I'm popping in to catch ya'll up on my week. I will say that so far this quarter has been way better than last quarter:) Yeah, happy me! Things still haven't slowed down though and I feel terrible that I don't get to blog (or read blogs) nearly as much as I would like to.......
So here's what I have been up to lately.....teacher and non-teacher related...lol! My puke of pics:)
First of all, I got to do a little retail therapy this week:) I've lost 30 pounds so far and my clothes don't fit:) That's a good thing, right? ;) So I bought so new fun stuff and purged my closet!
Purging my closet felt really good:)
I applied for and received 2 different grants and was able to add some great technology to my classroom:) So excited about these! The kids have been loving using them. My kiddos still aren't as fluent in multiplication facts as they should be so they have been doing lots of math on them. I'm looking for any great phonics apps for my ELL students....if ya know of any, or ANY super apps, please leave them in the comments:)
We are still working on growing our vocabulary and words that spice up our writing. This week we did a little mini lesson using word continuums. They worked in small groups to put this little pile of words in order from quietest to loudest.
Each group had a few that were in a little different order and it was neat to hear them "validate" why they put them in the order they did. There's really no wrong answer.....just getting them to think about the words they use and finding words that are even better:)
This little angel brought the teacher an apple! Well, she painted a pumpkin like an apple and gave it to me:)
Had my first Starbucks since I started my diet/new eating routine....
Skinny, decaf pumpkin spice latte........umm........HEAVEN!!!!
Finally, I was supposed to go see Tay today and then plans fell through at the last minute....bummed out momma but I stayed busy and made these adorable multiplication and division flashcards from Molly at Lessons with Laughter! They are sooooo cute and I found these adorable bags at Target (thanks Molly) to put them in for math workshop with my kiddos next week.
There's a look into my crazy week:) Hope you had a great week! Have a blessed weekend!