Sunday, September 9, 2012

Praying for fall

I am so sick of summer. I am tired of 100 degree days. It is September, and somebody should tell the weather that.

On Friday, our school went to watch the parade. What parade? you ask. Our feeder pattern high school homecoming parade, which is always the first homecoming event of the district because this school is the oldest in the district; established 1927. This means it happens very early in the football season, aka the second week of school.

The problem with attending a homecoming parade in a desert in early September, even if it is at 9:00 in the morning, is that it is hot. Incredibly hot. It was around 90 degrees and continued to climb. We stood on the side of the street and the children shouted for candy.

"Candy! Candy!" they shouted at the passing cars.
"Candy! Candy!" they shouted at the passing cheerleaders.
"Candy! Candy!" they shouted at the passing horse.

Some of the time, they actually got candy. That was an adventure in itself. The candy was tossed into the crowd of children. The children dove wildly and shoved the candy into their little ziploc bags. Then they continued shouting "candy" and sweating.

After about an hour of this, one of the sticky, sweating kids told me, "I wish they would throw water instead."

Me too, kid. Me, too.

The rest of the day was pretty gross, mostly because I felt like there was a layer of dried sweat in between me and my clothing. Ew.

The next day, though, a storm blew in and it has cooled off about 20 degrees or so. It is so much nicer. I can wear jeans without feeling like I'm going to pass out. It is lovely and beautiful and I just know it isn't going to last. 

In honor of me pretending that fall has begun even though I know it hasn't, I am sharing my Fall Word Work Pack with you. I will happily email this to the first ten people to follow my facebook and comment here! The pack is appropriate for second and third grade. Includes contractions matching, word family sorting, alphabetical order, and parts of speech in a cute fall theme.

So first ten commenters, follow my facebook, include your email address, and I'll send you my fall word work pack! 
And if you miss it, you can grab it at TPT or TN.


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16 comments:

  1. I liked you! Fall will be here before we know it!

    bookskt19@yahoo.com

    :) Kaitlyn

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  2. I liked you on fb!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  3. I liked you on fb!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  4. I liked you on FB my friend. I would love to see this!

    noren.lindsay@gmail.com

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  5. Come on fall. I'm tired of the heat too. I follow on FB


    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  6. I'm ready for Fall too!!! This pack looks fabulous!!! I follow you on facebook.

    Krista
    http://stellar-students.blogspot.com

    mehrtens6@gmail.com

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  7. I am totally sick of summer, too! Let's go fall! Your packet looks terrific! I follow you all over! LOL!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  8. I'm SOOOOO ready for fall. We had a glimpse of it this weekend and today I have my windows open. It's beautiful!

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  10. I, too, am sick of the hot days. I would love a copy of your fall packet and I follow you on Facebook.

    jontaylon@yahoo.com

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  11. I am soooo jealous. It cooled off?? It was 97 degrees during calendar time on Friday (9:40 am). Sigh....

    misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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  12. ooohhh no! I am not ready for summer to end. I just took what I think is my last beach day trip of the summer. So sad. I love fall too though . . . I guess I can't have it all.

    I would love your fall packet. I follow you on facebook. :)

    secondgrademathmaniac@yahoo.com

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac: Pencil Sharpener Giveaway!

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  13. Looks like I just missed it. One of the things I miss now that I live in the south, after growing up in N.H. - Fall...changing of the leaves, cooler weather. So sad.

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  14. Newest follower:) We did your Lucky number patterns worksheet in math today:) THANK YOU!!! missthirdgrade.com

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