Sunday, May 25, 2014

Summer Puppets: A Great Past time

About 3 months ago, I created these cute little guys:

Puppets and Pieces: Fairy Tale Retelling:

I originally intended for these to be used in my classroom, which they did. My kinders really love making puppets and retelling stories with them- especially with fairy tales! This really helps them build comprehension and be able to retell/sequence.

Since it's summer, I'm working with my own pumpkins on learning for next year. But I think that my own little kiddos need some cute puppets for the summer to play with! That can help my littlest work on her retelling skills for pre-k in the fall.

If you want to grab a set too, they are on sale (along with my entire store) for 20% off till Tuesday!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

School's Out! (exciting news, too)

So excited to be out for the summer! I slept in until almost 8 this morning... which is awesome when you realize I have 2 of my own kids. I am also excited because I have some exciting news....

-----DRUM ROLL-----

I am changing schools! Not just that but I am changing counties to be closer to home! I have been trying to do this for 4 years and I finally was able to stand out enough from the crowd! I have now gone from traveling an hour and 20 minutes to 12... yep 12 minutes. Hallelujah!

We had a farewell breakfast yesterday and my grade level made a sweet video for me and the other teacher (Sarah) who is also leaving. It was so funny to see since they took the idea of showing the staff our trade offs. Mine included:

Leaving behind a 60+ drive for a 6 mile drive.
No more eating breakfast in the car.... to eating with my family
No more eating dinner in the car.... to eating with my family
Money in my gas tank...... to money in my pocket

Driving 110.8 miles a day will do that to you!

Anyone else making a BIG change this summer?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

As the year winds down... (surprise announcement!!)

It is absolutely insane that this year has flown by this quickly! We have 16 more days of school until summer. I can NOT wait! I'm in need of a recharge for my energy. This year has been wonderful and I will definitely miss my sweet kiddos.

Here are some of the things that we've been up to lately:

-Checking out this awesome website:

animal jam

It's a great website from National Geographic for Kids. Tons of awesome items in there for the students to learn about. I'll be posting a little bit more about it in the next few days so do NOT miss out!

We've been working on our non-fiction writing and learning about living vs non-living. It's been awesome! My kiddos have loved learning about tons of different animals!!

-I've been diving into my newest book

I'm loving this book and can NOT wait to start the book study. I'm going to be posting about it once a week starting in June. I'll be getting these details to you next week. I hope you join!


I may not be the first to let you know this but..... TPT has announced their next site wide sale!!! It will be the middle of next week on Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th. I will have my store 20% off plus (with the code from TPT) you will get 28% off all together! Those are some major, major savings! I will make sure to post the code for everyone as soon as I have it.