Friday, August 2, 2013

Five for Friday & Currently

I am so glad that Five for Friday is back!!!! :-) I love her new logo for it!!!
My principal is leaving! :-(  We found out on Wednesday that our principal is moving to Maine.  Yesterday a group of staff members met at school...we had heard through the grapevine that his wife had stage 4 cancer; PRAISE GOD that was INCORRECT!!!!...but we were grateful that it got us down to school at the same time to pray for him and his wife.  There were about ten of us that prayed for his journey ahead, thanked God that his wife is doing well (she did have surgery at the end of the school year & has had radiation), prayed for our next leader, and for the future of our school.  It was such a blessed time!....If you are an elementary teacher in Maine & you are getting a new principal from California...YOU ARE BLESSED!!!

Today we found out who are new principal will be.  He has been principal at another elementary school in our district for 12 years.  He is a good friend and I think he will be a good fit for our school.  I am glad our superintendent let us know so quickly!  I'm looking forward to a terrific year!

I was able to get into my classroom today.  This is what it looked like...pictures go counter clockwise.






This is my room a few hours later.







I feel like I did make some progress! I have all of my table groups set up {so GLAD to be back in groups!!!! last year was a REALLY challenging group...part of the reason I didn't blog...and we spent most of the year in rows...booo...hissss...one of only 3 years out of 25 in rows!!}  and my fabric table skirts attached.  I am not sure when I will be back in they won't give us our keys yet...my principal (former) let me in.


I wanted to share again that next Saturday will be a FREE Whole Brain Teaching Conference in Southern California!  It is in Yucaipa and I am so excited!!! If you plan to go, please let me know, I'd love to meet you!!!

Yep...already August...August 2nd!!! (for less than an hour...I'd better hurry up!)  Here is my Currently
I love Farley's rules about leaving comments!!! Oh, and I did buy her 'Currently for the Classroom' I haven't opened it up yet, but I can't wait to get a good look at it!!!! Can you believe I will be the 371st one linking up!! Wow!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy
    I found you through the currently link up. It is such a shame about your principal, but I think you are so lucky that you've found out who is replacing him already!
    Congratulations on the impending launch of your TPT and TN stores. I am so wanting to make products but am not sure about how to do it yet!
    Becky

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  2. I need a hair appointment too!! I let my hair dry naturally all summer and tried to straighten it a few days ago. It was a mess!

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  3. Thanks everyone for the comments!!! Wow is it nice to get up this morning & have comments on my blog!! :) If I haven't been yet, I look forward to checking out all of your blogs!! Have an AWESOME year!!
    Thanks,
    Nancy

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  4. Cute blog! We can't seem to hold onto principals or superintendents. I'm gald you like your new principal. Congratulations on your TPT store! I'm a new follower!

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  5. Thanks Sandy! Let's see...Mr. Finch will be my 5th principal in 26 years & we are on superintendent #7 or #8...I've lost track! Thanks for following!
    Thanks,
    Nancy

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  6. You will love Farley's Currently for the Classroom! My Middle Schoolers sure did. I think I am going to do the same for my little guys this year. YOu got so much done in your BIG room! Have a great school year.

    Debbie

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  7. Your room is looking nice. Can't wait to start working on mine.
    Hannah

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