Friday, June 27, 2014

Freebie Friday

Some of ya'll have emailed me about my line up chants that I made in the past.  I need to change the email that my blog is connected to because it is not one I check often.  So, if you have emailed me without any response I apologize.  But you can get the chants here.

I originally saw this on What the Teacher Wants Blog and changed it up a bit.  
There is also one on this blog to download.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wow...where did the time go?

So, I guess I was terrible at blogging this year.  Wanna know why?  Here's a hint:
Yep, you guessed it.  I had a baby girl.  I was super busy being a full time mom and a full time teacher.  I was lucky to have 6 weeks off with my new little one and then it was back to school.  Flash forward to now and it is SUMMER.  What comes with summer?  MORE TIME!  So, back to the blogging world I go.  I hope to do better than I did last year, but I am a mom to young kiddos, so who knows what will happen.

During the summer break, I have tons of things that I want to accomplish (for school) all the while still being a good mommy...the list is endless... 

Here's whats on the plan so far:
1.  Read this book and revamp my Daily 5 time.  I have tons of pins on pinterest I need to look through.
2.  Make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree - have been wanting to do this for years.  I finally have a carpet roll.  It's a smaller one, but that's ok. Maybe something like this:
This pic comes from Love Two Teach. I love how she made it magnetic.  Click on the picture to see her blog about it.

3.  Get my Donors choose project funded.  Click on the picture below to see my project.  It is for leveled books for our classroom library.  I don't have very many for my students to read during Read to Self time.  This project would really help out my students.  Please check it out.
Ready to Read!!
4.  Make new curtains.  This will require me breaking out my new sewing machine.  Shouldn't be too hard, right?  My curtains right now look like this:  

Not a great picture but you can see they need some revamping.  I need more color, maybe a blue and green theme.  I'll have to see what Michaels or Hobby Lobby have.

And the list could go on.  Maybe I'll say this is part one of the list.  I will try to accomplish these before I move on to other things.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stick a fork in me...I am done, maybe...

Am I done?  Is a teacher ever really done?  NOPE!  My room is complete for the most part.  Now it's lesson planning and getting things ready time.

 And there you go...that is my classroom in a few pics.  Teachers start back tomorrow and we have 7 days of inservice/training.  Our kiddos start the 27th.  I am excited and nervous to go back, but it is going to be a great year!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Classroom Day 1

So I have been to my room one day and I got quite a bit done.  Yayyy!  There is still a LONG way to go.  Thanks to my super husband for moving my furniture for me and my sweet little girl for keeping herself occupied while mommy worked.  Good thing I have tons to keep her occupied -kindergarten is full of games, toys, and fun things to play with. 
View of part of my room. - listening, writing center, and a giant chalk board that will somehow become a display of student work and display words for the writing center.

View of large group meeting area and computers to the left.  My Promethean board is front and center.

Small group table.  Still need to put up reading strategies in the back.  Shelf to the right will house my supplies, papers for the week, and the student's book boxes.

View from the door of the student tables.

Math tub location with reading center to the right and my daughter in the corner.

writing table

This is where my word wall will go.  Just needs some border and the alphabet.
So, that's my room so far.  I'll head back next week after a trip to the teacher store for border and wal-mart for some other goodies.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Check out my new cart

It was just delivered today.  I am so excited to use it in my classroom to house and organize my small group supplies.  Speaking of classroom I get to get in on Thursday.  I am so looking forward to it...but not because this time around I can't move the furniture (did I mention I was 15 wks prego) so now I have to have a clear plan of where I want everything to go or else my hubby will be moving things around all day, like I normally do.  
I haven't done much school related other than make a long list of all the things I need to get done.  
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Been missing much

Ok, ok, so it has been a LONG time since I have visited the blogging world.  This past year I started at a new school and let's just say it was like my first year teaching all over again.  So many things to make, so many new things to learn.  Things have finally calmed down a bit since summer started.  Well, ok not really...I have been running around after my 2 1/2 year old. 

So, I finally decided after a little pinteresting, blog stalking, and TPT viewing that I would get back into blogging.  So here I am!!!

I think it is finally time to face the will be starting sooner than I would like and maybe it's time to get some things done.  Oh, did I also mention that my laptop crashed...I got that back finally too!

Let the adventures begin...more to come with activities, pictures, and adventures.