Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer, summer, summerTIME!!! My last post was hanging in limbo for quite some time, and I finally saw and published it yesterday. Last year was a flurry of activity and clearly, the blog fell by the wayside. My class was great, but each night I came home, I was EXHAUSTED. But things they are a'changin'!!!

 I will be moving to 1st grade for next year. After 3 year of teaching fourth, I felt like it was the right time to make a change. I need to get things together and put up some of the ideas I used in 4th grade. Over the next few weeks- during JP's nap time- I will do just that. And then... I will begin looking for NEW ideas for my 1st Grade Classroom!! Wahooo!!! New ideas just get me all energized. I will be attending a Pathways to Reading training next week, so hopefully that will get me off on the right foot.

As always, I am accumulating more ideas than I could ever use- via Pinterest. Feel free to follow and share ideas with me!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Whelp, school is in session... things are crazy... I've been slacking. I know that my last post was AGES ago, and I have vowed to get with it. I have kicked off this year as all others with such fervor that I go home exhausted each day, and I'm ready for bed around 8:30. Geeze. I'm old. :)
  My class is lovely. I have a wonderful bunch of kiddos and parental support to boot! My grade level teachers and I are especially thankful for our parent volunteer who comes in on glorious Tuesday to do our copying... if you do not have a parent volunteer, let me suggest you get one, and FAST.