Friday, March 7, 2014
Happy Friday night love bugs! Today was my last day until we return from Spring Break! I'm so excited to do some serious rest and relaxation. I will miss my Firsties but I will definitely enjoy the break. I'm sure they will as well. Most Friday's we have something called, "Free Time Friday," or some call it, "Fun Friday" the last few minutes of the day. One of the choices my Firsties are allowed to do, is free draw. Well today I had a few cuties re-creating our anchor charts on our wall. (I should get them for copyright infringement) lol This just melted my heart when I saw this. I had to take some photos. They know Miss May is all about a "fancy" anchor chart. I had to share this cuteness. Makes my heart super happy. Well loves I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend!! Tootles!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Mercy! I am pooped!! It has been a busy, fun, crazy week! Next week is spring break!!! Can a teacher get an AMEN?!! Tonight was Open House at my school (and yes it's in the spring and growing up yes, I remember having it in the fall) anyway, we have it during this time every year and we roll with it. I had a very good turn out. It's always a pleasure to see parents come and be involved in their child's education. It really melts my heart. I told my sweet Firsties that this was their chance to show off our room and all their fabulous work. I told them I wasn't going to explain anything to parents, because they were the star not me. = ) They were so eager to show off their awesomeness. Well I took a few photos of what I did for Open House.
On Monday we celebrated Dr. Seuss and his birthday (which was March 2). I simply LOVE Dr. Seuss books and my Firsties do to. Dr. Seuss was a true believer in people believing in themselves and being happy with who they are. I often talk to my kiddos about how important it is to be happy with who they are and not trying to be someone else. I found this awesome idea and I knew I had to do it. So each of my kiddos wrote why they were who they were. Here's my example, "I am who I am because I get to teach some of the smartest Firsties in the whole world." This was a huge success. It built confidence, made them feel good, and it made our classroom even cuter. They were a hit tonight.
So as I was stalking Pinterest I saw this cuteness and it was a FREEBIE!!!!!!!!!!! Booyah!!!! I love when this happens. This scavenger hunt template was created by Teacher Chick from 3 Teacher Chicks. I was so excited because it was editable and it had Melonheadz graphics! #winning I wrote a note to each of my Firsties letting them know that I was happy they came to Open House. They also earned 5 Bulldog Bucks if they came as well. Nothing wrong with a little motivation right? = )
So I brought this idea to my team and they all said, "YES!" Each Firstie received a medium size pizza box and inside we put lots of great work. One of my team mates thought of this awesome slogan. A Slice of My Day! Super Cute! Another hit tonight.
This is another display I put up. All week we've been learning about Texas and we did the cutest boot activity. The title says, "These Boots Were Made For Learning. "
Here's a close up of this cuteness. Not sure where this came from, but if you know please comment to me and let me know. I would love to give credit where credit is due. = )
My last photo for tonight. I'm on team delirious right now. This is how I had each table tonight. It was a big success! Spring break I'm so ready for you. Have a blessed evening love bugs.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Happy Monday evening love bugs! Today went by SUPER DUPER fast. I can't believe spring break is next week. WHOO HOO!!! I just wanted to send some kind words to you all tonight before I head to bed. I'm very big on positive quotes and words of wisdom. The give me strength and to be honest anything pertaining to God in a positive way brings me strength. I have lots of fun stuff to share later in the week. Wishing you all a beautiful night.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Wow!! Right now WOW is all I can say. I have received so much love about me leaving Instagram and people missing my inspiring quotes. Well just because I left Instagram doesn't mean the inspiration has to stop. So tonight I leave with you with a couple of thoughts tonight. Wishing you all an A M A Z I N G week!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Hi love bugs! I just wanted to stop in and say that I'm having a sale in my TPT store this Thursday and Friday. So please go into your TPT account leave feedback on items you've purchased and start cashing in. I have some great products in my store that were created from the heart that I know you and your students would enjoy. Congratulations, Teachers Pay Teachers for being 3 million strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, I wanted to leave you all with a quote. DON'T EVER GIVE UP YOU WERE...
Monday, February 24, 2014
I can't believe I'm even typing this right now. Yes, I have left Instagram and it was a hard to say goodbye. Instagram was a great way to meet AWESOME teachers, see creative ideas, as well as post awesome ideas of my own. It was so much easier to just post a pic and #boom I was done. However, I had this feeling for a few weeks to let Instagram go. I asked my brother for his thoughts, and we discussed it. Then I would just talk to God about it. This social media site was becoming a HUGE addiction for me. The likes, comments, replies, direct messages, tags, etc was becoming to be my life and that wasn't a good feeling. I noticed I wasn't writing in my prayer journal, or taking the time to read my Bible. I was too invested into my IG account. This is when I knew I needed to make some changes. I'm definitely not knocking anyone on IG it's a great networking site. However, I want to just focus on teaching, my blog, and tpt store. I just want to take the time to say THANK YOU to all my fabulous followers. It was so much fun and I've connected with some really FABULOUS people on there. I was often told that I inspired many people I will do my VERY BEST to do the same here on my blog. I just wanted to share some of the overwhelming love that flooded my feed. Made my heart happy. THANK YOU IG it's been a great ride. On to the next chapter.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
My, My, My TPT has been good to me and I'm VERY THANKFUL! I've been a creating machine lately and I love it! I wanted to share with you some of my latest creations. Like a lot of you, I'm HUGE fan of Melonheadz Illustrating. My Firsties call them "THE CUTE PEOPLE." I LOVE IT! A lot of my TPT creations are created with her clip art. Can you say OBSESSED?! LOL So I wanted to share with you a few of my goodies that you might want to check out! If your interested in any of my products just click on the picture and it will lead you to that item.
Greater Than, Less Than, Or Equal to 50
This math game is great for centers during the month of love (February my birthday month). Each student must sort each equation onto the correct mat. They may also record their work on a recording sheet that comes with this as well.
Who doesn't love cute calendar cards? I simply adore them. When they're cute it makes me happy. I have an adorable set available to you as well in my store.
I was inspired to create this game over the holiday break. My nephew wanted to play his new game of every 20 minutes. He's pretty good to I must say so myself. I plan to use these during the month of February. In my classroom I have groups of 5. I will have each table play a round to become familiar with it and it can be used as a Free Time Friday activity. Thank you sweet Caden. You inspired Aunt Tiffy!
I'm such a HUGE fan of the bucket filling program. I wanted to create some new fillers, because I didn't like the ones that I was using and I couldn't find that "just right" filler that met my needs. So when you can't find it, you create it! That's exactly what I did.
Math and reading have to be my most favorite subjects to teach. My Firsties LOVE, LOVE, LOVE math workshop. They love when I introduce a new math game. I try my best to keep my math tubs pretty spicy for them so they don't become bored.
So there you have it. A few new items I created and wanted to share with you! Have a blessed night and hip hip hooray the weekend is almost here. I'm in need of some serious rest.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
As I've mentioned in the past my school uses Math Investigations and have been using it for quite awhile now. We have begun measurement and I must say it's one of my favorite skills to teach. As you all know I must always begin a new concept with an anchor chart. My Firsties love our anchor charts. Last week we did lots of exploring. We discussed what measurement was and how we measure things many different ways. I had five baskets out (one on each table) with a variety of different objects inside. One day we measured these items with paperclips, another day with snap cubes, another day with color tiles. As they rotated tables I played I like to move it. This is one of my favs!! We also had conversation about what they would rather measure with and why? Along with where do you start when you measure something and why? If your following me on Instagram you've seen these and thank you so much for the love. Happy Hump Day friends!
Here's my anchor chart that I created.
As you can see we measured a variety of different things. These were some of the objects at this particular table.
We measured fish and discussed if they were keepers or not. A keeper had to be so many inches long. So my Firsties created their own keepers. This was my example for them.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. I so do appreciate it. :)