Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Double Digit addition Freebie

Quick post, I made this double digit addition scoot (no regrouping) for my monday's math since I will be at docs finding out the sex of our baby! :) I thought I'd share in case you want to use or keep for next year. :)


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Revamping Behavior management for end of year

Hey guys!
I hope you've been having a good year. It's been hard to update the blog this year, and I don't know why...but I wanted to share with you what I am doing from now until the end of the year...
In my room, I started off the year with a clip chart system, but after the first month, it was not working for my little ones, so I switched to class dojo exclusively. I had the system up daily and gave and took points, plus had rewards and consequences for points. My parents love the daily communication they receive and the fact they can log in at anytime. 
Well , after spring break, I put my kids back into table groups and changed class dojo just to table points. Now the table has to work together to get points and at the end of the day, whichever table has the most, gets to be VIP for the next day. They visit treasure box, where tags around school and get a surprise on desks when they arrive in morning! I love it and they love the change. I think it will work for the end of the year. (only 40 days left!) Here are some highlights..and freebies!

My first group to get VIP last week..they were very excited for the Oreos!

I made a poster to go along with the new system to remind the students how to act like a VIP. (click for copy)

These are the tags I printed and laminated, then hung on necklaces for the VIP members to wear. (click for copy)

And finally, I made a good note and poor choices note to send home to individual students in case they still did awesome and their table didn't get VIP or they really need to change their behavior for next day.
And finally, a reason I've been so busy to update is this little person growing inside! Here is an updated pic from 2 weeks ago! We find out sex next Monday and are beyond excited!!

Have a good week friends!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

St. Patrick's Week

Hey Friends!
I wanted to stop by to share our leprechaun traps from last week. I make this a family project (we do one a month) and the kids were so excited to put these together in hopes of catching a little leprechaun!

I thought they came out so great!!
Then of course each student had a chance to explain to the class how he/she was going to trap it!
Unfortunately, no one caught one, but the leprechaun did leave our class messy and also gave each person a St. Paddy's pencil in their trap! ;)

On a non-teaching belly seems to be growing each day! I am SO excited for this little one and can't wait until the beginning of May when we get to find out the sex!! It will also be my husband's birthday so he is going to get one awesome present! (he's hoping for a boy!)

Here is me at 12 weeks!!
I've been blessed with a very easy pregnancy so far! No morning sickness excpet for maybe 1-2 days. :) The little one is expected to arrive September 25th! We can't wait!!

It also occurred to me I've only got 2 more weeks until spring break! Wahoo! I feel like our break is late this year, but at least the weather should be really nice. It's been turning around it's in the low 60's and we are not expected to drop lower than 54 this week. All our trees are starting to get tiny little buds! I love spring!
Well I hope you have a great rest of your weekend, and wonderful week at school!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Another Snow Day

Hey friends!
So we are going on our third snow day this week. I live in central NC and we didn't get a whole lot of snow by any means, but did get some icy rain on Monday night and many of our secondary roads are still icy and slick. Plus tomorrow, we are supposed to get record low temps so things will continue to refreeze over night. Ugh, I wouldn't mind it, but when kids are off, teachers are usually not and if we don't go in, we have to use a sick day or make up the time. I went ahead and took off the day today, but tomorrow I am going to trudge my way in and just get some organizing done.

On a different note, my pregnancy is going very well! I have felt very good, except for a few days last week I was a little nauseated and still getting on and off cramping (which I suppose is good because it means baby is growing!) I wanted to post a pic for you because we haven't shared with FB yet (and none of my friends follow my blog) so I wanted to share our news with someone! Hehe, we plan on making it FB official the week of St. Patrick's day so a few more weeks! 
I don't look like a whole lot yet, but I did take a 6 week pic and there is definitely some growth in my tummy! 

Ok, enjoy your evening. I am off to make some hamburgers and sweet potato fries! yum!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine and 101 week!

Hey friends!
I'm stopping by to share some pics of our fun filled, crazy busy week!
We started out on Tuesday with out 101 day of school. I purchased Erica Bohrer's 101 packet on TPT and used a lot of the goodies included!

Then we also reviewed time in anticipation of our time assessment on Thursday. I found 2 great activities on TPT. One was a clock matching partner game, and the other was an activity where the kids had to create a watch with a time on it, then went around the classroom and asked other what time it was, then recorded it on their sheet. (I LOVED this activity and they did too!) I have both links for you below!

Clock Game {FREEBIE}
What Time Is It? {FREEBIE}

Then we finished up the week with a coloring contest for Valentine's day and the kids voted on which one they liked the best.

Yesterday was such a fun day, my husband took me out shopping then we went to Maggiano's restaurant for dinner and cheesecake factory to pick up some dessert! Luckily we didn't eat there as the line was out the door and the wait was insane!!

We might have an early release tomorrow as we are supposed to get some snow. I live in NC so this will be the first all winter, and know how crazy snowy it's been in the northeast and I don't envy them at all!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

BIG BIG News!!!

Hey friends!
My mind has been so preoccupied lately, but that is because last Monday, my husband and I found out we are expecting our first child!!! 
I wasn't going to say anything, but if anything happens...I hope we have your support!

We are beyond excited, but I am also a nervous wreck! I went to get blood work done on Tuesday and HCG levels look good, but doc said my progesterone was low (12.5) and he'd like to see it at least 20. So he put me on progesterone suppositories I have to take twice a day. I have been reading up on this and the good news, it seems more common these days and some people's levels have been lower than that.
Still, I am nervous with every little thing. (If you have already been pregnant, how the heck do you deal with the worries of the first trimester!!??)
Anyway, today I am 6 weeks 2 days, and I feel really good. No morning sickness kicking in yet, and I go to see the doc again next Tuesday Feb. 3rd and will also hope to hear a heart beat since I will be 7 weeks. 

Please pray for us friends! We are hoping for a smooth and healthy pregnancy! I probably won't be blogging whole lot, but I will keep you updated and if you have any advice..please share!! Thanks!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Personal Blog

Hey friends!
I wanted to stop by to let you know, I have started a new personal blog documenting life and my experiences trying for our first baby! I would love it if you stop by and follow me...I will be sharing any and everything from crafts, to baking to random thoughts! Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday!