Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hump Day

Hello Friends. Wow is sure seems like I dropped off the face of the earth! We are in full swing of things at school. Today my kids met Zero the Hero! Boy was I cool.

However, not nearly as cool as I was on Tuesday. We do home visits and I had to run into my room real quick to grab my data binder. There were shrieks of MRS. HOFFER, MRS. HOFFER! Like I said, I am super cool Smile 

I really don’t have anything super exciting to share. But I will leave you with a question and what I am most excited for this week!

Do your kiddos have to keep data for themselves? How do you do it?

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WooHoo!! 3 Days til some Cowboy Football!!

GO POKES!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to School Books

I am linking up with BlogHoppin to tell you about my favorite Back to School Books.

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Of course I go with every other Kindergarten teacher in the world with my first two books.

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I can’t start the year off with out reading about Miss B and Chrysanthemum!

Then we always read about my favorite penguin. Tacky. “1-2-3 left, a-b-c right, stand up, sit down, say what’s for supper”

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We always talk about how Tacky walks to his own beat. We talk about how being different is okay! Which leads us into my absolute favorite book of ALLL time.

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“Ug-u-ly, ug-uh-ly, veeerrrryyy ug-us-ly” Stephanie stands up for herself to her friends. She says “Its MMMYY ponytail, and IIIIII like it!” My kinderfriends just giggle when I read this story. They will beg me for it all year long.

Make sure you go link up with Mrs. Wills at BlogHoppin and tell us your favorite Back to School books!

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tweet? Twit? Tweeter?

I will be the first one to say, I am twitterclueless! I need a Twitter 101! But my friend Jennifer over at Simply Kinder encouraged me to get started! So I dove right now in!

Come check me out! Click my link below!
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I also jumped into the Twitter Teacher Link up BlogHop! Check that out too! Please if you have ANY advice leave me a comment, I am learning as I go!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Freebie Friday

Today is the last day of Teacher Week at Blog Hoppin Sad smile
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But it is one of my favorites! FREEBIE FRIDAY!

I am going to mark one of my best sellers down to FREE from right now to 12:01am Saturday Morning. You better get it while you can!
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While you are in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store, check out my newest item.
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Its on sale til Tomorrow night too for only $1

Thanks for Visiting my Blog this week! Follow me to see all my new items, they are always on sale when they first go up!

Have a GREAT weekend, and an AWESOME new School Year!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Therapeutic Thursday

I am linking up with Blog Hoppin for Therapeutic Thursday.

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When I first saw Therapeutic Thursday I thought. What in the WORLD am I supposed to write about?! Then I thought, what is therapeutic to me? What do I do after a stressful day?

My first thought is doing this…

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With one of these…

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With these three boys…

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My hubby and our dogs, Leo and Atlas. As I speak? type? I have Leo curled up in my lap and Atlas is on my feet!

When I have time, I do some of this.

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I played golf thought all of high school and all of college. I am not good at it, but there is nothing more relaxing

And finally, reading up on Kindergarten things.

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That makes no sense, but thinking about school relaxes me! I love to read blogstalk, pinterest and create things!

Remember tomorrow is FRIDAY!

See ya tomorrow!

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where I teach Wednesday

Today at BlogHoppin it is Where I Live Teach Wednesday!
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I know I have shown some pictures of my classroom. But since I still haven’t taken pictures yet, I will reshow them!

IMG_1816 Our Carpet Area
IMG_1933 Our Free choice centers
IMG_1934 Our tables, Notice the three different heights. The far one, the kiddos sit on the floor, middle in chairs, closest one they have ball chairs.
IMG_1935 This is my writing center, which is bumped up against my library center.
IMG_1936  The other side of my library is my beloved bathtub! For those checking out my blog today. This bathtub was in my mommies classroom from way back when.
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A little blast from the past, my first day of kindergarten in my bathtub!


Well I went to school today, and took my pictures... Finally!!
 My entire library area.
 This area is my pocket chart area, with stuff in it :) You can see one of my ball chairs and my overhead center are living in there for the moment.
 Here is the divider between my carpet area and my tables. The purple and green tubs hold school supplies and the blue and pink have math manips in them.
 Then my home base. My computer, with my bookscase that holds all my computer games, and Scholastics Books on Video. My other bookcase holds ALL of my Mailbox and Scholastic teacher books. You can also see Ms. Lexi the hamster and my "Keep Calk and Teach On" quote. 

Please remember, It isn't messy, we are busy LEARNING!

See ya tomorrow for Therapeutic Thursdays!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Technology Tip Tuesday

I am linking up again today with Technology Tip Tuesday.
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My tip for today is a simple one. When you are looking at something that is in PDF format. For example, I wanted to print my sight words smaller.
So I started by clicking print. Simple huh Smile
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I went to the bottom of the page and click the box next to “Page Scaling”. Select “Multiple Pages per Sheet”
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Then decide if you want 2 per page, 4 per page or 6 per page.
Then hit okay. And the printer starts a-goin!
I wish someone would have let me in on this little tip about a year ago.
See ya tomorrow!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Must-Have Monday

I am linking up with BlogHoppin this week for Must Have Monday!

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These are few of my school MUST HAVES. As in I COULD NOT function with out them!

151013My Carson Dellosa notepads. I think I have one in EVERY monthly theme! I love them!

ipad2012-step0-ipad-gallery-01-normal My second must have in my iPad. I have a personal one, and our principal provided every class with one as well. I love love love them!

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And last but not least. As is posted in my room.

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Dr. Pepper is my #1 must have item!

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See ya tomorrow!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

AhH Saturday..

I forgot how much I LOVE Saturdays. My first two days with kiddos were WONDERFUL! I have such a sweet bunch. Knocking on wood, I didn’t have one problem the last two days!

But Lord Almighty, I forgot how tiring it is to teach to 22 five year olds. I came home both days and fell right to sleep!

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I made this super-cute-if-I-do-say-so-myself picture frame at midnight the night before school started!

I PROMISE I will pull my room together tomorrow, and take pictures! I will post them one of these days. I will try to be back with pictures of my centers for this week. 1st full week back and we will be reading “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and learning our colors.

Ooh before I leave. Join us over at Kindergarten Lifestyle!

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True story, I have been falling asleep at 7, right when I come home from school. My classroom is becoming my 1st home!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

1st Day of School

Today was our first day of school! I am so dead tired! I promise that tomorrow after my kiddos leave,  I WILL TAKE A PICTURE OF MY ROOM! I have to say that it is the cutest my room has ever been!

See ya (hopefully) tomorrow

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back to School

It is that time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what  I do. I LOVE my kids, (Well I am assuming I will). But there is something about not having to wake up before, oh say, 11 am Smile 

Today was my day to not think about school, I wasn’t allowed to go up there, no blogs, no TpT.  I failed. Miserably. I started thinking about abcs and 123s about 10am. What can I say, It is in my blood!

So I spent all morning filling my shopping cart. Because, I am sure you have heard.. Tomorrow and Monday is the big…

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Yay! I am so excited!!

Make sure you check out some of my goodies!

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Make sure you go check out TeachersPayTeachers for some super discounted goodies!!