Do you send a letter to your kids to introduce yourself? When I first started, it was via mail and I included a pencil. My district paid for it. Then, we were told email only. Cheaper. So, I've been doing that ever since. No pencil of course but it does save money. I have the pencil waiting for them on their desk when they arrive. I actually send the parents one letter and then email again and write "For My Fabo First Grader" in the subject line so the child can still feel the excitement of getting their own letter. My kids used to LOVE getting their letters from their teachers. Now, it's all about their schedules! Gotta know when lunch is and who's in your lunch period, right?
I've had this freebie in my store forever and a complete set of these are LONG overdue. After today, it will FINALLY be in my store! I've added a number line to the bottom and included subtraction. My kids love to use highlighters so I think these will be a hit!
Edited to add: It's done! Here it is:
My walking has almost come to a screeching halt this summer. Why??? I have no answer! Most people can walk 10,000 steps to reach five miles. Me? Nope. I'm short so I need 13,500 steps before the five miles register. From March-June, I walked almost 5 miles a day. Often 7 miles. I lost 12 pounds! I'm annoyed and disappointed with myself that I slacked off. Sigh.
Been adding to our new Cover Cuties. At only $1.50 for each set, I think a great deal! Here are the latest: (The cutie girl up top will debut soon!)
Also added this to our store:
Interesting Fact: See the picture of Bell holding "something" over "someone" in bed? That "something" is a metal detector (which he created) and that "someone" is President Garfield who was shot. Bell was called upon in an attempt to help save the life of the mortally wounded President using his early version of a metal detector. Surely he could find the slug of an assassin's bullet with his new invention. But to his dismay, the bed Garfield was on was metal so Bell couldn't get an accurate read. He urged doctors to move him out of that bed so he could properly use- and locate- the slug. The doctors refused. Because of their refusal, Garfield died. Many believe if the slug had been found and removed, he would have survived. So now you know!!!
John and Matthew are going to see the Mets play today. Sarah and I are going shopping...she leaves for Syracuse University in just nine days. Sniff, sniff. Much to do!!
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