Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Currently.........April Edition!

April 1st is here again!  Wow!  I can't believe we are this far into the school year already.  I have such a good group and our year is flying by.  I'm excited to link up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for Currently in April.


Listening: I started streaming Hart of Dixie on Netflix.  It is an adorable show.  It is light and easy to watch, as well as do other things at the same time (like this blog post).  I was looking for a new show and came across Hart of Dixie.  This is the most spirited small town ever!  I *mostly* grew up in the south (Louisiana) and so some of the southern aspects are so charming and remind me of my youth.  Rachel Bilson is in it and I have been a fan of hers since The OC!

Loving: My student teacher is great!  She did practicum hours at the beginning of the school year in my room every Tuesday.  After the winter break she was upstairs doing her student teaching in fourth grade.  Now, she is back in Kinder.  Yahoo!!!!!  I feel so blessed to have a very capable student teacher and the children also adore her.  I am so excited to have her work up to solo teaching and also to be able to pull some students and give them some one:one support.

Thinking:  My to-do list is so long.  It seems like there is so much to do at school and so much to do at home.  We were out of town for spring break and so just coming back to "reality" has felt crazy!  I am also trying to make sure I get at least my 10,000 steps with my Fitbit and sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day.  Anybody else feel constantly busy?

Wanting: I have been wanting to make some QR Code activities for my class and so I started researching how to go about creating them.  I am excited to make some new activities for my students and TpT store, but, it is just a matter of making them - you know, since I have so much on my to-do list (see Thinking above)!  Teehee.

Needing: I need to get some new art work and academic activities going so I can switch over things in my room and hallway bulletin board.  All of a sudden March is over, we are back from spring break, and everything looks like it is sooooo last month.  Ha!

EGGS-Plain your name: When I first started out on Teachers pay Teachers my store was actually under my name.  Then, I decided to change it to a logo.  My husband and I were talking about all different kinds of ideas and when Kindergarten Planet came up - and it just fit.  I loved it!!!!  I'm so happy with it.

I hope all of you are enjoying April and survived any April Fools pranks.

11 comments:

  1. I have loved my student teachers! One of them is now one of my dearest friends and last summer, I was a bridesmaid in her wedding! I hear you on the To Do list...I'm on spring break this week and haven't been able to cross off very much either!
    Andrea
    Always Kindergarten

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    1. Hi Andrea! That is so amazing that you and your student teacher stayed so close! What a great experience for both of you. Let's hope we each get some things done on our to-do list!
      Suzanne

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  2. I'm so glad your student teacher is having a great experience! Good luck with your to-do list - mine is way too long, but I'm really excited to do ALL of it! Have a wonderful weekend, Jen

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    1. Thanks Jen! My student teacher is having a good experience and also really likes our school so it is a positive feeling all around. Yeah!
      Suzanne

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  3. I loved having a student teacher!! I remember it was so neat to watch my kids interact with someone different than myself. QR codes are great!! I use qrstuff.com whenever I create QR code activites. Not sure if you have checked out that website or not, but it is super easy to use! I think your blog name is adorable!! Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. Hi Heather! Thanks so much! I appreciate your sweet feedback. I have found QRstuff and have done some research and started something that I am excited about. Now I just need to motivate in order to complete it! Ha!
      Suzanne

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  4. How fantastic to have a good student teacher. Lucky you! I am with ya on the long To Do list, I have not made much of a dent in mine this week. My kiddos love QR codes. It is a fantastic way to integrate technology into the classroom. I have been wanting to make some more QR code activities myself, hopefully I will get to that this summer. I love your blog name and logo, super cute!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. Hi Laura! Yes! I feel blessed to have a good student teacher :) I agree about integrating technology. I have used QRcodes in my room before and my students loved it! I am excited for more! Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog :)
      Suzanne

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  5. Hi Suzanne! You are so lucky to have a great student teacher! When they're good and motivated, it makes things so much easier! I'm beginning to think we could be Netflix twins! First House of Cards, and now Hart of Dixie! I love that it's such a wholesome show, and you are right about it being a spirited town! You will love using and making QR codes! There are some great tutorials on youtube too. Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!

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    1. Hi Becky! Ha! I think you are right - we are Netflix twins!!! Now for the real test do you also like Game of Thrones??? I have actually watched some tutorials on you tube which is helping me get started. Thanks for the tip! Have a wonderful Easter with your boys and saying goodbye to your elf!
      Suzanne

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  6. I love the name Kindergarten Planet! Your blog looks cute, too! I miss having a student teacher. I've had three over the years, but none recently. Have a wonderful weekend! Carol's Teaching Garden

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