Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sigh{s} of Relief!

Oh.dear.goodness. I haven’t updated in forever! I seriously don’t know where the time went – but May had so many activities that overtook my life that it wasn’t even funny! Field trips, parent luncheons, graduation, last day, etc.

My nephew’s 1st birthday party was also this weekend – so we did some major prep work for that! I would love to be a graphic designer in my next life – there are so many different items that can be created to spruce up a party. :)

Such a cutie patootie. Love him!


I am in summer mode – but before I get there, I have to pack up my entire room. Yes. The.Entire.Room. We have to put everything away, uncover every bulletin board and stack all of our furniture in one corner. Major ugh.

I took some final pictures of my room – hopefully I can remember this post come August and it will help me with the layout.

I’m super lucky to have an amazingly large classroom. I’m also somewhat of an obsessive classroom buyer – so I continue to buy and buy so I can fill it all up!


My library. I’m not lying when I say I’m slightly obsessed with books!


Left board is what we are focusing on in reading and right side is calendar.


Our circle/rug area. Such a central part of the classroom.


My desk area and Working with Words station…don’t judge that it’s slightly messy!


I still haven’t found a perfect way to organize my skill specific activities, but these drawers have helped. Writing center is in the back of the room.


Small group area with word wall and binders for student assessments. Math corner houses all of my math manipulatives – easy for on the go access.


Free choice and recess area. Blocks, legos, etc. You know, the items that kids should be able to use in Kindergarten?!?

The picture on the right is the backside of my shelving units – it’s amazing what some butcher paper and border can add to the overall look of a classroom!

Are you finished? Almost there? Hopefully so and then we all can relax, spend time on Pinterest and get those projects going that we all have on our to-do list! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Appreciate You! $600 Worth!

Here it is bloggy friends! The day has finally arrived! Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to browse through over $600 worth of products from a variety of K-12 blogs!

Today only, I'm offering my Brain Boosters - April Edition pack free! 20 pages of ELA Review that is suitable for Kindergarten and 1st grade. The May edition is also available in my store - and my summer to-do list includes creating September - March!

Know what you do is appreciated and admired by many. :)

Check it out by clicking on the link below to go directly to the April Brain Boosters! Enjoy!

All too often our hard work goes unrecognized. We put in countless hours, cut more laminating than anyone truly knows, are copy machine ninjas because we spend so much time there, are lesson plan professionals, Pinterest fiends, etc. The list goes on and on!

Each and every one of us does it for the students in our class – and next week is a time to share our appreciation for one another! Get ready for a mega jackpot bloggy friends.


Mark your calendars for this Sunday, May 6. No seriously, go mark it now! You don’t want to miss this!

April from A Modern Teacher (who is coordinating K-2nd grade products), Adrianne from The Tutor House (who is coordinating the 7th-12th grade products) and Laura from Corkboard Connections (who is coordinating the 3rd-6th grade products) have teamed up to offer an AMAZING teacher appreciation gift.

Over 140 participants will be offering a free product that is normally available for purchase (valued from $3- $8) from their TPT store. Be sure you have an account with TPT (you don’t have to be a seller – but make sure you are registered!).

$600 worth of free products – one day only!

PK - Grade 2 - April McNair on A Modern Teacher http://www.amodernteacher.com/2012/05/teacher-appreciation-jackpot.html

Grades 3 - 6 - Laura Candler on Corkboard Connections http://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com/2012/05/teacher-appreciation-jackpot.html

Grades 7 - 12 - Adrianne Meldrum on The Tutor House http://thetutorhouse.blogspot.com/2012/05/teacher-appreciation-jackpot.html

On Sunday, get ready to blog hop to your little heart’s content! The list of awesome PreK-2 bloggers offering freebies is below!

Thank you for all you do.

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