Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hall Pass Linky

I feel like it's been a bit since I blogged. Just   no    time.....or wait there is time but I'm usually doing grad school work, falling asleep, or creating something.....need spring break....badly.

 I did see that Reagan over at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits is having a Hall Pass linky party. So of course I had to link up. It's been fun reading others posts about what they enjoy and some activities in their room.

Product--One of my favorite products is my new Monster Classroom Theme Pack. 
 It includes alphabet wall cards, numbers 0-20 cards with ten frames and number word, months of the year, days of the week, and more. I just think this is a fun pack because it's different. And cute if I can be bias! :)
Area---I think one of my most favorite areas in the classroom is my Mimio. We don't have Smart Boards in every classroom so those that do not have Mimio's. A mimio turns your existing white board into an interactive board. It's pretty cool. You can see in the left of the picture on my white board the white thingy attached to the board. That's the mimio and then it has the pen attached to it to use as a stylus.
You hook a USB hub into your computer and walla---it's interactive! My projector and the laptop sit on a roll cart that I use. I've created a couple of Mimio lessons that I've uploaded to Mimio Connect. Unfortunately I haven't had time to do more...but I do enjoy it.

Signal--As far as signals go....sometimes I randomly burst out into song. A song I made up. A song that makes little to no sense. A song that usually has no tune. Mainly because I can't sing. But the kiddos enjoy it and it seems to be calming in a way. 

I also do that clap clap clap or whatever where I do a pattern and they follow it. That works BEAUTIFULLY. Always...they stop talking.

And sometimes I might play a song or sing a nursery rhyme and when that's finished, they are to be either back in their spot on the carpet or wherever I asked them to go or do when that song is done.

And these signals can change daily. Sometimes if they are wilder more energetic a song might make it just varies.

Sanity---Oh wow....huge word with lots of meaning. 
God/church/my church family
The hubs
Books---love to read...need more time to do more reading
Walks with the pup---I mean how can you not love this???? (This obviously was after said walk)

The beach---we only live about an hour and half in the summer---it's every single thing about it.

There you have it. My Hall Pass. Go check out everyone else's.




  1. Love your Hall Pass, and I totally forgot to put the beach on mine. It is my one sweet solace & I look forward to my feet in the sand every year...2 months and counting!! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. I don't know how we find the time to do it all girl! I'm seriosly impressed that you are in grad school :) You rock!

    Your monster themed set is sooo super cute and I love your Smartboard area. That 3D shapes video is one of my kids favorites! Books and my puppies keep me sane too, they are my happy place :)

    Thanks for sharing your awesome hall pass!!!

    Love and hugs,

  3. I think this post is my new sanity. Beaches, puppies, God and Church...aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh.
    Thanks for linking up!

  4. I feel you on the grad school stress. I'm in the same boat! I think that's why I love blogging so much, it lets me indulge my creative side and gives me a much-needed reprieve from writing research papers! Hang in there...spring break is right around the corner!!

    I popped over from the Hall Pass linky. I'd love it if you'd "sneak down the hall" and check out my Hall Pass post!!

    Happy Teacher Heaven

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    Happy Teacher Heaven