Friday, July 29, 2016

Five for Friday and a B2S FREEBIE


AND... just like that, summer is over.  I'm heading back to school on Monday and I'm NOT ready.  I created an easy weekly planner that I will be using to keep myself organized. I had something similar last year but wanted a little something different for this year.  I'll just keep this on my clip board and jot down things to keep me on track.  Here's the link to download it for FREE.  Let me know what you think.




If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that this summer we went on a nine day road trip to Kentucky to tour the Bourbon Trail.  I DO NOT drink dark liquor, but since I'm a good sport I smiled as the mister and I toured SEVEN distilleries!!!  It was worth it because we got to take this little cutie along with us.

I'm pretending to enjoy myself in this pic!!!



was very lazy this summer but I did manage to get in some Cross Fit about 5-6 days a week.  Has anyone else drank the Cross Fit kool-aid?

This was my personal record for my back squat.


Last week I attended the Tennessee Education Association's training to become a Candidate Support Provider.  So basically I'll be able to mentor new NBCT candidates and get paid.  We've always helped candidates but never got paid, so I'm pretty excited.  

This is my 9th year as a NBCT and I just renewed in May.  Has anyone else renewed yet?



I'll leave you with this little funny.  It made me giggle!!  You can see more of my silliness on my Facebook page.



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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

End of the Year and some FREEBIES

How did this happen?  It's the end of May already!  Don't get me wrong, I'm ready for summer but WOW.
If you're like me you are trying to keep things in your classroom as normal as possible to keep the kiddos calm.

Here are a few resources I'm putting to good use right now.
These are activities that require very little explanation so you can even copy these and make them into booklet for your early finishers.  You can get it HERE.






This one is a fun one, too!  Get it HERE.




Now for the FREE stuff!!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Writing-Mini-Pack-1246451
(Click the pic to go to link)

This is PERFECT for some independent writing time.  The word bank with pictures is a life saver.

And I'll leave you with this BUMP addition mat.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8gZtwkl_K17elFEUjNfR0Q3dFU/view
(Click the pic to download)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Giving Back to our Earth with Crayola ColorCycle

Looking for an easy way to give back to our Earth? 
You may have already heard of this, but if not, listen up!!

The Crayola company uses old markers and recycles and repurposes them to create energy and other natural resources.  To read more about this green initiative and many others click here.
                                    


It's so easy!  Just place a box or bin in your classroom or in a central location at your school and instead of throwing away those dried up magic markers and dry erase markers, drop them in the ColorCycle Bin.  When it gets full, count them, box them up, and print a postage paid shipping label and let FedEx Ground pick up!!  It doesn't get much easier than that!







When you introduce this initiative to your students you can use some of these fun, fact-filled lesson plans to assist you.