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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hello Lovelies and Power Standards!

Wow, wow, wow! I haven't posted in a long whiles so if you are still a follower... HOORAY!!! Like every other teacher, I was super busy with the end of year activities, assessments, and celebrations! My firsties are going to be second graders!
The last day of school was on Thursday with a teacher workday on Friday. I was back at another school yesterday for my district's Summer Math Academy! This is where our district has 3 full days of professional development concerning math to K-3 teachers and this year it's focused on common core! I was supposed to be an attendee but somehow I managed myself to be a PRESENTER of a class! Say whaaaat? Yes, I am presenting a class on one of our school program's website! I feel honored and just so cool to be presenting! :)
Fancy Schmancy Name Tag LOL!
I didn't present one of the classes yesterday, so I was able to attend another one and it was based on Power Standards. Is anyone familiar with Power Standards?
From what I heard {from this 2 hour class}, Power Standards are standards that your school "focuses" on. It seemed to me that these would be the "important" standards that your kiddos would NEED to know. HMMM!
I also heard about setting a school goal for all math assessments and reteaching/reassessing until our kiddos hit that goal! Wow!!! I will post more information as soon as I get it!
I'm excited and anxious for next year to start! I have so many ideas but not enough time.
I still have a TON of pictures from the end of the year {2 field trips, Mother's Day, etc.} that I need to post about... add that to my to-do list...
I also want to post about Whole Brain Teaching more... since they started a certification process... add that to my to-do list...
I hope everyone is safe and healthy! :) Enjoy the summer, ladies... I know I will! I start summer school on Friday... blah!!
Laters, baby... HAHAHA {sorry, had to throw that in... I'm on the last book of the trilogy!}

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

End of the Year Skills Review! Quick quick giveaway!

Helloooo lovelies! It's a great day... a Wednesday.... which means it is almost Thursday and then ALMOST Friday! Woop woop!
Summer is fast approaching! We have 11 school days left and one of those is a field trip {a week before school ends EEEEKK!} I am using this time to review skills that haven't been exactly mastered!
So, I am working on an End of the Year Skills Review Pack. It will have summer-themed centers that can be used at the end of the year!
I have had this center floating around on my computer and I thought I would share it for a quick giveaway. Here is the cover page:
Here is the preview!!!
This center will be a part of the summer-themed End of the Year Review Pack! It will be on TpT as a FREEBIE for 24 hours! It is 3:15 AZ time right now!! Grab it {HERE} or click the images above!!! I would love to hear some feedback on TpT if you grab it ;)
I can't wait to get this pack ready to go! Hopefully by this weekend!
On personal news, the husband had his citizenship interview today! Yay, he is now a U.S. Citizen! I am so proud of him! He worked really hard to get where he is today! :)
I am taking him out to lunch to celebrate... YUM SUSHI!
Check out these awesome giveaways!

Classroom Companion
31! Giveaway!!! AWESOME

Run Miss Nelsons got the Camera
Miss Nelson always has some amazing giveaways... I am hoping to win one soon! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Currently and Sale!

I missed March and April... actually did them just didn't post them!!! Ooops! 
Well I wrote this up earlier... I no longer hear my little one slurping her grapefruit... LOL
I have just a few weeks of school left! I can't believe how fast it's going! My second year is already ending!
I didn't do the Insanity workout today... haha I did exactly as I was thinking! I did it for the past 3 days and I can barely bend down!!! Haha I'm so so sore! Has anyone else done this???
Speaking of exercise... I love me some sweets... particularly craving frozen yogurt or custard... YUM!
I am almost done cutting all of my centers... my bestie is helping me with those! This is the big ol' roll of lamination that I had!
I pretend to Know-It-All even though I don't but I do love learning about everything!!! I also really love reading... one of my passions so that would be my platform!! :) Hehehe the pageant title was a tough one... mine is lame 
Well, alrighty then!
Head on over to Farley's blog to check it out and join!
Head on over to my TpT store and score 20 percent off all of my items and add 10% from TpT...
Check out the items that are in my TpT shop...Click on any of the images below to head on over!!!
I have my cart full and ready to check out! :)
Go enter TN's Teacher Appreciation Week Sweepstakes!!! I just did!
Check out Swimming in Second's awesome giveaway! A Pikle! Have you heard of them? They are little purse like things with essentials!! I could totally see myself using it but I can't justify spending 40 bucks on it... Let's see if I can win one!!! Go and check it out!

Alrighty then lovelies... enjoy the super sales this weekend!!! I can't wait to shop shop shop! :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Everything About Mom! Mother's Day Book! Super Short Giveaway!

Lovelies!!! I hope you are having a fantastic ALMOST Friday! I am excited for the weekend! No plans but I am going to love resting!
I whipped up this little Mother's Day book for my kiddos to do next week to accompany the Mother's Day gift we are making {another post to come}! It is simple and pretty generic but perfect for my ELLs!
 Book Cover!
Kiddos can draw their beautiful Mom!

Everything that is in this pack above!
I am starting this with my kiddos today! I cant wait to put them together, wrap them up, and send them home next Friday! :) 
To celebrate me finishing this book, I am going to do a super quick giveaway for all of my superstar followers! 
I am going to set this up in TpT for FREE for 6 hours. Yes, completely FREE! Check it out {HERE} After the ten hours, I will re-set it to its original price of $2.50. I do ask that you do ONE super quick thing... CAN YOU PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE LEAVE ME SOME FEEDBACK ON TPT??! I would really LOVE to know what you think about it! 
It's 10:30 here in AZ, so I will set it back to its original price at 4:30 AZ time! I think this will give plenty of time for us to check blogger by the time we get home from school! Thanks for all who participated!! :)
Check out the book on TpT {HERE}
Check out the book on TN {COMING SOON}
Enjoy and have an awesome Thursday, friends!