Saturday, July 23, 2011


So I have spent hours in my classroom this morning painting and cleaning and for the most part the painting is finished!  That’s the good news…Then I came home and started stalking…facebook, blogs, pintrest, etc. and I am so frustrated by the lack of upper grade/5th grade blogs. The ones that have happened to stumble upon are BORING. {disclaimer- you may think that mine is boring} I am going to GREAT strides to make sure that I keep my blog up to date with the things that we are doing in our classroom. If you know of any great upper elementary blogs please let me know.  I am super exited about the move I am just really going to miss having weekly teaching inspiration from all of the first grade teachers.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Classroom Clean Up!

Omiword Yall!  I saw my new classroom for the first time today!  It needs lots of loving care!  I forgot my stinkin camera to take before pictures, but me and three of my sweet players and then my momma got the famous “antique white” painted at the top and one of the four walls completely painted four blocks up with black and another wall rolled with black.  Hopefully we can finish the paint tomorrow and take some pictures.  After painting I want to get all of the crap stuff organized before I even move my stuff from my old school. So my free weekend just got BUSY!  Pictures to come tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Beginnings!

Over the past two weeks, I’ve gotten married, got a new job in a new grade, and was named the head softball coach. My life is full of firsts right now and I am loving it.  I am going to be teaching 5th grade at Central.  This is where I went to school k-12 so I am super pumped about it. I am also super pumped about the fact that even though I am changing from first to fifth, I have taught fifth before and am pretty familiar with the curriculum.  We are getting Go Math! for our new math series.  I have heard mixed reviews but I am going with a positive attitude about it.  I posted a similar post a few weeks ago and the board decided not to do the transfers until about two weeks ago.  I thought I don’t want to jinx myself so I removed it, but now it is official and I am ready to move rooms, get organized, start planning…WOW I think I need to get busy!  Not to mention wash, dry, fold, and put away the clothes from the honeymoon, write down the 60+ gifts we received at the wedding, write 200+ thank-you notes, etc. etc. AH I am very blessed! Oh and the softball job…my sweet daddy has already cut the grass several times for me and I worked today for about and 1 1/2 using what we call the Mennonite tool to get the grass off the edges of the infield. I am busy busy girl.

Please leave a comment if you know any upper elementary blogs.  I am going to miss my first grade blog friends so much. 

Thanks so much!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Back to Reality!

We are back from our Honeymoon in Antigua which was AMAZING!  I will post pictures ASAP!  The wedding was fabulous. We are so blessed. We had almost 400 people sign our book and probably another 100 that we just had to let in the doors because a. they were sweating to death and b. we wanted to start on time.  I had so much fun at the reception talking to people that came.  It was hot but the outside pictures were 100% worth it. Jennifer, Maci, and Misti from Jennifer Photography were incredible and Jennifer even stayed up that night and gave us a sneak peak of our pictures.  WE LOVE HER! Sneak peak below!

PS- I’m obsessed with pintrest!

Love, Laura

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