Sunday, May 4, 2014

It's Currently May... You mean already?!

I seriously cannot believe it is already May. Only 2 more months of school left. Well, actually a little under two. So much is happening here and I feel like these last 2 months of school are going to fly by. It's also that time (or it was 3-4 days ago) to link up with Farley @ Oh Boy 4th Grade.

All that hammering & drilling I am hearing is coming from the hubs & dad-in-law. They are finishing our basement to add another T.V. room/play room in preparation for our wee one. Plus my mom is coming up in September for 2 weeks to help out with our soon-to-be new addition & I figured she may want to stay in the basement in case our princess cries a lot or loud at night. Since we will be 1st time parents I figured "Babies can be like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're going to get." LOL! That's my twist on Forrest Gump.
On Friday I signed a teaching contract for next year so that I will have a job. YAY! I am so- pumped. Here in Canada, or in Alberta at least, I have learned that for the 1st 2 years or until you have taught for 400 days straight you have to be offered a new contract each year to sign. You are not guaranteed a job for the following year. Since my school only had a part-time job for me this year teaching kindergarten I am even more excited that I will have a full time teaching job next year.
Yep, that's right. I will be going from teaching kindergarten this year to teaching 4th grade (or as they call it here, grade 4) next year!!! Ummm... Help?! I am really excited to be able to teach older kiddos but while I am excited about a new adventure I must admit that I am pretty nervous. I do LOVE my Kinders!
My hair normally grows slow but it's growing so fast and I need a haircut asap. Luckily I have an appointment next week for one. I am also in need of a bigger bra. You guessed it. Being pregnant has these bad boys growing out of control. LOL! Yes, I said it.
Any & all furniture I can use for a new big kid classroom. Since I teach kinder only part-time now I share a classroom with another kindergarten teacher. This means next year I will have my own classroom & starting from scratch. I am keeping my fingers crossed that since many teachers will be switching classrooms this summer that they will be cleaning out & will want to get rid of some bookshelves & tables. I will be in desperate need of them.
While I LOVE all my kinder & 1st grade bloggers out there I am now in desperate need of inspiration for grade 4. Teaching with Blonde Ambition is a blog I have followed for a while but since I teach K I didn't follow her blog as closely as I did with my fellow K teachers. Her blog has quickly become my go-to blog for inspiration. My TPT Store cart & wish list has quickly filled up with lots of goodies to use in my grade 4 classroom from Nicole's TPT Store. Thanks Nicole for your inspiration.
This month our classroom was turned into a rainforest for our unit on the rainforest.
 Medial sound short u sort on butterflies.
Our lazy sloths.
Students created addition sentences on their sloths.

Our Spring writing.
Don't forget to grab your End of the Year Award Certificates!!!
I promise you these are the BEST end of the year award out there.


  1. So many exciting things happening for you! Congratulations of your pregnancy and contract! I also love your medial vowel sounds butterflies. We have been really reviewing vowels the past week. What a cute way to freshen it up ; )

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

  2. Congrats on the baby! You have a lot of things to look forward too! Stopping by from Farley's linky!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  3. You will love Grade 4! Such a great age and the curriculum is very fun!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. As fellow Canadians, we all work so hard creating products for a niche market. I'm hoping to host a Canadian specific event to boost all our TPT sales and/or bring traffic to our blogs in the coming months, and so I've created this little survey to see what we're all interested in. Please fill out and share with your followers and friends too please!



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