It's been a couple of weeks since I've even been able to look at my Teachers Pay Teachers store OR my blog! This post will be a little personal and a little school related since I've had a lot going on in both areas! First exciting news - we're buying our first house! We're moving in this week so as you can imagine it has been CRAZY at our apartment, purging, packing, cleaning and repeat. In fact, Joe could see how bummed I've been about not being able to do much on here, so he's doing double duty with packing and cleaning off our balconies as I work on here. This is a peek of what it looks like to be us right now:
And that's just our entryway! It's a disaster in here! As stressful as it is, we're so excited about our new house and can't WAIT to get started on renovating and decorating the new house. I'm sure more pictures of the moving process will creep onto the blog here and there.
Another thing that has kept me busy is planning and preparing for my Grandma's funeral last week. She passed away over six weeks ago, but with family schedules we couldn't do a memorial service for quite some time. Even though it wasn't under the greatest circumstances, I was able to see my entire family and it was AMAZING. I don't get to see my cousins often, so it was really fun spending the weekend with them.
Now that life is (sort of) back to normal, I'm trying to get back on track with everything! For the last couple of weeks, my students have focused on shapes in math. This is one of my favorite units! It's a shame ours has to be so short. We use a ton of songs like the one from Teacher Tipster that my kids love and plenty of centers involving play-doh and geoblocks. I love hearing all the academic language my kiddos learn while they're exploring and creating shapes! Here are some pictures of the centers we use:
How are you practicing shapes with your students? I love new center ideas!
Just throwing this one in for fun because we're dog sitting for my all time favorite girl this week! Caddy is such a jelly bean when she's here, but he loves it, too. Hopefully even with all this moving ahead of me I'll be able to post soon!