Monday, August 29, 2011

Getting the Hang of it....

We are in the third week of school and things are still going pretty well. Today was a little frustrating because I finally accepted that my Centers are not working the way they should. I found that I was putting to much work in them and the students did not have time to finish everything. I have decided to have different things to do during the week and they just have to have everything done by Friday. I give them a station ticket and it tells the students what they have to complete throughout the week. I will  check this ticket on Friday and send the station work home. I really hope this works!! I have never did stations like this and I am hoping for the best.  On the other hand,  I wanted to post a picture of something that I added to my room. My students and I say this poem every morning. It is a great behavior tool.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Meet the Teacher Monday: Mrs. Wilson

I am a little late posting for teacher week but why not better late then never! Here is a little about me.....

 I am 23 years old and happily married to my wonderful husband Bobby. We have been together for 8 years married for 1. This is my second year to teach. My first year I taught 1st grade and I was the only first grade teacher. We were a tiny school! I had the opportunity to move to a school system that is closer and more stable. This year I am teaching 2nd grade and I love it.  I think 2nd grade is going to become my favorite grade. I absolutely love my job and know I was called to be a teacher. Some of my favorite things are: the Twilight and Hunger Game series, reality TV, sour candy, sushi, twitter, Tory Burch, Pinterest, teaching zumba, technology, Justin Bieber (yes, I have Bieber Fever) Alabama football Roll Tide, and Duke Basketball. Bobby and  I are not yet parents, but we do have a four legged child. Duke is our beloved Rat Terrier. He is of course named Duke because I am a Duke Basketball fan. Bobby and I just purchased our first home. So along with me changing jobs, we are remodeling a house. 

Hope you enjoyed reading a little about me!

Bobby and I

Our Family

Our New Home

Monday, August 15, 2011

Something new

Today was the first day of school and it was a success!! All the planning and time spent at the school on the weekends paid off. There were a few unexpected things during the day like a fire drill but it was a great day. My group of boys and girls seem to be a fun and exciting group. I did some improvements in my classroom right before school started. I can tell I am going to always be adding something to my room throughout the year. Here are some of my improvements....

My reading center

My classroom

Cookies I order for my kids at orientation.

Our first day of 2nd grade.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Classroom is complete

 My classroom is done! Now, all I have left to do is get things together for orientation. I think I have decided on a bird theme for my room.  Let me know what you think.
My classroom door.

Work to "tweet" about.

The board outside my room.