Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Now What?...summer

Now that summer break is upon me, what can I do for professional growth? The Teaching Channel offers teachers many choices.  Check it out.  Become a friend on Facebook and stay updated.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Gotta LOVE Pintrest

I always take pictures on the first thank you Pintrest for this idea.  Made it using Printshop and the sign mode.


I use composition notebooks for a lot of my classes.  I've tried spiral and steno notebooks, but it seems that the pages rip out.  My students use a red composition notebook for reading, green for writing, and this year a black speckled for spelling.  Here's the sticker for the front.  I made them postcard size using printshop.  Throughout the summer I'll make a writing, reading, & take-home labels. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Less Than 3 Months

August 13 is our starting date with students this fall.  As soon as I check out, I'm taking a 3 week hiatus from school...then each week following I'll focus on this fall and the various classes I teach.  It looks like a challenging class because of behaviors.  But until then I'm becoming a beach bum!

Our PBiS theme this next school year will be "Wild About Rules".  I think I'll focus on a rainforest theme.  Any ideas or suggestions...just leave me a note.

Happy Summer.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


3.5 school days...but who's counting.  I must say, these are the hardest.  Our routine goes down the tube and what kind of project can you start with 2 days left (one is a field trip).

Friday, May 4, 2012

Word Clouds

What a way to end the didn't work in the computer lab...I'm supposing it's a Java issue.  Tagxedo didn't have the right 'stuff' YEA for Word Clouds at!!

Good thing it's Friday!!  AND 9 days until school's out.