May 22, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 22nd}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at http://thirdgradethinkers8.blogspot.com/2013/06/words-for-week.htmlthe bottom of this post in the linky tool. Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog. Happy Weekend!

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I have now been out of school for one week. So, I know you are just dying to know WHAT has occupied my time this past week. I have actually been really busy- cleaning, catching up on paperwork, washing 100 loads of laundry, filing documents, cooking {and eating}, reading…and sleeping. Oh, how I love summer break!!! But, sadly.. Five for Friday is a little boring this week. I took like 6 pictures this week and 1/2 of them were actually screen-shots of stuff I wanted to remember.

 

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The really, really, REALLY  good news is that I am leaving in the morning for a beach vacation. The laziest week of the year will officially begin and I can be honest and tell you that getting dressed will be the most work I do all week.

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The beach is also my time to read. Even though I read a lot. I REALLY read at the beach. My stack is packed and ready to go! I read on my Kindle at home and reading a real book is always a change. {1} I can’t read in the dark {2} I never can find a random piece of paper to use as a bookmark {3} I cannot click on a word when I need a definition {4} My clock is not at the top of the book to tell me the time.. I realize I have on a watch and my phone is always close by but it is NOT the same!

I know lots of people prefer to actually have a book in their hands but after you get used to a Kindle or any e-reader it is hard to put a real book back in your hands. But, I cannot see my Kindle screen in the sun so I must resort back.

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Yesterday was National Red Nose Day. Until this year I had never heard of this- but I have seen it all over the internet and tv the last few days. And what do you know.. I own a RED NOSE. Never underestimate a teacher’s ability to have useless junk hanging around.

{and don’t get too excited that this is the 2nd week in a row I have posted a selfie!}

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And just a reminder that I am giving away a Modern Teacher planner and you have just a few more hours to enter! Click over to THIS BLOG POST to enter. April will be picking a winner soon!!! Good luck. I am in ♥ with mine!!!

May 15, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 15th}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool. Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog. Happy Weekend!

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Done! Another year is finished and we are out for SUMMER! This year literally flew by in record speed. It was a good year and I am looking forward to sleeping in and enjoying my summer.

 

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And now my room looks like this.. piled high! The more I can stack up the less that will have to be moved out of my room for summer cleaning so I don’t mind.

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Thursday before the kids left we went outside and let our butterflies go. All five caterpillars made it through the life cycle this year. We had a little one that I was unsure was able to fly but he did manage to fly out and get see free!

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As an end of the year treat we had a Cereal Bar Party. Seriously this was the EASIEST and BEST breakfast party I have ever seen. The kids LOVED it. They ate so much and it was so easy to prep and get together. And we only had one kid that didn’t eat cereal but she ate it dry so she was a happy camper too.

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I am giving a Modern Teacher planner away in THIS BLOG POST. You should definitely jump over and enter!

May 13, 2015

A Modern Teacher: Personal Planner {review & giveaway}

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Planners are hugely popular right now. And, everybody either has one or has been shopping for the perfect match to their life. I have bought a few myself and even made my own. But, NONE of them compare to the quality of the planners of A Modern Teacher.

Last year, I had the opportunity to meet and hang out with April when some of my blogging teacher friends met up in San Antonio. She is a teacher turned super mom. Her goal is to help teachers and understands what a teacher and a busy girl needs!

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She has a line of personal planners and lesson planners. She sent me the black and white polka dot personal planner and I fell in ♥love♥ at first sight! Seriously!

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This functional and fabulous personal planner is here to bridge your two passions (home and school) so you can do the important work: teach! From one teacher to another, I hope you can use this resource to organize and plan better. {April’s store description}

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This planner is perfect for the teacher who does online lesson planning, types their lessons, team plans, or uses a software program. Why? Because this planner is meant to provide you with an overview of what you will be doing in your classroom while keeping track of your personal life. {April’s store description}

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This includes:

• 12 Monthly Calendars August 2015-July 2016 (weeks start on Sunday)
• 2 page spread calendars
• Weekly Calendars August 2015-July 2016
• Colorful laminated tabbed dividers
• Overview of teacher essentials like:
Curriculum overview for the 2015-2016 year for 6 subjects/areas
Admin Info
Substitute Info
Student Birthdays
Parent Contact Info
Class Schedule
a section providing places to write down meeting notes, projects, ideas

* black and white inside pages printed on heavy white
* paper inside pages measure 8x9 1/2,
with coil binding: 9x9 1/2
* about 1" thickness
*bound by copper colored coil binding
*high-gloss sturdy front and back covers

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The quality of this planner is amazing! I cannot wait to start a new school year with this in my hand. It’s beautiful but functional wrapped  into one. I am certain you will love it as much as I do.

April has offered a discount to you if you would like to order yourself one. Enter code YAY10 for 10% off your planner.

And I am really excited to give one away to a lucky person…

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May 8, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 8th}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool. Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

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This cute button is from Amy. We are down to ONE week. Thursday is my last day with students and Friday is a work day. And, this next week is jammed packed with end of the year activates so it should FLY by!

Next week includes a breakfast party, Award’s Day Program, Bingo Party, two half days and lots of end of the year work! Here’s to a great last week of school!

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We made these little tiny flower pot arrangements this week for Mother’s Day gifts. They turned out really cute.

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These are some little end of the year treats. The berry boxes of tic tacs came from the Dollar Tree. They were in a pack 3/$1.00. I printed a simple tag and slid the box and the tag into some small ziplock bags.

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Our last centers for the year are from my Ice Cream Math Centers Pack. This is one of my favorite products!

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And in other news…

We are patiently waiting on our 5 butterflies to emerge from their chrysalis. We are trying to be patient. But, ALL week they have been just sitting there doing nothing. Maybe we will have some butterflies Monday morning. {sorry no pics! There is just not much to see! HA!}

Happy Mother’s Day! Have a blessed and happy weekend!