Sunday, March 24, 2013

Night in Jail and a Easter Egg Center Freebie

Congratulations to Monica Mize on winning my Easter Bunny Craftivity!
Did you do anything cool this weekend? I didn't either but my husband and two boys did. They got to sleep on Alcatraz Island in a prison cell last night!

Notice both my boys are in dire need of haircuts but they keep saying long hair is cool and can I just trim it for them? I wish I could find a hairdresser who got what they wanted but every time we try they end up with the typical boy cut and they are SO MAD.

While they were gone I got myself a haircut, mani/pedi and leisurely walked around Target. It was heaven! I bought some new baskets for my Easter Egg Spelling center this week.
 Last year the kids drove me batty because letters would be found and they didn't know which egg it went to. This class has even more trouble taking care of things so I knew I had to come up with a better system this year.
I put the number that matches the egg on each letter tile and I color-coded the frame to match the color of the basket! I am going to explain this system to my class with hopes that the leaders will be able to help the others. 
Click on the picture to download.

I'm sure you don't have the same spelling words but I did make my recording sheet available as a free download if you can use it.

Now I have to go finish the laundry. I am listening to The Host on audiobook which makes chores seem less painful. I read the book many years ago so I thought it would be good to refresh before I see the movie. Any other Stephenie Meyer fans?
 As much as I want to see The Host, I may end up seeing G.I. Joe:Retaliation first. Surprised? Well, I'll see anything with Channing Tatum but the real reason is I taught the director when he was in middle school (back when I taught at a small private school.) I still remember the day in 7th grade when he started adding the middle initial to his signature, Jon M. Chu, so it sounded better when he was famous some day. :-) He was making movies even back then and we knew he was destined for great things. In high school he wrote this spoof on Romeo and Juliet based on the Mac and PC war that was big back then that I thought was extremely clever.  Jon is one of those rare people who have that elusive "it" factor.
You may not have seen Step Up 2 or 3D or Justin Bieber: Never Say Never but I bet you have seen his commercial. Okay, enough dating myself. Enjoy the rest of your night my friends.



  1. A night at Alcatraz? That would be interesting. I'm not sure I wouldn't be scared. I love your Easter craft! It's just so cute!
    First Grade Found Me

  2. Lovin the bunny craft also! And holy moly I would be terrified to sleep at Alcatraz!!! Brave kids!
    Teaching in the Tongass

  3. Alcatraz is one of the coolest places I've ever visited! So awesome that they got to spend the night. I bet it was kind of creepy though!

    I loved the book The Host! However... I don't know if the previews make the movie look very good. I'm sure I'll see it anyway! :)


  4. Alcatraz sounds hauntingly fun! I have The Host but haven't finished it yet....I am a huge Twilight fan so Stephanie Meyer is on my top 10 list! Looking forward to seeing the movie too!


  5. How cool to see a former student become successful. I have seen all those movies, and his commercial! Can't wait to see the Host either!

  6. My boys will be so jealous that your boys got to spend a night at the Alcatraz! I think it would be scrary! We have the same issues with one of my sons wanting longer hair. He gets so mad leaving the hair stylist whenever we go there. Thanks for your spelling center freebie. When I get back from spring break we are starting our chick unit. I am soooo excited. Everything in our room will be about eggs!

  7. I've been to Alcatraz and loved it, but I think I would be too scared to spend the night there. How fun for them though!! :)


  8. I just LOVE san fran! we went to Alcatraz too - it's SO awesome there! And because I've been there, I have to watch anything and everything that has it in it - haha! Do you watch mythbusters? Did you see the one where they tested the escape from Alcatraz?
    The Teacher’s Cauldron

  9. Oooooooh - a great book on audio while doing chores? I'm in LOVE!!!

    And, some peace and quiet time all to yourself!!?? I'm jelly!!

    I'm hosting a Writing Workshop linky and it would be thrilled if you stopped by or linked up. :)

    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties