Thursday, August 2, 2012

"I'm Outta Here" Board...

My best friend has been telling me for months to check out Pinterest.  After some arm-pulling, I finally did...and I. am. addicted. Throughout the summer I have found some wonderful ideas for my new classroom. The following board is an idea that someone posted and I recreated it to suit my own class.

Sorry the picture is a bit dark....I was too lazy to pull out my good camera.  :/

This board is my attendance, lunch count and sign out board all in one!  Before the students enter the room, they are to take their magnetic number and place it under the appropriate lunch for the day -whether it's a hot, double, alternate or packed lunch. And of course, that is my attendance as well.  Then, throughout the day when a student that has to leave the room, he/she will place their number on the correct location.  Being an inclusion classroom, my students are constantly in and out of the room.  This way I will be able to see who was pulled and where they went.  I hope it works out well.  Fingers crossed!

Love, Mrs. T

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I'm Alive!

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Oh. My. Goodness.  I can't believe that I have not posted anything on here since before Christmas! My life has taken a turn towards crazy, to say the least.  I'm sorry that I haven't been able to post much!

My husband and I welcomed our 2nd little girl on Valentine's Day.  After being on bed-rest for the last couple months of my pregnancy, we thought that it wasn't going to get any crazier....and it did.  Our little baby ended up getting sick and was admitted to the hospital twice.  We spent most of March in a children's hospital while our Abigail fought to get better.  And she did! But that was just the tip of the iceberg.  Ever have those MONTHS where everything spirals out of control? It has been one thing after another, but we're working through it!  

I also found out that I will be teaching 2nd grade next year! I am very excited to begin a new adventure in the fall.  I've been so busy with packing up my room (a huge chore), studying new curriculum and getting to know the other 2nd grade teachers.  So hopefully I'll be able to find my way and post activities and resources for 2nd and/or 1st grade come fall!

I received an email this morning stating that my blog has earned a nomination for a Fascination Award: 2012's Most Fascinating Elementary Teacher blog.  That was surprising, considering that I have not been on here much these past months! How wonderful! 

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