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Monday, May 20, 2013

Never too late in the year to add some cuteness!

I am starting to prepare for summer/next year. I have started to make my lists and tomorrow I will begin packing/moving stuff around my classroom. Most of it will be trying to figure out where I will put my 4th grade stuff while waiting to get my 5th grade stuff in. 
Anywayssssss, I saw these cute background ideas on a blog and thought that would go with my classroom theme!! I have a hard time keeping labels on my computers because we have terrible humidity in my classroom since I am on an outside wing. I was able to edit these backgrounds on Powerpoint and then save them as jpegs. They make that side of my room so cheery! Please ignore the dust around my computers! I already have a plan to have a classroom job to keep these computer clean. I plan to cover them with garbage bags this summer to keep the dust away too! 

Here is the link to the blog where I got this idea and freebie from! 

WARNING: her classroom is SO stinkin' cute and also 3 times the size of mine! lol

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Going back!

Sometimes I feel like being a new teacher is somewhat like being in the military. Not really, but let me explain. This year I taught 4th grade Math, Science, and Social Studies with 3 other awesome teachers. Well, we sort of observed that the next two grade levels that would be 4th graders next year and the year after are a little smaller than the class size we have this year. This means 4th grade no longer needed 4 teachers. We've kind of put it out of our minds until after testing but knew it would come up again. Well testing was about a month ago, so the stress of "am I teachong 4th grade again next year," "will I have to move classrooms" all came flooding back. Well this week I finally got my "orders" (hence the military connection) that I will be returning to 5th grade next year! (They weren't really orders but with the opportunities I was presented, this one was best for me.) The best part is 1. I don't have to move classrooms because 2. My partner teacher is coming with me to 5th! My principal is thankfully allowing us to stay in the rooms we are currently in and teach 5th!! I am super excited and relieved. Moving classrooms is no fun! This summer is jammed pack for me with wedding festivities and a LONG and needed honeymoon, I don't want to add the  stress of setting up a new classroom on top of that! So... thats it! 5th grade Math, Science, and Social studies next year! I am pumped! My team welcomed me with open arms and can't wait to work with them! :-)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Where have I been??

It has been completely nuts since Thanksgiving! Aftet Hurricane Isaac we took off into our curriculum preparing my babies for LEAP. We have been working our little tales off. This is our first week back since Spring Break and I cannot believe I only have 19 short days with my kiddies. They test me and push me nonstop but I love them. Lets see what pictures. I have on my phone that I can share with you to kind of catch you up.

The orange poster on my curtains is a banner we made before the LEAP test. I painted it and signed it. Each student in my homeroom signed it. Later that day, teachers from all over the school and even our administrators came in and signed it. My kiddies looked at it throughout the test to be reminded of all of the people that believe in them.

The paper chain below is our countdown to summer!!