Monday, January 31, 2011
I made this with the kiddos at the beginning of the year because I have some LOUD friends in my class. It has really helped them by providing a visual of what voice level I expect them to speak at. Now, all I do it point to the poster and say "I need you at a level zero or one, it's time to work." and they get it.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
|Sketching the water cycle|
|painting takes TEAM WORK!|
|Outlining always makes the artwork come together and really POP!|
|The Finished product!|
Thursday, January 20, 2011
|our pen pal wall|
We are starting to learn the value of coins. We made a graph the other day and the kids had to think what they would spend their money on. They loved this because they had to choose and glue it on! Looks, like we need to have a pizza party!
|One of my kinders using the Activ Board|
My students are naturals on the Activ Board. They can work it so well. These kids are programmed for technology- they pick it up so quickly! I love my Activ board... don't know what I'd do without it! I know, I'd probably use a lot more chart paper, that's for sure!
|The Circles team|
|Our totem pole|
|Here is Ms. Eva- keeping the arts alive in the classroom!|
During the 1st and 2nd quarter of this year I got to co-teach with a drama teacher at our school. We did a unit on "What is Team Work?" and how can we work together inside and outside the classroom? The kids loved our time with Ms. Eva. It also helped us bond and come together closer when doing team building drama lessons!
I'd have to say this school year so far has been AWESOME! I love my job, school, classroom, and my kiddos! I am happy! :)
Saturday, January 15, 2011
|My 2 yr old Niece|
I hope to visit my niece in March because I really miss her oh and my sister-in-law and brother too! ;)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
|a horrible picture, I know|
YOU GUYS!!! We are closing on our first house on Jan. 20th! We will officially become homeowners! It's a sweet little one story home with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms located behind Safeway. I am so excited I wanna dance around like crazy. Although we have a little fixing up to do on the place its pretty much move in ready. We won't move in until May (the tenant's lease is being honored). But it's better b/c school is out in May and by then we can just move in and I won't have to worry about my kiddos. This is such a great time in my life- I feel like one of my biggest dreams has come true! I am so glad my husband is the go getter type of real estate agent to find our little gem for us! I am so thankful for my mom's support and guidance throughout all this! I have the biggest smile on my face and I don't think it will go away for a while :)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
|Ringing in the new year was a lot of fun!!! We got all dressed up and went to Tommy's for drinks and dancing!|
|I always love this holiday because it reminds me of the night Jordan asked me to marry him back in 2008 :)|
|This picture sums up the night. Me and my best friends!|