Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm here. barely.

I know I haven't updated since before school when I was decorating my room.  It has been so crazy.  Even with only have fourteen students.  Yes I know - 14 - I feel like I have 30 with all the various needs of my students.

Just this past week I had my evaluation, three meetings, a sub, and two field trips.  I'm working on the postcard exchange on top of the wedding plans.

I'm off to bed now - but I haven't forgotten.  I will try to update with substantial information soon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Classroom Pictures and

First if all do any of you use Amazing! Will talk more about my newest love later this week.

Here are the pictures of my finished room!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 1 in Classroom

Here are some pics of what I did in an hour and a half. The custodians moved all the furniture back in, so I did:

1. Student desk arrangement
2. Laminated a lot of things
3. Organized supplies
4. Setup 2 out of 6 computers

Take a look! I will be back Sunday with highlights from the IB conference!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Classroom Day zero?

Currently there is no furniture in my room. I have been told, though, that it will be in there today. I want to try and get a few things done before I go to Austin tomorrow.

I am so excited to be attending another IB conference. This one is all about Inquiry in the classroom. I will tell you all about it when I get back.

Here is a picture of my room right now on day zero.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Made-It Monday~!

Hey all!  It's my favorite day of the week again!  Tara, I just have to think you so much for making Mondays exciting!!  (Did I just say that?  :D)  I have truly enjoyed not only making my own things, but getting inspiration from teachers all over the world.

If you're interested in linking up with Tara's Made-It Monday or you're simply curious about what other teachers are doing click here

School Made-It

1. Labels

I have been wanting to make my own math manipulative labels and organizational labels for a long time.  Then I read Kristin's post yesterday from Ladybug's Teacher Files and I thought.  Hers are super duper cute.  Why spend my time reinventing the wheel right?  Well, there's only one problem.  My kids have Mandarin Chinese as one of their specials.  So I used her as inspiration and made a Mandarin Chinese label.

I fully intend on buying every single thing in Kristin's store.  I just love her new Bright & Clear decor!  If you're interested in the hype that is Kristin please visit her blog here.

I also wanted to take a dab at creating some math manipulative labels.  Here's what I have so far:

So those cover most of the math manipulatives that I use in 3rd grade. There are so many cute labels already out there, but I wanted to create something in my pink and lime green color scheme.  Plus I really like how the black makes it pop.

I have also started working on strategy cards for the CAFE/CRAFT/FACE board.  Here's a preview:

So before this weekend, I had never really made labels before so I'm just playing around with it.  I am trying to make things I will actually use though.  So many times I see things on Pinterest and my cuteness alarm goes off before my brain has a chance to say "You would never use that!"  Haha.

Home Made-It

Collage Wall

Nate and I currently live in a two bedroom apartment.  While we have lived here for over two years, our walls are primarily white with no decoration.  I have calendars up and a few pictures, but all too often I am staring at white walls.

Well,  as most of you know I am engaged and getting married in Maui in June.  We just got the prints back from our engagement pictures, and all I could think about was this...


So remember this from the other day?

All those 50 cent things from the Dollar Spot at Target!  And all of these frames that were on sale?
Well this is the finished product...drumroll please!!

I know it's nothing you would ever find on pinterest.  BUT  total cost including decorations, prints, frames, thumbtacks, cork board = $11.34


Besides my wall in the apartment, I really haven't done anything major for school in the past week.  I'm kind of realizing that summer is passing me by.  It seems between blogging, wedding planning, and classroom decor so many hours pass by.  Don't get me room, I'm having a fabulous summer, I just need to remind myself to stop and smell the fiancee or appreciate time with loved roses.  :D  Or something like that.

Happy Monday!