Saturday, October 19, 2013

Long Time No Blog!

Well, it has been a while since I made a post! I don't think anyone has noticed anyway! It has been a crazy busy Fall but now that Parent Teacher conferences and report cards are finished maybe....just maybe I will be better! I am hooking you up with a freebie for the season!
Doubles Bump!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I just love my new blog design! Thanks to Nancy from Joy of Kindergarten and Uniquely Yours Blog Design! She has done a great job getting my blog up and running for me so that it looks cute! We all know it must look cute, right?
I hope to become a much better blogger now! I promise!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mystery Walker Game

Well, a few of my Firsties are still (after almost 3 weeks) having some difficulty walking in the hall without swinging arms, jumping around on the tiles, or talking! I remembered hearing about a game called Mystery Walker. I was telling my student teacher about it and we decided it might be a good idea to use to help with our hallway behavior! The game is simple. Tell the students that you are going to secretly pick a "mystery walker" prior to leaving the classroom to walk down the hall. As you go down the hall pretend that you are watching everyone by actually focus on the student who is your "mystery walker." When you get back to the classroom either reward your "mystery walker" or tell the class that your mystery walker did not follow the rules and that person will not get the reward. DO NOT say who the mystery walker was if they did not have success! I think this is going to work great!
I read a post at Teaching Third Grade blog about a poem that goes along with this idea so I have typed it up and added some fun graphics. It is free at my TPT store.Mystery Walker Poster

Monday, August 26, 2013

I have been MIA!

So sorry for the long lapse in posting! The beginning of the school year knocks me out! So tired! We started our 3rd week today and I think things are getting better!! I have a great group of kids this year! Happy Teacher!!

If you are still setting up your routines and need a good book, try Interrupting Chicken.
Find some great ideas for this book at Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade Tidbits
Time to go relax! Hope your school year has started off great!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Back to School Ideas

I am linking up with Mrs. Wheeler to highlight some great back to school products! Go check it out!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Library Freebie

I decided I needed a cute little Pirate themed sign in my Library corner so I made one! I hope someone else can use it also! Pirate Library Sign Freebie

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Inspiration and Faith

Well, this post doesn't really relate to teaching except for the fact that at this time of year we all need a little inspiration! We also need to be reminded (as we scramble around to get ready for a new school year) of what is truly important in our lives!

If you want a good read, please check out the book, Realer Than Real by Ryan Wilkins. It is the story of one family's true life events and how their faith helped them through some very difficult times in their lives. This book will make you laugh and then the next page will have you crying. What a good writer this author is!

We are friends with this family and have followed their struggles in recent years. You can find this book here: Realer Than Real