Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tally Mark Freebie Poster!

Hello there!  Happy weekend!  I finally slept in and I feel great!  Almost time for A's soccer game, but I couldn't help but put this poster together.  I thought that you might enjoy it.  would ask if you'd leave some feedback.

Just edited to add that I made a second page that has the numbers 6-10.  

Friday, September 13, 2013

Five for Friday!!!

Well I made it through a full week of school!  I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted!  I will be catching up on some sleep this weekend. Today I am linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching.

1. Back to School night happened this week.  It was a success!  And I think what I was most excited for, was my cute little signs. Ha!  If you are interested, I think I will make them a freebie this weekend.  Well except the Ms.Lanning!;)
2.Had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season!  Oh so gooood!
3.Got my apple bracelet from Alex and Ani!  So pretty!

4.New boots came in the mail!  Can't wait for some fall weather!
5. I have to share this success.  I created these journal prompts so that students would get used to responding to a prompt in an informal manner.  I am happy to say, that they are doing great!  I have it put together in a way that on the day after a prompt they have free writing.  It has (so far) avoided my reading the "I love my family, I love my dog" repitition that I see every year.

That's it!!  I am off to enjoy this Friday!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Five for Friday!

Woohooo!  It's the weekend!  So ready to get to sleep in.  That's what I really miss, and not being able to stay up as late as I'd like.  But, I am proud to say that I have only fallen asleep once on the couch this week. LOL!
So this week, was amazing!  I am so proud of my littles.  I am still trying to figure out the combo thing, but we'll get there.  So here are some things that stood out to me this week.

My little cutie started 4th grade!  Sigh, I remember looking at the fourth graders at my school and thinking they were so big, and old!  And here I am with my own 4th grader!  Amazing how time flies!
I am trying to figure out how I'm going to teach math with my 8 second graders. My first attempt was a lesson on the carpet and then they got to grab a clipboard and complete it.  I also let them lie on their tummy's!  Hey, second grade has it's benefits, right?  They loved it, and it went great!

Morning work is another area that is a bit tricky for me.  I don't want to give my second graders anything that is too easy.  Enter my Sight word color by words pages.  I made a first and second grade version, that way they can both be done at the same time but differentiated for the two grades.  I was very proud of me, LOL!
Click here for the second grade version and here for the first grade version.

And these little iphones!  I love them.  I of course, first saw them on IG from a fellow teacher.  I ran out to Wally's and grabbed some.  I decided to glue their picture on and laminate them.  They will go right next to their work on our writing wall.

 And last, but not least.  My Alex and Ani bracelets.  I have hemmed and hawed over which ones to get, and I finally decided on these 3.  Aren't they gorgeous?  I have to admit, I ordered the apple one and it's on its way to me right now!
That's it!  We have soccer ceason starting tomorrow and I am really excited!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 2, 2013


Hey there!  Seems like I always wait until the last minute to do this little link.  But here it goes...

As you know I am linking up with Farley overe here...

Nothing too exciting except I am trying to stay ahead of the game this year so that I am not always playing catch-up.  My paperwork gets outta control.  And with a combo, I am guessing it will be even more crazy.  Here are a few pics of my cuties...
Okay, well you can't really "see" them, but I am loving my iphone pics of these kiddos.  Waiting to laminate these.

We got so much done already.  Our flags are up and displayed.  First grade on the top and middle, second on the bottom.  I have a lot of kiddos.

We got our nails done.  It felt sooooo good!  I can't wait to go back!  It's been way too long!

I put these together for this week.  The firsties get the yellow, and the secondies get the blue.

Made this today.  I even haf time for a second grade version.  Click the pciture to check it out!

Here's to another successful week!  Hoping it is cooler out here!