Thursday, September 26, 2013

5 Senses Funny

We have been learning about our 5 senses this week and read the book The 5 Senses, among others. While we were reading the book, we stopped on the page that talks about being ticklish, and I asked the kids to share where they are ticklish. All was going well as students replied with their ribs, bellies, armpits, necks, and knees...until one little boy raised his hand and said, "My wings!" I thought maybe I hadn't heard him right (you know how speech can be in kindergarten!), so I asked him to repeat his answer a few times and all of the responses were the same. Finally, I said, "Show me what you mean." He pointed to his armpit and exclaimed, "My wings!" Made my day...hope it gave you a little smile too!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Classroom Tour

It's the second day with the kiddos, and I'm finally getting around to posting photos. I took them yesterday before the kids showed up, so please disregard the supplies all over with the label tents. I had almost half my class not bring in their supplies at orientation, so the mess was still everywhere waiting for the rest to arrive!
My tiny classroom from a few different angles.

The cute O'fish'ally in Kindergarten frame I used for my kiddos' 1st day pics...never mind that I still have to print them and send them home. The parents will love them when they get them!

I'm trying out the Daily 5 this year. This is what I have for my writing station so far.

And, of course, it wouldn't be right to start out a new school year without a cute new teacher bag! I am absolutely loving this bag from Thirty-One; it's the casual cargo purse...I need one to use as a diaper bag!! It's not too big, but it holds a TON :) I also have a matching zipper pouch to hold my colorful pens, highlighters, sticky notes, etc!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

1st Day with Kiddos

Well, the first day has finally arrived, and there's nothing more appropriate I can post than this:


Or the first week even.

Here goes nothin'!

I hope all you other teachers who start with your new class today have as easy a first day as possible. (Never mind the STRESS of dismissal. Is that an issue for you too??)

I'm sure I'll be inhaling a *few* of my MilkyWay Midnight Minis just to get me through :)