What a Week!

Oooh. It’s been a week.

Sunday I felt a little crummy, but I still went to work on Monday. I actually ended up taking a half day and leaving at 11:30 because I felt so bad.

This week has been crazy busy at school. We began tutoring after school 3x a week due to the impending TESTING. One day is for reading and two are for math.

I have also been ignoring the linky parties, so I’m here to link up!

First up is Tried it Tuesday! (I know, it’s no longer Tuesday. FAIL)

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Let me just say that Ladybug’s Teacher Files is AWESOME. She posted about a week ago about the Great Pencil Challenge. I printed the file IMMEDIATELY. We began the next day. The jist of this is that you challenge the students to see how long they can keep one pencil. I put their numbers on their pencil. And so far it is going so well. The first week I only had TWO children not have their pencils on Friday. This from a class that has probably used over 500 pencils this year! YAY! (We did break yet another sharpener, oh well).

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For Workshop Wednesday (Hey! I’m only a day late with this one!), Jivey asked for a small group reading text. When I student taught I used Because of Winn Dixie. Boys and girls both loved it and it is a great way to teach so many different themes, standards. Right now I’m doing two book clubs. I have a group of girls (levels Y & Z) reading Stuart Little. I have a group of boys (all Z) reading Travel Team. The boys love this book. They are all into sports and think it is so cool! I love finding books they are genuinely interested in!

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And of course, I have to link up with Farley! And I Heart Recess!

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I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday! It’s field day so hopefully that will be awesome!

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First Post: Currently (April)

Welcome to my little corner of this blogging world. For my first post, I’m going to link up with Farley for the April Currently. Image

 

Listening: I have become addicted to HGTV over Spring Break. Possibly because I’m currently looking for an apartment/house?

Loving: Spring Break. Of course! You never realize how much you really just need to sit around and do nothing until you get a week to relax.

Thinking: One more quarter. I think I can, I think I can.

Wanting: We have a T.A. that rotates through our classrooms, but I only get her for about 2 hours a week. In an age when I have so much differentiation in my classroom, it’s difficult to meet every child’s needs on my own.

Needing: Even though I got lots of sleep this past week, I can always use more!

Advice: Sometimes, I really need to take my own advice. I agree to do too much sometimes. Oopsies.