Tuesday, August 21, 2012

So....I'm Back, and I Have a Winner!!!

Hello all my bloggy friends! Let me start by saying I am so sorry I have been MIA for over a week, but life has been C...R...A...Z...Y lately! 

Last week was my first week back to work and as you know (if you follow me) I am at a new school this year and in a new grade level! I had a great first week, but it was BUSY! On top of being super busy, I didn't have a computer for about a week! On top of that, my printer at school wasn't installed on my new laptop and I couldn't get mine at home to install on it either so I have been having to use the guidance computer to print off things I needed for this week. I am still having trouble with printers but hopefully that problem will be fixed soon! I didn't even have time over the weekend to blog since I had to take my son school clothes shopping Saturday and my daughter came home for a visit Sunday. I also had to get last minute things done Sunday evening for Monday! Anywho, sorry to bore you, but that's been my life lately!
 Hopefully I'm back in action!!! 

So...I also have a winner! I didn't forget, I just haven't had a chance since I got a laptop back to post it! The lucky winner is.....Joni from Kinder Kids Fun! Congratulations Joni....I sent you an e-mail!
 I look forward to hearing from you.....:)

Ok....so, yesterday was my first day with my 5th graders and it was an awesome day! The kiddos were really sweet and we had a super duper first day! Today was day 2 and overall, today was good. A few of them came out of their shells today and were a little too chatty, but overall it was a great day! Today we practiced thinking like scientists by doing a fun activity I found over the summer on ProTeacher called Save Fred. Some of you may have heard of it or done this before. It was super fun and the kiddos loved it! Here is a link to check it out. You can google it to find different versions of the directions and flow chart that go along with the activity. Here's a picture of the first Fred to be rescued in my classroom today! I wish I could show you some of the kiddos trying to rescue Fred but I haven't gotten permission to put their pictures on my blog yet. I need to do that soon!

Before I go, wanted  to share one more picture. This is my favorite bulletin board in my classroom. It is my We Do poster I created on Vista Print. I printed my kiddos names in Word Art using just an outline and had them decorate them and cut them out to display around the poster. Isn't it adorable. I used the font Grobold that Tara from 4th Grade Frolics used for her student name activity. I have done these in the past, but not with this font. I love it!

Well, it's good to be back! I have so much catching up to do...:) Are you back in school or still on summer break? Leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for dropping by!

Be blessed....:)


  1. I was wondering where you have been!!! But I do understand! I have been super busy to. Glad to have you back!! I haven't really been blogging that often either-have to manage my time better!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  2. Great bulletin board!!! How do you make the kids name like that? Do you use a specific program?

  3. Ah, sorry, I had to re-read again...should have done that BEFORE I posted my question.

  4. Love this idea, but my WordArt on my MAC does not have this font...is there a way to get it, or is there another font I may use?

    1. I got it online. Just google it and you should be able to find it. If not, try KG Second Chances solid. It is very similar. :)

  5. I love the poster, is there a way to buy/share it?

  6. I second the above comment! I love your poster and I would love to be able to put it in my own classroom. Would you be willing to share?

  7. I love your Vista Print poster as well!!! It would be amazing in the hall outside of my classroom. Would you be willing to share, or is it for sale electronically or otherwise?

  8. What design did you use on your poster? I'm creating this know and it's a lot of fun. I love yours!

  9. Do you remember which border you used and what size your poster is? I love this and want to put this on my door - having the kids color their names for the first day of school.

  10. This poster is amazing!! Do you have this as something that can be purchased?

  11. I love this poster! Is there a way to buy or print it?


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