Life as of late!

June 13, 2014

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little 5 for Friday action! It has been quite awhile since I’ve blogged here at TGIF because…. well… life is life… and life can just be busy! Here is a little peek into my life as of late:
Being pregnant! This journey sure has its ups and downs, but I am enjoying almost every minute of it. I can tell you my belly is way bigger already than it was above and I know I will just be getting larger and larger and LARGER! Yikes.
Field trip!! I am so happy to be back living on the East Coast… right on the water. Granted the water is always cold and it’s not like we go IN the ocean ever, but it sure is beautiful. We had a FUN field trip to Odiorne State Park where there are a bunch of tidepools for my kids to explore and search for tidepool animals and sealife. I was lucky enough to have my mom, my sister, and my husband chaperone this field trip. The kids were in heaven to meet these special people in my life and they thought this day was “THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!” I agreed.
School is O-V-E-R! I had such a great class this year and I am going to miss them so much! My summer will be jam-packed with packing and moving into my mom’s house with husband and baby-to-be, but it will be nice to know that my classroom will be waiting for me in August. The top picture is an adorable gift one of my students gave me for Theo. He was so proud to give me those onesies and they sparked some tears in my eyes for sure! The second picture is our annual last day breakfast! We all sat around our big family table and ate breakfast, shared memories, and drew pictures/wrote notes on our butcher paper tablecloths! It was a great way to end our year together.
That last picture above is depressing! It is so bare in my classroom and I was ready for some new classroom decor, so oddly enough, only a day out of school, I created a classroom decor set that I will be using in my room. It is simple and bright and primary and I love it. Here is what’s inside:

I am really excited about this set and I will be sure to take lots of pictures in August when I can set up my room!
Last but not least, a few weeks ago, I was getting prepared for those first weeks of school in August and our first math unit is Numbers to 120. I love the unit I made 2 years ago, but it was in need of some major updating. So that’s just what I did. I added a few new activities, updated the clipart and look of the pack!
These activities are some tried and true favorites from the pack, but with a little updated look:
Spin & Graph – number recognition and graphing (6 differentiated games)
10s and 20s frames – cards for matching and memory games
120 charts – for student reference as well as 4 different games to be played with the chart
Read the Room – activity for identifying number words
Number cards 1-120 – cards as well as 3 different games to play with the cards
120 chart puzzles – 7 different chart puzzles with varying degrees of difficulty
Assessment – 3 page assessment to check the Common Core Standard: 1.NBT.1
I also added a center game: before, after, & in between with recording sheets as well as 4 different practice pages to help students reinforce skills learned in this pack. My favorite is the number detective one!
So that is just a *little* bit of what I have been up to lately. Now that I am out of school, I will be sure to blog more often and keep up with everything else in the teaching/blogging world!
Happy Summertime 🙂 🙂

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