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Meet and Greet 2014/2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Welcome Back students and parents!!!  I am so excited to meet all of you today.  I cannot wait to see my sweet students and their smiley faces.  We are going to have a fabulous year filled with technology rich learning and lots of fun. 

Mom and Dad, you have homework tonight!  I am going to give the kiddos a night off, so I'm sure they will enjoy watching you work while they play! :) At Meet and Greet you were given a handout.  Please complete each item on the list.  Once you are done, leave me a comment below.  If you do not have a Gmail account, then select the Anonymous link and put your name in the beginning of your post, so that I will know who you are. 

I look forward to reading your comments and email me if you have any questions.  Have fun!

Back to Work!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Can't believe I have one more day until I return to work!!  It's been a fantastic summer,  but I have to admit that I'm ready to meet my new kiddos!  I also can't wait to see my colleagues, especially my team.  After a summer of dealing with a newly diagnosed heart condition, I am ready for a routine that keeps me busy and hopefully not too stressed.  Enough blogging, going to finish my To Do list for the house and then tackle my classroom tomorrow!!  Third Grade here I come!!!

2014-2015

Friday, July 25, 2014

Spent the week, except for Thursday, working in my classroom.  Decided to get it done, or close to done, before we go on vacation so that I don't have to worry about it when I get back.  I still have a few things to do, but the  big items are done.  Love the way it's turning out.  Took down most of the polka dots and changed to burlap and chevrons.  It's not completely done, but here's what I've got done so far!  
Love the front door!  I am so proud of myself when I say that I actually made the burlap bunting.  If you know me, you know that this is a triumph!  The Welcome sign was made by a company named  Sparkled Whimsy off of Etsy.  I designed how I wanted it to look and she made it for me.  It's absolutely beautiful and made of solid wood.  You can't see them, but it came with the cutest little black wood boards to show when we are in Specials or at the computer lab, recess, or lunch.    You can see the basket of the boards on the picture two down from this one.  You should definitely check out the Sparkled Whimsy store on Etsy.  Wonderful company to work with.
Love, love, love my Welcome bunting that I MADE!!! 
Okay, so the cute picture frames at the top of this picture I actually painted myself.  I also made the rules pictures that are inside the frames.  Once again, if you know me, you know that even painting these frames is amazing!  I should also add that I made the burlap bow to go on my burlap bulletin board. 
View from front door
This bulletin board will eventually have Writing Center items on it.  Stay tuned!
Love my Ikea buckets with the cute "Lost" labels on them.
One of my Listening Centers
Check out those cute painted R E A D letters.  Recognize that paint color?
Reading and Math Word Work Area
Teacher Time table.  Love my new tabletop easel from Really Good Stuff
Class Jobs
What?  More colored picture frames!  Found these at Michaels for $1.79 each.  Couldn't pass them up.  They were marked down 70%.  Got some small ones for .39 each.  Stay tuned to see the small frames.
Student work display wall
Another student work display wall
Computer Stations with my cute Computer Rules signs

That's about it for now, but I am NOWHERE near done.  The rest will have to wait for August 18th!  On vacation until then!  :)

Still on Vacation!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Still on summer vacation!  Will post in August!  :)