Sharing my love of literacy

December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014

I have been enjoying my winter break!
I ate too much; I shopped; I spent time with family.
I cannot believe tomorrow is Jan. 1st !!!!

One word resolutions

This is my resolution for both work and home. 

I am starting a new job, taking a class, tutoring three kidos, and trying to get back on track with working out and eating better than I have the past few weeks. With all that in mind I want to simplify. 

I tend to have a  go big or go home attitude on everything. It leads to stress and well... things like me being sick the whole month of December. With that in mind, I want to simplify things. 

I spent the afternoon working on some things for school.  I made this cute poster: 
I am going to have the kidos write how they used reading during winter break - besides reading a book. 

I hope everyone has a nice New Year's Eve. I'll be at home with a cozy blanket! 
Happy Reading !

December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I had a busy week before break. I also have been sick, so I did not really feel like blogging in my free time. I felt like napping. LOL! 

I have been enjoying my family on my break. My poor husband was sick and missed family dinner. I went to mass with my mom which was so nice. There was a children's choir this year. Loved it! 

Before break started I did a few fun things with the kidos. Here are a few pictures. 

Parent gift - fingers turned into snowmen

Holiday cards


I just love the way this kido draws.  

The most exciting thing that happened since my last post was an early Christmas present. 

I went on an interview for a reading teacher position. After three days of waiting I was called for a second interview. I GOT THE JOB! 

I have my own room and will be teaching 4th and 5th grade reading. I am very excited and nervous. I have not done lesson plans in a year, so I have some serious planning to do! Next week, I will be busy, but I am so excited for this new adventure. 

I hope everyone is enjoying their family time and had a blessed holiday!

Happy Reading!

December 11, 2014

A Holiday Craft

I have been sick the past few days.. and here  I was thinking since I missed my November illness I would make it to holiday break without one. I should know better!

I did manage to do one project at school. Here are a few pics:

I love how each kido decorated their tree. 

I am taking the night off from tutoring and spending time under my blanket with tea! It feels like Christmas is so close especially with the snow outside. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend! 
Happy Reading! 

December 7, 2014

Busy December

I cannot believe I only have 12 more days of work before we have our winter break!!! I remember when I put 99 days until break on my home white board and now it's so close! The fall always flies by for me!

I had a busy week at school and tutoring. It felt weird to work for 5 days since I did not do that during November between the days off and the snow storm we had that cancelled school for four days.

Here are some pictures from my week. I used some of the free items I found during the reading blog hop:

I am working on word building strategies. I am now teaching a unit on prefixes



 The student I tutor learned about finding evidence in school, so I am giving him more practice. I love this sheet I found from a blogger!

In school, we read a new story ever week. The teacher has the kidos do a worksheet and one kido decided to draw a picture while he was waiting for everyone to finish. She asked who he drew and he said "Rhianna." Then we starting singing Umbrella.


Hope everyone is enjoying this month and the season. I keep trying to do one random act of kindness a day. Trying to spread the joy! 

Happy Reading! 

November 18, 2014

Snow Day!

First one of the season.. the earliest I can remember! 

I wonder what I will do with myself today! ; )

November 17, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I saw this and thought it was great. It is one of the nice things about Thanksgiving.. we tend to be grateful during this time of the year!

I hope you enjoy my pics of what I am thankful for every year!

October 25, 2014

Weekly Photos

Here are some pictures of a few things I have done this past week.

I finally felt like I was in a good place with the switch at work. Then something happened that has created stress in my life. I keep praying for an answer or an end. Thank goodness for tutoring, the kidos brighten the stress I am under!

I love this little sheet. If you are the author, tell me so I can give you credit! 

I modeled how to "close read" using a sheet from one favorite site: 

I had some great tutoring sessions this past week. I am helping two kidos with reading and now working with another former student for math. It is quite enjoyable.  

 Getting word cards ready for compound word practice. 

This is something new I decided to try! 
I have a pile of words. 
The student must come put with the second part of the compound word. 
For example: sun + shine

May 14, 2014

Weekly Photos

I had a busy week tutoring and teaching a reading group this week. 

Working on story elements 
 I love having kidos do sorts! 

 More compound word practice! 

Making turkeys

I love how the kids giggled when I 
painted their fingers. 

 One example