March Madness

The last few days have been the craziest whirlwind of excitement, emotions, dreaming, and exhaustion.   This time of year seems to always go that way for me.  Between my kiddos, SST meetings, report cards, spring fever, creating, etc., etc., etc., one minute I find myself feeling like a hyperactive six year old and the next I feel like a moody, tired teenager.  Just ask my teammates although in my defense, I rarely lose my temper.  

Anyway, in the middle of all of this craziness, I have had a few pretty neat things happen.  First of all, my kiddos and I FINALLY got to our St. Patrick's Day rotations.  I put out all of the tasks around the rooms and set them loose.  They loved the fact that they had partners and that I let them move to the next task when they finished one.  We still need to do it one more day so they can finish, but so far - so good.

My other neat moment happened today.  I got out of a meeting and had a text from a friend to call her.  Well, she was talking to someone about Easter and they were discussing an art project.  She said that she could paint, but couldn't draw, so she said she had an idea.  Yep, this is where you insert me into the conversation.  So, my friend called me and I am going to get the opportunity to paint a piano.  My heart is beating extra beats I'm so excited!  I noticed a painted piano at church a few weeks ago and it immediately went on my Bucket List.  Seriously!  Who wouldn't want to paint a piano? I know to most people that sounds a little crazy, but I am extremely excited!  Just so you have an idea of what a painted piano looks like, I'm including a few pictures I found online.  There's a site called where you can see tons of them.  The theme for the piano I'm supposed to paint is "Rescue" so I'm doing something to go with that.  Some people go to the gym to relax.  For me, hand me a pencil or a paintbrush and the tension immediately releases.
Alright, those are just two immediate things I thought I'd share with you.  I'm sure over the next few weeks I'll be sharing more.  If I thought I needed 36 hour days before, I definitely need them now.  Isn't it funny how right when you think you have everything figured out, God adds another layer to the scheme of things?  As one of my sweet boys would say, "Welcome to my world!"

Oh, and I'd love to say, "I almost forgot!" but yeah, I didn't.  One of my sweet friends was needing some two-digit addition and subtraction sheets that focused on adding tens, so guess what I have?  Yep... Volume 3 of the Easter Printables.  I know it's a little overkill, but I skipped making Easter stuff and we have testing in a few weeks, so I figured I'd mix up a batch of worksheets with Easter and standards.  Hope you enjoy!

Have a great night!


  1. These Easter printables are outstanding. Thank you so much for sharing. They will make next week a lot easier - I teach grade three/four but I have some students working at different levels. You have just made it easier to have Easter themed activities at everyone's level.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  2. Can't wait to see your painted piano! Sounds so cool!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  3. These are perfect! We are just finishing up our 2 digit addition and subtraction unit.

    1. Hey, there's a small typo on the subtraction one - it's says to find the sum instead of difference. :)

  4. These were great! My kiddos loved all of them 1, 2, and 3. Thank you so much. I am your newest follower.
    First Grade A to Z

  5. I can't wait to see pics of the piano! Thanks for the GOODIES....HOPPY SUNDAY! HAHAHA Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks