Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First 2 days over!!!!

Well I just made it through the first two days of school! Whew, I am sooo tired and my feet hurt so bad. I forget all we do at the beginning of the year, every year until we start the year again. Oh yeah, we can now have 24! Yikes! I just love our President and Governor who have never taught Kindergarten before. I would love for them to teach a class of 20, 22, or 24 for a week and see if they would raise our numbers. I think lawmakers should try it first. (Time to get off my soapbox)
I hope everyone is having a great year! I can't wait till the first 3 weeks are over. I just need to remember to be stricter, that way I have more control at the beginning. They are so sweet and cute.I sometimes let too much go.... Tomorrow Meanie Hoang will be there.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I need to know if anyone has used a math program called "Investigations"? I just found out today, we are dropping Envisions and doing Investigations. I know you are all so great about sharing your plans when teachers are in a crunch. We need an example of how you do it,  materials storage suggestions, etc, anything would be helpful.
Thank you in advance.
Sorry to be missing in action... We have had PD's all week (information overload...)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another Freebie!!!!

Here are some more poetry notebook pages I made!
The Listening song
The Bunny hop poem

Let me know if you enjoyed the freebies!!!!!

Freebies for everyone! I have over 30 followers!!!!

I made these for poetry notebooks. They match the scholastic readers.
HFW reader #8 The Band

HFW reader #9 We are Painting

HFW reader #10 We can go

HFW reader # 12 We like Fruit

HFW reader #17 We like to play

Enjoy, I hope it worked!!!!!!!!!!!11

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Better pics of my room so far!!!!!!!!

Here are better pics of my room as of today. Still tons to do, but next week I will stay late and finish. Too much to do this week at home.
Concept focus wall for Reading street

View of small group table and computer station

That will be centers they take to that color table. Pink table (boys will just love that), green, blue and purple. Hey, that was the colors at Big Lots......

My cubbies will all my unpacked boxes!!!

Calendar and our meeting area

My sight word wall, and my desk sits in front

This is from back of the class. That is there tables.....

Reading area

My room!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Finally figured how to post a link to get a freebie!!!!!

Ok, here is my assessment I am going to use at the beginning of the year. Adjust as needed:)

Let me know if it works. First time for me.... Wish me luck (fingers crossed)

PBIS (What do you know?)

Our school is supposed to start PBIS this year. Can anyone give me a overview of what is expected? How much time is invested?
Any help please??????
If you could also ask other teachers I would appreciate it. I'm not sure how to do a linky party :(

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Random pics!!

So I am taking a break from doing teaching stuff!!!! I made some decoupage notebooks for my team to choose from. Aren't they cute. I am also thinking of making some for Christmas presents for  my kids teachers..........