Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for this year especially in the blogging world.  I am so amazed to have readers to share my teaching ideas with, and I am especially grateful to those who are following me, downloading my freebies, and buying items from my store.  

To show you I am thankful for all of you out there...
If you are a Teacher's Notebook shopper, there will be additional discounts on Saturday and Sunday...30% off!

I hope you have a blessed and peaceful holiday...and don't spend too much time working on school! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Little Prize for You

I didn't realize it, but it has been a little while since I posted.  I have honestly been working on a couple of projects (one I hope to get up in my stores today...plus this evil time change thing always throws me for a loop!  So, as my hair dresser would say, I wanted to give you a little prize to apologize...

We have been working on possessives in my classroom...specifically plural possessives.  Oh these can be so difficult!  I created a little sort to provide some practice for my students of distinguishing plural nouns, possessive nouns, and plural possessive nouns.

Click on the picture above to get your own copy!
 
Graphics by KPMDoodles
 
Fonts by HelloLiteracy
 
 
Have a fab week!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

It's November!!!

It is November, so it is time to link up with Farley and 
for another round of... 
now to break it all down...
Listening--why must movies mess with books so much???  I LUV the book by Sophie Kinsella (the epitome of British Chick Lit!) and the rest in the series.  The Confessions of a Shopaholic movie totally different than the book...but it is great for background noise while writing your Currently!
Thinking--I'm not sure when I started doing this, but I grade while watching during Georgia football games (of course, not in the stadium...on tv, silly!).  Grading during the game keeps me from getting too emotional about the playing on the screen...have literally scared one of my dogs yelling at the players before!
Wanting--For Christmas, my grade level does a favorite things gift swap.  We purchase something that is our favorite for each person on the grade level...I can't decide what I want to do, but as I type this I may have just gotten some inspiration!!! (I'll update later!!!)
Needing--I have been continuing Random Acts of Kindness in my room...and it has turned into a monthly project.  In October, we wrote letters to soldiers as part of a local radio station's letter collection.
I haven't thought of an idea for this month...but this is kind of what I'm thinking...using these the thankful notes here...
I am open to more ideas!
Music--I know I'm late on this...but I just discovered Pandora!  I have been using it this week...it is a fabulous to create the mood that I want...Need to calm the students down?  Lullaby station.  Need some Halloween music?  Kidz Halloween station!  Wowee!
 
Loving--Early voting is fabulous!  Luckily I timed my voyage to the early voting establishment just right to wait only an about hour rather than the several hours...and I left this section last because I have a bit of a soap box to stand on...(sorry to get a little political here!)
 
The big item on the ballot here in Georgia is not the presidential election (do not get me wrong voting for the president is still incredibly important to me), but a new AMENDMENT regarding charter schools!  This amendment would created an appointed commission to approve charter schools...not the local or state school board.  Funding for these new schools would come out of the already dwindling state budget meaning even larger class-sizes, more furlough days, and less funding for needed resources.
 
Now I have absolutely no problem with charter schools and having choice but when the push for this Amendment comes from foundations and for-profit corporations outside our state, there is a HUGE problem!  Plus the wording on the ballot is just plain confusing and does not address the real issue being proposed!
So I say all that to ask Georgia readers (who have not already voted) please vote NO! on Amendment 1!
 
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