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My Wandering and Random Thoughts!

Hello Friends!

I am linking up with Fabulous in First and sharing some Sunday randomness and this DEFINITELY is filled with random thoughts!!!


1.  I just love gardening! When we were in San Francisco, I was  so jealous of the fact that they get to garden year round and we in Illinois, have only a few months.... sniff, sniff..... Anyway, first I am going to share with you some updated photos of our school garden. It has been sooo much fun sharing this love of mine with little ones this summer!








2.  I also love my flowers  in my gardens at home. My flowers were "singing"  to me yesterday, so I took a few pictures of them!










 3.  I have been in my classroom for the past 2 weeks and thought I would share with you this cute bulletin board that I put up yesterday. It has a little bit of a glare on it...It is not completely finished, but done enough that I can share!
I am trying to figure out how to get the kid's names on it so that they match the title plus I think that I am going to cut the lettering from the ellison cutter instead of using the computer printed words. But you get the general idea! The flowers are the paper accordion ones that you can find at Walmart or the Party Store.


Here are the rest of them.... ugh....... Still LOTS to do!!!!!





4. Part of the reason I have been in my classroom is because I am having foot surgery on Tuesday and I was allowed to get inside and work. I will not be able to walk for 10 - 14 days - Yikes! I just picked up my mode of transportation this week! It's called a "Roll About" and you put your sore leg's knee on the pads and scoot yourself with your good foot. The problem with it is that it is going to tear up our carpet... BUT, we were planning to replace it this year anyway, so this will make it happen, for sure! I chose this over crutches because I felt that I would be more secure with this than crutches, but it still takes some maneuvering to get around. It is like driver's ed all over again!



5.  I just finished my latest resource! It is a Social Studies packet. It is called "Maps and Globes for Little Kids" and I am really proud of how it came out! 

If you purchased my "Nutcracker" unit, this is a revision for that and you can ONLY get it through email from me! Just go to your "My Purchases" page on TPT and take a screen shot of your nutcracker purchase. Send me the screen shot and I will send you the revision!



6.  Lastly, because of my surgery, I am not sure when my next post will be... I am going to TRY to get one written for the next chapter in "Talking, Drawing, Writing", but we will see........ Hopefully I will be able to be on my computer after a week. I have been fretting and fretting about this surgery. I am super worried about the inactivity I will have for awhile and I also am worried about how my foot will be for the first of school. I have to be back to school on August 19 for our "Meet the Teacher" day, so my goal is to be walking comfortably in a boot by then...  I am glad that I scheduled the surgery the way I did, though. It gave me time to enjoy some summer fun... my trip to San Francisco, my gardening, and time with my kids. I also am so lucky to have such a supportive principal and maintenance staff who cleaned my room early so that I could have the time to do some room arrangement and decorating. I know that I will appreciate this because I probably will not be allowed to go to school until August 9 or 10 at the earliest!

So..... that is it for now! 

Until next time!

Blessings, 
Cindy



10 comments:

  1. Your map unit looks great! Good luck with your surgery. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I love your Sunday Smorgasbord linky!

      Cindy

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  2. Good luck with your surgery! A friend of mine had to use a scooter for a couple of months, and her husband rigged a basket
    on the handles so that she could carry stuff (even like a soft drink ,a book, and a snack) from room to room....

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    1. Yep, the guy at the place where I picked it up told me that I could do that! I might figure something like that our after I get used to balancing the silly thing. It is my HOPE, though, that I will be able to transition into a boot sooner than later and not have to use this thing for very long! (Hope, hope!)

      Thank you for commenting!

      Blessings, Cindy

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  3. I LOVE your 3D bulletin boards. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! That idea came to me after I had ALREADY hung the flowers from the ceiling! They looked so little hanging from the ceiling, but once I put them on the bulletin board, they popped! Funny how things like that work!

      Thank you so much for commenting!!

      Cindy

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  4. Oh you will be up and back at it before you know it. Your gardens are amazing, I especially like the flowers.
    Maria
    First Grade Carousel

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    1. Thank you, Maria! As I said, it is a love of mine! I am an amateur for sure, but my gardens bring me much joy!

      Thank you so much for commenting!

      Cindy

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  5. Your garden looks great. I definitely need some pointers :) Good look with the surgery. My mom had to use one of those rolly scooter things when she had foot surgery and she said it was a lot easier than crutches!
    Good luck!
    Elizabeth
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

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  6. What lovely gardens, Cindy! Your loving care for them has brought such beautiful results!
    Prays for a successful surgery, and a speedy and trouble-free recovery!

    Linda

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