Friday, April 11, 2014

Five for Friday: Spring Break Edition!

1. I have started working on A LOT of new products over this break!  I only finished one :(...but it's a goodie!  I just love using math stations for spiral review and reinforcement!  So I thought why not make my own for the end of the year?  It's called Blazzin' Into Third Grade, and it helps review and assess all the math common core standards for second grade.  Right now I just finished the Algebraic Thinking and Operations unit, but have been working on the rest!  Hopefully I can get these bundled and out before May:)  

2.  I started my little guy in soccer!  It is an organization in NKY called Happy Feet, and he loves it!  We have only had two classes, but I'm in love!  It has storytelling, songs, and teaches technique for soccer!
3.  Spring Break has been AMAZING!  I love that I have a job where I get these week long breaks to relax and regroup!  I have gotten so much done! More importantly I have spent some much needed stress free time with my family!
4.  My first two classes for my Masters are coming to an end!  (Thank the good Lord!)  I have done well but boy is it fast paced!  I feel so out of practice writing these long papers and citing my resources.  Thankfully I am doing well and looking forward to my next two!  CRAZY!  RIGHT?  I love learning about what I do:)
5.  Heading back to school on Monday to wrap up my research on peer conferencing in writing.  My littles are doing so well with this and I can't wait to share the results!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Currently!

It is absolutely beautiful in Northern Kentucky today!  I just love hearing the shouts and giggles of my kids playing outside!  The weather is 70 today but doesn't look so great the rest of the week!  Shame too since we have had outside recess all week and now rain:(  
I am thinking relief from being 3 weeks away from finishing my first 2 masters courses!  This time next year I will be done!  
I really need a new pencil sharpener in my room!  I don't know what they do but the things never last!    Now the debate is which to get?  If you all love yours comment with the brand!
I am desperately needing Spring Break!  The kids are ready too!  Today I told them it was canceled because of all the snow days!  APRIL FOOLS!  They were not happy!
Our hours are 8:30-3:40, with students by 8:55!  It just doesn't seem long enough to get in everything I need to.  As of right now we are going until June 3rd, but the school board is voting on taking some calamity days in a couple of weeks!  I hope they take them.  These kids aren't gonna last that long!

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