Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School, Off to College, and TPT sale!

Well, we are back to school, and I am T-I-R-E-D!!!!

We started back on the 9th, spent 3 days last week benchmark testing, and are DIBELS testing this week. I am so ready for some normalcy!  I have 2 very sweet classes!  They are all so cute and eager to learn.  Hopefully we will get into our regular routine next week!  i will have a student teacher again, but for only 1/2 of the semester.  I'm looking forward to meeting her Wednesday.

I cleaned out my TPT wish list yesterday and today!  I bought lots of goodies that I can't wait to use in my classroom.  If you haven't done so, you can still get in on the sale.  Just remember to use the code BTS13 for an extra 10% off!


On another note....my daughter moves into her dorm Thursday!! :(  So, so sad!  She's our only child, and the center of our universe, and on Thursday she will reside in a dorm at LSU.  As sad as I am that she's moving out, I'm looking forward to sharing this new chapter in her life.  

As we were preparing for her upcoming semester, we began the search for books.  Let me just tell you....college textbooks are EXPENSIVE!  Of course, we were looking to rent if possible.  She had several books that were apparently specific to LSU, because they couldn't be found online other than the LSU bookstore.  However, the ones that were available to rent online, were substantially cheaper than getting them through LSU.  The best price I found was at Campus Book Rentals.  We ordered her books and saved $111.00 versus renting/purchasing from LSU.  They also have a service that allows you to rent your textbooks to others.  We will definitely be checking that out!

I will be sporting my new shirt next Monday in honor of her first day--I know, I know---It's a little much, but she's my baby, and we couldn't be prouder that she chose LSU.

Now, I must make some lesson plan adjustments as I watch Under the Dome (love that show!).





Thursday, June 20, 2013

Common Core Math Exit Cards 2.OA

I've been working on ways to incorporate more formative assessment into my lessons.  For the past 3 weeks, I've been working on a pack of exit cards to address Common Core Standard 2.OA.  I just finished them, and would like someone to proof them and provide some feedback.  When choosing mental math strategies, I chose the ones I used last year (from our state's transitional curriculum).  If you would be interested in looking over this for me, I'd be grateful.  I'll send it to the first two commenters.  Please only comment if you can look over this in the next few days.  Thanks :)




Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Thanks to Graphics from the Pond for the cute graphic!!


Stock up on some classroom resources!!  My cart is FULL!!!!  

Here are some resources that are on sale in my shop!








Thursday, May 2, 2013

11 Days and Counting!!!!

I have 11 days left!  Am I the only one who's counting?  My kiddos have 14 days left!  Yep, I'm skipping out early for a Disney Cruise to celebrate my daughter's graduation!!  I am so excited, I can barely function.  


We will be working on multiplication these last 2 weeks!  We do an array each day, so they are familiar with the concept.  I love the way they get so excited when you say multiplication.  They think they are so big!!! :)

If you are looking for some beginning multiplication activities, check out these activities!  



If you've been on a Disney cruise, please comment or email me some tips!  We've never cruised before, so I'm super nervous about what to wear--is that dumb???  Anyway, any tips would be appreciated--and rewarded--:)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Back on the bandwagon!

Well.....I fell off the blogging bandwagon a few months ago!  This year has been incredibly tough in so many different ways.  My heart just wasn't into blogging!  

We are on the countdown to the end of the year!  I have to say....I'm ready!

Since I've been such a slacker...and I need a favor...I'm giving away one of my favorite units!

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My teaching partner, Latricia, is in a contest and could use some votes!!!  You can vote once each day!  She's an awesome teacher, and she has been a great support this crazy year!  


Click the picture below to vote.  She's the last entrant--Latricia.


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Monday, December 31, 2012

Teachers Pay Teachers iPhone App!!!

Okay, I just downloaded the app to my phone and I'm in love!!!  It's soooooo easy to navigate, and super convenient! :)  If you haven't gotten the app yet, you should definitely do so!!


Don't forget to enter my 13 in 2013 giveaway here!

Happy New Year!!!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

13 for 2013--Giveaway!

I'm giving away 13 files from my TPT store for 2013.  The winner can choose any 13 files!
Enter below!! :)


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