Monday, May 23, 2011

What a difference a day makes...

Today was our first day of post planning and I can't really believe my para and I got as much done as we did!! This is what the polka dot patch looks like now! :( so blah!!

Well- at least we will have a clean slate for next year... Hmmm... Where should we put our meeting area next year???? Oh WHO CARES!!! It's SUMMER!!!! Well almost- :) I can almost feel my toes in the sand... :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

School's Out for Summer!!!!!!!

Wow!  I can't believe I am actually saying that but yes, the children are officially out for summer... notice I said the children... we still have 2 days of post planning, a furlough day and then 5 days of staff development ahead of us... :(  so our summer really doesn't start until June 3rd.  :(  I had a wonderful year and it was hard to say good bye to my babies... but they are now 1st graders and I will welcome a new group in the fall - but not before some much needed rest!!! :)  Here are a few pics of us on during one of our last recesses... they get so excited when I turn on my camera app!! :)  Silly gooses!! :)
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HELLOOOOOOOO!!!!!!  I always forget how much of a love hate relationship I have with the ending of the school year.  Love that I get to say hello to summer and spending time with my family and hate to all the stuff (there is another word I would like to use here but I am controlling myself... :) ) that I have to do to get to the fun summer stuff!!!  I feel like I have not done a great job at posting here or on Teaching Blog Addicts but things have been so crazy around here.  I hope my fellow teachers understand!!! :)  We have 2 days left and counting...

Today was yet another busy day!!  We had our Kindergarten Celebration!  The kids sang a few songs, I presented a slide show of our year and handed out awards. It was very nice and it always makes me a little sad when it is all said and done...cause we are one step closer to saying good-bye... 

I hope your school years are wrapping up nicely and I know you are as excited as I am about the SUMMER!!!! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Field Day 2011

Phew!!!  Did it really have to be 90 degrees today????  Even with the horrible heat, my angels had a GREAT time today participating in their first field day!  My hubby(our PE teacher) did a great job coming up with games that went along with our school wide Western Theme we have had all year.  Here are a few snapshots from our day of fun in the sun!!!

Muffin's with Mom

Last Friday we celebrated Mother's Day by inviting our mom's into our classroom for Muffin's with Moms!  We had a great turn out!!  Enjoy some of the sweet snapshots I was able to capture.  :)

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After we presented our mom's with our gifts we spent some time reading from our book boxes.  The kids and mom's had a great time together!!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Insect Fun!

We have been doing some really fun things for the past couple weeks!!  So fun that I have not been a very good blogger these days.  This time of the year is always so busy...but always fun!  Here is a random post of some of our FUN!  I used Deanna Jumps Insect Unit to help guide our learning!!
Create and Graph an Insect
It is amazing how creative they can be!!
After they created their insect they had to graph the different pattern blocks they used.  I forgot to snap a pic of the response sheet... :(
Creepy or Cool
We took a poll and practiced using tally marks when we asked our friends if they thought insects were cool or creepy! :)
Insect Art
We have made some really cute insects in this unit!  Here are the Dragonflies we made.  They are having a good time flying in our room!! :)
Fact Fun
We have also been writing about the different insects we are learning about!  We created our Praying Mantis' today after we learned and wrote about them the day before!
Tomorrow we are entertaining our Mom's for a bit for Muffins with Moms!!  The kids are really excited!  I really want the moms and kids to do something together sooooo....besides eating muffins... they are going to  complete a Bubble Map about Praying Mantis' together!! :)  I created one for them to do tomorrow!  You can find it HERE! :)
I hope you have had a great Teacher Appreciation Week!  Our principal has made our week fantastic!!! ( This is a whole other post in itself!!)  I wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who bought my products over the last few days.  They are still 20% off until tomorrow!!  :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sale Extended

I don't know about anyone else but Teachers Pay Teachers was so S...L....O....W... last night. I had to just give up. :( so because of this I have extended my sale till Fri! 20% off my entire store!! :)

Happy Shopping!! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SALE - Teacher Appreciation

Ok I am a little behind but better late than never!! I just put all my products on sale for 20% off in my teachers pay teachers store!! You can get up to 40% if you use the teachers pay teacher 20% coupon code!!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!! :) I love my teacher friends!!!