Sunday, March 24, 2013

March recap and door decor!

I know Easter is quickly approaching.  Our Spring Break was last week and we only get 4 days with the kids to do Easter activities.  I hate that it is such a short amount of time this year, but I really enjoyed the break!  The first two weeks of March our school celebrated literacy with Dr.Seuss.  We had a door decorating contest, family literacy night, and dress-up days.  It was a ton of fun.  I wanted to share some of the awesome doors that our Kindergarten hallway created!

I worked with the teacher across the hall.  We love decorating our doors and the wall between our classrooms.  In the past we have made an Indian village, a Gingerbread house, Chick Chicka Boom Boom trees, a huge Magic Tree House display, and other seasonal or literary themes.  We ave an awesome idea planned for the beginning of next school year.  We wanted to bring my favorite book to life by creating a huge Yertle the Turtle display! The kids made Yertle's and turtles and labeled everything Yertle ruled.  
Here it is:

 The turtle stack was 3-D and Yertle was falling off the stack!

 Here are the doors covered with everything Yertle ruled (birds, bees, cat, trees, air, house, blueberry bush, donkey, cow, butterflies mud puddle)!

It was a lot of fun and looked great.  The kids loved helping to create the wall.  Here are a few of the other Kindergarten doors!   

Hop on Pop.  The kids faces are on the little characters and the bubbles have rhyming words in them.

Here is the Lorax- The kids made a little Lorax and wrote they speak for the trees on the sign.

There's a Wocket in my Pocket

 If I Ran the Zoo-


Daisy Head Maizy

It's good to be back!

 I have missed the blogging world.  My life has been a whirlwind the past 9 months, but it is finally settling down and getting back to normal.  Quick recap- last time I blogged we had found out we were pregnant with a sweet little boy.  At one of our ultrasounds they were concerned with his development, so we started seeing a high risk doctor.  I went to the doctor almost every week until October.  In October they had to do an emergency c-section, not because anything was wrong with Grayson, but because there were complications with me.  The whole time we were worried for our little man, we never imagined there would be anything wrong with me.  I ended up having a brain hemorrhage (how often does that happen from pregnancy?!?!) and was in the hospital for a week.  Long story short my sweet little guy was a perfect healthy baby and I am recovering just fine and praying that never happens again!  So, I had to take off work from October through February.  It was a long time away from my kiddos, but I had an amazing time bonding at home with my sweet boy and getting much needed rest.  

Here is my sweet little Grayson when he was 1 day old.  He is my little miracle.  

Here is my little guy now at 5 months old.

It feels good to be in a normal routine and back at school!  I can't wait to start posting about what we are doing in the classroom.  It has been a difficult transition back.  It is like the beginning of the year again, but worse because the kids have some bad habits that are hard to break.  But they are sweet children and are trying hard to learn.  I hope the last 2 months of school will be full of fun and learning!