Saturday, September 29, 2012

"If you've been handed it....


 Seriously... I have been meaning to/wanting to post for weeks now... Obviously, I am just now getting around to it.

 I don't remember the last two years being quite as stressful in the beginning, but I am reminding myself, that if I have been handed it... I can handle it! I also have to remember that my attitude about the situation(s) play a huge role in how things turn out! :) Therefore.... I am making the BEST of everything, remembering that I CAN in fact handle it, and that it will all be ok! Whew!

 My kids this year, well they are nothing short of wonderful. I really believe that every year, I have been blessed with a great class. I have definitely had my pests, pain in the you know whats, troubled children, but I think those become my favorite kiddos secretly. This year is in full swing, it's hard to believe that progress reports went home already this past week. Here are a few updated pictures from my room and things we have been doing!
I am admittedly a BLOG stalker... I am addicted to TPT .... and have recently begun making my own things to sell on TPT!  Two of my favorites are Amy Lemons and Hope King... If you haven't checked them out... YOU NEED TO!!  I don't even want to think about all the things I have bought from these two ladies and the amount of money I have spent....

Like I said... I recently have been making some of my own things.  My best seller as of now is my clip chart shown three pictures up... It has the printables for the chart, the parent letter explaining the chart, discipline letters, and reward coupons!   Here are a preview of my latest!
This is my latest FREEBIE!  It's just a quick little math center I created to review greater than, less than, and equal to.  It gives the numbers in several forms, including pictorial and expanded notation.  There are also two sets of greater than, less than, and equal to signs, one set has the words, one set doesn't.  This will allow you to differentiate with higher and lower students who are still struggling with identifying the signs.
This is my latest unit, Haunting Halloween Math Centers, I have created and uploaded to TPT.  They are math centers for October, they review everything from addition, subtraction, fact families, doubles, place value, and comparing numbers.  My kids loved the Olympic Math Centers I had for the first month of school, I suspect they will enjoy these just the same! :)
Lastly, here are a few of the lastest pictures of Miss.B and I.  Aunt Lindsey came for a visit last weekend, we sure had missed her!! B is into everything, being little miss independent, but also very affectionate....My favorite is when she comes up to me to give me kisses without me having to ask for them!! :)

Life is good.