Sunday, September 14, 2014

Let's try again...Sunday Scoop Take 2

So last week I was thrilled to link up with the Teaching Trio for the Sunday Scoop!  Well I hate to say I was very unsuccessful:(  Let's just say learning we are going to add a 4th first grade tomm (yes, you read that right!) and my town having their annual festival (which is a must do) required me to re-evaluate my to-do list.  If at first you don't succeed...try try again...so here it goes:)


Certainly I am not the only one this happens to...right???  Have a great week!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Scoop...a look ahead!

Just found a new linky!  The ladies at the Teaching Trio are hosting The Sunday Scoop.   I love anything that makes me put my goals out there!  Now I will feel like I am letting everyone down if I don't follow through.  Good motivation.  So here it goes....

This year my professional goals are to make sure the kiddos know what we are doing and trying to achieve!  My focus boards are a part of that, but of course the OCD teacher in me, needs them to be cute...so they are a work in progress.  Which of course brings me to my classroom reveal, seriously I love my classroom this year...it may be my all time favorite...so I have to take pictures so you can all see!!!  This week is one of my favorites, our annual Pumpkin Festival!!!!  I love every day of it and love that I live in such a fun and caring community.  Of course next year will be even better, as it will be Little J's FIRST Pumpkin Festival!!!  Have a great week everyone!

A makeover and a HUGE thank you!!!

What do you think???  I mean isn't it the cutest???  The colors were inspired by my classroom but the rest was the wonderful work of Lindsey at



She was wonderful to work with and truthfully underpaid for her great design.

I am inspired to create some great projects and activities that my firsties will love and now that the canvas is ready, you can bet I will be sharing it all right here!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Five for FRIDAY!!!!

Well it finally arrived...FRIDAY!!!  And in honor of my excitement, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Five for Friday!  My pictures aren't great but I will get better, ya gotta start somewhere!!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!







How great is it to be in floating in a pool on a Sunday afternoon and not worry about school stuff...all because you have another day off!!  Three day weekends are the best!!! A sunny warm pool day with a friend...priceless:)


Anyone else out there pin things like crazy on Pinterest and then NEVER do them???  Certainly I am not the only one..right???  Well I have big goals for myself and I want to be that teacher that really gets the kids engaged and be like all of you!!!  I have been so inspired not only by the teachers I work with daily, but also teachers in this awesome blogging community that I discovered over two years ago.  So now when I find it, I will TRY it!!  So what do 6 year olds like more anything else???  Using their hands and having fun!  So I decided that I would try some homemade playdough for rolling out our spelling words.  Well the recipe was simple but it didn't quite turn out right.  So back to the drawing board this weekend.  Be on the look out for pictures of my kiddos playing with playdough...I will find a recipe!!  And yes, I realize I can buy it...but where is the fun in that??



We began our Pete the Cat unit this week!  Nothing too exciting to share yet...but next week we will really get into it with Teacher by the Beach's Groovy Cat Unit.  I am so excited I can't wait!



I have to get better at keeping my table CLEAR!!!  The whole purpose of using a table is so I can work with kids!!!  I MUST get organized.  This was taken about an hour before Back to School night.  I got it clear before I met with parents.  Not as great of a turn-out as I would have liked...but it was nice to connect with some parents I hadn't met yet.  It was a long hot day and the good news is we all survived!!!


I am working with Lindsey at L.Paull Designs for All for a new blog design!  I am over the moon excited with what she is creating and I can not wait to share it with everyone.  Maybe next week my new look will be LIVE!!!  Check in next week to see!!!

Thanks for checking in on my week!  Please leave me a comment, I love meeting new bloggers!!!