Monday, January 14, 2013

Tell Me Something Good

I'm linking up with Rowdy in First Grade for Tell Me Something Good.  Since my Five for Friday wasn't as positive and happy as I would have liked, I want another chance to be positive this week!

Something good from school:  I started talking about Dr. King today with my kiddos, since I always feel so rushed to get everything in and never do everything I want to do!  So we began doing the timeline report from Falling Into First's Martin Luther King unit.  I love the idea of the timeline so they can get an idea of what a timeline is.  I considered using one in my classroom this year but I am so not together.  So this is their introduction to timelines.  She suggested using it as a book, but I liked the idea of having the students see the timeline all unfolded.  So we spent some time taping them today.  YIKES.  I knew it would be bad, but YIKES.  It started out pretty horrible, but my kids are awesome, and so they were able to figure it out.  I only had to really help a few of them, and I walked around helping out a handful of others.  So now we've got our timelines ready to begin recording some facts about Dr. King's life!  I'm just thankful that nobody ended up with masking tape in their hair or anything! :-)  I was a little worried.  We're going to do the timeline over the next few days and probably the big words activities as well.  There are some really good activities in this unit!  (And I promise, she has no idea who I am, so I wasn't paid to say that or anything!)

I sure hope Stephanie Stewart doesn't mind that I shared the cover from her unit.  I'm just so excited to use it!

Something good from home:  I woke up this morning pretty much cussing over what I thought was the garbage man.  I wasn't sure why in the world they needed to be so darn noisy!  Then the noise stopped, I  woke up and got ready for work.  Around the time I leave for work, I heard more noises out front, so I looked outside and saw a big truck outside of my house.  I was seriously confused.  I looked out front, and saw roofing materials on the front walkway.  So I walked outside (with wet hair and no shoes or socks!) and asked if they were planning on leaving it there (because it will seriously get stolen).  He told me they were doing my roof today.  WHAT?!  They told me they were doing it this week, but he said Tuesday or Wednesday, not Monday, so I totally wasn't expecting them!  Oops.  So we talked for a minute before I absolutely had to leave for work, and he said he would email me after lunch to let me know what is going on.  I got the email, and apparently there was only 50 feet of bad wood on my house (which apparently isn't a lot for a 1220 sq. ft. house that is 113 years old!  Many older homes have a lot more.  So that was a plus!)  They replaced the wood, and finished the house today.  I can't wait to see my new roof!  I chose a darker-ish grey color, which is a far cry from the white-ish roof I had before!  They are also doing my garage, and my dog's doghouse! :-)  I only expected that they were going to leave me some leftover materials or stuff they had pulled off my house, but apparently they're going to put an actual roof on her little doghouse outside, which should help protect it from the weather and keep my Molly girl warm.  So, yeah, that was a pleasant surprise this morning!  (Plus, when I get a picture, I'll have something for Five for Friday!  Yay!)

I always need to take care of my girl!  And when a roofer is willing to do so too, they're definitely at the top of my list! :-)

This is Molly and my awesome sock monkey, Max, cuddling on the "extra bed" I have for guests.  I now have a cool headboard on it, and a nice new duvet cover and shams.  Amazing what that little bit of stuff can do for a room!  Maybe someday I'll post a picture!

So those are my "something good!"  I'm going to link up with Rowdy in First Grade!


  1. Yay for a new roof! What a great contractor. I love when people providing a service go above and beyond. I'm starting MLK studies tomorrow. I still haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do. Several ideas, but I haven't found exactly what I'm wanting... or too much of what I'm wanting for only a couple of days. I like to fly by the seat of my pants!

    1. I really appreciate the above and beyond, and her little doghouse looks better and is a little more weather resistant! Gotta love it! I can fly by the seat of my pants, but I find I get more done if I don't! So we've been working on the timeline yesterday and today, and the kids are so excited about it, they can't wait to take them home and share them with their families! I tend to have the same problem of finding too much to do for a couple of days, which is why I decided to devote the whole week to him. The kids are loving it!

      Thanks for visiting my little blog! And thanks for commenting! Nice to know somebody is reading my thoughts!

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. New roof?! Ugh! At least it wasn't as much of your roof as you originally thought AND they put a roof on your fur baby's house. That's so sweet!

    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. Well the insurance company paid for it so it wasn't me who dropped $7,000 on the roof for the house and garage! I may have to foot the bill for the wood, but it's much less than the roof! I thought it was sweet that they gave her a roof too! I just asked them if they could leave a few shingles, but they did it for me! :-) I agree- so sweet! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!