Wednesday, 14 November 2012

My Favourite Time and a Pete the Cat Giveaway

Just wanted to share with you one of my favourite times of day in my class. It happens early in the morning, right after we have done the calendar, during our morning work. I keep the work in a binder and we actually do it on the carpet up front. I love this time of day cause everyone is fresh and ready to work. My kids bring their binders to the carpet and we use the binders as a "mini desk" so it's a hard surface they can use to write on and they get busy right away. I love to just watch them. They help each other and chat quietly while they work. It is a great time of day and it ends up being really easy to monitor since they are all right in front of me. I've actually just gotten to this point, it took me a long time to get there. I wish I had taken a photo when I first started showing them how to do morning work cause it did NOT look like this. That's the great thing about routines though, eventually they just purr right along on their own.

Speaking of purring....
I recently got myself a copy of this and it's really sweet. I love to love this cat. If you love him too
then you will love this Giveaway from Lisa at Growing Firsties. She is giving away a Pete the Cat plush toy, a copy of Pete the Cat and his 4 Groovy Buttons, an Amazon gift card and she will donate $$ to Hurricane Sandy relief through her Giveaway entries. It's a win-win, so head over for a chance to do just that.  Just click below and you're there.

Wherever you are, I hope you are having a great week. 


  1. Awww - thanks for the shout out, sweet, amazing Leslie!

  2. Leslie,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I thought I had come to your blog the last time I emailed you, but I must have forgot. I LOVE IT!!! It is so cute and you have some really great ideas! So of course, I am now following you (even though I thought I already was).

    Melissa :)
    First Grade Smiles

  3. Your class looks so bright and the twist on morning work....I never thought about using binders !

  4. I love how focussed your kids are. Love your pretty blue walls, too!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  5. I'm having a GiveAway.
    Please stop by.


  6. I love this! What do the children have in the bag?