Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day and a pencil sharpener

I received this pencil sharpener before Christmas, while I had the shingles. I used it a few times to try it out. It gets the pencils really sharp and they last twice as long. This is by far the best nonelectric sharpener I have ever owned. The kids learned how to use it in no time. If you are looking for a great pencil sharpener then this is the one or you. I forgot to mention how quiet it is. Three more teachers on my hall ordered one after seeing mine. Our principal says he will order everybody one soon. I can't wait because then I will have two. I would really like to eventually have one for each group. It can be used without anchoring it down. The kids just pass it around.

We played this rounding bump game freebie from here. My kids loved it. It was a great way to introduce rounding to the nearest ten.
I purchased this candy heart graphing pack from Lori Evans. My kids also loved this.
We had our 2nd graders make their boxes at home this year. This was much easier on us and the kids loved it. We then voted to see who's was the most creative. This gigantic one is from Flo's room. I will be doing this again next year.
My 1st place boy winner.
My 1st place girl winner.

More graphing fun!!!
Today we did not have students at school. This morning we had to sit through 4 hours of torture. Our in-service was on the new M-STAR teacher rating system. Apparently they knew we would be bored out of our minds because this afternoon we had suicide prevention for an hour. Believe me, I needed suicide prevention after the 1st workshop. I can't wait to have my kiddos back tomorrow. I miss them.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A-Z of Teacher Me!!!!

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A: App

B: Book Character

C: Clip Art

D: Dollar Spot Find

E: Essential To Start Day

F: Font

G: Game

H: Holiday

I: Ice Cream

J: Jewelry Piece

K: Kid-ism

L: Location To Travel

M: Management Technique

N: Nail Polish

O: Open House Idea

P: Pinterest Find

Q: Quote

R: Read-Aloud

S: School Supply

T: TPT/TN Product

U: Un-Official Hobby

V: Video Brain Break

W: Way To Spend A Day Off

X: X-tra Special Blogs You

Y: Yummy Dessert

Z: Zoo Animal


A: App. My favorite app is a tie between Feedler and Blogsy.

B: Book Character I like Hank Zipzer

C: Clip Art. I love any of the colorful alphabet clip art sets

D: Dollar Spot Find. I love to find anything I can use in my classroom for a dollar.

E: Essential To Start Day: Coffee and diet dew

F: Font: Grade 2 Lazy

G: Game: any scoot game

H: Holiday: easy, Christmas

I: Ice Cream: Butter Pecan

J: Jewelry Piece: my wedding ring

K: Kid-ism: student: I wish yous my mama.

Me: why?

Student: causes you smell like Wal-Mart

L: Location To Travel: love to make it to the bathroom at least once a day. Lol

M: Management Technique: Hocus Pocus, Everybody Focus

N: Nail Polish: clear

O: Open House Idea: a present for the parents

P: Pinterest Find: story taco

Q: Quote: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade

R: Read-Aloud: First Day Jitters

S: School Supply: Mr. Sketch markers

T: TPT/TN Product: Voice Levels Chart

U: Un-Official Hobby: teaching

V: Video Brain Break: Will I Am, Sesame Street ,What I Am

W: Way To Spend A Day Off: with my family

X: X-tra Special Blogs You ♥ I love all second grade blogs!

Y: Yummy Dessert: anything chocolate

Z: Zoo Animal: tigers