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School’s out for summer…

Well, I made it….all the way to the end of the year! Woo-hoo, it doesn’t quite feel like summer yet but hopefully it will soon.  We had a great field day the last day with relays, inflatables (even I got to go down), tug o’ war, and TONS of other fun activities not to mention…

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It’s all worth it….

Well I’ve almost made it through my first week (tomorrow is Friday- that’s close right?!)  After hours and hours of practice going over expectations and routines…I finally feel like we are heading in the right direction – slightly but I’ll take it. I started a class incentive to help (fingers crossed) with working on our…

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End of Year Insanity!

Sorry for being a horrible blogger lately!  Getting back in the swing of things and starting my second maternity leave has been a whirlwind to say the least.  I’m trying to fit in my expectations while teaching so we can get through the rest of the year and that is proving to be rather tiring…

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A Sub for the Sub

Well what an interesting day……!  So I had to go home sick a half day yesterday – no fun at all.  I always am on the other end of the substitute spectrum.  I’m always the one coming in for the sick teachers not preparing for them.  Luckily the administration was very easy to work with…

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OU/OW Round 2- FREEBIE!

So I did this activity awhile ago with my student teaching class and posted about it here .   You write an “ouch” story using OU/OW words!  Last time I wore a band-aid for inspiration. This time I knew what was coming up so I wanted to make the activity EVEN BETTER! I made…

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Amusing Adjective Activities

As I’m sure I have mentioned we have been working on adjectives non-stop lately (ok…the last few weeks)  It has been kind of a tough concept for some of my firsties but with all the practice they seem to be getting it. I have whipped up some activities that we have been working on to…

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Must Have Website – FYFF

    I’m so excited to FINALLY start these posts….I didn’t know if I would have a guest blogger or not (if you want to sign up click “First Year Friday Form” at the top!!!! I would love it!)     Well the authors of this website contacted me about their FANTASTIC site.  I decided…

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1st Grade Here I come!

  I started my first long term substitute position!!!!   She had the baby on Sunday and I took over on Tuesday.  I’m in a first grade classroom and I absolutely LOVE it!   The class is a lot smaller, which lets me work one on one with students!   The curriculum is a whole lot…

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May I cross your ship, Potato Chip?

A day in the life of a sub………first time in PE today!  Whole different ballgame let me tell you! First time I’ve had to get the principal too but lets not go there 🙁 Without plans, I sure was glad that I knew some games from camp and we had to be outside because they…

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Phonics Confusion

Holy Whirlwind of confusion Batman! You would have thought I was in 2 different continents these last couple days.  I know there are a couple different camps on phonics – meaning some view them as essential and some view them as part of another the curriculum. Monday- Spelling time with no connection between words aka…

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