Tuesday, September 4, 2012

GIVEAWAY!!! and Teaching Blog Addict's Open House Week (Monday and Tuesday Edition)!

Open House Week
Hey everyone!  It's Open House Week over at Teaching Blog Addict! I'm getting really excited about all these link up opportunities.  Yesterday I did my first Link Up with Oh' Boy Fourth Grade and I think I'm addicted!

Here is this week's events:

Monday: Meet the Teacher- tell us all about you and your teaching style!
Tuesday: Classroom Photos
Wednesday: Handouts for Parents
Thursday: Bulletin Board Photos

So I'm going to do Monday and Tuesday today, since today is really like a Monday anyways ;)

Monday - Meet Mrs. Keefe

For those of you who don't know me in real life, I am the proud momma of 2 amazing little boys.  They are my pride and joy, the loves of my life, the reason the sun rises, my whole life!!!  They are 4 and 3.  My 3 year old starts preschool tomorrow, and I can hardly stand it!  Where, oh where does the time go?!?!  My husband is a former-middle-school-teacher-turned-second-time-college-student.  He decided that his heart just isn't in teaching middle school, so he is now going back to college for Computer Information Technology.  I'm proud of him for following his dreams!  

Here are my sweet little men.  Mr. Soccer Player is my 4 year old, and Mr. Frozen Yogurt is my 3 year old!  Aren't they sweeeeeeet!

This is my 3rd year at the school I am currently teaching at, and I love it!  I taught a k/1 combo my first year, then 1st grade, and now I'm back with another k/1.  Ya know, I knew what I was getting myself in to when I hesitantly said "yes" to the combo but here I am.  I will say, it's a lot easier this time around!!!  But, I FORGOT about what the beginning of kindergarten is like.  Kindergarten teachers, you are A-Mazing!!!  Thank goodness for the 8 amazingly sweet, hard-working, conscientious 1st graders I have.  They really are my saving grace!  They have taken the sweet little kindergartners under their wings and LOVE showing them the ropes!!!

Tuesday - Classroom Photos

I am so guilty.  I have not taken a single classroom photo since my sweeties started last week.  By the time the end of the day rolls around, I am just too tired to think about anything other than getting ready for the next day and gettin my little self home!!!

Here are some pics from before school starts.  I will DEFINITELY be back with some pics of some of the beginning of the year anchor charts that we have created.  Here's what I have for now:

Back to School Bulletin Board in the hall:

Classroom Library
Word Wall 

Classroom job chart

PBIS Behavior Clipchart

Well, that's all the pictures I have for now.  I'll be back with some anchor chart pictures in the near future!

And now for the giveaway!!!  (dut dut dut daaah!)

If you have come to this blog from Teaching Blog Addict, then I want to give you a treat!  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog, and also a follower of my Teachers Pay Teachers Store and you can have ANY of my TPT products for FREE!!!  Just leave a comment here with your email address and what product you would like and I will email it to you ASAP!!! 

Thanks friends!  Happy Teaching!


  1. I'm sooooooooo glad that I found your blog. I'm teaching a K/1 combo class this year for the first time. I've only taught K before so taking on 1st grade is a challenge but doing both is kind of freakin' me out. It's nice to see that someone has done this before and is actually coming back for seconds. If you have any hints/tips/suggestions I would love to here it. I'm looking forward to reading more about your journey. . .WELCOME to BLOGLAND!!!!!

    ✰ Stacy

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    1. Oh, you don't know how happy your comment makes me!!! It is so nice to connect to other people teaching a k/1! I look forward to sharing my many trials and successes! I'm on my way to check out your blog right now!!!