Friday, September 4, 2015

Five for Friday 9/4/15

The beginning of the year has flown by! We have been so busy, I have not had the chance to blog for a while. Wow! I don't know how some of you bloggers balance it all! Anyway, I am excited to link up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for the
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 Here's a little peek into my past week:
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Okay, proud momma moment here. My oldest, who is almost 5, had his very first soccer practice this week! As I played soccer for more than 12 years, this was definitely a special day for me. I loved helping him put on his shinguard, pull on those long soccer socks, and tie those cleats. I loved watching him get out there and not give him. When he came home, he even said, "Yes, mom, I never gave up. I wanted to persevere!" I was impressed. Yes, it was a bunch of 5 year old running around with little to no direction, but so special for me. And of course, little bro needed to tag along as well!
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I have also been very busy working on my Letter of the Week Bible Supplement! I love integrating Biblical truths and components into my teaching, so this was the big project I started over the summer. It is ending up taking much more time than I previously thought, but I am so enjoying putting this unit together! It's available to purchase in my TpT store, but it is a growing bundle. I wanted to make it available now so teachers and/or parents could use the same material consistently throughout the year, but didn't have it finished before the year started. Anyway, I update it weekly to include the new components. So, if you're not seeing many new items from me, it's probably because I am spending time updating this set! Here's a little peek at some of what is included for the letter D.

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So, I feel just incredibly blessed! Though I do not have my own full time classroom currently, I have the opportunity to teach preschool to my boys (and a group of about 7 other kiddos once a week)! This is my third year doing preschool with my older son and my first year with my little guy. Basically, there is a group of about 7 moms who all have kiddos around the same age. We meet once a week for a little over an hour and work on different skills and concepts. It has been so much fun! In fact, two of the other moms are also teachers, so it has been such a blessing getting to collaborate with them! We usually rotate who is the "lead teacher" for the day, and this week I got to teach! I just love it! Though I feel blessed to be home with my boys, I definitely miss having my own classroom, and this is a perfect combination of the two! Here's just a peek at one of our activities :)
  
I scattered various color cards around the room. Then, I called out a color and each student found a picture for that color. 
Then, we glued the colors on the page to match the words. The kiddos had a blast!


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I was also finally able to upload my first CVC Word family. I am working on a whole set of CVC word activities, but the -at word family is available now! My oldest is really loving the activities! You can find the whole unit HERE

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I also got to start by Bible study with my high school girls this week! This group of girls is so very special to me! I had several of them in my class in 5th grade (the rest of them were in the other 5th grade class at the school), my husband had all of them in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Now, they are juniors and seniors and it's my 3rd year of Bible study with them. It is such a privilege and joy to share in their lives! We are slowly working our way through the book of Nehemiah.

I would love to hear about your week! And be sure to check out the other posts at the Doodle Bugs Teaching Link-up. Have an amazing weekend!! 

4 comments:

  1. I love your Letter of the Week product! That is such a great idea!

    Stacy
    Made with Love

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    1. Thanks so much! I have really enjoyed putting it together!

      Ashley

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  2. That photo of your boys is ADORABLE! You should definitely be proud!
    Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree
    Katie Byrd

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! Yes, I definitely am!

      Ashley

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