Monday, August 31, 2015

#TeacherWeek15 *5 Fun Facts*

Hi Friends!  I am linking up with Blog Hoppin' for Teacher Week 15!  This is going to be a super quick post BECAUSE I start school tomorrow!!  But, here are 5 fun facts about ME!

Yessss… it is true!  That is me and my best friend, Lindsay!  We couldn't be more different, but it totally works! :)

That is my college roomie, Kate!!!  We are still super close! :)  Can't believe that we have been out of college for 10 years!  #Imisscollege

It is true!  hahahaha … you can see me boppin' around listening to rap music!!!!  

Sparkles are necessary!!!!!!!!!  

Yes, I love the movie UP!  We "met" Russell and Doug at Animal Kingdom a few years ago! HAHAHA! :)

I hope you enjoyed my 5 fun facts!  :)  Off to get readdddddy for my first day!!! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Get Your Label On!

Hi Friends!  Have you seen that pic ^ ?!?!?  My friend, Amy, posted it on Facebook and I was dying laughing because it is SOOOO true!  I also found it soooo funny because I was in the middle of creating some notebook labels.  I want to get my label on and I am definitely feeling how that little girls looks!  Just give me my list so I can label … name plates, notebooks, mailboxes, where they hang their backpacks, folders, book bags, AND I am sure I am missing something.  SO you see, we NEED to label EVERYTHING!    

Luckily, at my school we technically have our class lists, but, our lists change up until the first day because I work in a BIG city and students are always moving.  BUT… I am still feeling that way because I want to check things off my to-do list.  AND … I love LABELING everything!  Sooooo click below for a freebie (editable) labels for your notebooks!!!!! :)  Enjoy! 

Click the picture below!

I hope you enjoy these! :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tell All Tuesday - #goal #wish #dream

I am linking up with Jayme from Teach Talk Inspire and Diana from My Day in K for the last Tell all Tuesday.  Where has the summer gone?!

This Tell All Tuesday is about a goal, a wish, and a dream for the school year.  I feel like many (if not all) teachers are huge reflectors of their practice and are ALWAYS trying to improve, so this is a perfect idea to get ready.  

I still have a month to go before I head back, but I am *really* trying to get motivated to start getting my thoughts into actions.  I have sooooooo many ideas racing through my head to get ready for this year!  

So lets check out some of them…


My goal this year is ENGAGEMENT!!!!  Who wants to do anything boring?!  Ummm… def not me!  Engagement to me are my students' interest, their curiosity, their attention and their passion for what they are learning.  As a teacher, that means taking risks and getting out of my comfort zone (SCARY..EXCITING).  Perhaps some costumes or rap songs will be happening this year?  Their engagement also effects MOTIVATION!  I think that it is SUPER important to learning.  I have been watching Hope King on Periscope and reading her blog about how she engages her students at RCA!  I want my students to be EXCITED about coming to school and learning.  AND - I truly believe that engagement is so crucial to students' behavior as well.  

I think that the blogging community is really so *INSPIRING* with how to teach concepts and keeping students engaged!  


I want everyday to be in the WIN column for teaching.  I want everyday to be purposeful and meaningful for my students' learning.  Yea … I want to be super prepared and KNOW what my students need to be successful in whatever we are learning.  
It's my wish … to reach ALL my learners … <3


My dream is to be organized!  I really want too!  I read all YOU organized people's blogs.  I have *places* for everything …but somehow they just don't end up there?  I want them too, but it doesn't happen.  I AM really going to try this year to make an extreme effort to stay organized! 
I mean I try … and I have everything to be organized… so I am going to put my bins and things to use. *fingers crossed*

UGH … I am owning it … 

Soooo… with that … I hope that EVERYONE has a great back to school!  :)