Thursday, August 15, 2013

Back to School Night

Tonight I will welcome a new batch of kindergarteners.  This will be a year of change as I adjust to a new state and new school but I am so excited to be teaching at Southern Pines Primary.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Lots of Changes

It has been so long since I posted, when my district got Haiku last spring I spent more time on that and neglected my little blog.  So I will try to do much better as I share some of the changes going on.  After owning a home in North Carolina for 3 years that we were able to visit sparingly we will be making it our permanent home.  Good bye Michigan Winters!  So dear hubby and I have been diligently looking for jobs and I was lucky enough to find one quickly.  I still get to teach kindergarten, yeah.  In the meantime, son one graduated from high school and will be attending college in North Carolina too.  Son two is adjusting to the changes but not very happy to leave his buddies behind.

I've been able to have a sneak peek of my new classroom and can't wait to get started working on it.  Will post pictures as I go, I think I will need to do a lot purging not only of my stuff that I am bringing with me but also from my new classroom, looks like the teacher who left had lots of stuff but I'm excited to try new things with my classroom.  The school I will be teaching in has a new principal who hates clutter about as much as I do so at least when I get rid of things, she won't be upset.

I've had the pleasure to email some of the teachers on my new team and they seem wonderful.  I'm not sure what I'll do in the winter when I don't have to spend 20 minutes each day helping my kindergarteners put on snowpants, boots, etc.
Here's to an exciting adventure.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


I registered my blog on bloglovin, really should post more so that I can have more followers.  Definitely on my to do list this school year.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Reader's Theater

The kids really loved acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears during the end of our second Reader's workshop unit.

Second IB unit

Our second IB Transdisciplinary unit is Who We Are and in late October we began our inquiry into community helpers.  This is a fun unit for the kids as we try to bring in community visitors for presentations.

Our Visual Impairments Consult who services one of my students introduced Braille to the class, they loved every minute of it.

We love the firemen and trucks visiting us every year.

 A local librarian came to talk to us.
We also had a visit from our favorite dental hygenist, but the all time favorite visit was from one of our dads who not only is an Oakland County Sheriff but a crime scene investigator.  We so loved getting our fingerprints done.

On to Halloween

I really have taken lots of pictures this year of my kinders, they are fun group to photograph and who doesn't love pictures of all the fun Halloween costumes.

Reader's Workshop

We finished our firs unit of reader's workshop and have worked really hard to develop our stamina for reading and also began partner sharing which is so much fun.