Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pajama Marathon Finished

Anyone else in denial about having to set the alarm clock.  I love my class, but 7:30 is so early for starting school!  I think I only put real clothes on about 5 days of this lovely break! 
Have you heard of the Shout Out Linky Party over at Growing Firsties?  I have wanting to link up for  a while, but well Gilmore Girls has been getting in the way.  Anyway, the party plan is to give a shout out to two inspiring bloggers.  One with more followers than me and one with less.  I think this is such a fun idea, especially because I sometimes get in a rut and finding blogs that are new to me just adds to my teacher resources.  So without further ado, here are my two shout outs. 
Blogger with more followers than me:
First Grade Wow
Every post is full of ideas that can be used immediately in your classroom.  And the freebies are amazing!  Sneaky E visited her class and I think her class had a blast.  Your can too, if you go visit and check it out.  Nancy is constantly sharing her creations for anyone who may find them helpful.  Go stop by and say hi!
Blogger with fewer followers than me: (but just barely)
Not Just Child's Play Challenging Young Minds
Every post is about letting kids challenge their learning.  My class is older than hers, but every time she posts I have found ways to adapt lessons for stretching my own learners.  I so look forward to what her kiddos have been up to!  One of my favorites was when she had her students think about abook character and then decide what that character would choose as a Halloween costume.  Go stop by and say hi!

Who would you give a shout out to?  Give some love and link up with Growing Firsties.  I am off to figure out my plans for the week...before the premiere of Downton Abbey this evening!

Happy Sunday,


  1. Excellent picks, sweet Laurie! Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love both of the blogs you mentioned! Oh and I also love yours! ;P

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. I'm dreading having to put on real clothes tomorrow! Ugh!! I love those blogs, too. I'm excited to link up later this week!
    Owl Things First

  4. Great pics! They're both awesome blogs.
    Today is my first one back and I only got fours sleep last night :( hope your start was better!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  5. Here I am catching up on your blog and wanting to check out the blogs you are recommending and there's mine!!!! :) Thank you so much for highlighting it! You completely made my day!


  6. I am your newest follower via the Shout Out Linky... I am going to have to check out Not Just Child's Play. They both sound like great blogs.

    Lovely Literacy & More

  7. Haha! Gilmore girls! I love this linky party idea and I'm heading over. I'm your newest follower, too! :)