Considering we haven't covered at least 1/3 of what's on it, I was so excited!! YAY fourthies:) (Although I'll still be stressing big time the whole month of April. I know you all can relate!)

My second high is DEFINITELY getting this blog rolling and putting more time into it. This has become a haven for me, and I LOVE it! I also just created a Facebook page for my blog!! YAY! :) Here she is...
Click the picture to head on over to facebook and become a follower! Thanks :)

Lastly, I just have to share a tidbit from our day! We celebrated Groundhog Day today in our classroom! We read the book Substitude Groundhog by Pat Miller (props to Andrea over at Reading Towards the Stars) for the reccomendation! The kiddos loved it. We then used my Groundhog Day pack and we completed our writing prompt "Will Phil see his shadow" and my groundhog crafitiy that goes with it! We learned Facts and Opinions about Groundhogs, and wrote a sequencing story, and a Groundhogs Day Haiku. The kiddos loved it and produced such quality work! I know it's almost here, but if you wanna squeeze in a little holiady celebrating head on over to my TPT to pick up your copy! Here's what the pack includes:


We are having a Superbowl Celebrating in our classroom tomorrow! Can't wait to share our day with ya'll:) Thanks for reading!

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  1. I'm so excited to have found you through Katie's linky party! I can totally relate to the troublesome student. I have one who has been stealing things all year and refuses to admit it, despite me catching her multiple times. It is a behavior that has been learned somewhere along the line. I hope you are able to find some resolution to the situation! Your groundhog activities look like a lot of fun. I love your blog, it is fabulous! I'm happy to be a new follower :)

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    1. Awe, thank you.. I'm excited your following :) Glad to hear I'm not the only one stuck with such a tough dilemma. I hope we both find a resolution!

      Amelia

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  2. We've been having almost the same crazy weather! No snow today, but it's back to the 30s. Monday was freezing rain, Tuesday and Wednesday were 60-70s, and tomorrow is a possibility for more snow. It's killing my sinuses! Your blog is so cute! Did you upgrade the design recently, or has it been that long since I've seen it?

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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    1. Oh goodness. Well it looks like mother nature is going through menopause everywhere:) Thank you for the compliment on my blog! I've made little tweaks here and there but nothing major :) Thanks for the love though and thanks for popping in :)

      Amelia

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  3. Oh my, you have the same weather woes I do! We had tornado warnings on Thursday and a snow day on Friday (and it's still blizzard-ing outside my window, so I'm hoping for another snow day on Monday...!)

    Thanks for checking out my blog -- I'm totally loving your layout as well. I've seen a lot of cute ones, but probably won't change for a while due to it taking me so long to get acquainted with the HTML lingo. Look forward to reading your blog now that I'm a follower!

    Emily

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