Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Classroom Tour

Here are pictures of my classroom. I hope you can see them since I am not a professional photographer. I always love seeing pictures of other classrooms, so I hope you find some ideas that will help you with your class.

This picture shows my calendar and focus wall. The student of the day is in charge of calendar duties everyday. My principal loves to see student work hanging up in our rooms and I do too.

This is some of my computers and you can see part of my SMARTboard. Students use this area for computer center and blogging.

This is my reading nook. Students use this area for READING center and during SSR time. My books are leveled based on AR. The awesome baskets are from Really Good Stuff.

This is my white board and SMARTboard area. Students hang their bookbags on the hooks I have located under the white board. A great way to utilize space. I love not having bookbags on the floor.

This is the back wall of my classroom. I have my BAM tubs on the cart and centers located back in this area at the two lime green tables. Student work hangs on the back wall.

This picture shows my guided reading table along with our stained glass butterflies that the students made. We make a different one for each month or holiday. They are so pretty. This picture didn't turn out very well because of the sun shining in.

Well I guess you can tell that I have primary colors in my room, with a touch of pizazz with the lime green tables and curtains. I am wanting to change up my room but I do not want to paint. I will be working on a new theme over the summer and when I change, I will post pictures to show the transformation.

Monday, May 28, 2012

FREEBIE Matching Game

Come get this cute new FREE Matching game. This will be a great addition to any classroom. Use it in centers, small group, student who finish early activity. Just have fun with it. I am always wanting easy to make and use games for my students.

Come and see the rest of my freebies at my TpT store!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Top Teachers Memorial Day Salebration!!!

Come get some great resources for your classroom and students. Plan ahead for next year and be ahead of the game. Great items at GREAT prices!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ocean Unit

We have had a grand time learning about the ocean and all of the creatures in it. My students would create an ocean creatures that would go along with the stories each day and then would add them to their own personal ocean that was displayed on their desks. We read Mister Seahorse, A House for a Hermit Crab, One Tiny Turtle, Whales and Dolphins, and Coral Reef.

After the unit students got to take their own oceans home. The students had a blast creating them. I hope this will be something you will do with your students. I usually make one huge one to hang in the hallway but I decided on doing it this way. The students LOVE IT!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

End of school is near

It is always bitter sweet for me when the end of the school year rolls around. It seems like 180 days will take forever but blink and it is almost gone. I have noticed the older I get the faster the year goes by. What are you feelings about this school year coming to an end. Will you be HAPPY it is over, or will you be SAD? Post any thoughts you have about the ending. Also, share ways to prepare your classroom for the summer. I would love to have you share for all to see.


Monday, May 14, 2012

I need your Vote!!!

I received this nomination and would love for you to click on the image below to vote for my blog. I can win a great prize if I receive the most votes. Voting begins today, so come and share your support and VOTE, VOTE, AND VOTE. I appreciate your vote and for your visit to my blog. Happy blogging and come again.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

To all the mothers out there, I wish you a Happy Mothers Day! Being a mother myself I know how much my mother has done for me all my life. I love being a mother. I have two beautiful daughters. I became a mother in 1995. My oldest is 17. Wow, it is so amazing how fast time goes by.  Being a mother is a precious gift that I honor.  Honor our mothers on this special day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thank you to all the Teachers!!

Teachers without you where would we all be??? I know that becoming a teacher has be a journey that I love. Being in the classroom is where I fit. Teaching I think is in my blood. My students are so special to me and I look forward to going to work everyday. Not many people can say that. To celebrate teachers everywhere. I would love to give away one item from my store to teachers until FRIDAY!!! SO come and get this awesome new item that is normally $3.00 for FREE!!!!! It is my Cooking Up Some Words center activity. All I would love in return is for you to follow my blog and follow my TpT store. I am trusting all to be truthful and follow each. I am a teacher that is wanting to share my ideas and information with teachers just like me. Thank you to all that already follow my blog and store.
Thank you for being a teacher and working with the students that will be leaders of our future.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Come Vote!!!

I received this nomination for 2012 Most Fascinating Award for Elementary Teacher Blogs. Please come and vote to help my blog be the winner of the grand prize. I have loved being able to have this blog. I have found and met some great new friend that I have. Thank you for making me a part of this blogging world. Voting will begin on May 14th through May 21st. I would greatly appreciate your vote!!

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday, Saturday, Did I Mention Its Saturday!

Hope all are getting rest and relaxation on this great weekend. Weekends always go by so fast. I always have my mind set on doing this and that and only get the this part accomplished. Tomorrow my oldest daughter will be 17! Wow the time does fly. It is great to see her turning into a women but I still love having her as my little girl. This time next year we will be getting ready for college and new changes in her life. I know that we have instilled in her the values and morals from a christian home.

Don't forget to check out the amazing sale that begins on Monday at TpT! Get amazing products for your classroom at a great price. I have items at 20% off and with the promo code TAD12 you will have a total savings of 28% off. Great time to buy those items to add to your classroom. I know I have my wish cart full!

Soon I will be adding pictures from the newest Donors Choose funded Project that I received. This is always an amazing resource to get projects funded for your students. This is a must for any teacher to go and check out. I have be appreciative of the two projects that I have received funded so far.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thank You Teacher Appreciation Sale

The Teacher Appreciation Sale at TPT will be here on Monday, May 6 - 8th. My products will be on sale at 20% off and you will get an additional perecentage off with the Promo Code TAD12. That is a huge savings of 28% off!  Come and get those items that are so useful for your classroom. These are items made by teachers for teachers. Spread the word about this great event. This is a THANK YOU to all of the teachers out there. I know that my cart is already full and ready to get AWESOME items to use in my class. You don't want to miss out on this.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wow it is only Wednesday!

How was your Wednesday? I had a good day for the most part. Yesterday , we had our field day so we had a bit of work to catch up on. Needless to say, we got back on track for this weeks plans. I was able to plan out the rest of the school year with the minor details for our year end units. We got a lot accomplished today. I hope all have a great rest of the week and best teaching to all.