Monday, November 18, 2013

New TPT Product and Craziness

Hello friends! I'm sure you all have seen this picture before, but I had to share because it brought me a good laugh.

WHEW! This year is flying by. Is it really almost Thanksgiving break?? I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed...sort of like the last pic above! Which reminds me...I left the MOUND of papers I  need to grade at school. CRAPOLA! Oh well, there's always tomorrow! Anyways, due to the lack of time and energy, this little blog has been greatly deprived!

Anyways, I wanted to let you know just uploaded a new product to my TPT store. If you are a first grade teacher and use Scott Foresman Common Core, you may be interested! I use it as a fluency activity in my classroom in a variety of ways. Click the link below to check it out!

Thanks for reading!  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Don't y'all just LOVE Fall? I love EVERYTHING about it! Cool air, pumpkins, baking, warm soups in the crock pot, Halloween, CANDY,  hot cocoa, leaves I could go on and on! It seriously gives me the warm fuzzies! At our school we have a huge fall festival each year. Friday our fabulous PTO members decked the school out in Halloween decor! Although the kids get a little crazy and from Monday on I will be asked every day "Miss Nelson!! Is tomorow Halloween?!?!" or "Miss Nelson!!! Is tomorrow the fall festival?!?!?", I love it! With all the hard work and expectations we have for our little kiddos, they deserve to have a little more excitement around the school, and by golly if Halloween decorations is what does it for them, I'll take it! I included this picture because it listed many of my favorite things about fall and it ended with thankful. We have so much to be thankful for and 'tis the season to be reminded of that!

Well I would make another excuse for why it's been so long since I've posted, but I will give you a freebie instead! Head on over to my TPT shop to pick up a free leader in me themed Notebook Cover. I have included covers for grades K-8. All I ask in return for this freebie is to rate my product!

It has been a busy few weeks in Miss Nelson's classroom! I plan to include lots of pictures in my blog post tomorrow of what all we have been doing in first grade. I am also working on a new TPT product that I will include a link for too! :)

Happy Saturday and thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Oh Hey...Remember Me???

Hey there! Remember me? The new blogger? No? Oh, well maybe that's because I have SERIOUSLY been neglecting my little blog since the back to school madness began!

I don't know about y'all, but

This is week 3 for my district and we are finally getting in a good routine in my class. Tuesday felt like the first day of school again. I don't know if it was having Monday off for Labor Day or what, but my kiddos were insane in the membrane!


One of the main reasons this little gem has been neglected is due to the number of hours I have been putting into teaching, lesson plans, making flip charts for our new reading program...the list goes on! Let's just say if I was paid by the hour, I would be rollin' in the dough for the major OT I have put in the past month or so! But this isn't new to the teachers reading this! That is the story of our lives during the school year!

I am working on uploading a few things to TPT. Tune in later this week to get info about my new products!

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Oi Vey!

Man, oh MAN! The past week and a half have been a whirlwind and I have been surviving just by the hair on my chinny chin chin! ::insert 1st grade kiddo giggle::

I hate to admit, but OBVIOUSLY my little bloggity blog has been low on the totem pole with the craziness that has been the beginning of the school year! Inservice week was a whirlwind. The first two days of school are a daze. All I can remember is having to soak my feet for hours once I made it home and going to bed around 7pm. We made it through hump day and it was our first GOOD day! It was like REALLY good. I have so many sweeties in my class. One in particular makes my heart swell with happiness every time he giggles at my jokes. I must be REALLY funny, because he sure does cackle! :)

Well, here are a few pictures of my finished classroom. Sorry they are so small. I tried making them bigger but for some reason it made them pixilated & I just don't have the energy to try and fix it!I am going to keep this blog post short and sweet because let's face it, it's 8:30 and that's past my bedtime at this point in the school year. I may or may not be having to hold my eyelids open with pencils while I write this beloved blog post. HEH!

Thanks for reading!

Hope you all had a great kick off to your school year if you started this week too! :)