Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Assess Me Linky and Baby shower!

Hi sweet friends! So I thought it would be fun to link up with The Tatooed Teacher to do her get to know you linky. 
 Some comments...
yes, I admit, I do crack my knuckles, but they have never given me pain (knock on wood) or swelled up. It's a nervous thing I do I guess.

I am 7 months pregnant and ALWAYS hungry! haha..I went to visit my family for our baby shower this weekend and ate wayyy too much food! And I have a doc appt today so hopefully I didn't gain too much! 

I still do have my wisdom teeth. They have never bothered me and I guess will never come in. I am 28 years old so I think I have passed the time of getting them pulled.

I admit...I haven't showered yet today..but it's only 10:30am and I do plan on doing that before heading out to Target and the doc's.:)

I haven't been to Disney Land but I have been to Disney World twice. Once when I was 4 and once when I was 14. 

I grew up in Ohio and now live in North Carolina. I miss being close to family, but it's only a 7.5 hour car ride so at least it's a trip that can be made in a day..not too bad. 

And as I said before, we celebrated our upcoming little man this weekend with our baby shower. Here are some pics!
my mom did the cake, it was also swirled with blue inside. :)

and she did the diaper centerpieces.

me and my hubby

tables all decked out in blue
so much baby stuff!
We are so blessed for the wonderful weekend and all the neat things we got. I am actually washing little clothes as I type this. :) So excited to get everything together and take a breath before school starts back!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

All About ME!

I am linking up with Kinder Tribe today for her meet me kinder linky party! I am so excited to read about all the other kinder teachers! Here we go!

So a little short intro to me...I have been teaching 4 years, I taught 1 year in Ohio where I grew up, then moved to north carolina and taught first grade the first year, then kinder, then first grade last year and now excited to be back in kinder this year!! :) I'm hoping I can stay here for a while! ;)

I love to bake and have baked a ton this summer because I am pregnant so I am house bound becuase of the ridiculous heat, and also because I am pretty bored..and hungry most of the time! haha

I love having binders to organize papers in! I have all reading assessments in binders as well as math and then when I need a test, I can just pull it out and copy! I also take my teacher binder around with me everywhere and love staying organized!

I love the First day Jitters because it shows kids, they aren't the only ones nervous on the first day..teachers can be too! :)

Love..this..blog! She has lots of great ideas and such cute products! Click on image to go to her blog! 
  Kindergarten Smiles
 And the last is self-explanatory...I love kindergarten so much! They come to us as babies (many of them) and leave the end of the year with so much growth and knowledge! I just love it..makes my heart happy! 

So head over to kinder tribe to link up kindergarten friends! I hope you have a wonderful rest of they day!

Friday, July 3, 2015

July Currently

Yay for July!! There is so much going on this month..my doctor visits for the baby go down to every two weeks, our baby shower is on July 26th and my 28th birthday is July 25th! I love this month! :) 
So I am linking up with Farley to share my currently...here we go!
Listening....my husband is a gamer freak! haha...his latest conquest has been playing Destiny. I don't get it half the time, but to each their own I guess!

Loving...I have a pregnancy app on my phone and check in every Friday when my week turns over and I was so anxious to check it out today as I am officially in the third trimester! It's going waayy too fast! haha

Thinking...So usually my husband works most Saturdays and of course never has Friday off but due to the holiday weekend, I get him all 3 days! It's nice to be able to sit around and relax together. :)

Wanting...next week I am going to Lowes to pick up our color choice for the nursery. I experimented with a couple different samples, but we are going with a Valspar color called Green mist, which is a light minty green color. The nursery will be monkey themed and once I put the base paint on, I am planning on  free drawing a large tree with monkeys! Fingers crossed it comes out ok...I'll post pics when I'm done. ;)

Needing...next to the baby's room is our spare bedroom. Because I am moving schools next year, I have all my teaching supplies in the spare room plus we have some baby stuff so it is literally not accessible to even walk around in there right now! My goal is to take care of it all next week!

All Star...I would say I am a great listener. I love listening to others and offering my advice when needed. :)

Link up with Farley...I can't wait to read your currently! Have an enjoyable holiday weekend Friends!!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bee Rules and Summer Trip!

Hi friends!
So I've been busy modifing my bee decor for this upcoming school year. I have decided to stick with the whole brain teaching rules as the main rules for my kinder classroom. I like how they are explicit and I have also modified mine to better fit kinder wording. :) I added the product to my TPT store if you want to check them out!

 Today I went to the doctor's to do my glucose test! What fun! haha...the drink was not as sweet as I thought it would be, but they ended up drawing my blood late!! I was angry that the nurse had my file on the bottom of the stack and she was not very organized. Luckily, she said it won't mess up the results and if anything, I should definitely pass. lol. Well good...I'm not at risk for having gestational diabetes anyway, so hopefully I don't have to redo it.

Tomorrow I am packing to leave for Ohio! I am so excited to see my momma who I haven't seen since April. This is her first biological grandchild and I know she's anxious to see how big my belly's gotten. (plus I am so excited that she told me I would be pampered the whole week! what girl doesn't love hearing that!)

The only thing I am not looking forward to is the 7.5 hour car ride. I know my back usually starts to hurt after 3 hours sitting in the car and my feet have started to swell just working around the house! :( so I'll be taking extra stops to walk around and drinking as much water as I can without delaying the car trip any longer than it needs to be! haha

Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your week! I'm sure I'll be back soon to add more products or update you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

That's a Wrap!

So we FINALLY finished our last day of school yesterday! The classroom was pretty much packed up so the kids brought in beach towels and board games and we played those, then watched a movie, had lunch and went home! 

I had fun getting down on the floor with them, but my pregnant belly didn't have me on the floor for long unfortunately! 

Here is everything pushed to the back so they can come in and wax the floors. No...I didn't move this stuff...luckily I had lots of help! :)
So I am sad to say goodbye! I was only in this school for one year and made fast friends with my wonderful first grade team. I am sad to leave them, but very excited for the next adventure of going back to teaching kindergarten! It is a different school, but same district. :) I actually get to meet some of my co-workers at a district symposium on Monday.

Until then, I just stopped to take a break from cleaning the house today. I was thinking of heading up to Barnes and Noble to check out some books for the summer. :)

Speaking of summer, I don't know how the weather is where you are, but here...it is ridiculously hot! Like maybe it's my hormones, but so hot it makes me angry! lol. My husband got me a hammock and we put it under our tree but I don't think I can even lay in it this week because of the heat...and it's not supposed to go down anytime soon! :( I don't know how I'm going to survive this summer, except I guess to stay in our A/C house all day!

Stay cool friends!!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Kinder Teachers...I need your Suggestions!!

Hi friends!
So I hope you are enjoying your summer so far...it really feels like I am the last one still in school! haha..tomorrow is finally our last day and today and tomorrow are half days so most teachers have been able to clean up their classrooms after the kids left and we are ready to be out right along with the kids once the bell rings! :)

So I am saying goodbye to my wonderful first grade team this year and headed to another school in the district teaching kindergarten again...which I am super excited about!! 

But I have one question for you kinder teachers and need your advice..I plan on really focusing on data next year and helping each of my kids grow as much as they can. I have been dabbling in TPT products and have a few on my wishlist, but have you purchased/made any products that have really helped your kids soar in reading or math? If so, please list them and comment back! I would love to hear what you have found! Thanks so much!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Back in Kinder!!

Hey friends!
So it's been a long and tiring week, but I am excited to announce I got an email from my new principal that I will be back to teaching Kindergarten next year!! I love my firsties, but am so thrilled to be back in Kinder! :) 
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I will be transferring schools, but staying in the same district which is great with the baby coming because it won't change my salary or benefits. :) I am looking forward to creating things and blogging more over the summer!
We sill have 1 more week left, and then the last two days after next week are half days. I have already started to break down the classroom and take one box home a day.

Looking forward to these last few days with my kiddos before I say goodbye to them and the staff...if you are already out for the summer...well lucky you! ;) Enjoy it! 

I will blog more next time! Have a great weekend!