Saturday, November 30, 2013

It has been a while and a sale!

Hello Blogging Friends!  I cannot believe how long it has been since I last blogged...I feel awful about it!  I feel like I have the same excuse over and over again because life is just taking over right now.  One day when I do not have a long commute to work and I am not coaching basketball and trying to be a good teacher, I will be a regular blogger again!

I have been enjoying my long week-end!  It has been my brother and I, along with my mom with week-end.  My one sister is in Holland and does not get to come home with her family and my other sister spent Thanksgiving with her in-laws and will spend Christmas with us!  Oh the joys of growing up and getting married!

The extra few days have been wonderful.  I have not touched my school bag and it is debatable on whether or not I will even touch it this week.  My mom and I did our annual Black Friday shopping and were amazing at how stress free it was.  We were not looking for an big ticket items, but did score a few deals here or there.  I have to say I am pretty much done!  I just have to make a few things for some people and then I will be really done!  

Did you know that Teachers Pay Teachers is having another awesome sale on Monday and Tuesday????  I am sure you have heard and guess what...I am taking part of it!  My store is actually on sale right now and will be through Tuesday!  

Here are my few of my top sellers!!!

1. Multiplication Properties Scavenger Hunt

2. Additions Property Scavenger Hunt

3. Scrambled States of America Activity Packet

Check these products out along with my other products! Well, I am off to bed! Tomorrow is going to be a busy one!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Five for Friday...Student Motivation update!

Wow!  I cannot believe how long it has been since I last blogged.  I am trying to keep my head above water with school work so everything else in my life seems to go out the window.  Today, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for their Five for Friday.

1. Last week-end, I had the opportunity to go to Florida to watch one of my college roommates marry the man of her dreams.  It was so much fun and I am so glad I went.  I got to talk to many old friends, which was so nice.  Some of us were sitting around the table and we realized we are grown-ups.  When did that happen?

Her reception was at the Kennedy Space cool!

Old friends are the best!

The bride and I.

College did we get to be grown ups??

Me in front of a rocket!  I look so tiny!

2. We went on our first field trip of the year this week to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.  It was a cold day, but  beautiful day!  The students had a blast and saw some amazing things.  They learned how the ship was used in World War II and what life was like on the Intrepid.  We also had the opportunity to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise, which for me was the major highlight!

The boys and Space Shuttle Enterprise

We found the machine guns!

Listening to our tour guide!

3. I am a little late to the party, but here is my November Currently!

Listening:  I was cleaning my room and I just had the TV on in the background.  It happens to be Saturday Night Live.  I am really not paying attention to it!

Loving:  I have been blessed with many friends who are absolutely wonderful.  My friends are there to support me, pray for me and have fun with me!  I thank God for the amazing friends I have.

Amazing friends!

Thinking: The marking period has ended and grades are due on Monday.  I have a small paper to finish grading and then upload my grades!  I need to finish up tomorrow or else!  Why does everything happen when the marking period ends?

Wanting: I love Christmas and I want to decorate right now!  I know it is early, but I just want to!  My mom doesn't like that idea so we will not be decorating until Thanksgiving!  I should begin a count down!

Needing: I need to say any more?

A Yummy Pin: Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Muffins...I like to make muffins to take for breakfast...these are some yummy ones that I have made!

4.  Thursday and Friday, I spent in Lancaster, PA at the MACSA teachers conference.  I gained some great information to use in the classroom and on the basketball court.  One of the most interesting things that came up was a statistic from The United States Department of Labor.  It said that 65% of students in school will work at a job that has not been created yet.  This is because of the technology change that is happening.  I found that very interesting!

My favorite part of the conference was the time I spent with my co-workers in the car and at night having fun!  We played an awesome game called Quelf...we laughed and laughed!  It did not help it was late at night and we had been up since 4 am!  I love bonding time!

There was a children's play area...yes we played!!!

5. I want to give an update to a post from a few weeks ago.  I linked up with Joanne's Sparking Student Motivation and talked about decorating students' desks and cubbies (You can read about it HERE).  One of my students put Christmas lights in his desk...well he has added more and now has a dangling snowman that changes color!  His own disco ball!

WOW! That was a long post!  Thanks for making it to the end!  I hope you have a great rest of your week-end!