Tuesday, May 27, 2014

T minus 13 Days

Only 13 more days until summer vacation! Did you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend? I sure did. My husband and I traveled to Phoenixville, PA for our nephew's 1st birthday party. It was basically a 3 day event, between Monkey Joe's for the kids and Bounce U for the adults, shopping at the outlets and a family trip to Arnold's Family Fun Center, I'm exhausted. But I did make time to visit the Lakeshore Learning Store at King of Prussia. Here's what I bought...

I can't wait to use these Find the Evidence Clips. Students use them during
Guided Reading to mark their book. I'll probably do a test run with these
in Summer School.

I finally broke down and purchased these Nonfiction Question Sticks.
I purchased something similar years ago, but this year they came out with
two separate tubs, one for Nonfiction books and one for Fiction books.

Now that I have both tubs I can pull out the tub I need during Guided Reading
instead of reading through to find which ones apply to fiction and nonfiction.
So that's what I picked up on my excursion. I had a coupon and my husband had a coupon so I saved myself $14. I'll still make my yearly summer trip to the Lakeshore Store in Northern Virginia after summer school is over and... wait for it... before my surgery! After a follow up with my GYN, it was decided that it was time to remove the fibroids. So I will be having that procedure done on August 4th. Since it will be an incision there's a 2-8 week recovery time. I'll be missing all of those August Professional Development sessions that's required there's a possibility that I won't return until after teacher work week, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Now that my class has finished all of their state testing I've got some cute craftivities lined up for them. First, they will each teach a lesson to the class using this resource.
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 Can't wait to display these cute cupcakes in the hallway!

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And these guitars!

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Oh and if you're in need of some FREE end of the year awards, there's some available on my website!

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Currently May

Loving: There are only 29 more school days until the last day of school. I googled "Happy Last Day of School Shirt" and got quite a few results. Thinking I need to order me one so I can end the year in style.
Thinking: I'm teaching Post 3rd grade in summer school this year. I've been busy creating all sorts of notebook templates. I don't want to use the same materials I used during the school year to teach the content.
Wanting: PAIN, the four letter word in my world. I thought I would be having surgery to remove these uterine fibroids that's causing me all sorts problems, but apparently the doc said I don't need it. Which I can't understand since I'm in pain 70% of the time. I will be getting a 2nd opinion once school ends and I can focus on myself. I'm currently taking Ponstel and Lysteda and it basically only takes the edge off.
Needing: I turned 32 on April 26th. I've had many birthday celebrations and tomorrow I will have another. My hubby's taking me to Williamsburg so I can eat all the seafood my stomach can handle!
Surprise: I am in love with these Flip Flap Templates. I've created so many notebook activities with these. The sky's the limit. Check it out... http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flip-Flap-Template-Set-Decorative-Great-for-Interactive-Notebooks-997510