Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Meet Me

I am linking up with the teaching tribune for their fifth Monday meet me!


Friday, June 27, 2014

Five for Friday!

Linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

Yesterday we made the 600+ mile trip to see our family in NY. It was a long long long drive.

This was a rest stop in VA. I tried to get both dogs in, but apparently I only got Drake's crazy tongue in it.

 This is Chen looking grumpy because it took us 30 minutes to get through the 10 miles of Maryland that is part of our trip.
Last night we went to Friendly's! Ho I have missed thee!! There are Friendly's in VA and SC but not NC :(

Now I am off to go see my family!!!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


So u am on summer break, but I am one of those people who can't sit still. So what do I do? Google like crazy to figure out how to make my blog cute. 

It's not professional or perfect, but it is 100% me. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Peek at my Week

I am linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings Peek at my Week!

As of Wednesday, June 18 at 3PM I was on summer vacations, making this my frst full week of summer vacation! It is also my first real summer vacation since the summer of 2005 (right before my senior year of high school), so I am not sure how to handle this.

Monday through Wednesday I plan on cutting, laminating, reading, and hanging by the pool.
My facebook friends are going to get sick of these pictures this summer, especially my family and friends in NY.

Thursday I take the 12 hour drive to NY for my one week with them (my hubby is going back to school and has summer classes). Friday is my mom's 50th birthday party. Saturday is the rehearsal for my best friend's wedding, and Sunday is the big day. I can not wait to see my best friend get married. Also, now that I typed my best friend's wedding, it makes me really want to watch the movie, I love that movie!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Five for Friday 6/20

Yesterday was my first official day of summer vacation and this is what I did for half the day. It was amazing!

In the evening I got lucky enough to watch like 4mula Fun's All Things Interactive Notebook Webinar. AMAZING!!! I learned so much and got some great ideas to use next year!! There were some technacal issues, but it was worked through and you can see it on youtube now. Part 1 and Part 2! I do plan on blogging about what I learned sometime soon, but you all should watch her!!!

This is my craft room, or as my teammates and I have nick named it: my crap room. 
My charter school is in the process of expanding and we were in a temporary space for the 2013-2014 school year. Starting in August we will be in our permanent home, but that means until then my school stuff had to go somewhere. It is a big old mess, but it has gotten better since this picture. I hope to have it all cleaned/organized before school starts.

And now some pictures of my family that I am excited to be spending lots of time with for my first summer vacation as a teacher!

Dollar Tree
Today I am going to Denny's! On your birthday they give you a free grad slam, and today just happens to be my birthday! After my free meal with the Hubs, going to the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree by this Denny's is AMAZING!!! It is HUGE and has everything you see on their website, but you don't have to order it because it is all there!!!!!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Positive Thinking Thursday 6/19/14

Trying to get back into the groove of things and linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for Positive Thinking Thursday!!

Yes, it has.

I am sure I am not the only one who needs this reminder every now and then. This week was one of them. My husband has heart problems, and he is on medicine that helps control it and has controlled it for at least two years now. Tuesday he texted me while I was at school for a teacher work day saying he was in SVT. I left and took him to hte hospital, his heart rate was up to 165. It wasn't the first time this has happened/I saw it, but doesn't make it easier. The nurses went to get the medicine to make his heart rate go back down, and all of a sudden his heart decided to go back to normal. Very thankful it did and he is okay, but in those moments it is terrifying. But I know this struggle along with others past and to come will help me continue to be the person I am.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An Update

Well I have been pretty busy and not doing any blogging. But, today was my last day of teacher work days, which means I did make it through my first year teaching!

Last week we met the new member for our 4th grade team (my school is a charter school that is expanding). She was a first grade teacher this year at my school, but the younger grades just aren't for her. She's pretty awesome and wicked excited about interactive notebooks and science weekly five! Today we also found out there is actually going to be 6 fourth grade rooms. We know nothing about this person other than they have been hired. I just hope she fits in with us. I had an AMAZING team this year and we get along AMAZINGLY, I don't want anyone to mess it up.

I have been doing some thinking/planning for next year and I just can not wait to go back (I've been on summer vacation for all of 4 hours)! I decided I am going to try out some brag tags this year after reading a bunch of other blogs about them and their effectiveness. I wish I had tons of money to buy some, but I don't, so I am going to make them myself! 

Other than that my summer will be full of sleeping, reading, and watching TV!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Reading List Linky

It's 2AM here and I am wide awake for no reason, so what better time to link up with Funky in Fourth's summer read linky!


I have already started Guided Math (2 chapters left!). I am in love, and I just don't know why I hadn't heard of this sooner. It just makes sense. I can not wait until next school year to implement!

I haven't started Notice and Note but I am very excited to get more knowledge about close reading. I started trying close reading at the end of this year, but I know I can do so much better!



My grade level texts/young adult novels are what I enjoy reading for fun. I am very lucky to live near a Scholastic Warehouse and went to their big sale a few weeks ago. I spent way too much money but I got a TON of books, cheap.
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