Friday, August 29, 2014

David Craftivity Freebie and Funny Kid Friday

PHEEEEEEEEW! I've made it through the month of August!! Not only has this month been beginning-of-the-year-exhausting (I feel like I've been herding kittens with those cutey-pie baby kindergartners), but this August the hubby and I bought our first house!

Wahoo!!!! We are so excited and have stayed SUPER BUSY. We put up a fence, bought a new fridge, and have spent a bazillion hours trying to get our Comcast service up and running.
After packing and moving, going to school has been almost like taking a break! Almost. Not really. Anyway. We just finished up our 3rd week of school, and I finally feel like my kiddos are getting the hang of kindergarten.
We used good ol' David to help us talk about school rules and then made this adorable craft!

I want this freebie!

The sort came from First Grade WOW and the craft template is one that I made when I decided I didn't want to trace and cut out pieces and would rather have something I could copy and let the kids decorate. Click here to get it from my Google Docs.

Let me leave you with my funny kid moment from the week (check out Kathleen's hilarious linky!). I have a student who is absolutely precious, but has apparently not had a lot of experiences with time-outs. After throwing a few tantrums, I gave her the visual timer to get a grasp on how long she had to sit out (which was only 1 minute...I mean, sheesh!). She threw an even BIGGER fit! Why?

Student: I don't WANT a one minute time-out!!! I want a FIVE minute time-out!!!!!!

I don't usually give into the tantrums, but in this case, I let her have what she wanted.

Oh, kindergarten!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!! Hope it's great!


  1. To your story, I say, ONLY in kindergarten! I haven't met my kiddos yet... next week, ready or not. And congratulations on the house, Amanda! See you around!
    Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  2. Congratulations on your new house!!! How exciting and fun! Just remember everything will get done- both at school and at home! I know how it is, though- you sort of want it done NOW! :) Love your time-out story and David anchor chart! What a fun idea! Have a great year!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  3. Congrats on your new house! We built the house we are in living in now a few years ago and we ARE still doing things! There's always something to do. Enjoy it!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  4. Yay for the new house, and I hope you can get Comcast to cooperate soon! I love David! That's hysterical about your student. She must not understand the concept of time yet!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late