Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sorry I've been MIA... freebie and a linky!

What a week. Or two weeks. However long I've been gone! :) I already mentioned this, but I'm moving to kindergarten next year, and I'm moving to a new school in my district. I spent all of last week as a K teacher and a 1st grade teacher - bouncing between two buildings, two classrooms, and two positions. I spent my Tuesday at parent night for incoming K parents, meeting a new teacher who will be my teammate for the first time and getting back into my kindergarten groove. Then, I mingled with the parents - luckily, they were very nice :) On Thursday and Friday, I spent the day in my new classroom meeting the kindergarteners. So cute, but so little compared to my big first graders. On top of all of that, I still was teaching my kiddos in 1st grade and tried to explain my absence to them, but they still weren't thrilled to have a sub. Meanwhile, my dad has been seriously ill since last week, so I've had personal days thrown in there to be with my family. Whew! I am so ready for summer vacation. I have had no time to plan, and very little time to make anything fun :(

 I will share this quick freebie with you to make up for my absence, I hope you can use it! We're working on compound words this week, and I needed a quickie match game for the pocket chart :)

Also, I'm linking up with I {heart} Recess for a fun linky for bloggers with under 200 followers :)

Jess asked that we answer the following questions:

1. Why did you start blogging? Because I loved stalking following other bloggers and getting great ideas, and I thought I could do it too!
2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why? Writing - in the younger grades, there is so much incredible progress, they make you feel like a superstar teacher no matter what! 
3. Describe your teaching style. Flexible, versatile, and creative- I believe in teaching to the group I have, changing things up constantly to meet their needs, and being creative in content delivery :)
4. Give three interesting facts about you. 
   - I have never taught the same grade 2 years in a row.
   - My husband and I are high school sweethearts (dating since age 14)
   - I have worked for 5 principals in 5 years!
5. Do you have a TpT store? If yes, post the link :)
 Yes! Primary Buzz

Have a great night :)


  1. Wow! That sure is a lot going on! Hope everything is going OK with your dad. Hang in there!

  2. Thanks for linking up! For some reason this time of year is ALWAYS CRAZY! Hope things settle down for you soon.


  3. Whew! Lots of changes but it sounds exciting! Hope your dad gets better!