Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Classroom

Hello Everyone,
I finished painting my new classroom tonight, FINALLY! Now painting a classroom is nothing new, I always paint something over the summer in my room but this time I moved to a new school so obviously that means a new classroom AND a new grade!!! Lots of changes this summer but all very exciting. In my last classroom I painted all but one wall PARAKEET which is an awesome green color and I used black and white accents. It was fabulous and I LOVED it. So fast forward to my new room and a light pastel green wall and 3 lot of white walls. ----I usually teach first grade and now I am in Kindergarten, who couldn't LOVE Kindergarten?!? I think it will be absolutely amazing and fun!! --- Back to the painting- I knew I HAD to paint in there, it wasn't bad but it was not really my type of classroom. I had to make it more FUNKY! MISSION almost ACCOMPLISHED!!! Check out the pics below and let me know what you think. THANKS!!!!

BEFORE- notice the light green border

Starting the black

Almost finsished with the black wall :)

I added a tree - not sure I love it. Notice the change in the greens. I love this green, it might not be for everyone but I think it is AWESOME.

Close up of nest and a little bird

I still have a TON of work to do but I am starting to love it!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hi Friends!

I need some help and I know you guys are just the ones to do it! I am teaching Kindergarten and want to use a notebook that goes from home to school to include class calendars, expectations, basically everything you would need to know about the class. Here's where I need your help, I have seen MOOSE notebooks but I want an OWL notebook. The best I could come up with is




but I am not 100% in love with this but it could work. Can you think of anything? HOOOOOOO will help!?!? :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Holy Kindergarten, BATMAN!

I have taught first grade the most during my fairly short teaching career and now I am moving to KINDERGARTEN PEOPLE!!! I don’t think I could be any more EXCITED!!!!!!

I get so irritated when I tell people and they make this face like a fly just flew in their mouth! Yes, IT WAS MY CHOICE. Yes, I LOVE LITTLE KIDS! Yes, I am very excited about it. NO! I AM NOT CRAZY. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY DO NOT TAKE NAPS ALL DAY AND COLOR. (Consider yourself lucky if you say that to me or any other teacher and walk away without having to take a break!)
Why is it so hard to believe someone would want to teach Kindergarten? Have you seen these little cuties? Have you seen their eyes sparkle? Do you know they think their teacher is a PRINCESS? {News flash: they are smart kids} So I want to know what advice you have for me and what YOU love about Kindergarten!!!!!
Ready. Set. Go.