If you visited the blog on Monday, you might have read my post detailing my lesson plans for week 1 on Names (a thematic unit I like to incorporate at the beginning of every year). I love incorporating name building and identification because these are the most important words our kids will read. I love to see their sense of accomplishment when they correctly identify their friends' names or use them in their daily writing. If you didn't have a chance to read about my first week of name plans, you can check those out HERE or just scroll down to the next post. As I said before, I love incorporating this theme and I usually … [Read more...] about Fitting It All In – Names, Week 2 (Part 2)
Happy Labor Day, y'all! I hope you were able to get some much needed rest this extended weekend. We went fishing and crabbing and I taught my oldest to play Monopoly. He's finally starting to take an interest in board games and he is obsessed with this one! OF COURSE...the longest game in the history of ever ;) Haha. I said I'd be back this week to share my plans with you for my name unit. I often get asked how I'm able to fit things into my day and I'm hoping this helps give you an idea of how that looks. Let's go ahead and start with the plans. These are plans for the 3rd week of school and the … [Read more...] about Fitting It All In – Names, Week 1
Let me just start by saying that I absolutely love my little town. There is a certain charm that comes with living in a small, tight knit community. It’s been a HUGE adjustment getting used to being so far away from so many things…mainly the mall and Starbuck’s. The downside to living out this far is that we have intermittent internet connectivity. We just got our internet restored after being without it for a week. My house has never been this clean :) ANYWAY, my blogging schedule was a bit interrupted and there was so much I planned on sharing this past week. I’ll save it all for next week and give y’all … [Read more...] about The Week I Had No Internet
Well…I did it. I survived the 2nd week! HA! In all honesty, I have a pretty sweet little class. I feel like they’ve picked up so much in just a short 2 weeks! I’m so excited and anxious to see how much they progress this year. This is one of the reasons I love Kindergarten so much. They all come in with such different abilities and it’s amazing to see their growth…even after just a few short weeks! This past week we hit the ground running and started focusing on name recognition. Not just our own, but the names of our friends, too! I usually wait ‘til the 3rd week to start our name … [Read more...] about I Survived Week 2 How About You?!
Happy Tuesday! It was a WHRLWIND weekend here for my little family. Remember my precious *little* sister?!?! Well…she tied the knot on Saturday and it was AMAZING!!! But seriously….talk about NO sleep! Isn’t she lovely?! And look at my cute lil’ momma! I love these ladies!! And look at my sweet boys! Cutest little “banner bearers” I ever did see!!! I was the matron of honor and I *sang* my speech. People…I DO NOT sing. Not even a little. In Abby’s words, I’m *12 kinds* of tone def!!! But I had to make it memorable. I love my sister and wanted to shock the … [Read more...] about Say My Name & Some Math Fun