Monday, May 30, 2011

Endings and Beginnings

I apologize for the lack of posting lately! I promise I will catch up on everything that I have not blogged about over the past couple of months: Easter printables, Plants/Seeds, Butterflies, Zoo and everything in between.  We finished school last Thursday (Friday was clerical) and I just need to spend some time doing nothing.  This year has been exhausting for me and May is always a difficult month for me working through the anniversary of the death of my daughter as well as her birthday.  On top of everything, I am dealing with some medical issues and just need some time to take care of myself. 

The last day in my classroom I spent cleaning, organizing and rearranging.  I wanted to try out new furniture placements before I left for the summer otherwise I would be thinking about it all summer.  (Does anyone else do this?!)  Unfortunately, this is the year for “deep cleaning” of my wing so EVERYTHING on the walls had to come down.  The take-down is the easy part – it will take at least a day to put it all back up – in the stifling August heat in a building with no air conditioning…I’m sweating just thinking about it!  So for now, this is the arrangement for next year.  We’ll see how many new floor plans I can dream up!

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I am looking forward to having the summer off – to not worry about classes, reading what I WANT to read, and just enjoying time with my family! I plan on attending the Minnesota Early Childhood/Kindergarten conference in May, and then shortly after that hop on a plan for our annual trip to Norway. 

For all of you that are still in school – the end is near! Here is a fun little book that I like to do with my kids at the end of the year.  The original packet came from Green Gables Kindergarten and I have modified it ever-so-slightly! (Click on the picture to download – be sure to leave a comment if you download!)

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Happy Summer!

PS – I am afraid I have to admit as I was looking at the pictures of my classroom, I have thought of another idea for furniture placement! Ahh…the curse has begun!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pump the Pump!

Check out this adorable new video from Softsoap! What a fun and catchy way to help children remember to wash their hands.  I know I will definitely be using this adorable video next year when we start school!

Monday, May 16, 2011

*8*

Eight more days of this school year.  Phew. I am R.E.A.D.Y.!

I finally can cross this off of my list:

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And now I have to do this:

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I have a whole slew of things to post, but I have just been exhausted lately!  I just finished up putting the final touches on my kiddos’ portfolios and CAN NOT WAIT for our Celebration of Learning next week!  Which reminds me that I have to get going on the slide show…

There’s never enough time….

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Is it May Already?

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for me!  After I finished this beast: (all 80 pages of it)

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I started having visions of sugarplums dancing in my head…these are my sugarplums:

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It’s recital week.  That means rehearsals, hair, bobby pins, tights, shoes….AND it’s my daughter’s 9th birthday tomorrow!

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{LOVE these girls!}

So, in all of this craziness, I realize that I had forgotten to post May calendar songs! Without further ado…

The first song is my “fancied up” version from Kim Adsit’s Calendar Pack.  She has a song for every month! If you want to get started with calendar book, you really should pick up her resource – she has got everything you need to get started and keep adding to your calendar book throughout the year!  The second song is from Jessica Meacham’s site.

P.S. Tomorrow is FRIDAY!
As always, leave me a comment if you download – comment love makes the blogging world go ‘round!

Two things to make you laugh….

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We drew pictures of what we did in the morning (day) and what we did at night.  Here’s how this conversation went:

Me: “Tell me what you do during the day.”

Kinder: “I get dressed.”

Me: “Okay. Why don’t you have any clothes on?”

Kinder:  “You have to be naked to get dressed!”

Made me smile Smile

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I laughed out loud at this one….."not tooting gas….” he he!

It’s nice to have those little laughs when the stress of this starts to take hold:

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Anyone else working on benchmarking right now?  When those are done, it’s on to end of year assessments…

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Two things to make you laugh….

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We drew pictures of what we did in the morning (day) and what we did at night.  Here’s how this conversation went:

Me: “Tell me what you do during the day.”

Kinder: “I get dressed.”

Me: “Okay. Why don’t you have any clothes on?”

Kinder:  “You have to be naked to get dressed!”

Made me smile Smile

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I laughed out loud at this one….."not tooting gas….” he he!

It’s nice to have those little laughs when the stress of this starts to take hold:

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Anyone else working on benchmarking right now?  When those are done, it’s on to end of year assessments…

So, I know there have been server issues on TpT tonight, so I’m extending my sale through tomorrow! I hope to stock up on some of the things that I wasn’t able to purchase tonight too!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wanna See My Prezi?

I am done.  Finished. Finito. Ferdig. (That’s Norwegian)

I have been working tirelessly (well, I am a bit tired) on my final project and presentation all day today.

Wanna see my Prezi? That’s my presentation for tomorrow.  I will present my final project for my adviser and other members of the Education department tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Happy May Day!

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I know you just can’t get enough of our ND weather.  Seriously? Snow? Again?  This is the 7th (yes, SEVENTH) consecutive month of snow here.  Fingers crossed that it will be gone by tomorrow.

I’m putting the final touches on my grad paper today, plus my presentation tomorrow AND one more paper to write for another class.  I hope to be back later today with some posts, downloads, and a  big SALE!

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