Sunday, December 15, 2013

Five for Friday! (late, of course) 12-15-13

Good evening, all!  Linking up once again with Doodle Bugs Teaching 
for her Five for Friday linky party!  

1.  I am loving being on Teachers Pay Teachers!!!  It is seriously so much fun buying and making items to sell!  Please take a look at my newest product!  Winter Fraction Scoot!  It can also be used as a Math Center or as task cards on a document projector!

2.  Staff Christmas Party!  We had our staff Christmas party last night and it was awesome!  We had a great time eating at On The Border and then had an ugly sweater party afterwards!  Here is a pic of some of our ugly sweaters! (I'm the one in the snowman sweater!)

3.  5 days until CHRISTMAS BREAK!  We have Benchmark testing this upcoming week and I am absolutely not excited about it!  I really hope that my students try their very hardest!  This is kind of how I've been feeling...

4.  We had our PTA movie night this past Friday and it was a success!  The students appeared to be having a lot of fun and I know that the teachers had fun socializing as well!  I honestly work with some of the most fun people of all time!

5.  I am PUMPED for more Christmas parties and activities to come this upcoming week!  There is so much going on and so many fun things happening, but it is my hope that I keep in the forefront of my mind the real reason for the season.  Merry CHRISTmas!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday Made It! TpT and Christmas!

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It Linky Party!

1.  Last night I created two new products for my TpT store!  They are super simple and super cute!
First is my Math Mania- I Have, Who Has? Division Edition!  Great for review of simple division facts and mental math!  Check it out HERE!

Second is my Math Mania- I Have, Who Has? Multiplication Edition!  Again, super simple and a great way to quickly review those multiplication facts that every student needs to know!  Check it out HERE!

2.  Today I also made a ton of goodie bags for our staff Christmas party this weekend!  Inside is candy and a little card that may or may not have a secret code for a secret game that each person will play for prizes!  Can't wait!  Here is a picture of one of the goodie bags!  Nothing super special, but it will be fun nonetheless!

3.  I don't have a picture for this one, but I will post some soon!  Today I got together with some of my coworkers and crafted our "ugly sweaters" for an upcoming get-together!  We had a blast!  I am so blessed to work with such fun, genuine, and funny people.  Love my ladies!  

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Peek at my Week [Snowed-In Edition!]

I just got word that my district is closed again tomorrow!  With frigid temperatures and residential roads still a mess, they have decided to close another day!  That makes for one happy mommy! Until the end of the year when we have to make it up, that is!

I am linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughing for her Peek at my Week linky party!

The first thing on the agenda this week, if we ever get back to school, is Benchmark Testing.  Blah!  It is super stressful for the students but it gives us good data to go off of for small groups and such.  Based on my class's last benchmark scores they have a lot of improving to do!  

We are also going to continue our "Myths, Gods, and Goddesses" unit.  My students love it! I don't think they have been this enthralled with anything this year as they are with this unit.  They really enjoy listening to the stories and learning about mythical characters.  This week we will be reading myths out of the book D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths and extracting sentences within the text to discuss their impact on the story overall.  Exciting, huh?!

In Math we will be finishing up our unit on Dividing Decimals.  Going to do some activities relating word problems to real life situations in which they will have to use division with decimals in their future.  I try to make math as real as possible for them since so many of them struggle with it.

I hope everyone has a great week!  And be sure to link up!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Five for Friday Linky & Recipe!!!!

This is my first Five for Friday in forever!  I am linking up with Doodle Bugs for her weekly linky that I have missed so much!

1.  I had an INCREDIBLE week with my students!  Something seems to have finally clicked with them and they realize that if they give a little, that I will as well!  We had so much fun!  I am still doing the app called Class Dojo with my class and they really love it.  Each time they earn 50 points they get to scan a QR Code that I created and it gives them a prize of some sort!  They love it and so do I!  I love me some Class Dojo!  If you haven't tried it out yet I highly encourage that you do so!

2.  Teacher's pay Teacher's!  I have made a couple new items this week and posted them!  I am really excited to get some of my hard work out there for other teachers to use!  Please check out my super cute and super cheap stuff in my store!  My Christmas Division Scoot is my favorite so far!  Here is a pic of it! 

3.  New Slow Cooker Recipe!  Today I wanted to make a delicious slow cooker chicken dish so I decided to try something new!  It is super simple and only takes a couple of ingredients!  My family LOVED it! Even my little girl!

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
4 Chicken Breasts
1 package Taco Seasoning
1 can Cream of Chicken
1 can Rotel (drained)
1/2 cup Sour Cream

Place chicken breasts in crockpot.  Pour taco seasoning over chicken.  In a bowl, mix together cream of chicken and rotel.  Pour cream of chicken/rotel mixture over chicken.  Cook on high 4 hours.  After the 4 hours, shred chicken with with two forks, add sour cream, and mix gently.

Serve in a warm tortilla with a side of mexican rice for an easy, delicious meal!

It was seriously SOOOO delicious!

4.  TODAY WAS OUR FIRST SNOW DAY OF THE YEAR!  We got about 5 inches of snow, if not more!  My family had fun playing in the snow for a few minutes today!  Isn't she soooo adorable?!

5.  And finally, I got most of my Christmas shopping done this week!  I love the holidays, but gift buying certainly is a little stressful!  I can't wait to give them out!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday $1.00 Product on TpT!!!!

Make sure to check out my first "paid for" product on TpT!  It is a Decimal Multiplication Scoot that is super fun!  And what's even better is that it's only $1.00!

I love shopping on there and supporting other teachers!  Have a happy Cyber Monday!!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I'm back! Currently and TpT!!!

Whew! It's been way too long since I've been on here.  I was obsessed for quite a while and then it seems like I just dropped off the face of the earth! I desperately need to do some catching up on some of my favorite blogs!

I think that the real reason I have not blogged much lately has been that I have had a really rough year so far.  My class is really tough and I have been working my little tail off to try to make things better!  What was wonderful was that my last two days before Thanksgiving Break were heavenly!  And because my students were so great we did some fun activities, made videos about the French and Indian war on Educreations, played Scoot, Bingo and had lots of iPad free time!  I'm trying to convince them that when they do what I ask I will reward them with fun activities!

This has been an incredible week.  Like I already said, my students were wonderful and Thanksgiving was great as well!  Spent a lot of quality time with my daughter and all of my other family members.  Got some things done around the house, got some Christmas shopping done and even took Olivia's Christmas pics today!  They are beautiful!

I am linking up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for the December Currently! 

Oh, and please go check out my first "for sale" item on TpT!  It is a Decimal Multiplication Scoot that is super cute and only $1.00!  I am wanting to make more products in the future to put on there.  I'm excited!

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