Monday, August 19, 2013

All set? You bet!

Well... It's finally here! It's 4:23..AM and I'm wide awake wondering if there is anything I've forgotten for the first day of school. Do any of you do that?? I get so anxious/antsy the night/morning before...not in a bad way of course. I just get so excited! I thought I would post some pictures of my classroom since it may not look the same after today! I hope everyone else has a fabulous first day!!
I saw something like this on Pinterest and went with it. Hopefully I can keep it up all year. 
My cubbies. At the top are all kinds of inspirational quotes I found on Pinterest. I was going to put them around the door frame but it made the door way too busy. 
My best of friends Mrs. Mosley and my classroom all ready for the first day. 
Love my rocking chair. 
Love this hanging helper sign 
View from my teacher table
Play dough is always great for the first day. It keeps the kids entertained while their new friends trickle in. 
The kids will choose a basket (1 dot basket when they finish math centers and 2 dot basket when they finish literacy). The baskets typically have two choices (games). 
My writing center. I'll take a more detailed picture later. So excited about it!!
I'm also excited about the white work boxes. My hope is to put differentiated work in each drawer for kids. 

Love my treehouse. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ending the Hiatus...

     Wow... Sorry about the very very long hiatus from the blogworld!

     I have been really really bogged down with grad school, but good news...I'm officially finished!  In a few short days/weeks I will be certified to teach ESL!  However, I still plan to stay in the classroom.  I'm just hoping my new degree will help me better teach all of my k-friends!  Other than grad school, I've just been trying to keep up.

     This past year has been a whirlwind.  I made lots of new friends, stood by while one of my best friends got married, and joined a new church.  I forgot what it felt like to really be involved and have a church family and I LOVE it!  I've been working with 5th & 6th graders...totally out of my element, but I love it!

     I hope everyone has had a great summer.  Though I have had a lot of schoolwork, I did get to enjoy a week at the beach with my family.  We got our class lists today, and I am super excited!  I know several of my new friends and can't wait to get them all together!!  If any of you are like me, you are probably gearing up for the school year and praying away for all those new little faces.  I wish all of you luck this year!

  Hopefully more blogs to come...