Friday, June 6, 2014

Five For Friday! I'M BACK!!!!

Wow!  It's been nearly two months since I've written a post on my sweet little blog!  Life has been so crazy and hectic lately!  My husband was named principal of his school last month and that has meant crazier hours for him and more responsibility at home for me!  I also had quite the discussion with myself about what I would be doing next year.  After much prayer and deliberation, I have decided to stay at my current school in my current position.  I think it's the right decision for me right now and I'm getting excited about preparing for next year!

Since it is Friday, I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

Ok, so this is the time of year that I HATE being on a non-traditional calendar!  Everyone else  in my district got our yesterday and so many of my blogger friends are already out as well!  I still have 11 more days with kids and then 4 in-service days after that!!!!!  Not to mention the fact, that my first teacher day back for the 2014-2015 school year is July 28!  That is not what I call a summer!  I'll be counting down until October Intercession starting August first!

This year, my school decided to do showcase nights as an entire school to complete our parent nights (required by the state).  Our Spring showcase was last night.  The theme was Art Infusion: Arkansas History.  Our 4th graders designed murals with hidden Arkansas Symbols.  We have a mural in our downtown area that this idea was inspired from.  We even had the actual artist of the mural come and speak with our students about how he design and paints murals.  He's actually painted several murals in our school hallways.  We worked on the murals all week, and this is how they turned out!  I'm so proud of my kids!!!

I've been on an organizing kick as of late!  Mostly it's been weekend projects, but I do my planning and buying my baskets, shelves, etc during the week.  This is my master closet that is beautiful and organized.  Yes, I have a lot of shoes!

Here is my pantry!

Reoganized glassware!

Up next is my linen closet and my entertainment area.  Here are the before pictures!

I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to organization!  I'm am bound and determined to get my house organized! 

My kids took their 5th and final unit test yesterday.  This unit covered fractions with 10 and 100 in the denominator (adding, subtracting, comparing), decimals, and line plots with fractions.  We've done quite a few projects this unit!  I'm trying really hard to make my classroom full of projects to help my students see how they use math in the real world! 

This post wouldn't be complete without a little update on my sweet baby girl!  She is growing like a weed as evidenced by the fact that she can open all the doors in our house!  She is repeating everything we say (watch your language, daddy!). She loves to read books and play her blocks!  Isn't she so cute?!

I'm going to make a concerted effort to be more present on my blog!  I need some accountability!  If you see it's been a while, email me and make me write!  Have a great weekend!!!!


  1. 11 days is not that much longer, hang in!! I love all the art work!!


    1. Thank you! I know it doesn't seem like that long but with such a short summer and no May intersession because of snow days, I NEED A BREAK!!!!

  2. I'm really interested in non-traditional school years. I bet it's terrible at this time of year when everyone else is finishing up, but do you enjoy it the rest of the year? I'm trying to spread the word - sorry for the shameless plug - I'm starting a new linky party for the summer called Sell It Saturday. I have a smaller blog, but if you're ever interested in joining in, that'd be great!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  3. Congrats to your husband on his new principal job! I really like your student's murals. I agree with you about your lack of a summer vacation. Do you get more time off during the school year? (Also, you are a "no reply blogger" again.)

    Glad you are back!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  4. Of course as always...your little peanut is precious!!! Can't wait to see the rest of your organization project pictures. Love what you've done so far! xox
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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