Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Day Fun

Well it is official!  I had to set an alarm and get out of  bed this morning and go to work.  I know that I should be more happy about it, but I feel like Judy Moody when she had to go to third grade. (In case you don't get the reference Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood but a bad mood.) I am only on chapter 2 with my kids.  I am assuming Judy will pep up and I'm sure I will too.  

I just loved my summer this year.  It was the first year that I didn't have to work a summer job.  I spent a lot of time with my kids and having fun.  Oh well gotta pay my bills..

First, I want to thank Mrs. Lemons for the great bird craftivity.  
My kids enjoyed "tweeting" about their summer

Second,  I created a first day frame (As seen all over Pinterest.) and took all of my students' pictures.  
I think it turned out really cute.  I have one below to show.

I did get a new student today, a girl thank goodness.  I have 12 boys and now 8 girls.  I am hoping that my numbers get to stay at 20.  This is the lowest class size I have had in 11 years.

I'm off to bed.  It's going to be a long week.  
Wish me luck!

Monday, September 3, 2012


I am linking up with "Oh Boy 4th Grade"  just click on the picture to go to here blog.

I can't get this stupid thing to center.  Oh well.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fairy Tale Fun

Sometimes I am a  little slow on the uptake.  I have been soooo excited that there are only 19 students on my class list. (A little nervous too, because the other 3rd only has 18.  I would hope that they wouldn't combine, but you never know.)  This year I have chosen to do a fairy tale theme in my classroom.  In third grade they get to learn about fairy tales and folk tales from around the world.  I thought it would be fun to hook a theme to that.

All summer long I have been searching for fairy tale things to decorate my room with and to use to enhance my theme.  It all seemed very girly.  This made me a little apprehensive how well I could make it work, but my friend assured me that it was a great theme.  I get my class list on Wednesday right before my open house I put up my bulletin board with all of the students' names on crowns.  It looks great.

This morning I am reading another blog and she is talking about how many boys she has on her list. I am thinking I have 12 boys on my list too; 12 boys and 7 girls.  Bam! It hits me 12 boys and 7 girls. Fairy tale theme only 7 girls.  Wow I think I really chose the wrong theme.  I am in desperate need of a way to "dude up" fairy tale land.

I would appreciate any suggestions I can get.