Friday, August 30, 2013

Back to School

So Summer is officially over. I start back at school with 2 conference days and then my students start Thursday! I am very excited to start the school year, but nervous as well. Schedules and student rosters are still not finalized. I have more than the allotted 15 students assigned to my 15:1 self contained classroom and no teacher assistants. This is nerve-wracking to have so much up in the air and school starts next week. I teach the children in front of me so I guess my only option is to keep plugging away : )

Pictures to come of my Disney Themed Classroom next week. I have just about everything ready to go : ) I also plan to try to blog about daily routines and other things that help make my classroom run smoothly. I am also always looking for suggestions of other ways that may make things easier : )

How are you doing with your school year? Sound off below to share moments you've had preparing or beginning of your school year : )


Sunday, August 18, 2013

What a crazy MONTH!!

So I cannot believe August is in full swing! I just finished summer school and I have 2 weeks before I go back to school. I have a lot to share with all of you!

I went on vacation to visit my brother and headed to DISNEY for part of my vacation! That increased my creative flow of DISNEY into my classroom. I bought so many things to use to help motivate my students!!

When we returned, my macbook took a turn for the worse and has been in the repair shop for weeks which has caused the hiatus from my blog : ( .... but now it's back : )

I also was one of the blog winners from the Teach Like a Pirate Book study I participated in! Gina over at Third Grade Tidbits was one of the hosts : ) It is an amazing book and I highly suggest you read it at your leisure. It helped me to infuse a new enthusiasm into my daily teaching life. This book allowed me to see things a little differently and sometimes we all need this!

I am also participating in the Teachers Pay Teachers  Back to School Sale!!! I don't have much in my store.. but I hope to add more items this year! Thanks for following me! I will be sharing before and after pictures of my classroom as soon as I can get into it and start prepping. We have to take EVERYTHING down before the end of the year... so I will be starting from scratch again. Cannot wait to share my room with you all!!

Jackie *

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Back in Action

So I am back.. hopefully on track! My husband and I took a vacation to Florida... and appropriately my classroom is Disney themed, we went to Disney. As soon as I got back, I hopped in to assist at the extended school year program through my district. I have not had time to clean or blog. Blogging is first (that's more important : ) ) So here I sit trying to catch up a little bit on a few things.

I have been working on a few items that I plan to share in a future post. I did want to post some pictures of my vacation just to get back into the swing of things! Thanks for welcoming me back :)

*Jackie <3