Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Another Pinterest Project

I've done a horrible job at blogging. But I wanted to share my new project. I did not come up with the idea, I found it on Pinterest. I bought a foam board to create the frame. Then I bought wood letters and painted them and glued them on with hot glue. SUPER EASY PROJECT! Once again I did not come up with the idea, it was borrowed from a fellow teacher on Pinterest.

Monday, March 26, 2012


I'm praying for and thinking about all the 4th and 5th grade teachers this week. I am super glad I teach 1st grade right now. My 1st group of students are now in 4th grade. Where has the time gone? Last year I wrote each of them a note for the 3rd grade TAKS test. Now I have 2 previous groups of students testing and I decided writing notes to all of them would take a while. I decided to give them a little treat to wish them luck. Here is what I came up with.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm Back... At least for now

WOW!!!! It's been so long since I have blogged. I feel like this year has been extremely busy. Last semester was my research class for my masters so that's what I did all last semester. 40 pages later and an A in the class (super proud of myself) I am done with research. I will graduate in December and I am beyond excited.

I have 24 precious darlings in my class right now. They just keep coming and no one ever seems to leave so here we are with 24.

We have our field trip tomorrow to the Museum of Nature and Science (The Science Place at Fair Park for all you Dallas people). I thought I would make a little something to give the 9 brave parents who are going with us tomorrow. I don't know if they know what they've gotten themselves into. I looked on Pinterest (I've almost been obsessed for a year now) and I couldn't find anything I absolutely loved. So I decided to create my own. I used Microsoft Word to create the border and font. Then I used a stamp from Stampin' Up (my mom is a distributor) and this is what I came up with. I am pretty impressed with myself because my mom and sister got all the crafty genes in our family.

All prayers for the field trip will be accepted and appreciated! LOL

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

HELP.... I need somebody

Sing along with me

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, HELP.

I met with my Action Research class tonight for my masters. I am overwhelmed to say the least! I am looking for an idea of something to research. Please let me know of something you use in your class that you absolutely love. Some ideas I have are CAFE for guided reading, Words Their Way and Interactive Math Notebooks.

PLEASE give me some ideas. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I Can't Take Credit

So I survived the first 3 days of school. Every year I forget how young the students are at the beginning of the year! Here are some pictures of my classroom. I cannot take credit for most of the things. I looked a blogs and pinterest all summer and that's where my ideas came from. I moved into my BRAND NEW classroom over Spring Break. The fun part was this summer when I got to spend time getting my room ready. Thanks to all you out there who inspired the great ideas in my classroom! I appreciate everyones wonderful ideas!

My birthday chart

Classroom Library

Guided Reading Table

View from the door

Word Wall and Reading Strategies

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Under "Kid"struction

Our school is in the process of adding on/renovating the old part of the building. By next summer our school will be BRAND NEW. They gutted the old part of the building and it's looking fantastic. I think the best part of the new building is being able to staple in the walls. I am so used to hot glueing everything.

Since all the construction is going on, our theme this year is Under "Kid'struction. I've been brainstorming ideas and here are a few things I've found.

Cone hats for the first day.

Caution/Kid Zone tape

Candy wrappers

What's your theme this year and what do you plan on doing?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daily 5

Ok I need your help. What is Daily 5? I keep seeing it on EVERYONES blogs and I am clueless. My school doesn't do Daily 5 and I want to know more about it! Thanks