Well it's officially the last weekend before I go back to work, and I just can't believe it ! I was finally able to get in my classroom yesterday and WOW do I have some work to do?! I stayed for several hours and got some stuff done, but there's a long road ahead of me before Open House on Thursday. We are furloughed Monday so that leaves me with 2 and a 1/2 days to get ready - Eeeekkk!!!
I did get to attend our district's New Teacher Orientation yesterday, and hear some great speakers. As excited as I am every year about school starting, sometimes it's great to be reminded of what it felt like to have the anticipation of a first year teacher. It was also awesome to hear the stories of triumph in the classroom...and those hilarious tales of that first year. I'm sure you all remember!! With that being said, I have a refreshed excitement for the school year..and I hope you all have a wonderful start, as well. :)
Now on to the important stuff...
It's a Freebie!!
I am so thrilled to have 50 FOLLOWERS!!! Y'all are the best & I am so excited. Because I haven't figured out the whole giveaway thing yet, I'm trying my first "freebie", & I'm hoping this works. I'm a little polka-dot crazy, and my room is all black, white, pink and green (for the froggies!) with tons of polka dots. I've been asked about posting pictures, and I promise to do that next week :) Anyway, on to the freebie...."Where Are We?" Cards
Michelle at Kindergarten in Heels is doing a huge 50 Follower giveaway... a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Amazon is my favorite & who doesn't love a giveaway?! Hop over there & check it out !
So, I'll admit it, I have a slight addiction to all things Pinterest-y. I spend hours just looking through all the amazing things on there. I thought I'd share my most recent fave:
A big kudos & thank you to Miss Kindergarten for this awesome idea.
The foam dice are from Dollar Tree - I went today and picked up FIVE bags ~ of 50 cubes. Amazing. I love that you can color code the vowels, consonants, blends and digraphs to make words. AND she provides the recording sheets/mats for you. Such a great idea! I'm sure some of you have already seen this on her site, but I wanted to pass it along to anyone who hasn't because I'm super excited !!