Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years Ever

I am linking up with my FAVORITE blogger today! Deedee Wills!

This one is going to be a toughie! Fitness…Yuck!
My goal is to run a 5k! There I said it, and I can’t take it back! I tried to do the C25K. But school kinda got in the way, so I am going to do way better, I promise!
My second resolution is to not drink as much Dr. Pepper! But when this is your class motto:
It is going to be kinda hard Smile
Well I have met one of my resolutions! I went to the Dollar Tree! And boys and girls are we going to be organized!
Every table will get a new trashcan and a little broom!
And before I go (I have a feeling today is going to be a two poster) I will show you a sneek peek of what is going on in my dining room!
Look at how cute it is! See ya later!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Intervention Tubs

Hey guys! I thought it is that time of the year, we know some of our babies need some interventions. So I thought I would resurrect a post that I posted at Time4Kindergarten earlier this year.

I have two tubs, an Math Intervention Tub and a Reading Intervention Tub.  

In each tub I have file folders. The folders are labeled Team 1, Team 2, Team 3 and Team 4. Slide3 

When we have a spare body who can work with kiddos, I will tell them to work with Team 1 (or 2, or 3 or 4)  They will go pull the file for Team 1, and have Larry, Curley, Moe, Bob, Sally and Jane line up at the door.

When they get to their spot to work the helper opens up the folder and this is what they see.

There will be one or two activities and an ABC chart (just in case they need an additional boost)
On the back of the folder there is a place for documentation.

They will just write the date, what activity and which students are present. I try to change out these activities multiple times a month. It depends on how quickly the students master the skills.

I have the set of editable files that you can download.
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And yes, you are reading the 4th post in 4 days! (Part of my  New Year's Resolution early!)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Professional Development

Lookie at me! I am posting 3 days in a ROW! What?! No I am not sick! I love me a good Linky Party and some of my favorite bloggers are throwing a week long one!

So today is Professional Growth. I have a confession, (and if you saw my post today on Pre K and K Sharing you might know it too)  I LOVE me some =books! Look at my collection!
I love it when Mailbox has their $50 mystery box!
I have 4 go to books that I read EVERY SUMMER!
Debbie Diller’s Spaces and Places, Making the Most of Small Group and Literacy Work Stations. I always read Donna Whyte’s You Can’t Teach a Class You Can’t Manage.
I own each and every one of these books. I just need to read them! I have read the Daily 5 about 4 times, I just can’t wrap my brain around it with Kinders. Our K-2 teachers are doing a book study on Teaching with Poverty in Mind. We are hoping it gives us some good tips!

Now when it comes to workshop. I love to go to workshops. We just went to one on CCSS and Differentiated Instruction. We will have another in March. These are coming from the State Department of Ed.

Then my favorite thing in the world is going to the OK Kinder Conf. I CAN’T wait to go!!
Shut the front door, Kim Jordano is going to be there! I can’t wait to meet her!! Also my friend Jennifer at Herding Kats tells me she is going to come too!

I have asked Hubs until I am blue in the face, and I think he has finally given in! I SOOOO want to go to National I Teach K!

Well there is my ideas on Professional Growth :) Now go link up with Amanda!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blog Brag

I am linking up with Christiana Bainbridge to do a post about 2012’s Blog Best and Brightest.
I would have to say the best thing I have done this year is start a blog. I have been selling on TpT for almost a year, but I started really into this blogging world during the OK Kinder Conference. This is the link to see me and Jack Hartmann!
I really focused this year on Sight Words, I found that was one of my weaknesses. So it doesn’t surprise me that two of my favorite purchased items are both about sight words.
One of my favorite purchased items would be from my new friend Kinder-CRAZE
and then the one item I have purchased which have saved my LIFE is from Differentiated Kindergarten.
Then my favorite blogging friends:
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I just love these ladies! They have some AMAZING ideas.
I just found that “Pretty Woman” is on. It is my favorite movie of all time, so I have a movie to watch :) So I will talk to you guys later!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my Bloggy Friends!!!
I participated in the Holly Bloggy Christmas this year! I had SO much fun. I was paired with two of the cutest funniest bloggers around!
The theme this year was “A few of my favorite things”. My partner that I sent to was Michelle from 3am Teacher!
I had so much fun with her as my partner! This was what I sent her.
First off those who know me in real life, know I LOVE romance novels! I can read about two in a day! I also love CHOCOLATE! But what teacher woman doesn’t, right?
I also am a little obsessive about towels in my house. They HAVE to match the holiday, in fact my penguins and snowmen have already gone up. The penguin hand towel, is a double favorite thing, because I love penguins too!
Then I also found the cutest little bee to hold hanitizer. It is a magnet people! The last two years my classroom has been in owls and bees, so a perfect combination here. Then it was all placed nicely in a cup. Have you used one of these cups? If not run, don’t walk, to your nearest Walmart and get one RIGHT NOW! My kids know that I don’t go anywhere with out it!
Go check out Michelles blog. She has some amazering clipart.
I got my package from Krissy Hutten from Ms. Hutton’s Buttens.

I stalked my front porch for days, and the day I forgot, Hubby came home for dinner and said “What’s this” *squeal*
She wrote me a little love note, explaining all her gifts.
Kit-Kats, Hubby ate them already :( They are his faves too. A cute stamppy. I love love me some stamps.
Some lotion and Gumby and Pokey. My fave show when I was little was Gumby.
Then she sent me some CandyLand lipgloss, and my new friend Morty the Snowman. Isn’t he presh!

I just love Krissy! She has a fun little blog. Go check her out!
Well I am off to watch the hubster play Call of Duty! I PROMISE I will be back some time soon!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Time

I am so sorry my friends, I am worn smooth!

I really haven’t wanted to come blog, my heart is still broken, and I still am having a hard time. We are singing, dancing, and playing our hearts out in Kindergarten this week.

I might be back tomorrow with some pictures! My cousins have had basketball games this week, so we haven’t been home in time.


Friday, December 14, 2012


I have sat and watched the news since I have been home. I have done nothing but cry. I can only imagine the fear that was felt in that building.

I know I look at 24 sets of parents in August and tell them, “Your child is safe with me, I will protect them like they are my own”  That is why Kaitlin Roig’s quote brings me to tears, because she did everything she could to protect her babies. 

"If they started crying, I would take their face and tell them, 'It's going to be OK,'" Roig continued. "I wanted that to be the last thing they heard, not the gunfire in the hall."


My prayers are being lifted to the family and communities in Newtown.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mr. G

Tomorrow we are watching “The Grinch” one of my FAVORITE movies! We are going to have grinch juice!
I can’t wait!

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I am in real quick tonight, I have dance class to get to! Just wanted to remind you that we turned the 12 Days of Christmas freebies into the 25 Days of Christmas Freebies! So go click through and see some awesome bloggers and their awesome freebies!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wordless POst

One word. DIBELS. Two Words. I’m exhausted.


This is a dead on assumtion of me. Right down to the dr, pepper.


I am headed to bed1 Night Friends!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

SUnday Post

I know. I should be writing my lesson plans and deciding what we are going to be doing this week. Instead I am linking up with two of my FAVORITE bloggers!

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12. Favorite movie you watched:

Uh…tie between Hunger Games and Breaking Dawn pt 2


11. Favorite TV series:

This is a LONG list : Grey’s Anatomy, Glee, Sister Wives, B&G, Tia and Tamera, SportsCenter,

10. Favorite restaurant:

Japanese Steak House….mmmm Sushi

9. Favorite new thing you tried:

New Things….what is that :)

8. Favorite gift you got:

I got this SUPER cute sweater from my Aunt and Uncle for my bday. Peach and Khaki

7. Favorite thing you pinned:


My dogs are my world, and I am sure this is what they think!

6. Favorite blog post:

I would have to say that I don’t know!

5. Best accomplishment:

Out of my 24 kids, 21 know their letters! And the other 3 are not to far behind!

4. Favorite picture:

My fav pic I can’t post because it is one of my kiddos so you will have to settle for a old photo


Hubs and I on our wedding day

3. Favorite memory:

One of my most difficult students, will come up and squeeze my hand 3 times and say “I wuv you” Makes my heart melt every time.

2. Goal for 2013:

To get our house finally finished!

1. One Little Word:



Saturday, December 8, 2012


It is late Saturday night, I have been with my parents all day. The upside of a 7 hour car ride was I redid my Groundhog unit and started on my Lion and Lamb March centers!


I thought I would show you what Candy Cane has been up to in our room. I told the kids she got bored by herself because I haven’t been up there late recently! She made herself a zip line across our room! Smart Elf!


Then while the kids were at Music, she went across the room on the line!

To show how busy we have been, and how quickly the holidays have snuck up on us. We still have our Frankies in the hall! I know! Not good! My mom told me I need to get them down! So I decorated mine for the upcoming season :)


Have a good Sunday, I will be back tomorrow!