Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hello Out There...

Well, it has been a while since I have posted anything. Each year comes with new challenges and this school year I switched districts and grade levels, so I have just been so busy trying to make it that the blog (as usual) has taken a back seat. I am currently working on a 4th grade ELAR interactive journal for TpT. It is taking a while because I want to make sure that I am creating the best little mini-lessons for it. I will keep you updated and as soon as I get it finished I will post it here and link it to my TpT store.

I also have some other exciting news..I will be teaching Kinder next year! I am excited for this new journey in my career. I have a current kindergartner and a pre-kinder child, so I will be a lot closer to them and will get to see them more often. This is perfect timing because I am currently a 4th grade teacher and my oldest is in 4th. It has been a great year being able to see her all day. She will be moving to another campus for 5th grade and will be moving closer to my other two babies. :-) I trust and admire my administrators so much and of course I trust in God to take care of me so I trust that this move will be a great one!

So, now I guess as I turn my focus to Kindergarten, I will begin creating lessons for them. I am REALLY excited about that aspect of the job! I can't wait to create units that are fun and challenging (oh, and don't forget cutsie!!). 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Floral Teacher Lesson Planner

I am so excited about the newest addition to my back to school collection….my floral teacher lesson planner. I just printed it out, had it bound at Office Max, and she’s ready to use (and BEAUTIFUL, if I do say so myself). Check it out and get yours today by clicking on the picture below. Enjoy!!

                             Floral Lesson Planner pic


Monday, July 8, 2013

Freebie!! Word Wall

Hey everyone! I just wanted to drop in and share a freebie that I just made. I have to admit, I saw something similar on Pinterest, but it was one of those FRUSTRATING ones that didn’t link to ANYTHING when you clicked it.  So, I just made one pretty similar to the one that I saw. Basically what I intend to do with it is make my students a book for each 6 weeks. They will write down all of the words from the word wall and finish completing the assignment on their own to show understanding. I will probably allow them to do this during word work time or as homework. Just click on the link! Enjoy!

                                                              word wall booklet

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Whew! I’m Exhausted!

Well folks! I am officially spent! I have gone non-stop for almost 2 weeks straight. I’ve been staying up late, getting up early and planning, planning, planning for the school year! My feet are killing me from all of the standing too! I guess I got a little too comfortable sitting on my rear end this summer. What about you? Are your as tired as I am?

All week long my students have been working on a genre project for their writers notebooks and it is turning out to be a really cute project. I will share pics soon! I told them today that the best ones will be “featured” on my blog…so needless to say, they are excited!

Hope you are all managing better than I am! I am sure that in a couple of weeks I will get back into the swing of things!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Classroom Passes (restroom, etc)

So, you may have noticed that I have a thing for binder rings this year! I created these class passes and posters and decided (for my class at least) that I am going to take the full page posters, hang them from binder rings, and use clothespins on them to maintain my passes this year. I like the idea of being as germ-free as possible. What do you use for passes? I would love to hear from you! Click on the pics below to download these for a buck! Not bad, eh? :-)

Girls-Boys Rest PassesLibrary PassNurses Pass

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tiered Planning Page

This summer I took classes to get my Gifted and Talented certification through my school district. I learned a lot about differentiation and I came home refreshed and ready for the new school year. As a result, I made this Tiered Planning Page to help me out and so I decided to share it with you. Click on this link to check it out and download it for yourself. Happy Planning!


Monday, August 20, 2012

“Owl”dorable Critics Corner

My classroom last year was done up in owls…I just think they are so cute and there are so many teaching and room decorations out there these days that have owls on them…so it was easy the fall in love with them. That’s how I felt when I found these “owl”dorable owls, so I just had to make something with them. I had already decided that I want to put a Critics Corner in my classroom this year because I am going to really be asking the students to put a lot of thought in their reading this school year. What better way than to have a Critics Corner where students can leave book reviews on the books they have just read; recommending them to others by using a star rating system! Set includes 3 posters, 1 Star Rating Chart and a book review form for the students to use to fill out their critique. I am looking forward to using this in my classroom and I hope you like it too! Click on any pic below to go to the download.

Critic Corner Poster Books I Recommend PosterStar Rating Chart Poster

Hootin’ and Hollerin’!!