June 26, 2013

Fab Followers Giveaway and Linky :)

Hi fabulous followers!!

You have probably heard by now that Google Reader is going away on July 1st.  Well, Google Reader may be going away, but I don't want YOU to go away, so I hope that you will consider following my blog through bloglovin!  I know that change is hard...so I thought we might sweeten it up for you a little bit!

We are doing a giveaway for all of our fabulous followers that take the leap and switch over to bloglovin.  You may have already switched over!  In that case, this will be an easy entry!

If you have not yet switched or are not following my blog through bloglovin, then there are a few easy steps to follow.  You can go to my sidebar (that's the column on the right over there that shows our followers) and you can click the button that says Follow this Blog with bloglovin.  Or, you can go into the Rafflecopter below and click the link in the first entry, and that will take you to my blog on bloglovin.

You will need to set up an account with bloglovin so that you can follow me.  Please be sure to leave your bloglovin username in the Rafflecopter entry.

If you want to go ahead and move all of the blogs you follow from Google over, you can go to this link and it will take you through the super easy steps.  BUT, please go to our bloglovin link and make sure that you are following me through bloglovin.  To be sure, make sure that the blue button at the top of my bloglovin page has been clicked (it should be gray with the word following- if it's blue, please click it to follow!)

So, if you follow me by bloglovin, please enter our giveaway!!  I will be picking 2 WINNERS and each winner will get their choice of 2 PRODUCTS FROM MY TpT STORE!  :O)

Good luck!

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June 25, 2013

The end is near--and a gift!

I'm not talking about Google Reader (though it is ending soon...you may want to see tomorrow's post for a surprise :)

---there is only 1/2 a day left for students...I have to stay the whole day, but I'm okay with that! On one hand, I'm sad to see this group go, but on the other hand, I've been dreaming of vacation since June 1st!!

I made them a little something...
I took owl accents from Oriental Trading and cut slits into each wing and wrote my little saying. Then I inserted an owl pencil (also from Oriental Trading). Voila--short and simple :) 

Any other late June enders? Please tell me I'm not the only one!

June 2, 2013

What to do differently...next year LINKY

I'm sorry for the haitus bloggy friends, but the end of the year is catching up with me! It's so busy and I really don't even have the enthusiasm to finish it...I still have about 16 1/2 school days left!

Even though, I am nowhere near next year, it is important to reflect on the year. So I'm linking up with Kim at Finding Joy in Sixth Grade to think about what to do differently next year.

Here it goes...
 Every year I tell my hubby that I'm going to do minimal work over the weekend and every year from September through May, I do school work on Saturdays and Sundays! This summer, I'm going to work on a weekly plan that will keep me accountable for the new year--and I need to find a way to make it work!

I am so bad at this...if you take a look at my home office, I have a stack of materials I used this year--all different units and all different subjects!This pile is going to take a few hours to tackle--whereas if I organize and put away as I go, a few minutes every other month! I've seen a lot of really good organizational ideas lately that I used in the past--I may need to try them again!

I think I did fairly well implementing the reading, writing, and math common core standards this year. However, the language standards I hardly touched (okay, let's be real--I glanced at the standards and that was it!! haha!) I definitely need some sort of plan for next year--maybe a regimented word study block where I actually make time for word study! 

Be sure to link up with Kim...today is the last day of the party!!

Ahhh....counting down to summer!