Argh, Really? I'm Done.Pooped.Growl.

Did that catch your attention?  Probably just to see what I'm complaining about {again}.

This is the only thing I will say: Valentine's Day at school can be CRAZY!  I had all of these lofty ideas about what I wanted to do.  I did some, but fussed all day long.  I'm sure my kiddos were like, "Chill, lady."

I did get a chance to do this fabulous math activity with them from Amber at Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher.

It used the Conversation Hearts that we all love to use on Valentine's Day, but what I loved most was how it reviewed math skills we have covered this year.  There are 4 student pages in all. It should have been self-directed with very little teacher involvement since it was made for 3rd graders and I teach 4th.  But...put candy in front of my lovelies and they forget EVERYTHING. Phew.

I saw this from her this morning and threw that in, too.   We both saw it on Hope's blog, 2nd Grade Shenanigans. {Love that name, BTW} I figured out how to download Amber's word document to my Google Doc at the last minute that I could retrieve at I can't get to any blogs at school because they are blocked {ARGH}.   I downloaded it from my iPhone to Google.  I can open Voila!

This picture is from Hope's blog: 2nd Grade Shenanigans

This is the document I could get from Google Docs from school-Yippee!!!

I actually enjoyed this quite a bit.  Make sure you head over to both blogs and check them out if you haven't already.  They rock!

The stories my kids came up with are pretty funny.  Sadly, I was too exhausted to snap any pictures before leaving school. I'll post that later. 

I was feeling rather sorry for myself...and then I came home to the best Valentine's Day present

A CLEAN HOUSE!!  My husband SO rocks.

He's still cleaning as I write this blog.  How lucky am I?

OK, enough.  Tomorrow {or at least later this week}, I promise to blog about something where I don't complain and also give you a freebie of my own.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Complain away! It makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one! :-) Have a great night! Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

  2. Thanks for the shout out! When my kids did the Candy Heart Math Activity I wanted to pull my hair out!! I had some kids who could not remember how to subtract 2 digits. Seriously? haha

    I agree with Valentine's being craaaazy. I love my kids but I wish it was the weekend now. :)

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  3. I'd have to say that I'm a lucky gal with Mr. Clean for a hubby as well.

    Also complaining- that is SOOO not bad. I get mine out all at school and then again on my 40 minute drive home each evening! It is not healthy to NOT vent! It also is just WAY too fun.

  4. wah-la ='s true. It is French.(Although there should be a little tilda above the A) :-) Secondly...thanks for such a great blog, I really love to ready your posts.I teach 5th grade and I still find so much to use or interpret. Thanks.