Peterson's Primary Peeps-have you visited this cute blog? I think you'll want to head on over there and enter her giveaway! So cute and I feel sure everybody would be able to use this in their classroom!
Down Under Teacher is giving away a giftcard to TpT or Amazon! You get to pick which one you want! Cool, huh?
Well, I realize this is Saturday, but I stumbled upon Jennifer's post at Empowering Little Learners and just couldn't resist posting. I guess you could say I got a bit carried away..........but I would love to have some feedback/suggestions/help on whether this has happened to you or if you can share some things you would do. I love my job and I totally am such a teacher nerd! LOL, I figured I would just copy my post here so hopefully if you feel the urge to offer some help just post it here! (It is long and I feel like I just rambled, but I do need some help!)
Before you read ALL of my confessions, this will be my 18th year........I taught K my first year and then taught first for the past 16 years. LOL okay, here goes my list of confessions:
1. I truly feel like a first year teacher running around with my head cut off and I feel like my mind is having a race to see what I can forget first!
2. I confess I have some of the sweetest kids and I can't wait to get started on my new adventure with them!!
3. I confess to already spotting my rounders after the 2 phase in days. We break them in 2 groups and they come from 8:30-11:00 on two different days. I don't like to do that and I am trying my hardest to make sure I don't label those kids. 4. I confess I feel like I am going to pull my hair out because I have wayyyyyy too many kids in a room. Currently I have 27 but had 29. How many students can you guys have in your classrooms? My principal is wonderful and she has done all she can for right now-have to wait to hear from the county which could be up to 40 days-all 5 of the K classes are this big or bigger! YIKES!
5. I confess I cannot wait for the new 2 K teachers to be hired so I can prepare for the kids that I will have this year in my class. I haven't put names on things like BEE Books or the bags I use to send home nightly reading books. I have had parents tell me as well to please make sure their child gets to stay in my room! Bless, I don't even know how they will decide who moves or stays.
Would love to have some feedback/help if this is familiar to any of you! I love my job and the lack of sleep-I have been getting up at 4:30 AM every morning because my nerves of what in the world I am going to do! Please help and send suggestions for me! I am only 40 and I feel like I am about 60! Have a great weekend!
Well, hello Thursday night.............I am about beat! Today I had 12 of my 28 Kindergarten students at school. Tomorrow I will have the rest of them come. All of the 5 Kindergarten classes have at least 28 or 30 students in each class. Have you all seen a rise in the number of students beginning Kindergarten? Hopefully we will get 1 or 2 more K teachers. The first grade classes also have 28 or 29 students-there are 4 first grade classes...............wow, we cannot figure out where all the kids are coming from!
Also, I would love to hear about some places that sell t-shirts for teachers! We would love, love, love to order some for our K level. If you know of a place, will you please share? Of course we would love to find the best price-there are 10 teachers and assistants on our grade level so far.
I am hoping to post pictures of my room before and after this weekend. I feel like I can't get much done b/c I have been worn out the past few days! Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday!
Kelly at Kelly's Avenue Designs is giving away a full blog! I would love to win this one for sure! The giveaway ends Wed, August 31, so don't forget to enter!
Mrs. Lee is having a giveaway! My friend, Kim Jordano, from kinderbykim.com and I are teaming up to do another GIVEAWAY! I am so very excited about her new Rock and Roll Word Family packet. Listen to this! This packet includes 18 darling fill in the blank pages to practice word families. Students just roll cubes to build words! The pages are adorable!All you need are the cubes and a sharpie and your students will be ready to "Rock and Roll"!
I found the cutest idea to help my students SEE what it means to keep their work space at their table clean. I was browsing Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade Tidbits the other day and found a neat idea-Clean Desk Fairy! She will use the book Pigsty, to help explain keeping a clean area. She also has precious cards that she shared for the "Clean Desk Fairy"! She also illustrated what a clean desk looks like. I have color coded group tables, but this idea will work! Thank you so much for sharing Mrs. Wheeler! I cannot wait to use this in my classroom this year.
Fabulous Firsties is giving away 2 scentsy bar scents to 2 followers. Giveaway ends August 14th!
Erin and Leslie at First Grade Fanatics are having a 14 days of summer giveaway! They are giving away new freebies for you each day to download! Be sure to check it out or you will be sorry! They are also having a Back to School giveaway. Be sure to go and register for your chance to win!
Head on over to Teacher Tam's Educational Adventures for a giveaway where every one wins something! She is giving away a free item 5.00 or less to her TpT store and some lucky duck will win a cd with all her items from her TpT store! I sure hope that winner could be me!