Sunday, December 30, 2012

Math Number of the Day

I am finally getting the understanding of posting materials in my blog. Whew! I thought I'd add another freebie that I made to use in my class--a Math Number of the Day form. I created it with specific skills in mind to practice. I also did 2 days on a page and 2 pages so you could run it back-to-back. I plan on making some changes 2nd semester. When I do, I'll post that one. If you'd like to grab a copy, just click my TPT or TN buttons to take you to it. Enjoy!

Morning News Report Form

Hello everyone! Just sitting here with a foot of snow outside and more falling. So, I thought I would post my first freebie--Morning News Report Form. This form is used each morning by students on a rotating basis. When their turn is up, they complete the form with news and weather. I have a thermometer that gives inside/outside temps, but I used to have the kids look up our area on the computer. It's brief--they love it--a great way to give the spotlight to a student on a daily basis. You can find the form at my TPT or TN stores. Have a great day!  

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Google +

How many of you use this? I'm trying to decide whether or not to go there. Thanks!!

Need help

Can anyone tell me how to post a document preview with a link in my blog? I'd like to post some freebies, but not sure how to do that. Your help will be so much appreciated.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blizzard conditions

Christmas was wonderful! I enjoyed the gathering we had with my husband's family on the 22nd. Then, on the 25th with our kids and my family. It was so much fun watching our 3 grandchildren play together. They had a ball. 

Today, we are snowed in--I mean really snowed in. No travel on the roads--we've got around 10-12 inches. So, it's been a pj day and catching up on shows from the DVR. But, I finally decided I'd check email. 

I have to admit I have started thinking about the week we go back. Some areas are in place like reading, grammar, writing. It's math I've got to think more about. We use Envision and decided we'd supplement the week we go back. It does not cover all that the kids need in order to take their next benchmark. We've got a great grade level. We each worked to gather materials, handed everyone a copy, and we decided what to use that week.

At some point, I will go in and get my classroom ready. But, for today--it's just the snow and us doing whatever we want. Stay warm and safe!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Children's Programs and One More Week

I went to see my granddaughter in her Christmas Music Program this evening. It was a western theme, and very cute. She was so excited. For me, it brought back memories of watching her Mommy--my daughter--in her elementary programs. They are just all so special. I saw such eager, excited faces watching for their families in the audience. And, then, there's the wave that you get, and return with a big smile. 

We have one more week to go before Christmas break. I've got plans that include crafts, a short study of Christmas customs around the world, Christmas themed movies, and of course our party on Friday. There will also be Christmas music playing during work time, and probably some sweet treats in there somewhere. 

I've made some headway in adding a few things to the page. My hope is to get some things uploaded to share with everyone while on break. 

Have a great weekend!   

Monday, December 10, 2012

So close to Christmas--So much to do!

I have entered my grades so they are up-to-date. The semester ends next Friday. I'm thinking about all that there is to do both at school and at home. I know it will get done, but doesn't it drive you crazy just thinking about it?

Some shopping is completed. Our whole family comes to our house to celebrate Christmas. I do look forward to spending quality time with family. I think "relax" is in there somewhere too.

So, I'm really new at this blogging stuff. Does anyone know where I might get some good information on just how to implement it the way all of you do? I guess I'm anxious that I might mess up my page or something, but I am not sure how to branch out. I would really appreciate any pointers you could give me.

Gotta go--gonna watch my 9 year old granddaughter play basketball. Have a great evening!  Susan

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hello Everyone!

Hello Everyone--My blog page is now in place. I absolutely love the design that Erika and Misty set up for me. They are fantastic. I hope to begin posting regularly. I want to also say thank you to all of the numerous posts I have read over this past year. You have had so much to share regarding your experiences. It's uplifting to read about your experiences and to know we are all in this together. Have a great day!