Is it January already!? It has been quite a few crazy months over here but I am back and excited to start the new year!
Here is my January currently!
Some may be wondering where I have been for the last few months and well I haven't really been anywhere. I have slacked and slacked on my blog and my TPT store and I am totally regretting it! Teaching Pre-schoolers is quite a job. I come home EXHAUSTED everyday. I know I know....stop complaining....all teachers come home exhausted. So I'll stop :p
Back in November (oops) I was nominated for the Leibster award! Here are the answers to the questions that were given to me over at the Kinderbear Blogger!
1. How long have you been teaching?
Less than a year!
2. Have you taught other grade levels? What is your favorite level to teach?
I have not but my favorite grade is Second!
3. Do you have any pets at home or in your classroom?
I have a little puppy named Bentley! LOOOOVE HIM
4. What is your favorite children's book?
I have so many but my absolute favorite book is Are You My Mother?
5. How many students do you have in your class? Your school?
I have 13 three and four year olds....AHHHHHHH <3
6. What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Chocolate chip of course
7. What is your favorite novel you have read?
All of Emily Giffin's books!
8. What is your favorite subject to teach?
9. Do you have any hobbies?
Crafts and Yoga!
10. Do you play any sports?
Yoga...it is a sport to me!
11. Do you have any children? If so, what are their ages?
NO!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I love children....but I also love 3 pm when I return them back to their parents and I can go home to peace and quiet!!! :D
My puppy is my child <3
Now I have to nominate like 11 bloggers and I think that I will probably pass out before I can even find 11 blogs that don't already have this award. So I will have to get back to that tomorrow.
But for some even better news.....FREEBIE TIME!
Martin Luther King J.R. Day is coming up ever so quickly so I created this fun little graphic organizer. Students will fill in the four boxes with information they have already learned about MLK. I hope you enjoy it. Please click the picture below to download it over at my TPT store...... and OF COURSE while you are over there check out some of my new Units. I just uploaded a New Year's unit...its FABULOUS!
Happy Sunday everyone! I am currently lying in my bed with the WORST stiff neck I have ever had. It is so tight that I feel like I am going to vom everywhere. I know you all totally wanted to know this. But I figured if I am going to sit here and be miserable, why not update my blog with a currently and a freebie!!!
Here is my October currently!
And here is my lovely Halloween Freebie!
I created 3 halloween themed writing papers for you to have in your classroom. Your students can use them to write scary stories, free write or really anything you want them to!! I hope you enjoy them! Click the picture below to download them!
I also created an apple themed math center package! It is a 35 page packet that includes 6 amazing math centers for your little kiddies:
Apple number story book: Students will cut and paste the correct number of apples to answer the word problems.
Apple addition: Students will match the addition problem to its apple answer. This game can be made into a file folder game too!
Apple number match cards: Cut the apples in half students will match the number on one side to the number dots on the other. Can be made into a file folder game!
Apple Math Journal: For common core standards. Students will trace, color, sort and draw the correct number of apples for each story.
Least to Greatest: Cut out the number cards. Students will sort numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least in each box.
Apple Pickin': Students will fill in the missing numbers.
Click the picture below to view it at my TPT store!
Hey everybody!!!!! I have been going insane trying to finish up my classroom for my little pre-k's first day today! So now that the first day has come and gone I can post before and after pictures of our fun little classroom!! I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed decorating!!!
The Science/ Math area:
Circle time/ literacy area:
Dramatic play area:
Dramatic play area:
(with the birthday bulletin board I completed):
Writing table and science area
Clasroom Door outside:
Classroom door inside with their folders:
Science/ writing and math area ( don't mind my backwards t lol ):
Dramatic play area:
Literacy area and art area in the back :
( don't mind the tv it was just shoved into our room that day haha)
Circle time area:
Circle time area:
Finished Birthday bulletin board:
So there it is my wonderfully colorful classroom! I am absolutely in LOVE with it and so are my students.
We had such an awesome first day today! We read the usual first day of school book The Kissing Hand. As our project I painted one hand on each of the students and made a hand print on the page. We then added a sticker of a heart as our "kiss" in our palm. I wish I took a picture of it but with these preschoolers I was running all over! When I go back tomorrow if there are any projects left I will take a quick pic!
After running after these crazy 3 year olds in gym and singing our little hearts out in music, we sat at our art center and drew pictures of what we all looked like on our first day of school! And again I did not take a picture of these either. I have to get better at taking pictures clearly haha.
By the end of the day my little kiddies were exhausted! We had a quick little nap time and then came their moms and dads.
I had such an exhausting but exciting day today! I can't wait until tomorrow!!!!
I know I am a little late but here is my September Currently:
Yesterday was filled with tackles, cheerleaders and crazy screaming families! We had my nephews first football game. It was a sad day for nephew because it was his first game without his father. My older brother passed away earlier this August. But my little man played his little heart out! His entire team wore stickers on their helmets for my brother, it was a touching tribute to the wonderful man my brother was. Here is a picture of their helmets:
It warmed my heart to see how many of our friends and family showed up to my nephews game to support him. He did an awesome job tackling the other team! I was beaming with pride!! He was a sweaty mess after the game but that didn't stop him from taking a million pictures with his favorite aunt of course! :
It was a beautiful day yesterday. After the game I came home and decided I was going to do a craft! I wanted to make a teacher sign for my classroom door so I made a quick trip to the craft store and 1 hour later....wah la!! :
SO CUTE! Ugh I love it and OF COURSE I had to add a little heel sticker ; ). I am going to make another one for the other teacher I am working with so once I do that I will hang them both on our door!
*sigh* Okay my friends I am exhausted from this crazy first day, but I must get my stuff together for class tonight!!!!!
Hellloooooo! I hope everyone is doing fabulous! I am excited to say I went on an interview last week for a teaching assistant job at a school over here and I am anxiously waiting to hear back from them!!!! AHHh how fabulous would it be to get that job! Fingers crossed everyone!!
So I just finished my FOUR dreadful wonderful summer courses for my Masters and now that I have 5 minutes to do laundry, clean, hang out with my husband, walk the dog, myself, I was able to create this cute poster freebie for all of you!! My professor handed us a sheet that had 101 different ways to praise our students but it was in black and white and super boring SO I decided to retype it and make it all pretty so you guys can put it in a frame or print it and laminate it....really whatever you would like to do with it! Just click the picture below and download it ( for freeeeee!!! ) off of my TPT store!!!
The summer is going by SO fast!!! I would love for it to just freeze for a week or so! I am going to Hershey Park in a few weeks and I am so excited! My husband has never been so he is THRILLED to finally go on a vacation and not have to ask the army for permission! yay!!!
My puppy's first birthday is next week!!! I can't wait to give him all his presents!! I know I spoil the crap out of my dog but he is just soooo stinkin cute I can't say no. Oh well!
I promised you guys I would show you pictures from my husbands surprise party I threw for him like a million years ago so here is a picture of us and his super cool cake that I designed for him!
And here is a picture of us right after he got surprised!!!
He looked.....thrilled....ugh I know..... he hates surprises but I just had to do it for him....He'll appreciate it one day haha Best wifey award goes to me.... :D
Alright! My puppy is whining... he wants snuggle time! Good night all!
I have some super exciting news! My best friend Jill has started her own baking blog!!!!!! She is such a fabulous baker, you should all be jealous that I get to eat her creations! Her very first blog post is a recipe for this scrumptiously delicious German Chocolate cake with......OREOS! I just gained 5 pounds saying the name!! But so TOTALLY worth it. And here is a picture of this wonderful cake...prepare to drool!
For those of you who read my post you will remember I have mentioned Jillian before! She was the fabulous one who sent me all those amazing gifts for Easter while I was miserable in Fort Benning!! LOVEEEEE HER! Anyway, I advise all of you to stop by her blog and show her some love! We all remember what it was like when we started are first blogs....continuously checking our blogs for new followers and comments and how excited we all were when we got them! So please tell your blog friends and families to click on over to The Compulsive Baker and follow my bestie Jill for some delicious recipes to cure that sweet tooth!!!!!!!!! Oh! and make sure you tell her I sent you over there!! Give me some extra bestie points here people!!!!!!! :)
So I've been working at that daycare place for about a month or so and its nice and all but I am really getting bummed that everyone is getting teaching jobs and I'm not. I have put resume after resume after resume out to everyone and there mother's friend's sister's boyfriend's aunt ( you get the picture ) and still have heard NOTHINGGGGGGG. BAHHHHHH so frustrating! I am tempted to start applying out of state but my hubby is all boo hoo about it. I think I'll finish out my masters and then if there still is no job for me I am goneeeeeeeeeee to the Carolinas or well anywhere really.
I got a new laptop! Oh maah gawdddd is it so beautiful! Love my mac :D I was sad to replace my pretty old white mac but it had to be done... so HELLLO mac book pro! :D The screen is so clear its like I can touch what actually in the image! weeeeeeeeee!
BAHH I know I am super late on my currently..besides not doing them for a few months but I am back at it!! So here is my July Currently. Don't forget to go on over to Farley's Blog and check out her currently!
ANDDDD Of course I can't leave you guys without a freebie! Click below to download this neat little freebie! I know how tough it can be for the little ones to tell time. With this freebie, print out the numbers and put them around the clock!!!!
I would like to thank Jackie over at 3rd grade's a charm for giving me the versatile blogger award! I was so happy to be nominated for another award! You all are so great! I will post more tomorrow, Hubby and I have been painting our bedroom all day so I am EXHAUSTEDDDDDDDDD!