Sunday, September 29, 2013
Recently our new principal gave us a dream come true. Our entire staff got new iPads. Now the search is on for apps. I am a big fan of freebies. Haha. What teacher does not like a free app. Now if I find an extraordinary app for .99 I will take the plunge.
These apps are kid tested , so far bug free, and common core friendly:
These apps are for elementary age students. I teach 5th grade and they have approved of them. The favorite is math zombies.
We begin cells this week, so I am anxious to see if it is helpful. Kids like to play with it and the amebia app but the true test is the quiz! Not shown is the socrative app. LOVE it. Online quiz app that grades and emails you a spread sheet.
My students using our Crome lab and taking a quiz on socrative! They love it. One young lady is testing it out on her tablet. Works great. I am very excited about our district using BYOD this year. I am taking full advantage of this everyday.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
This is a year of last. Today was our last parents weekend. My daughter will be graduating in December from Clemson University. We are so proud of her. I have relived my college days through her and once again they come to an end all to quick. My advice to her was Stay In School. Lol. We all have to grow up, but we miss our years of young fun, no worries, and college football.
Monday, September 2, 2013
But my planning is very time consuming. With common core for Math and trying to help students adjust, it is very stressful. I am very fortunate to have sweet kids, loving dogs, and an amazing family.
It is nice to come home and relax with a cup of coffee before more planning and research. With this peaceful backyard I can get much accomplished. I can see great things happening this year.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
As I sit at my desk Friday reflecting over my week, I feel very blessed. I have great ladies on my hall to work with this year, a wonderful new principal that treats me as a professional and a soothing classroom to work. I am excited to welcome my new students. I am working on my roll, writing name tags, and praying over each child. I have a sense of peace this year. Monday morning will come early but this is going to be a great year!
I hope all teachers and students treasure this year and what it holds for us.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Today was our shopping day. We started our little road trip at Starbucks. Then off to South Park Mall. We had a fantastic time. The shops are amazing and such a wide variety. We were pleasantly surprised to find a Lilly store. We always feel so at home in any Lilly store we find.
My dream store was here as well. Who wouldn't want to go to Hermes. If I ever win the lottery, this store is mine.
Tory Burch is always nice to pick up a pair of earrings, necklace or look for that perfect bag. Kate Spade has the cutest bracelets and shoes. Our day was full of little surprises.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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Monday, August 5, 2013
ISo excited to be taking a day to go shopping with my daughter. Doing some last semester in college shopping. Looking for special buys is always fun.
Of course on our list is a stop by Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer and Hermes. The sacrifices a mother makes for her daughter is what brings joy to my heart.
This is from our last shopping trip in charleston. Wonder what we will find?
She is such a blessing.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
As mentioned in an earlier post, our school theme is light house of learning and leadership. I do buy store bought items, but it is always fun to add a personal touch when you make something. This year I painted this light house. It has tabs on it so,I can make it 3-D. It will go on my board our side my door to welcome and inspire students. The light coming from the top says " Let your light shine so other can see your great work".
This the board in progress...it is taking more work than anticipated, so I had to get help. My daughter has helped me since she was little. She very creative. A fishing net goes over the entire board. The light house on the left side so light shines out over top. I hope it will last the year.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
I spent the past week planning for a new Math curriculum. I am very excited to implement what we planned. Now to find all the manipulative and supplies we will need. This calls for me to be creative.
our first module is place value. We need to order place value disk. The problem is cost. I did find a deal on eBay, but here is my creativity...
This is what I need. This is a set that will work for two students. So, 31.46 x 5 sets. Seeing a Dilemma here, I came up with this DIY project
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Little Lady in the South: A Night on the Town: My mom & I love to try new restaurants and have a girls night when my dads off fishing. We went to this new place called the Mason Jar...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
The birth was announced via a formal press release issued by Kensington Palace, which stated that the duchess "was safely delivered of a son" at 4:24 p.m., local time, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz.