Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Titles 3

So, I had grand plans for Tuesday Titles to be every week.  And I was SO successful, for two whole weeks.  And then I fell off the grid.  *sigh*

But I'm back!  Here's my Tuesday Title for this week:

I read about this book online, so I asked for it for Christmas.  You know you're a teacher when your parents buy you books for the classroom for Christmas.

Anyway, the story is all about a little boy who "erupts".  Everyone is mad at him for erupting.  So his mom teaches him a trick to keep from erupting.  My 4th graders are having some issues with "erupting".  So we read the book, and then came up with our own strategies to keep us from erupting.

One of our 1st grade teachers even borrowed the book to read to her firsties.  It's great when multiple teachers are on the same bandwagon.

Any books you'd like to suggest?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Literacy Week 2015

If your school doesn't do Literacy Week, oh geez.

So, I really didn't take pictures of every event, but I did want to share what we did that week.

Monday was Crazy Sock Day.  I have these wonderful slipper socks with 3D cows on them.  They don't even fit into shoes because their awesomeness can't be contained.  I wish I had taken a picture of them.

Tuesday was Hat Day.  Of course, I wore Mickey ears...no picture again though.

Wednesday was Sunglasses Day...but I was home sick.  :-/

Thursday was Sports Day.  Our kids wear uniforms, so this was a day they could be out of uniform (but only if they wore sports jerseys).  I actually don't have anything, so our AP let me borrow one of her hubby's FSU baseball jerseys.  It was kind of funny to walk down the hallways.  I am not one for sports normally, so I don't really care about teams.  But it was funny to watch kids get upset that I was wearing the "wrong" team.

Friday was Book Character Day.
I was Bert from Mary Poppins.  Most of the kids had no clue who I was.  Haha.  So our music teacher decided that the last week of school, when she shows musicals, she's going to show Mary Poppins.  :-)

We also had a door decorating contest.  I haven't heard who won though.  Anyway, here's my door:
This is the second in an AMAZING series.  And *bragging moment* I drew all of those pieces myself.  No tracing here!

As usual, it was a great week!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What's been going on lately...

So, it's been awhile since I posted.  I did so well, two weeks in a row!  And then I got sidetracked again.  This blogging weekly thing is crazy!  ;-)

Anyway, so, since I haven't blogged lately, I just thought I'd share a few things that have happened the past month:


See that?  That's the cover to one of my lights.  It literally fell off for no reason.  Luckily, I was with my 5th graders (so I only had 4) and we were at the small group table.  It took them about a week to come fix it, too.

My school is a PBS school, so every month we have a Bucket Filler Celebration.  To be invited your class has to earn at least 25 bucket filler tickets throughout the month (BFTs can be given out by any teacher to any student for any positive behavior).  Once your class has been invited, then students with an A/B average in citizenship for the month (and no infraction forms) may go.  February's celebration was a Mardi Gras parade.  It was quite fun!



My 4th graders read the If You Give A...series.  You know, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and whatnot.  Anyway, after we read a few, the students each wrote their own.  They then typed them up, printed them, illustrated them, and then bound them.  My kids thought it was so cool when we bound them.  I might be super teacher (for this week at least!).

We also had literacy week, but I'm putting that in a separate post.

Thanks for sticking out this long post!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Currently

Yup, it's that time again...time to link up with



for her monthly Currently linky party.

So, here goes:


Listening: We were watching TV, but I was paying more attention to that than what I should've been doing, so we turned on Pandora.  And when I started creating my Currently "sheet", it was playing Swagger Jagger by Cher Lloyd, and write now it's Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde.

Loving: Payday for both my wife and I was Friday.  I was so glad...January was rough.

Thinking: Normally, the first Friday of every month is happy hour for my school.  (Except we don't call it that...I got in trouble for calling it that...oops!)  So, we call it First Friday.  Anyway, most of us who usually go couldn't go this upcoming Friday, so we moved it to last Friday.  And we're allowed to leave about 20 minutes after the kids do on Fridays.  And so I did, which means I have no copies made for Monday...sigh.

Wanting: I have had the hardest time sleeping lately...which means I am super-exhausted almost every day.  It was much worse this weekend...so I would really love just one more day to sleep.

Needing: I have only planned ONE of my math groups and that's only for ONE day.  I have 6 reading groups (which are thankfully all planned for the week) and 3 math groups...but 2 of the groups are usually split within themselves between myself and my assistant.  I just can't seem to find the motivation to get planning.  Ahh!

Pageant Title: Boring...I know.  But I try really hard to be nice to everyone, even when we all know someone doesn't deserve it.

I'd love to hear from my y'all...please link up!

(Also...side note, in the time it took me to write all this...I'm not listening to Can't Hold Us by Macklemore...what can I say...I like lots of different music.)