Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Houston we have a problem...

I LOVE when my kids are engaged, eager, and want to speak and participate.  My little eager kiddos can't stop blurting and it is really becoming an issue.  I have thought about implementing a blurting chart after reading the book, "My Mouth is a Volcano."  I took to Pinterest and found these awesome ideas from Mrs. Prince and Co. and The Kindergarten Center. I wasn't sure if the blurt chart is the way to go.  How do you reward students who don't blurt? I was thinking a trip to the treasure box but then again I may end up broke!  What have you tried that has helped?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Teaching...You Laugh...You Cry...Memories are made

With any profession we have our PEAKS and we have our valleys.  Today was a PEAK day.  My students were having fun learning, working together, singing, and dancing their way through our day. There is no doubt that this is the hardest profession but it is days like today that makes everything worth it.  You know, the day you wait for at the beginning of every school year...when you feel that the bond between you and your class has finally been formed.  They worked together, cheered each other on and didn't give up all day.  Heres to 140 more days just like today.  

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Currently October...I'M BACK!


I apologize for the lack of posting.  This whole new public school thing has been quite the adjustment to say the least.  It is already October and I have had an informal observation, walk-throughs, district principal observations, and my formal observation.  It all went smoothly but it has been a ton of prep work.  

I thought I would get back into the swing of things with the Currently link up with Farley from Oh Boy! 4th Grade

Listening....Dear Luke Bryan, 
How have I gone this long without listening to your gorgeous voice? 

Loving...Ladies and Gentleman it has been a whirlwind but it's official I do not have another formal observation until 3rd quarter.  This Marzano method is quite different then my previous observation method. Are any of you observed based on the Marzano method?

Thinking...A giveaway is in the works.  Follow me on Instagram @KruzinThroughKinder

Wanting...These beauties...

Tory Burch

Needing...Fall weather to arrive.  I definitely will not miss walking my students to their parents at the end of the day and sweating buckets.  Plus, I dream of rocking this look complete with my G.S.V.L. from Starbucks! Of course I can't wear the jeans to work but I can wear some cords!

Trick or Treat...I love all things chocolate, halloween, and pumpkins.  I've been known to rock pumpkin carving contests...literally...

Well friends I am officially back! I hope I can keep this up! Have a great week!