Friday, May 31, 2013

Classroom Pictures

Hey all!  When Mobile Me switched to iCloud I forgot that that is where all of my classroom pictures are!!  EEEK!  And now I can't figure out how to change the  link.... sooooo... for now here is a link to a page that I created for my classroom pictures and if anyone can help me redirect that link at the top I would be very thankful!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013


It has been waaaaaaay to long since I have posted. Life got in the way and that's pretty much it. This school year has overwhelming to say the least... With the introduction of common core AND a new new teacher evaluation tool. Woohoo! Big fun!!! ;)

So, I wanted to share a peek into our Readers Workshop time! I am using Kim Adsit and Michelle Scannell's Units and they are fantastic!!!!!! The lessons are laid out perfectly and the activities are fantastic!! I love their style and it fits me to a T!!! Here are some pictures of the fun!!

Anchor Charts!!

Flip book to help teach about patterns!

Fun interactive activities!  These helped us to retell a story using a growing pattern!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Behavior Logs DONE :)

O.K - the rest of the Behavior Logs are all done for the rest of the year!  I hope you can use them!! :)  
Click on the picture below to download.  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Can't live without them...

Have you ever had something one year and then didn't for a little bit the next year and thought "I can't live without that!!!!" ? That is exactly how I feel about my Carpet Bags!!! I LOVE THEM and wonder how I did without them for so long????? Kim Adsit introduced me to these gems in a blog post she did last year. You can find that post here:
I'm posting from my phone so I hope that link works - copy and paste if it won't let you click. ;)

I hemmed and hawed about them for a few months but finally decided to jump on board and haven't looked back since. Last year I found my bags in the Target Dollar Spot and they were great!!! But by the end of the year they were falling apart and I knew they were not going to last another year - so I let the kids take them home and decided I would find new ones this summer. Well, summer started and then it ended and I never got around to finding new ones so when school started I did not have them and it has been horrible!!!!!!! ;( We are now about to start our 3rd week of school and I am happy to say that I have finally found what might be the perfect bag. ;)

My friend and coworker Anne actually found them at my favorite store - Hobby Lobby!!!! They are the right size and they are made of canvas so hopefully they will last more then one year. They were 30% off also which made them even better!!!! My bags last year were made of vinyl/ plastic so I could cut numbers out of my self adhesive vinyl and slap them on and we were good to go. Since my new bags are canvas, numbering these suckers posed a problem. I didn't want to wait or pay for them to be embroidered and my vinyl numbers were not going to stick so I did what I do best..... I snooped around Hobby Lobby while I was there and found some ADORABLE iron on numbers!! Problem solved!!!!

So this afternoon when I got home from church I put my iron to work!!!! ;)
How cute are these?????????

I hope they hold up as long as I think they will!!!!!!

Thanks Kim!!!!!!

Is there something you have found that you can't live without???

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Behavior Log August - December

So, I got half of the year finished before the crazy back to school season started.  I will finish the rest of the year once things die down a little over here.  Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I hope you can use them and I'm sorry it took so long!! :)
Click below.  :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Classroom Rules....Again

I have had some requests for a more diverse version of my rules.  You know what they say...You ask and you shall receive.  :)

Click HERE!!

I am halfway through my behavior calendars!  I will post them as soon as they are finished. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Monthly Behavior Log

Sigh....One more precious week till I HAVE to be back in the little red school house.  Of course I will be spending some time there during this week but somehow it is different when I go on my own accord then when I am required to be there.  I hope to have everything set up by the end of the week and I will take some pics to share when I am all done.  
In these last few weeks of freedom I have been thinking about changing my monthly behavior calendar.  I wanted to share my rough draft and take any suggestions so that it will be as useful for me and you before I make the rest of them!  

My intention is to write the weeks in that first column before making copies for the kids.  Then each day mark the color they ended and any behavior codes if needed.

What do we think?  How could I make it better??