Monday, July 21, 2014


Random post, I know. Last night I was looking online for class decor and went to Mardel's website. They are having a huge sale on Filetastics! All of them are under $10 with some even under $5!!!!!! Go check it out.
A lot of their classroom decor is also in sale. Go check this out!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Back to School

I went to Wal-Mart the other day and the workers were busy stocking the shelves with school supplies. Can it ready be getting close to that time again?! It seems like summer just started, especially here in Missouri. For those of you who are not familiar with Missouri summers, they are typically hot, humid, and miserable. This year it has been a very, very mild summer (I hope I just didn't jinx it) so it doesn't even feel like summer has been here yet.

We start school on August 14th, which is coming up a lot faster than I thought it would. So today I decided to get in gear and start making the easy things for my classroom so I can hopefully get in and start working on it this week. I've been working on binder covers, banners, posters...just general things.

I went supplies shopping during Walmart's teacher appreciation sale and got tons of things that we'll need throughout the year. Today I got to get in my classroom and start getting stuff together for the upcoming year. Below are a bunch of pics of what I've been doing this summer. I'll let you see the finished product once school begins.

The bookshelf where each group's ISN bucket is located and where kids will put their binders. Each freshmen gets a binder that they put their work in.
The bins are where extra papers are located for each class. This just helps me stay organized.
My desk. It's a hot mess right now.
The massive "bulletin board." It wasn't really a bulletin board but a little paper and border makes it one.
The front of the room. The pennant banner adds a little something to the front of the room.
This is where class info is gonna go. These ugly room dividers are gonna get made over big time. Notice my wonderful Filetastics that I got on sale :).
The back of the room. It's boring but hopefully not for much longer.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Do Teachers Ever Rest?

It's been a while! A lot has happened since the last time I posted. Obviously school is out and summer is in full swing. If you've been following, you know that I am changing schools for the next school year. So since school's been out I've moved, changed coaching positions twice, and been to multiple basketball camps with my new girls. Busy, busy, busy!

Yesterday I met with the math department head at my new school to get books and kind of learn the ropes a little bit. There are going to be a lot of changes for me at my new school, but I'm excited to be working with great people.

I'm super excited for these books. For one, they are brand new! I love the smell of new books. Second, they are already aligned to common core which makes that part of lesson planning a little easier. And last, I used the Pre-Algebra addition at my last school and loved them. I'm happy that all of the math classes (except dual credit) are using the Glencoe series. That will make transition from one class to the next a whole lot easier because they flow so well.

Now that I have my books and saw my future classroom, I've been busy scouring Pinterest to find ideas on decor and ISN setups. My new classroom is absolutely huge! The ceilings are very tall and the room is pretty deep. I have a lot more wall space than I had before so I'm in the market for good decorative ideas.

Even though we still have over a month until the start of the new school year, I'm already ecstatic to get started planning and decorating. The elementary teacher comes out in me around this time of year. I'll be sure to keep you posted as the new school year approaches.