Sunday, June 24, 2012

Girls On The Run...Queen Bee is getting ready to run!

I had a very exciting day today!
It has been raining here since Friday, and it's not going to stop until...well I guess until "Debbie" moves on!
Besides driving in the middle of tropical storm bands, (very exhilarating)...this year I have decided to become a Girls On The Run coach. I teamed up with another teacher and we decided to 'job share' the Head Coach role.We spent a very rainy afternoon at the G.O.T.R office. We met some very excited new coaches and the two very enthusiastic program leaders.
I can't wait to start the year out with this extra 'hat'. I teach second grade and G.O.T.R is a character building program with a running component made for 3rd-5th graders. So you can see how exciting this is for me, I get to be with some of my girls again!!!
I just had to share....

Friday, June 22, 2012

FREE Math resources found

I am starting to look for new Math games to incorporate into my Daily 5 Math Time. As I am pinning, and surfing I came across this GEM:

Many of you probably already know all about it, but I am a newbie to it.
                                               I love it!
I printed out the center signs, now all I have to do is "BEE" them up and make them pop! Can't wait to get started on this project. I will post pictures as soon as the signs are perfect for bragging!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Finding My Groove...

It is a rainy afternoon, so I sit and decide what can I do? I have already looked at every body's blogs to get some ideas, but that just frustrated me!

 I really need to make a plan for how I want my classroom to feel and look this year. I have been in this game since "1990-something" and want to really start this year out with a huge WOW factor.

I was relieved to not have to change classrooms this year, but secretly part of me wanted to so I could purge. So I did the next best thing, I cleaned out all the nooks and crannies of my classroom...seriously cleaned!!! I gave away and threw out over 10+ years worth of "stuff you keep just-in-case". (I see you rolling your eyes!!) You know what I'm talking about, stickers, buttons, laminated rulers, opened packages of index cards (5 left in the pack),paper coins, left over craft items that you didn't use from that one get the idea! Well I am now the proud owner of over 20 plastic bins, containers and baskets to be filled up all over again! [NO!! I won't be doing that again! ]
In the middle of the purge-fest I got a little worried, "What if...?", but then realized  half of that 'stuff' came to be, because I couldn't find it in the first place and went out and bought more! NO MORE!!!

Therefore this blog that I have decided to start, hopefully will keep me on track and organized! Plus if I want to post pictures of my WOW classroom, it has to look especially inviting! Perfect..WOW and wonderful. (you should see my neighbor that just moved in, now SHE has a perfect classroom!)

My theme is always "Bees" , I am the "QUEEN BEE" the sign in my room says so!

If you have any cute, Bee themed ideas and/or printables and would like to share, please do!
Once I get started and can print things off I will post my 'Bee-utiful' creations to share!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Welcome to My World

     I am just venturing out there....I want to try and create a place to come and laugh, share, get advice, leave advice and really have a true collegial environment for my teaching buddies!