Sunday, April 10, 2011

Linky Party -- A Few of My Favorite Things...

I'm linking up with Katie over at Persnickety Pickles for this fun non-teacher related party!  

1. My Family & Friends -- I love spending time with them and hanging out!  We moved to TX and so now I don't see them as much as I would like so when I do I make the most of it :)

2. Ice Cream -- Absolutely have to have my ice cream!  And I'm not picky I can just about eat any flavor, but right now I've been enjoying Pralines and Cream!

3. My Puppies -- They are like my kids, I love how when your having a bad day or just need some extra love they're always there for you :)

4. My MacBook -- I love this thing and not sure I could do without it ... It hold everything important to me, crazy how far we have come with technology and how important it is to so many of us.

5. My iPhone -- Funny I wanted an iPhone for such a long time, but never wanted to phone bill!!!  Well I finally caved, and now I can't imagine life without it!!  

6. My New Car -- Hyundai Santa Fe... oh how I love you!  I had been driving around a beat up car that was soooo ready to be let go and now I have this wonderful new car and couldn't be happier :)

7. Summer -- I love summer time and spending it outside laying out at the beach or poolside!!

Hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite things ... go link up and join the party!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pom Poms!!

So my students have been chatter boxes lately and it's still way too early for that to be happening!!!  Soooooo I decided to change up how my kids can earn their Free Friday.  So heres how it works -- each group has a bucket and when their caught being good or staying on task they earn a pom pom, but the twist is that if they aren't behaving or talking whatever it is then I get the pom pom.  Basically their goal is to have more than me by friday and they get their fun friday!  Seems like no big deal -- oh but having them compete against me seems to make the difference, they don't want me to beat them so all I have to say is Pom pom and they get quiet really quick!  So far so good hopefully it will continue!

So I would Love to hear what you do in your classroom to keep your kiddos on task!

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm getting there

Here are just a couple of the pictures I took today of my classroom library -- still need to finish leveling all my books and putting the labels on.  But the baskets are labeled and waiting for books to be back in them ;-)  Here's to a busy weekend!

If you like the labels used or considering leveling your library and need labels, head on over to Ladybug's Teacher Files!!