Saturday, July 25, 2015

Here We Go Again!

Well, it's that time of year again!  Although I don't feel like I've had a long summer, I am ready to get this year started.  For the first time ever, we will have a week and a half of pre-planning this year, starting today!

We are required to take everything home with us each summer so that the facilities can re-do the floors, paint, etc.  They are ROCK STARS and work so hard to get our rooms back to perfection for us!!

I am thankful that they opened the school for us on Friday, so I went and spent the ENTIRE day there, unpacking and setting up a bit.  I was a little nervous Friday morning, but by the time I left that afternoon evening, I was feeling pretty excited about what I'd already accomplished!

Like I said, we have an extended time for pre-planning, so the kiddos will come back to school on August 7.  I can't wait to meet my sweet kinder children, but am anxious to finish my room before their arrival!  I still need to figure out bulletin boards, etc. before then!

Is it therapeutic and relaxing to set up your room like it is for me?? Please tell me I'm not the only crazy one?

When do you go back to school? The children?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Little About Me...

If you haven't heard, The Kinder Tribe blog is up and running as of yesterday, and is having an AWESOME giveaway.  So, make sure you go check it out!!!

Today, I'm linking up with them for the first time to share All About This Kinder Teacher...

Please tell me you love flair pens as much as I do?? It took me FOREVER to think of a favorite kinder book...there are so many fantastic ones, but I just had to go with a classic. :)

So, what are you waiting for ?? Go link up so I can get to know you!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Giveaway's Galore!!!

I  am teaming up with some amazing teachers to help Cole from Teach Glitter Grow celebrate her new blog! We are giving one lucky follower over $100 worth of prizes and products from Teachers Pay Teachers. This will definitely help get you ready for back to school!

The giveaway runs from Sunday, July 19th through Sunday, July 26th. Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter below. Good luck! 
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Also, you've GOT to check out our new Kinder Tribe blog!!!  I am so excited to be a part of this amazing collaborative blog, and we're having a HUGE giveaway over there.  I'm talking about clip art, Tpt gift card, amazing products, subscriptions to amazing places, and more.  You've got to check out the Kinder Tribe blog, too!!!  While you're there, tell me how beautiful our blog design is.  It's just gorgeous! 


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Scoop!

This is my last week of summer vacation. Ah!! We have two weeks of pre-planning this year, and we are to report next Monday bright and early.  I really can't believe it's already here!  So, because of that, I want to keep the house clean! (Have you seen those cleaning schedules on Pinterest?? I think I'm going to do that!)  Of course, that also means doing as much relaxing as I can...but who can blame me for wanting to do school stuff??

Oh, and the thing I'm MOST excited about this week?? I'm traveling to Mississippi tomorrow to visit my friends who just had a baby!! I can't wait!!!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Rewind and Retell - Giant Measuring!

Happy Friday, friends!!!  I can't believe it's already it hard for you to keep up with what day of the week it is this summer!?  I have just about a week until I go back to school for pre-planning!

I'm so excited to be linking up for  Rewind and Retell for the first time!  Allie, from The Gypsy Teacher, had the fantastic idea to take time to rewind and share some of the activities and lessons we did this past year that we never shared on our blogs.

For Halloween this past year, our students could dress up as their favorite book characters if they had met their reading challenge goals.  Thankfully, all of my students did (yay!), so you'll see in the following pictures that I've got lots of costumes!

While my students and I were at lunch and recess, I had one of our facilities crew come in a write a secret message to my students on our white board easel.  I had given them the "giant feet" to leave with the note.  My kids were SO EXCITED to see that a giant had visited our classroom...they couldn't wait to measure and see how many "feet" some of our classroom items were. :) 

I would have taken LOTS more pictures if I had thought this would eventually have become a blog post...this was before I changed my blog from a lifestyle blog to a teaching blog. :)

After the students measured as many items as they could with our "giant feet", they shared out on the carpet.  It was such a great time!

Don't forget to go link up for Rewind and Retell!

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