Saturday, June 23, 2012

Changes, Changes, Changes

Changes, changes, changes....the future seems to be full of them.  First, notice the blog's name change (somehow I think this is only a first draft).  I guess have totally thought it out and I'm jumping into my love of butterflies. It's one of the first units we teach and I'm in awe of the whole life cycle process.  I don't know who really gets more excited about our Butterfly unit me or the Firsties.  Now to figure out how to change the blog's layout and web address.  Add another change!

Changes, changes...Second, it's time to revamp the classroom.  In Kindergarten, it was about bears. The last two years, I shifted slightly to expand to bears and bees.  This coming year another shift...bees and butterflies.  I know, I know...but I have the cutest yellow bee pattern curtains.  But if I find some bright and cheerful butterfly material...I may have to "retire" the bee curtains.  Typical teacher..."retire" not "get rid of".  I've been all over Pinerest and blog stalking through Teaching Blog Addict to see some really GREAT organization ideas...which leads into my last change.

That list of summer projects just got longer.  Guess that's why it's Summer.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I need to relax. Just stop my teacher brain and relax.  But how can I with all of the great things pinned on Pinerest and all of those great blogs out there?  UGH!  My flash drive is in my computer and I have just downloaded at least 5 great ideas/free activities for next year.  And I keep thinking about the changes I want to make for next year.  Do I want to keep my Bees theme?  Do I want to dive into a Butterfly theme? Do I even want to change the name of this blog to be about Butterflies? How am I going to change my home school note books--and let me tell you I've seen a really great idea!  When can I get to Ikea to get some great supplies that I've seen posted another blogs? Blog stalking at it's best.  My brain is going in all different directions.  And what about some of the great book studies going on?  How am I ever going to relax???  As one of my good friends always said at teacher needs until the end of June to relax. July to finally relax and August to gear back into teaching mode. I might just be a model of that this year.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It's WHAT time?

It's WHAT time?  It's summer, does time really matter?  But really, it's WHAT time?  I couldn't have been on Pinterest that long?  Or so it seems I was!  Ok...but there are some really great summer projects to take on..wait..projects??  Yes, some very cool classroom projects to take on..they are MUST do's. Head over to Pinterest boards and check them out!

My Target, Hobby Lobby and Ikea lists have begun.  Off to get the needed items for my first I come Target and Hobby Lobby!

What summer projects are you working on this summer for your classroom?

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Summer vaca! Ahhhh....time for summer vacation.  I can 't think of two nicer words right now.  Yesterday, was the last day of school.  My Firties are now Second graders!  I'm excited for them.  A whole new adventure awaits them next year.  Some of my Firsties will be moving to new buildings--it was sad to see them go.  Even many of  my former Kinders will be moving on...some to middle school while others will be going to our Year Round building.  It was hard to see some of them go.  No more morning hugs from a last year Firstie; no more extra help in the afternoon from grown up Fifth grade Kinders.  Deep sigh.  Time to pack up my room for the summer and relax.  My goal for packing is to organize at the same time.  I know a big goal but I love walking in to a ready to go, organized room in August.  Then...relax, relax, relax.  Well, kind of...the Amazon boxes are already arriving with summer teacher reads.  This summer's goal...create a plan for the Daily Five (a summer reread).  What are your summer teacher reads?
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