Sunday, October 9, 2011

Finally A Weekend OFF!

OMG!  I can't believe I have not posted since August!  Where has the time gone??????  This is my first weekend (actually day) that I can sit and do nothing. No running kids around, no Master's homework. Just time to sit and catch up on all the amazing blogs that I follow!  This year I have an all girls class of 2nd graders and I just LOVE IT!!!!!!!!  I love my girls!  This is my first year doing it and I have had so much.  Now that all testing is done and October is here we can get our hands into some crafty Halloween projects. On the flip side one of the hardest things this year has been having a Level 3 Intern.  Do not get me wrong...she is great and is going to make a great teacher but it is so hard letting her have the control of the class.  I have to bite my lip from not interjecting. Nevertheless I am having a great year and will posting soon some of the spooky things my girls created for the month.
Tootles for now!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Another Addiction!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile....trying to finish my Master's class which ends next weekend.  YEAH!!!  Then I have my Internship in Ed. Leadership to complete.  This first half of the year will be quite busy for me!  I am getting a Level 3 intern of my own so hopefully she is good and is ready to dive-in.

So.....first it is this blog and now I have found another addiction....
Pinterest Logo

  How many of you have found this site???????  Can I say OMG!!!!  Here is the lowdown of this fabulous site:

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interest.

To sign up is free just go to
and click the "Request the invite" button.  You will receive an email inviting you but not immediately.

While your waiting check mine out at:
I just started today :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ladybug Teacher Giveaway!!

I just found this amazing blog and she is having a giveaway!!
If you are new to the "blogging" world she has tutorials to help explain everything.  
What I also like is her blogging templates in which I am scounting out to getting one.
So don't wait!  
Head over to her blog to find out the details of her won't be disappointed!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Finding for Science Investigations!

Last week I went to a science training and one of the things our county does is Long Term Investigations. 
 A long term investigation basically needs to last more than one week.  

One of the ideas they shared with us I want to share with you! 

They called it Grow Gator because we got to take home a gator they purchased for us but at Michael's I found all these great Grow Me animals that the students are going to LOVE!!!! 

They were only $2.00 a piece.......$2.00 a PIECE!!! 

 I found mine in the sale section so you might have to ask someone for help.

I think I am going to let table groups of students have an animal and they will  come up with their own investigation.  They will have to decide what kind of liquid to put them in, predict how big they will get, keep a journal of observations for at least 2 weeks. 
 I think it will be cool for all my students to be able to see all the animals!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Christina Bainbridge's Classroom Giveway

For all of those that are deciding exactly what you will need for your classroom theme next year you might want to check this out!
Christina Brainbridge is giving a away a classroom theme set!!!

She is one of the contributors to The Teaching Oasis which has some fabulous things for a small amount of money.

You need to hurray!!!  The giveaway ends this Sunday.  Go to her blog and follow the rules.
Good Luck!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Goals for the SUMMER!

Now that I kind of have this blog started and feeling my way around I need to start working on my summer goals!  One thing that I would like to accomplish is revamping my Word Study!  I have been hunting around on some of my favorite teacher's websites and I LOVE what Beth Newingham is doing for her word study.  If you haven't checked it out, she has gone into detail of what she does for her 3rd graders. I too do not want my students just to memorize words for their weekly test.  I want them to learn patterns and be able to apply it to words they come across to and be able to figure them out!!  Take a look at her blog that goes into details at

So now comes the hard part of developing lists for my second graders!

Wish me luck!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

My first day blogging!

So I started seeing some of my favorite teacher's starting to have blogs and I decided that I should have one too.  So here I am trying to figure out what to do instead of doing my own homework for my Master's degree :)