New Friends (Freebie!)

I received a new student on Thursday and will be getting another one on Monday! That brings my student count to 19! So nice compared to our kindergarten classes that have 26 each this year! Neither one of the new students are from our district, which always makes assessing them a bit harder - this week I'll have to do individual Literacy 1st assessments for each of them and give our Title I math benchmark to the entire class. Since we had a water day on Friday and I went home sick on Thursday I am already a bit behind and it's only the second week of the new year!

I was going to spend this weekend filing and cutting and laminating. Instead I read several blogs that talked about all the goodies at Target right now so I took a little day trip yesterday to our nearest Target (over an hour away) only to find tons of Valentine's Day stuff but nothing for the 100th Day of School :( This morning I got up and had to head to Oklahoma City (almost 2 hours away) to pick up the newest members of our family: Lola and Max:

They are 7 month old beagle pups - brother and sister. Their previous owners were splitting up and each worked too many hours to care for them solo. I saw their ad on craigslist yesterday and coincidentally my husband has been dying for a beagle pup so he could have a hunting companion *(I feel the need to clarify that my husband hunts a lot, he just never catches anything. Ever. In fact, if we had to rely on him to hunt for our sustenance we'd starve to death within a week! Even with going out hunting for several hours each weekend, studying up on the latest methods, buying every gizmo out there etc, he still never has any luck. I'm secretly grateful because a) I love animals and b) I'm not cleaning or eating anything that didn't come from a grocery store! Thank goodness he doesn't read my blog or he might be upset lol!) Anyways they are adorable pups, already potty trained (woohoo!) fixed (another woohoo!) and they get along great with the kids! I'm sure there will be some adjustments to be made, but we are very happy to have added them to our  family!

Hmm, I was already behind before, now I've wasted practically the whole weekend on shopping and puppies. I'm going to predict that I'm going to have to get caught up next weekend ~ provided of course that real life doesn't  derail that plan!


In honor of our new pups, and to give me an excuse to put off the filing for just a bit longer, I made this Valentine Puppy Addition game . I hope you enjoy it and please leave me a message if you do - it really makes my day to read your comments!
Valentine’s Day Puppy Addition

I have to give a shout out to Kimberly at First In Maine. She's a new blogger, but I'm really enjoying her writing! She's having a giveaway that ends tonight, so make sure you go check her out - she deserves way more than the 49 followers that she has right now!

And, since I'm talking giveaways, makes sure to check out Color Me Kinder's giveaway that ends on the 10th! Who couldn't use a $10 TPT gift card?!

13 Rustle Up A Response!:

kimbersk said... Reply to comment

So cute!!! Thanks for the freebie, I can't wait to use it with my kiddos!

Kimberly

Meredith said... Reply to comment

Your new pups are SOOOO cute! More puppy pics please! Good luck with your new students! I just got a new kindergartener last week, and even though she is super sweet, it is taking forever to teach her all of our routines...makes you realize just how much you've taught by January!
Keen on Kindergarten

Kimberly said... Reply to comment

Thank you so much. I feel like crying, it's so nice. So jealous of your pups. They are way cute!

Kimberley @ 1st in Maine

Kelley Cirrito said... Reply to comment

I lost a student on Friday. I am actually very sad about it because I had her brother last year. I really enjoyed them and I will definitely miss their family!

Holly said... Reply to comment

Oh my goodness - your pups are adorable and so lucky to have been adopted into your family. Thanks for the freebie, cute as always!!!!!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Ms. Rachel said... Reply to comment

So cute! (the puppy's and freebies)

My local Target is an hour away too!

I got a new student on Tuesday!

We've got lots in common this week!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said... Reply to comment

Thank you!! ( I have got to get to Target!!)
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Kinder Kiddo said... Reply to comment

I LOVE puppies. Although, I just got a Great Pyrenees pup who is 31 pounds at 12 weeks old, and stubborn. She starts puppy Kindergarten on Wednesday! Have a great week!!

Terri said... Reply to comment

Hi Jennifer,
You might just want to check out my blog because I announced the winners of my 500 Facebook Followers giveaway and you just might be a winner! (hint... You are!!!!)
Cheers,
Terri
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.com

Edana said... Reply to comment

My co-worker received a new student yesterday...and the sweet girl barely speaks English so we'll be doing assessments right along with you.

You pups are adorable!!!

oh, and thanks for posting about my giveaway...GOOD LUCK, winner announced on the 10th.

Tricia said... Reply to comment

Your new babies are adorable. Congratulations.

Tricia
Queen with Class

Crayons and Curls said... Reply to comment

Love those puppies (the real ones and your addition freebie!) So adorable! Thanks for sharing your addition puppies! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Heather's Heart said... Reply to comment

Your fur babies are so cute! I love the *freebie* too! Scribd is blocked at my school so I cannot see A LOT and forget sometimes when I get home what blogs I needed to stop by again!

You are a sweetie! =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

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