Linking up with Doodle Bugs

On Sunday night, it was nice and cool...the windows were open, and I thought I was hearing the "whooosh" of a hot air balloon (which was a strange sound to be hearing).  Sure enough, one was trying to get over the trees in our neighborhood, and made an emergency landing three houses down!

I started Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  It is an amazing story.  I try and put myself in the main character's shoes and can't even imagine how I could endure what he endured as a POW during World War II.  It is not an easy read emotionally, but I can't put it down, and I really want there to be a happy ending!

I started working in the Book Room this week.  I was VERY nervous because I was going from 70 shelves to 43!  However, some of the shelves are 1.5 times longer, and some are twice as deep!  I put the Mondo books on the shelves in order.  That was a huge accomplishment.  After that, I just wanted to make sure all the other books would fit.  THEY ALL FIT!!!  I haven't used any of the new labels I made or marked the shelves.   Here is a picture of some of the Mondo books, after they were put away (there are still 2 more shelves of Mondo books).

I've been working on a new product for beginning sounds.  I finished it this week!  The cover is in my favorite color, and the apples & background paper are from Ashley Hughes.

Earlier this week, I posted about getting a new vacation purse. I also HAD to buy new running shoes.  You are supposed to get new running shoes at about 400-600 miles.  I had been wearing the same pair for 1.5 years, and I figured they had at least 900 miles on them.  My right foot had been hurting for about a month (not bad enough to make me stop, but it hurt the entire time I ran).  I bought new shoes on Monday night and they did the trick! PAIN FREE RUNNING!!!!


  1. I'm not sure I have the guts to go up in one of those balloons that sometimes have to make "emergency landings"! They sure are pretty though...
    Whimsy Workshop 

  2. Beautiful pictures of the hot air balloon! I am glad you posted pictures of your book room. I like to see how others do their room too. I am also reading Unbroken!! I agree it is such a great book. You are ahead of me in it. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. You'll have to let me know what you think of it when you are done!!!

  3. So you're a reader, runner, and teacher? So am I! :)

    LOVE the name of your blog!

    I would love to follow you-could you add an email subscription button? Pretty please??


    1. I will figure out how to do this :)

  4. No surprise the shoes had purple also. Love the pictures of your reading room. Keep us posted. I need to reorganize my closet of literacy centers.

    1. I tried on so many just so happened that the purple were the most comfortable. I had a REALLY hard time trying to decide which was more brooks or the new balance ones :) I went to a running store, and the girl helping me said, "Don't let money or style determine the shoe you buy." I wanted to ask her if she was paying ;)

  5. Thanks for the sneakers are in need of replacing! Shoe shopping, twist my arm, right?

    I can't believe about that hot air balloon!

    The Classroom Creative

  6. Aren't new running shoes the best! It takes a lot to get me to turn in my old favorites and spend big bucks to get the right kind for my foot . Happy running! Your new unit looks great!


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