Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Happy Tuesday everyone! What're you up to today? I'm reclining with my foot up after my laser surgery treatment yesterday. Doctor's orders, 48 hours of elevation to help the healing process! I was able to get a few pictures of the laser equipment that is used during my treatments.

Here are the oh-so-stylish safety glasses! I wore a pair and so did the doctor, to protect our eyes from the laser beam.

This is the laser machine. I know it's blurry, sorry about that, but if you look behind the machine you'll see the laser wand. It is connected to the machine and is what the doctor waves over my ankle. First on the outside until it gets too hot, then moves to the top until that gets too hot, and then on to the inside, and when that gets too hot goes back to the outside of my ankle. It's not a long process, no more than ten minutes. Yes it does burn, but when it gets uncomfortably hot the doctor moves the laser to the next spot.  The whole laser process actually is not that bad at all.

Did I tell you that I've been working on a new activity?? I've been working on it steadily for a few days, and it feels good to be making things again!  I've been able to just about catch up on leaving feedback on TPT items I've purchased and have been commenting away on the freebies I've downloaded....since August 2014. That free download column is going to take me a while to conquer, but I am steadily working on climbing that mountain!

Anyway, I've been working on a packet of match activities with a panda bear theme. I'm trying to create activities that can be placed at Math with Self or Math with Someone Centers. I wanted to include enough where teacher's could get a solid month's worth of activities. I was thinking 5 activities would last a month, but then I got to thinking maybe it needed to have the same amount of Math with Self and Math with Someone activities.

What do you think would be best? How many activities do you think should be in a packet to last all month long? Should there be an equal amount of activities that students can complete on their own as there are activities where they can play with a friend? Leave me your honest opinion, and you could win a free copy of this packet when it's finished! <I'm not finished yet.> Does having the Common Core State Standards on the front of the cover help? What would you like to know about it before you bought it?

1) Follow my blog by clicking on the pink Bloglovin' button underneath the 'Follow Along' heading on the right hand side of my blog.
2) Then, leave a comment below that answers one or more of the questions above. Don't forget to include your email in case you are chosen as a winner! Thank you so much for your help, I can't wait for your feedback! :-)

   I'll have the contest up until Friday, May 22! Make sure to pay attention to my Facebook page and blog on that day when I announce the winners! If you win, you'll get the packet of activities as soon as it's finished and can have it in your resource files for next year!!


  1. 5 sounds good to me--I'm working on starting Daily 5 next year. As I was typing, I thought maybe 10 activities (5 of each), so I could switch out during the month. How does that sound? Plus we go through mid June, so I know I would use the activities before the end of the year. :)

    Mary Love

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! I was thinking along the same lines! We go to school through mid-June too, and I totally agree with you! I appreciate you leaving such great feedback!

    2. You're welcome! I'm glad the laser procedure wasn't too bad. I hope you are healed soon! I know it's been a long road.

    3. Thank you so much! It's been rough, not being able to work or walk or take care of myself! I am definitely looking forward to being up on my own two feet again! Thank you so much for your kindness and support!

  2. I think five activities sounds right. This seems like it will be a great pack! I can't wait to see what it includes. :)

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and respond, it really means a lot!