This week flew by! Partially because we had a 1/2 day on Wednesday. Our district chose to do a 1/2 day each quarter to allow for more professional development. We'll be using those 1/2 days for Common Core training, as well as looking at the Teacher Leader Effectiveness (TLE) evaluation tool that our district chose to use.
My first observation is on Wednesday! My principal will be coming in for at least 1/2 hour during our math block. Today I will be working on the lesson plans for that - something with place value is what I'm thinking of. I think I will be doing this fabulous lesson from Kindergarten Crayons with them! I love that it is hands on, plus its simple enough that even my "sweet n lows" will be able to comprehend.
My other task for today is to put together my Data Notebook and figure out how to do my Data Wall. I am also going to put together an academic vocabulary display. We have a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow night (my kiddos are performing!) and the school board members are going to be touring my room since its in the new addition - need to have all of my ducks in a row for that!
I also headed to Staples yesterday to cash in my recycled ink cartridges checks! Look at my bounty:
I am using those tabs today to straighten up my filing system. I have let that slide so far, but I'm hoping a solid hour of filing will get me caught up! And yes, I bought my own stapler. I had to because the one the school gave me, which I have used for 3 years now, jams more often than it staples. I literally get 1 paper stapled for every 3 staples. Drives me up the wall and takes so much time! Not to mention this new one is "antimicrobial"! I'm pretty sure my old one is crawling with microbials after 3 years of use :P
Now, to show you what I've been up to on the creative side lately:
Aren't they adorable? If you said yes, head over here to grab them at my TPT store! The pack contains 0-20 and are full page sized so you can display them as posters (I have 0-10 on my wall right now!) or print them 4-6 per page and use for number ordering, greater than less than or addition supports!
Also, I just posted an Elements of a Story poster pack, here's a preview:
I also updated my Cool Cat Roll & Cover game:
I also made an apple themed I Have Who Has CVC Word Game that I'm sharing as a freebie:
Also, here's a flash giveaway opportunity! Pin your favorite of the three products (Wild About Ten Frames, Cool Cat or Story Elements) I posted today on Pinterest and leave me a comment with the pin url. I'll do the random number thingy tomorrow night after I return from our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and choose three people to get their favorite file for free!
Alright, off to write lesson plans and glue beans, have a great Sunday night!