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


  1. I like the world traveler theme. I think you'll really love fourth grade!

    1. Thanks for the advice. I am really leaning towards the world traveler theme and adding pieces of the other themes that I like into that. :)

  2. I love the "Iginiting a Passion..." book. i read it last summer after seeing Steven Layne at a conference. He was laugh out loud funny!!! I am moving, too. I've taught 1st grade for 13 years and I'm hopefully moving up to 3rd grade! I'm soooooo excited! I really need a change. :)
    One Berry Blog

    1. I'm glad to hear that someone else has read this book. Nobody here in Kansas seems to have heard of it. I would love to see him at a conference. I will have to keep a look out for his name. You seem to be in the same boat as I am with teaching the younger grades for so long. Good Luck!

  3. I think Polka dots and daises is my favourite, although granted it's a tough choice!