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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.