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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Accelerated Reader award and butterflies are free!

Gosh! I just couldn't stay away! Oh bother! I love blogging. . . sometimes I curse the teacher in my building who turned me on to this. . . but really, it's not her fault. . . I'm the one with an addictive personality!

So be it. . I'm here, and I'm staying!

I'll make this quick. I have a couple photos to share.

One is one of the rewards we give kids who reach high points in Accelerated Reader. They get to sit in their locker and read a book. Their picture is taken, then it goes on a bulletin board in the hallway so others can see that they've reached that level. The kids always look so cute! And once in a while we have a student who is too large to fit into their locker, and we don't want them to feel bad, so we get a ladder out and they get to sit on top of some of the lockers that aren't set into the walls. They love this!

The other photo is of butterflies that my kids make. They are supposed to color them symmetrical. . . . but that doesn't always happen. Then they paint the 3 sections of a cardboard egg carton (I know they are hard to find these days!) After attaching them to the wings, then we put on pipecleaners for their antennas. They look real cute and they are 3D.

The wing pattern is something I've had for a long time, maybe from a Frank Shafer magazine. . . . ok, now I know I'm dating myself! Most of you are going to say, "Who? Frank Who? Don't know him!!!"
Have a good night everyone! And an even better weekend as we change our clocks and get one more step closer to Spring!!! Yea!!



  1. I completely understand. Love the blogging, but is so addictive! Cute butterflies!
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  2. Hi Patti! I LOVE the butterflies! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower to your adorable blog.


  3. I have awarded you the Top Ten Blog Awards!!
    Come on over and check it out!



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