Monday, August 31, 2015

Teacher Week 15- Five fun facts about me

I am linking up with Blog Hoppin for #teacherweek15! Each day this week we will blog about a different topic!! This will definitely help me get back into blogging on a regular basis. Since school has started back my blog has been a little neglected!
Today's post is five fun facts about me!
I have one amazing daughter!  She will be 21 on her birthday in March. I am beyond blessed to be her mother! She is a nanny for 2 precious babies as well as going to school part time. She still can't decide what she wants to be ha! She is leaning towards education though:)
I am a HUGE Alabama football fan! I can get quite crazy at games and take wins as well as losses very personal! Some of my favorite childhood memories were on piling up on the couch to watch Bama play football with my dad and brother!
I am a chevron loving kindergarten teacher.  I love teaching kindergarten so much and can not imaging myself in any other grade. I have also taught all 16 years at the same school! I love my coworkers and have made many friendships over the years! 
I believe I have a split personality ha!! I have some OCD tendancies but also am a PROCRASTINATOR!!  I work best at night and have stayed up way to late to finish a project or TPT product because I waited until the last minute to finish it. I don't understand how I can have both "qualities" at the same time. You would think my OCD self would kick my procrastinator self into shape!  Maybe my OCD makes me a procrastinator since everything has to be perfect for me haha!!
Isn't this beach house the cutest thing you have ever seen! It is calling my name!! BUY ME, BUY ME!!!
Who wouldn't love waking up to this view every morning?  I can almost smell the salt air, hear the waves crashing and feel the breeze when I look at this picture!
My dream/goal is to move to the beach! One day I will accomplish this!!!!

Thanks for stopping by to read about my Five fun facts! Head over to Bloghoppin to link up and join in on the fun!
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Five for Friday 8/27/15

I am finishing up my third full week of Kindergarten today!! WOOOHOOO! I am really happy with where we are as a kindergarten family! Now if I could just manage to get my life outside of school back on track my life would be complete! Wishful thinking I know ha!!
I am excited to get back into the blogging world with Doodle Bug Teaching and Five for Friday!
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On Monday one of my sweet little fellas brought me this! How precious is this? It melted my teacher heart and made me even more thankful for the job I have!

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Social centers are off to a great start! I am so thankful that I am able to incorporate choice time into my day. The last 45 minutes of each day are for play! I love watching them play and listening to their conversations. I have even been invited to play as well. I love my job:)

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The sensory tub center has been a favorite this week. My kinders are loving this center! I should have added it years ago ha!
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We wrapped up week 2 of Pete the cat! I love this unit and it has been so much fun. The class favorite book is Rocking in My School Shoes! Here is a peek at our Pete centers in action:)

I See Pete sight word book
Spin and color vowels
Linking cube letters thanks to Simply Kinders!!

Groovy Initial sound  color the room! 
Got to wear groovy glasses too!
QR codes were a success!! 
Rocking my teeny tiny letters
Write the room is always a class favorite!
Playdoh sight words
Spin and color sight words
We have had a fun and busy week!! My kinders are loving centers! My Groovy Fun with Pete unit is in my TPT store:)
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I want to end my five for Friday with this quote I found on Facebook! I hope all of my blogging friends have had a FABULOUS start to the 2015-2016 school year! Enjoy every minute of your school year and celebrate every success both your kiddos and yours! Teaching is the most rewarding and stressful job all at the same time! We are miracle workers!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by and reading about my week! Hop over to Doodle Bug teaching to link up and join in on the fun!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Scoop 8-23-15

It is Sunday so it is time for the Sunday scoop with the Teaching Trio! I have missed the last couple of weeks since school started back! I am still trying to find the balance with my kinders and social media ha!! Anyone else with me??? I know I can't be alone! We are starting to settle down as we get into our routines. I really love my kiddos and am looking forward to a GREAT year. I plan on doing a blog post on our first few weeks very soon!! Until then here is my latest edition of the Sunday Scoop!!
Have to
1. Grab a few things from the grocery store for lunched next week!
2. I have one more load of laundry!!! Do you hear the angels singing hallelujah? I sure do!
3. I have made a new choice center board and need to laminate the cards so my kinders can start using it tomorrow.

Hope to:
1. I am really hoping to get ahead on my lesson plans! We will wrap up Pete the cat this week. My kinder have LOVED LOVED LOVED Pete! We will start Nursery rhymes next so I need to get jumped started on the planning! I like to have at least 2 weeks completely planned ahead that way I can some what keep my sanity ha!!
2. I am hoping to catch a nap today!!! 

Happy to:
I am super happy to sort through my thrift store finds! I have found so many great things for my kinders choice centers. This year I decided to go with my teacher gut and put some play back into my classroom!!I have 45 minutes in my schedule for choice centers! Fortunately my admins and state superintendent are on the same page!! So I have been on a search for things for my kiddos to play with. I have found great stuff and spent very little money!! I will post pictures soon of my kiddos in action during choice time. 

Happy Sunday and thank you for stopping by to read about my Sunday scoop!! Head over to the Teaching Trio to link up and join in on the fun!!
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Arrrr you ready for back to school? Blog Hop

I am SUPER excited to be a part of my very first ever BLOG HOP!!!! I am teaming up with some fabulous early childhood teachers to help you get ready for back to school! Make sure that you hop along through all the blogs for a chance to win some awesome prizes and resources for your classroom:) There are 15 teachers/bloggers who are linking up together!
I am giving away my Nursery rhyme sets!! That is a total of 30 centers! 15 literacy activities and 15 math activities! I am looking forward to using this with my kiddos over the next few weeks. The centers in these packs are perfect for the beginning of the year of kindergarten or as a review or RTI for the beginning of first grade.  You can click on the images to check out the preview of each unit:)

Enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win!!! I wish you the best of luck!! Winners will be announced on Monday:) 
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Hop over to Fun in ECSE to check out her giveaway!!! Click on her blog button to head to her blog. Then hop over to the next blog in the hop until you reach the end!!
Thank you so very much for stopping by and participating in this Early Childhood blog hop!