Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Classroom tour!!

Linking up with blog Hoppin for their classroom tours linky today.
 Once again a day late and a picture short but I did get it up! I love looking into everyone elses worlds!
I currently have 24 students on my roster for the year. I had 25 last time I was in K. Hoping to have less than 9 behavior students this year though!
So since I have kindergarten screening this week my goal was to have my classroom all done and I almost completely succeeded. I have a few small things to do but it is a huge relief to see the end of the tunnel. I stuck with the Seuss theme again this year and I am so glad that I did! So without further ado here are the pictures of my classroom. I will post update once I get the last bookcase in at the end of the week.

House Keeping Center

Wall behind small group table

Birthday board. Still trying to decide what to put the students name and birth date on to stick on each hat

Entry board. The page protectors I hung are to put the lunch menu, classroom newsletter and not sure what else in.

These clocks have been update with titles on the other ones as well. 

So this picture is deceiving. It makes my classroom look gigantic. I will try to take another one to give better perspective. I am standing by the end wall on my whole group carpet area. All the stuff on the tables is gone now too. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Let's talk about me!

I decided to join the linky over at blog hoppin this week. Very excited! So let talk about me! I will do this in list form. (Because I love lists!)
1) I am about to start my third year teaching. My first year was spent in kinder, second year in first and I am VERY excited to be going back to k this year! I have been told that now that my principal has me in k I am stuck for good (just fine by me). 

2) I have wanted to be a teacher since the first day of first grade. I had a fabulous teacher and wanted to be just like her. I have never changed my mind about this either. 

3) going with # 2 unlike most young teachers who have been gathering stuff for their classrooms for a couple of years I have been gathering things since I was 6. Lol

4) I am 24 years old. I still get carded ALL the time. Ugh! I know eventually it will be nice to get carded but now it's just annoying. 

5) I live at the beach. My house that I have been living in has an ocean view. I'm moving at the end of the month though-no more ocean view but it's only 3 blocks away. 

6) I have a 3 year old lab retriever mix named Napili. I love her even though she is a little nuts. Her name comes from my favorite bay on Maui. 

7) I play tennis twice a week (most weeks). We are lucky to have 2 indoor courts in the area with a pro. I'm usually the youngest  one there by about 20 years. We have a blast though!

8) When I was a baby I ate sand. By the handful! And I was not a small baby (9lb 13 oz when I was born) so those were not small hands.

9) I hate drinking milk. On cereal I can stand it in small amounts but just drinking a glass of milk? That is GROSS!)\

10) I hate it when people touch my feet! I had the second pedicure of my life this summer because I was going to wear sandals to a wedding. It tickles and I just think it is gross to have people touching my feet (especially summer feet, I do live at the beach).

So there you have it. It's a day late but I finished. I think I will try for the whole week but with screening today and tomorrow I may have to do a double day. But I will say my classroom is basically done minus one bookshelf that will be added this week!
(oh and I will try to add pictures to this later. They my phone was having trouble uploading my post)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

August Currently and classroom update

Is it really August 4th?! YIKES! I have kindergarten screening in 8 days. My room is nowhere near ready. I have books EVERYWHERE!
Here is my currently.

Listening: Shark week started today. I am enjoying it today while I am somewhere with a tv, unlike my own house currently.

Loving: Who doesn't love spending the day in their pajamas.

Thinking: I keep telling myself that I will have my classroom as close to done as possible before the 13th... But I can't have it all the way finished until my grandpa comes to help build a bookshelf.

Wanting: So I have mentionedd before that I am moving. Well I'm moving into the family's cabin but I have to wait for my mom to move into her new place first and the closing date keeps changing. Makes me nuts!

Needing: See thinking and wanting. The rest of my summer revolves around those two things. Oh and can't forget that my little sister turns 21 in 21 days! YIKES!

Must Haves:
1)Comfortable shoes-I prefer Toms. I may need to order another pair.
2) Organized classroom-I need everything in it's place to start the year.
3)Smiling Students- They make my day!

Go link up with Farley!

Now for the promised updated pictures from school last week.
semi close up of my birthday board. I still need to decide what to write the students names and dates on. Any ideas?

Look who got to come to school with me for the day! My dog Napili. Notice the mess of books she is staring at!

If you are a teacher and you don't have your own personal laminator I suggest you go get one. I bought this one at Costco. Works great! Only one person is allowed to operate the big one in the work room so this has been my friend.

kept telling myself I would do this last year and never got around to it.

I have a cute dog and I like to take her picture.


Seuss alphabet!

seuss alphabet and my lists of things to do...

back wall. Not done yer. There will be a tall bookshelf on the right that will be where those carts are.