Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I am soooo stress....some advice please!!

This is my third week at my new campus. Things are good but... I am used to writng my own lesson plans and teaching my way. At my new campus there are 4 of us and we each write one subject of lesson plans. So he is my problem... This method is killing me!!!! I tried it out but then I get social studies lesson plans where the kids do the same thing everyday. I write math and apparently my centers can't be something that takes paper. I JUST WANT TO WRITE MY OWN LESSONS!!! What do I do? As long as we are all following the same standards I don't see why it has to be the same exact lesson. Help, I need help...What do I do. :-(

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yay I got Furnature!!!!!

Soo for the last two weeks I have been teaching 20 students with 3 round tables because when they moved me to this new campus they had no furniture for me. I got to order new furniture but it barely arrived today. Ill be going to school on saturday to set it all up but YAY!!! I finally have furnature.

On other nice notes I won the crayola Dream makers Sweepstakes... I guess I do win sometimes!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Campus....New Kids .... Im Happy

I know I know.... its been awhile. I am now sort of settled at my new campus. Today was my second day with my new kids. I still don't have any furniture but other then that things are good. I'm really liking my new campus. I will past some class photos soon.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Horrible Day :-(

After all the work I put into setting up my classroom, I have been moved to another school. They are giving me one day to pack up my old classroom and one day to set up my new classroom. I am a bit angry but mostly overwhelmed.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Cole's Little Pups is having a cute crayon theme giveaway. Check out her blog Everybody wins!!!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm soooo lost

Sorry I really haven't been posting. My district adopted a program called Cscope and Im pulling my hair out trying to plan based on it....not to mention trying to get my classroom ready with only one working foot. Luckly I should be losing the cruches on Monday but that only solves one problem. As soon as my room is ready you guys will get some pics and once I figure out this CScope stuff you'll get more posts.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Handwriting With Fundations

A few years ago my campus adopted a resource called Fundations. It is great for to use with your guided reading target group. They also have a handwriting resource that I use with the whole class.
The hand writing paper looks like this

When you teach the letters you have sky line letters (h), plane line letters (a), and worm line letters (j).

So Say I am teaching the lowercase letter h. I would say to students...Start on the sky line. Write a straight line down to the grass line then back up to the plane line curve and down to the grass line. ( While I am saying it I am also modeling it)

If you are interested in how to teach the other letters or in the paper leave me a comment with your email and I will email it to you. Still haven't figured out embedding documents. Sorry :-(

My Head May EXPLODE!!

Last year we adopted a new Language Arts textbook. This year we adopted a program called CScope. It basically tells you the order you need to teach things in every subject. It also gives you lesson plans to use to teach those things. It is all very confusing. On our campus we were told that we didn't need to use the lesson plans provided but that we have to follow that scope and sequence. The problem is that the LA textbook and the scope and sequence on CScope are not aligned what so ever. So I'm trying to decide should i pick through the textbook and create my lessons that way or should I try the lesson plans provide through CScope and leave out the textbook. All of this is making my head hurt :-( What should I do?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And The Winner is....

The winner is comment # 8

Just My Life said...

I am your newest follower! :)

I just started a new teaching blog. I'd love it if you were to come check it out!

July 31, 2011 9:03 PM

Contact me at soad6274@gmail.com

Saturday, July 30, 2011

MY First Giveaway!

I decided to have my first giveaway to get my blog on a roll.
I will be giving away these 4 super cute mini notebooks.

I will Make it easy....

Follow my blog and leave a comment that you follow my blog. I will choose a winner using random.org on Wed. Aug. 3rd.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Need Educational Ipad App Ideas

Here are some screen shots of the educational apps I have on my ipad....most of them are free.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ok So I know its been awhile.......

I went to school today to get started on my room. It is getting a whole new look. I am not the most organized person in the world, in fact most of the time I'm a mess and so is my room so this year I am determined to be more organized... Here are the before pictures

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Create Teach Share is having a cool giveaway and a post it linky party

Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm a winner!!

We have a WINNER!!!

Congratulations Marisol! Please contact me so we can get your prize to you!
I never win anything I am sooo excited!!!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I love Harry Potter

ok so this posting of ideas is taking me longer then i thought it would but as soon as I'm done with them I'll Get the ideas out...on a bigger and better note I'm going out of town tommarow to go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 in an IMAX theater.    I sooo can't wait. 

A nice and easy giveaway over at Lesson Plan Diva

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dumb Foot

My number one "To Do" this summer was to have surgery on my foot so I'll be ready for next year.  I am on week 4 of  foot cast hell. I have either 2 more weeks or 4 more weeks depends on my next x ray. I am hoping for 2 weeks ( cross your fingers) On top of feeling totally helpless only being able to use one foot, today I am lagging.  I'm working on a post about podcasting but I don't think I will get it posted tonight. Be patient with me and I will get it up sometime tomorrow

I am thrilled to have reached 200 followers!!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all who follow my blog.
To celebrate I'm having a GiveAway!
I am please to share that Leslie of Kindergarten Works has generously donated her Detective Read & Write The Room (Literacy Center Packet) from her Teachers Notebook Store.  If you haven't seen her shop, you're missing out on some GREAT activities for you students.
You have several chances to win:

Click on any item in her shop & look for this button
  •  Socially share about this GiveAway via, your blog or other social media and leave a comment below (1 entry for each method of social sharing)
Button located by "Comments" below

Winner will be announced on Thursday, July 14th so hurry!

This is a FANTASTIC packet! 
Thanks again Leslie for helping me with this GiveAway.
Grab Your Gear 
You know you love giveaways

Super Cool Giveaway

As Promised-100 Follower Giveaway!

When I started my linky party yesterday, I said I was looking for 100 followers by the end of the month!  I never imagined I would have them by the end of the day!  Thank you so much!  So...as promised, I am having a fabulous giveaway!  

Have you heard of 31 Gifts?  I'm not sure if it's regional or nationwide.  It's like a Tupperware party for bags!  How fun is that?  It just so happens that I am hosting a catalog party this month for 31 Gifts and I wanted to give away a personalized bag!  (Hence, the reason why I wanted to hit 100 followers before the end of the month!)  

Here is the bag I'm giving away:  

It is called the "All in One Organizer."  Sorry the pictures are so fuzzy, I took a screen shot from the catalog.  As you can see, there are many uses for this adorable bag!  The best thing about 31 Gifts is that you can personalize your bag as well.  

Here is mine:  
Isn't it just the cutest thing you've ever seen?! 

The bag comes in these patterns:  

The Details:  
The winner of this giveaway will receive an All-in-One Organizer bag with your choice of pattern and personalization!  The giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 13 at midnight.  I will choose a winner randomly through random.org on Thursday, July 14 and the winner will be notified via my blog on that day.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond to me via e-mail with their choice of pattern, personalization, and address.  

How to Enter:  
(3 Awesome Chances!  Leave a comment for each entry)

  • Be a current follower or become a follower of my blog (1 entry)
  • Post about my giveaway on your blog (1 entry)
  • Grab my *new* button and post it on your blog (1 entry)

Another Great Giveaway

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Giveaway Time!!

To celebrate having over 300 followers, I am having a giveaway! Yay! :)

Here are the great prizes you could win:

3rd Place:
A $5.00 Dollar Tree gift card AND Any 1 item from my TeachersPayTeachers store!

2nd Place:
A $10.00 Dollar Tree Gift Card AND Any 2 items from my TeachersPayTeachers store!

1st Place:
A $15.00 Dollar Tree gift card AND Any 3 items from my TeachersPayTeachers store AND a set of 4 Dice Domes AND 2 extra sets of foam dice (one set of 12 dice with dots, one set of 12 plain foam dice so you can add your own numbers/symbols! 24 extra dice in all!)

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Who doesn't love

Mom is my mentor

Ok so my mom is also a teacher but she taught third and this year is moving to fifth. She is the reason I am a teacher, and to top it off we both teach at the same school. Its kinda cool but I really don't see much of her unless I stop by her room to visit.  Anyway she introduced me to Highlights Magazine.  They have a teacher site:  http://www.highlightsteachers.com/ You can download a form that you send home with your kids to subscribe to the magazine. Whether your students subscribe or not you get cool teacher prizes.  It is super easy and totally awesome. They offer great classroom gifts.

3 easy steps for FREE classroom gifts!
Start by choosing a Highlights publication you’d like to offer your students.
As a teacher, only you can offer this unique opportunity for your class to enjoy the Fun with a Purpose® of Highlights at home!
Parents who accept the offer will be billed directly. You collect no money!
We’re here to help you. See how.
Questions? Check out our FAQs

1 Choose a Highlights publication to offer your students. Then print and distribute take-home slips, and ask your students to return them after parents have marked "Yes" or "No" and signed them.
2 Submit your order—including names and addresses from all signed "Yes" slips and the number of signed "No" slips you collected.
3 Choose your FREE classroom gifts.
Click to view examples.