Friday, January 23, 2015

What the Teacher Wore



Monday January 12

Black Fly Away Cardigan - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Red Sweater - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Khaki Maternity Trousers - Oh Baby by Motherhood from Kohl's

Tuesday January 13

Maroon Turtleneck Cable Knit Sweater - Croft and Barrow from Kohl's
Scarf - I made it!
Black Maternity Pants - from Walmart

Wednesday January 14

Gray Fly Away Cardigan - Croft and Barrow from Kohl's
Pink sweater - Lauren Conrad from Kohl's
Maternity Leggings - Oh Baby by Motherhood from Kohl's
Boot Socks - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Boots - from Famous Footwear

Thursday January 15

Patterned Fly Away Cardigan - by Fate from Stitch Fix
Blue Scarf - by Apt 9 from Kohl's
Black Turtleneck - from New York and Company
Black Leggings - by Vera Wang from Kohl's
Boot Socks - by Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Boots - by Candie's from Kohl's

Tuesday January 20

Blue Fly Away Cardigan - by Apt. 9 from Kohl's
White Turtleneck - by Sonoma from Kohl's
Butterfly Scarf - by Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Maternity Leggings - Oh Baby by Motherhood from Kohl's
Boots - from Famous Footwear

Wednesday January 21
A photo posted by Michelle Louise Hykin (@michelle_hykin) on

Black Fly Away Ruffle Cardigan - by Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Mint Embellished Top - by Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Khaki Maternity Pants - from Walmart

Thursday January 22

Waffle Knit Hooded Fly Away - by Croft and Barrow from Kohl's
Gray Turtleneck - by Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Scarf - Unknown
Black Maternity Pants - from Walmart

Friday January 23
Tan Fly Away Cardigan - by Croft and Barrow from Kohl's
Green Top - by Lauren Conrad from Kohl's
Scarf - by Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Maternity Jeans - from Old Navy

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

#teacherwishes

This morning as I was hitting the snooze button (repeatedly) I can across a super cute insta-linky from @onefab_teacher (who has a great IG account!)...
... and as soon as I was done I just knew I needed to bring it over here for some elaboration.


1 - this year I am sharing a classroom with the 3 reading teachers.  While my classroom-mates are wonderful people, I quite simply wish I still had my own teaching space!  Things gets super hectic when all four of us are trying to teach at once!  Or when I have a group and other groups are entering and exiting.  Hopefully once the middle school expansion is complete and the 6th graders move back to their own building I will have my original room back!

2 - every time I have my kiddos use glue sticks they have such a hard time with the caps!  I have to put on my muscles to get them off! Really not a big deal - just a pet peeve kind of thing!

3 - again this year in my new space I am much further away from the copy machine and the paper cutter!  In my old room the art teacher (next door) and I would joke that they should just put a door in the wall between my room and her storage room where the paper cutter is because I was in there ALL THE TIME!  Now in my new space (and getting increasingly preggo) I really wish I had a little elf to run to and from the copier and paper cutter!

I suppose since 2 of my wishes are for magical things I've got it pretty good huh?

If you are on IG look up @onefab_teacher and do your own #teacherwishes
And make sure you follow her while you're there - her posts will brighten your day!

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Peek at My Week - Jan 12

I am so proud of myself! I am back for another week to link-up with Ms. Wills Kindergarten for a Peek at My Week!


Unfortunately I don't have any pictures or a great deal to say about last week - In my K group one student was absent all week and we had a delay which cancels my first grade group - so basically the teaching I actually did... didn't completely follow my plans.  BUT I felt so much more ready for the week than I have all year!

I will try to remember to take notes and pictures this week so next week I can do a review!

First up this week is Kindergarten.  Bonus - I'm planned out for the next two weeks!  I did this because Monday is a holiday so I took a chunkier unit (body parts) and broke it up into 2 - 4 day sessions with one day at the end to put all the pictures in our dictionary (the kids love doing this!)
You'll notice "Play Simon Says" is on here a lot - The kids love leading Simon Says it's both vocabulary and speaking practice and whenever I do a Body Unit we play a lot! (Even when I did it with 3rd, 4th and 5th one year!)
PDF with Clickable Links can be found HERE

Next up is first grade.  To make up for the fact that I am planned 2 weeks out for K - I am not planned for first on Friday (*sigh*)  Granted I have a general outline for the unit - but no written plans yet.  That is Monday's goal!  (I'm writing it down on my to-do list and everything!)
I have fewer TPT materials for this unit - but I am using my Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas for Kids a lot this unit.  Folks - this is a great resource for ESL/ELL kiddos.  It is by no means perfect and I find myself adapting or supplementing a lot, but it is a really, really good base!

PDF with Clickable Links can be found HERE

Ok I need to pack my lunch and school bag and get out my clothes for tomorrow!

Head over to Ms. Wills Kindergarten to see what everyone else will be doing this week!



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Friday, January 9, 2015

What the Teacher Wore Link Up

Ok Folks - New Year, New Routines, New Goals...
One of which is to actually post this each week!


Many of my outfits this week were from #januarypinneditspinned it... I love these weekly challenges because they really get me stepping out of my comfort zone.  Although I will admit - it is getting harder with that growing baby bump! 

Ok so here are my outfits for the week:
Cream Colored Embossed Sweatshirt - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Navy and White Striped Dress (yes it's a dress not a skirt) - Old Navy
White Sweater Tights - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Brown Boots - Candies from Kohl's
Scarf - I made it!


Turquoise Open Front Cardigan - Sonoma from Kohl's
Cream Bow Chiffon Top - Lauren Conrad from Kohl's
Gold Scarf - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Maternity Pants - From Walmart


Black Maternity Dress - Old Navy
Pink Scarf - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Black, Sparkly, Fleece-lined Tights - Walmart
Boots - Famous Footwear


Scarf - Croft and Barrow from Kohl's
Tan, Fly-Away Cardigan - Croft and Barrow from Kohl's
Maroon Sweater - LizLange Maternity from Target
Gray Pants - OhBaby by Motherhood from Kohl's
Maroon Sweater Socks - Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Brown Boots - Candies from Kohl's



A photo posted by Michelle Louise Hykin (@michelle_hykin) on
Navy, Fly-Away Cardigan - Croft and Barrow from Kohl's
Gray and Navy Floral, Dolman Sweater - Weaver's Girl from Kohl's
Jeans - OhBaby Motherhood from Kohl's
Boots - Candies from Kohl's

And there you have it!

Link UP!



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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Peek at my Week!

When I started blogging this summer I came across Mrs.Wills Kindergarten's weekly link-up: Peek at my Week, and I said to myself: YES! I will do that! - guess what? It didn't happen.  There were a few reasons which I won't go into, but the good news:  I did it for this coming week!


I only typed up plans for K and 1.  I'm starting off slow...

Click here for PDF with Clickable Links!


Click here for PDF with Clickable Links!

Go To Mrs. Wills Kindergarten to see what everyone else will be up to for this first week for 2015!


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