Teaching Back to School Procedures


  Is this summer going by too fast for you, or am I the only one!!!!  Today I worked on my back to school procedures list, and my mind was spinning with all of the things that are still on my summer to do list.

This was the first freebie that I ever posted on TPT, and it needed a big over haul!  I added new things to the list, made it editable, and just overall spruced it up.

 Teaching routines in kindergarten takes some time and effort, but at the end of the year, when your class is running like a well oiled machine, you will be happy that you put in the time and the effort!

Right now it is hard to think about the beginning of the school year, since I just got back from 2 weeks away.  The first week was spent in Denver with my husband's family.  We did touristy things like visit the Denver Zoo, drive/climb Mt. Evans, eat at every place that Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive-In's and Dives has ever been to in Denver! Please tell me that I am not the only one who looks up this food/travel network information when they go to visit a new city?  Needless to say, I gained back the 5 pound that I had lost at the beginning of the summer : (

I was driving my husband crazy with all of my requested potty breaks as we drove around Denver.  I swear, that man never has to go!  Anyways, when we take multiple potty breaks, my husband is forced to find interesting places for us to stop, so here is a picture of us at Buffalo Bills grave : ) That sounded weird, they had a gift shop, I didn't pee on the grave LOL!

The week after Denver, I headed to Vegas for the SDE conference, where I attended I Teach K , and Differentiated Learning sessions with my principal and a couple of colleagues.  As I went to the TPT conference on Friday, my hubby drove in and I got to hang out with him on the weekend.  We really enjoyed hanging out at that new little area called The Quad, by the High Roller (The London Eye copycat ride).  Unfortunately they had some blue macaw parrots just chillin' outside the Flamingo Hotel entrance and making a squawking racquet.  I do not like birds!!! My husband snapped this picture of me looking at the birds and posted it on Facebook to show everyone my dislike of birds, and my willingness to fight them if necessary! LOL One of my fellow teachers has a theory that I hate birds because they are unpredictable. Since I like everything to be organized and in it's right place, I think she may be on to something!

I had a lot of fun these last two weeks, but I was ready for my own bed, and my routines, and I definitely missed my dog babies!

Click on the link below for your free copy of my first week procedures list, and let's hope for everyone's sake that this summer starts slowing down and taking its time!


  1. Holy moly, how did I miss your new blog design?!?!?! It is absolutely adorable!!!!! LOVED seeing you at the tpt conference again!! We will definitely have to get together sometime soon to chat some more!!!

    xo Molly

    1. It just got done today! Chris and I had been trying to mess with it on our own for awhile, but we kept running into road blocks. When Chris met up with me in Vegas for the TPT conference, he gave me the surprise gift of a blog redesign, and then I cried LOL! We definitely need to get together again, especially before school is back in session!