Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Favorite Day of Kindergarten!

Today we started our district EOY writing assessments. The prompt was to write about "your favorite day in Kindergarten." How are my littles supposed to just pick ONE day out of the many fantabulously fun days we had this year?! Zoo, Nature Center, All-Staar Day, Field Day, our talent show program (we did a dance to "Happy")...too many to pick from!

Here are a couple that finished. They both wrote about Field Day.

The details in the picture are amazing! The sno-cone truck, the sections of the sidewalk, the colors of the sno-cones. Makes my heart smile! :)

I just love this illustration because she drew me at the finish line. What a metaphor! As a teacher, I feel like I'm my students' biggest fan, always cheering them on and celebrating with them once they've accomplished a goal.

What can I say, I'm proud of the progress my kiddos have made this year. I'm going to miss this group so much!

Buuuttt....6 days!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Field Day fun!

Yesterday was Field Day! Wow, was I tired when I got home! Aside from an hour for lunch it was non-stop competitive craziness! Nine of my student's parents came to watch/help- that was the most I've had the last 3 years. 

One of the highlights of my day was the super fun tutu I wore. My insanely awesome, fun, silly friend Emma (who teaches 3rd) and I made them just for Field Day- we definitely stood out in the sea of kiddos and parents! 

How flippin' cute are we?!?

Our school had a sno-cone truck come for the day. After lunch we all relaxed for a bit eating our sno-cones- the result was the colorful tongues you see here! We love being silly!

I thought it was cool you got a lei with your sno-cone. The boys weren't as impressed but the girls got creative with theirs!

8 days until summer!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hello blogging world!

Howdy everyone!

This blog is a project that has been a long time coming. There are so many blogs out there that I just *adore*...Mrs. Plant at Mrs. Plant's Press, Mrs. Carroll at The First Grade Parade and Mrs. Larremore at Chalk Talk (who actually works in my district and mentored me my first year!). I kept saying to myself, "These women are so successful and so creative, I want to follow in their footsteps." But I just never made myself find the time to actually follow through with my oh so grandiose goals.

Well, I sat down and gave myself a "life's too short to not go after what you want" talk, got a cute blog (more about that later) and here I am! Besides, what kind of a teacher would I be if I tell my kiddos they can do anything they want yet not do that exact thing myself??

So a little about little 'ole me. I'm actually an alternatively certified teacher. After I graduated from SFA (Go Lumberjacks!) I just couldn't find a job that truly satisfied me and was sort of just going through the motions. My best friend's husband was about to start a tour in Iraq and she asked me to move in with her while he was there to keep her company. She's a teacher too (an awesome one at that!) and helped me land a job as a para at her school. As a Christian I believe that the man upstairs knows what He's doing; was He ever so right this time. I immediately fell in love with educating kids. Now I'm about to finish my third year teaching and would not, could not ever do anything else!!

I'm not married but I do have one child. He has 4 paws, a tail that he loves to chase and the cutest little face ever! His name is Chip and I'm proud to admit I spoil him like crazy!
Just look at this face!

I want to give a shout out to Alicia at Dream Like Magic for helping this not-very-technology-savvy gal install this cute, cute blog template. Check her out!

So that's me in a nutshell! I can't wait to start sharing ideas with you on here and making lots of new friends!