Monday, May 5, 2014

I'm back, May Currently

Well I am back everyone. I haven't been posting on my blog for almost 2 years. It has been an overwhelming 2 years full of purging unneeded people and things.
Update: I am loving 4th grade and this year I was able to teach some of my precious students I had in second grade two years ago. Whoopi!! Below is a picture of my classroom from the beginning of the year. 

So in honor of being back and teaching 4th grade I am participating in Mrs. Farley from May Currently

I would like to dedicate my surprise to Lisa at Fourth & Ten because she is holding a TpT Sale and Teachers Pay Teachers is my go to site next to Pinterest. Check out her blog.

You can also visit her TpT store:

Hope you enjoy my new posts coming soon. P.S. summer is almost here.


Friday, July 13, 2012

4th Grade

OMG!!! I am moving from second to fourth grade. What do I do? Where do I start? On top of that my classroom is super duper tiny. Any suggestions or tips?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


So it's day 2 here at the IRA conference and I am having a good time. The part that I think everyone likes to here is they giveaway free stuff. I just couldn't believe how much stuff I walked away with today. I spent 2 1/2 hours (yes I said hours :-) ) in the exhibit hall. I was able to meet a new up in coming author, Courtney Shienmel and have an autographed copy to show my kiddies!

Image of Courtney Sheinmel  Stella Batts: Needs a New Name

The line for R.L. Stine was extremely long so I couldn't get to him. There were many authors all around.
The main theme at almost all the booths were Common Core which make me a little apprehensive about starting it next year but I spoke to an Imagine It rep and she told me the eSuite that we use will have the CCS associated with it online soon.
I attended a few sessions that were good and some that made me feel like I was sitting in a data meeting at work! I attended a session on the DAILY 5 but all they kept saying was read the book, read the book, procedure, procedure....if I needed a reminder of classroom management I would have chosen a workshop on that. Hopefully the 2 sisters are more informative.
Chicago is a very historic city. The architecture on the buildings and a lot of us going WOW!! I really think if you had the opportunity to attend next year in San Antonio, TX you should jump on it. It is a great enlightening experience. It is also a great place to network.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Magic Kingdom, Spring Break, IRA Conference, April Currently

Magic Kingdom Fun

So I live in Orlando, home of Mickey Mouse and all fun things imaginable. The place where dreams come true. My family came to visit so my nieces could experience the magic of their dreams coming true. Here we go:

Cinderella's Castle yes the Cinderella!!! The other Princess castles should be done next Spring.
My niece Treasure with my mom and stepdad in the background

My niece Tariya after she had a meltdown over a $70 princess dress that my mom refused to buy.

The girls and I 
We had a great time and I am glad the came on their Spring Break to visit. Now on to my Spring Break....

I had to bring the class pet Max the rabbit home with me this week and he clearly was missing the class in this picture

Florida teachers get into Sea World for free so two fellow teachers and I took the trip less than 5 miles from my house.

I'm underwater lol

To wrap Spring Break up my annoying lovely boyfriend and I took his son to the Science Center for his 2nd Birthday!

IRA Conference

Are any of my fellow bloggers going to the International Reading Association's Conference in Chicago at the end of this month? I am so excited to go woohoo!! 
If you are going leave me a comment I would love to meet up. To top it off I get to go to a Daily 5 workshop facilitated by the Two Sisters!!!!

April Currently

On to the April Currently hosted by the very own Mrs. Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade.

My super power is something I think everyone might wish for as a single or even a married teacher.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Update, Currently

So I have definitely been behind in posting but I have been keeping up with everything in the blog world. Here are a few pics of things I have been doing in my classroom.

We had an in school Field Trip to the Zoo!

 The bear tracks
 They are obviously in deep "discussion" (arguing)
 Our class pet Max! He is a wild bunny that chases us and pees on us! Ugh!!!!
 The kids made Valentine's Day mailboxes.
 My monkey mailbox :-)
 More kids boxes
 My gift to the kids
 Our solar oven experiment
 Everybody say S'mores!

My lovely Thirty-One bag arrived!

Now we are all caught up!

Everybody loves Farley's Currently. This one is so cute for March. To join her Currently Party for Click Here.
March Currently

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Currently and my uber stuffy nose day!

Here is my February Currently...Thanks to Mrs. Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade!

So today I was uber stuffy and sneezing all over the place. Germs run around our classroom like crazy. I had 3 kids out today. We try to sanitize all the time. Ugh its the worst when you have to work and your not feeling your best. My kids try to be my little nurses which is hilarious. I loathe being absent so I take my sickness to work even though I tell my kids not to come to school when they are sick "Do as I say not as I do?"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Clutter Free Classroom Challenge

So I am not even going to lie....I feel like I stalk Clutter Free Classroom. Others teachers walk into my classroom and call me organized while in my head I am screaming "This place is a mess." So I decided to post a few pictures of my classroom.

Here is my forbidden zone. My desk area that the kids sit in more than I do since my classroom computer count is limited.

Here is one side of my classroom when the kids are grouped together. Their "Goal Tracker Binder" If any of you know about Marzano and his scales we have a complete book that we were forced to make scales based on our state standards.

Here is a view from my small groups table of the kiddies in their "testing spots." I used two folders  and stapled them together to make their personal "house"- dividers.

So here is my challenge #1. I have posted a few pictures of my classroom. I am behind a few weeks but I hope i catch up.

If you want to join in on her Clutter-Free Classroom Challenge here is the link Click Here.