Saturday, September 10, 2016

My first Blog Hoppin' Teacher Week!

So, I participated in #bhteacherweek16!  Look at me!!!!!  Two blog posts in two days!  It's a record!!! I kept up every day and it was fun to see all of the different posts!
This was the layout for the week. 

Here are my posts from the week:
Meet Me Monday...I shared a picture of me and the new hubby, Jabar!  Love this pic!  Need to go through all of my wedding pictures and get them ordered!  I'm also a 1st grade teacher in Nevada, I LOVE my Oregon Ducks, and I'm a huge animal lover!  I think college football is the greatest thing on the planet.  Ducks coming up tonight...GOOOOO DUCKS!   I have 2 awesome cats, Spencer and Princess Leia, and a crazy dog named Betty.  They're on Insta quite a bit if you follow me!
I've become much more of an introvert in my old age, although I've always kept to myself pretty much.  Not much is more exciting to me than just having a nice, peaceful weekend at home working on whatever I please!


Teaching Tuesday...I haven't taken a ton of pics yet this year.  We just finished our second week of school.  I shared a pic from the past of kids during our Magnet Science Unit, which is one of my faves to teach!  I wrote a grant many years ago and was able to buy a ton of different types of magnets and activities for my classroom.  Kiddos always have such a great time with magnets and science in general!  So much fun and good for my students, too!

Where I Work Wednesday...I work in the great state of Nevada, in Henderson, which is like a suburb of Las Vegas, I guess. I love this place!  I love sun and we have 300+ sunny days every year.  Being a native Oregonian, I was sick of the rain and I'm so glad I made the move here in 2006!  Now, I LOVE rain, because it's rare and beautiful in the desert.  The flash floods are another thing....  We love to get to Oregon a few times a year to see my parents and I do appreciate the green and trees more now than when I was growing up!  I enjoy my school here as well, have a good-sized classroom, and started flexible seating this year, which I am loving!
Threads Thursday...So, I'm not a clothes shopper.  I hate trying things on and going to stores....
However, I had to post this adorable shirt worn by one of my first graders this week.  I'm fluent in cat as well!

Friends Friday...A picture of my First Grade Team (along with a twin of one), my Principal, and my husband at our wedding.  That night was fun, but went by so fast!!  I had three tables of teacher friends there from my current school and my old school here.  Lots of family, too.  Such a great day and night!
This was a fun week and I'm pretty proud of myself for being able to keep up and figure out the fancy apps that I'd never tried before!

6 comments:

  1. Great post and congrats on your new marriage! Y'all look so happy. I'm sure you students had a great time with that magnet science lesson too. Mine always love hands on science activities. :)

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    1. Thanks! Was a fun wedding, but it went by so quickly! I love teaching Science and seeing the exploration and discovery happen. I'm going to try some STEM Challenges by Brooke Brown this year and I'm super excited for it!
      Jennifer~Practical Primary Teacher

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  2. Fun to read about you and your classroom! Would love to hear more about how your flexible seating works out for you this year, I'm interested but nervous to go all out, ha! Really cute blog design too!

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    1. I'm LOVING my flexible seating. Did you get a chance to read about it on my blog this week? I basically started with things I already had and it's really been a non-event as far as the kids go. They're ROCKSTARS...choosing great spots, working the whole time, and problem-solving peacefully as needed! It's really awesome to see. I'm happy I started small and slow...then, I can add choices at my leisure throughout the year. I saw scholastic had some wobble stools to buy with bonus points, so I may be checking those out! Let me know if you give it a try...I'd love to hear!
      Practical Primary Teacher

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  3. Congratulations on your new marriage - wish you much happiness! I love your magnet lesson - always a fun one with my students too. Good luck with flexible seating - it sure seems to be the big thing this year!

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  4. Thanks! We are still looking through wedding pictures trying to figure out what to order!!
    I'm enjoying my different seating choices. We have had zero problems and the kids aren't bothered at all by not having a "home base". They have their books, poetry journal, word wall cards, and name tag in their book box which they use throughout the day. I'm very happy I made the leap! Plus, I got rid of some tables, so my room feels much bigger and more open!
    Jennifer~Practical Primary Teacher

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