Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not As Sad Anymore!

Okay, so I had a pretty rough long week...
On Monday, My principal popped in and did the unscheduled observation. I was teaching writing and the lesson went perfect!! He also stayed for about half of the math lesson. Later, he told me he was only there to observe writing but wanted to stay and see me teach math because he was curious. He couldn't stop saying good things about his pop-in but nonetheless, it is still a little stressful. {He is a new principal and this is barely my 2nd year teaching}!
On Tuesday, we had a half day (kids from 8-11:30). I have a love-hate relationship with half days. I LOVE getting a little break but hate not having time to teach EVERYTHING that I need to! I feel so rushed on those days... it seems I have to choose what is more important to teach! Does anyone feel this way?
On Thursday, I broke my most amazing possession... poor iPhone!
See it on the top left corner??? Ahh!
We are soooo sad... I was trying to make a cute sad face and it obviously didn't happen HAHA!
On Friday, I spent my afternoon moving a bookshelf and trying to organize stuff!! I didn't leave school until about 6. I got some awesome centers/activities ready for V-day! I can't wait to do The Sweetheart Snatcher from The Inspired Apple!
Yesterday, I finished cutting Aly's valentines for her class and I finished assembling mine. I still need to add the tags to both but I will do that today... I think!!
We are going to stick the suckers into the foam lips/mustaches!! This idea is from Pinterest!

I made these diamond rings with pipe cleaners and kisses!!! Click {HERE} for the tutorial!!

I was super sad to crack the screen on my phone but I hardly think about it anymore! I'm just being extra careful so it doesn't get worse!
I am excited to say that my giveaway end tonight! I will announce the winner tomorrow and get your name out to the wonderful sponsors so you can get your items!! :) I am working on assembling the behavior chart, too! Click {HERE} to enter!
Here are some awesome giveaways to check out!

The Teacher Tattles
$25 gift card to Target!

Wonderful units!

A cute mirror!! :)
Have a fabulous Sunday!! :)


  1. Love the foam lips/mustaches and the diamond rings!! They are too cute!! I did Abby's Candy Corn Bandit at Halloween and my kids loved it. I may have to go ahead and get the Sweetheart Snatcher too!

    I can't wait to see who the winner of your giveaway is!!

    The First Grade Dream

    1. I didn't do the Candy Corn Bandit but I will next year for sure!! :)

  2. I LOVE your cute Pinterest inspired Valentines! They are adorable and the kids will love them :) Sorry to hear about your iphone, hopefully you will have a better rest of your weekend!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  3. HAHAHA There's nothing better than making kids look goofy - the mustaches are great!
    Now I'm YOUR newest follower! Thanks for following!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  4. I love the lips and mustache lollipops, too cute! I am envious of your 1/2 day - do you get them often? I always feel like I don't have enough time to teach everything I want to! I am your newest follower, come visit me too!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

    1. We get them about once a month and we have professional development for the rest of the day!!
      I am already a follower of your blog!

  5. I'm finally following your blog! I just read about your observation and I'm glad that didn't happen to me! For us, we have an official fall and spring observation for a full lesson, so she schedules those to make sure she doesn't try to come at a bad time (testing, etc.). For pop-in's they are not scheduled, but they're only 5-10 minutes with no official write-up.

    1. Yay!
      We have one scheduled and one not scheduled and plenty of pop-in's in between!!
      I'm just glad I was doing what was on my schedule! ;)