Saturday, April 25, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
This may prove to be a very lazy Sunday for me. My must do list isn't complicated and only one of those things actually requires me to do school work. I got home late last night and woke up early so I may be taking a nap later. Teacher Appreciation week is in two weeks and I have everything planned out for my bestest teacher homies. I work with some amazing women and I love celebrating them each chance I get. I can't tell you all that I have planned because there's always the slight possibility they may read my blog so I'll be posting more during the actual week. I will tell you that I've ordered the all famous ACOOKIEJAR cookies. My friends love them, well my friends who are not gluten free and vegan love them!
|Crayon Cookies from ACOOKIEJAR|
Speaking of Sunday... in exactly one week I'll be 33 years old! I've been doing some birthday shopping for myself. I was able to get a pedicure last week and buy a new maxi skirt from Target but I got some other cool things as well...
Got these babies from Sam's Club. I think I spent about $14 for them. It was love at first sight!
|Erin Condren Deluxe Notebook|
I used the Erin Condren Teacher Planner this year (by the way, they are 25% off right now if you want one, code TEACHER25) but going forward I intend to do my lesson plans on the computer. That's where the Deluxe Notebook comes in. I bought the 8 1/2 by 11in notebook and added a yearly calendar. I'm going to use it to store dates for the school year and keep notes throughout the year. I also cut out the two sheet protectors from my teacher planner and popped them in my calendar and I'll use that to keep my long range plans and school calendar.
|Creative Paper Box|
I love Krista Wallden's clip art and use it almost exclusively on my documents. Once she launched her paper collection I knew I had to have taste! I got it in the mail yesterday and I am in love. 2 large notepads, 3 small notepads, 30 postcards... well really you could use them as notecards too, 20 notecards with envelopes.
So as you can see... if I don't receive another birthday gift, all is well. I've pretty much purchased everything I wanted... all except the Honey Baked Ham. I told all my friends and family I wanted a Honey Baked Ham for my birthday and they thought I was joking... I was so serious!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
|Teapot and the Dragon by Nick Jordan|
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
9:00-9:30 Students arrive and unpack, stuff folders, sharpen pencils, work on unfinished work or read quietly. After the 9:20 announcements we have Morning Meeting. During morning meeting we discuss our Life Skill of the Month and our Habit of the Week.
|Life Skill Posters from the Resourceful Room|
|Habit Posters from The Teaching Oasis|
9:30-10:30 With only 7 short weeks to state testing SOL Review is in full swing. Two of my favorite resources are from Thunks Reviews and Math Madness.
|Thunks Review Sheet|
|Math Madness Sheet|
|Thunks Reviews Reading Passages|
|Check out my blog post on Fluency Fridays|
3:50-4:10 Our parent pick up leave at 3:50pm and most days my students dance to Go Noodle for the remainder of the day. Do you know about it? If you don't check it out, it has tons of brain breaks and some can be used as indoor recess. They also have a section on deep breathing and yoga, my students who have difficulties with anxiety benefit greatly from those exercises.
|April Task Cards|
|April Word Wall Cards|
Unfortunately the literature units are going to have to wait. I never found time to go back and update them. I'll add them to my list for the summer. I uploaded a photo of one that I've redone. I would love feedback.