Welcome to my teaching blog! I am an SEI teacher for kindergarten and 1st grade students, and this is my 3rd year of teaching in my own classroom. Every day is a new adventure, and there's never a dull moment! Please consider following my blog. :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Day of my 2nd Year of Teaching

left/right hand reminders

my new book shelf! :)

other side of my new bookshelf
clothespin on the tag of the basket where they get their books

door design

no name clip area

I also made a "first day of first grade" frame that each student took a picture with today.  So cute!
The day flew by today, and I hope that's how the first couple of months go...
Day 2 tomorrow!

Monday, August 27, 2012

'twas the night before Teachers' First Day

back to school message for the kids (tag found on Pinterest)

trying to stay organized this year...

morning meeting central

Friday, August 24, 2012

Classroom Set-up

Day 3-- Pinterest idea for organization

Days 1-4 working on my classroom library

Day 5-- my new classroom library :)

Labels (some found on Pinterest and some by me)

Day 5-- new Word Wall (tablecloth background)

Day 5-- new bulletin board! Pinterest idea, again...

Now, the question is...should I go in on Monday, or will I be okay with just 2 hours on Tuesday?  Before school starts on Wednesday?  Hmm...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

And so it begins...


the beginnings of a library...

Last Friday, I went back into the classroom for the first time to begin setting it up.  Let me tell you...ROUGH times and OVERWHELMING.  It's funny how it feels like I just packed it up, and now it's time to do it all over again!  Just look at all those boxes, stacks, and clutter-- embarrassing!  But my new project is to create a "real" classroom library for my kids.  I want them to be able to easily find and read books at their level or by their interests.  

Spent Friday and Monday at school 8-2pm...back again tomorrow & gearing up for my 2nd year of teaching!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Vacation

On hiatus until August 28th-- which is the first day back for teachers!