Things I Love Thursday

I love my Yaker Tracker!!!

This baby keeps my classroom so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. Or a fart. (Not from me- from a kid!!!) It's happened before, and it'll probably happen again. Once you get past the little turkeys who try to intentionally set it off, it works like a charm!!! You can the decible level to however quiet/loud you want it. When the kids are quiet, it stays green. When it gets a little too noisy, yellow. And when it gets to red, a siren goes off. Yikes...the siren is bad. Very bad. 

I try not to use it too much and save it for absolutely necessary blocks of time (i.e. I have a headache, I've had it up to here, it's been one of those days, or we just got finished at an assembly where they make music by banging on garbage cans with broom sticks and every kid wants to do the same and try it out on their desks when we get back to class...). That way when I turn it on, the kids know we mean business! And they LOVE when it's on!!! They request it....

I love my Reebox!!!

I used to wear really super cute fancy shoes every day. The girls in my class would love it. They always noticed when I had a new pair of "fancy" shoes they called them. I even belonged to a shoe of the month club. You know, like wine of the month, or cheese of the month. This was shoe of the month. I loved it. My feet did not. So I wised up. Either that, or my feet hurt too much. I will still wear cute shows every once in a while, but these are my go-to now. :) And my feet are very happy about that. :) And so am I.

I love the weather!!! And the Hunger Games books!!!

This was the view from my chair as I sat and read the second Hunger Games book this afternoon on my iPad. I'm loving the books too!!!

I love comments!!! 

When I first started blogging, I didn't realize how exciting it would be to get a nice comment on a little old post!!! Thank you to everyone who read and comments!!! I really really really love your comments! :)

What are some things you love on this Thursday??? If you post on your blog, let me know so I can check it out! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!!!



  1. Well I love being the first to post !!! I love your blog and try to imagine being in California as I read it ! have a great long weekend.....I have a great new book to read and look forward to some downtime :)

  2. Well I love that your my bloggy friend and I also am loving the cookies that just got out of my oven! :)
    I used to wear cute shoes too without a problem and just recently, I've been noticing how painful they are for my back. So sad. :(
    Stories From Second

  3. You have been tagged! Head to my blog to know what you have to do next!
    My Second Sense

  4. I just stopped by to let you know I have tagged you, but I'm not the first, lol!! Surf on over when you get a chance:)
    Surfin' Through Second

  5. I also love the Hunger Games! I avoided reading them for awhile and finally gave in! Now I am up all night trying to get in some reading time while my twins are asleep. However, that makes for a tired teacher the next day!!!
    My coworker and I just started a 2nd grade blog if you want to check it out!