Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Day Late Birthday to ME!!!


I have been waiting for this to arrive!! Our color unit is over, but you better believe that I am going to be reading this one TOMORROW!! I also got the audio cd to go with it, so I might even put it in my listening center next week!! I am sooo excited!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Giveaway Where Everyone Wins!!

Kreative in Kinder is hosting a super sweet giveaway - and the best part is, there is no random drawing! You win a **FREE** unit!! So click the link and check it out. Tell her I sent ya!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Birthday Weekend!

I know this is my edu blog, but I wanted to show someone I am working hard on educating early - my beautiful niece Eliana. She had her 1st birthday party today at my Mom's house. Will and I woke up extra early this morning and trekked to Tuinca, MS (3 hours from my house) for a nice cupcake party. Today is actually my mom's birthday. Eliana's is the 14th and mine is the 20th, so it was a big bash for all of us, but of course, we centered all of our attention on little bit. Here are some picture from our afternoon:

I am such a proud Aunt!! I gave her the book The Biggest Apple Ever, and have ordered a few more from Scholastic that should be in soon. I am planning on keeping her stocked when it comes to books! 

Here's to a fabulous 6th week with my kiddos!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

All Aboard for Common Core!

So, I spent the day in a training session for the lovely Common Core. I still have a few questions, but I feel better about what I and my Kinder team are doing in the classroom. I am excited to talk to more teachers and see how they are incorporating Common Core at their school.

Speaking of Common Core, we are in our color unit, and did the cutest activity for the book Mouse Paint. I have to give a shout out to Kim Adsit, who gave us the idea at our 2 day Title Conference this summer. She is Ah-mazing! I thoroughly enjoyed her two sessions that I sat in on. The activity uses marshmallows and colored cake icing to show how primary colors mix to make the secondary colors! So freakin' cute! So, the students are not only getting to make colors, they are also getting a nice snack.

My kiddos are super sweet! My school is super awesome and I thank God each day on my five minute drive to work that He placed me exactly where I needed to be. And I am sure that He is going to get me through this process of learning Common Core.