Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Now That's A Bright Idea!

I love doing small groups! I love the more individualized instruction it brings and the chance to really get to know your kiddos. This year I am even going to add some one on one reading conferencing.

To manage my time during small groups, I have done 3 before me, wearing a hat and probably a few other things that I don't remember because they didn't work. Well this year our assistant principal came up with a bright idea! Here it is and it is so simple and it WORKS!!!! I have a push light on my teacher table. When its on the students can't talk to me. When its off I will answer questions and move around the room. I turned it on for testing too. The kids totally get it!!!!

I'm Busy!!!!
How can I help?

The best thing is this little push light is SUPER cheap! You can find them at the dollar store. Then they just need batteries!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TA DA!!!! New Blog Design

Did you notice anything new? Like my entire (AMAZING) blog!!!!! Thank you so much to Kristy Bear Designs!!!! She took my ideas and made them even better than I could have imagined!!!! If you need your blog redesigned check her out!!!! I could not be happier she did everything super fast and was so easy to work with!

Here is the before incase you forgot: 

Now you can see the after! I am so excited!!!! 

I also wanted to give a shout out to a couple of more blogs! I have been a giveaway entering fool lately (because there is so much great stuff to win!) and I won two great giveaways!

The first one was from Promoting Success.  I won a hand painted teacher bag and some great back to school task cards. 

The second one is from Adventures in Teaching! I won a fall themed bundle! 

A big thank you to these ladies!!!! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

High and Lows of My Week


It has been great getting back to school and having fun with everyone! I feel like I have a bunch accomplished and things are going to be ready for the first day of school this Wednesday!

THE GIANT SALE at Michaels. We all know how expensive back to school is. Michaels is practically giving away half of the store. That made me feel so much better about spending my money. I spent it yes but it was not very much and on great things!

I finally got to present the new character ed program to our school! I have been working with a team all summer to get it together!

It feels so good to have it done and shown to the staff! 


I worked part time last year doing a job share. My co-teacher took a full time position and I could not be happier for her. Its perfect for her! However after a summer of looking for someone we still don't have someone to take her place. That means until we do I will be working full time. PLEASE PRAY that we find someone! Maybe you know someone near Southeast Denver that wants to teach part time?

Being away from my girls. I went part time so I could spend time with my sweet twin girls. This week I worked crazy hours not leaving before 5:30 once and most days way later. I missed my girls so much. I love LOVE my job but I really need to find someone for part time so I can spend time with my girls.   

Do you want to share your highs and lows? Link up at a First For Everything! 

A Very Curious Class Giveaway!

As you can tell from my recent posts I am so into the giveaway season. Maybe if I am really lucky the rafflecopter will finally smile in my favor! This is the perfect opportunity for just that!

A Very Curious Class is celebrating 100 followers! WHOOOHOOO because we get to benefit from her milestone! She is having two, thats right TWO giveaways right now! Head on over to check it out! GiVEAWAY. She is giving away fun school supplies at the perfect time of year!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Getting Ready!!!

I think that I have said it about a million times, but I am so excited for this school year. Last year was a learning year full of life events and school events. I am more than excited for the changes and GREAT things that will be happening this year!

We have had some fun trainings and some really really boring ones!

Yesterday we had an awesome team building scavenger hunt to explore the new things at our school and for us to get to know the new staff. ( we added a ton of new positions) Here are a few pictures of us trying to figure out the scavenger hunt.

Of course we WON!!!! We ran through the building and did not worry about who was in our way!

Then the boring stuff happened so I kept myself busy. Here are some of my projects from yesterday!

 Thanks to we Plead the 5th for these cute designs! These are going to go in the teacher's lounge. Because its really boring in there.



TA  DA!!!!! 
I made "curtains" for the cafeteria. It wasn't the original plan for my craft but my teammate suggested it and the principal said go for it! 

Today is my training!!!!!!!!!! I am working with my great behavior team and we are presenting our new character trait training! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School Survey!

I am officially back to school tomorrow. I am very excited about this new year and the positive changes that will be taking place. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite back to school items. Over the past several years I used a variety of pre made forms to get all of the information that I needed from parents. Last year I finally compiled it all into one document. Its perfect for my class! Maybe its perfect for yours!!!??? You can check it out here!