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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
And the Spending begins.......
Look what I just scored on Amazon! Instead of paying $40 for ONLY the set of 26 AlphaTales books, I found a Big Book with all 26 in one, an audio CD of the stories and a Teaching Guide that includes mini versions of each book for the students to reproduce - all for $40!!
I also found these great items at Michael's! Note the 100th Day Certificates that match my Owl theme and the puzzles and sorting blocks for Learning Centers! :)
Today I've been working on my "Brain Breaks" and "Monster Stomp" activities
and I just finished making these labels!
Now, just waiting "patiently" til I can move all these
great things I'm making into my room!
~~~~ Have a great day! ~~~~
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I came up with this idea when I was reading through the Kinder TEKS and found that students had to learn Writing Conventions (tenses, nouns, descriptive words, prepositions). Because my classroom theme is owls, I found the picture below and thought it would be great to project and use for this lesson. We can describe the owl and his surroundings, talk about how he is "on the branch" and "in the tree." While I was writing the lesson, I thought it would be fun to have a class "pet" owl, since it goes along with our theme. Enter -- "Noche" the Owl! I purchased him online and can't wait for school to start so I can introduce him to his new friends! I picked his name wisely (haha!) to teach a Mini Spanish Lesson! :)
Any other fun ideas for owls or conventions? Post comments below! :)
Saturday, June 30, 2012
So, thanks to Mrs. Ewers I got to see my classroom this week! I feel such a sense of "ownership" and pride! Since then, I have been mentally arranging it and drawing a rough sketch on the page allotted in my Erin Condren lesson plan book - have I told you how much I LOVE this thing?? So here is a Smilebox collage with some Before pictures! Can't wait to have more to post for you!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Welcome to my Blog! I am very optimistic that I will be able to post weekly once school starts, but I am also going to be realistic. As a first year teacher, who knows if I'll be able to open my eyes at the end of the day, much less blog! But my promise to you is to give it my best shot! I want this to be an account of the year for two reasons: 1) It's my FIRST YEAR AS A TEACHER :D and 2) It will be a good resource for my second year as a teacher! :)
After signing my contract, I was ecstatic because also began to grow restless and anxious! What do I do now? Well, as it turns out, not much! The school is rewriting curriculum so I can't get my hands on that until it's ready and they are also rearranging classrooms so that will have to wait also! For now, I spend all day on Pinterest, filling up my SIX classroom-related boards! However, I did go from being the lonely new girl to getting in contact with two great ladies! One is the Kinder teacher I will be working alongside who has experience at the school and the other is another newbie, like me! I'm excited to have "met" (we've only chatted through FB) these ladies! :)
I also broke out my new Erin Condren Lesson Plan book and the school calendar and began filling in dates! Next I'm going to fill in the weeks' dates in the lesson plan pages! Then I'm gonna finally open "The First Days of School" book I've had for years! At some point, I have to organize all the things I've collected over...my whole life!... for my classroom and get it packed up and ready to move! Other than that, plans for the summer include subbing at the best preschool ever, helping out a friend with her three boys, and taking a couple of road trips!
Thanks for reading - stay tuned!