Sunday, January 29, 2012


The kindergarten EXPO this weekend was AMAZING!!!!!! I loved all of the presentations and am so happy that I won a ticket from Miss Kindergarten, or I probably would not have purchased a ticket:( I will definately be getting a ticket for Kindergarten EXPO's in the future well worth the money!

I was most looking forward to the Writing one done by Kreative in Kinder, and she did not let me down. I have been focusing on writing this year and it has shown in my students writing. I learned so many new tricks from Crystal that I am blown away by trying to figure out when I can work it all in!

I loved the Literacy Stations one from Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Money Business. I have been looking for a new way to manage my stations, since my old way is not working the way I want it to this year. She was just what I needed! I even went to school today to work on getting it ready to use!

Fran from Kindergarten Crayons gave me a ton of new ideas to do for the 5-10 minutes that you don't really have anything to do in. Super excited about implementing what I learned from her.

Hadar from Miss Kindergarten helped me see that I am on track with my rules and routines in her presentation. I loved all of them! It was such a blessing to be able to learn from teachers who are in the classroom just as I am now. Not a presenter who has previously taught, but now just shows things. These ladies are just like ME! They do these things day in and day out!

Now to prepare for my busy week ahead. Tomorrow DEA math testing in the computer lab, and language testing all week in my classroom during rest. Tuesday field trip to ETSU Planetarium, Wednesday or Thursday my unannounced teacher observation (super excited to be Groundhog's Day and I have a ton of activities to squeeze in those days and Friday), Thursday afterschool meeting with my Team on Vision and Purpose for AdvancedED, Friday...... I just hope to make it there!

Well, guess I am going to go see what I can get done before bed. I hope you all have a Fantastic Week.

Friday, January 27, 2012


I am soooo thrilled it is the weekend. I had a very busy week at work, with a study group meeting on Tuesday, hubby invited me to take Wednesday off with him to go shopping in Pigeon Forge for a hiking backpack,( was super excited to go on into Gatlinburg and get my favorite cashew brittle! LOVE IT!), Thursday was technically suppose to be in two meetings at the same time, for our School Improvement plan. We are a new school, and thus creating a plan from scratch:( I am a chair for the Vision and Purpose section, which is a big deal I have been told!)

So ready to rest and relax this weekend..... one would think so, but no rest for me. I found out yesterday I have my next teacher evaluation next week, so I have to make sure I am prepared for it! And tomorrow I have a ticket to the Kindergarten EXPO! Super excited about it. Then Sunday plan on going to school to straighten my classroom, since I left it a mess today. And I also have to finish my question for the improvement plan. ALL this has to be completed by Thursday!

I am lucky my mom had already asked to watch my girls tomorrow, so that will help a ton! Now if I can just stay off facebook, blogging, and pinterest I should be able to accomplish everything I need to! I can hope anyways. I hope you all get to rest and relax and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

100th Day Celebration

Well I am a little late for this post. We celebrated the 100th day of school last Friday! We did a school wide dress like you were 100, and it was amazing how many students went all out. They had canes and walkers and were pretending to fall and break hips. So Funny:) I always enjoy dress up days and therefore chose to change it up and dress like a 100 year old man. I told my kids that I had left Mrs. Shelton at home. They loved it. I never realized how tiring it is to act old. I was so happy to get home, and change clothes so I could get out of character! But I had a blast.
This is me in my wheelchair and my 1st grade friend Heather!

I upgraded throughout the day started with a cane, then walker, and finally wheelchair. Told my kids I hurt my back and they believed me! We went down the upper grades hall during class change with our school nurse and it was so fun watching how many students actually thought we were old! I laughed so hard it hurt many times throughout the day!

We also found on Pinterest/blog to decorate doors to get students excited. We placed one on the doors our car riders come through and another on the doors where the bus riders enter.

Hope everyone enjoys Friday!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More Giveaways!

Herding Kats in Kindergarten is giving away 3 great prizes in celebration of 250 followers! Please check her out for your chance to win! I so want the clipboards they are cute!

Miss Kindergarten is teaming up with three of her friends to giveaway Valentine Unit's! Head on over to check it out!

Julia at Loving and Learning in Pre-K is celbrating 100 followers with a giveaway. Go check it out!

I love giveaways! I can't wait till this weekend to visit the Virtual Kindergarten EXPO, that I won a ticket to. Plus they have helped me get the nine followers I have so far. Hoping to get more soon, so I can do a giveaway!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Preparing for SPACE Week!

So I am trying to work on some things for my kiddos to do this week for space week. I would love to buy a space unit, but I need to save to purchase my really big units that I use in my class (ex. Dr. Suess, Dinosuars, Insects, etc) I do alot with Space week, but it has snuck up on me this year, so I am making it on my own. Again I do extremely simple, but hopefully someone will benefit.

I have made a Space ending sound sheet.

Roll an Alien face addition sheet with I Can sheet!

I also added a Space Vocabulary Cards, so you can go over the pictures used in the ending sound sheet. I have trouble with some students not knowing what the picture is; therefore, missing the sound.

I hope you enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2012


I may be pushing my luck trying to win another giveaway; but blogging about other people's giveaways is gaining me followers, so here I go again. Jodi at Fun in First Grade is giving away a spectacular giveaway with 9 winners. She is giving away a years worth of fluency passages!!!! Please check her out for your chance to win!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I am sooo excited! All the time I have taken into enter everyone's giveaways has paid off DOUBLE!!! I won a free ticket to the Virtual Kindergarten EXPO from Hadar at Miss Kindergarten! And I also won Jody's giveaway at Camp Kindergarten! Now to figure out what I want from Jody's TPT store. Thanks for the opportunities!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Winter Ending Sound Sheet

So here is a very simple literacy workstation I created for my kids. I enjoy the cutesy stuff that I buy on TPT, but I attempt to make some of my own things and they are extremely simple. Click here for my ending sheet. So this is my first time trying to upload anything, hope it works!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Another Giveway!

A Teacher's Treasure is having a giveway as soon as she hits 500 followers. Go check her out.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Another Giveaway

Growing Up Teaching is giving away a $10 TPT certificate for reaching 10 followers. I am her newest follwer and she is up to 26!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Jody at Camp Kindergarten is having a giveaway to celebrate having 200 followers. Please head on over to check her out! 2 winners will get to pick 2 things from her TPT store.

Monday, January 9, 2012


I am new to the blogging world, and I am happy to have found a way to post a picture in my blog post. Not sure if it's the easiest way, but it worked YAY!!!!!!!!

This of course is my 1st linky party. Please join me at Mrs. Farley's Linky Party and get the chance to win a cool pencil sharpener.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Here We Go!

I have been a blog stalker for about a year now. I have gotten such great ideas and inspiration that I have decided to attempt to start my own blog. I am setting a simple goal for myself of posting at least once a month. I hope someone can get ideas from me, like I get from the many bloggers I stalk! Let the journey begin!!!!