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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Snow Day #3

Oh yes, don't you just love surprise snow days?

So it looks like my fourth-graders won't be practicing the PARCC today!  It really would be great if they could get a little more practice using the tools and gaining familiarity with the test infrastructure, but I guess I'll gladly take this beautiful snow day instead.  :)  

We took my roomie's dog out for a refreshing freezing cold walk in Fed Hill Park this morning.


On a separate note, what is everyone buying during TPT's Superheroes sale?  I am super excited to purchase Leslie Ann's Bloom's Taxonomy Ladders.  They would be a perfect addition to my guided reading resources.  Perfect timing too, because we'll be starting some new fantasy chapter books next week!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Teachers Love...

...Snow Days!

Woohoo!  This is my third snow day of the year and I couldn't be happier that it so conveniently turned this holiday weekend into a four-day weekend.  After school closings were announced last night, my roommates and I decided there was no better way to celebrate than by hitting the casino.  It was actually my first time there and it's only a five minute cab ride from our house, so why not?  (I won $50, lost half of it, then cashed out.  I know, I know, I like to live life on the edge.)

I also spent a majority of my day off yesterday working on this blog.  I'm pleasantly surprised and proud of myself (after hours of photoshopping and googling HTML codes) for putting all of it together.  I really am inspired by all of the teaching blogs out there, so I am  s l o w l y  trying to find time and learn the tricks of the trade.  If anyone has some feedback or tips for me, I am all ears!

[Gotta give credit to KG fonts and this handy website which I used to help me with image mapping.]

One of the additions to this blog is my classroom page where I've finally posted pictures here of my superhero themed classroom.  #betterlatethannever, right?  I also posted the behavior chart that I'm using this year for free on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.



Wow.  If you made it here, thank you for reading!  I'm going to go enjoy the rest of my snow day, but hopefully I'll be finding more time to update in the near future!