Thursday, August 28, 2014

The First Week of School

Well we have officially been in school for 7 days now. They have been some very busy but fun days so far. I have 20 lovable kinders that I am loving getting to know better. They are really a sweet group this year.

With the start of the new school year, I have been implementing the Daily 5 into my classroom routine. If you have not heard about it, it is a structure for ELA instruction. We have been working on introducing Read to Self and building our stamina. Today we made it up to 6 minutes. I was so excited! I know that isn't long but it has taken us 5 days to get there. Here are some pictures of them doing Daily 5.




I hope your first days back have been fun (and busy!) like ours! If you do Daily 5 in your classroom, I would love to know how it is going. I am nervous implementing a new program, but I think it will be great. Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BTS 2014!

Well tomorrow is the first day of school for my sweet little kinders. I know many of them are nervous and their parents are too, but I am sure we will have a great day. This year I am doing a farm theme in my classroom. I am very proud of the way my door turned out this year. It took a lot of hard work but looks great (in my opinion!).

Also tomorrow is the big one day back to school sale on TpT. Everything in my store is 20% off so head over and pick up some things you may have had on your wishlist!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer 2014 in Review!

I can't believe that I am back at school already. I know I have been MIA this summer but I have thoroughly enjoyed spending it with my sweet & very busy baby girl! So here's a quick recap of my summer vacation 2014 in pictures.


Excited about Mommy's first day out of school for summer!

Ready to go to the zoo!
Filling up her swimming pool
Having a tea party
Helping Daddy cut the grass with her bubble mower!
Putting her toes in the ocean for the first time!
Loving the waterpark!
Needless to say we have had a very busy and super fun summer! I have enjoyed every minute with my sweet girl. She is growing so quickly but doing so many cute things! I hope you had a great summer as well.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I am loving so much this week so I thought it was the perfect time to do another What I'm Loving Wednesday post!
 
1 - Summer break! This is my first week out of school and I am loving not having to set my alarm clock.
 
2 - Spending my days with my sweet Macy! She is so sweet and BUSY now that she is walking. She loves playing in her sandbox that she got for her first birthday.
 
3 - The beautiful weather! The days are so bright and sunny and perfect to play outside with my sweet girl! We are enjoying each one so far!
 
I hope you are having a great start to summer too! Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

iPad Fun!

I previously said that I have received an iPad through Donors Choose. I am still looking for good educational apps for it so any suggestions would be appreciated. The apps that I have downloaded have been loved by my kinders. They are loving using it during small group time.

This is a sight word app where each piece of fruit has a different sight word on it. The app says a word and the kiddo has to touch the fruit with that word on it. I love it!!

This is the Storia app from Scholastic. I have some free books that I have downloaded for the kids to listen to.

If you have any other suggestions for some great apps, please let me know. Thanks a bunch!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I haven't done a What I'm Loving Wednesday in a LONG time but I just had to post one this week. I am loving a lot of things even though this is a super busy time with the end of school approaching.

1) Only 7 more school days until summer break!

2) My precious Macy's sweet face! She makes my days and nights and I just can't wait to be able to spend the entire summer with her.


3) The beautiful weather we are having! Our temps have been in the 80s and 90s and it is feeling like summer.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Best iPad Apps for Kindergarteners

I just received my new iPad from a Donors Choose grant. I am so excited but nervous since I have never used an iPad before. I am looking for free and inexpensive but very useful educational apps. Please let me know which apps you like to use in your classroom. Thanks!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Busy, busy, busy!

I know I have been MIA for a while but things have been so busy. My little family went on a cruise a couple of weeks ago which was a wonderful vacation. Macy absolutely loved being on the big boat and getting all the attention from everyone. She met all the ship's crew and made friends with all of them. She slept like a champ and I was one happy moma! We had a great time and although I know she won't remember it, we took lots of pictures. We were celebrating with my parents for their 35th anniversary.
 
 
 
I am also in the middle of planning Macy's first birthday bash. I am so excited and sad at the same time. I can't believe my baby will be one! Time has flown!!! I will post pictures of her party as soon as I can.
 
Hope this helps you understand why I have been so busy lately. Please forgive me for being such a bad blogger, but I promise to be back before the end of the school year. Only 18 more school days for us!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hoppy Easter!

Since tomorrow is Easter, I thought I would share with you some of my sweet Macy's spring/Easter pictures. She wasn't too sure about this live bunny but she sure loved having her pictures taken.





As of yesterday, I am officially on Spring Break!! I hope you all have a "hoppy" Easter tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Career Week & a Field Trip

This is Career Week at our school so we have been talking about jobs and careers all week. Today was dress-up day. I had 12 of my 21 participate which was a pretty good percentage since I don't have a lot of parent participation in this group of kinders. I had everything from ball players to teachers to doctors to a tattoo artist. He was probably the funniest since his dad is a deacon in the church and his mom is a Sunday school teacher. He was so sincere in what he wanted to be and showed up with washable tattoos all over his arms and face. He even brought tattoos to share with his classmates so they thought his career choice was great. We didn't share how real tattoos are created using a real needle!

Well tomorrow we are off to the zoo for a field trip. This will be my first time going to the zoo in probably 8 years so I am looking forward to it. The weather is supposed to be great (75 degrees and sunny) and most of the zoo is shaded so I think we will have a good time. Now hopefully the kinders behavior will be great as well!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
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