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Empty classroom today for some professional development... #day13 #180daysofschool #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #classroom Final classroom reveal coming soon!!

22/158 I originally had a few class pics of a vocab activity to share today, but overall this summed up my day better. It was a rough one. So tired and drained I collapsed when I came in the door. The pic is staged (I made Paul take it for me lol), but I am still laying on the floor as I post this. Can I just go to sleep for the night here??? #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #teachersofinstagram #iteachfifth #mondayssuck

80/100 I wish I could claim credit for this amazing hallway exhibit for MLK, Jr day, but alas, I cannot. Classes were asked to read "Martin's Big Words" (phenomenal book, btw), and then have students respond to the story and the quote "Love is key to the problems of the world" on a post-it note. I loved reading & hearing the heartfelt responses the kids wrote! #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram #allyouneedislove

81/99 I am reading this to my homeroom right now. It is so funny. James Patterson's books for kids are so, so good. We were rolling at one part today...I won't give a spoiler....just read it. You won't be sorry!! #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #wordofmouse #jamespatterson #iteachfifth

82/98 This was the kind of day it was. I didn't even take a pic. So you get a meme. I should have known that I would pay for 3 days of total relaxation. My google drive wouldn't let me in all morning...I had to go old school and write vocabulary words on the board...oh the horror!! I was pretty psyched when 3:10 came!! #mondayesttuesday #teacherlife #180daysinthelifeofateacher #180daysofschool #iteachfifth

Today was a tough day for my elementary school, but knowing that I work with such dedicated and caring people made it better... #day42 #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #teachersfollowteachers #togetherwecangetthroughanything

27/153 Not gonna lie...this morning when I was prepping for the day, I had a "what have I done?!?!" moment as I remembered I scheduled students in small groups to eat in the classroom with me. I was giving up a break! It turned out to be really fun to talk to them in a smaller group, and for our end of the day activity where the kids post something that stuck with them today, one of the boys wrote this, which made me realize giving up that break was absolutely worth it! #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #teachersofinstagram #iteachfifth #iteachtoo

Weekend edition..worked on journals tonight while I "watched" a movie with the fam for Friday night pizza/movie night. These are A LOT of work, but such a great way to really get to know what makes the students tick. I love reading their thoughts! I still have about 1/4 of that Target bag full to go, but I am calling it quits tonight!! Too tired to keep focusing!! 😴 #180daysinthelifeofateacher #180daysofschool #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram

One, two, skip a few...100! How did this year get to 100 already?! Loving my new position as assistant principal and my cozy new area! #day100 #assistantprincipal #butidomissthosefourthgraders #180daysofschool #newoffice #teacherforlife

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One, two, skip a few...100! How did this year get to 100 already?! Loving my new position as assistant principal and my cozy new area! #day100 #assistantprincipal #butidomissthosefourthgraders #180daysofschool #newoffice #teacherforlife

Day 102: Twins day....well we took it as sextuplets day! #3rdgradeteachers #thirdgradeteachers #180daysofschool#teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram

88/92 I am just going to say again how happy it makes me to have a full classroom library. This little reader couldn't even make it back to his seat after picking out a book to read. πŸ’“πŸ’“ #myreadingteacherheartexploded #readersgonnaread #bookworms #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram

87/93 Cheating a little today. I didn't take a single pic today, so I am using one from yesterday. We got new playground structures, but due to seriously freezing weather lately, the kids haven't been able to use it. They finally got to get on the new spinny things yesterday, and they had a blast!! Side note.....look at that glorious blue sky....now if only it would warm up 20* I would be in heaven. Hurry up, spring!!! #recessistheirfavoritesubject #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth

86/94 I have shared about our vocabulary before, but I simply have to share again. On Mondays, the kids make one of these vocabulary squares in their ELA notebooks for each word that week. Then, they choose one and turn it into a slide and can add pictures, and at the end of class, each student presents his or her slide. They are so creative with their sentences and pictures. This one had me rolling. πŸ˜‚ #bettercheckmychairfromnowonbeforeisitdown #180daysinthelifeofateacher #180daysofschool #iteachfifth #googleclassroom

85/95 My bookshelf is FULL!!! I finally rebuilt a nice classroom library, little by little, thanks to a great half price bookstore nearby, raiding Paul's bookshelf, and thanks to donations from awesome friends! I have another bookshelf behind my desk I may scoot over and work on filling up as well. It makes my heart so happy to see the kids checking out and reading all of these books!! Today we finished a reading test thru a computer program our school is using for reading and math. I was so happy to see so many scores go up (by A LOT) from taking their first test in Sept.....I know all of the reading they are doing is helping!! #readersgonnaread #bookworms #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #readingteacher

84/96 I think it's funny that, as a child, one of the reasons I wanted to be a teacher was to be able to do everything every day that I only got random turns doing as a student. Once I became a teacher, I realized that teachers train kids to help with all of those things because there is WAY TOO MUCH to do all alone. I chuckled today as I was locking up my chromebook cart and saw these post-it notes that my chromebook helpers wrote and posted for themselves so that they would know which chromebooks to get for their table group. #thewaytoateachersheartisthroughapostit #postitsassistingbeingorganizedareevenbetter #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram #chromebooks #googleclassroom

83/97 I can own that I am slightly OCD when it comes to organization, and it drives me crazy when the kids leave their table carts all messed up at the end of the day. I created these in the hopes of giving them a reason to clean up a little harder at the end of the day. I awarded a table this morning, but this afternoon they were all a hot mess again. #myclassroomwouldbesoneatifthekidsdidntuseanything πŸ˜‚ #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram

82/98 This was the kind of day it was. I didn't even take a pic. So you get a meme. I should have known that I would pay for 3 days of total relaxation. My google drive wouldn't let me in all morning...I had to go old school and write vocabulary words on the board...oh the horror!! I was pretty psyched when 3:10 came!! #mondayesttuesday #teacherlife #180daysinthelifeofateacher #180daysofschool #iteachfifth

81/99 I am reading this to my homeroom right now. It is so funny. James Patterson's books for kids are so, so good. We were rolling at one part today...I won't give a spoiler....just read it. You won't be sorry!! #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #wordofmouse #jamespatterson #iteachfifth

80/100 I wish I could claim credit for this amazing hallway exhibit for MLK, Jr day, but alas, I cannot. Classes were asked to read "Martin's Big Words" (phenomenal book, btw), and then have students respond to the story and the quote "Love is key to the problems of the world" on a post-it note. I loved reading & hearing the heartfelt responses the kids wrote! #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram #allyouneedislove

79/101 I was wondering how the kids liked the VIP thing now that we are a few days in....my VIP today wrote this for the "what stuck with you" board at the end of the day. Guess that answers that! πŸ˜€ #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #teachersofinstagram #iteachfifth

78/102 When you forgot that there were 3 curse words in the first two chapters of the book you are reading aloud with the class (they had their own copies so they saw them too.). Luckily I was able to easily substitute a school appropriate word. #oops #imsuretheyveseenworse #wealldidgigglewhenwecametothem #imaybesmarterthanafifthgraderbutimnotmuchmorematurethantheyare #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #teachersofinstagram #iteachfifth #bridgetoterabithia

77/103 I had a taste of my own medicine today....one of my students has a broken arm, so I sat with her and wrote her vocabulary work today as she used her chromebook to look it all up, telling me what she wanted me to put in each section. I had to tell her to slow down a few times, lol. It made me actually see how much writing is involved when I assign vocab words each Monday (this isn't the full list...they had 7 today). #assigningakidtothisjobnextweek #ilikegivingtheassignmentsnotdoingthem #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

76/104 Thanks to the many creative teachers willing to share ideas on Instagram, I got this idea for a "VIP Station" in the classroom. I introduced it today, and the kids LOVED it! Each afternoon I will pick someone at random from my popsicle stick jars, and if they have been doing a good job lately in class, they get to be VIP the following day....sit/work at a big table in a comfy chair with their own tub of fun school supplies. Coincidence that when I told them about this yesterday, behaviors improved? I think not. Lol. Hopefully it will continue to help! #whateverworks #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachfifth #classroomvip

75/105 So, so happy with how my ELA classes did today with this pre-reading lesson. The thoughts, discussion, and follow up writing were really insightful and thought provoking. After 2 rough days starting back from winter break, they finally settled in and knocked it out of the park today. Now I can't wait to read this with them, and hear more of their thoughts and discussions! #bridgetoterabithia #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #iteachfifth #teachersofinstagram

74/106 Not one to keep things around long, I started to throw away our NYE photobooth props from home on the 1st, then thought, wait, these would be fun with my class this week! I made up this sheet & we had some extra time today, so, voila! New Year's Resolutions and a fun little polaroid for each kiddo! #180daysofschool #180daysinthelifeofateacher #teachersofinstagram #newyear2017 #happynewyear #iteachfifth