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In the words of Salt-n-Peppa, “what a day what a day what a mighty good day”…or something like that. 😁 

The first day of the 2015/16 school year is over. It was a bit crazy but overall good. 

After a fun and engaging Prezi about expectations (haha) we all made a hand to go on our “We have all hands on deck at CES!” board. By the end of the week we will have almost all 600+ students represented! I just hope that the kids can feel how much we care about and love them. I know, for me, they are 100% the only reason I keep coming back. 


Slowly But Surely…


Four more days… And don’t call me Shirley! 🙂

Pictures from around the classroom:

Rules of play!

Art. Music. Physical Education. Board! We have lots of fun!

Two down… Two more to go!!!

Booooring! Let’s see what we can do with this!

First project of the year: “I like art because…” mini self portraits and easels. Thank you pinterest goddesses!

Table labels with the colors in different languages and a 4S line sign! Thanks, Adventures of an Art Teacher!





Will be this, after the first week of school. For fourth grade, each table will get a letter of ARTIST and will fill each letter with a collage of colors from magazines. Thanks, Mrs. Recker!

Ugly Cry Face



It’s here! The first day back. Yes, I am still laying in bed, in semi-denial, even as I write this. When I finish, I will have to throw the covers back, roll out of my warm comfortable bed that I usually lay in until around 8… Or until whenever I feel like getting up, and then start the journey to teaching year number 8!
I really am okay with all of this and am very thankful that I still have a job in today’s economy. But let’s be honest -hanging out, doing whatever you want, is the best thing ever and who would WANT to quit that?

I’m actually looking forward to today. To meeting new coworkers. Working once again with former coworkers that I have missed. Walking into school, knowing that I truly have a home base and I get to go to it every single day! This year will be different but I can’t wait to get started!

SO, I guess it’s time to shut down the ugly cry face before, as my mother always warned, it freezes this way.

Coffee time!