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Showing posts from August, 2014

First Week is in the Books

The first week back is in the books and it was great! It was wonderful meeting my new seventh graders but I forgot how amazing it feels to loop with kids. My eighth graders came in and it just felt like home. They are such an amazing group of kids and I am so fortunate to get another year with them. Today they were getting sad because they don't want to go to high school next year. Woah Nelly!!!! You just got to eighth grade... Don't fast forward time just yet!!!I went in my class last week and quickly set up my bulletin boards. I really love my , "What's Been Going on in the World?" Bulletin board. I have presented five national and international stories from the summer with no words. For a bonus activity for my early finishers, they can take a guess at explaining what is going on in the pictures. If you're interested in the template, click here. I'll be changing them out every month, or as my smarty pants eighth graders say, every news cycle.…

Back to School

One last sale before school! Use promo code BOOST and you'll get 28% off my entire store! Posted with Blogsy

Rainy Day Fun Part 2

It was pouring here in New England today. I've been having trouble getting motivated for back to school ( t minus 11 days and counting) and then I remembered what I did last year to get jazzed. In a very similar rainy day I made a first day video to show my students. I loop with my kiddos so my eighth graders deserve a fresh new video. I worked on it a bit in the morning but I didn't want the kids to be stuck in the house all day. The big guy was at karate camp for the week so my hubby and I took the midget to Red Robin and the mall to buy a new school back-to-school outfit. Two adults, one 3 year old, and we ended up with no back-to-school outfit and a pink My Little Pony. I'm not quite sure how that happened.....
We hunkered down in PJs early and I got to work on the video. It was much quicker than last year cause I've definitely learned that ins and outs and iMovie Trailers. For those of you that are wondering, I used iMovie, I usedthe trailer option and I used…

More TPT....sorry:)

I just got back from an amazing week at the beach.... I'm happy.... They were tired... And hungry.... And sandy.... And annoyed with documenting our adventures:)While I was there, I found out TPT was throwing a sale fro Monday, August 4th through Tuesday, August 5th. I've discounted my store 20% and with the promo code you'll get an additional 8%. This is a great time to get those things you've wanted but thought, "Maybe next time!". Enjoy! Posted with Blogsy