Author's Chair

Saturday, August 23, 2014 1 comment
Hello hello! Having a great start of the school year?? I am! I would have never thought that I would be enjoying third grade this much! They are a great group of kids... and so eager to learn and get started with this school year! My room tour that I posted was my room in progress so... I can't wait to share my new pictures now that there is life and kiddos in the room! For now, here is a picture of my author's chair that we will use for writing workshop. I just finished today!

Navy Chiffon

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 No comments
It's been awhile since I shared an outfit! Here's what I wore today:

Shirt - H&M
Shorts - Target
Shoes - Target
Earrings - Khols

Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 No comments
I don't know about you but I am so excited to get started with all of my fun plans this year! Not that I'm rushing summer along... It hasn't been that hot around here so it doesn't feel like summer any way. As I type I am sitting here in a sweater.... in July. Anyway, I am SUPER EXCITED to start the year with Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher.

This book has recently offered by Scholastic for $1 so, I bought a class set. I have an account which is great for novel studies! If you have never been to that site, check it out!  It's also a great resource for extra things such as sub work or in-school work. On I found awesome journal responses, quizzes, as well as an end of the book project menu! They have SOOO many novels on there! I'm sure that the one you plan to read is there! You can even tailor it to the grade level you teach. Today, I made my Wordle which I will show them on Day 1 of our reading....

Link to the Wordle
Wordle: Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher

Daily 5 Recording Sheet

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 No comments
Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great summer! Personally, I am driving myself crazy with all the fun things I am excited to do next year. I am also taking classes and getting ready for my September wedding. It's pretty insane around here. Today I made my Daily 5 recording sheet and thought I would share. If you would like me to tailor this to your class let me know!

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Last Day of School Gift

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2 comments
I made these for my fifth graders for the last day of school! Happy summer!!

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Coral and Black

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 No comments
Happy almost Friday! I hope you like the newsletter from this month. I have decided to make them totally customizable including grade level. Here is my what I wore post for today. :)

Cardigan - Target
Tank Top - Express
Skirt - Old Navy from Ebay
Shoes - Steve Madden from DSW

Summarize & Paraphrase

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 No comments
Hello, all! So, in my class some of my students are still having issues with summarizing and paraphrasing. Not so much the difference between the two, more writing it on their own. With my resources I didn't find anything else that I wanted to give them to practice so, today I made my own worksheet. I also decided I'd share! :)

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Spring Break Is Almost Over

Friday, April 18, 2014 No comments
Four more days until spring break is over! I am going to be sad but, I'm also getting sort of bored at home. I've been planning a lot and I can't wait to start the novel study for Tuck Everlasting with my class after the OAA's!

Scarf - Christmas gift with my soon to be initials embroidered.
Tank Top - Khols
Sweater - Express
Jeans - American Eagle
Flats - Steve Madden from DSW

Spelling Tic Tac Toe

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 No comments
My students really enjoy doing this for homework instead of a boring old spelling assignment. They love having choices! I have been looking around for a spelling tic-tac-toe that I absolutely loved and just decided to make my own.

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First Two Weeks in Fifth Grade

Saturday, April 12, 2014 No comments
I am officially a fifth grade teacher! These last two weeks have been CRAZY busy! But, I love it! With the year almost over, starting right now is definitely weird. I just can't wait until next year to have my own class and start fresh!

Dress - Target
Cardigan - Target
Shoes - Payless
Watch - Nordstrom Rack

Bright Pink Button Shirt

Monday, March 24, 2014 No comments

Shirt - American Eagle
Pants - Gap (from Ebay)
Watch - Anne Klein from Nordstrom Rack
Shoes - Payless
Necklace - Express

Saint Patty's Day Teaching Outfit

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 No comments
My first job interview for a full-time teaching job is tomorrow!!! AND one next week! I can't believe I got two so quickly. Honestly, I barely even expected to get one! I can't wait to see how it goes! Wish me luck!

T-Shirt  - Old Navy
Cardigan - American Eagle
Pants - The Limited
Shoes - Payless
Watch - Jewelmint

Casual Weekend

Sunday, March 16, 2014 No comments
Happy almost St Patty's Day everyone!
Cardigan - Express
Shirt - The Garage
Jeans - American Eagle
Shoes - Converse
Necklace - Express

Sweater -
Jeans - Nordstrom Rack
Boots - Franco Sarto from Macy's
Necklace - Jewelmint

Saint Patrick's Day Writing

Friday, March 14, 2014 No comments
I created this Saint Patrick's Day story starter this morning in hopes that I may get to use it on Monday. I'm subbing on Saint Patrick's Day this year in a second grade class. I just bought a huge bag of gold coins so that I could sent up a "treasure hunt" that the leprechaun left for them while they were at recess!

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Mustard & Teal

Thursday, March 13, 2014 No comments
It was so nice subbing for a class I had already been in before. They knew me and I didn't have to learn 24 names in five minutes!

Cardigan - Target
Shirt - Gap
Pants - Limited
Shoes - Payless
Tank - Target

All Over The Place

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 No comments
After today I need a serious nap. I took two half day sub jobs and went from one school in the morning to another in the afternoon. It sounded fine but, today in the morning I was in three different classrooms! Then, I realized I would have pretty much no time to eat lunch in between. It was kinda crazy. But, I do love crazy!

Scarf - DSW
T-Shirt - Target $3! 
Khakis - Target
Shoes - Payless
Watch - Anne Klein from Nordstrom Rack
Cardigan - Old Navy

Cobalt Blue

Monday, March 10, 2014 No comments
T-Shirt - Target $3!!!
Scarf - Christmas Gift
Khakis - Target
Shoes - Payless

Sub Bag Ready To Go!

Sunday, March 9, 2014 1 comment
I thought I would share what goes inside my sub bag. I'm sure I will add more or take away some as time goes on but, here's what I'm starting with. I looked at a few other sub bloggers to see what they have and went from there based on my experience and needs.

Bag from Thrity One Gifts

- Foldable File Folder -
 To keep all my printables in for emergency plans. I have it organized based on grade level. I also keep copies of my sub report in here.

- Treasure Supplies & Behavior Management - 
I have two bags full of goodies (pencils, erasers, stretchy bracelets, bookmarks, bubbles, etc)
I give out tickets throughout the day, the kids write their name on the back and put the ticket in my flower box. At the end of the day I pull three names and they get to pick from the bags. 

- Stickers - 

- Avery Return Address Labels - 
For name tags :)
 They are WAYYYY cheaper than actual name tags.

- Fun Books -
I try to choose books that I already know some activities for just in case.

- Whistle -
For those days you may have recess duty.

- USB Flash Drive - 
For all my emergency sub plans.

- Education Magazines - 
To read during my lunch break.

- LOTS of pens and pencils. & Chapstick, of course! -

Black & White -- 3 Outfits

 I had an event this week and had to wear a black or black & white outfit. Here are the three choices I came up with. I hope you had a great weekend! I am beginning my first full week of subbing this week and am THRILLED! I started Friday with a half day and I loved it! All the teachers in the building told me that it can be a really rough school and to not get discouraged but, I thought it was great. Working with those kids is so rewarding! I can't wait to share tips and stories!

Lace T - H&M
Skirt - Khols
Cardigan - Target
Shoes - DSW (Steve Madden)

T-Shirt - Target
Skirt - Steinmart
Shoes - DSW (Steve Madden)
Dress - Black House White Market (Goodwill)
Leggings - Target
Shoes - DSW (Steve Madden)
Cardigan - Target

Outfit Trying Day

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 No comments
Hello, all! I hope you enjoyed the newsletter for this month. I went through my closet today trying on some different teaching outfits since I start again on Friday. I found this one on accident and just thought I would share!

Dress - TJMAXX
Cardigan - Target
Leggings - Target
Shoes - Steve Madden from DSW
Necklace - Jewelmint

April Newsletter for ALL Grades!

Here is my April newsletter! Enjoy!

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Here is a link to the font. 

Substitute Teacher Report

Monday, March 3, 2014 6 comments
I am officially starting my substitute teaching job next week! Super nervous and excited! I can't wait to get back into the district that I student taught. I have been printing out some emergency plans to be extra prepared. Here is the sub report that I made this morning. I hope you may get some use out of it, too!

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Two Spring Bulletin Boards

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2 comments
Here are two spring bulletin board ideas I thought I would share today. I put these up yesterday for the Kindergarten teacher that I work with.

Superstar Sunglasses Valentine

Friday, February 14, 2014 No comments
Here is a cute valentine idea for you! This is what I'm giving my students this year. I ordered the glasses from Amazon and made the labels.

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Letter "D" Dinosaurs

Thursday, February 13, 2014 No comments
Made these today with one of my phonics classes. They loved it! They seem to really enjoy doing all the letter crafts and it adds a little quick something extra to their lessons.

March Newsletter

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2 comments
Here is a newsletter for March. Editable PDF. Enjoy!

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Letter "B" Bees!

Today we made these cute letter "B" bumblebees in Phonics! Enjoy!

Mondrian With A Twist....

Monday, February 3, 2014 No comments
I'm sure that most of us are at least vaguely familiar with the paintings by Piet Mondrian using color block and black line techniques. In school age we did a similar project stemming off of his designs. I drew the black lines on the poster board and then each student chose a square to design. When they were done, it turned into an awesome work of art! Enjoy!

Brr...Short Sleeves?

Thursday, January 23, 2014 No comments
Yes, it is nine degrees here in Ohio. No, I don't know what made me think to wear short sleeves :)

Anyway, today's outfit:

Sweaterish Thing - Express
T-Shirt - Gap
Blue Khakis - Target
Boots - Franco Sarto from Macy's

Snowman Looking Up!

The kids loved this project yesterday! I just showed them my example that I made and gave them the needed materials. Since they are older kids, I didn't give them much instruction on how to create it because I wanted it to be their creation. I did start the project by asking why he doesn't have eyes. This helped them realize what makes him look like he's looking up. Enjoy!

2 February Newsletters

Monday, January 20, 2014 No comments
I made up for my super slow post this month by giving you two February choices!


Snowman Names

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 No comments
This is a cute project that I did yesterday with my school agers. They loved it & I was thrilled because I wasn't sure how they  would feel about this craft. Having some fourth graders in the mix throws it off sometimes. I hope your class enjoys this as much as mine did!  (The example is mine because I forgot to take pictures of theirs)

Penguin Numbers to 20 (Number Order, Counting, Etc)

Friday, January 10, 2014 No comments
Here is a set on penguin numbers to 20! These can be used for number order (my intended use -- we will glue to the front and back of a sentence strip), counting, etc. Enjoy! (obviously it's two pages and the download will take you to a two page file)

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Mustard Cardigan & Blue Khakis

Happy Friday!!! I finally get to start subbing soon! Yay! Just one month until all the paperwork goes through and then I am on my way! Not that I don't love all my Phonics & Math kids at the center but, I really can't wait to get back in the public district with the older kids. Even if it's just subbing....I'm so excited! Oh, and as a side note, maybe you will be less upset with my lack of posts lately if I give you an inside look of my week this dog ate my Kindle, I fell down the stairs, AND I dropped my phone in the toilet while cleaning the bathroom. Hooray. Let's just say... I've never been more glad to see Friday!
Cardigan - Target
T-Shirt - Target
Khakis - Target
YAY Target!! Haha.
Boots - Franco Sarto from Macy's

Great TPT Finds

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 No comments
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a safe and fun New Year's Eve. Believe it or not, this is the first NYE that I have ever spent at a public bar/party/whatnot (aside from once when my family went to a hotel). This year we went to the casino to celebrate! Perfect place to celebrate NYE. It's pretty low-key and isn't a huge "partying/clubbing" atmosphere. Anyway, back to the good stuff... I decided to go on TPT tonight to see if I could find anything fun before I head back to work tomorrow. I work with small groups all day so I pretty much am able to change it up whenever and basically take it one day at a time if I so choose. If you are bored take a look at the freebies on there! This one in particular I really liked:

It's a big pack of story element posters. I also found a number pack, and shape posters which will be great for my office! Below is also a cute poster that I am going to put up about letter shapes. Maybe I am just out of the loop but I have never seen this before!