Adventures with Mrs. Key

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Read Across America Week and a St. Patrick's Day Freebie

Where is this year going? I thought it just started, and here it is already March. 
We had a blast last week as we celebrated the love of reading and Dr. Seuss' birthday during Read Across America Week. Most of my students participated all week. Pure greatness. I love participation. 

Thanks to a parent, I had the cutest door. She did most of the work. She's so awesome! I taught her daughter last year, and she still helps me this year. We adopted each other. 

*Monday was crazy hat day. I'm so sad that I forgot to take pictures. One of my students wore a huge hockey puck hat. She was too stinkin' cute!

*On Tuesday, we wore red and white. I went to an AMSTI Training, so I wasn't at school. Boo for missing the fun, but it was a great meeting. I learned more about Common Core Math. 

*Wednesday was foxiest sock day. We walked around in the classroom with no shoes. My kiddos thought that was the greatest thing ever. 

*On Thursday, we wore our grinchiest green. The little fella standing beside me even sprayed his hair green. I should have thought of that. 

*Friday was dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Two of my Cat in the Hat kids painted their whole face white. They were all very adorable. 

+My girls and I...look how cute they are as Cindy Lou Who. I didn't know the secret of getting their hair to stand up higher until I got to school. I used construction paper and put cardboard inside of it. It was standing up a little bit before we left home. By the time we made it to school, it was barely standing up anymore. 

Here's the freebie St. Patrick's Day Vocabulary Cards I made. 
You can grab them on 

I'm off to enjoy a movie with my family in the comfort of my jammies. 
Enjoy your weekend! :)


  1. Love the door! Isn't it great to have parents who you can count on to help with anything?!

    Your week of activities looks like so much fun. Everyone looks like they are having a blast! :)


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  2. Absolutely love all of it! You are all adorable! What is the secret to Cindy Lou Who hair??

    1. One girl had a plastic cup and one had a Gatorade bottle to hold it up. I had a "Why didn't I think of that?" moment!