June 27, 2014

Oh Summer...Five for Friday

Oh summer.
How are you slipping away so fast?
So fast that I have dearly neglected this sweet little blog and my followers as I'm wrapped up in all of your goodness {which I am VERY sorry by the way}. 
Here's to my start of summer blogging!

I've actually created 2, yes only 2, products.
They are pre-made cards for your word wall. 
I will do a post on them soon. Until them check them out in my store {here} and {here}.

I went and bought a new devotional to read each morning by Beth Moore. 
If you have never listened or read something by this lady it is a MUST!
This is one thing I love spending more time doing in the summer, with my coffee of course!

My second most favorite (and newest favorite) thing to do is get my fitness on.
I've finally found something that I love to do and it goes by the name of Zumba. 
Makes me feel like a dancing queen!
Plus I feel a lot better because of it.

Yes, I've actually been up to my room twice now.
And thank goodness I did because my cabinets were about to drive me insane!!!
The mess on the left now looks like (almost) perfection on the right. 
Hoping it stays this way most of the year!

One of my projects this summer is to level my library. I am just not having this "I can't pick a book that I can read" crap going on in my room anymore. I want them engaged in the right books!
So....I've found a few places for leveling but I need more.
Suggestions or anything that has worked for you?

Happy Friday!

June 26, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I'm normally all about #tbt on Instagram but have totally missed that train the past few weeks...my mind must be on summer time! So I thought my good ol' blog needed some love and this would be a good place to pick it back up!

First off, here's my throwback picture from a science class in college.

We made "science eyes" to wear when we teach science lessons because science is all around us, you see!

Getting on with the show, here is a Throwback post from last November with my favorite craft for digraphs!


Who says a week of review has to be boring?
"Not I", said the teacher.
Each day last week we picked a different digraph to review and got a little crafty with it!
We started off each day with a review of digraph sounds on BrainPOP.
{If you don't have a subscription I HIGHLY recommend it!!}
I had them listen for digraph words. We took those words and others they came up with and wrote them down in a brainstorming session on our chart.
Each day I had the students pick one word from our chart and use it for our craft.
Day 1: CH
We took our words from "Our ch words" anchor chart and made a CHocolate CHip cookie! 
Day 2: SH
We took our words from "Our sh words" anchor chart and made a fiSH bowl!
Day 3: TH
We took our words from "Our th words" anchor chart and made a paTHway of words!
Day 4: WH
We took our words from "Our wh words" anchor chart and made a WHale!

We had so much fun and the kiddos looked forward trying to figure out what digraph each poster was for!  Perfect way for THem to SHow WHatCHa know!


Don't forget to head over to visit Hope from Second Grade Shenanigans to link up!

June 7, 2014

Five for Friday {a day late}

 I absolutely fell in love with this EOY bucket idea when I saw in on Reagan's blog.
My kids about DIED when they got to see what was inside them after our awards.
Total hit!

My pretty little planning baby came in the mail this week.
Confession: I may have already went through and wrote in the dates.
If you need some convincing on purchasing this planner see my blog post about it from last year HERE.

School's out for summer.

But we can still celebrate, right!?

2 hours later.....(see picture above)....a few members from my team went out on the boat to celebrate a beyond FaBuLoUs year together!

One goal I have for this summer is to completely reorganize my storage cabinets to look like this (partner's room). I've received over $150 to Target from my sweet kiddos this year so I am going to go stock up on some tubs!