January 12, 2012

12 for 12 {January}


A blogging friend of mine always does 12 pictures to document the 12th day of each month! I have always really liked looking at her 12th day posts- so I thought I would start.

So, here are 12 random pictures I took today…

left to right, top to bottom

{1} I had a few extra minutes this morning before I left and I sat down and cut some of my Valentine unit. I am really excited about all the pink and red! I love those colors mixed together.

{2} I left for work at 7:21. I should also mentioned that it is pretty awesome that I got to work at 7:25. Anybody else have a quick commute?

{3} Today’s calendar time .. January 12th. Really?

{4} Today’s chart paper work- we do this daily. It is basically a review or an intro to skills we are working on. Kind of like a daily message.. but we don’t always have the traditional “message”. I use to do a letter to my class each day.. but I got bored writing it. Now, I do this and mix everything up. It works for me…

{5} We are collecting money for the local dog shelter. We have raised $17.49 so far. Our goal was to bring enough “change” to at least buy one bag of dog food.

{6} One of my centers this week is a magazine search.. this is the quickest center I can throw together and still be considered the.best.teacher.in.the.world. They love it!

{7} A little pattern block time!

{8} My planner reminds me I have a birthday next week.. don’t worry.. I am not the one that has be reminded… I remind every one else! HA! I am taking a 1/2 day off to celebrate!

{9} The first two things that happen when I get home.. pj bottoms and a big glass of cold, ice tea!

{10} Newsletter time.. Every Thursday I type my weekly newsletter to send home on Fridays. I always type my newsletter on my office computer.

{11} I worked on few stationery orders this afternoon too.

{12} And now.. I am enjoying a few quiet minutes of computer time. This time- in”my chair” on my laptop. I am working on some valentine goodies. Unless we get snow soon.. I am ready to move on from snowmen!

Nothing too exciting happened today! It was COLD!


How was your day?

Did you do anything exciting?

Are you glad tomorrow is Friday?

Do you have Monday off?


  1. What a cute idea! I love all the photos!! You should do a linky party!! I am sooo glad tomorrow is Friday!! I have Monday off, so that will give me some down time to relax and maybe get out of town. I hope you have fun plans for the weekend and something fun planned for your birthday next week!

    Teaching First

  2. Fun idea! =)
    It is COLD!! You are right about that!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  3. Love this 12 for 12 idea! Super cute!
    I also have a super quick commute. I put about 4 miles on my car a day if I'm only going to work and home. I do love that! :)

    Not quite "cold" here. Can't wait for it to feel like winter though!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  4. I love the 12 for the 12th idea. I have to try the magazine idea!
    Monday is a day off for me:) Yay!
    Stay warm!

  5. It was a pretty good day. Didn't get called in to sub. So instead I started a linky party, found what I think will finally be 'my' blog template, and doing some TBA stuff.

    Yes I am happy tomorrow is Friday!

    And yep, have Monday off!!! Yay :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  6. Cute photo idea!

    My commute to school is about 5 minutes if I make all the lights. The best part is I can watch the sunrise over the ocean during the commute so I wish it took longer.

    We really didn't do anything exciting today...just the usual...but my K students did their first four square writing of the year...they did AWESOME!

    I am THRILLED BEYOND BELIEF that tomorrow is Friday. This week crept by.

    Yes, no school Monday. So...my family will be at Disney for the weekend. It's a magical place!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Ann @


  7. I'm loving the 12 for 12! I might just have to start that next month. I totally second the linky party idea! :)

    Today was blah... forgot to pack lunch, so I ate at school, school lunch was blah, the sweet tea was blah, my kiddos were blah, BUT tomorrow is Friday, and I've pulled together the (I hope) cutest twist on MLK, Jr's "I have a dream..." for tomorrow!!

    :D Lauren
    Notes From Miss Dennis

  8. I like this idea! I always enjoy looking at pictures :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  9. Love this idea...we are keeping our fingers crossed for a snowstorm that is heading in late tonight. Doesn't a 4 day weekend sound wonderful!!

  10. I love this. I will have to remember to do this next month.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  11. We are like the same person! I see your "ADORBS" Erin Condren planner! I am obsessed with comfy pants and tea. We did a magazine search too. HA! Glad to have found your blog!!! I am a newbie and I'd love for you to check out mine! :)

    Loving & Learning in Pre-K

  12. Yahoo!! It's Friday and I am taking my 2nd graders to Legoland California for a workshop on gears, levers and pulleys. Should be fun. There is no school on Monday and I plan on spending the day relaxing with my two year old son and playing a little catch up on school work. I cannot wait to see your Valentine's Day treats!!!

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  16. Do you happen to be a January 17th day baby? If so, me too. Happy Birthday!! Really love you blog. Follow it constantly. Keep up the good work!!


  17. This is very cool!!! I really liked looking at your pictures!
    I have a weird question because I saw something in your pics but it's not what you talked about. So it's probably weird. BUT . . . my question is about your soft tiles rug. Do you have the 12x12 ones? And if so, can each kid fit on one or not really??? I have been wanting to get some (green and blue, too!!!!) but I don't know whether to go with the 12x12 or 24x24.
    Any advice??
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  18. I love this little photo collage. It must be nice to have such a short commute! Have a great birthday!!

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  21. Would you mind sharing the layout for your newsletter? I would love to start one for my class, but haven't found a format that I like yet.

  22. LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! Hello from your newest follower Kylie (: