Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tell All Tuesday...on a Wednesday

So, I'm linking up with Diana from My Day in K and Jayme from Teach. Talk. Inspire for their Tell All Tuesday linky party.
 
And this week it's all about your dream classroom....


So...dream classroom...go!
Oh, and if I've done it right *crossing fingers* - if you click on the picture, it should go to the original page where I found the picture.  :-)

First, I want LOTS of space!  So I would take my previous classroom (I haven't written it yet, but I had to move classrooms. *sad face*) and double it.

I would only have a few desks, and they would be as tall as they could go.  I would have a few tables of various shapes around the room.  I would have a variety of different seats (chairs, yoga balls, wobbly stools, etc.).  
Something like this maybe:
http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2014/11/new-classroom-set-up-encouraging-self.html

or this:
http://newadventuresinfirstgrade.blogspot.ch/2011/09/where-it-happens-wednesday.html


There would be a wall of cabinets.  
Maybe something similar to this:
http://www.theschoolsupplyaddict.com/room-setup.html
 Or cabinets with doors...or a combination of both.
 
And one corner would be turned into a class library, complete with oodles of books, and different types of cushions and chairs to sit on.
Similar to this:
http://ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com/2013/08/what-week-with-little-classroom-tour.html


I would also have a bathroom in my classroom (yay for no classwide restroom breaks!).  

I'd also love to be able to paint the walls.  I'd probably do a chalkboard wall or something.  Who knows.

Anyway, what does your dream classroom look like?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Back to School Linky...already?

So I'm linking up with The Teaching Thief for her Back to School Essentials Linky.  Essentially, what do you buy every summer to replenish what you used every year?

So, I really don't buy that much...but here is what I replenish

1. Pencils...always pencils.

2. Scratch paper...
My mom works in a real estate office.  She collects their used paper for me so I can use it as scratch paper.  So my kiddos are used to doing math work on the back of house listings...haha.

3. Pens...
These pens to be exact...
I will say that the ONLY thing my supervising teacher (from when I student taught) did for me was teach me not to use a red pen when grading things.  But I also don't like black, so I use other colors.


That's it...that's all I buy.  Sad, I know.

Link up...what do you buy every summer?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Top Ten Linky Party

So Hailey over at The Third Grade Nest has decided to start a monthly linky party.  I'm a little late, but I wanted to join for the first one anyway.  So, without further ado, here are my Top Ten TV Shows:


So, it was actually kind of hard to figure out my Top Ten shows...and they are definitely in no particular order.

I even own all of them on DVD...except for HTGAWM and SYTYCD.  The first because it's too new, and the second because as much as I like it, I don't know that I would rewatch it (if you can even get it on DVD).

Anyway, think about linking up, cause I would love to know your favorite TV shows as well!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Currently - July 2015

It's that time again...time for another Currently post with



So, here we go...


Listening: Center Stage is probably one of my favorite movies.  I was thinking about it earlier and decided to turn it on while I caught up on my blogs.

Loving: Officially, not counting weekends (or today), I have 12 days left of summer.  While that normally bums me out, I'm trying to remain positive.  12 is more than 10!

Thinking: We were going to reorganize the office, turn our middle room into a home gym, and paint our bedroom this summer.  And I was going to work on my tan and organize everything I brought home with me.  None of that has happened.  Oops!

Wanting: I would love to just sit at home and do nothing all summer and get paid.  Does anyone know of a way to do that?!

Needing: I still have 2 camps left this summer.  One I've taught before, so I just need to go through my stuff and get in the right mindset for it.  The other is brand new, and I literally picked it up last week.  The original instructor backed out, so I'm filling in.  I have no idea about this one!  Ahh!

All Star: I am a Master Procrastinator.  That's all that matters.  :-P
Also, if you ask anyone but my wife, I am really good at organizing things.  I like things to look a certain way, and be color-coded and just...sigh.  It's the way my brain works.

Can't wait to see what y'all are currently doing!