Saturday, August 17, 2013

3 linky's in 1 post

Oh Em Gee, week one is done and I feel completely worn out. We weren't even doing full days. The kids got out, 1 hour early, each day this week. Oh what will we do next week when we start full days? :) 

I am going to kill a bunch of birds with one stone and use the Five for Friday to address several things I've been meaning to share with you all for some time. Bound to be a crazy ride so hold on.
Here are my
1. Week 1 Down
Oh what a week. Both kids and teachers were exhausted. I mean kids fell asleep in the bathroom, hysterical crying for an hour straight, projectile vomiting. Yeah that last one was on my carpet. If you know me, you know that is a big deal. I mean the custodians are always telling me how clean my room is. So vomit on my carpet, well let's say I asked each one of our custodians to pull out "The Extractor" and clean it. Good news was that the kids are wonderful, and we are getting loads done already.
Linking up with Primary Punch for her

Here is what my 1st day this week was like...
But in reality, I should post my first CLASS day.
Remember I see groups for an hour a day.

2. Pinterest
So I held out as long as I could, but Melanie, presented me with an opportunity I could not resist and I grabbed it. So I joined. You can follow my boards by clicking on here or the picture below.
More specifically I wanted to bring your attention to a new Teacher on Pinterest board. It has some fabulous ladies working... pinning, on it and oh my word are there some great ideas. Take a look a just a few.
(Can't find the source. :( If you know it let me know so I can give credit.)
So seriously, how cute is this? It is definitely on my todo list for, I don't know when, but I know I want it.
Love vinyl. It is so clean looking. This fab idea is just a brilliant way to use your fave font in the classroom.
If I had a desk, I would seriously give it this treatment. It might be good that I don't have a desk. LOL I think it would be too overwhelming.
Those were just a few. Please check it out, I promise you won't be sorry.

3. It's all in the details.
I am almost done with this wall. I am loving how it is turning out.

Also worked on my cabinets. Put up my color charts (not pictured) and these cute Large Numbers by Sarah Cooley.

4. New Project
I took the plunge and decided to write up a DC project for an iPad Mini. No idea if it will be funded or not, but I am crossing my fingers. I REALLY want to bring one into my class. If you are looking to donate, or know someone that is looking to donate, I would appreciate the support. Remember no donation is too small. Every little bit is appreciated.

5. Teacher Tip:
Friday on Blog Hoppin' is Teacher Tip day. I don't have many tips or tricks, but I will share what works for me.
*Drink lots of water but not if you have 2 hours before your next bathroom break.
*Have one person you can really talk to. Our job is stressful, and sometimes we need someone just to vent to, bounce ideas off of, or just sit and laugh with.
*Enjoy the small little moments that happen every day. Today mine was a little girl telling me that my classroom was so pretty. Then she asked if I made all the stuff up on my walls. I told her that I hadn't but that my fabulous teacher blogger friends had. :)
*Organize writing paper by colors. I use this color system for my different grade levels, but you can use it for quarters or writing mode.
*Hang anchor chars with a thumbtack and paper clip. Makes it easy to remove and doesn't punch holes in your pretty charts.

That's all folks. Have a great weekend. I hear there is a big sale going on. Enjoy. I know my pocket book will be crying come Sunday. And don't forget to check out all the other bloggers on Doodlebugs Five for Friday Linky.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I found your blog through Blog Hoppin’ Teacher Week! The summer went too fast and I cannot believe it is that time of year again!
    Check out my Wednesday and Thursday Teacher Week blog posts: Now Teach and Taming the Wild!

    I love the color posters that you have hanging and think I will have to purchase those!

    If You Give a Teacher a Treat


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