Sunday, September 15, 2013

Budding Blog Linky

I'm linking up with Jess from I {Heart} Recess for her Budding Blog. If you have less than 200 followers you should link up too!

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started my blog to document my life. As you can see that is what I do and teaching is a big part of it so that appears on the blog along with anything and everything that is happening in my life.

2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
I love to teach reading! I love reading to my students. My biggest thing is to teach my students to love to read and to become life long readers.

3. Describe your teaching style.
I would consider my teaching style very high expectations for all of my students. I also try to make my lessons as hands on as I can. I want to create life long learners that care about each other.

4. Give three interesting facts about you.
1. I teach where I attended school.
 2. I met my husband online and found out we went to the same college just different campuses.
 3. My husband and I own three "carpet" gnomes that guard our tv :)

 5. Do you have a TpT store? If yes, post the link :)
I do but there are just two freebies in there. Maybe one day I will create and add more!

Have a great start to your week!

Friday, September 13, 2013

It's Friday so a 5 for Friday!!

It is finally Friday!!!! This week was so long! Not because of my firsties but because Mr. J was out of town all week. Yes we only have a dog but Mr. J has totally been doing everything around the house since school has started. So I totally missed him this week and so did Stout. I'm linking up for a 5 for Friday again. And this week I'm posting on Friday! I'm forcing myself to post before passing out :)

1. Our TV died last week. So Mr. J went and bought this beast. It is huge!!

2. We have been using our clip chart that I made. The kids are totally loving it and one firstie made it to Outstanding today!! I will be posting it as a freebie on my tpt soon.
3. My Really Good Stuff order came yesterday!! I love these tray they hold my construction paper. I want more. Unfortunately the other item I ordered in the wrong color so it is on its way back.
4. I found this little guy on my bathroom floor this week. Don't ask me how he got in  but I freaked out and of course Mr. J was gone! He was pretty cute once I got him outside. He even posed for this pic :)
This is how I have felt all week and have been living off of Diet Cokes to get me through the day. Shh don't tell Mr. J that someone got to be on the bed last night ;-) 

Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

5 for Saturday Night

That's right I have been so bad about blogging lately! Then I had intentions to post last night but was so tired!! Darn the first week of school! So here is my Five for Friday Saturday!Go checkout what others have been up to this week!

1. Last weekend we went to Great Wolf Lodge to celebrate my birthday! It was a great way to also kick off the school year!
Yesterday we read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and then we graphed our names. We also drew tigers that was my example on the board.
Sorry the pic is blurry! But we have started our Daily 5 routine and are working on building our stamina!
We worked on reviewing vowels this week and used Teacher to the Core's Chicka Vowels Pack. This was the art project that was in the pack. So much fun and so great for my firsties!
This was my reward for making it through the first week of school! Those of you who work in a school know just how tiring the first week is! Thank goodness for the weekend to recover!! Now to watch some football! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!