Sunday, September 27, 2015

Project Baby Sprinkle

Me, posing with the Dessert Table
I found out this spring that one of my best friends was pregnant with her second child. Since I had just started working at my school when she was pregnant with her first I wasn't involved with her first round of showers but I definitely wanted to throw her one for her second child. But apparently that's rare... so I took to google and found out the name of a "second child" baby shower is affectionately called "Baby Sprinkle." Well I could do a lot with that theme and took to Pinterest for ideas but the sprinkle theme faded when I discovered the "Mod Party" shop on Etsy and decided I wanted something more chic and went with a Gold, Pastel Pink and White Shower!
Mod Party Shop on Etsy
Sign from ModParty, Cookies from ACOOKIEJAR

Sand Dollar Cookies with Gold Disco Dust from ACOOKIEJAR
Cartons from Michael's, Stickers from ModParty

Deep Dish Apple, Strawberry Field's Cupcakes from Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe
Dessert Table
Drink Table

Water Bottle Labels from Mod Party
Sign from Mod Party

Me and our Photographer... aka my Team BFF

Me and my homies, can't wait for Peanut to arrive!
If you were looking for something educational related today hop on our to the Virginia Collaborative Blog, I posted today about a Scientific Investigation!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Classroom Tour 15-16
Normally my classroom would have been finished a month ago but I made a promise to myself to rest this summer and not spend time in my room but time working on resources at home instead.
Sign In Table- email address and room mom sign ups
Welcome Bunting
Welcome Bunting
View from the Door, sorry it's blurry
Reading Group Bulletin Board with Thirty One Oh Snap Pockets
Reading Group Table
Back Wall and Counter
Classroom Library
Focus Board
White Board
Above White Board
White Board
Super Improver Board

SMORE Folder
Welcome Treats- Hand Sanitizer, Fruit Snacks, Stickers, Slinky, Pencil
Those were my pictures as of Thursday, before they added 2 new students to my roll and before the nervous breakdown of century. I have a total of 27 third graders this year, ranging from first grade level to fifth grade level, while my teammates are averaging 23-24 students each. Here's to a new year...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Virginia is for Teachers Blog
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I've joined a collaborative blog just for Virginia educators! Since Virginia does not teach the Common Core Curriculum we were in desperate need of a place where we can find resources specifically written for our standards.
Hop on over to download a special freebie (seen below) and enter to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card.
I'm sharing some School Themed Reading Notebook Templates. If you follow me you'd know that I created them for Christmas, Winter and Spring.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

3rd Day of 3rd Grade

When I taught 2nd grade we always celebrated the 2nd Day of 2nd Grade. Well I transferred to a new school four years ago to teach 3rd grade and sort of forgot all about it. I've decided to bring the tradition back and have my students celebrate the 3rd Day of 3rd Grade... there will be decorations, party hats, activities and a small reception at the end of the day. Here are some snapshots of the various activities we'll be doing that day.
If you're a 3rd Grade teacher and would like to celebrate as well you can download the 3rd Day of 3rd Grade Activity Packet.