Saturday, June 29, 2013

It was a busy week!

From baseball games, to district meetings, to taking my kiddo to driver's ed--it was a busy week!  I have been trying so hard to learn new technology "things" . . . from Dropbox to Google forms to Photoshop Elements . . . I am NOT feeling like the sharpest crayon in the box!

On a positive note, I have been able to check quite a few things off my "to do" list!  I have finished up a few products that have been in the works for weeks or months . . . I have almost finished reorganizing my laundry room (if you saw my post the other day--you remember that this is a big deal) . . . I have gone on some one walks . . . I have gone to the library to check out books for an upcoming project . . .  I have discovered a new snack item (note the calories--not bad!!!) . . . I have ordered from and received Amazon Love . . . 

I just KNOW that label maker is going to get me organized!  NOTE:  It is already out of the box and loaded with ALL . SIX . BATTERIES .

Here it is.  Six bars.  One left.  Bought 3 days ago.  I'm the only consumer.  You've been warned.

L-O-V-E Eve Bunting.

Really trying to do some brainstorming about what do to help some of my strugglers next year during our I/E time.  This is one of 5 stacks of books that are home to "inspire me".  Stay tuned.

So--I feel pretty good about what happened this week--and hoping next week will lead to some more productivity.  My basement is calling my name.  For those of you who are interested, here are the latest products that I have put into my store over the last week.  Check them out if you are interested!  Remember to check out yesterday's post to enter my raffle if you haven't already--and make sure to check out the AMAZING giveaway on Ashley's blog today--one of my products is a part of it.  The giveaway is HUGE--and she has a wonderful blog for you to check out!  

Ashley's giveaway over at
 The School Supply Addict!

 






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12 comments:

  1. I love your pausing points product. So smart! I'm going to look into your other similar units. Sounds like you had a great week!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I'm glad you like it! There is something special about that first week of summer...it's like needing to "reset" your clock. It is so nice to do things on our own time, isn't it?!?!

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  2. You are super mom! So busy yet still getting in quality Tabitha time!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! It's easier when you have a great kid!

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  3. Just added ya to my Bloglovin list! :) And I'm loving your Eve Bunting stack. :)
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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    1. Thanks, Brandee! Isn't Eve Bunting the BEST? So much to do with her books...

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  4. I love Eve Bunting! I normally borrow her books from the library but I use them so much I decided to buy more of her books from my classroom library.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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    1. I have done the same thing...there are some I use year after year!

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  5. Is your I/E time like intervention? How much time do you have for this and how do you use it?

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    1. It is our intervention time. Right now it is scheduled to be 30 minutes. We also have two separate literacy blocks (60 minutes and 80 minutes) and we do groups during those times as well. To be honest, I am still struggling with how to best use that time. THUS the attempt to get inspired!

      I do a lot of "entrance" and exit slips to take the temperature of my students and do lots of reteaching during this time. I am hoping to be more organized with some structured interventions for my students who do not get any special services and count on me to provide them. I always feel a little scattered with that. I am also hopeful to do a better job differentiated for my TOP students during this time. At times I have enrichment projects for them or other extensions. Sometimes I give them choices--and most choose to read. I need to do better!

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  6. I got a label maker a couple years ago and can't live without it either! I actually need to get one for home and school, but haven't gotten that far yet!
    What I Have Learned

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    1. I hope I can both A) figure out how to use it and B) actually come up with some good systems on which to use it!

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