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Welcome! I hope to use this blog to share some of the amazing things my class and school does to make learning fun! I have been teaching for 15 years already! I started teaching 3rd grade in a Parochial School, then I was hired to teach 1st grade for three years, was moved to 5th grade for 2 years, and then came back to 1st grade in the district where I attended school. I love that I'm able to give back the the school district that guided me to become the teacher I am today! I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, certified 1-8; a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and my Administrator License Pre-K-12.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Cloudy Day=School and a Shout-Out!

So the weather isn't cooperating for a day in the sun today which means I must go into my classroom and get busy!  (Those orange bars better be off of those doors or I just might lose public this time.)   If I could just get my room looking like I was ready for the kiddos I'd feel a lot better!  Our staff days are August 21-23 and our Open House is exactly one month from technically, I still have time but here's the thing...there's a lot of other stuff that needs to be squeezed in during that time and I need to be able to still have my pool it's crunch time for me.

Have you seen that cute idea about melting used crayons in those shaped ice cube trays?
Like this...
Well, I bought the cute ice cube trays, peeled my old crayons and seth them outside...
like everyone else did.  
Day 1: All day on the table which resulted in no melting.
Day 2: All day on the pavement (concrete is hotter, right?)...again, no melting.
Today is Day 3...the sky is full of clouds and I'm feeling a lite sprinkle which tells me that this idea is a bust for me.  Oh well...too many other things to work on in the meantime.  Maybe I'll just keep them outside for the rest of the summer and see if they're done in time to be a Halloween treat or something!  :)

A little shout-out to Tamera, from My Heart Belongs in First.  
She is having a little celebration with lots of fun prizes!
Enter Tamera's Give-Away Here!
Head over to her blog and check her out when you have a chance!  She shares a lot of fun stuff!

Now...I'm off to being least I better be!
Have a good day!


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    1. How could something that looks so simple be such drama for me?!? :)

  2. It was 105 here yesterday and 106 they would melt in KS!! I feel your pain on the classroom! Our building is undergoing renovations so all of our belongings are packed and in storage....we can't get in until the 10th...maybe!!! I'm freaking out!

    1. Whoa! That's hot! Maybe I should send my crayons your way! :)

  3. I left my concealer compact in my car on accident and it got so hot it all oozed out the sides. I could probably fry an egg on the sidewalk here - ooh maybe I should try that with the kids tomorrow?

    I feel you on the getting into the classroom thing! I can either get in on the 1st or the 6th depending on who you ask. We have in-service the 13th -16th and the first day of school is the 17th! I feel like having a panic attack just thinking about it!

    By the way, I'm your newest follower - love the cute pirates!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. My kiddos melted crayons just my the little side holder. Needless to say, they didn't enjoy the clean up! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous