Teacher Week: WHERE?

Many of you have been back at school for some time now.  I'm just starting to get in Back to School mode. In fact, it's going to be A LOT tougher this year since my maternity leave was exactly 6 weeks to the last day of school then we tacked on summer break.  So, I've been on break for about 14 and a half weeks so far (yes, it's going to be REALLY tough!).

My long term sub and incredible teacher assistant were AMAZING and packed up my whole room for me. Plus our custodians tried something new this year and drew maps of our rooms before emptying them to do the waxing.  Then they re-created our layout!!  Talk about incredible!  Now, it may not be EXACTLY the way it looked before, but I have never walked back in my room and felt so energized to get started--especially versus coming into a room with a pile of furniture!  HA! 

SO, as you can see, I still have a lot of work to do... to create a fun, colorful learning environment where we can build our class family.  It all begins tomorrow!!  

Don't worry, I'll share pictures of the progress... STAY TUNED!

Be sure to link up and share your classroom with us! 

Teacher Week: WHO?

It's Teacher Week!!  This is always such a fun linky since we get to learn more about each other, see incredible classroom makeovers, learn about classroom routines and organization, and so much more! I know I look forward to it each year. So without further ado.......

I'm Karen Stamp, yes, stamp.... like postage (hence the blog theme).  :o) You'd think when I got married and switched from a last name of Miraglia (pronounced Mur-All-Ya) to Stamp, it would be easier.  LOL!  But I have to laugh, since I usually do need to repeat that phrase for people when telling people our last name!!  It's like they don't believe me or something!

This summer, I celebrated 10 fabulous years of marriage with this handsome guy...
We've been laughing every day since--I mean who else would let me choose personalized kazoos for our wedding send-off!?  THIS guy, and that's just one of the reasons why I love him!

We welcomed this little guy into our family 3 months ago... and couldn't be happier with our family of 4!  It's amazing to think that my "big girl" is going to be a kindergartner in only 15 days!!  It's going to be so much fun having her right next door. :o)

Speaking of kindergarten... this year will mark my LUCKY, LUCKY 13th year of teaching, and my 9th in Kindergarten!  Seriously, how lucky am I to spend each day doing what I love!?

SO, now it's YOUR turn..... 
 Don't forget... you can link up with us each day this week!  Here's the schedule!!

Can't wait to learn more about YOU!