Saturday, December 31, 2011


We made snowflake banners even though we don't get to see snow in Florida.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

                    I Love Creativity

A fun day with Turkeys.  We were able to talk about symmetry, designs, shapes, patterns, and all while the kids were having a great time.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bad Kitty Reading

This past week we have been working on alliteration and idioms.  The kiddos have had a great time creating their own booklets.  Click the picture below to get a copy.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Denise at Yearn to Learn is having a Linky Party--Join in and show everyone your favorite quote.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

10 Day Count

Florida does something known as "The 10 Day Count", basically every school reports the number of physical bodies sitting in a classroom and then decides if teachers should be added or taken away.  Well......., 2nd grade is low in bodies so I was told yesterday that I would need to pack my room and I would be placed in a school with high numbers.  As of today I still haven't received a phone call telling me where I will be placed or what grade level-----UGH

I am so frustrated and exhausted that I decided to stop thinking about school tonight and focus on something fun  :)  This is the sample Christmas Card I made.  I think I will make them for this years list.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Years ago "somebody" (that couldn't have been a teacher), came up with the open-classroom concept and then realized it was too noisy and distracting, but there just isn't a good way to fix it.

Until now---------------I bought a shower curtain to use as a decoration in the classroom and  by accident decided it would be better as a make-shift door.

The students love to open and close it, and it does provide the much needed blockage from the distracting hallway.

 And a picture of my bathroom passes

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ABC's of Summer

I made this booklet to use the first day of school.  I think it is good for students to explore the fun they had and it is a way to get to know them better.

ABC's of Summer

Friday, August 12, 2011

Well, this week I have been at the school working on the classroom 4 out of 5 days.  I thought things were beginning to look a little better and I was starting to see some "clear" areas, but......I then decided to move 2 shelves around and the classroom resembled a tornado within minutes.  I started the process of organizing and putting things away---AGAIN.  There is still work to be done, but I am feeling better about starting work on Monday.  I do miss the schedule and routine.  This past summer has been relaxing and enjoyable with a trip to Indiana included.  I love my family and visiting them is a joy.  This weekend I will try to get last minute classroom things done and start a sleep schedule (looks like it, huh?) Pictures of the classroom coming soon.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Making Reading buddies

My mom helping me sew

New to Blogging

For the last couple of weeks I have been looking (stalking) other bloggers and decided I was ready to take the plunge.  I am so new to this that I don't have a clue if this will post or what I am doing and will just have to watch and wait. I love what I have seen and decided that I really think I could also add to the wonderful world of teaching.  I will continue to explore and hopefully you will be patient if I make mistakes or break a "blogging rule"