Spring brings things that make me sing

Blossoms and animal babies.
Longer and warmer days.
Plus, let’s get real…. it’s time to start the countdown to SUMMER!
There is an energy that spring brings, and it makes me sing!
That’s what this science-y song is about! 

Just click the picture and it will have you singing for days!

I am reading some non-fiction spring books this week and working on a 
“Facts” bulletin board with my little loves.  OK, the first book is not non-fiction, but at least my first graders will know that the bears do wake up!

Then we are going to brainstorm our spring facts and write. We are also going to work on our math facts to 10 and 20. If you want to work on spring facts too, well then, join me using this freebie!  I made spring inspired polka dot board letters for you if you want to create a bulletin board too.
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I used the freebie above and some dollar bin wrapping paper to make a darling bulletin board.
Wrapping Paper Bulltein Board


I hope you had a fabulous Easter. I know we did… even though our kid-o woke up before the Easter Bunny arrived! 

I KNOW!  There Goes Easter!

He wakes up at 6:25 every day! Rain or shine, Saturdays, holidays, spring forward, fall back, 6:25.  We have to wake him up on Christmas morning for Pete’s sake. The kid does not deviate from his schedule. EVER.  Today he woke up at 5ish!  Whaaaaat?  Are you kidding?  The hubs and I are quick thinkers.  My hubby “hopped to it” literally.  He moved his bunny butt faster than lightening! I noticed that it was still dark out, so I helped the kinderbear go potty and took him back to bed and began convincing him that it is the middle of the night. There was some singing and 30 minutes of back rubbing until he went back to sleep.  I kind of went back to sleep with him, until he grabbed me {scarring me to DEATH}! He began to mumble about the bad dream the JUST had. He had been asleep 55 seconds?!?!  So now my heart is pounding and in bounds the Easter Bunny/ Daddy to “wake us up”.  

If you want to read an LOL post, you have got to read my husband’s take on the whole thing.   Seriously, the man has got a way with words! Click {here}.


  1. Hey girl, I follow all the blogs as Suzy Q. Great giveaway...fingers crossed!

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  2. I follow all of the blogs as Kristi Neill. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. I follow them all as Amy Crow!

  4. I follow all the blogs as lizpolston. Thanks for the blog hop!

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  5. Hey Katie!

    I follow all of the blogs as Andrea Kornfeind. This is such a fun giveaway. I'm looking forward to the future Life as Friends giveaways!

  6. I follow all of the blogs as Janine. This is a great way to start April! Thanks for all you do.


  7. You are so full of love & smiles! You always warm my heart!! Linking up with you is such a pleasure & honor!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  8. Following all the blogs- graciegirl
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  9. Following everyone:) ~ thanks for a great giveaway!

    ~Sara Bowling

  10. I follow all of the blogs!

  11. I follow all! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

  12. I follow all the blogs!

    Thanks for the freebie!

    Blooming In First

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  13. Hey Lady! I follow all y'all!
    Hilary Gard
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  15. Oh my goodness Katie... can I just tell you how much I love the graphics for your giveaway! They are so simple and adorable!


  16. Hi Katie! I follow all the blogs! Awesome giveaway girl!

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  17. Following everyone now. So many great blogs and products. Love your blog!

  18. I follow all the blogs. Fun giveaway.
    First Class Teacher

  19. Hey girl, I follow all the blogs!

    Daina Roberts

  20. Thanks Katie for the opportunity to win! I'm a follower of all of the blogs (new to some of them).

    Donna W.

  21. I follow you! Thanks for great ideas and an awesome giveaway!

  22. I follow all of the blogs as Melinda Chase! LOVE this giveaway! What a great idea! :)


  23. I followed all the blogs (and your husband's blog-- I had to read about Easter from his perspective too!) The best is listening to kids discuss Easter and try to figure out why the Easter bunny does different things at different houses!

    One of my students proclaimed, "He must ask our parents what our traditions are! I wonder if they write letters to each other."

    So precious :)



  24. I follow all the blogs and your husband's too. He does have a way with words...very funny!
    Angie Henry

  25. I follow all the blogs (thompsonr574). I love how this type of giveaway introduces me to so many great new blogs- thank you for that!!


  26. I follow all of you as Lisa Banavich. Thanks for the cute freebie and the opportunity to win such a great giveaway :)

  27. Following all. Teachr Mama. Would love to win this give-away. Will be teaching a Transitional K/Kindergarten split next year, and need lots of good ideas!!

  28. I follow all blogs as susanlulu. Thanks.

  29. This is such a FUN giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers...I would LOVE to win your amazing ecology unit! I'm following everyone's blogs under Melissa Johnson and my email is

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Jungle Learners


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