Sunday, August 10, 2014

One Year!

It's been almost a WHOLE year since I last blogged. May things have changed in this past year. I am no longer a First grade teacher. This will be my 2nd year teaching 2nd grade. I still don't know how I feel about it. I really LOVED first grade.

I just moved to a new home. I have been living here for 2 weeks now and completely love it. It is twice as big as my old home. Here are few pictures:
Front of the house
Living Room (family room is on the other side of the wall)
 Master Bedroom
 1 of 3 Bathrooms

I am totally in love with my new home.  It is my dream home. I am looking forward to hosting during the holidays, especially during Christmas! My girls totally love getting in the pool. It's funny how the hubby and I did not want a two story home or a pool and that's exactly what we ended up with. But we are all enjoying this awesome house.

I am so bummed out that summer vacation is ending. I have 3 staff development days next week. School officially starts on Monday the 18th. When do you all start?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Keeping Busy!

I am still waiting for school to start. Our start date has changed a few times as our NEW school is still being built!

So in the meantime, I have tried to keep myself busy by completing some projects that got set aside after my dad past away.

Here are some pictures of things I've completed in the last few weeks.

Teacher Toolbox

Teacher Binder


Word Work Bins

Word Wall Headings

Student Numbers

Pointers to Read
So here's what I've managed to complete. It's not much but it's kept me busy. I hope that those of you who already started are having a great time with your new students.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Can't Stop Thinking of Him

June 4 was my last day of school. I was so excited. My family and I had plans to go to Disney World. We wanted to take my parents with us. Then 2 days later I find myself heading to Las Vegas instead. Not what you're thinking. I wasn't there to have fun. My father's job relocated to Vegas about 10 years ago. I went to Vegas because he was hospitalized. First they thought it was pancreatitis. Then they thought he had stones. Either of these would have been fine. My dad past away 7 days later. On the day he died, we found out he had Lymphoma. It was the WORST day ever. We had NO clue. He had lived with Lymphoma Non-Hodgekins for over 10 years. When he died, he had  a HUGE stomach. The cancer had burst and spread all over. 

I usually don't share personal information like this on the internet, but I can't stop thinking about him. Those days I spent with him in the hospital. It was HORRIBLE to see him like that. I won't go into details, but it was so sad and painful to watch what he went through. I keep having flashbacks of those days.

And now it's time to get ready for the new school year and it's SO hard to concentrate. I am extremely anxious as I will be teaching a new grade level and I feel completely LOST! To top it off, our school is being built and its completion has been delayed. We were suppose to start on the 19th of August. Now we will start on September 2nd.

Thank you if you got to the bottom of the page. I guess I needed to get it off my chest.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Back to School Exclusive

Head Over to Teacher's Toolkit to learn about this awesome Back to School Exclusive. Lots of FREEBIES!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I. Am. Done!

 I am officially on vacation!

Today was my last day as a first grade teacher :( I now get to plan for 2nd grade!!! I am so excited!

Monday, April 22, 2013

31 Days Left

Can you believe it!?!?! I only have 31 more days of school left!!! I am so EXCITED!!! This has been the TOUGHEST year ever and I've been teaching first grade for 11 years. Let's just say 1 student can CHANGE everything.

I guess it's time to start thinking about a new "name" and look since I will be teaching 2nd grade....YIKES! Any ideas for a new name? I'm stumped.