Wednesday, May 22, 2013

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great news! I have a new job!!!!!! In case you hadn't heard, my super awesome hubby got a new job (so proud of him) in the big city of Atlanta. I was super excited until this thought crossed my mind: Oh I have to get a new job, too! I've worked at the same school for my entire teaching career, so the thought of moving is a little scary (esp. with so many schools cutting teaching positions). However, GOD IS GOOD (we knew that, but it's cool when He shows off a little) and I got a job after my first interview. Phew! What a relief and praise the Lord! I'm very excited about this new opportunity.

Plus, (drum roll please), I'm moving up to 2nd grade! I've loved being in first grade, but now it's time to move on up. I plan on spending my summer surfing second grade blogs to get ideas from all you fantastic bloggers. Let me know if you know of any super 2nd grade blogs I should visit!

More great news! I made it to the last day of school! We had a great last day yesterday. Two fun and easy ideas to share:
1. Classmate Bingo--I made a 3x3 table in Word. The kids put their name in the middle (free space) and then filled their classmates' names in the other blank spots. The first couple of times we played, I drew a child's name and called it out. Simple. Then I drew a child's name and gave clues about the child. The kids had to guess who I was talking about. Super fun.
2. Just Dance for Kids--This is a great way to get your kids' wiggles out! We usually watch these videos on youtube for 5-10 minutes, and my kids are ALWAYS begging for more. So, for the last day, we had a dance party. We moved all the desks out of the may and danced, danced, danced! My kids favorites: "Gummy Bear" and "Dispicable Me" but there are tooooooooons more! Check it out:


  1. My kids love the Gummy Bear song, but it drives me nuts! Despicable Me isn't so bad. You should find Ice Age's Continental Drift. That's a fun one!

    Can't wait to hear more about your new school. So excited for you! And I have a list of fantastic 2nd grade blogs you would LOVE!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  2. YAY!!!! Congrats on your new job!!! How exciting. :) It looks like you had a great end of the school year. This is a great blog that I love for second grade ideas (to try with my higher kids)...
    First Grade Funtastic

  3. I'm going to show my kids the Gummy Bear one! We just did a gummy bear experiment, they'll love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m your newest follower!
    Science for Kids Blog