Oh, and we are in June... my last month of school, and my first year doing Kindergarten Graduation :] This is my 5th year teaching, and one of my favorites. Going from teaching fourth grade to Kindergarten was such an easy transition. No matter what, if they are 5 or 15, kids are kids. And they are so fantastic... that's how I know that I'm doing what I should be - teaching and changing lives!
My sweet and wonderful mentor/co-worker/friend Mrs.Durning/Leander's Fairytale has an amazing opportunity with her husband for next year, and I can't tell you how much I am going to miss her - she's such a wonderful person!! Click the link to visit her TPT store - she's incredible. As I reflect on my year, it certainly wouldn't have been the same without her.
Here is a picture of me, Tara, and our other wonderful teachers at our Emerald Ball this year :] Great memories and fantastic people!
I didn't link up for May's Currently (shame on me!) But here is my June Currently from the wonderful Farley :] And psst.. I feel pretty special since I got to let Farley know that it was June 1st.. love her and this will always be my favorite link up!
I just wanted to share our spring bulletin board (even though it's almost summer!) These freebies can be found here and here! :] I love the bunting letters because you can spell out whatever you want and make it your own... creativity is one of the reasons why I love teaching!
Every month we have a new character trait.. last month was courage :] Here are some really cute books that teach children about courage! "Brave, Brave, Mouse" and "Small Florence" were my favorites!
Check out these adorable frogs from Deanna Jump's Frog Unit... LOVE... Just sad that I STILL forgot to glue on the tongues ;) Oops! The kids loved them regardless, and loved writing about what they learned!
Our art teacher is doing a wonderful project with the kids and teachers where we draw a picture of what defines us... I drew a Lily (for my Lily) and two other flowers I represent as Mike and I. I love birds too so I had to draw them.. but when I think of teaching, I think of growing as an educator and my sweet kids blossoming into life-long learners. After all the squares are done, it is going to be made into a quilt for our school :]
I updated my Teacher Guide Unit because it's one of my earlier products that I made and I wanted to make it that much better... and I added tons of pages! This is perfect for a new (or newer) teacher for printables to be added to a teacher binder or labels to help you stay organized.
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.. if you are on summer vacation - ENJOY xo and for those of you still going strong.. enjoy your time left with your kiddos!