Monday, October 14, 2013


First, a few house keeping items...
*The winner of the Tweet Deals Athens giveaway will be announced tomorrow (it's not too late to enter!)
*Don't forget to enter my Bless be the Tie giveaway (giveaway ends 10/16)
*ICYMI: I posted our complete wedding video here

Happy Monday, y'all! I hope y'all had a nice, relaxing weekend. I know I certainly did. I'm going to warn you now..the post is going to be all sorts of random!

Like I mentioned Friday I chose not to go to the Georgia game this weekend and I am SO glad I made that decision. For one, we that sucked. And two, I was able to get a good 3-4 weeks of math, writing, and science plans done! I still have to plan word study and reading, but I am super happy with all that I accomplished. The amount of time I spend each week planning is ridiculous so it will be nice to have a little more time on my hands to do even more fun stuff for my class!

I really LOVE halloween and even though not all of my kiddos celebrate I still try to incorporate fun fall/halloween type things into their math/literacy centers. My kids LOVE getting to use odd things for manipulatives in math (like fake eye balls ha!). 

I also FINALLY went to Home Depot this weekend and got some small dry erase boards cut. I got 32-12x12 boards for $13. I then went to Target and got some fun duct tape to put around the edges. I can't wait to give them to my kids on Tuesday when they are back from their day off today. 

Even though my kids have the day off today I still have to be at work. Honestly though I am super excited for a day of planning and actually hanging out with my co-workers. The amount of adult interaction during the day is way too low and drives me CRAZY! 

I am looking forward to a 4 day week with my students then it is off to Nashville for the weekend! I love that UGA football allows us to go all over for games. It's so fun experiencing new cities (even if it does break the bank every weekend)!! If you have any suggestions for places to eat/shop in Nashville let me know!

Hope y'all have a great day!


  1. 12 south is a great area for food. I like every restaurant on that street! Jeni's ice cream is pure heaven or Las Paletas gourmet Popsicles. The Gulch area also has some shopping and good restaurants too. My favorite place is Love Circle. The view is so beautiful! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your weekend in Nashville! -Tara

  2. my 8th graders love using dry erase boards! you might want to try a dollar store for markers (they have ones that come with little erasers at the end)! have a blast this upcoming weekend in nashville!

  3. Hi Jamie! I found your blog through Kaitie Bryant's website...I love it! I'm going to Nashville this weekend to-- you should try Frothy Monkey in 12 South, Fido, Jackson's, Sambuca, or Jeni's (it's an absolute must!). There are so many great places to go!

  4. My friend did a guest post on my blog about her Nashville favorites! Here is the link: Hope y'all have fun and win!