August 28, 2013

Happy Wednesday!

What's the best thing about my job, you ask?? Everyday is a new day! :) And with that I leave you with this quote this morning my friends.



technology rocks. seriously.: Saying & Posters & Quotes OH MY! {Part 5} 
Found on Pintrest from Technology Rocks Seriously

August 27, 2013

Real Talk Tuesday

So, I meant to post tonight about our first week of school last week. But, I can't. I'm not in the right mind set. While we all love our jobs, and our students, and (almost....I could live without the paperwork) everything about what we do sometimes we need t be real. We need to be okay. We need to admit when things didn't go so well. Today was one of those days for me. It's only the 2nd week of school, and I feel nuts. This is my 3rd year of teaching kindergarten. I shouldn't feel so nuts!! But I do. I have a pretty challenging class this year, when it comes to behavior. That isn't bothering me so much. My first two years of teaching really put me in my place, and I've seen A LOT. So I felt pretty prepared for the behavior issues that I've seen. It's something else. Something I can't really put my finger on.

I am also having my first formal observation next week. The third week of school. Arkansas changed it's teacher evaluation system, and since I haven't been at my district for 3 years yet (I switched districts) I have to have 3 formal observations, complete with a pre-observation interview, the lesson I teach, and a post observation interview. So maybe I'm just completely over whelmed. Maybe it's just the first of the year, and I forgot how little they are when they come to me. Either way, thanks for listening :).

August 25, 2013

Sale Finds!


WHEW.... The first week of school is in the books! I'll be back to share what we did later, but here are a few of the things I bought at the TpT sale! I hope you all had fun looking around at everyone's shops! I know I did!

Let's see, first things first. I bought

 Color Me Kindergarten from Abby at The Inspired Apple
Alphabet Flip Books from The Printable Princess 
 Alphaheroes from Growing Kinders (My kids are LOVING these!)
 Trace me a to z from the 3AM Teacher
 Poetry Stations from Deedee Wills: These are a great addition to my shared reading time. I think I have them all now :).

The Bus Stops Here Centers from Cara Carroll at the First Grade Parade. I love all of Cara's stuff, so I'm sure these will be no exception. 

So that's most of what I bought! What did you get??

August 17, 2013

THE BIG ONE!

I love a good sale! I mean LOVE it! And it doesn't get much better than a TpT sale! My shopping cart is chock full (don't tell my husband!), and I can't wait to get everything printed out and in my classroom for this year. I went ahead and put my shop on sale for 20% off, but you can get an extra 8% off  Sunday and Monday. I hope you enjoy the sale, and I'll show you all what I snagged this weekend!