Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My Dream Classroom!

Two posts in one day??? Yup! Today is Tuesday and today I get to link up with the ladies from My Day in K  and Teach Talk Inspire!! I don´t think is fair that you two choose this topic, it made my mind go wild! I have so many pins about classrooms that when I read the topic of  My Dream Classroom I went bananas!
My dream classroom would have lots of storage spaces, big windows where the kids can admire nature. Nice and cute curtains to use when the kids need to focus! I would love to have a door taking us directly to the playground. I would love a big room where I could have special centers and activities! I always try to make the room cozy and comfy especially the reading center, I want to make the reading experience magical. These are some of the pictures that caught my eye, I love colorful decorations and patterns!!
The color of the bins and the set up is just lovely! 

I wish I had big shelves to store materials and books.
I stumbled upon this image and I loved the idea of the pillows and the comfy chairs, I love to sit on the floor and would not mind to sit on some cushions! 

These crates have been my dream, I have some and I use some cushions but they can´t stay on! I Want these for my small group. 

Last but not least I would love a classroom that is OPEN!! I love the open concept and the idea of no tables from one of my all time favorite bloggers The Mister from the Kindergarten Smorgasboard! 
This picture captures the open concept and the magical and cute effect a classroom should have! 

I could keep going but then my post would be too long haha! 

If you want your mind to go wild simply click HERE!!!! It will take you to a link of incredible and amazing classrooms!!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Follow if you can :)

Sunday Celebrating!!

Hi!! It has been a few days since my last post but I have been traveling all over my country! My family and I haven´t stopped! haha! Even though I have been on the road I have been really into my facebook and instagram to follow other teacher bloggers! One of those was Mrs. Kellee at Stomping Through First ! She has a new linky party and hey I am linking up with her for Sunday Celebration!

Last Sunday I had the chance to go to a place I have never heard of before! It´s called "El PeƱol" and is this gigantic rock that overlooks some beautiful lakes! It is almost an hour and a half from the beautiful city of Medellin !

This is one of the lakes! It is part of a recreational park where you can canoe, swim and other water activities...the weather is perfect for it by the way! 

 At the entrance of the rock there are tons of little stores where you can get traditional colombian arts and crafts! I spend almost all my money in these places lol!! These "ruanas" or ponchos caugfht my eye and I HAD to get me one, the green one is mine!

Not to make this post longer this is me with the gorgeous view in the background! Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tell all Tuesday - Top 10 Things Teaching has Taught Me!

I cannot stop thinking about the great things other great teachers and bloggers are doing in TPT Vegas today! ah, but I hope to be able to join them next year! Linking up this week with My Day in K and Teach, Talk, Inspire. I love this week`s topic! Top 10 things I have learned with teaching. Here is my list!

10. Patience: You will always have those days when you just cannot hold it anymore...but you are the TEACHER, we are superheros and sticks and stones will not break me...Teachers have acquired a special kind of patience. 

9. Plan and plan for the What if`s:  Well what if your kids don`t quite get your lesson yet? What if NOT all of your students are in class? What if you get sick and magically your voice is gone? What if your lesson in not engaging? There are never too many lesson plans, there are never too many activities! Get ready to have your brain working! :) 

8. Be Flexible: Just like my #9 everything will not always go as planned but IS OK! You need to be flexible! You will always have distractions and unexpected things coming up like fire drills, unexpected visitors, technology not working, and so on...take a deep breath and move on :)  !

7. You will always have a new day: YES! I can honestly say I have cried afterschool...I have been so upset that tears come out of my eyes...but hey there is always a rainbow after a storm. If something did not go as planned you will have a second chance...and a third and a fourth...you will always have a new day!!!! 

6. The carpet becomes your chair and the kid`s tables your desk: If you come in my class you will have to spend some seconds looking around and trying to see where I am. I LOVE to sit on the floor! I love to be at my kids` heights and they love to feel the proximity. All around my class I have pens, markers and papers, I know where everything is but I almost never go to my desk. 

5. Get Creative: I have the most fun when I plan creative lessons for my kids! I love arts and crafts and when I get to incorporate them in my lessons we all have a blast!!!! From necklaces to bracelets to hats and paint!! I love teaching because it gives me the chance to use my imagination to its fullest and I get to have fun! 

4. Target and the Dollar Tree are your BFF`s : I visit these stores way more than normal people ha! Everytime I go for one thing I end up getting ...hmm...more? Is it our fault or their fault for having great things for teachers? I just can`t resist sometimes. 

3. Your salary goes back to your class: Yup, this I didn`t learn at school...I have bought so many books, supplies, decorations for my class. When I get emails from Scholastic or TPT about deals I can only think on how much that will benefit my children!! The more books the more they will enjoy reading! The more supplies the more we can do and learn in class! I am a teacher and I invest in my students future! 

2. You will get tired: I have been tired before, but there is no tired like a tired teacher! I could not take naps during the day...I do now. I would enjoy going out on the weekends but if I have the choice of sleeping in and do NOTHING ehhh that is my choice. Surprisingly I am never tired when I am with my kids...as soon as I get to my car I become a grandma that wants a nap. 

1. You are the HERO and ROLE MODEL for your kids! : Sometimes your kids ONLY look up to you! You must try your best to be that person for them, the person that will make them want to learn, fall in love with books and become a better person! It is a big responsibility to be a person and teachers are the shapers of our future leaders! Be happy! Be great! Be their person! :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I can`t wait to read your comments! 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Guess What?? - COLOMBIA!

Hi all! Guess what???
I am currently visiting my homeland!!! Yes! I am in Colombia! I came home last week and I cannot believe it yet! It has been such wonderful trip so far and I am in love with the views...AND the food!!! If you come to Colombia get ready to eat because the cuisine here is simple amazing!!
This is the city I was born, BOGOTA!

Pretty nice right?

Take a look at this one! I mean seriously?? This was my brother´s breakfast! Orange Juice, Fresh Bread, Hot Chocolate and Tamal! So good!!!!

I have been so blessed with this trip! I have visited so many places and eaten so much food!!! Therefore I do not have time to work on my TPT or my blog... :( But hey! I will post whenever I get around a computer and I will post more pictures!