Friday, December 18, 2015

5 for Friday- WINTER BREAK!

Happy Friday! I survived the last week before Christmas Break!! BARELY! I am linking up with 5 for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share a few things that we did this past week! 

I am exhausted! But it was all worth it! This week is usually one of the most fun with my students. I love watching their little faces light up from different things in my classroom! 

We read the Grinch and did lots of different activities with it. Character Traits, Character Changes, Adjectives. They had so much. So I figured I would surprise them with some Grinch Cookies! Look at how adorable they look! They tasted yummy and were very easy to make too! Which was a double bonus! 

I figured Sparkie Red our elf could deliver them to us! 

Sparkie Red was up to no good all week and my students loved it! They walked in every day so excited to see what he was up to! I had them write in an Elf Journal every day  about what he was doing. It helped us practice days of the week, writing the date, and writing simple sentences. 

Look at these pretty flowers my fellow coworker made for me! Aren't they lovely! She said this is how she destresses! I wish I was this talented! 

 These are the Christmas ornaments my students made for their parents! They used their finger prints for the reindeer head, and one for the body of the snowmen. This was the simplest parent gift and my students loved making them. They took such pride in them and then they got to wrap them themselves. I will just say that my 1st graders are not the best wrappers but it was the cutest thing watching them do it. Do you let your students wrap their own gifts? 

 So 1 look at my table! I made table clothes on my students tables  with butcher paper. I am not sure who loved them or them! I take full credit on these....Apples and ABCs posted it on Instagram because someone decorated their staff lounge with these and I just had to do them in my room. 

We decorated cupcakes at our Christmas party! They really enjoyed this! They all looked completely different and I loved them! We put them in cups and wrapped them up for them to take home! 

I hope everyone made it through their last week and last day! Now it is time to enjoy the holidays with our families and relax! Happy Holidays everyone! 

Friday, September 4, 2015

5 for Friday! 2 Weeks into the School Year!

HAPPY FRIDAY! And the end of week 2 for me! I have been so busy the past month that I have  had no time to blog! The first 2 weeks of school have been crazy busy! The weekend before school started I was in San Diego for a kickball tournament, got back Sunday night and started school Monday! Then the next weekend my parents and best friend were in town! I have had NO time to breath! 

I am linking up for a late night of 5 for Friday! With Ms. Doodle Bugs Teaching! 

Meet the Teachers! Well 1st off, let me start with that I am at a new school this year! And I was so nervous for meet the teachers! I didn't know any of my students and worse I wouldn't have any students coming back to see me. I had taught at the same school for the past 9 years so I was a part of the community. So meet the teacher night before school started was nervous! I only had 5 students come see me! I thought that was going to be a bad sign of the students I was getting. 

Anyways this is what each students desk looked like at meet the teacher! OH OH OH BUT wait I forget to tell you something! Meet the teacher didn't get to be in my classroom that I had spent so much time working was in a random empty trailer. Why? You ask....because the AC was broke it my trailer and my room was 110 degrees!!!! IT WAS HORRIBLE! I was so discouraged that night. I might have had a break down after it was all over. I cried in the car on the way back to my house and thought, maybe I made the wrong choice changing schools. :( 

This is me on the 1st day of school. We don't get dressed up on the 1st day of school. We all wear our school shirts so parents and teachers know who the teachers are. This was kind of nice, not having to worry about what to wear. That is BIG Ben. He is one of the turtles who live in our school atrium. I love them!  

The 1st week of school went very smoothly. Considering meet the teachers night had me questioning a lot! My students are amazing! I have 14 students! Only 5 girls! We did the Save Fred Activity, The Toothpaste Activity and Building Towers. Anyone else do these?! My students really enjoyed working together on all of these. It was so much fun watching them and listening to them. They are really good synergizing going on! I am also trying to get better at using the 7 Habits terminology.  

We worked on short a word families. My students did a sort of gallery walk. They wrote down words that belonged in the correct word families. I knew some of my students wouldn't be able to come up with ones other then the one I had. I encouraged them to rewrite one that was already on the paper. This still gave all my students a chance to participate and still had them practicing the words in that word family. 

 I always like my number 5 to be something kind of funny. I saw this ecard and thought it was a good one! I hope everyone had a lovely week and had a chance to relax a bit with a nice glass of vino. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

5 for Friday- Week 2 of Summer Vaca!

Happyy Friday from Ohio! I have had a busy busy week! I feel like summer is flying by! Anyone else? It's time for 5 for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

This is from the other day when I was driving in Vegas. I thought the sun rays were so pretty! Just a great picture with the palm tree too.

Oh Target dollar section how I love you! Anyone else see these guys at their target, and snag them up? My students are going to be so excited to use these next year!

LateNight Trips to Walmart--So there is a pigeon problem! They built a nest on the neighbors roof and  they use Michael's backyard as they toilet. It is a bit funny watching him open the door and try to scare them away. He throws ice cubes at them and they run away as soon as he opens the curtains. So the next step is getting rid of the nest! Poor Peggy the Pigeon! Yes I named her Peggy! Anyways....we stopped at Walmart to pick up a water gun to shoot the nest away. I tell ya! 

Me sitting in the airport waiting for my delayed flight to Ohio, watching Jurassic World. My flight was delayed over 2 hours. So I had to entertain myself. Once we finally got on the plane they held us another hour! It took forever to leave! Then I slept the whole flight! I heart the red eye for that reason! 

OHIO! I made it! Sitting in my parents  backyard just enjoying the green and the flowers and the humidity!  VERY sticky! I'd take the 108 dry heat in Vegas any day but today...I was OK just relaxing in the outdoors. 

JACKPOT! I hit up a garage sale with my mom on the way back from the airport and they had TONS of puff balls! PERFECT for my puffy guys! I was pumped!! All those for $5!  

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Monday Made It

Hello Hello! Happy Monday! It's time for Monday Made It! I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday! 

What says summer more then Watermelons! I did some painting on burlap! I traced and cut them out then painted. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them but I wanted to make something fun! I used most of them to create a cute little string to hang from my shelf above my couch. I saved one and I am thinking I am going to use it on a wreath. Stay tuned for that next week!

I also created these this week. I realized I don't have color posters up in my classroom at all. So I figured I would create some simple ones to hang by my writing center and word wall. Check them out they are FREE in my store!

I also updated this in my store this week! I created these one right when I first started making things for teachers pay teachers and trust me it NEEDED an update! Check it is perfect for practice R-Controlled words!

So last up....Have any of you heard of Prezi?? Well I am taking an online class about technology in the classroom and one of my assignments was to create a presentation using this site. 
This was the one I made really fast to just try it out. But I am loving the program. No lie check it out and let me know what you think!