Friday, July 26, 2013

WRITE Banner Freebie

Happy Friday!

This weekend I get a lot of time to myself to work on things. My fiance is a best man in a wedding over Labor Day weekend, and the bachelor party is this weekend.  He is not a planner at all, which is the complete opposite of me, so I ended up doing a lot of the planning. As long as the boys don't find out we are good! ;) I have started to go through this cupboard that has housed all of my school things this summer. It keeps getting messier every time I go and dig for something. It started so nice and organized, and now look at it:

Soo.. I can't get the picture to load. I will try again later, but imagine a big pile of everything from your classroom in a small cupboard!

I just want it all out of there and put beautifully in my classroom, and since you probably can't tell underneath that top layer are boxes filled with things! So much stuff!

Thinking about my classroom, this morning I have been working on things for my classroom. My classroom theme is bright colors and polka dots. I just want it to be a cheerful place to be! I bought this set from the First Grade Fever to decorate my classroom, and I love it!

To match that I made this WRITE banner to hang over my writing center. I still need to laminate it, which means digging through my boxes to find my laminator, and add a cute ribbon. If you click the picture you can download the sign.

Fonts: Kimberly Geswein, Paper: The School Supply Addict

I hope you can find a place to hang it in your classroom. I am thinking about making some for Math, Reading, and maybe smaller versions for D5. Thoughts?

Wish me luck on the mess in my cupboard. I am just hoping I don't relax too much with the Future Mister out of town, and I get work done!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A New Adventure

Welcome to Kicking it in First!

This is my second attempt at blogging. Last year, I tried to start a blog and just couldn't keep up with it, with the stress of everything going on. I thought about just reviving that blog, but decided I needed a fresh start. Since the end of last school year, I have moved and now live with my fiance, we have gotten an adorable new puppy, his name is Kevin and he is a goldendoodle, and I have gotten a new job. The past two years I have taught second grade. I loved it, and had an amazing teaching partner, who I am going to miss tremendously! She helped get me through last year. The school I taught at last year was in Minneapolis. This year I am teaching in the middle of the country, so a complete change, and I couldn't be more excited for that. The big city wasn't for me.

At my new school, as you could probably figure, I will be teaching firsties! I am so excited! First grade is a grade I have wanted to teach since I started. I love the little ones. At my new school, I am lucky to have a few ipads to use in my classroom, and brand new reading curriculum. The school just made the switch to Journey's. The girls I will be working with are open to not just going based of the curriculum, and want to work together. I love collaborating among my teammates.

 Besides teaching next year, I will also be coaching a brand new Dance Team at my school, and planning my wedding. We are getting married July 19th, 2014. It is finally less than a year away! On my other computer I have my color inspiration board, which I will have to share soon. I have a few freebies in the works, and a couple of units I have been working on that I can't wait to share.

Thanks for checking out my new blog and I hope you start following. Also, you can find the link to my instagram account up top, and I love to share pictures on there! I will leave you with a picture of my adorable little pup!

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