Mardi Gras Day with Mike & Sully
Mom & Dad looking precious
Dinner with Tigger & the gang
Now...for some sad news...I made the decision to leave my current school and will not return in August. A lot of thought and prayer went into my choice, and I have mixed emotions about leaving. There were several deciding factors that went into play on why I am leaving. But, I do know that I'm very excited and sad at the same time. To be honest, I am very upset about leaving my team in 3rd grade, especially Laura. We have worked together for the last 5 years and became very close. We know everything about each other, we're like sisters. When Judy joined our team this school year, I knew that she would fit right in with us! Judy was in 1st grade last year and moved up to 3rd this year. The 3 of us rock 3rd grade!! I am going to miss my buddies dearly!!! And if you are wondering...NO, I do not have a job lined up for August. I am still looking and hoping to find a job soon. I am open to whatever challenge God puts into my path, teaching related or not.
Some VERY overwhelming and exciting news...I am officially a Creative Teaching Press Exclusive Blogger. I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with CTP and their awesome products. I just received my first package in the mail this week. Check out all of the products I get to preview and try in my classroom. Today my precious students were able to make "cootie catchers" or fortune tellers in math. We have been learning about perimeter and area so I was ecstatic to see a fortune teller math book in the package. Guess what?? There was one on data and perimeter. The look on every one's face was priceless when I told them we were making "cootie catchers". They had no idea what I was talking about until someone yelled out, "You mean fortune tellers?" LOL My students had an awesome time playing with their fortune tellers. They even played them during recess outside!!!! Definitely a hit with my class!!!
Look at these awesome products I get to try out
area & perimeter cootie catchers
Whew....that was super long for a post! I can't wait to share more Creative Teaching Press product reviews with you soon!!! Keep checking back!!!