Greetings from My Bed!

Happy Monday!

Not for me, but hopefully for you! I am home sick with some sort of stomach bug. After having an excruciating headache for the majority of the day yesterday while visiting The Husband's family in Western Mass, it began to turn from excruciating to unbearable. On the car ride home, I couldn't keep my eyes open, but couldn't fall asleep because of the pain. After an hour from home, my mouth started watering...and we all know what that means! I threw up right there, in his car, on the highway, 50 miles from home. It was fun.

I came home, and attempted to sleep. After sleeping on and off from 10pm to 4am, I got up again to throw up one last time before calling in to work. I feel bad, but not as bad as I would have felt if I had vomited on a kid.

I was going to spare you the gory details of that episode, but decided against it. This blog is all about honesty, isn't it?

In other news, lots has happened since I last blogged (September 22nd?! Are you serious!?!? C'mon Rae!)

The Husband and I FINALLY chose our pictures for our wedding album. I still need to send the list to our photographer, but the hard part is over!

We also received our wedding video, and I cannot be HAPPIER with how it turned out! I am so pleased with every single detail of the videography experience, I can't express enough how amazing it is to have a video of your wedding day! If anyone is in the Massachusetts or New Hampshire area looking for a videographer, LET ME KNOW! I have reference cards for our videographer (I can get my video for free!), and I highly HIGHLY recommend him!

I also posted some new products on my TPT store!

I've also donated my Best Selling Fall Activity for a giveaway hosted by Table Talk with C and C!

Be sure to enter the giveaway by clicking the Linky image above!

I've also set my October goals, which I shared on Instagram. I created this image using the A Beautiful Mess app. So far, so good!

I would love if you would link up your October Goals with me on Instagram! All you have to do is create your own set of goals and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #octobergoals and #mindfulrambles!

Also, via Instagram, I won one of Meet Miss Parker's amazing fabric letters! I hung it up in our bedroom, as both The Husband and I have R for a first name initial!

We use the Envisions math curriculum in our district, so here are some pictures of our week in math.

Each week, we have a new Poem of the Week. Throughout the week, we focus on this poem and complete tasks in our Poetry Notebooks each day. I plan on devoting an entire post to our Poetry Time, but for now, pictures will have to do:

On Monday and Tuesday of this last week, we focused on our worries and managing anxiety. This is an ongoing goal of our class, but we focused on this activity during our ELA Center Time. This project is from Read with Me ABC's fabulous freebie!
Here is the completed craft hanging on the wall outside our classroom:

We also continued work in our Word Work Notebooks. I originally started the notebooks as part of our Grade 1 Journeys curriculum, as it has you use the notebooks for some word work activities. Then, after seeing all of the wonderful Interactive Notebooks for beginning readers, I began utilizing the notebooks for more than just what was prescribed in Journeys. The following images and activities are from the following two products. Both are fabulous and I highly recommend checking them out for your emerging readers!

Here are my Littles working hard on their notebooks:

"Mrs. Wallace! Look! I made a French Apple!"

On Thursdays and Fridays we have a Speech Therapist come into our classroom to do Speech Groups. She has 2 of my kids on her caseload, so it's just a bonus for the rest. One of my kiddos (that I've talked about in other posts and on my Instagram), has limited skills, and has lots of work in order to meet any first grade standards. At this point, he is still learning to identify the letters in his name. Speech Groups, while an important time for all of my students, regardless of SLP services, is a time in which I have decided to pull this student for additional support that he wouldn't normally receive in our instructional times. My other students do not need to work on these skills, so unfortunately, this student rarely would have this instruction, unless I get the opportunity to work with him one on one. However, the level of support he needs will not be met with me working with him one-on-one just a couple times a week, or when I can fit it in. That's why I had decided to pull him from Speech Groups, and do more meaningful and crucial activities with him.

On Thursdays I am focusing on Literacy Skills. First up, we are working on name writing and letter recognition:

On Fridays I am working on Math Skills. Sadly, I don't have pictures of that yet...I don't know where my head was at!

Also on Friday we did a fun Fall Time Craft during our Free Time.

After discussing the colors and images of fall, I had the students mix paints to create Fall colors. We also put out "fall" stencils for students to use if desired to add to their images of fall. The students were each provided with a canvas to do their art work. They turned out so nice - I'll make sure to take a picture of the dried product when I return to work tomorrow!

I've added a new tab on my blog. Check it out above! It is devoted to some of the workouts I've created and have worked for me! I have created images of these workouts and posted them. It started on Instagram, but I decided to post them to my blog as well to reach as many people as possible. These workouts have worked for me, and I hope they have worked for you too! For more workouts that I have posted (or will post) on Instagram, check the hastag #runteacherrun. I have used this hashtag for any workouts I completed, either ones I created, or ones I've found from others. If you have any you would like to add, please use the hashtag as well so we can all find each others workouts!

I've also reopened my Poll on the sidebar of this blog. If you would like to voice your opinion on my next blog post, please do so by voting in the poll! 

Here's to hoping my plain spaghetti will stay down and I can return to work tomorrow!


  1. Hope you are feeling better. It almost sounds like you had a migraine!

  2. I think I did too! I'd never had one before - and I never get headaches so I was blindsided (almost literally!)

    Thanks for the well wishes :)

  3. So sorry you've been sick. We have all been sick in this house too! Luckily, not with a stomach bug but with sinus issues. Not fun, but not as bad as throwing up 50 miles from home in the car (you poor thing)! I love your October goals. It is also my goal to be prepped and planned one week ahead instead of flying by the seat of my pants! :)


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