Holding On For Dear Life & A Freebie

I am holding on tight as this roller coaster I call my life continues to race down the track at high speeds, with no breaks. I have to start by saying thank you to all my amazing bloggy buddies. I cannot express to you how much it meant to me to log on and see the amazing support and love that you all had for me! It melted my heart and totally lifted my spirits, so thank you!! This is one of the most important reasons I started blogging, to build relationships with my fellow teachers out there who I may have never met otherwise! You are all rock stars in my eyes :)

I especially want to say thank you to one of my newest blog friends, Amanda Pauley, who is just amazing! She is so sweet and thoughtful and I am very excited that we have met one another. She is fulllll of fantastic ideas too so if you haven't checked out her blog, you must. Click HERE to go straight to her wonderful blog.

So I went in for my MRI earlier this week. Man, that is obnoxious. If you have never had one before, it is sooooo loud. Be sure to bring ear plugs if you ever need one (which I hope you don't)! Yesterday I went back in to view the results. I had to leave a few minutes early to make it on time and it sent my kids into a frenzied panic that went a little like this:

Me: Ok boys and girls, as we talked about earlier I'm going to be leaving now for the doctors, so you will be with Mrs. J next door until the bell rings in 15 minutes!
Student 1: Can we come?
Student 2: Are you going to get your cast off? Cause I think you are.
Student 3: Then you won't need your canes anymore!
Student 2: They're not canes, they are "crunches"
Student 1: What happens if you have to leave that on?
Me: Well, I may have to have a small operation to fix my leg, but that won't be today so don't worry! They are just talking to me about what they are going to do to make my leg all better.
Student 1: NOOOOOOO! I'll go talk to them! I'll say they can't do that.
Student 3: Who is going to walk us to lunch everyday?! I'LL GET SO HUNGRY!
Me: No one is going to cut off my leg, everything will be fine. I will be here Monday and walk you to lunch.
Student 1: Well that's good news, because I like your legs. They are pretty. Plus, we do get hungry.

I just love kindergarten! Sigh. They are such a funny group this year. Anywho, I got to the doctor and waited for a ridiculously long amount of time as usual. So I did what any bored teacher does with her cell phone in a waiting room: Pinterest. Found some cute stuff too! And an awesome recipe for Teryaki Salmon. Looks delish. Let me know if you've tried it.

Eventually I got back to the room and heard the awful news. I have torn all the ligaments on the inside of my knee that hold my kneecap in place. There is no way to fix it without surgery. And I am not allowed to put ANY weight on it from now until 2 weeks after the surgery. So lets say I have my surgery in a week. That means I will be on crutches for 3 more weeks!! Holy crow you guys, I am going to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger circa 1984 in Terminator - AKA buff.

I am going to have to have knee reconstructive surgery. They have to use a skin graft to reconnect the torn ligaments. Yuk. Hopefully it won't be as invasive or awful as it sounds and I will have a speedy recovery!

Sorry that this is like information overload. Now I'm going to move on to some lighter and more fun things in my life :)

This week  I didn't take as many pictures as usual. It was quite difficult to carry around my camera as I usually do while using crutches! We have been working on our New Year's Resolutions books all week long. My kids have done an amazing job on these. I can't wait to take some pictures and post them for you to see! I was going to take some on  Friday but completely forgot. I'll share them with you next week :)

On Monday we did a Find Someone Who activity to get back into the swing of things. I began by explaining what we were going to do to remind them when one of my littles raised her hand and said: "Ms. Bosland - we know this. You don't have to remind us. We got it." I decided to just let them go and see how they did. They were AMAZING. It's was if they are already 1st graders now. They were so independent and mature and did exactly what they were supposed to do. I was so proud :) To grab your copy of the Find Someone Who freebie, click on the picture below:

During centers, my kids played Caitlin Clabby's Winter CVC Game Freebie. They seriously loved it and it was great practice for them.
Click on the picture below to download it for free at her store:

I try to work on at least one poem with my kids each week. I usually relate it to what we are working on. This week's poem was called "Happy New Year" and it was all about New Year's resolutions. The kids completed the poem together by filling in the missing sight words.

 Click the picture below to check it out in my TeachersPayTeachers store!

 I was so excited to be back with my kids, despite my setbacks.
I am linking up with Jennifer over at Rowdy in First Grade for her Tell Me Something Good Linky


 Something Good From School: My kids were extremely supportive this week and truly helped to make my life easier this week. I was worried about how they would respond when I went in on crutches and wondered if they would take advantage of my temporary handicap. But they were unbelievably sweet and went out of their way to help.
Something Good From Home: Because of my various appointments and things this week, I have been getting home from school earlier than usual. I haven't been moving around a lot, so I have been working on things I can do in one place. I watched more TV, read some books, and enjoyed having a bit of time for myself. I tend to focus on school almost 100% of the time and it was nice to be forced to relax. I have also reached 107 followers in my TPT store, which is such an amazing personal accomplishment for me!

Thank you again to all my lovelies out there! Hope your first week back was a blast!


  1. Wandered over here from Rowdy in First' Tell Me Something Good - and I'm glad you can find some good in the midst of what you are going through! And it's always nice when your kiddos are helpful. Are you going to be out of school for awhile, too? I hope everything goes well and you are soon back on your own two legs!

    1. Thanks Sara :) I know, they were just too sweet. Hopefully I won't have to be out for too long. They said I should be able to go start teaching again in about a week, but I will need to be on crutches for at least 2 weeks. Sheesh.

  2. Thank you for your post. I enjoyed reading about your week!

    1. Thanks Carrie :) I'm glad you stopped by!!

  3. Your kids are too sweet. This is exactly why I LOVE teaching kindergarten! Thanks for the sweet comments. I am excited to use your Find Someone Who in my classroom this week :)

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

    1. I know, it is just the best. I would never want to teach a different grade, I would miss the ridiculous conversations! I hope your littles have fun with the FSW, I'm glad you're able to use it!

  4. YIKES! Hang in there girl! Your kiddos will be so sweet to you. Give me a shout if you need anything! A friend of mine tore up her knee a few years ago trying to participate in field day. She didn't do all she should have in recovery and had to have surgery again- so do everything they tell you! And if you need a good tv show to get addicted to start watching Vampire Diaries form Season 1. It's SO GOOD! And good eye candy too! Feel better!

    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. Thank you soooo much Jennifer :) I really appreciate your support! I would hate to have had that happen at school, poor thing! That is good advice - I am definitly going to follow what they tell me, I do not want to be on crutches ever again. I am OBSESSED with Vampire Diaries. It is beyond awesome. I'm currently re-watching that and seasons 1 and 2 of Pretty Little Liars. If you haven't seen it, its a total must! Thanks again :)

  5. I am so sorry to hear the bad news about your knee, you definitely will get buff! (On a side note... go ahead and laugh... Arnold Schwarzenegger was my like my first crush when I was five... LOL!) Don't forget to wrap the tops of your crutches in towels if it gets to be too painful though, I have found that helps a lot. Thanks for the cute freebie and many prayers for your speedy recovery!

    Fun in PreK-1

    1. Thanks so much girl! Hahaha gotta love Arnold! My crush was Johnathen Taylor Thomas. What a dreamboat! Thanks for the crutches advice, I will definitely be doing that. My arms are killing me! :)

  6. I absolutely love the conversation! Your babies were so concerned. While you have your feet propped up, you can watch Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop. :)

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

    1. Thanks Dawn :) I'm planning on vegging out with lots of movies and snacks! I may just have to add Kindergarten Cop to my list!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your knee! It sounds like you are in lots of good little hands. Loved the responses from them before your doctor's appointment. Moments like those are what drive us to do what we do every day no matter the circumstances.


    1. Thanks so much Erin! I appreciate your kind words! I know, aren't the littles just the best?

  8. Khrys, I am almost in tears reading this. I AM SO SORRY that this is happening. I will send your knee positive healing energy. :)If we lived closer, I'd bring you dinner.

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

    1. You are just the SWEETEST! Thank you bunches, I hope your positive energy works!! I wish we lived closer, I could really use a home cooked meal these days :) thanks again!