Sunday, July 31, 2011

Snack Ideas- Linky Party!

Mrs. Bainbridge is having a Linky Party about snacks. Check it out!

Mrs. Bainbridge's Class

For snack I have my kids bring in their own snack everyday. Most of them bring something small to eat and drink. I have rules about the right type of snack. There is no candy, cookies, or anything super messy. They eat during Guided Reading and Daily 5 time. They are supposed to eat and work at the same time. I wish it always went that way. Last year I had one kid who could not bring in a snack so I gave him one each day.
I've thought about doing the calendar thing but I worry someone would forget snack and kids might not like the snack for that day.
I'm curious to see what others say!

Back to School Blog Party!

Effective Teaching Articles is hosting a party with freebies and prizes EVERYDAY from August 1-5!  Go by and check it out!  You won't want to miss the awesome goodies!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

1 month

One month from today I will be sitting at school in Back to School meetings. That means I have 1 month to enjoy the rest of the summer with my babies but also get my room ready.  Right now it's a bunch of boxes.  I see all these blogs and pictures on PT of summer school projects and classrooms that are done.  I like ahhhhhhhh I need to get on it!  I know it will all get done and it will look good!  BUT I need the behind the scenes to be organized.  I will have all these papers from last year to put away.  I wish I could bring the babies to school and work in my room.  I could but I don't think they would last long in their stroller.  If I put them on the floor to play I would get NOTHING done!  So right now I am going to try not to stress!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Thoughts..New Year

I'm excited to start a new school year. I love getting ready and setting up my room.  We got painted this summer so I have lots of work to do!  Everything is pushed to one side of my room.  Here are my thoughts for the new year:
  • I'm teaching the gifted cluster class.  I need to step up my game.
  • I am going to be the Math Lead teacher of my school so I need to try and motivate the staff and get familiar with other grade levels math curriculum.
  • Last year I didn't use Kagan as much as I usually do.  This year I want to use it much more.
  • I'm starting a blog on my website with the class.  I'm excited to see what they post.
  • I also want to manage my time better during breaks and after school.  I love to talk and have fun but it puts me behind.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Here I am

Half the summer has gone by and it's time for me to start thinking about school.  It's hard for me to think about school except during nap time and after bed time.  I have 2 big distractions during the day, my 1 year old twins.  They keep me busy during the day!  The poor things had to deal with me at Tar.get when I saw the back to school sale.  I was shopping away and feeding them to keep them quiet.  I'm excited to get my teaching groove back and start creating!