October 10, 2014

Five for Friday

TGIF!!!  Man I am I glad it's Friday....this teacher needs some rest and relaxation!!  It's not so much that I had a bad week with my kiddos....in fact I had a great week with with my students.....but my throat is in the beginning stages of becoming really sore.

Needless to say I have been downing Vitamin C like its my job!!

Okay.....here is my Five for Friday!!

 The number one thing on my mind tonight (besides my sore throat) is how amazing my school counselor is.  Seriously....she is stupendous.  I don't think I have ever met a person that has such a BIG heart.....she is empathetic, sympathetic, compassionate, considerate, nurturing, intuitive, understanding.....the list goes on and on.  Quite honestly she is all of the best things rolled into one human being!  I say this because I feel so blessed to have her in our building....every building needs her.  She does amazing things for kids (and staff) in our school.

Below is just one example of what she does.  She has started a "Kindness Club" in our school....and they created this video to spread the message of "Be the Change."

Also she has a blog  (Simply School Counseling).....check it out if you want some of her amazing ideas!

 I get to start Tier 3 math groups....and I am SOOOOOO PUMPED! I have been solely focused on reading intervention for so long, that I really need some time to wrap my mind around what interventions to try.  I've got all my data....but I just can't decide on an intervention program??  Any suggestions?  I have heard about TransMath, Corrective Math and V-Math.  Thoughts??


I am watching the Royals....and they are starting to stress me out!  Come on boys!!

I am almost done with Gone Girl!!  If you haven't read this book.....you need to....its seriously amazing!!  

So, I got my husband stuck on task cards ( you can read about that here) and ever since he has been begging me to make more and more and more!  So I just finished up a set for him on evaluating expressions with variables.  Gotta love task cards.....

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