Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tomorrow is Friday, folks! Hooray for three day weekends, getting back into the school groove, and the excitement of new little learners! Have a great evening and day tomorrow!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
5. I got everything I needed finished before the families arrived. AND, I already finished my PowerPoint for Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday. SCORE!
4. Max & Mario, my two goldfish are a huge hit. Read: instant kindergarten celebrities!
3. A new kinder kiddo brought me gummi worms and M&M's after reading that they were my fav candies in my introduction letter. And, it was HIS idea! Sweetie!
2. There are no hugs like former student hugs. I love them all!
And the number one thing about today... the excitement, anticipation, and hugs from my new kinder kiddos bring a smile to my face and warm my heart.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Listening Work Station
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I'm a Birchbox subscriber, and Mrs. Wheeler was sweet enough to get me an Ipsy gift subscription for my birthday. (We love our products!!!) I have been pretty lucky with what I've received... especially these new go-to products... that I will be buying in bulk when my samples run out...
Monday, August 19, 2013
My days now are full of laminating, cutting, ever changing rosters, and trainings. Friday will be my first official day back at work. My plan is to finish up my classroom and online trainings over the next three days so I can focus on Open House, Kindergarten Orientation, and the first few days with my kiddos. Where are you in the back to school process?
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Oh, I also moved furniture. Why is it, when we have no intention of moving anything after a successful classroom setup, we still do? I moved bookshelves, my easel, and three sets of shelves. I. Must. Be. Nuts.
So, I'd like to introduce you to the BEFORE pictures of my classroom...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
I wandered in my room and look what I found...
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
While traveling, I stopped at Target (of course!), IKEA (of course!), and Walgreens (of course!) to pick up school supplies from all over the country.
Friday, August 2, 2013
9 Scooter & Me movement story video classes, along with... P/T Guides,16 self-regulation flash cards, 1 poster of self-regulation skill, and Activity Pages.
All of this is for $45.10, a savings of 45%!!!!
To get this deal, head on over to Educents at... https://www.educents.com/national-deals/deal/movement-mindfulness-program#.UfwPzZi9Kc0
This link will take you directly to the deal which has a short video link with more info!
This deal is only good for 10 days so downward dog, er... hop on over to claim it!!!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
A huge thank you!
As most teachers, I'm stressed and need to find ways to make time for myself. Yoga helps me do that! (Yee haw yoga!)
But, have you ever thought about your kiddos? When do THEY have time for themselves? When do they have the time to be mindful of how they feel, are given the opportunity to calm down and refocus their energy in positive and meaningful ways?
I've seen yoga do that with my kindergarten children, and I love sharing how good their bodies and minds can feel after even a short yoga practice!
There are oodles of resources out there on the interwebs...
But, I have found lots of information at http://yogainmyschool.com/. Yoga In My School recently sponsored a giveaway with Move With Me Action Adventures, and I was one of the lucky recipients of a Move With Me yoga DVD. (Hooray! Free things!)
Well, today was the 1st day we tried our new DVD and... it was wonderful! My kindergartners LOVED it! The guided practice includes a child friendly story about a little boy and his scooter, as well as all the things (people, animals, plants) they experience along the way. I definitely want to invest in some of the other DVDs in the series!
Here are some pictures of my kindergarten kiddos using the SMART Board to complete their daily yoga practice before work station time! :)