Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My New Classroom...The "Before" Post


I do not want to wish my summer away, but, I'm ready to get rolling! I'm going to a new grade-level, at a new school, with a new (to me) principal...and the school is brand new!! It has perks and drawbacks...the “unknown” is the biggest stressor!

Here is a video of my room...it is so nice and clean and new! I may or may not have unifix cubes, but the room is so "new"!



How is your classroom coming along?
I have a LOT of work to do!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Well, that Deanna Jump is just awesome! Many thanks to her for adding a Pre-K page to her Handprint Puzzle Freebie...



Mrs. Jump--YOU ROCK!



She has a printable for Kindergarten and Firsties as well...I can't wait to make these puzzles with my 4Kers at school...and my own at home!



Be sure to get yours:



http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Day-Handprint-Puzzle-Freebie



Oh...the parents are going to LOVE these!





Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hi to all my Greenville County Friends!!

Wednesday and Thursday I am presenting at our District’s
Summer Academy!
It is my first time presenting and while I am a little nervous, I’m very excited also!
And the topic???
All of my favorite blogs and websites!!! Well, a lot of my favorites!!
I will work on adding “buttons” to my sidebar representing everyone I spoke about so it will be easy to find everyone after the class. But, check out the buttons that are there...just more blogs I love! 
Thanks to all the friends that came to the workshop!!!
Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite blog or website!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Augmented Reality...how cool!


I hate to wish my summer away, but this next school year will be nothing short of amazing! Challenging, but, amazing!

I just spent the last two days meeting many of my new teacher-mates and learning about how we will implement Project-Based Learning in our brand new school!



We also have some amazing technology coming to Monarch Elementary!



Have you seen Letters Alive??? Holy Cow…my little 4Kers are going to flip!!!



Have you used this technology? What did you think??

I’ll let you know my thoughts as soon as get my hands on it!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Father's Day creation :)

My best girl in my favorite creation I have completed from a "Pinterest" idea!


Happy Father's Day!
I think he'll like it!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Alphabet Songs :)


So, this is an easy-peasy-lemon-squeasy post to write
(these videos rock...literally!)
and there is a bonus!!!

If you have not found the
 Have Fun Teaching  Alphabet Song videos.you are missing out!

My KinderGators BEG to watch them, sing along to them and dance to them!!
I  really LOVE these videos!
My whole grade level is using them now!

You MUST check them out!!

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(as I previewed...the video was huge....sorry...I'm not sure how to fix it!)
You also need to find the number videos as well.I think they have single handedly taught several of my kids to count by twos, five, and tens!!

BONUS:

If you blog about these videosyou can download them for free! J

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Well, I did it! I’m moving to a brand new school in the fall!

It has a Health/Science Focus and will use the Project-Based Approach. I’m very excited, but a little nervous too!


On top of all of that changeI may move from Kindergarten to 4K!!! I’m glad I came across this giveaway.I may need it in September!!!



Head over to


to win this amazing unit!

Wish me luck on my new adventure! I’m sad to leave my buddies at my current school, but excited about the future!