First Days...

Folks, I am in love!  And I'm TIRED.  And my body aches.  But mostly, I'm just in love :)  Today was day five with my little ones.  We still need a lot of practice with our routines and procedures, but we are slowly getting into the swing of things.

These first days have been mostly about seeing where my students are {level wise} and practicing our Language Arts routine.  We use the Treasures series, and if you use it too, then you know there is A LOT involved.  I don't want to overwhelm my little ones, so I am introducing things one at a time.

I also found some time to squeeze in a few craft projects... of course!  We made the buses from my bus craftivity pack on the first day:
And yesterday we made our heart flags in honor of September 11th:
Now that I have student decorations up, my room feels a little more complete. :)

In other news, I got a new desk calendar that I am super excited about:
{Did it rotate?  It's giving me trouble!!}
Everytime I go to Staples, I eye this puppy down.  And then I don't buy it.  Yesterday I gave in, and I'm so excited that I did!  Who doesn't love Post-Its?!

Okay, I'm signing off.  Sorry for the short post!  I'm working on getting back into the swing of things myself...  Haha!

PS: Did anyone watch The Voice?  Adam Levine?!  Hello!!! ;)


Karyn said...

I LOVE The Voice! I think the competition is going to be fierce this year! What do you think?

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Allison Officer, M.S.Ed said...

We use Triumphs which is the intervention level of Treasures. I LOVE the program for my struggling kiddos but you are right there is a lot to getting them started!

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Elizabeth said...

Love the bus craftivity! Well, I love all of your craftivities :)

My body aches, too, if it makes you feel better about saying it :)


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Michelle Griffo said...

The busses look adorable!!

Mrs. Shelton said...

We use Treasures as well. Well...I shouldn't say that. We HAVE the treasures program. I use the little readers that go with it and follow the sight words in order, but that is about it! I am ready for us to purchase the new series. I think we last bought a reading series in 2007 maybe?? Things have changes since then! :)

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DFrideley said...

We use Treasures (I teach 3rd) and I just can't get into a routine with it. Today I think I did okay. I just don't get the phonics aspect for 3rd grade. It's mostly word chants. I need to look at Triumphs, that's for sure!!

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Stephanie Livers said...

I made your heart craftivity for Patriot day and the love it! Yes I watched the Voice and there is only one Adam Levine!

Ash said...

The main reason everyone watches The Voice is for Adam isn't it? =)

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smoran892 said...

I love, love, love your heart flags!!! :) I'm glad you've had a great first days!!

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Levenah said...

I love that calendar! I have one myself :)

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Halle said...

Adam. Love.

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Kristen said...

oooo...I am going to have to try REALLY hard to resist that calendar!! I'm so glad you have had such a lovely start to your year Teri :)

Cindy Calenti said...

Darling little buses and hearts. I'm also on my way to Staples- darling calendar!

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amaclin said...

LOVE that Post-It planner! I am going to have to get me one of those! And the hearts are super cute!

Journey of a Substitute Teacher (Ms. T) said...

LOVE Adam :) I really love The Voice! I like it better than American Idol.

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Heather Williams said...

Haha - I think I'm like the same as everyone else when I say I feel I ONLY watch the Voice for Adam! haha :)

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Joanne Miller said...

I can't believe I've never seen this Post-It Planner-it's a must have! I'm addicted to Post-Its (I collect them! hehe) I'm your newest follower-LOVE your blog!
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