Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Game Plan for the Week

Hello, Friends!

It's Sunday.  I've been busy, busy preparing my lesson plans for the week.  Before I share with you what my plans are, I know 2 of you are waiting to see if you won a free copy of my addition and subtraction football themed packet.  The winners were numbers 4 and 14, Becky Melcher and Kristin from Teachntex.  Ladies, if you will please leave me your email addresses. I LOVED reading who everyone roots for.  So many different teams.  Love me some football!  

So, here's the game plan...
Click on either picture to get a closer look. :-)
 The listening center and computer center are still blank.  I have not introduced them yet. 

For some reason, my hyperlinks didn't go through.

This week I'll be using the following packets.  Click on the pictures to check them out. :-)

My Football Packet

Teacher's Clubhouse Community PowerPoint and Community Review Game PowerPoint



I hope that everyone has a great and relaxing Sunday.  We are waiting on Brayden to wake up from his nap so we can head to the zoo.  It's his first trip to the zoo.  I can't wait.

Lots of love,


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Are You Ready for "Sum" Football?

Happy Saturday, friends!

I had a GREAT week.  I'm still tired and my feet hurt, but I am in love with my new class.  They are talkative, but I don't have any so called "boogers" this year.  We may still be in the honeymoon stage, but they are precious! 

If you've been reading my blog, then you know how much I love football. Especially, the Clemson Tigers! ;-) I created a football themed packet to reinforce adding and subtracting to 20.  My students LOVED it.  We only played a couple games from it, but I was definitely the "coolest" teacher last week.  They love that I like football.  Even my girls were loving the little football kids  :-)

No pictures from the week.  I've been bench marking like a mad women every free moment that I get.  Then, I forget to take pictures.  I need to fix this.  

So, I'd love the give a free copy to 2 of my friends.  All you have to do is leave me comment telling me your favorite football team.  I'll pick two random winners (promise it'll be random...I won't be hating on anyone's team). ;-) I'll announce the winner's sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Click the picture below to check it out.  

I hope that y'all have a GREAT weekend.  Off to watch some football.  LOVE this time of year!

Lots of love,

Monday, September 2, 2013

September Currently

Hello, Friends!

I hope that everyone has had a great Labor Day.  It's been a stressful one here. My husband's iPhone died on Saturday.  Yep, just cut off and wouldn't do anything.  We took it to the Apple Store and they couldn't find out what was wrong.  So, we had to buy a new phone.  Those things sure are expensive!  

Is it really September!?!? September sure did sneak up on me. I'm linking up with the fabulous Farley from Oh Boy, Fourth Grade for her monthly Currently.  I just love reading these every month.


Listening: Golf is on the tv.  Brayden is sitting beside me with the iPad watching Mickey Mouse. Pretty boring...hence the reason I'm blogging. ;-)

Loving: I am LOVING that football season has arrived.  I love watching football games on the weekends (and the occasional Thursday night games).  To make it much better, Clemson won their opening game.  I just know that it's going to be a great year. 

Thinking:  I cannot wait to go to the beach.  I will be relaxing at the beach in a few weeks. I need a little mini-vacation.  We didn't get to go anywhere over my summer break.

Needing:  Last week was our first full week of school, so I have some papers that I need to grade.  I don't have much, but I need to get a head start so I don't get behind.

3 things that I plan to do just for me.  

1.  I will get a pedicure within the next week.  This is the one thing that I just can never find time to do, but I will take a minute to let myself soon.
2.  Hair cut...it's time.  
3.  I will make another purchase from Mint Julep this week.  I tend to buy Brayden clothes and forget all about me.  So, I love that I've found an online shop where I can buy something when I need it.

I hope that everyone has a great week!



Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Look Back at My Week

Friends,

I've been a SUPER slacker blogger lately.  The beginning of the school year always drains me. I really do LOVE my new set of kiddos.  They are so sweet, still super talkative though.  I started Class Dojo this week and that fixed the problem for most.  LOVE it!  

So, what's been going on in my classroom this week?

In math, we began our new unit on adding and subtracting.  We've been practicing what to do in each center.  

In reading, I started Daily 5 last week.  We are up to 15 minutes in reading and writing.  Read to Someone is at 5 minutes.  I've been following what the sisters have told me to do, and it's really been working.  I can't wait to get all of my centers up and running and turn them loose.  I know they'll do great.

We've been talking about bullying this week.  We learned to tell the person to stop, walk away, and tell a teacher if it's still bothering us.  Check out these pictures.  I love how mean I look in one on the right.


We started Writing Workshop this week. We've been writing like pros and jamming out to Jewel.  Thank you, Amanda from Teaching Maddeness for letting me know about her kid friendly album.  Check it out from iTunes, friends.  I love Jewel!

In WORD, we've been practicing some first grade word wall words.  We played Ghost Writing this week.  This game is always a hit with my students.  They "write" the word on their partner's back and their partner has to guess which word it is.  So much fun!

Lastly, football season has arrived.  Football is my favorite part of Fall. My Clemson Tigers won against Georgia last night!  Love me some football and love me some Tigers!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful day!