Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mimio Check-Ins for Winter!

Hey blogging buddies!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is already next week!! I sure can’t! This year is FLYING by!!

With some free time on my hands… and before I head to Waco to watch the KState vs. Baylor game (KSU!!!)… I thought I would share my check-ins that I use in my classroom.

The students LOVE these! I enjoy changing them up with the season.

First Mimio Check-In:

December Check-In


Students move their present under the Christmas Tree. The tree will get a bit crowded, but they still enjoy it!

January Check-In



The student’s LOVE this one! They will make sounds of what the snowball sounds like when it hits the penguin! They love it!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


Monday, October 22, 2012

I’ve been M.I.A.. but I return with gifts!!

Hey all!!

Sorry for the lack of effort on my part!

Can I just say… growing a baby in your belly is EXHAUSTING!!

I have been VERY lucky, I have NOT had any morning sickness!! However, I was hit HARD with exhaustion! The idea of lifting a finger after work would make me instantly sleepy!

Gift #1

I have pictures to share!!:

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Thank you Pinterest for the idea of a chalkboard timeline! I plan on putting these in a book for Baby P. Then I can read it to him/her! :)

Right now, I am feeling like a lard whale. I know I am only 13 weeks… but nothing fits right and maternity clothes are too loose. So, I feel like I am busting out of the seams of everything. Blah…

2nd Trimester hit this week and I can feel a change in my personality! I have more energy and more spunk! Boy, have I missed my spunk! Welcome back old friend!!

Gift #2:

A FREEBEE!!! My way of saying SORRY again!

Check out my BOO! cards!!

boo cards

Click on the image and it will take you to Google Documents where these babies are yours!

Cut them up.


Pile them face down.

Student picks up ONE card at a time. If they say the word correctly, they keep the card. If not, it goes back in the pile.

If the student picks up a BOO! card, they have to put ALL their cards back in the pile!

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thank you! Check this out!

Thank you all SO very much for your kind words of congratulations! I hope to see Baby P next week! I have my first ultrasound! Get ready for lots of pictures!!! :)

I was featured at Fun In 1st Grade for her New Teacher Blog Tuesday!

Hop on over and check it out!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

2 + 1 = 3….. Exciting News!


The reason I have been MIA is because….. I have NO energy y’all!!!

We are PREGNANT!!!!! Woooohooo!!!

I can’t express how EXCITED we are!

I am 8 weeks along and have been SOOOOO exhausted! No morning sickness, but I’m just EXHAUSTED!

Anyways, here area few photo’s of what’s been going on in my classroom!

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We made Pete the Cat! “Rocking in my School Shoes!”

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Used the CUTE Mimio check in I made! :)

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We learned about 2D Shapes!

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And Nouns!

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Today was Constitution Day, so we discussed it and the Preamble!

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Check out our NO! David’s! We put them right next to our expectations!

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

Hopefully everyone's school year is off to a GREAT start! I know it’s week 4 and I am JUST getting a post up! I think the Zumba class I went to tonight put some pep in my step!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Patterson’s Porch??….. HERE!!!

Hey friends! Sorry I have been MIA lately! Beginning of school routines are being established! Plus, I had a wedding this weekend in Kansas! Plus some other exciting things are happening at Patterson’s Porch! I hope to share with you guys next week!

I just wanted to thank and welcome all my new followers this past week!

Today I want to share something I made for my classroom! I shared these photos with y’all a week ago:

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Before & after pictures!

I plan on taking pictures of the students holding their date this week. Example: Student’s birthday is September 7. They will hold up a 7 and I will put their picture under September.

Here is the document. Click on the link to download it for just $1!!! :)


Have a great week!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Congrats Winners!!

Phew! Just finished Meet The Teacher! I met 20 out of 22 smiling faces eager for a new school year!

I wanted to share who won my giveaways!!!

First giveaway was the abundance of owl goodies!


That winner was….

Amy L from…


She’s a new blogger! Hop on over and follow her cute blog! Be sure to check your email Amy!

Now on to the other give aways!

The first giveaway was for an item from the Busy Busy Hive’s TPT Store.

And the winner was…. Mindy W. !! Mindy, I have passed your info along to Heather!

The second giveaway was for an item from Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties!

And that winner was… Rebecca Z! Rebecca, I have passed your info on to Tanya!

The next giveaway was for an item from Tonya’s Treats for Teachers!

And the winner was…. Katie S!! Katie, I have passed your info on to Tonya!

The last gift was a $10 gift card to TPT!


And the winner is…….. drum roll please……Sara V!!!! Congrats! Check your email!

Thanks for playing! And welcome to my new followers!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Whooooooo’s ready for 1st grade?? I AM!!!

My classroom is finally feeling like it’s ready for some OWL-some kids!! I got my class list and I can’t wait to meet the new 22 smiling faces! Check out my pictures below!

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Welcome to Mrs. Patterson’s Nest…. Come on in!!

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This is my teacher desk area. Behind the curtains are all my guided reading resources binders that I need, and level readers.

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Word Wall area. The boxes are to help prepare for Meet The Teacher. The boxes underneath are all my books separated by themes.

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This is my file cabinet, reading/math manipulatives, and pocket chart center.

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This view is of the board that I will use to post information for the kids. The pocket charts on the left are to show students where they go for centers. The magnets in the middle are for me to put my objectives for the week. Then I have a spot for “Wise Choices”. This is where students will look for what they can do when they are finished early.

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My calendar area. Actually, it’s my “faux calendar area”. I used Mimio for my calendar last year, and I am going to do it again for this year. However, this calendar is there for reference and for when substitutes are in the classroom.

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This will the the front of the room. Our school was recently tiled and a rug is on its way! I have my Fundations cards on the left and my daily schedule will go on the right. Then my projector will project onto the white board.

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These red cabinets store all my personal belongings and other school thingies. I have my classroom jobs hot glued to the left. Then how students go home each day. The check in chart that will use clothes pins as clips with their name and lunch number on it. They will use it to tell me if they need school lunch or brought their lunch. I also made a Mimio document for them to check it. But having this as well helps for when subs are in the room. Then to the right is their color chart. Students will be able to move down when making bad choices or up when making the right choices.

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Then the student computer area.

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Here I will hang student work per subject.

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Cute little owl that my Mom and Dad purchased for the classroom!

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A love note from my husband! <3

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Check out the table numbers I hung up!

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I completed this today too!

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My door is ready… it’s missing about 9 names! Just haven’t cut them out yet!

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My door! And a cute quote given to me by my Mentor/Team Leader.

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Before and after shot of my birthday area! I plan on writing about this tomorrow and sharing it as a FREEBIE!

Hope you enjoyed my classroom pictures! Let me know you stopped by and checked them out by commenting! :)