Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

All I can say is WOW!! Today was the first day that my daughter wasn't with me (she's started her college classes today) and I decided to do a big art project which included cutting. Now normally I should have been shot but this class is amazing!!! I made a pattern to make Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons and they were able to cut it and assemble it with minimal help. They look so amazing!

I will be posting the template later if anyone wants to make it. I forgot to bring it home today. I will try to post it tomorrow.

I finally have close up pics of my room now as well.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Only 169 days left...

Wow am I exhausted. My kinders have been in school for a full week now and they are learning the routines. Good thing, we had a two hour training this afternoon so they had a sub. I so wish they wouldn't do this so early in the year when we are still working on routines but they seemed to handle it fine. Probably the craziest thing about today was the fact that there was a short in the electrical panel in one of the outlying buildings where the AC chiller is and it set the fire alarm off TWICE!! Each time entailed the fire dept coming out and everyone standing in the hot sun for 20 minutes. The second time was just as we were heading to lunch so needless to say, lunch was cut a little short. My kids have developed a love for Pete the Cat. I made a pattern today to make Pete and his 4 Groovy Buttons. I guess tomorrow I will see how it turns out and who can cut. I meant to make it today before I lost my daughter to college classes but it just didn't happen. I may be crazy to attempt it alone but only time will tell. I will try to post a picture if they come out decent. This group is really good at drawing but cutting is a whole different thing.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

And so it starts...

Friday was my first day with half of my kinders and let me just say I am so happy to have my daughter volunteering in my classroom. She has been a tremendous help with organizing the kids supplies, taking their pictures and keeping an eye on one wandering lovely. This seems to be the year of the boy because all of our classes are very boy heavy. So far I only have 16 kids, 10 boys and 6 girls. I'm just praying that it stays that small. Here is my classroom so far. I'll have to take some close ups later.
Thanks to Pinterest and Tara's Monday Made Its I got this finished just in time.
That's my lovely oldest daughter modeling for me. I made sure I got one of my 16 year old on her first day of school too though. I also made a new alphabet to go with my movie theme.
So happy I got these things done before the craziness began.