Saturday, August 16, 2014

Our First Full Week

It feels good to have our first full week behind us.
Y'all I have the SWEETEST class!!

After only being in school for 5 days, we had Open House!
What?! Why?!
I have no idea.....but you do what you have to do.
My pirate girl helping me get ready:)
Since we had just had Meet and Greet a few days earlier,
there was really nothing else to show them.

Attendance was TERRIBLE.
I'm sure they were wondering why they needed to turn around and come right back to school after having just met me.'s done.

The rest of our week was spent settling into routines and finishing up beginning of the year testing (STAR READING and STAR MATH).

Hoping that this week we can get down to teaching and learning:)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

It's Wordless Wednesday!

So who else is using up your kids to help you try to get ahead? LOL
Couldn't get it all done without them :)
Thank you Bridget and Jared!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Look Back at Our Beginning

Who else forgets how bad the 1st week of school is????
I spent most nights last week feeling like a train wreck.
But, now that the first week is done, I'm hoping we can start settling into some of our routines.

In case you missed the news, I had to change rooms again this year.
Although I LOVE my new room, it was a nightmare to move.

My plan was to change my theme this year.
I had already started pinning some of the CUTEST things.
But, the move got in the way.
So right back to SPORTY PIRATES we went.

Here are a few pictures in case you missed them.
Our kids started back to school last Wednesday. 
So even though it was a short week, it felt like a month.
We spent a lot of our time going over classroom procedures, 
starting our STAR Reading Assessments 
and some fun "getting to know our teammates" activities.

I found the GREATEST packet at TpT by 
It's Called.....Welcome to the Team,
sports themed first week of school activities.

It was FULL of super sports ideas for meeting our new classmates.

If you are doing a sports theme this year, it is a MUST have.
Go give her some love.

Be sure to head over to 
to check out some other looking back posts.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hide and Go Seek blog hop

The Teaching Tribune bloggers have teamed up to bring you some amazing FREEBIES & the chance to WIN one of 2 $50 TpT gift certificates as well as a custom DOOR HANGER (US winner only).
We will select 1 US winner and 1 international winner for the 2 gift certificates.

As you play HIDE AND GO SEEK, you will hop through 20 blogs where you will collect FREEBIES. Hidden in each FREEBIE is a school supply with a price tag.You will need to collect all 20 supplies and add up the price tags.

Once you have the sum, you will be able to enter the GIVEAWAY over at The Teaching Tribune.

Get ready to fill up your backpack!!

Start here by downloading the recording sheet.
You are on Stop #12.

Download my FREEBIE and then start/keep hopping through the rest of our blogs.
My FREEBIE comes from a Math packet that focuses on
Here's what the full packet includes.
Would love for you to check it out.
Remember that the sale is going on over at TpT on Monday & Tuesday,
so you can get it for 20% off.
Click any of the pics to go grab your packet.

Click the picture to head to your next stop.
If you would rather start at the beginning, click on the start button below.
Either way, be sure to circle around and collect all of your amounts.
Then head over to The Teaching Tribune to enter to WIN!
Thanks for playing!!
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