Tales of Caffeine Drinkin', Paint Slingin', Glitter Lovin' Teacher
Currently, June 2014
Ok, so I wish I could be as dedicated to getting in shape as I am about my blog these days! I mean if I can do a two-a-day posting blogs, why not in the gym?? Oh well, here’s my June “currently.” It’s been almost a year since I’ve linked up for this linky party, so I’m pretty excited!
Listening: So I have Pandora on the “Summer Hits of the 90s” channel… I may be living in a bit of nostalgia right now. Currently it’s playing “If You Could Only See” by Tonic. Sigh, those were the days, right?
Loving: All of the free time I have now that it’s summer! I’ve said it probably 100 times now, but this is my first summer that I have had work or school and it is AWESOME!!! I am getting so many things done and its fantastic. I’ve gotten back into the gym (no not doing two-a-days, unfortunately), I have time to work on products I’ll use next year and can load to TPT, and I have time to help out around the house again.
Thinking: I know a little about my new school from the research I did when I was applying, but there’s still that nervous excitement there! I wonder what my new team will be like, I wonder what my new principal will be like to work for, I wonder how involved the parents will be, and I could go on and on.
Wanting: AH! I’ve got about a month and a half to get it in gear for Mexico! It’s been a while since I have graced a beach with my presence (or maybe that’s vice versa…), and I intend to feel confident! I am already feeling much better about working out again, even if it isn’t as often still as it should be. Baby steps people! Unfortunately we leave for Mexico the day after the TPT conference 🙁 That makes it about impossible for me to attend even though I so wish that I could. I’ll just plan to live vicariously through status updates that day, haha.
Needing: I really need to get a study guide for the ELL certification test. I was planning on taking the test anyway, and then my new principal basically said I had to… so… Any suggestions on good study guides Texas friends? I feel pretty confident with the courses I had in grad school, but I don’t want to spend $120 on the test and then bomb it for some reason. Best to be prepared.
Summer Bucket List: My first goal is to get several awesome products onto my TPT store. I’ve been thinking about things I used this year, or wish I could have found. I’m basing my creations on that. That way even if I never sale any I’ll at least have them for use in my own classroom. I also want to head to Pensacola this summer to visit. It’s been too long since I’ve been home to Florida, and it is must needed. With the Mexico trip, new district training, and a family reunion it will be tough but we’ll figure it out! Lastly, I want to get my books leveled for next year. I had ZERO time once I got my free book boxes from Half Price Books this year to level them. It was enough to organize them by genre for my library. I’ll do a much better job next year! Any tips for leveling a classroom library?
Now, head over to [Farley’s] AND remember the Rule of 3!
Ok ya'll... a little food for thought 💭I used to DREAD small groups in my classroom... tell me I'm not alone.I didn't know what I was doing, my kids were all over the place, I didn't have enough time.I went into my literacy block each day with this HUGE sense of dread.Once I figured it all out, it quickly became my FAVORITE time of the day... so i wrapped up all my favorite tips and packed it up for you to help make it YOUR favorite time of the day too!My Guided Reading Academy is open until tomorrow, and I want YOU to join me! It's a great 6 week workshop where we will meet, discuss all things small group literacy and you will leave being the Small Group Reading Ninja that you were mean't to be!Check it out and join me here:www.theteachingtexan.com/success... See MoreSee Less
Drop a 🙋 if you agree that behavior management can be a STRUGGLE during center time.Someone has a question, you're trying to answer said question, and make it through a small group reading lesson, and give your small group of kiddos the attention they need and deserve... the volume is getting louder, your headache is getting worse and suddenly the timer goes off and it's time to do another round.Repeat the next day, and next day and next day...... I can't be the only one RIGHT?I have gather up my BEST tips and tricks to make your small group reading time the MOST effective while also telling you the secrets you're needing to hear on how to keep your centers running smoothly while you're doing it.Tonight at 6:00 pm CST come and join me to learn FOR FREE ALL the things about behavior management, small group literacy and all things reading awesomeness.Join me here:www.theteachingtexan.com/guidedreadingworkshop... See MoreSee Less
🚨 LAST Guided Reading Workshop of the summer 🚨Are you stuck? Looking for some tips? Or just ... want to spend a little time with me talking about small group reading? 😎Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29th at 6 pm CST will be our LAST free guided reading workshop of the summer.This workshop will help give you a little clarity, a few freebies, and a chance to add some things to your guided reading time to make it FLOW and feel less stressful.Reserve your spot here:the-teaching-texan.mykajabi.com/guided-reading-workshop... See MoreSee Less
Today is the DAY! 👏If you're anything like me, finding ways to improve on your teaching is always priority. It helps me feel like my classroom runs a little more smooth, and there is always a tip here or there that I think to myself... "wow, why didn't I think of that!"Today and tomorrow, I will be presenting at the Educate and Rejuvenate Conference alongside TONS of other amazing teachers. There will be LOTS of "wow, why didn't I think of that" moments with a few dance parties mixed in, and I'm TOTALLY here for it! If you would like to join us, you can for just FIVE DOLLARS! All this awesomeness for $5 dollars is really a steal, and you get a PD cert for being there! Grab your ticket and I'll see you in a bit: www.wifeteachermommy.com/sp/educate-and-rejuvenate/?aff=42... See MoreSee Less