Tales of Caffeine Drinkin', Paint Slingin', Glitter Lovin' Teacher
Five for Friday
You know what time of the week it is!!! It’s Friday! Woooooo!
Who am I kidding? I’ve already started to feel the days run together since summer break began. Anyway, I’m linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a Five for Friday post!
I felt that this announcement would be very fitting as the #1 spot on my 5 for Friday list.
As many of you may know, I have decided to move to another school next year. When I was hired, the principal told me it could be either Kindergarten, First, or Fourth Grade. I have been waiting to hear about grade level for the last few weeks, and yesterday I found out.
One more drumroll please….
I will be teaching FIRST GRADE again next year!!!! So excited for an even smoother transition and for the opportunity to use all that I have accumulated this year again next year!
Pretty sure this happened to me this year…
A big focus of mine this summer is to consistently get to the gym and have awesome workouts. I was so into fitness and then… my first year of teaching WHILE coaching part time totally smacked me in the face. I was pretty lucky if I went a couple times a month. BUT the good news is I am back at it and feeling great already.
For the past few weeks I’ve been following a workout from BodyBuilding.com. They actually have an awesome FREE app called Bodyspace that you can download and pick from tons of different workout plans. The coolest part is there are videos, tips, and instructions for literally every exercise. You can choose to follow a pre-made workout plan or make your own by searching through the various exercises.
Here’s a screenshot of the search tool used for finding a workout plan.
Definitely something worth checking out if you’ve had problems trying to figure out what exercises to do or with sticking to a program.
In an effort to fill my days – ok parts of my days, since we all know there has to be SOME time where you do nothing – I have been scouring Pinterest to find ideas for next year. Classroom decorations, lesson ideas, read aloud options – all on my radar right now. I figure if I get it all onto my boards now when I have the time then maybe, just maybe, I’ll think to return to them during busier parts of the school year.
My [classroom design] and [teaching math] boards seem to have been getting the brunt of my pinning extravaganza. Check them out and see if there are any interesting pins that you might just have to pin!
When I was setting up my classroom last summer, I couldn’t find a set of alphabet posters that I absolutely loved. Picky, huh? Yes… I know… So, I made these AWESOME and colorful alphabet posters to hang in my classroom. Each one has an animal graphic that my kids LOVED! I got so busy with classroom setup and then the year actually starting that I never got these onto my TPT. That is until now! Check them out [here] and get a jump start on your classroom decor for next year.
Raise your hand if you like going to the eye doctor! Yah, me neither. In fact, I really don’t like going to any kind of doctor. That’s probably why I’ve been putting off going to the optometrist for several months. Now that I don’t have the excuse that I have to work, I’ve been good and made myself an appointment.
To make it slightly more fun, I just placed my order at Warby Parker to try on 5 pairs of glasses. It’s actually a really cool program. You pick 5 frames, they ship them to you so you can try them on, and then either pick one to purchase or select more to try on. Shipping both ways is absolutely free and you only pay if you decide to buy a pair. AND it is only $95 for the frames and lenses. Win-win!
Ok ya'll... a little food for thought 💭I used to DREAD small groups in my classroom... tell me I'm not alone.I didn't know what I was doing, my kids were all over the place, I didn't have enough time.I went into my literacy block each day with this HUGE sense of dread.Once I figured it all out, it quickly became my FAVORITE time of the day... so i wrapped up all my favorite tips and packed it up for you to help make it YOUR favorite time of the day too!My Guided Reading Academy is open until tomorrow, and I want YOU to join me! It's a great 6 week workshop where we will meet, discuss all things small group literacy and you will leave being the Small Group Reading Ninja that you were mean't to be!Check it out and join me here:www.theteachingtexan.com/success... See MoreSee Less
Drop a 🙋 if you agree that behavior management can be a STRUGGLE during center time.Someone has a question, you're trying to answer said question, and make it through a small group reading lesson, and give your small group of kiddos the attention they need and deserve... the volume is getting louder, your headache is getting worse and suddenly the timer goes off and it's time to do another round.Repeat the next day, and next day and next day...... I can't be the only one RIGHT?I have gather up my BEST tips and tricks to make your small group reading time the MOST effective while also telling you the secrets you're needing to hear on how to keep your centers running smoothly while you're doing it.Tonight at 6:00 pm CST come and join me to learn FOR FREE ALL the things about behavior management, small group literacy and all things reading awesomeness.Join me here:www.theteachingtexan.com/guidedreadingworkshop... See MoreSee Less
🚨 LAST Guided Reading Workshop of the summer 🚨Are you stuck? Looking for some tips? Or just ... want to spend a little time with me talking about small group reading? 😎Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29th at 6 pm CST will be our LAST free guided reading workshop of the summer.This workshop will help give you a little clarity, a few freebies, and a chance to add some things to your guided reading time to make it FLOW and feel less stressful.Reserve your spot here:the-teaching-texan.mykajabi.com/guided-reading-workshop... See MoreSee Less
Today is the DAY! 👏If you're anything like me, finding ways to improve on your teaching is always priority. It helps me feel like my classroom runs a little more smooth, and there is always a tip here or there that I think to myself... "wow, why didn't I think of that!"Today and tomorrow, I will be presenting at the Educate and Rejuvenate Conference alongside TONS of other amazing teachers. There will be LOTS of "wow, why didn't I think of that" moments with a few dance parties mixed in, and I'm TOTALLY here for it! If you would like to join us, you can for just FIVE DOLLARS! All this awesomeness for $5 dollars is really a steal, and you get a PD cert for being there! Grab your ticket and I'll see you in a bit: www.wifeteachermommy.com/sp/educate-and-rejuvenate/?aff=42... See MoreSee Less