Sunday, September 28, 2014

First Sunday Scoop of Fall

Happy fall!  I spent my morning decorating our house for fall/Halloween and now I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for Sunday Scoop. 

I love how short and sweet their 3, 2, 1 template is since it allows me to quickly write a post once a week.  I hope to write at least two other posts this week.  I have been taking lots of pictures of the stuff happening in my classroom, but haven’t found the time to write about it yet. I hope everyone has a great week.  I need to get to work on my lesson plans.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tried It Tuesday: The Sharpener that Beats All

Happy Tuesday! I am linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper today for Tried it Tuesday. Tried it Tuesday is a great way to gather new ideas that have actually been tried in a real classroom. 

 We are now in our fourth week of school and I am still loving my Classroom Friendly Sharpener. 
Honestly, I only have to sharpen pencils about 2 times a week! I have supply caddies at each table where pencils are kept. There are two pencils per student in the caddy. 

 Thanks to my Classroom Friendly Sharpener, the pencils stay sharp for days...even with my second graders using them all day. 
Check out the difference between the Classroom Friendly Sharpener and a hand held one.
Not only do I save time sharpening pencils, but I also save money buying new pencils. I am still on my first set of pencils for the year. The Classroom Friendly Sharpener doesn't eat pencils like many electric sharpeners. There is very little waste and shavings to throw away. I can sharpen over 40 pencils before having to empty the shavings
If you haven’t converted to a Classroom Friendly Sharpener…go check them out now! You can't beat the price$24.95 (or just $17.99 each if you buy 3).

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Sunday Scoop (a day late)

I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for Sunday Scoop (yes, on a Monday).  I meant to link up yesterday, but got caught up watching football.  I hope everyone is having a great start to their week.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Scoop: September 7th

I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for their first Sunday Scoop.  After a day of celebrating with friends for my birthday yesterday, I am enjoying a day on the couch watching football. I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday.

P.S. In celebration of my 31st birthday, everything in my TPT store will be on sale (31% off for the next week)!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Currently September

I think this is the first time in a long time that I am actually linking up with Farley on the 1st of the month for Currently.  How in the world is it September 1st already?  I just finished my first week of school with 26 second graders, so this long weekend was just what I needed to recover and recharge. 

Listening: Football has been on the TV all weekend.  My husband and I both love football, both college and NFL.  Our Fantasy Football draft was on Saturday, so we’ve been watching NFL Network to set our line ups for week 1. 

Loving: My birthday is next Saturday and I can’t wait to celebrate with my friends.  A few friends are traveling up from Southern California for the weekend.  I miss living close to these friends, so I enjoy every minute we get to be together. 

Thinking: I have a to-do list a mile long to prepare for the third week of school and my birthday weekend.  My plans are done for next week, but I feel like I should be working on the following week’s plans since I won’t have time next weekend.

Wanting: I have been keeping four students after school each day to complete all of the beginning of the year assessments.  I am loving all the information I am gaining about my new kiddos, but it is tedious.  I should be done by Thursday…fingers-crossed.

Needing: I made it to the gym before work four days last week.  I think this is a routine I can keep up with because I get my workout over and done with before the school day even starts.  I no longer dread going to the gym after a long day.  I need to make it to the gym today so that I start this week off on a good note.

3 Trips: I would love to visit both Norway and Ireland to see where my ancestors came from.  Luckily, my husband and I know people who live in both countries.  This makes trips there a little more feasible.  I would also love to go to Belize.  It looks beautiful and a great place to try diving for the first time. 



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