Friday, May 24, 2013

End Of Year Memory Books

Only four days left for me
and the craziness is just beginning.

To keep my kiddos energy in check, I just finished a memory book in Spanish.

I included simple pages for Kinders and more lines for 1st & 2nd.
Click here or pic above if you're interested.
It's on sale for $3.00.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Optimum Organization Linky

I love me some organization!!
Love organization containers!
Love planners, ohhhh planners....
Eh hem, so when I saw that Kristen was hosting an organization linky...Hello! I knew I had to join.

But since it's so close to the end for me
My room is anything but organized right now.
I'm trying NOT to shove things everywhere, I'm really trying to store my things with some meaning, and while I wanted to snap some pics of my cupboards, I just couldn't do it.

I do have to say that I do love the way I've organized my binder.
you can check it out here.

Something that's working for me right now is a running list for next year's ideas.
I love to jot things down, what's working in my classroom or how I can improve things for the following year.  So I'm using this:
On the backside I'll draw a quick sketch of my classroom set up.  
And ....yes I switched my room again.  Crazy I know, but I always try to rearrange my room at the end of the year, so that way I don't spend too much time figuring it out in the summer (even though my kids insist I'll spend just as much time rearranging). here or the picture above if you would like a copy :)
(Clipart by

This is my list so far :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Procrastinating, Relaxing Saturday

Hola Bloggy Pals!
Hope you're able to get some time to relax, I know how crazy this time of year is for us teachers.

8 days left and report cards are due Monday.  I brought everything home to finish them, but my head is just not into it yet.  

So instead of starting...
I made a yummy chorizo burritos for lunch and enjoyed the series finale of 

Took a long nap.
Worked on my end of the year memory book.
Caught up on some blogs.
Started 3 different blog posts, will finish later.
Obviously taking my time to write this post because I'm now realizing it's almost 5pm.
And nope,
still not close to working on what I should be working on.

So I leave you with one of my favorite characters...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Just Keep Swimming

Just keep swimming,
just keep swimming...
This is what I keep saying to myself these days.
I've been so unbelievably busy and to top it all off, I got tonsillitis, can you believe it?

We had our annual Dual Performance this week and it was AWESOME!!
Each student held a flower for the last song and then gave them to their mother's.
Let me just say, there was not a dry eye around :)

The 5th graders performed la danza de los viejitos,
it's fun, hilarious, and never gets old :)
My kiddos performed Will.I.Am's  "I Am" song and the Chicken Dance :)
My kiddos really are so sweet & special :)

Happy Mother's Day to all the Super Mamas in Bloggyland!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I've Lost Count

How many days left? I can't do the math.
I couldn't believe I woke up sick again!
I seriously haven't missed this much school, but what can you do...

But I'm finally able to sit up to do some shopping!
How can I not take advantage of the great event at TPT?!

So many teachers have made some really cute banners, but I need to save my strength for shopping.

And to Teachers out in Bloggyland,
Happy Teacher Week!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

20 Days But Who's Counting!?!

I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long! 
But I know if you're a teacher, you can totally relate to how crazy busy this time of year is!
And the craziness is just starting, aaaaaaaah!!!

Anyways, here are a couple of things we've been working on...

One of our Earth Day activities:
this followed our space unit so well, talk about seeing the Big Picture!
We've also been working a lot on comparing and contrasting.
My kiddos worked in collaborative groups to compare/contrast the characters Cat & Dog from our Tesoros (Treasures) unit last week. Then I paired them up and had them compare/contrast themselves with a partner.

They did a really great job!
I love how they really understood the concept of comparing apples to apples, and point for point.
I loved how they color coded their double bubbles,
(how cute, blue and red make purple :)

Jeri likes to color, Jazmin likes to play outside.
Jeri has a dog, Jazmin-a cat.
Jeri has short hair, Jazmin-long hair.
Jeri likes chocolate ice cream, Jazmin-vanilla.
They're both girls, like mango, pink, insects, and Skippy John Jones (how cute is their spelling in Spanish ;)

But the BEST PART of this activity?
When they presented, Wow!
I was floored as to how well they presented, man I wish I would've recorded them!
They presented point for point and took turns to present what they both liked.

Did I mention this is Jeri's first year in Spanish?
Man I'm proud of my kiddos!