Sunday, August 14, 2011

And we're back...

Back to school! This past week we welcomed a new batch of fifth graders...and I must say I am quite impressed. I know, I know, it is still too early to make any judgements, but I am very happy that they can:

  • walk in a straight, quiet line

  • listen when I am talking

As weird as it is, I don't feel like this week was the typical 'first day/week' of it because I know so many students from the hallways and siblings? I just hope it continues to go smoothly!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Time to meet....

My newest addition to the family (on the right, FYI) here's what happened:

I went with my mom and Meg to the AZ Humane Society to go to lunch with Meg's mom-who works there. After lunch I casually said "let's go look at the dogs"...totally not thinking I'd end up with one. Long story short, I ended up adopting this beautiful dog-who I have renamed GB. Love it!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011


...this year's classroom! I got the idea from a colleague to do a football theme....but I couldn't leave it there. Everything is Packers and/or green and yellow. Well, not everything, but you get the point!

My classroom job board

Teacher area...a bit of a brighter green and yellow but it does the job!

Wish list for meet the teacher night...they're footballs w/yellow tags requesting items

Packers shrine leading into the next room...sorry Erin!

For AR tests...

These are a little hard to read, but say: AR CHAMPS, TOUCHDOWN! AR POINTS DUE, and PENALTY: MISSING WORK. All to go with the theme :)

This is where the student of the week information will go (aka Wolf of the Week at our school)

Are you ready for some birthdays???!!!

Aaaaaah, the infamous lunch choice area, a necessity here at Towne Meadows.

I am so happy with the way it all turned out. Yes, it was a lot of work at the end but when I walk in it makes me SUPER happy! Thanks to all who helped with ideas, and putting up with my million questions :)

(fellow teachers will love this part: I spent MAX $20 on the whole classroom-the rest I owned)