Fantabulous Fourth Grade!!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MEEEE and Classroom Digs!!! Better late than NEVER!

Ok sooooo... I know that I am a day late and a dollar short with this post, but I had an assignment due (working on my doctorate degree) that I was literally STUCK on and I ABSOLUTELY had to finish that first before I attempted to do ANYTHING else! I know you guys understand, so let's move to ME and my fantabulous self {smiling from ear to ear as I type this}.

1. I am a 4th grade Writing/Language Arts teacher from TEXAS. Where EEEEverrythang is BIGGER and BETTER!  Whoop there it is! 

2. One amazing thing about my teaching career is that I have been teaching now for 8 years and initially NEVER wanted to be a teacher! I was a double major in Psychology and Health Administration and the plan was to work on my master's {because there's really no money in Psychology without having credentials} and find a job that I could do in the mean time to support my shopping habits. I thought (while kicking and screaming)... why not teach? Sooooo that's exactly what I did! I went through an alternative certification program and began teaching 3 months later and I have LOVED every minute of it!

3. Photography gives me LIFE! I love everything about it. I am pretty good at it and can use any type of device that takes a snap shot and make something out of  it! I am seriously considering doing children's photography as a side business. I am still working at it because I don't like to do anything short of amazing, so in the mean time I will keep practicing because I get better and better with time. Here are a few pics that I have recently taken and yes I know that are graduation pics! 


4. I know # 3 was about photography, but I have to state that I am a SELFIE fanatic. I absolutely adore selfies on INSTA (GRAM). Because I love taking pictures of myself, having somewhere to go and look at others who enjoy it as much as I do is the BOMB dot COM!

                       My latest selfie

5. Reality television is something that I kind of feel bad to admit {not really} is my favorite. I DVR so many reality television shows its a tad bit ridiculous. I mean... who can resist trash tv at its finest!

6. I am the oldest child and grand child (on both my mom and dad sides of the family), and the oldest great (on my mom;s side). That's pretty neat huh!

7. My favorite color is Cerulean Blue.

8.  I coach cheerleading and want to open my own all-star cheerleading and dance gym.

9. I am a really good dancer.

10. One of my favorite things to do each year or whenever I get the opportunity to do so is to travel. There's something about visiting a new place and experiencing something different!

I haven't finished my classroom just yet, but it's coming along! I literally did not start gathering new things for my classroom until late last week, but I knew that I wanted to change up my room this year. I have been using the same decorations, colors, and theme for the past 3 years and I felt it was time for a change. I am keeping the rock star theme because I absolutely LOVE the different ways that you can incorporate so many things with the theme. 
AND... It didn't help that I have SO many rockstar related things left over from the past 3 years that I REFUSED to waste, so needless to say my classroom has a rock star theme with a new twist of colors, patterns (stripes and Chevron-my FAVORITE ever since it became popular last year), and decorations. My colors are black, lime green, turquoise, blue (as close to cerulean as I could get), purple, gold, and gray.  

These are just a few pics of my room and some things that I plan on using or incorporating into my classroom decorations. 

My college board. We have to do one every year and this is what it looks like so far. I need to add a few pictures and facts. (Prairie View A&M University) 

      Grammar Wall Pennants

             Accent Flowers

     Bulletin Board /Part of Grammar Wall

Meeting area rug (I haven't decided on the one I want)

             More Pennants

Daily 5 - Matches last year's theme- Not sure if I want to change them

Well... This is where I am so far, but I will get it done by the middle of next week. I will post final pics when I am done!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Getting BACK into the GROOVE!!!


It has been a VERY long time since I made a post! My move to a new district last year and working on my doctorate degree was a bit cray cray overwhelming and time just seemed to never sit still long enough for me to get my self  TOGETHER! I kept up with my bloggy friends (every chance I could get), but as for me keeping up with my own blog...well...I didn't do so well.

I wanted to start out by writing a quick post because I am working on some fun stuff over at Blog Hoppin for the SUPER FUN activities for Teacher Week 2013. The information was posted in advance, so that everyone can make their post all faaaaannnncccy and fabulous. Soooooooooooo get your posts ready and let's do this!

I am also working on getting my blog a MUCH needed make over, so that my blog looks purrrrrtttttyyyyy! Unfortunately, I am not the only one that needs wants a blog make over, so I will have to be on a waiting list. I don't mind waiting because I know it's a process, but I am antsy and want to get it done.

Oh...last thing...I will be uploading pics of my classroom reveal next week, so stay tuned!