Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Teacher Gone Missing!!!

My poor blog suffered this school year.  Let's just say this past school year has been CRAZY to say the least so I have not blogged for almost a year!!!! I promise I will get back to blogging SHORTLY.

Between packing and unpacking, getting a student teacher, endless trainings, and developing PDs, my life has been a bit hectic.  As you may know, our school is being built as we currently speak. They torn down the school and we will be getting a brand NEW building next school year. I am so excited! As they are building the new site, we are co-housing with another elementary school. Let's just say it has not been easy. The site we are at was formerly a middle school building. It seems like a mile long from the main entrance to my classroom.  On top of that, we have no sink in our classroom!  I can go on and on and on but I won't bore you.

Okay enough babbling.  I PROMISE I will start blogging soon, maybe with a tour of my classroom in early August.

But before I go, I will leave you with a freebie. I have created a 2015-16 calendar for you to enjoy.

Here's the link to it: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2015-16-Calendar-1974441

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Peek at My Week: Sept 15-19th

Gosh darn it! 7 days into school and I am sick. Something nasty is going on because I have about 3-5 kids out each day. I wonder if having no sink in the classroom is contributing to all the sickness.

I have got to make this short because my Seattle Seahawks are playing right now even though we are not doing so well. LET'S GO SEAHAWKS!!!! We got this.

Here is my visual lesson plan for this week.  Link up and share by heading to Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Peek at My Week: September 8-12th

I have a great group of first graders. We have a lot of learning to do ahead of this year so I need to be intention with everything! I am so grateful to have a wonderful team this year. We plan every week together so lesson planning isn't as lonely anymore.

I am linking up with Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.

Join the fun!

Well here is my lesson plan for this week.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Currently September

I am linking up with Farley for her monthly currently.

Listening: I love watching cooking shows. My new favorite discovery is Cutthroat kitchen. If you have not seen it, you must. It is hilarious!

Loving: Today is Labor Day! That means I get one extra day to prep and plan before Meet and Greet tomorrow and the first day of school on Wednesday.

Thinking: I feel like I have an endless list of to-do list even though I have been working 12 hours everyday trying to get my classroom ready. The joy of being a teacher!!!!

Wanting: I need another week of summer. This summer went by so QUICKLY.

Needing: To remember what I will be teaching for the first two weeks. I have planned for it awhile back but now I just need to remember what I planned.

3 Trips: I have never been to Hawaii, New York, or Paris so I would like to go! I don't travel as often as I would like. My goal is to start traveling at least once a year!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teacher Week: My Classroom Digs

I must admit, I am not done setting up my classroom. We don't start until September 3rd and I have been in a week long training. I will get it done soon enough. 

I teach in a small neighborhood school in Seattle. We have about 350 students K-5. This year we are transitioning and co-housing with another elementary school for 2 years while our BRAND NEW building is under construction. Our school is also transitioning into an E-STEM school (environment, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), which I am excited about.

Anyways, here is a short video clip of my classroom. Please remember I am not quite done yet! I will post more pictures when it is complete.


Link up by clicking on the picture.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Teacher Week: Who

Back to school means TEACHER WEEK!  I am joining the fun with other fellow bloggers!

Here is a little about me. I grew up in California and moved to Washington State when I was 19 years old. Went to college in a small town and I did not have a great experience. I am a city girl afterall! After college, I moved to the big city: SEATTLE! My first 4 years of teaching was in kindergarten and last year I moved to 1st grade. This school year I will be teaching 1st grade again. 

To get a bit personal, I am going to share some pictures.

My niece and I

my furry babies

my best friends and i

My brothers, niece, and future sister in law

My boyfriend and I
To link up and join the fun, please click on the picture below.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tour of my Classroom

 Let me start off by saying I am not done with my classroom setup yet. I am just giving you a sneak peek. Things are getting done slowly but surely. I still have lots to do. This is just a quick glimpse of the work in progress. I have only worked on my room for 4 days, that means taking EVERYTHING out of boxes. Here is a brief history: our "old" school is getting built so we had to move to a temporary site. It was such a pain to pack up everything at the end of school year and then unpacking those boxes. So it took me a few days to just take all my stuff out of boxes. Oh well, I'm not complaining :) We are co-housing with another elementary school for 2 years while our new school is being built.  Enough talking...here is a sneak peek. No judging :)

Before pictures:



I will be posting more pictures when I get my classroom complete. We don't start until September 3rd so I have a few more days to complete my room.