Saturday, February 4, 2012

A thought about my week...

That really started the week before.  I attended a training with Kim Adsit (DI for the Little Guy) in Tampa on Jan 26th.  I was super fortunate to have SAC pay for my registration :)
I was so inspired!  I have been to many wonderful tranings since I have moved to Florida and began my public school teaching career - but due to financial issues with the county (and mine, too) - I have not attended any top notch trainings in about 2-3 years!!!
Anyhow - back to Kim's training.  First of all - if you get the opportunity to attend one of Kim's trainings - GO!!!!!  You will not regret it. She is funny,  smart and has a wealth of  experiences to share. 
One of the things that invariably happens at these trainings for me is I get energized to do more and start planning all the changes improvements that will take place upon my return.  First order of business - my room arrangement.  I know I'm going to have to bite the bullet and post some pics - kinda unwillingly.  I am in a portable (trailer).  A not big trailer.  I have A LOT OF STUFF (school stuff).  I have 19 kids. Therefore we are cramped!  I don't even do centers in my room (we go to another trailer that is set up in centers for the kids to work in). On the way home from Tampa I called my wonderful husband who came with me to school and he moved all my big heavy furniture for me :)
The next morning I got to school at 6:30 AM and was finished with just about every detail by the time the kids arrived at 8:45 AM.

Whew - I can get long winded! More on some classroom/curriculum changes next time!


  1. It's rough being a in a trailer. My first year I was in one and I had 21 students. The school was only 3 years old so I never thought I'd be in a portable. I about cried when I saw it.
    I'm a new follower and I love your cute blog.

  2. Oh, I can totally sympathize. My first 2 and a half years in Pre-K were in a trailer with 18 children. We had centers in there because there was no other place. The worst part was when there was a storm, we would have to move to the school library. Not easy to have class and nap time there. I wanted to stop by and say hello. It's always fun to find new Pre-K blogs!
    Karen from

  3. Believe me - I know about tornado days. I HATE tornado warnings!!! (BTW - we have enever had a real tornado, those o fun for sure. But moving and spending a day in another room - having to move all the kids stuff for the day, too big tables and chairs and being in a room with 2 other classes (all of us in portables). I want to be back in the real buildings sooooooo bad.
    Maybe next year :)0