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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blog Hoppin'-Where Tuesday

Today was the 7th day of school. I am T.I.R.E.D.!! When will I get back in the swing of things?? Although I am exhausted, I enjoy teaching my new 19 babies. The kiddos are sweet.  They are liking our new Reading Street program. I am liking it too! :)

Where do I work?
I'm a first grade teacher at New Albany Elementary. There's 1,100 students in our prek-5th grade building.

Our school was built in 2001. I student taught the year it opened. My classroom is the same room I student taught in. Isn't that cool?? Here's a peek in my room.

My room is pretty big AND I have a bathroom in it. I've been in this room 8 years. It feels like home.
Link up here to show off your school!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Teacher Week-Who Monday
I am lovin' this link up! It's great getting to learn more about all of you! Here's a little about me...
I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Brent. We've been married 13 years.
 Our oldest son, Chance. He's 9 years old.
 Our middle son, Sam. He's 7 years old.
This is our baby, Noah. He's 9 months old.

Favorite movie: Fireproof
Favorite drink: Diet Pepsi...I'm in love with it!!
Favorite tv show: Duck Dynasty...Gotta love Uncle Si..Jack
Favorite music: Big Daddy Weave-Contemporary Christian
Favorite Football Team-Old Miss Rebels..Hotty Toddy!!
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite website: Teachers Pay Teachers..Don't we all?!?!
I love rag doll cats.

Link up here to join in on the fun!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Morning Letters Linky

I survived the first week of school! WooHoo!! By Friday, I was a little tired. No. A LOT tired! This photo is so true!

This girl right here loves her summers! But I love having a schedule even more. Did I really say that?? It's true. I function better when there's organization in my life! With all that being said, I'm glad to be back at school.

Big Time Literacy is having a Sunday morning letters linky party. Although it's 2:40pm, I'm still going to link up. It's a really cute idea! Michelle, I hope you don't mind that I'm late to the party!
Jessica blogged about this TPT sticky note freebie that goes along great with the linky. You can grab it here

My school has needed a new reading program for a few years. The district purchased Reading Street. We begin implementing it tomorrow! I'm excited! If you have any suggestions to give on how Reading Street works in your room, please let me know!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ready or not, here they come!

As I drove home today, I realized the next time I see my classroom, it will be full of new faces. I think I am ready! 
Anybody out there using Reading Street? Do you like it? Tonight, I've been looking for materials that other teachers use to enhance the curriculum.  Yep it's Friday night and I am working on school stuff.  I guess that's just what we do! :)
I printed these cute story elements from Teaching with Hope. She's very talented! Several co-workers kept saying how cute they are.  I. Love. Them! It's exactly what I needed to replace my old posters! Check it out here.

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

One more day of professional development...and a FREEBIE!

I have one more work day left to get my room completely ready for my 1st grade kiddos. Who are we kidding?? I'm pretty sure I will be at school on Saturday...possibly Sunday afternoon.  I have to admit, I am getting excited to begin school!
This year, I have been asked to have an inclusion classroom.  Although I've never done this before, I'm up for the challenge!
I made these labels to use in my classroom.  It was my first attempt at an editable project. Click on the pic if you would like to check it out.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Blog Makeover and a Sale!

My blog had a makeover today. I. Love. It!!  Why did I wait so long to redo this thing??? 

Today was my last day of summer break.  Insert tears  My school has staff development next week. I will meet my new students Tuesday night at "Meet The Teacher". I'm excited and nervous. I think I'm more excited though!!
My store is included in the back to school sale. Click on the link if you want to check out my store.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Book Talk Tuesday!

I am finally getting a blog makeover! It's a birthday present to myself!  The talented  Christi is designing it for me. I Can. Not. Wait!!
I am linking up with Mrs. Jump's Class for her Tuesday linky. This week she posted a cute activity! She's so crafty!

I have been reading The Patriarchs by Beth Moore. Before now,I have never read a book by her. It's really great! This book is a 10 week bible study. A group of ladies from my church get together once a week to talk about it. I have enjoyed it sooo much!
My little boy is reading Cam Jansen for his summer reading project.  We have not started reading this book yet.  We will definitely get started tomorrow.  Although I haven't read it yet, it looks to be really good.   Guess I shouldn't be judging a book by its cover hmmm...

I finally saw one today. A Back To School commercial.  Oh. My. Word! All I could think of was this...

 I hope all of you teachers in Vegas are having a great time!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five for Friday!
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching .  Here's my five for Friday!
My husband had to go to a conference this week, so the family tagged along! It was nice to get away for a few days.
I won Lesson Plan Diva's rug contest!! When I pulled up from our mini vacation, I saw this amazing rug on my porch! It is absolutely perfect! I can not wait to put it in my classroom!!
I am on Mrs. Fultzs list for a blog makeover. I am SO excited!!
I make a twitter and teacher notebook account for my blog.  I would love for you to follow me!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Five for Friday Summer Style

This week is our first week of summer break! Since my church had Vacation Bible School every morning, I haven't truly started my break. I look forward to sleeping late tomorrow for the first time! Well, until my six month old decides it's time for mommy to get up!
One-My little boy celebrated his 7th birthday party at the spray park. It was fun!
Two-As mentioned above, we had VBS for the children at our church. I taught 13 first grade boys. Students and teachers had fun!
Three-I requested to have our reading loft torn down since it's creaky. Honestly, last year it was "The catch all". It's bitter sweet because each year on meet the teacher night, my old students come back just to play in the reading loft. It's like a tradition. 
 Four-I am attending a LETRS training on Thursday and Friday. I have to do an online training before attending the workshop.  I heard from a coworker that the training is 20 hours! I received my registration information today so I just signed up.  Guess I better get busy!
Five-Last but not least, today is day 8 of my summer break!

Link up and tell us about your week at Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I'm linking up with Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday.
Today is #179 for us. That's right! One more day to wake up and come to school! I have had a great year but all great things must come to an end!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day and May Freebie Linky

This morning, we dedicated our baby, Noah, at church along with 14 other mothers. It was sweet! Before we walked on stage, Noah was fussy. Since he refuses to take a paci, I knew I had to take a bottle but where would I put it?? Then it hit me! I could use my husband's pocket as a baby bag. I stuffed a bib and bottle in there. You do what cha got to do! Oh well, it worked!
My boys brought me breakfast in bed. Nothing beats a pop tart and juice box made from your kiddos.

 I'm linking up with Teacher's Take Out for a May Freebie Linky.
I will share one of my springy freebies from Teachers Pay Teachers.

I have several freebies in my store so feel free to hop on over.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

What is in your cart? Linky

We have 15 days of school left! WooHoo!! The kids are ready for summer. The teachers are really ready for summer!!
I found a sweet mother's day gift to make off TPT. It is simple, cute, and cheap! The kiddos were so excited to make their mommy a present!
I'm linking up with Speech Room News to share my TPT cart with you.
End of the Year Fun-This looks great!
Chevron Labels for next year!
Last but not least, Chevron Letters. These are a freebie! I just need to download them.

I hope everyone has a GREAT Friday!!!