Friday, February 22, 2013

Hall Pass

I'm linking with Reagan for her Hall Pass Linky...just the thing to start off my vacation!

P-Product: Well, I don't have a TPT shop, but I love the products that all y'all create-saves me a bunch of time! I have to say the Jennifer Findley is my favorite...she has some of the BEST Upper Grade centers (something sometimes hard to find!)

Teaching to Inspire in 5th

A-Area: My favorite classroom area is my library! Whether it be the library that the kids access (which has been rearranged  and neatened since this picture), or my mentor text/teaching library

S-Signal: I love my magic wand (what I call it-they're actually called music wands). You just hit them against any surface and they make a chime.  Different shapes make different sounds. I got mine at a local teacher store (which is now closed :(

My kids know to stop and freeze whenever they hear it. (Click on the picture to get more information)

I also count backwards...and they know that they need to be quiet by when I get to one-otherwise dire things happen! ;) (I was told that I'm a little scary...a good thing sometimes!)

S-Sanity: I love my lunch in the lunch room. I have anywhere from 25 minutes to 45 minutes (depending on the recess duty schedule) to have lunch. I eat in the teacher's room (without my team-they eat earlier/in their rooms), and I live for that little break from the kids.

If it's been a really bad day...I may sneak in some Kindle reading time (shhhh!) to relax!

Today we got to wear jeans...which I loved! This is much more my style, a pair a jeans, cute heels or flats and a simple top. Funny thing...none of my kids said a word (although they all said they noticed when I mentioned it!)

Sweater & Jeans: JCPenny
Green Top: Marshalls
White Tank (not visible in picture): Target
Boots: Endless

They say we are getting more snow this weekend 'yippee skippee' (sarcasm), but the amount we are getting vary from person to person. I've heard anywhere from 3-6 to 6-10 to even over a foot...I'm leaning on wanting the 3-6 range (if we HAVE to get snow).

Not the best start to vacation, in my opinion....Stay warm!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. I absolutely LOVE the idea of your music wand- I will have to look into getting one :) Thanks for the great idea!!

  2. I loved reading your Hall Pass, I did one too! Your magic wand idea is tooo cute & one I am planning on trying!! Thanks for sharing!
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