Good Things are Happening Here

I am super excited to join up with Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade
for her uplifting linky party
Jennifer's blog is one of the first I stumbled upon summer before last when I first started blogstalking. 
Today was our 15th day of school. It's been hectic, busy, fun, and challenging so far.  In the busy-ness of school and home it's a perfect time for me to focus on something good. 
Something good at school: ( I actually have 2)
My students are starting to get routines down! I'm already saying some things like "get out your folder", "push in your chair", "get in line" fewer times than just 2 days ago.
Daily 5 is getting better too. My class made it to 13 minutes of Read to Self today! I'll be able to start pulling reading groups soon which is so wonderful, as I have some very needy little ones who are going to need every possible extra instruction I can provide.
Something good at home:
My husband got laid-off from his job on the last day of school last year (June 7th). Yes, this is actually a good thing at home. His new boss had been making things miserable for him. And I want him to be happy. So now he's in the planning stages of opening a small hot dog/hamburger restaurant. He's getting lots of good information and help from vendors and consultants. He's working on securing a location now. We're very optimistic about this new opportunity and I'm glad he can work towards something he can be passionate about like I'm passionate about my job.

Hop on over and link up with Jennifer to share your "something good."

On another note, my clip art gift certificate giveaway is still going on.
You can enter by clicking {HERE}.


  1. Ooh I'm glad to hear those routines are coming together. What a super feeling. And good luck to your husband and his new adventure! Nothing like having a great new passion in your life.
    I'm going to try very very hard to blog about your giveaway either today or tomorrow. Take care!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  2. Hey Chrissy!
    I was going to email this to you but I couldn't find your email . . .
    Anywho, I have a post on my Sharing program if you're interested and I shared the templates and topics I used.
    You can find it here:

    1. Thank you so much, Kristin! I love it! I really like the "Step Up" way of sharing too. My kiddos need a lot of help with language so this seems good for them.

  3. It makes life so much easier when the kiddos get those daily routines down pat! Hope your reading groups go just as well!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  4. What exciting news for your husband and you! And I'm so wanting my kiddos to be at 13 minutes on read to self! Jealous! We're at 10 minutes on a good day! So happy you linked up!
    Rowdy in First Grade


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