Christmas Miracle in October….

As we all know Christmas is less than 7 weekends away! Santa is very busy working on toys for all the good little boys and girls. He is also printing Starbucks cards for all the teachers who are not found on the naughty list.
Santa took a break from all this hard work to hop on his sleigh and visit my house this Halloween week. He had found a puppy who needed a home. Santa needed a really good boy. He needed a boy with a kind heart and gentle hands. He checked his list and found my son. He left us a green box, surrounded with fake glittering snow. Atop the box was a big red bow. We found the box when we went outside to plug in the Mickey Blow Up.
So my little guy opens the lid, finds this little baby, and a handwritten card from Santa himself!
Santa writes cards too. Who knew!!! Sometimes Santa needs to explain things like why on Earth he is visiting so early! It was magical. The card, the box, the puppy, my son… magic.  But if you want to read this story through a set of truly magical eyes… read my husband’s blog post {here}.
 Writing Pad Dad
Grab a tissue, because there is nothing like a father talking about his child to bring a tear to your eye!
IMG_5480 Welcome Zero!
Now speaking of Christmas and the list of naughty and nice kids, I have a confession to make. I am on the naughty list. {insert the sound of weeping} I forget to take my attendance… often… At least 1 time a week my school secretary calls me and says Mrs. Knight, please take your attendance. Now in my very feeble defense I usually forget on Fridays when I have 5 mommies in my room to help students master their sight words. They arrive in force and I both love it and allow it to panic me. My eyes glaze over and in my fear over forgetting their names, I forget to take attendance. Feeble excuse, I know. Anyway, my new admin is disgusted with how many of us forget to take our attendance and now HE CALLS US and tells us to take our attendance!!!!!!!!!!!  I am officially on the naughty list and I want off ! Santa gets me Starbucks cards!!!!!! I need back on that good list, but just in case I don’t get back on this good list maybe I can win one from my hubby’s blog {here}. Oh wait I can’t win my hubby’s giveaway!!! Well, I love you and want you to win. So it does not matter if you are on the good list or not, go enter to win a tasty treat and enjoy the Christmas cups because they are back!!!
It’s time for currently again and I love it!!!!!!! Farley is just the best, cute as a button, and a genius!!! Next month we all get to design the Currently and her momma will pick the winner. Now that is FUN!!!! My Currently is very self explanatory, but this pinning part needs a little attending to! I am going to make these and bring them to Thanksgiving!!!! Yummy and fun!
So simple too!!!!
Apple Pie Fries
Click {here} for the recipe and {here} to follow me on Pinterest!

Super Fun Pinner who pins more than just teacher stuff
I don’t just do teacher pins… Does Pinterest ever feel like a big curriculum commercial??? I feel that way, so I go out of my way to search out other fabulousness!!!
Link back up with the Fabulous Farley {here}


  1. How cute is that puppy??? And I LOVE that Santa visited early - too sweet :)
    As for attendance, I'm right there with you. Our principal put a fish bowl in the office,and if you are late doing attendance, your names goes in the bowl. Whenever a time arises that he needs a volunteer & no one steps up, he pulls a name from "the bowl". Yikes!!! Happy Fall !:)

    First Grade Fairytales

    1. Eeeek! I'd find a way to automatically program my attendance to be taken at your school!

    2. LOL!! That is the most brilliant idea (but at the same time scary if it's you!!)

  2. Oh my goodness that puppy is too much cuteness! I want Santa to bring me one too!! I love how Santa wrote the note to your son and the whole thing. Love it ALL!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  3. Those apple fritters look yummy! I don't just post curriculum stuff on Pinterest either. I want my followers to know that I do have a life outside of school. Thanks for the wonderful idea of making fritters. They do look simple!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  4. For real? Apple Pie Fries! Can't wait to try them. I really hope you get back on the good list. Sometimes I forget to take attendance when everyone is here. Oops!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  5. Katie!! Your pup looks exactly like my lil' Chloe. Not sure if you've ever had a shih-tzu before, but they can be pretty easy to potty train, or a total pain in the u know what! I had mine in a pen with a potty pad, and when I caught her going on it, I praise praise praised her. She loved that, and was potty pad trained really fast. We didn't have a yard at the time, so potty pads were all she knew. Now I have a small patio with artificial turf, and she mostly goes on that. I still keep a potty pad in the house for her, as she still uses that if I'm gone.

    Cutest dogs ever, and they totally know it. Lovey doveys, cuddle-bugs, helpless little cuties. Have fun with your little one! Best dogs ever!

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  6. I, too, am on the naughty list at school for exactly the same reason! And I hate that call from the office manager! Oh, well! Another thing to keep me humble. Love your puppy post! Too cute!

  7. Time to 'hire' an attendance helper. Find the kid who is constantly pointing out things like forgetting to change the date and have him/her tell you every day it is time to take attendance. You could even 'pay' him or her (on Fridays, naturally, since that is the day you often forget).

    Since we don't get treats often, my students love to earn a Smartie. Not a pack. One. Not. Even. Kidding.

  8. LOVE the idea of apple pie fries! I'm definitely gonna have to try those out this season! :)

    Sailing into Second

  9. oh my gosh your little Zero looks like my Merriweather... so so so cute!!! thanks so much for liking up

  10. Zero is a lucky boy! I am sure Santa got some extra point for bringing such special present ahead of time.
    My Second Sense


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