Monday, August 26, 2013

A Daily 5 Freebie

I cannot believe we'll be starting our 3rd week of school!

We've started our Daily 5 routines by modeling and practicing 3 Ways to Read.
I am going slooooow people...

I think it's so important to really allow our kiddos to understand the importance of reading the pictures and retelling the story.  In guided reading I'm always reminding my kiddos to first look at the picture, it's so important for reading comprehension to make sense of the pictures and to make predictions.
And for my kiddos who really need support, it's especially important that they see themselves as readers!

I know there are a lot of posters in Bloggyland, but since I need mine in Spanish, I thought I would make them bilingual.  I would really like to hear from you if you do enjoy these freebies :)

Also, I just uploaded my Super Hero Rules in my TPT :)

Have a Super week amigos!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Oh Happy Day!

My girl is back, safe and sound from studying abroad in Europe!
I am one Happy Mama!

My souvenir?
Chocolates from every place she visited!
Does my girl know me or what? :)

We're having a brunch for her today, but I'm still going to try to get some shopping done for TPT's annual sale!  You can save up to 28%, how awesome is that?!
I'm also participating, and would love it if you visited my lil' TPT store :)

Adios Amigos!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Classroom Digs

Hola amigos!

This is my first week of school and I... am... beat! (it' barely Tuesday you say?  I know!)
But I do love starting a new year :) 
New kiddos, new boards, and a new classroom set up.

This year, our school adapted the Super Hero theme.
Yay for me because I started this theme last year :)
I'll post student goals and Super Student of the Week here.

But I do love my DJ Inkers decor so I used some in my library area.
My library area is behind the shelves.  
I just pulled some of my math boxes, I had to store them during the summer, and they're actually pretty well organized in a cabinet.

My new library set up!  I still need to find some comfy padding for my bench area.

I'm loving my writing wall!  After I put writing samples, you'll still be able to see a border.
Ahhh... scrapbook paper.... how I love thee!

Each class has adopted a University.
Each grade level is responsible for teaching university vocabulary and every Wednesday we can wear our university t-shirts.  Can I just say how cool it is too see classes wearing their university T's :)
We are 'SC!

Our class rules:  they're the same rules I've used, similar to Whole Brain Teaching, but with a Super Hero coolness :)

Our pocket chart area and science/history wall.

And lastly, our math wall.  I do most of it on the Smart Board, but last year my kiddos weren't able to do calendar when I had a sub, so I thought I'd put a basic one for such "sick" days ;)

I looove to peek in other classrooms, so if you're anything like me, head on over to

Adios amigos :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

I Think I Picked The Wrong Week To...

Stop drinking coffee.
If you've read my blog for a bit then you might know I absolutely love, LOVE, coffee.
I swear it tastes better with just about anything!
Donuts and pastries of course, but with cold pizza leftovers from the night before,
a handful of almonds, my breakfast sammies... how I miss thee....
It's been almost a week, and my soothing replacement has been Good Earth Tea.
But it has really kept me moving at a snail's pace in my classroom.

School starts exactly one week from today, my normal comment would be:
ONE WEEK PEOPLE!! But amazingly enough, I'm pretty calm considering this is all I've done in my class so far...

I wonder if there's any chance of me being here just one more time before school starts...

Good luck, hope we all get our classrooms ready for our new kiddos.
Adios amigos :)