Wednesday, June 27, 2012

say it ain't so

{yes I know, ain't isn't a real word}.

 It's only June and I've already had my first "back-to-school" dream, hopefully getting out of the AK and into some sun will help hold off any other dreams and let me focus on enjoying my summer.

I love the whole *squirrel* thing, and that is totally "me", but I don't want to step on any toes, and realistically it's usually sparkly things that distract me so. . . . . . . . .


I had a hair appointment this afternoon and I didn't want to drive all the way home from summer school and then back {I live on the opposite side of town}, So I headed to Target to window shop and pick up a couple of things for my trip.

As I perused the aisles I saw that they already have school supplies out,  that's right . . . . . school supplies. I didn't take a picture {mainly because I was trying to drag myself away  by quietly repeating "you don't have anywhere to put them}.  Let me ask a question - is it too early for school supplies?  It's not even July yet!


I also made these super cute notebooks for my summer school kidlets.  I found the notebooks at Michael's for 50 cents, typed up to the cute tag, and then attached pencils.

2 more days of summer school and then I will be FREE!  Can't wait for San Antonio and then Washington to see my family,

Monday, June 11, 2012

spreading the love

I'm teaching Summer School for my school district this year.  I have 14 1st graders and we focus on reading from 9:00 to 12:00.  It's crazy, busy and fast-paced.  We do a language warm-up, sing and read a story, write, use Lexia in the computer lab, and then I meet with small groups while the other kiddos do "Must Do/May Do" {I tried Work Stations, but it did not go well, and I don't have the time to really teach those procedures the way I would in my normal classroom so we switched it up}.

Comparing/Contrasting the Gingerbread Cowboy and the Gingerbread Girl

Ummmm. . . . most of the work I've been giving my kiddos comes from blog stalking/TpT packs that I've purchased.  I was making my differentiated packets today and 3 other teachers asked me where I found my fabulous word work {It was from this fab pack by Babbling Abby}.  So I gave them the lowdown on TpT.  I love sharing ideas and resources with other teachers.

I'm super excited to start reading the Daily 5 {click here to check out the book study}.  I did workstations/centers with my kinder kiddos, but since I'm moving up to 2nd grade I want them to be more independent as readers.  I will be following along {from Texas and Washington too}.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bad Blogger and . . . . .Currently

I have been an awful blogger lately, hopefully now that things are settling down I will have more time to post.  I am linking up with Farley's Currently


confession, I typed the Currently last night, but I fell asleep on the couch (in my workout gear) but it's pretty much the same tonight *sigh*.