18 Aug

This is me!

HI! This is me!

I don’t post about myself very much but I wanted to join the linky fun and then I saw a great 10 things about me in Amy Lemon’s blog. So here I am!
I am linking with BLOG HOPPIN’ I hope you join the fun! :)
These are a few things about me:
I will be teaching second grade this year. I am looping with my firsties to second grade.
I used to teach in Kinder during Specials but this year I will be an Art teacher! I am superexcited about it! I will teach art to first and second graders. :)
This year I started in a new school/home/town. I am so happy to be back to my hometown. I love hanging out with my old friends.
And talking about friends, I attended the Vegas conference this Summer. It was a long trip from Spain… but so worth it. I have learned lots of new things to use in my classroom AND I have met my old blogger friends. I have been talking to some of them for ages and this was the first time I saw them.

I don’t have photos of everyone… I was way too nervous excited to think about photos. 
In the first photo you can see my bilingual friends. Check them out! They have great ideas to teach Spanish.
I also met Erica Bohrer. She was a  speaker at the conference and she shared good stuff. She is very sweet! Thanks Erica.
Then I visited the Freebilicious booth. I love that photo with Maria Manore and Jennifer White. I’m sure you already know them. They have the cutest blogs/classrooms ever!
Both of them are great photographers. 
Maria teaches Kinder in a small school. I have used lots of resources from her in my first grade classroom. And now she is creating Spanish resources too. ¡GRACIAS!
Jennifer teaches First grade too. She makes the cutest craftivities you’ll see them soon in my blog as I’ll use them this year in Art.
And last… Tabitha Carro! We have been sending mails for some time and I knew we will be good friends. We spent all the time we could together! I was glad that they both spoke Spanish. 
I’m already missing everyone! You know you are all invited to visit us if you ever come to Spain. 
12 Mar

Monday made it!

I know… It’s Tuesday. But it is my first time joining this linky and I did not want to miss it!

I have had the same velcro boards for years. I use them to display helpers, fast  finishers options and many more.
It looked great at the beginning of the year but then if faded and looked messy.

This year  I have finally changed them:
Both are done with IKEA red magnetic board.
 I just printed the jobs, laminated them and added some old vistaprint magnets that were left from back to school. For the helpers board I used some IKEA magnets too. I wrote my students’ numbers on each one of them.

If you look at my window you can see that I LOVE my chalkboard pens and I use them everywhere. đŸ˜‰

Check out 4th Grade Frolics to see what others did!
Thanks for the linky, Tara!
09 Sep

My classroom pics (before and after)

 I have been reading and admiring your beautiful classroom and I am finally ready to show my tiny classroom. It looks like most classrooms in Spain. We all have same cupboards and desks in public schools. I hope you like it. And please don’t judge me. I had just one day to do all the work! :)
We aren’t allowed to go into our classrooms until September. So when I went back to School I had only 4 days to get ready… I was a little stressed. This was how my classroom looked before. 
The we had meetings for the whole first day and then I was told that my classroom was going to be painted. WHAT?!?!
Don’t get me wrong. It really needed to be painted.
Painters came and did a great job! But I was left with THIS and just 1 day to tidy up for a new year! 
I was panicked! I had tons of photocopies to made too. Luckily my coworkers helped me with that :)
I spent all morning working in the classroom. 
I am quite happy with the results. The classroom looks clean now. It is a bit smelly yet, but I will be able to hang posters next week.
I would love showing you more about the organization. But you’ll have to wait because I only had time to push everything in the cupboards. Don’t tell anybody!

So here is the last photo. The First day was a great success I had lots of compliments from students and parents. I am glad I could close those cupboard doors.

I have enjoyed all this classroom photos. Check this linky party from Swimming into Second!