Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Two Years....Really? Break Time Is Over!

Wow!  Has it really been two years since I've blogged here?  How does time slip away so quickly?  My goal is to to blog regularly through the year, so we shall see how that goes.  I will strive to do my best!

So...I'm going into my nineteenth year in the public school system, with this being the third year for me in fourth grade.  I adored third grade....guess that's why I stayed fifteen years before switching grades.  I taught second grade two years, but I was ready to move up then.  With a fourth grade position available, luckily I snagged it!  I'm excited to see what this year in fourth grade has to offer!

As summer comes to a close (I start back in two days, students in nine...) I have begun to gear up for the upcoming year....you know...visiting all my favorite websites, shopping at the teacher store, looking for deals, and of course clothes shopping!  lol

So, for my first blog here in two years, I thought I'd just share some of my favorite things for preparing for back to school...so grab a drink and let's get started...

I have been frequenting ProTeacher since 1998!  It is an amazing place to be to get new ideas, make friendships, ask questions, vent and much, more!  Check it out ::HERE:: if you've never visited!  Be sure to sign up...it's FREE!

Ok...so this one is my new found favorite!  
This site is for both teachers and students!  There are tons of resources, games, songs, books, lesson plans, and more for lots of reading strategies.  You can be sure I'll be putting this site to good use!

These are some of my favorite apps to use with my students.  I especially love Google Classroom!  If you have access, you must check it out if you haven't already!

What a FUN way to review, practice, or assess what you've taught!  The kids love it, and they can sign in anonymously!

So what sites or apps are your frequenting as a new school year approaches?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

That Time Again...

Not only is it already AUGUST but I've already been back in school two weeks!!!
So this is what I am doing... CURRENTLY...

Listening:  to Titanic...for the hundredth time...I love this movie!
Loving:  It's the weekend!
Thinking:  Summer came and went too fast!!!
Wanting:  I get to see my grandgirl next weekend!  Yay!  I miss her so much!!!
Needing:  I need to finish up my lesson plans for our first full week of school for students.
{I have to say that I love planbook.com!!!}

My 1st day was July 21.
Students' first day was July 29.

So what are you currently doing?  I can't wait to find out!
Be sure to check over at Farley's to see what everyone else is doing!
New School Year Blessings,

Monday, July 21, 2014

Boxes. Boxes. EVERYWHERE!

So, at the end of the year, I found out that I would be moving to fourth grade for the 2014-2015 school year.  Since I had just had my car accident...I had to have others help me move to my new room...

Today, we began inservice...and I walked into....
And THIS!!!
I was so ahead of the game for this year....planning a CiRcUs theme for my second graders...
made purchases, printed posters, banners, nameplates...etc.  
THEN I found out about the move to fourth grade....
I racked my brain all summer on my new fourth grade theme...
thinking Circus might be a bit immature for them...but I couldn't make up my mind...
But tonight...I think I have it...
My new class theme will be Hollywood/Movies...  I've already started finding a ton of stuff!  We have all day Wednesday and Thursday in our classrooms...NO meetings...Yay!  I can't wait to get started on my new fourth grade classroom!

Well...what theme are YOU using this year???

Back To School Blessings,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I'm Back....

From where you ask...

From a car accident...to losing our beloved furbaby, Maggie Bleu...I've been out of sorts for a bit.  There have been good times though, and I cherish them more than ever!
Now I'm back...and SO happy to announce that I will be teaching 4th grade this coming year...and only teaching Reading/L.A. and Social Studies...JUST MY FAVS!!!!
So...I'll be stalking more fourth grade blogs but will not forget all of my other blog reads, as you all have such wonderful, creative ideas!
I have two weeks left of summer vacation...Yeah, you read that right...2 weeks left!  Inservice begins on July 21 and students come back July 29.  I'm excited about my new 4th grade team...will miss my 2nd grade team terribly...and look forward to what the new school year holds.
I'll be back to blogging regularly soon...I've truly missed it!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!!!
I'd love to hear when you go back to school!

Many Blessings,

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Currently

Here we are...in the third month of 2014 already...and time for another Currently!  Since this is my second post for the day {ooops}...I'll get right to mine...
Listening:  Impractical Jokers...I know it isn't a secret how I feel about these guys!  The reruns are as funny as the first time they air...love them!
Loving:  My Spray Tan...the first one I have ever gotten.  I wanted to try it out before our spring vacay just to see what it would look like.  I'm very pleased!  I can't wait for my next one...because it will mean it is vacation time!!!
Thinking:  Evaluation this week...yup...gotta love having these again even after teaching 17 years!  NOT!  lol
Wanting:  Spring Break to HURRY UP!  Only TWO more WEEKS!!!
Needing:  Spark!!!  I haven't drank any today, and I'm needing a caffeine fix!  lol
??????:  We get to make up our own answers...here's mine...Cinderella, Splash Mountain, Family...Can you guess what they have to do with???  Leave me your guess in a comment!
Thanks again, Farley for hosting this for us!
I'm off to do some blog visits!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

We've all grown up with the wonderfully, whimsical characters of Dr. Seuss.  What smiles and laughter he has given to children, of all ages, over the years...and his books just keeping giving...and will continue to give!
Thank you Theodor ~Seuss~ Geisel
Happy 110th Birthday!
We are celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America this week.  I've got my hat ready!  I'll post pictures of each day's events!  I can't wait!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

❤ Feel The Love ❤

Hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day!
My kiddos had the best time creating and celebrating the ❤❤❤!
Our story this week was The Valentine Bears.
I created a cute packet for this sweet story by Eve Bunting.

Our Valentine week was cut short with TWO snow days...which no one seemed to mind!  :)
But we did have to spend a lot of time on Valentine's Day doing some necessary crafting that we missed out on those two days.  
Thankfully, we had already taken all the pictures for our parent/grandparent valentine!
So all we had left was to assemble them!
They turned out SO cute!!!
We also made Valentine mail bags for our valentines...
We used hearts to create...
the CUTEST designs for them!

...the afternoon away!

Then...Mrs. Wrinn went home to her Valentine to celebrate her 27th wedding anniversary!

Hope you enjoyed some time with your sweet students and you special valentine!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

❆ ❈ ❆ Got Snow? ❉ ❈ ❆

Or better yet... Got a Snow Day?
WE DID!  In fact...we got TWO!!!
That is very rare for us to get out for snow...and two days in a row??!!

Actually...today we were suppose to get up to four inches...and we got NOTHING!!!  But school had already been cancelled....in the afternoon, it started to snow...HUGE flakes but it was too warm to stick.  Then it rained after that.  This evening...the snow finally started again and began to stick!  Yippee!  And we got the call that we were cancelled tomorrow!  Yippee!

The only thing is...we were going to finish our Valentine Photo project so they would be ready on Valentine's Day.  We'll be a little pressed for time on Friday...with our party...but we can let something else go in the morning to get them done.  They are too cute not to finish!

So....now on to the present things at hand...
♬ ❇♪❆♫  "Do you want to build a snowman?"   ♬❉♪❄♫

Stay warm and safe!
Snowy, Winter Blessings,
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