Sunday, July 20, 2014

Birthday Gift

I have a teacher friend that is getting a portfolio from http://www.doodlebugspaper.com , as soon as she can decide on the design and name for the front.  I bought one a few years back and I love tucking it my purse when attending a meeting where I need to take notes.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

weekly writing journals

School begins on August 12 for students...YIKES!! less than a month away...
 Today I have worked on tips and suggestions for students' weekly writing journal.  The calendar is from Busy Teacher's Cafe and the work on writing is from Rome's Readers.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Almost Made-it Monday

Was looking for a focus wall material for Reading Street CC and found a cute 'refrigerator copy' for another basal.  SO...I am adapting the idea for the basal we use.  The reason it is call 'almost' is because I have only done the first two stories...something to keep me busy and an excuse to be on the computer this summer instead of cleaning and gardening.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Checklist

Trip to the eastern Europe is checked off my list...  I am using the book feature in iPhoto to make a book of my pictures.  Has anyone else used this, or is there another format that works well?

It's a little too soon to start thinking about school this fall...but don't most teachers?

Hope your summer is going well...plan on working on vocabulary cards tonight.  Read "Word Nerds" on those long plane flights.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Last Day...

The PBiS team provided a DJ for us to enjoy--2 hours--on our last school day.

Pep Rally



Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer Reading

Does anyone encourage their students to take reading tests in the summer?  I will be getting a student next fall that is struggling with comprehension.  I'm thinking about encouraging him to read easy books... then go to book adventure.com...it's provided by Sylvan.

Any other suggestions?  Reading logs were passed out today since school is at the countdown of 1.5 days!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Summer Checklist

My summer break will start May 23...and I plan to:

  • take a 10 day trip to eastern Europe the first of June
  • spend only one day a week thinking about next fall
  • spend 1-2 days on yard work
  • exercise more...eat less
Guess I'll stop here...some of those goals look pretty lofty!!