Tuesday, July 31, 2012


So, tomorrow is August 1st! Where the heck did summer go? I could have logged in hundreds of hours looking up ideas for my classroom and making crafts for the classroom!

I've been saving toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls to make my usual birthday gifts for the students. They always turn out cute and are filled with little inexpensive trinkets the kids love.  I will post a pic when I finish (whenever that may be).

Besides a busy home life of taking the girls to their activities on a daily basis and *trying* to keep up with house stuff, I've been one hard working teacher! I say HA to those people who say..."you have such a nice job with the summers off...must be nice".

I want to get started on a master math journal. My teacher friend has done this for years in the way of vocab words, define, small description. I need (yes, still) to make a master copy for myself. If I don't, I WILL NOT STICK TO IT! Same with Reading Workshop...I need a master copy. I start out strong every year...then it just gets busy and...you know what I'm talking about!

Well, here's to getting my rear in gear! I should be actually posting HELPFUL stuff soon!
Gimme a break, I'm new at this!

Laters baby ;)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blog Learning

Well, I am learning a whole lotta stuff about blog design! It only took a few minutes  HOURS. I'm hoping what I just accomplished was adding a little signature to the post! I also added an anchor to my header!!!! With the much needed help of the blog..."The Cutest Blog On The Block"! Thank goodness for tutorials! Now I need to learn to add buttons and other bloggy things! But I'm thinkin' it'll have to wait until tomorrow...I'm wiped! Until next time...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Here We Go Now...

Welcome to my blog! I decided to start a blog to share my teaching ideas, tips, and just get it all out. Enjoy my sarcasm as we journey though this new adventure together!

Choosing a name was very difficult! I went with Anchored in 3rd Grade because I feel like I dropped an anchor down in third grade, loved it, and haven't moved. 

I've been teaching 3rd Grade for 14 years in a wonderful school district southwest of Chicago. My little "loves" make me laugh daily and make my days of teaching truly enjoyable.

I have 3 kiddos of my own that drive me crazy make my world go round!

I am likely to misspell, misuse proper grammar (some of the time), and misuse proper punctuation. I'm LOUD, passionate about everything, excited, and love to laugh, laugh, laugh!

Thanks for visiting!