Saturday, August 31, 2013

Five for Fraturday

      I'm a day late linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching because I fell asleep...and slept for 12 HOURS - make that a little over 12 hours!!! Can you say T-I-R-E-D?!?!


      We had a great third week of school. Lots of stuff going on!

We practiced Read to Someone and they did an amazing job!! I was so proud to see them reading to each other in the correct way! It does a teacher's heart good to see!



      We also got to celebrate our first birthday of the year with this little cutie!!  To read more about how I use the Birthday Box, you can go HERE


       We also had an all day training on Scholastic's new program called iRead. It really looks amazing and I cannot wait to get started!! It is computer based, but also has a whole group and small group component.  It will look at what your kids have done on the computer and group them for you in order for you to do small group instruction with them.  That little item is called The Groupinator.  I cannot wait to use that bit of awesomeness!!  There are some technical issuers that have to be worked out before we begin so we are supposed to get started at the end of September.  Can't wait!!


      While I was out my poor kiddos ended up with the sub from CrazyTown!!  Apparently, he threatened to hit them with a stick, a paddle, or a belt?!?!  What?!?!  Is he crazy?  He also left them alone to go up to the office.  Now, my kiddos were no angels while I was away, but seriously ---- What was he thinking?!?!

      On Friday, we had an almost all-day celebration of PBIS.  The morning was filled with rotations to different areas of the building where someone was there to discuss the expectations for that area.  For instance, we went to the cafeteria to discuss cafeteria expectations, then rotated to the hallway to talk about hallway expectations, etc., etc.  At the end of the day, we had a pep rally with the local high school cheerleaders coming to pump them up!  We also had a cup stacking demonstration from most of the grade levels.  

This is one of my kiddos competing.
      And to end the day, we did a little Adventure to Fitness.  If you haven't tried this website, you can read about it HERE.    The kids love it.  It is great for indoor recess or if you have some time at the end of a crazy day! 

      I hope you enjoy your Labor Day with rest and relaxation.

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy for Place Value!

Hi y'all!

      I'm stopping in quickly tonight to share some fun place value task cards that I set up for my class to use! They will be happy, happy, happy when they see these Duck Dynasty themed place value task cards!
Who doesn't LOVE Duck Dynasty?!?!

      I have created two versions.  The first version is just regular task cards with a recording sheet.  The second version has a QR Code checking option.  They are aligned to 2.NBT1 and 2.NBT3.

      Just click on the pics to take you to either version.

**This 2nd version is the exact same set, except that it has a QR Code checking option.

And, for sticking with me through this post, the first 3 comments will get the set of your choice!  Just leave your version choice along with your email!
Whoo-hoo for FREEBIES!!

First 3 comments - GO!!

Till next time!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Five for Friday and a TpT Sale!


       I just finished my first week back to school!  It has been rough!  My kiddos are great --talkative, but great!  The only snafu has been transportation!  When it takes almost an hour to get the kids finally out of the building, that's a problem!  On the first day of school, one bus didn't even show up!!!  They finally had to call the kids' parents to come and get them.  CRAY CRAY!!!!!! And, the worst part, it wasn't just our school involved in the bus debacle of 2013!  It was the WHOLE county!!  Talk about frustrated parents! ( Not to mention the teachers!)  It even made the Atlanta news!  

    But, it's Friday, Friday, Friday!!!!  And that means it's time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!  I'm so excited to get to link up!  This is the first one I have done since they started back in August!

      Since I haven't been able to blog for the past couple of weeks, I'm going to give you an overview of getting my room ready and a peak at my classroom and our first week.

This is a mess, but it is starting to take shape at this time!  Also, a little panic was taking shape too!!!
Still working...

This is right before open house for Meet Your Teacher Night.  The top left shows the wreath I made for Monday Made-It over the summer.  The top right shows my wish list.  We put things on it like glitter, brown and white paper bags, popsicle sticks, etc.  

      The kiddos have arrived!  This is one of my sweeties with the frame I made for the first day!  I don't think I ever posted about it, but I got the super-cute frame from Michael's and painted it and added the tag.  

      And, here are some of them working on our first "real" math task from our math frameworks.  They did a fabulous job and I already know they are going to be great mathematicians.  I can hardly wait to dive head-first into our math talk!

      Also, this Teachers Pay Teachers is having a little sale.  Stop on over and pick up all those things on your wish list!  My whole store is 20% off from August 18th - August 19th.  Enter the code BTS13.  Hop on over and check out this huge sale!!

Till next time...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Currently

      My word! Where did our summer go?!?!

       I can't believe it is already August! The next time we do a Currently with Farley, I will have been in school for 2 whole weeks!!

      I'm here to link up with Farley for her always popular Currently!

Listening - Have you watched this show?  It's pretty funny!  It seems like it would be really fun to be on this show!!  

Loving - I always run out of room writing my responses on my Currently so I LOVE the bigger area!!  :)

Thinking - My to-do list is foreva long!!!  Good grief!  I don't think I will ever get it done!  At this time of the year, I am sure you all can relate!

Wanting - I'll take just 2 more weeks of summer.  I would really be happy with just 2 more weeks.  I donn't think it's going to happen though!  I keep getting emails from my school telling me I just have to be there on Monday...

Needing - Since I don't think I'm going to get 2 more weeks, I really need to get my room done!  One week prior to pre-planning is just not enough time!  I like to go in and piddle and take my time, and really think things out, but not this year!  It is a throw all together and hope it lands in the right place!  

B2s Must Haves - All three things that I listed are not material back to school items, but are essential to a great back to school!  

Hope you are having a great start to your August!  Have you linked up with Farley yet?

Till next time...

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