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Summer Bucket List!

I am so excited that Summer is almost here! I'm joining in with the Summer Bucket List linky party hosted by A Cupcake for the Teacher, Miss Kindergarten, and A Modern Teacher. The most important item on my Summer Bucket List is to spend time getting to know our little girl. I am almost 9 months pregnant and have a c-section scheduled for June 3rd! We are so excited about welcoming our baby girl into our family... most of my time this summer will be spent navigating the waters of new motherhood! My husband and I have a lot to learn, and thankfully we have all summer to figure it out! As soon as I can, I want to begin running again. I continued running up until week 26 of my pregnancy and then my feet began to swell. For the past 3 months I've only been able to fit into one pair of … [Read more...]

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Giveaway & How To Follow My Blog!

I am so excited to be participating in a giveaway with Corinna from Surfin' Through Second! Many of you know how much I LOVE Hawaii and guess what? Corinna is lucky enough to live there! I love reading her blog and learning all about her life on the island. Corinna has just passed 250 followers and is celebrating with a Tropical Summer Giveaway! Be sure to stop by her blog to see what items you can win! I'm giving away a copy of my beach themed "Where Are We?" cards. These cards are perfect for hanging outside your classroom door so that others will know where to find your class. There are 24 cards included, along with different variations to best fit the needs of your classroom/school. There are many other bloggers participating in this giveaway! The best part is that every item has a … [Read more...]

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My Obsessions!

I just love Linky parties! This topic includes things in life that I just love and tend to obsess over... If you ask my husband, he would say that includes EVERYTHING! I'm linking up with Living a Wonderful Life to divulge what's on my list of obsessions! For the past year and a half, I have been obsessed with National Board Certification. I began searching for resources to help me with my journey last February, applied for candidacy in April, and have been working NON-STOP ever since. My candidate cycle will end in ONE WEEK after I take the Assessment Center exercises! Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher has always been a dream of mine and it is something that I have worked very hard on and will continue until accomplished! I love to RUN! I have been SO upset with myself … [Read more...]

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Summer Bucket List!

Summer is right around the corner and I am joining Teri, Hadar, and April in the Summer Bucket List Linky Party! Since we are moving to a NEW school in August I am SO excited to have this opportunity to organize my teaching materials. Every box that I have packed so far is organized and I have purged and given away many items that I just do not need anymore. This summer I am working on organizing ALL of the books in my classroom library. I am using the Scholastic Book Wizard to level my books A-Z and I am entering all of my books into Shelfari. I am so excited to use Shelfari in my classroom next year! I have already began tagging my books and I love that if I want to know what books I have available for "Back to School," I just click on the tag and I can easily see them and know … [Read more...]

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What are your summer plans?

Are you doing anything fun this summer? Tell me about it by posting a sticky note on the wall. … [Read more...]

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Awards Day!

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Countdown Chain

The end of the school year is such an exciting time for the students. I often hear "How many days do we have left until summer?" To answer this question for the students I have them make a "Countdown Chain." When we get down to about 20 days left, I have the students use construction paper strips to make the chain. On one side of the strip they write "There are ____ days of school left!" On the other side they write about their favorite memory from the school year. Each day one student gets to share their part of the "Countdown Chain." I love hearing about all of their favorite memories! … [Read more...]

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