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Wow! This week has been crazy. Thursday I got the opportunity to go to a TCEA conference in Southeast Texas to learn more about the iPad. The school in which I’ll be working allowed me to borrow one of their iPads for it! I got to play with the iPad for 4 hours straight 🙂 Some of the apps that I’m LOVING for kindergarten are:

ImageHungry Fish: I love this game because it can be adjusted for any age, really. Students that understand the basics of addition can practice their skills while more advanced kids can feed their hungry fish harder addition sums! It’s even fun for me, and I’m an adult!

ImageFutaba: THIS IS TOO ADDICTING! I love that it can be up to four players. The object of this word game is to pick the word that matches the picture. This can be for older kinders and even first graders. The competition makes it fun because they have to pick the word before anyone else does. And they can’t just click all four options. You’re only allowed one shot at the guess or you can’t get the point. Three futabas wins! LOVE. Especially for ESL kids. 🙂

ImageSentence Maker: This can seem a little basic, but it’s a great app. It’d be wonderful for centers where they can hear the person reading to them. They hear a sentence and drag the words to the appropriate places. It’d be good for vocabulary expansion and for phonics understanding.

I’ll post more about the apps I’m loving once I try out more. The iPad is truly addicting, and it is a fantastic invention!

In other news, I made the menu board I’ve been dreaming of! This is my first ever Pinterest DIY project I’ve completed. I’ve done recipes before, but never a craft! Soooo, without further ado…Here is my completed MENU BOARD! ❤

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Sorry it’s so photo heavy! I love this board. Mom and I made 40 dinner cards on a Word document with pretty fonts. A fun time was had all around, and now it’s hung in our kitchen looking marvelous! I know it’s not kinder related, but it’s how I spent my weekend! Oh, and today my family and I went to Landry’s for dinner. Can you say YUM?!

What crafts have you made from Pinterest?

Any others I should try?

As always, thank you for stopping by! Leave me a comment with your answer to those questions!

Miss A

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Summer Bucket List!

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I am a university alum! I graduated on Cinco de Mayo with my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Spanish. It’s a liberating feeling, really. Now, I’m back at my parent’s house living here for a year or so trying to save SaVe SAVE all my money to buy a home. Yes. BUY a home. So while I’m here, I have a lot of spare time before I start my first year of teaching in the Fall. So here’s my bucket list because I saw Miss Kindergarten’s linky party and thought it would be fun to make some goals for myself. 🙂

1. Finish organizing and redecorating my bedroom! I have been cleaning and organizing this whole week, and I’m working towards a nice relaxing theme for my room. Maybe turquoise, black, and white like this room. Who knows! I’ve already moved a ton of stuff out.

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2. Make this super cute menu board with my mom. SO awesome!

3. Craft some awesome numbers and letters bean bags out of felt that my cooperating teacher (during student teaching) made. They were too fun for the fourths, and I’m sure that my kinders in the Fall will L.O.V.E. them!

4. Decorate my brand new CLASSROOM! I can’t wait to set everything up and find out what I get to use in it. My theme idea is Jungle/Rainforest/Safari. Of course. I keep looking up stuff online to print just to add a little something extra to the room. If you have any suggestions/advice for my first year, don’t hesitate to comment below!

How cute!

6. Spend July with WR. He should be coming to the States this summer and I can’t wait to show him around my city! It’s going to be a blast.

Summer 2012 is going to be great!

I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog. Come back soon for more updates on my adventure in teaching! Leave a comment if you have any other fun things I should add to my list!

Ms. A

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