If you follow me on Twitter (@MyShowAmanda), then you've already seen a bit of this.
1) What is it with toddlers and hiding things in shoes? I went to go for a run one day and found this little puppy up in the toes. In my head I imagined her maniacal laughter as she put it in, picturing my scream when I quickly shoved me feet in as I always do.
2) I love, love, love buying books for my classroom, but I hate spending a ton of money on it. My students love how I always have great, relevent books, but man can the cost add up. Over vacation I hit up the bookstore with gift cards in hand. Since my students know I love buying them books, I often get gift cards to book stores for Christmas/ End of the year gifts. Between my educator's discount and gift cards; I walked out with $50 of books for free. Can't beat free. Or the excitement in the classroom when I introduce the new books and they're quickly snatched up by kids looking for something new to read.