Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Sunday - City Museum - St. Louis

So I've decided that over the next several Sundays to share what my summer fun has been about. I'm a super planner (and believe me- that is still happening). However, I have slowly realized that I don't take the time necessary to really relax. I'm trying to focus on that the last half of my summer. So, I bring to you the first edition of Summer Sunday!

My family and I went on a little two day trip to St. Louis. So much to do in that city! I was completely in awe of the City Museum. What an awesome and unique place. This is definitely on our list of "must do this again" adventures. The architecture of this place is amazing. It is housed in an old shoe factory building and designed out of recycled and reclaimed objects. We could only visit for one day and there was no way to see it all, so we just let the kids guide us. Pretty amazing! Below is a photo tour of the highlights of our day. 

Pencils - of course I had to take this picture. 
Early robotics. 

Old arcade games. 

Fossil and specimen displays. 

Underground cave system. 

Glass floor held up by tiny action figures. 

Indoor climbing structures. 

Outdoor climbing structures. 

10 story slide. 

Indoor treehouse. 

Amazing architecture. 

Amazing architecture. 

Amazing architecture. 

If this isn't a place you have visited yet, definitely add it to your list if you ever visit St. Louis. If you'd like to find out more, just visit

**Disclaimer - I am writing this review out of my own amazement of this museum. I'm not receiving any kind of retribution for promoting the City Museum. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

3-2-1 Teacher Bio

I'm super excited to be joining up for the Weekend Warriors linky.  Read below to find out about my 3-2-1 teacher bio.

So glad you stopped by!  If you'd like to join up, just grab the images below.

An InLinkz Link-up

Monday, June 15, 2015

I Have Arrived...

On Instagram, that is. I finally have the time this summer to sit down and begin organizing my blog and social media accounts. Today I decided to join the ranks of many teachers and create my Instagram account. Click on the picture to stop by and check out my one little lonely post and follow to see where this journey leads.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Currently June ... What am I up to?

Linking up this morning with Farley for June Currently.  See what I am up to this month.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Thinking About A Classroom Update....

I have been out of school for about a week now.  I am trying to take some time to relax, but my mind is already engaged in what can be for next year.  Top of my list - updated classroom decor.  I inherited a turquoise painted classroom.  For the first 2 years, it was fine.  It was new and happy and bright.  I used the Boho Birds theme and it was great, but about a month before school was over, I walked into my classroom and just couldn't take it anymore!!! The bright color combination started to make me nauseous.  I knew it was time for a change.  So..... the one thing I KNOW that I do not want to take on is painting all of the walls. So what to do with those turquoise walls?  My one solution was to subdue the brightness.  After scouring Pinterest and teaching blogs, I think I have decided... Chalkboard and Burlap. I'm thinking along these lines:

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Click on photo to visit the original website.

Click on photo to visit the original website.

Click on photo to visit the original website. 

Since this update is happening (I took down all of my other decor the last week of school- no backing out now), I took some time today to update my 3rd Grade I Can Learning Targets.

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