It's beginning to look a lot like....summer?!?!

Yes, bring on the summer!
We have 3 weeks to go....and although I love my job, I love my summers too!
And I can't believe that in a few short weeks I am off to the
I Teach K! Conference in Las Vegas!  Whoo hoo!
If you are planning to attend the conference as well, leave me a comment as I'm trying to arrange with some fellow teacher-blogger friends a get together there.
I'd love to meet you too!

On to my week....I have transformed my classroom into a beach paradise and my kiddies are loving it!
This is the palm tree from Deanna Jump - didn't it come out great!  A few Teacher Aide's made the paper mache coconuts with some students and I think they look adorable!

Here are some of the centres we worked on this week. 

The kids had to match the flip flops - one had just a picture on it and the other had a sentence.  They had to figure out what the sentence said and match it to the correct picture.

Matching the "scoop" to the "cone" - reading the CVC word and completing the worksheet.  FUN!

"Crabby Counting" - counting by 10s.  The students are getting so good at skip counting!

Sorting coloured shells and counting them out!

This is the Write the Room I put out for the next few weeks.  A nice way to end the year, with beach balls around our classroom!

In addition to all of this fun, my kinders have been hard at work practicing for our Kindergarten Graduation.
The theme is "It's a Small World."
Next week we are planning to finish our hot air balloon pastel craft, our writing piece "When I grow up..." and we are painting clay plates and having them fired for a cute keepsake.
Phew!  That's a lot!  I'll keep you posted!

If you have a few weeks left and are looking for fun activities, be sure to check them out!


  1. Just three more weeks ... we can totally do that!!! LOVE the palm trees - they are fantastic!

    Runde's Room

    1. Thanks, Jen! Happy (almost) end of the year! Hope you enjoy your summer!


  2. Your tree came out great! I made Deanna's tree last summer, but I think I may have to make some paper mache coconuts to go with it, because that looks awesome!! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. I will be at the I Teach K conference and would love to meet up! I am a big fan of your write the room packets!

    1. Thanks, Tammy! Would love to meet up with you too! Send me an e-mail at and I'll keep you posted with what's being coordinated between myself, Deanna Jump, Kim Adsit, Deedee Wills and others. Going to be SO.MUCH.FUN! A month away! Yippee! Now if only I can get through the rest of June!

  4. All of it is ADORABLE! Can't wait to meet you in Vegas! :)

    1. Thanks, Deanna! Can't wait to meet you too! I'll send you an e-mail in the next week or so to touch base for Vegas. Oh, and I love how my palm tree turned out! Thanks again for the directions!

  5. Hi Alessia! I will be at the I Teach K conference and I would love to meet up with fellow bloggers! I am going to be there for the 10th and 11th, but I am only staying 1 night. Boohoo, but it is seriously expensive to go there, so I took what I could get!

    1. Yah! So exciting isn't it! About a month to go! Can't believe how time is flying. I'm actually going from July 10-15 so we will overlap a day. One day is better than none, right? Send me an e-mail at because I'm trying to co-ordinate with some fellow teacher-bloggers a get together (Deanna Jump, Deedee Wills, Heidi from Heidisongs). Would love to meet you too! What workshops did you sign up for?

  6. Looks awesome...don't get to go to Las Vegas because we are moving our son to Texas. Keeping my fingers crossed for next year!!

  7. FUN! I can't believe you have three more weeks. When do you go back for next year? Our first staff day is August 13 and the children return on the 20th. It's nice to end early, but difficult to go back in the heart of summer!

    Did you find roommates for Vegas? One of my goals for this year was to get there, but it hasn't happened. Have a wonderful time!!


    1. We go back September 4, right after Labour Day. I can't imagine working in the heat (although it's pretty hot already here) since we don't have A/C in our classrooms. As for Vegas, my husband is coming along...he'll have fun at the pool all day while I'm at the conference! LOL! Email me at - a few of us are setting something up - maybe coffee, dinner, etc. - Deanna Jump, Deedee Wills, Heidi from Heidisongs....I'd love to meet you if you do end up coming!

  8. Wow! You've been busy! Lots of fun going on at your place!

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  9. Hi! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you stop by mine sometime. I too teach kindergarten. Isn't it great!



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