Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I am being crafty at my other blog!

I just posted over at All That Glitters in Teaching about a fun craft I made this past week! 
I made some new tabletop caddies for my kinders next year! Hopefully I made sense with my explanation! :) 

Morgan and I will also be doing Wishlist Wednesday tomorrow! Link up with us!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You should probably be linking up with my other awesome blog...

But really....head over to All That Glitters in Teaching! Morgan and I have started a new linky party! It is called....

We want to see what you are wanting!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throwback Thursday! Writing :)

This is my first throwback Thursday post! It was actually fun to look back at all my previous posts. This post is from January 2012 when I was still teaching first grade. I always had a hard time teaching writing back then, mainly because my school could not decide on a writing curriculum, so I came up with this at my writing work station. I am going to use these with my kinders next year at my work on writing station! 

Thanks Cara for such a fun linky! 


Originally posted January 12, 2012

I don't know about all of you but I will admit....

Sometime I have a hard time with writing. 
Emphasis on time. :)

There. I said it. 

I am always reading new books and research on writing. I try different methods and approaches, but I guess I have not quite found the perfect formula! I love the writing process and that is what we use, but I think it basically comes down to TIME. Writing takes a lot of time, and with sixteen little ones all needing help at the same time makes it hard.
Well, my writing workstation had turned into....let's call it a....hot mess. I had to re-vamp it and came up with a little idea. I made a bunch of "mad libs" sheets where most of the writing is there and they fill in the details. I included five of these in my recent Chilly Creative Writing pack. I introduced the first one this week.
They will do one every two weeks, and this is the mandatory assignment they have to do and if they finish they have journal topics they can complete. Here are some pics:

Once they finish this they re-write on nice paper and draw a picture. I thought long about it and know this will be the best way for me to have my kiddos do great writing and they will finally have enough time to complete it! I am excited to see their finished product! I am really loving what they are doing so far, and I am optimistic this will eradicate the "hot mess". :)
And here is a freebie of one of these for you!

Happy {almost} Friday!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer and some blog lovin

Hello all!! If you have been following All That Glitters in Teaching on instagram then you know that I have been on vacation! 
It's not a Thomas beach trip without this nonsense.
toes in the sand :)
My little seester and I celebrating in red, white, and blue
 I keep seeing all these great posts on blogs and instagram of awesome things people are making and doing for their classroom. Well, for me that is super hard since I am not getting in my room until the WEEK before we start. :( Everything is in a garage and pods, so it makes it super hard to even wrap my head around making things since my whole classroom will be different. So I am sure I will have a ridiculous amount of posts the week before school. :)

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Hello! I'm still here!

WOW, it is finally summer! If you are wondering where I have been it is because I have been running around like a crazy woman at the end of the year. We got word in August that our school had been moved up the list for renovation. We were all excited....and then we had to start packing. EVERYTHING. I mean, down to the last item. I have filled half a garage, and packed 20 boxes for the pods in our school parking lot. If you have been through a renovation, God bless you. I feel your pain! 

Just some random snapshots...
We had field day and my goodness this was the most amazing field day I have ever seen. My kids had so much fun and so did I.....
Yep, that's me in the dunk tank. It actually was so much fun, but really cold! My kids had a blast dunking me. 

This was the last day of school....see what I mean about packing everything?! This was how we finished our memory books.

It was such an amazing school year, and now next year I can't wait to be able to do it all again in kindergarten! I also plan on being here more often, now that I know what I am doing with those 5 year olds! If you want a lot more updates, have you checked Morgan and I's instagram? Come and follow us! We post all sorts of nonsense....teaching, fashion, makeup!
Our instagram name is: allthatglittersinteaching
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Teacher Appreciation! So let's shop!

Because we all love shopping...that's why we chose teaching with HUGE salaries right? :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don't hate me!

But really...please don't! I know I am the WORST blogger ever lately. I honestly have no idea what happened?! I am thinking it is becuase I am still (yes it is April) trying to get organized at my new school. With planning and just getting used to a kinder brain I have been a crazy lady!
It has been an exciting spring so far too! This guy moved to Dallas in March! Pretty happy. :) 
This would be our attempt at a family pic. Penny did not want to cooperate.

Classroom updates:
We had open house (may be a reason why this post is so overdue) it was awesome! Here are some pics of the things we made for it! We did some Dr. Seuss activities since we just completed an author study on him.

We started poetry this week! Y'all never thought I would teach poetry in kinder. BUT it is so great! If you are reading this and thinking....hmmm no way, get this book:
No worries too, there is one for first, second, third and fourth! Here are some poems my kiddos have already written this week!
This is my modeled poem.
"Rain fall down wear a coat jumping in puddles"
Obviously I loved this one. 

   So needless to say I have been doing things I just need to be taking pictures and writing posts! I promise, scouts honor!