Thursday, September 22, 2011

Back in action... finally!

Phew! So I finally hunkered down and set up/installed the internet at my new place. I've been about a month and a half without... hence the sparse updates. But I've been taking loads of pictures at school in hopes that I would one day be able to share them with you... and I have some freebies for you to make up for lost time!

This year's class is exhausting, but I love 'em. I love getting into this part of the year where I don't have to dwell as much on teaching them every single routine and I can start on a lot more fun projects for them to do now that they're "used" to going to school.

Here's a little update on what's been going on. Sorry for the poor quality; all I've had is my phone to take pics!:

So when school started a little over a month ago, my room began like this.....

And then slowly added these next pieces to finally all come together...


 And a sweet parent brought me these cake pops at meet the teacher night! Aren't they cute? And they were SO yummy... I was so surprised, I've never gotten a gift right off the bat before! So thoughtful!

I love how every year, my kids just adore center time. It's the most fun for me, too! They get so into the little stations each week. Last week I set up the "Mixed Up Alphabet" center. I had a big basket of magnetic letters that they had to put in order on a magnetic shelf. Once they ordered it, they filled out the recording sheet with the missing letters. Click the picture of the worksheet below to download! (Graphics courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles)

And here are my kids actually completing the center... they loved using the big letters. :)

Finally, we just started our Colors unit in reading, so I made a color word center to go along with it. Click here to go to Google Docs and download!

Next time I'll share a little bit more about some of the activities I've been doing in my classroom. I can't believe it's already the end of September! Where have these first 2 months gone??