Hello All! I am very excited to be linking up with Doodle Bugs for this first Five for Friday summer post! I am going to miss all of my kiddos from this year; they were a fantastic group! With that being said, I am so pumped that it is officially summertime! Woo hoo!
Here are a few things that have been happening in my life this week! Some are classroom-related, and some are more personal! Enjoy!
Sweet, sweet summertime! I can not believe I am already finishing up my first week of summer! My husband is currently deployed, so as soon as school got out, the kiddos and I drove 9 hours to IOWA! It has been an exciting, fun filled trip so far! Here are a couple of pictures from this week!
|Baby Elle puckering up for a kiss! |
I have decided that I wanted to redecorate my classroom for the next school year. I am just ready for a change; I have had the same classroom décor for about two years now. After lots of thought and changing my mind a million times, I think that I have decided on what colors I would like to incorporate. I am in love with the combination of the colors below and chalkboard accents. What do you think?
Over the summer, I will be creating different classroom decorations to go with this color scheme. Be sure to pop over to my TPT store, Lovely Little Classroom, to check out the new decorations!
I have a newly acquired love for kayaking. If you have never been, you should go. I went for the first time this weekend with my sister. It was a very neat experience. Peaceful and thrilling at the same time (if that is at all possible??)
|My sister and I!|
I have been teaching 5th grade for the past three years and I absolutely love it! As of right now, there is a chance that I may be moved to 4th grade next year because of numbers. I would really like to stay where I am (I love my team!), but I am thinking positive. Whether I teach 4th or 5th grade, I will love my students, teach to the best of my ability and feel blessed to have a job.
I am constantly trying to better myself as a teacher. One area I am going to focus on this upcoming year is missing student work. I would like to have a consistent, organized plan. I have been scouring the web and think I have found something that would work with my teaching style. This idea comes from the fantastic blog of Curls and Smiles. She has some great organizational ideas that make me say, "Why didn't I think of that?" Check it out! What do you do to keep up with missing student work? Feel free to share any ideas!
Have an awesome weekend!