Saturday, August 21, 2010

A New Beginning...

Congratulations to Taylor on becoming a Dance Gallery Darling!!! We are so proud! Yesterday she learned her dances, this morning she auditioned, and this evening the results were posted. WooHoo!! She has waited a long time for this opportunity
Darling Taylor

Picture1 starts Monday. It's a bit surreal. I've had several nightmares about the first day. In one of them, I walked into my class only to find that the principal had turned my class into the P.E. room. Nothing like waking up in a cold sweat.

Thursday was open house and I got to meet my students! It kind of made everything official. And these three little munchkins came to see me after their open house at Honey.

Stop Light Behavior Chart and Reading Corner

Lunch Count

Calendar Math

Homework and Monday Folders/Mailboxes for Graded Papers

Desk Area

Team Baskets/Desk Work Folders

Books to Read on First Day

CHAMP/Birthday Wall

The Room!

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's All Coming Back to Me...Except Now I'm Getting Paid

Holy Moses! Overwhelmed doesn't begin to describe how I felt today. All the feelings I experienced during student teaching came flooding back...x10. It's not a bad thing, it will just take some time to get used to. I admit, not being able to be a part of Taylor and Averi's classes is tough. And Connor will be starting KDO, which I won't be there for either. thus is the life of a working mom. But mama will be getting a paycheck (not to mention all the perks/holidays that come with teaching)!!

So to deal with the added pressure, I have acquired some coping mechanisms. One of which is a mad woman. It feels so good to focus all my energy on something other than work.

As tough as it is starting out, I know this is exactly where I'm supposed to be. I feel sooo inceredibly thankful, excited, blessed to have this job! Now it's time to get in a routine!

Oh...and my name is outside the class now!!! Can't wait to meet all of my kiddos;) Notice the mountain of paper I am holding? That is Math Lesson #1. Just tryin' to keep it green...ha!


Monday, August 2, 2010

My Babies are Getting Big...

Denae took these last night at Tech...and she worked her magic, because you can't tell how H-O-T the kids were by looking at them...Whew-eee! But Denae is smart because she keeps massive amounts of PEZ in her camera bag :) Bribes are a good thing! I love that these pics capture my babies as they are right now!

Mother hen and chicks.

My 4th grader!

My 1st grader :)

I ♥ his chubby, baby wrists.