Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Progress at School aka My Room is Almost Ready!!

I have been up at school almost everyday for the past two weeks.  I have had some help from former and future students!  I am a little OCD (know as CDO at our house -- alphabetize everything!!)  So I always ask former kiddos that are fully trained in my library organization to help me out.  This is especially useful when you move rooms and things are in boxes. You can see one of my helpers is Watson!!  He loves to visit school and run around, checking in on all the teachers.

I managed to get the desks arranged into squares today.  You'll notice that there's a hole in the middle of the desk arrangement.  As I was strolling through Target on my daily visit I found these little babies.  I think they will fit perfectly in the middle of the desks and hold pencils and erasers!  Thank you Target Dollar Spot!

You may have also noticed all the boxes on the desks in the middle of the room.  Those would be the enVision consumables.  We are very fortunate to have a rockin' math curriculum, sadly the downside is that all the consumables come in prepackaged sets of 24.  As a grade level we have 3 sets of 24, do the math  --- yep, that's 72 consumables.  Did I mention we are expecting 80 kids for next year? We are 8 short!  I am in a large district and we are budget conscious/responsible.  Translation ---- other schools have extra student consumables that they need to send into our district office.  Are you following along?  The district will then gather extras from all of our elementary schools and send the 8 we need to us.  Now, what do you think the chances are that any one at those extra type of schools have sorted anything???  HMMMMMM.........  I am betting we won't start the year with the correct amount of consumables!!  Oh well, it's too soon to panic!

I am off to take darling child number three to get top braces!  She's so excited, God Bless her!  Here's a peek at her bottom braces she got about a month ago.  Well, they are hard to see but they are there!   Here's a shout out to Fry Orthodontics!  If you are in the KC area, I strongly encourage you to check them out.  We have been thrilled with the results -- and we are on child three now! 

Stay Cool!


  1. I like how you've arranged the desks.
    Where Seconds Count

  2. I love the desk arrangement. What a great idea for those little bins! I picked up my own set at Target, too! You can't keep me away from the dollar section. :)

    I'd love for you to stop by my blog if you get a chance!

    Teaching In A Nutshell

  3. Hi, I'm your newest follower! Your room looks a lot like mine (the physical room, not decoration!) Looks like it's coming together nicely :-)


  4. We are also using enVision. Our district ordered consumables for the actual amount of students registered, which was great for, like, a minute! As soon as we got a new student we had to start begging for more. It was a little crazy and I'll never understand it. I'm glad someone else has a similar problem! ;)

    ★ First-Graders from Outer Space ★

  5. I love your helpers in your classroom. :) I have started going into my classroom too. I am hoping to finish setting things up on Friday. We will see.

    Congratulations! I awarded you the "Liebster Award". Come to my blog and pick it up.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  6. Hi Kim! I am in the process of updating my 2nd grade blog links and I saw your comment. I was wondering if you had a blog button. I can't seem to find one on your blog. Thanks!

    Swimming into Second

  7. Hi Kim:) I really enjoyed hoppin' around your blog. I just nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award so come on by to pick it up. I am trying to become one of your newest followers but Google is doing something weird tonight, it won't let me join anyone's blog! I promise I will come back by and join up with you. I look forward to following you!

    Teaching with Z

  8. Hi Kim, I hopped over from the Newbie Blog Hop! What a great way to see how everyone does their blogs. And it is so amazing the versatility of all the different blogs! I am going to be adding your blog as one I follow, like Rachel, I tried but it won't let me add it. If you get a chance, hop on over to mine and feel free to over advice or suggestions!
    Remember to stay 'Wild About School!'

  9. I am your newest follower, I found you on the Newbie Blog Hop!I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award. Stop by to receive your award. I am also having a 50 follower giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Good luck and Congrats on the award!
    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  10. I take my dogs into school with me too sometimes! I feel less guilty about all the time I spend at school.

    Your newest follower,