Monthly Archives: July 2012

Classroom 2012-2013

I went into school on Friday to move some furniture around and try to wrap my head around the idea that summer is almost over!

Here’s what it looked like when I walked in:

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I’ll post pictures later of what it looked like when I finished for the day.Β  I’ll also post a new layout of my classroom–I’m changing quite a bit around due to our new Promethean Board space. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

Swaps received

Today I received swaps from Kari L, Shelisa, Beth S, and Sarah M.Β  I’ll let you know when I receive more so that you know if arrives!

The swaps are arriving!!

Look what my husband picked up from the post office today!!Β  I’m sure the mailmen/women will be thrilled with me in a few more days! πŸ™‚Β  I like to think that we are stimulating the post office economy! πŸ™‚

SOOO excited!!

Don’t forget to e-mail me a copy of your swaps (and the direction sheet) once they are done.Β  πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

My swaps

Here are several of my swaps that are ready to go!Β  Just waiting for their swap friends to arrive!Β  I’m almost done packaging up the missing letter and the cookie sheet challenge pages.

Kristen πŸ™‚


Another swap picture

Hi All!

I received this picture today from Amanda.Β  She is creating the Ladybug concentration game and the word family paint chip cards:

How many of you have sent your packages my way?Β  I got a note from my mailman on Saturday saying I have several packages at the post office, so I know some you have!! I can’t wait to see everything!

Kristen πŸ™‚

Lesson Plans/Schedule

Here is a look at my new lesson plan page/schedule for this coming year.Β  We added an hour to our day this coming year, so the schedule changed a bit!Β  We are also eating lunch later in the morning (not at 10:25 anymore!!).Β  We will be eating at 11:00, so it doesn’t quite feel so much like brunch anymore! πŸ™‚

I’m uploading it as a PDF because I have used some new clipart and I can’t share it in an unprotected document.

I could create a more generic one if you need me to for you to use, but it won’t have the cute border. πŸ™‚Β  Just the cute font and dashed line boxes–let me know!


Kristen πŸ™‚

Another teaser…

Maggie (from Maggie’s Kinder Corner) sent me another swap teaser picture!Β  I CANNOT wait to start getting these packages in the mail and see all your awesome swaps in real life! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to vote for my next swap topic (see this post to vote).

Thanks Maggie! πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

P.S. I’m also linking Maggie’s Blog up to my page…just see my blogroll to the right. πŸ™‚

Number Match

I’ve just uploaded a new Math game on my Teacher’s Pay Teachers store (see button on left).Β  It’s called Number Match and those of you in the 2nd swap group will be receiving it.


Kristen πŸ™‚

New Look

I’ve been playing around with some new fonts and digital papers I got for card making…what do you think of the new look?Β  Love it or leave it?Β  Any changes?Β  Suggestions?

I got an award!

Carol sent me an award:

I’m so honored to accept this award…now before I do, I have to do some things…

1. Thank the person who nominated you…see the post below in the comment section. πŸ™‚

2. Include a link back to their blog : Mrs. Cobb’s Kinder Sprouts

3. Include an image of the award…done. πŸ™‚

4. Give 7 random facts about yourself:Β  1) I have scoliosis and have two metal rods in my back, 2) my guinea pigs are named after The Fluffy guinea pig series (Fluffy and Kiss), 3) we have a Pac-Man frog named Pinky that lives at our house, 4) I love to organize things and walk through organizational stores, 5) I love to create my own handmade cards but never seem to get them sent to anyone! 6) I am scared to death of butterflies and moths–true story!, and 7) I spend way more time on the computer than I should! πŸ™‚

5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award:

1. Debbie Diller

2. Mrs. Mecham’s Classroom

3. Kelly’s Kindergarten

4. Kindergarten Kindergarten

5. Kinder Korner

6. Mrs. Kilburn’s Kiddos

7. Mrs. Wills Kindegarten

8. Chalk Talk

9. Kinder Stars

10. Linda’s Learning Links

11. Mrs. Diminne’s Kindergarten

12. Teaching Heart

13. Katie’s Literature Lounge

14. What I learned in Kindergarten

15. Our Aussie Homeschool

7.Β  Let them all know about their award!Β  Will do…


Thanks Carol! πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚


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