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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Minion Madness has begun!

One week down! A lot more to go!  Each year I use different avatar's to create an interactive lunch count.  I have used Mii's, M&M's, & Clay figures.  This year, with 10 boys in the room, I decided to use the minions from Despicable Me.  The minions are a BIG hit and the ideas keep pouring in! [Thank YOU Pinterest!] I wanted to share our lunch count (created using & SmartBoard Notebook software) and my door that I used my artsy side to create! 

Mii's were created using:
M&M avatars are no longer available :(
Clay figures are also no longer available :(

Minion Lunch Count

Classroom Door

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

First post ... Oh, boy; here we go!

Starting my 5th year at CPS, I am excited to plunge into the year with brand new books!  Yay!  However, with new books, comes new learning.  Eek!  I'm am treading water pretty rapidly in order to stay afloat as we take off on this journey called the school year.  I'm not going to lie - I'm pretty overwhelmed with it all!

To accompany my learn-the-new-text-books-and-everything-that-goes-with-them anxiety; I'm also introducing and implementing for the first time, interactive math journals!  Started the Algebra and 7th grade journals this week - pictures to come!

So much to do and so little time!  I need two weeks of pre-service days rather than 3; to get me ready for the year!  Argh!  Let the roller coaster ride begin ...