Friday, October 7, 2011

Welcome to a new school year!

I finally feel "with it" enough that I can return to the blogging world!  And I sure have missed it!  I hope everyone has had a great start to their school year.

Where do I begin....  My transition to 2nd has been interesting.  It has been a LOT of work.  I feel like a brand new teacher again even though this is my 8th year of teaching.  The only problem is when I was a first year teacher, I was living at home with my parents - now I am married, have my own house and have 2 kids!  Definitely not as much time to put into my classroom.  So my lifesaver so far, other than my wonderful collegues and supportive family, has been  Who doesn't love this site?!?!  A huge thank you to those who post these awesome resources on there!  I have found math games and activities for every single lesson so far!  And so much more...  Babbling Abby at the Inspired Apple had a wonderful unit to start my year with my class.  And I've found so many sports themed activities that I can't even begin to list.  I just wish I had the creativity that they all do!  But I'm willing to borrow and purchase my way through this school year...

I'm hoping to get pictures up soon, but I need to at least get them on my class website first.  We've been busy little allstars!  Here's a little peek of what we studied in September - any guesses?

Have a great weekend.  A special shout out to Christopher Columbus for giving us this extra day off on Monday!