Friday, August 22, 2014

These are a few of my favorite things

I'm at home sick today so thought it would be a good time to update this little 'ol blog of mine. I haven't taken any pictures at school for months so instead I thought I'd share some of my 'at the moment' favorite things :) 

I'm lovin' these readers theaters packs from Jessica Tobin and so are the kids! We started using them this term to work on fluency and boy has there been a massive improvement! I like them because we are able to practise using many of our fluency skills like Copycat Camel (say it like the character) and Punky Pelican (changing our voice to match the punctuation), among others.

My kids love to do a Freeze Dance or Move It activity by The Primary Techie as a brain break. Some of the ones we love are Freeze Dance Phonics (to the ghost busters theme song!), Sight Words Freeze Dance, Addition and Subtraction Move It! and Skip Counting Gangnam Style. We've also been reviewing sight words using her Dolch Speed Read All Year pack - the kids love how each time they read through the 20 words on each list, it gets faster and faster and faster!


Grammar Gurus by Shanyn at Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists. I love the simple and uncluttered look of these grammar review sheets. They also review the skills we need perfectly - verbs, nouns, adjectives, editing, spelling, contractions, past tense, plurals, homophones, punctuation, synonyms and antonyms.

I'm in love with these outfits! Would any of them look good on me...no, but I love them nonetheless!

The links to these outfits are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  
These workouts:

Why settle for a boring old basic squat when there are 39 other variations? I might try this short inner thigh workout when I'm feeling a little better. And the Perky Boob Workout... why not?

I can't do anything with my hair except put it up in a messy pony tail... and not the good, I know what I'm doing and it looks great, kind of messy. I'm talking the awkward lumps and bumps and fly away hairs type of messy. 

So I tried some of these hair styles for wet hair on the weekend with no success. I've also tried to make lovely waves in my dead straight hair using a multitude of tutorials like this one and they all failed miserably. Is it too much to ask for some Jessica Biel style waves??!!


I'm feeling really crappy and haven't been eating much but if someone cooked me one of these meals I'm sure I could manage to force it down! It's also a wet, dreary day here in Brisbane so these look like the perfect comfort food!

Slow Cooked Bacon Cheese Potatoes, Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Stuffed Tomatoes with Mushrooms, Parmesan and Spinach, Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake,

Ok, I'm dying for a nap... another one of my favorite things :)

10 comments:

  1. Naps are a hugely underrated pastime, in my opinion. Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. They sure are, and I must say, the best ones happen when you're supposed to be at work, lol :)!

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  2. Hope you are feeling better soon ~ but you did miss a wet weather day in the classroom so that was a positive! The next lot of holidays are getting closer, and closer ... J

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    1. It did end up being an awful day, and it looks like we are in for another one today. An excuse to sit around in pj's doing nothing, me thinks!!

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  3. I think you'd look great in the last little number, far right, Kylie! Hope you have some-one to whip you up a delicious meal tonight and are feeling well again soon. x Jody

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    1. Thanks Jody! I'm actually thinking of making the quinoa bake tomorrow - I love how she's taken a really healthy food and drizzled it with copious amounts of cheese, ha! Cheese makes everything good :)

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  4. Ohh I need to get onto those workouts! Why is it I get into a great exercise routine during the school hols, then as soon as school goes back it all slips back to barely anything! I really need to work on this :)

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    1. I am exactly the same, things just get too busy or I get too tired! I have been better since the July holidays though and try to go out for a walk/jog 3 times a week. Let me know how you find these ones!

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  5. Hope you're feeling better. I'm terrible at doing things with my hair. A quick dry with the hair dryer and out the door is about all I manage... Those other styles are very cool!

    Jemima
    Luck's Little Learners

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I don't even get to the hair dryer if my hairs wet - just straight up in a messy pony tail :(

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