Thursday, July 9, 2015

Target Gift Card!

Woohoo! Had to share this with all my blogging buds because who couldn't use a $5 gift card to Target?!? Happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chalkboard-Style COLOR WORD Posters

Woohoo! I just finished up my Chevron & Chalkboard-Style Color Word Posters!

 ....and YES, I am already starting to get things ready for my classroom...and YES, I know, I know its July... but.... I'm moving classrooms AND I can't get into the building until August 1st! Yikes! ...and our kindergarten orientation is August 6th!! Double YiKeS!! So my extra bedroom will be transformed into a holding cell for all of my classroom goodies until August. I'm not in total back-to-school mode yet but sneaking in a little work when my kiddos are asleep. My son woke up the other night because of all these crazy storms that we are having and when he saw that I was working on school stuff he said, "Gosh, all those people that think teachers don't do anything all summer are SOOOOOO wrong!" Love that boy!!! lol

I also created these posters with a whiteboard-style background. Both of these sets are now available in my lil TpT shop. Check it out!

Hopefully it stops raining here soon so we can enjoy some more summertime fun before we all shift into full back-to-school mode. Happy summer y'all!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My Big Announcement!

Happy July y'all! It's time to make my big announcement...
Yep that's right...I will be teaching kindergarten this year! I'm super excited (even though I had to move classrooms AGAIN!) Oh well, that just gives me another chance to use some of those amazing classroom organization ideas that I've pinned! I keep telling myself "No excuse for not being organized Christie!" lol Guess we'll see if I accomplish that goal!

I was also very fortunate to be given the opportunity to attend Linda Dorn's Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Institute this summer. My own kiddos weren't too happy that mom was gone for a few days during our summer break, but I am SO glad that I had this opportunity! I will be working with K-1 teachers during this school year to set up reading, writing & language workshops in our classrooms. I can't wait to get started!! (Well, actually I can wait a couple more weeks-don't want to wish my July away!) I would love to hear from other K-1 teachers about how you have structured your literacy block...especially how Language Workshop fits in. Happy summer!!!