We met in 2000 when we were both first year teachers. We were teaching first grade across the hall from each other. We now are in our third year of team teaching kindergarten. We have a combined class and share 40 of the most entertaining 5 and 6 year olds. We absolutely love teaching kindergarten and are now enjoying our much better classroom this year!
When Tanya is not teaching, she enjoys reading, cheering on the Crimson Tide, and traveling. She is married to Michael and they have two handsome sons. Joshua is a freshman at The University of Alabama and Chris is a junior in high school.
When Cindy is not teaching, she is either watching her 14 year old son play baseball or watching her 17 year old daughter play tennis. She has been married to Mark for 23 years. She enjoys cheering on the Crimson Tide as well.
Tanya and Cindy share a love for photography and the beach!
It has been FOREVER since I have posted anything! Just haven't come up with anything blog worthy lately. We have been using a lot of everyone's awesome ideas in our classroom. Thank you all for sharing!
Today was our 150th day of school! Yes, only 30 more school days left in the school year. Can you believe it? Seems like it was just last week that all those little 5 (a few 4) year old babies walked into our classroom for the very first time. We could not be more proud of the progress they have all made.
This time of the school year is B.U.S.Y.!!! And that really is an understatement. Our school has so much going on right now. Here is a list of some of the happenings that make our lives a little more crazed right now:
Boosterthon Fun Run ~ if you aren't familiar with this, it is a HUGE fundraiser that 100s of school across the Southeast participate in. It all starts with a very LOUD and fast paced "pep rally". There is music pumping, beach balls bouncing, frisbee's flying, and kids screaming. The guys that work for Boosterthon show the kids all the prizes they could win by getting people to pledge an amount per lap that they run. Then they give all the students a lanyard with their pledge booklet attached. The students come out of the gym so hyped up and thinking that they are going to win all the prizes. Then everyday until the actual fun run (which isn't until next Thursday) a Boosterthon representative comes into your classroom and gives out prizes to the kids that brought in new pledges. You can imagine how the kids that don't have pledges feel when they don't get to take home silly bandz or a foam rocket. It is a big money maker for the school and each teacher gets 10% of what their class raises. The kids are in a frenzy over it!!
School-Wide Art Show ~ Each child has art work hanging in the hall that they completed in art class and the school is opened for the families to stroll through and see the art. That is tomorrow night.
Children's Theater Field Trip ~ We will be going to see "Beauty and the Beast".
Field Day ~ Kindergarteners really don't have any idea what to expect on this day. We have lots of water stations. There is also a lovely station where the kids pull their teacher in a plastic sled. I used to always get paired with a size 0 teacher to race. SO. NOT. FAIR! We get to enjoy this day next month.
Those are just a few of the distractions we are dealing with. And there are only 30 more days to finish teaching, make Mother's Day gifts, do assessments,fill out end of the year paperwork, etc! Starting to feel a little bit overwhelmed....