Monday, April 3, 2017

#2 pencils

Got this idea from a friend who posted a picture! I think they are perfect #2 testing pencils! Haha! Sending as a gift to the upper grades.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Penguin Books

Placed a few of my favorite penguin books on display in the reading center this week. 
You know we all Love Tacky the Penguin!
We will be making penguin puppets, painting polka dot penguins, building pattern block penguins,  researching penguins on a penguin symbaloo and even drawing a penguin of our very own!

Happy New Year

For December Sparkles the Elf came to our room, so we opened  the "SPARKLES" cookies and cocoa shop in our kitchen center! It was so super cute, we painted the window,  got starbucks cups and everything. ..but i can't find a picture at the moment😕

Soooo here are a couple pics of the happy new year popsicle party. Of course my own cute boys pop in the pics to jazz it up a bit for you,  lol!  I got the cutest little popsicles for free buy saving up the scholastic book order points. They are number matching. Then the party hats were only $1.40 at Dollar General!  Throw in the cash register with play money and the kids are so excited!

13 going on 1

This year I began  my 13th year of 1st in Kingergarten

I spent the last 12 years in 1st grade (1 year in 2nd) and Wowee Zowee!
A semester in kindergarten has been a whole new experience!

First I will say my top 3 shockers
1. I had no idea that moving 1 grade level younger would be so much different (afterall, 2nd grade was not that different of a transition from 1st)
Being in school all day for a year makes a big difference! Never occurred to me as a first grade teacher.
2. I had no idea that kindergarteners were full of fumny & cuteness.  I mean even just their tinier adorable voices and some still round baby bellies! I'm serious. I.cant.even. 😍
3. So much learning really is their "first" (*sigh).
tiny little fairytales.... growing a little bigger in each magical moment.

I am very thankful for Cara Carroll's and DeeDee Wills' tpt stores and their blogs and to many many others who share daily on blogs,  instagram, twitter  and Facebook!  This teacher is forever grateful.  My first year in kinder would be so much harder without so many other amazing teachers out there to learn from!

Monday, June 10, 2013

What Scanner? Do you have one you like?

Do you know of an easy good scanner to use? I was thinking about how messy my classroom seems and how I want to clean it up! I had an idea. I get so overwhelmed with all the papers I get and the filing. I am a terrible filer. I hate it and I also can't decide where to put it half of the time. I do much better when I can just have it digital save it. Then I can type in the name of the document anytime and find it. I think It will like it much better if I could just scan everything in and hardly have any filing cabinets or clutter. I am ready to digitize my classroom. Anyone else doing this? what do you use?

Sunday, January 6, 2013


So tomorrow I go back to school after a long winter break! We are going to spend just a bit of time on New Year's resolutions and then dive right into one of my favorite units...Penguins!! Today at Reasors, when I was grocery shopping, I saw the cutest giant stuffed penguin ever! It was bigger than my firsties. SAD though!! The cute thing was $200!! I really really want it! :( Oh well. So I have some cute art projects that I will post later.We are collecting a bunch of milk cartons to make an igloo too! I have some great books to read and some cute little penguin clips form youtube that I will be showing. Here are the links I will be using.... SCAMPER BABY PENGUIN BEING TICKLED! PET PENGUIN IN JAPAN BABY PENGUINS FIRST STEPS PENGUIN NOISE DISNEY PENGUIN CARTOON DISNEY PECULIAR PENGUINS CARTOON PEEPING PENGUINS PENGUIN ON ICEBERG TACKY THE PENGUIN BOOK

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tea party! Not school related

I hosted tea party baby shower for my sister in law over the weekend. I just had to show how adorable the cupcakes turned out! It was my favorite part. Thank you to the Memory Lane Tea Room and Tiny Cupcakes and Truffles!