|heading to church|
Missing in Action
Well, you may be wondering where I have been. I have been extremely busy since my last blog. Last week, I had one day of paid in-service, I worked in my classroom several days and I completed my last two on-line classes. I was also scheduled to share my trip to the Ladies' Wednesday Night Bible class at my church.
|going to give my presentation about my mission trip|
I'm a great procrastinator and before I could make my Power Point, my laptop died. Luckily, we have a regular PC with Power Point on it. I also, luckily, had uploaded all of my trip photos to the web each day of my trip, but I still had to go grab the pictures off of Facebook or this blog.
|I haven't been up this early in awhile, it's foggy!|
My presentation went well on Wednesday night.
I also went on several shopping trips to Walmart, the Teacher Store, Dollar Tree, and the Party Store. Why, you ask? I was buying decorations and bulletin board stuff for my room. I had already decided to go with a theme this year. My school went with a Pirate theme. I had considered that theme already, so.....I went with it. Several $$$$ and man hours later, my room is decorated.
|I spent lots of $$$ here. (Teacher Store)|
This past week, I was officially back to work. Monday was spent in an in-service on our new Math series. I have been teaching over 25 years & all I can say is this...............THINGS HAVE CHANGED!! We had a new Reading series last year and we were just barely getting the hang of that.....Oh, well....
|Redecorating classroom aka Reinventing the wheel|
Tuesday and Wednesday were days set aside for working in our room, but this year we had Open House from 3:30-5:30. Thursday and Friday, we had students....ALL DAY!! Things have gone well. It seems as if I have a really great class. I'm trying a new teaching technique that I stumbled upon on the web. It's called Whole Brain Teaching. So far, it's great and my students are really responding well to it. If you are a teacher, (or not) you might want to check it out. There are even videos with teachers demonstrating the method with their classes.
Friend Hunt activity
|I had a treasure hunt. The clues were rolled up in bottles. They loved it!|
|They are wearing there pirate hats and opening their treasure bags.|
This bulletin board goes along with our new Math series.
|Something else new: We are playing Concentration on our new interactive Smartboard.|
It's 10:39 pm, Friday night, and I'm tired. I've been getting up at 5 am and staying at school till after 6. It's catching up with me. I am taking a day off from the market tomorrow. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from the last two or three weeks.
|My sales have doubled from last year. I hate to not go to the market tomorrow, but I will be glad to sleep in!!!|
Funny story: My students had a Math worksheet that had apples on it. They had to color it when they were finished. This little boy brought his up and told me he made his sour apples!! :0)
When things start settling down, I'll start blogging again.