Additional Freebie!

I had someone ask for a custom
YOU JUST MISSED US!
(I have added LUNCH ...instead of ASSEMBLY)
DUH! Thanks for suggesting that!
I missed Lunch???? NO  WAY!!!! :)
So here you go for your 
FREEBIE #2!!! 
Choose both! :)

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School has BEGUN!! & a FREEBIE!

Well...we are back.
The good news is...the first day went well. 
The bad news is...we had no air conditioning
 ( it was almost 90 degrees...IN THE CLASSROOM!)
They say it will be fixed Monday...we'll see...
Cute firsties...they are sooooo tiny! :)
Lotsa hugs & high fives!

So to help us celebrate...

A  FREEBIE!!!

I put this in my door window 
so "the rest of the world"
knows where we are
(when we are NOT in our classroom).
If it helps you...
ENJOY!!!
Feel free...


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New Teachers....Support & Advice

AHHHH...new teachers!
(Week before school starts.)
Full of energy, positive thoughts, creativity GALORE!
( After 2-3 weeks...)
Lifeless, piles of papers, "Why can't they DO this?"  :)
We have ALL been there.
 Your ideal classroom that you "envisioned" 
(probably from PINTEREST)
isn't IDEAL!!!!
WHAT DID I DO WRONG????
NOTHING!
Teaching takes time!
This is a profession...an art...NOT an "assembly-line" job.

So...to help NEWBIES I am linking up with 
Deb at Fabulously First...
Let's help them out!

TO ALL.....Take a deep breath, hold your head UP, Smile, & know...
YOU ARE THE TEACHER...YOU DO KNOW MORE THAN THEY DO! :)
Smile, hug, high five....and laugh!
(In 20+ years...it is SOOO worth it!)


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Short Vowel Center..Word Family FUN!

It's here...
SCHOOL.
Ready or NOT!
( My last vacation Friday...I have students next Friday).
It's not that I don't LOVE my job..I DO!
But...SHHHH...don't tell anyone...I  LOVE  VACATION!
Anyways....if I have to go back..I NEED INDEPENDENT WORK!
I have to assess 30+ 6 year olds in the first 6 days of school.
Really????
      So I made this for my kiddos to practice!
          This can be produced in a few different ways:
            1. Print in color. 
          2. Print in B/W.
       3. Print on colored paper.
4. Print on scrapbook paper.
5. Print in B/W & have kiddos color.
WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU!
I LOVE THOSE WORDS!
Enjoy!

Click on Picture to ENJOY!












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FREEBIE

FREEBIE TIME!
Just a little helper if you use clip charts...
Click on the picture for a FREEBIE! :)

CLIP CHARTS NOT INCLUDED

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The cleaning continues....

So today I finished....
PUTTING AWAY stuff.
I got rid of my TEACHER DESK!

YIPPEEE!!!!

( I think )...I'll let you know in a few weeks. 

Here's some pics on my progress so far.
Pocket charts on the counters for centers..bookcases seperate them.
I LOVE my new drawers on the counter!

ELA Focal Wall & Math Calendar
( I do them at different times of the day so I can move the 
chart stand ( red on the right..it has a pocket chart for Poetry) so kiddos can slide to the MATH calendar after lunch)


And here it is..TAADAA...MY SPACE! 
Reading table. bookshelves for my supplies IN CONTAINERS...
& my Doc Camera table ( I made) on ROLLERS! 
It can move wherever I want to be & my new little 
bar stool.
 My thinking is I needed to be taller this year. 
With 30+ students their desks are farther away from me at the front.
Last year I sat at a table in front of room. 
I couldn't see the back row.
This year....I TOWER ABOVE ALL!
Not really, but I am taller on my stool,  so I can see the far back corner.
NO CHILD SHALL BE LEFT BEHIND...in the back corner! :)
I can see you! 
Today I worked on labels & such 
ON MY NEW TABLE!
SOOOO  much space! Feels good!
So ..that's it for today!  Enjoy!

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I finally got into my classroom! FREEBIE!

Where did June go???
July???  Already? 
 (Sniff...sniff...deep breath..)
OK...student's are coming to school July 26..
I had better go & see what it looks like..
EEEEEEEKKKKKKK!
WHO LEFT THIS HUGE MESS!!!????
Oh, yeah...ME? :)
I locked the door ...AND  RAN!!!!!
Whew! Time to clean up!
So, I spent today (again) working in my room, this time...
throwing things away!
I purged like I never have before!
My poor janitor...he came in twice to take away PILES.
But it's getting there.
I have 3 big things I did TODAY:
1. I got rid of my teacher desk. 
No more file cabinets, drawers, or "piling" surface.
I now have a "U" reading table as my area! 
LOVE THIS!
 I now have 2 tall (5ft) bookcases next to my area.
2. I made a "supply" center ( Lowes tool box) 
for all of my desk supplies.
AND...
to keep all of my centers and student stations...
LOOK AT WHAT I DID TODAY!
WMart  3 drawer containers.
I "cutsied" ( is that a word?) them..
LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
My counter has NEVER been this clean! :)



I couldn't decide what I wanted on each label.
So, I chose the month ( so I can add theme materials)
AND
next to it, I put what skill is taught during that month.
My thinking is ...
when I create or purchase new materials,
I can file them either by the month OR by the skill.
Math was a little harder...most CCSS cross the entire year.
You can't just teach number & operations in August...all year long! 
I think I will keep the standard, and separate each one by quarter.
Maybe...or maybe monthly...I dunno yet. 
I need to live with it a while & see how things go!
Busy day! 
Tomorrow I challenge the dreaded....
PUZZLE CABINET!    UGH!

FREEBIE...You made it to the bottom of this post...
Here's the labels for the drawers...Yours if you can use them! (Click on the picture)
Happy Wednesday!


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Family..Makes my heart SING!

Family..:)
Makes my heart SING!
This weekend
 ( I know my vacation is ...sniff..sniff
....coming to an abrupt halt  ending soon, TOO SOON!)
( I LOVE VACATION!)
I was soooo lucky this weekend  to "reconnect" with FAMILY!
Just a few SNIPPETS of family "things"..:)
4 generations enjoying each other!
( I am the 2nd generation..I'm taking the picture!)

Silly Grandpa...You are in MY BOAT!
Grandpa playing in the pool with Zoe!

"What is this COLD stuff?"

"I like this cold stuff"

I REALLY LIKE THIS COLD STUFF!!! :)


Oldest Granddaughter (Payton) graduated from her
first swimming lessons! YEAH!
WATERPROOF! 
Smiley Bell, (Arabella) HAPPY BABY!

Grapes!...I hate dislike COMPLETELY HATE HATE HATE
do not enjoy hard, hot, sweaty, dirty, PHYSICAL LABOR!
But...our family needed to replace some grape vines in their vineyard.
So...what's a family to do?
Get out the shovels, gloves, fertilizer, buckets, new plants, &...
START WORKING! UGH!
The first hour...I'm SOOO into this! I can do this!
By the 4-5 hour mark...Aching back, shoulders, knees, etc!
BUT...200 new vines IN! TAKE THAT YOU SILLY VINEYARD!
( My inlaws, sister in law, & cousins all worked hard too!)
Hubby OWES me....BIG TIME! :)
I'm thinking a weekend at the beach! :)

And last....tutus for two! HAHAHA
They had their dance recital..TOO CUTE!
So ...another weekend in the books.
I'm glad I have resolved to enjoy my summer
and NOT worry about other things..
I should work on something for my TPT store, should make something for 
my classroom, should clean this very messy kitchen!
NAH...I think I'll take a nap!
Happy Summer!


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Haley O'Connor and K. Almaraz Birthday Giveaway!

It's a Giveaway!

Haley O'Connor and K. Almaraz Birthday Giveaway!

Stop by & give them some LOVIN'!!! :)
Lots of goodies to share!
Stop by K. Almaraz @ "Our Future is Bright"
Click above...
AND...

Stop by Haley o'Connor @  "My Silly Firsties"
Click picture above


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Two Packets??? On a Sat?? Is is VACA???:)

OK...It is a Saturday
It is Summer vacation.
I worked in the vineyard..no ...
I SWEATED, ACHED, DUG HOLES, & WHINED!!!!!
I HATE PHYSICAL WORK!
But...for family...you SWEAT!
( Enough whining...after TACO BELL drive through, shower, A/C...I will survive!)

SO....After I sat down and am NOT getting up so don't ask...
and decided to get to work...
TWO NEW PACKETS!  YIPPEE!
This one is a matching game. Match the frog ( with a number) to the pad.
The pads are in dice, dominoes, & ten frames. 
Working with mental number identification.
Good for the beginning of the year.
AND...

This one is an "OLDIE" but a goodie. REMEMBER the "old" fishing game with a magnet?
So..  poke a hole in the top of each HFW card,
thread a BIG paperclip through it,
and put them in a bucket.
Students take a stick ( or dowel, or flyswatter)
with a string that has a magnet glued to the end of the string. 
LET THE CHILDREN FISH!
I even hung a yellow fishing stringer next to this center & let them 
clip their catches to the stringer! 
THEY LOVE THIS!
Played this in another classroom...I had to have this!

Well...icing my "old" body...PHYSICAL WORK is for the YOUNG! :)
Happy Saturday...
Thanks to all for the MANY  giveaways & FB freebies!
The bloggy world is SOOOOO  FUN!  :)

Linky up with AMY...24/7Teacher
Come JOIN the Summer FUN!



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Short a Word Work...New!!!


New Packet!
Are you ready for BACK TO SCHOOL???!!!
NO WAY!
I need MORE time! I don't wanna go.
NOT YET!
I need to FEEL ready....EVEN IF I'M NOT!
OK...slow down, relax, 
Week 1 word work  is here & ready to go!
PRINT & GO!
(Breathe....breathe.....slowly...OK, I'm ready!)
Here you go!













CHECK it out at my TPT store!


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FIRST GRADE LINKY!!

I'm linking up with 
FREEBIELICIOUS
for 
FREEBIES ON THE FIRST!
Join the fun....

Happy Tuesday! 
Stay Cool...it's getting  HOTTER!!!

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Giveaway!


Amy's having a GIVEAWAY!
Check it out!
I'm IN!



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