Furry Friends and a Freebie!

Sandy, over at, Soaring Through Second, is hosting a Linky Party and Giveaway!!!

Soaring Through Second

That's Yardley. He's always smiling. He was trained to be a companion dog. He got to the intense training and became too protective so we got him back. We love him so much!

This is Rosie. She LOVES to run and play. She "herds" the chickens. She was rescued from Kentucky. When we got her she was almost 5 weeks, about 5 pounds, and covered and filled with everything you can imagine. Since she can run 10 miles with me and then want to play fetch tells you that she turned out just fine.

They both have taught me that you have to have fun, you have to be loyal, and it doesn't matter how many times you try something, keep trying.

My Freebie is a fun dice game that we play constantly in our classroom. It gets them writing and using their math skills at the same time. This one is for number words.

Roll and Record Number Words 1-12
Click on the picture to go to my TPT site and download.

I used Graphics From the Pond images. 
How cute are they?!?!?!?!?

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Your dogs make me want one desperately. I just don't think I'm home enough to be kind to a dog. I used to raise labs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Is that what you did with yours?

    First in Maine

    1. We did something similar to that. Yardley would have been a companion dog to someone in a wheelchair. He worked so hard! It was difficult to bring him in for intense training but it was harder to get the call that he failed. :( We are thinking about doing it again soon.
      Beth Ann

  2. Yardley and Rosie are beyond adorable! Thanks for sharing your cuties! (And your freebie!)

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. Pretty Furry Friends and thanks for the freebie.
    I also teach first.
    Stop by my blog sometime, too.


  4. OMG, how cute is Yardley! He looks like someone just told him a great joke!

    Thanks for the freebie!

    Strive to Sparkle

  5. I saw Yardley's photo on the Linky Party page and just had to click. He looks just like the lab I had growing up :). On a mildly related note, I really like your blog . . . thanks for sharing your ideas!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  6. Your dogs look so sweet! Thanks for the freebie. It looks fun!
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  7. Hi Beth Ann!!! Yardley and Rosie are absolutely gorgeous!!! I can tell they've brought you lots and lots of smiles!!! :) Thank you for sharing them!!!

  8. I LOVE your dogs. They're beautiful! Isn't it great having a doggie running companion? Max and I did 18k yesterday and he was still playing with his golden retriever friend at the end of it!
    Thanks for the freebie :)

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

    1. Wow, you are really getting those miles (or kilometers :) up there! My favorite runs have been with Rosie.

  9. Hi Beth Ann! Your Yardley really pulled at my heart strings. We had a yellow lab named Cady that we had to put down when she was 14. (on my son's 13th birthday). Oh my gosh we were sooo broken hearted. Cried and cried for months. After a year we got a new puppy who is now 6 years old. I joined the linky party and posted about her on my blog . . .she. is. so. spoiled.
    Fun for First
    The Robin’s Nest


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