Sunday, May 10, 2015

Half way there...new changes!

Good Afternoon Friends!
First off, if you are a mommy...Happy Mother's Day! I hope you enjoy the day and can relax. :)

I just hit the half way mark Friday....that's half way through pregnancy, I might add! We are so excited to meet out little man!




There are some changes going on his summer that don't just involve my personal life. My job at my current school is being surplused due to budget cuts. :( I am sad to go but thankful my district has found me a new home. I will either be teaching kinder or first grade at a school less than 15 minutes from my house. I am keeping my fingers crossed for kindergarten as I would have a full time assistant and she will be able to help while I am out on maternity leave.
I love the new school so far. I went on a tour on Friday and got to check out the classrooms (ginormous by the way) and the principal and assistant principal is very nice!
I also had a phone conference with my old charter school on Friday (just in case the transfer to new school didn't work out) and I might hear something back from my old principal there too, but I'm not sure. 
I did tell my new principal I was pregnant (was very nervous) but he took the news well. :)

I am ready to start my summer. We have 25 more day left, which seems so long considering how few other of you have! Lucky! :) 

Well I am going to go, just wanted to update on what's been going on in my life. I hope you have a great week!




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Sunday, May 3, 2015

May Currently

Good Morning!
It's been quite a while since I participated in Farley's Currently...so here is mine for May!
Listening....my husband has been working long hours these past few weeks with summer on the verge and warmer temps, so on Sunday's I try not to bother him and let him veg out in front of the tv.

Loving.... I am a little over 19 weeks and starting to feel our boy. It's not enough to feel him from outside yet, but I can feel little movements every so often like a little goldfish!

Thinking.... My job is cut this year due to budget cuts and I have an interview lined up on Wednesday for a really great charter school. I hope I get it!!

Wanting.... every day I wake up early, I think it's one day closer to summer. We have 29 days left!


Needing....we are starting DIBELS and EOY testing this week so I need to find lessons for the assistant to do while I test

Summer...Our baby shower will be in July and we are so excited
I hope to go to the beach, even if I will be as big as a whale! lol
I wish would could go on an actually vacay this summer but it won't be happening with getting the nursery ready and baby to come

That's all I've got for now, gotta finish laundry and head to store for groceries this week! Have a great week everyone!

Head over to farley's blog to link up!! :)
http://ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com/
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Double Digit addition Freebie

Hi!
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. :)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2yUhz0HMKQnbUN6dFFtM2Y0UVE/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2yUhz0HMKQnd1NGdFRjaTBWZG8/view?usp=sharing

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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!
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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 note...my 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 lately...today 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!
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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!
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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!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Celebrate-the-101st-Day-of-School-1123121



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!

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