Virginia is for Teachers is back! My first post on the new and improved blog for #virginiateachers is all about teaching regions of Virginia. . See Virginia is for Teachers in the link in my profile or copy and paste the link below to read more! https://www.virginiaisforteachers.com/2019/05/5-tips-for-teaching-regions-of-virginia.html?m=1
As I have 13 days left of my FIRST year of teaching I sit here with mixed emotions. >> One side of me is super excited for it to be summer and be outside at my summer job. The other side of me is going to miss my kiddos so much. >> My first year of teaching bunch of kiddos has been such a roller coaster. There has been lots of bumps in the road throughout the school year but I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch. >> I’m going to miss these kiddos so much!! Grateful teacher ❤️
Seriously tho... what's wrong with being comfortable?!? 😅👟👟 Although this doesn't apply to Vanessa our OT who's always in heels- I'm pretty sure she's going to be in her 90's and still rocking her heels. 👠👠✨💯
Yesterday was my last day of teaching for the school year. Two of my amazing teammates are moving onto new adventures and it is very bittersweet. I know change is good, it is something I preach on a daily basis but it doesn’t make it less hard. One of my teammates I have worked with for 13 years and although I am SO happy for her it’s going to be so different without her. These ladies are my family and have been my go to people during all my good times and bad times throughout the years. They have helped me through my son being diagnosed with ADHD, my dad getting diagnosed with cancer, my dad dying of cancer, marriage life, mom life, medical issues, my sons asthma scares, juggling the life of being married to a fire fighter and the list goes on. They have cheered me on and have had my back every step of the way, even if they didn’t agree. They put up with my motivational speeches and my brutal honesty. They know every one of my flaws and still love me because of them. I have been so very blessed to have a job that I get to change the lives of amazing kids and work with a team of teachers that make the stress of teaching not so stressful. I love you girls SO much. Thank you for being you! Now it is time for summer!!
📖 Book Look 📖 We are following the weekly prompts of #readalongplayalong to read books of authors in alphabetical order( last name) This week its ‘A’ so we choose the book ‘Duck in the Truck’ by Jez Alborough #readalongplayalong_a Its a fun book to read where duck in truck get stuck in muck. Frog from bush give push 🐸 , Sheep in Jeep also push 🐑 and finally Goat in Boat 🚣 🐐come for rescue. It helps to learn many literacy facts such as rhyming , opposites , -ck ending digraph. I set up the scene to reenact the story and he loved it. We later did some word work on -ck digraphs too. #preschoolactivities#kindergartenactivity#finemotorskills#iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram#bookbasedlearning #playmatters#youngtoddlers#toddleractivities #kidsactivities#earlylearning #learningthroughplay#earlylearning101#toddlerlife#stayathomemom#invitationtoplay #earlychildhood#earlychildhoodeducation#toddlerfun #iteachtoo #bookishplay#beyondthebook#readaloud# bookstagram#childrensbookillustration#bringbooksalive
🍰I never manage to take a photo with a clear kitchen side 😂 🍰But I love baking here’s two of my most recent cakes an orange cake with vanilla buttercream and a chocolate fudge cake with Oreo buttercream. 🍰This is a really good way for me to de stress too. 🍰How do you de-stress?
This end of school year time is bringing on all sorts of feelings! Taking down my classroom and packing it all up (yes, every. single. item.) has been so bittersweet! Two weeks from yesterday, my classroom needs to be completely empty. 😳😅 I keep having to remind myself - I’ve got this! #iteachtoo#endofschoolyear
I believe that teaching the alphabet is a functional skill. So if you are wondering do I teach alphabet in my middle school self contained classroom the answer is yes! I teach my students the letters in their name, their address, the town they live in, etc. So, it doesn't mean that because I teach in a secondary classroom that we stop all academics, we.just make them more functional for the students! These alphabet file folders keep it simple and appropriate for my students no matter what age they are! They are available through the link in my profile! #functionalteaching#functionalclassroom#teachingthebasics#rsgcommunity