Friday, July 12, 2013

WOW!!!  I am the WORST BLOGGER E.V.E.R.!!!  Well, I guess it really isn't ALL my fault!  I moved into a brand new classroom, in a brand new grade level and then mid way through September I found out I was pregnant!  YIKES!  Talk about a busy year!   

Lily Kate - Seriously? How cute is she?!

I made it through that year, and through my first teacher/mommy year (not easy!) and am back for round three in Kindergarten!  I'm still learning the fine art of balancing being a good teacher and still have energy for mommy-hood.  Here is a little picture at my beautiful princess just in case you needed a cute fix! :) 

My ever talented mother was able to make this super monkey themed curtain for me to hang under my sink.  Last year I had some curious littles who enjoyed crawling under there.  I'm hoping the curtain might stop that behavior a wee bit?  She was even able to make a curtain for my door!

I found this great set of cards somewhere on TPT (sorry I can't remember where) and was able to make this sign.  It really helps out our Special Education team as my school is H.U.G.E. and they often end up having to run around the building to find us!  I glued the paper cards that I printed onto black construction paper, laminated everything and added some velcro.  Hopefully it's helpful.

Well that's enough for one night, I will be in and out of school over the summer doing a little bit at a time.  

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Exciting News!!

Well folks it has been quite some time since I last posted... sorry for the disappearing act!  I found out at the end of the school year that I am going back to KINDERGARTEN!!! YAY!! I haven't been this excited in a very long time!  I recently got into my new classroom and it looks great.  The custodians really worked their tails off to clean it.  I swear you could eat off of the floors!  I will be posting some classroom pictures just as soon as I am done cleaning and organizing.  Which knowing me will take me straight into September! HA! Anywho... hope you all are enjoying your summer vacations.  Talk to you soon!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flowers and sunshine!

I needed to share something that one of my sweet little monkeys did today.  When I walked into my classroom and found my little friends waiting patiently outside my door, one little monkey had quite the smile on her face and both hands behind her back.  I decided to just let it go and see what happened.  Well weren't Mrs. H. and I suprised when she came to both of us with these construction paper covered water bottles filled with dandelions.  HOW CUTE WAS THAT?!  Such a sweetie pie!  Here is a pic for your viewing pleasure!

Tune in tomorrow as Mrs H. and I will be dressing up in honor of the Royal Wedding, tiara and all!!! HA!  I am also going to have the kids write what they think a Prince and a Princess do way over there in England.  That should lead to some interesting writing.  Also, the monkeys have been working on problem/solution writing.!  One of the  kiddos actually wrote about the mess that is forming on my desk.  Whoops!  Guess I need to clean it off huh?  I will post pictures of the writing and of course of our outfits tomorrow!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Debbie Miller and Dr. Jean

Last week I had the UNBELIEVABLE opportunity to meet BOTH Debbie Miller and Dr. Jean.  People, I have to tell you I was STARSTRUCK!  I met them both at the SDSE conference in Manchester, New Hampshire.  I was blessed to have my principal pay for not only me but two of my collegues as well!  What an experience it was.  If you've never been to one of these conferences I would encourage you to give it a try.   Here are some pictures of my actually tooty-ta-ing with Dr. Jean.  I told you, I was starstruck!

Another presenter that I thought was fabulous was Donna Whyte.  She has a webpage called the  I can not tell you how many great idea I got from her site and to see her in person explaining all of her, well awesomeness,  was just ahhhhmazing!!  Perhaps it's the inner teacher geek in me but I just love seeing and hearing what other teacher do in their classrooms to  make it work.

We are currently on our spring break but let me tell you I have already been hard at work searching the internet to help me introduce adjectives, main idea, bossy r words, and time to the little monkeys when we get back.  As soon as I get it all together I will take pictures and post them for your viewing pleasure!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


February Vacation is here, and let me tell you, it could NOT have come at a better time.  We had sick kiddos galore, and we all just needed a break from each other!  Of course I am a giant work-a-holic so I have been busy searching the internet for some fun activities to do when we get back.  As soon as I get back in my room I will take some pictures of the activities we have planned! 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Penguin Pocket!

The cover...
Pocket one..

Here is an example of the penguin book the little monkeys made to store all of their penguin related work.  They came out SO cute!  Each piece holds different information.  As we work on penguins these books will be
Pocket two...
                                                         bursting at the seams with 
Pocket three.

As promised here is a picture of the watercolor penguins that they made.  I am really impressed with them, AND they make the room so colorful!!!

Have a great day!!

Ms. Daly

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Penguin painting...

Mrs. H. painting her penguin!
Our penguin chart where we are recording all of our facts!
The beginning sketches!

Today we painted beautiful penguins using oil pastel crayons and watercolor paints.  The kids really did an amazing job.  I found the idea for this project at  We talked about what penguins looked like, as well as what their habitat looks like.  As our unit moves on we will learn about penguins that don't live on iceburgs, but that's not for a bit!  Here is my sketch that I used to show the children how to make their penguin using ovals.  As soon as I have them all hung up I will post more pictures. I took a picture of Mrs. H. painting her penguin, I would have some of the kids but for privacy purposes I don't want to post their little faces online.  There is also a picture of the chart we have started where we are storing all the interesting facts we are learning about penguins.