Friday, May 30, 2014

Five for Friday Linky Party

Today is the day to link up with Doodle Bugs for her Five for Friday linky. I don't think I've done this linky since last summer. Time sure goes by fast.

Number 1:
Well, I am moving out of my classroom into another classroom this next year. It is very sad because I just moved into this room last August. It really become Home Sweet Home to me. I loved all the colors and all the features of my second grade classroom.  BUT a new adventure waits for me ... I am moving into the round part of our building and teaching 4th grade next year. It is a little scary for me but I am always up for a challenge. I have taught 1st and 2nd grade for 15 years. I'm hoping 4th grade will be an amazing adventure like my principal thinks it will be. :)
Number 2:
I started working at a golf course for the summer in the clubhouse. I really enjoy interacting with adults. It is a nice change in pace and I am not in charge of anything.  YAY!!!! I just come to work, do my job and leave without having to take anything home with me.  It's such a nice feeling.

Number 3:
 I am changing my theme in my classroom for next year. I am having such a hard time deciding on which theme I want.  Here are the three that I am thinking about:
Polka Dots and Daisies ~ Schoolgirl Style
World Traveler ~ Schoolgirl Style
County Fair ~ Schoolgirl Style
I really like all three of these ideas and I may just have to put them together some how.  I like the thought of my students traveling with their learning using a Passport and I love the colors with the daisies and the fair. What do you think I should do?
Number 4:
We are selling our house so we did some clean up yesterday outside. What a chore!!! We started working on the sideway, doing the edging, sweeping the dirt and pulling the weeds that have grown through the cracks. It tooks us 2 hours to do only 1/4 of our sidewalk. The edging took the longest because we didn't realize how overgrown the grass had gotten. We really had to work at cutting through that.  (We have a corner house so we have a lot of sideway to clean.) More cleaning will happen next week I'm afraid.
Number 5:
I have just started reading Igniting a Passion for Reading by Steven L. Layne. I learned about this book through our Book Fair that we have at school.  I was looking at it and saw that the forward was written by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser, "The Sister" so I KNEW it had to be a good book and that I needed to read it.
So far, I have not been disappointed. Hopefully soon I will blog about what I have learned through this book.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post. It is so nice to have the time to read others blogs and to also post without feeling like a need to rush or stay up really late to do it.  Enjoy your summer everyone.
Until Next Time,
         Happy Blogging, Tammy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I am linking up with Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday.
Here is my picture:
Common Core workshop for three days.
I am assuming that we give a question to everyone so here is mine.
How are you feeling about Common Core? Do you feel more comfortable with the standards or do you still need help understanding it all and how it all goes together?
Until Next Time,
         Happy Blogging, Tammy