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

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Punch Cards

I have decided I am going to use punch cards as behavior incentives this year. I have used class dollars in the past and I wanted to try something different. Students will receive punches to reinforce desired behaviors. After their punch card is full they will have the option of treasure box, taking off shoes etc. Here are the punch card I made for my class. The link has two different sizes.

Punch Cards

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Alphabet

Thanks to Mrs. Lemons I have a new, super cute alphabet for my class. Mrs. Lemons posted these on her blog. I printed them out on card stock and laminated the cards. I am so excited to put them up when I get back to school.

10 Things About Me

Go Fourth! with Mrs. Ownes is having a Linky Party. Yes, I am getting bored this summer and have started working on things for my class. So for something to do, I'm going to join in.

1. I am in love with the Lord and live to serve him!

2. I am obsessed with my nephew. He will be 2 in October and he lives about 4 hours away :(

3. I am teaching in the same town I grew up in.

4. This summer I have become addicted to Pinterest. I love following teaching boards, as well as clothing and ideas for the house.

5. I could live off of Mexican food, especially chips and salsa.

6. I grew up watching the Dallas Cowboys with my dad and I watch every game. I also love the Texas Rangers.

7. Fireworks are on my list of top 10 favorite things.

8. I feed the homeless in downtown Dallas every Wednesday night and have meet some wonderful friends.

9. I bought a house on my own after my 1st year of teaching.

10. I love cats. I have 2 cats named Sadie and Hattie