I have discovered in teaching at a new school in a new state a lot of methods, resources, and just plain old stuff is different (excuse the use of the word stuff I realize that is not using academic language, bleh). In learning new procedural techniques and adjusting I have learned that I am in despair without my iPad, that was provided from my other school. During my guided reading block of time, I have found multiple uses for an iPad. First a few apps are essential, those being Level Book and the Running Record app. Level Book keeps up with all of your running records for each student. It will allow you to go back at any time and replay the reading and is great for data tracking, which unfortunately is a huge part of teaching....data....The school I am currently a part of does not provide iPad's for teachers in grades 3-5th, thus posing a problem. In stating all of this I have written a donors choose project to hopefully fund an iPad for our guided reading instruction. If you would like to donor towards our goal we would greatly appreciate it. You can click the image below to go to our site to read, digest, and donate towards a great cause. Thank you!!
Sunday, January 10, 2016
I am a little late linking up with Lisa over at Pawsitively Teaching for the January Pick 3, due to I just got back into the swing of school after being off for our two week winter break. I love to link up with this fun top Pinterest Picks. Who doesn't need an excuse to waste time indulging on there, I sure do.
This Pinterest find is accompanied with another Pinterest skip counting song that I found that has changed the way we learn our multiplication facts and learning the multiples of a number. I found that after we learned our facts 2-10 that we had to find a song for our 11 and 12 times tables. Here is a cute elevens I found with this adorable koala.
Life changer video:
I took the small size anchor chart paper and wrote the chants on them and then had the kids decorate them. They hang on our wall and the students love to sing everyday before our math lessons begin.
The next Pinterest find is to brag on a website that I use in my class everyday. The website is Moby Max, which is a one stop shop from data tracking, RTI, common core lessons, math facts, vocabulary instruction, grammar, reading and math. It is just amazing. Check out Moby Max here. Did I mention it is free??
I am trying to be more health conscious of my eating, so of course my lovely hubby told me that I should do a ketogenic diet (basically low-carb). I thought, ok I'll give it a try. I like the fact that on Sunday's we meal prep and I found this link to help me with my grocery list for meal prepping.
As you can see I have been very busy and I have neglected my precious blog. I mean really who wants to follow a blogger who never blogs?! Let me catch you up on my face paced life. School let out last year at the end of May. I was married two weeks later. Our wedding was everything we ever dreamed of and more. Our only regret is that we didn't rent the reception venue all night. Little did we know we would be having the time of our lives (instead of being dead dog tired like I thought). Our wedding day was amazing. The weather couldn't have been any more beautiful. For the beginning of June it was not too hot and the sky was just and blue and clear as the ocean. There was little to no cloud coverage. Here are a few preview pictures...
The chapel was located in Chattanooga, Tennessee on the campus of the University of Tennessee (where both of I attended school). Patten Chapel was build in the early nineteen hundreds and is almost a century old. It is amazingly gorgeous (I know bad use of adjectives for a teacher). Here are a few pictures of the inside...
Ok enough about the chapel, now to the dress. The dress was an elegant fit and flair, designed by Stella York (an Australian). I found the dress at a store in Atlanta. The store will remain nameless because I don't want to send business their way. I absolutely loved my dress don't get me wrong, but the interactions I had with them were pain staking. The dress was ivory lace, with an oyster underlay to really make the lace stand out. The bridesmaid's dresses were Bill Levkoff and I loved how each girl selected her own. I felt like that gave them ownership in their own personal dresses. Here are some more visuals.
Planning my wedding was one of the most enjoyable events in my life thus far. A lot of people think of it as a stressful grueling process. I enjoyed every minute of the ride. I would love to give a shout out to my florist (who is a teacher what what?!). She teaches middle school now, but she use to own her own florist store. She did an AMAZING job. Also another shout out to the baker. Dan the Cake Man is the bomb diggity. I think the cake tasting process was Wes' favorite of all the wedding festivities. The wedding cake was strawberry and white chocolate vanilla, with butter cream strawberry filling and was to die for. I can't wait until our year anniversary to have another taste. Wes' grooms cake was chocolate on chocolate with a Duck Dynasty flair.
Now to the groom and his crew. I thought the pictures of Wes and his groomsmen were adorable. Here are a few:
Isn't the cotton adorable??? I had to brag on myself. I made them!
Ok enough anticipation... I know if you're reading this you are like where is the juicy stuff?!?!
Here are a few of our favorites...
That right there folks is how the hashtag #itsapalmerlife came into existence and the rest is history....