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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekend Happiness

Oh the happiness of a clean cabinet! I moved schools over the summer. We were given time to unpack, but I was shortened by two weeks. They needed to get rid of some "small visitors". I already had plans to go away - so I did. But it just meant unpacking faster and messier than I had planned. I shoved things in the closets to get the boxes emptied. I had started out a little neater, but then they said stay home and away from your room. So I shoved it all in! :-(  It's hot in the building on the weekend. I just couldn't bring myself to go in in that heat. Plus I think I might be getting hot flashes! :-0 So this Saturday I decided I wanted needed to go in! I knew my center signs were in there somewhere! I FOUND THEM!! YEA!! I pulled everything out of the cabinet and "organized" it by topic - abc's, beginning sounds, rhyming, general materials - on the tables. Then I put it all back neatly. I cleaned out too!!! I filled 3/4 of the recycling can! Yee haw! We finally switched from D'nealian to Handwriting Without Tears. So anything I had with D'Nealian went out. Sorry D'Nealian. :-( It felt really good! I also walked up to one of my teaching partners to eat lunch at her house. She makes a mean pb &j! It was just what I wanted. Then my sweet college daughter texted and said she was coming to visit and see the new school. She needed a little support with her lesson planning for her jr block! It was AWESOME to see her! She is such a big help too! I hope I helped her as much as she helped me. Now I only have the math cabinet to do, the art supplies, the 2 filing cabinets, the desk and the guided reading supplies! OH MY! One week at a time..... I'm hoping that once the cool weather starts (tomorrow!) and the meetings slow down (wishful thinking)  I won't mind staying a little after school to do one or two little clean outs! Here's hoping! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Keeping My Promise to Myself

Well, I promised myself that I would blog once a week. So I was planning on doing that Friday night and it is now Sunday night. Better late than never! I had a few ideas about what I wanted to blog about and decided I would go with what made me sooo happy this year! 
At the back to school sale on TPT this year, I bought myself Schroder Shenanigans in Second's Blog Binder. This is the link to her site about it. http://thebalancingacticalllife.blogspot.com/search/label/blog%20binder
This link will take you to TPT to get it. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Organizing-BUNDLE-Checklist-Blogging-Binder-AND-Tpt-Purchase-Binder-in-ONE-1195631

Did anyone notice that the font changed??? I don't get it but oh well!

Anyway I loved putting it together!
It was sooo much fun! Then I laminated section dividers for it and took it to Office Max for them to bind it. I think I could be addicted to that! Even my hubby was impressed that it was so cheap to do! Plus I had a back to school coupon!! <3  AND.....  I have written my ideas in it! So far it is working! I need to write down the Linky's that I want to join in on and get the schedule down. Here's hoping!! Thank you soo much for such a great resource!!!

And the other <3 of my life right now is my Teacher Planner! I was lucky enough to win this last year from A Modern Teacher! I used some of it but didn't have take the time to get everything together that I wanted! But this summer was different!  So... I printed and organized and customized and WOW! I am soo happy! My friends are soo jealous! They think it is beautiful! And it fits my polka dot theme for my classroom.
Here is a link to April's blog: http://www.amodernteacher.com/2014/07/03/tournament-day-2/  and here is the link to TPT for you to get one too: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teacher-Binder-Planner-Organizer-BUNDLE-Happy-Day-Editable-wCCSS-1234646
So here it is! I just HEART this book! And look... Office Max used a white binder! I didn't even have to ask! It just makes me happy looking at it! And it was sooo much fun to go through all the options and put in what I wanted! April, thank you for the chance to win this awesome resource! It is incredible! Sorry the picture is sideways!
Well, there - I blogged about two wonderful things I am using this school year! Here's hoping they keep me on track this year. :) Have an awesome week everyone!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Currently

Ok It has been a LONG time since I have blogged! I am really trying to make it a commitment this year! But as I type, I don't think my Currently will be able to be seen! Really - this has been a nice, relaxing day. A few little bumps in it - mostly klutzy stuff. So that's normal! I have some blog posts in my head - so hopefully that will help! OR you will get three posts in one day! lol  Here's hoping!  Oh I think I got it!! Yea me!!! I think I learned a new program too! Google Picasa! Thank you Teacher to the Core for the help! Here's hoping you hear from me a lot this year!