Saturday, February 9, 2013

{Five for Friday... On Saturday}

I'm linking up over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!
It's my first time and I always LOVE reading everyone else's posts.

So.. this is what has been on the mind of a lot of the teachers in my school this week. We had our second training session for the new OTES. It seems really overwhelming and scary, but like many other things that come along, I'm sure everyone will learn how to play the game. At first I was really worried abut the Student Growth Measures, but I realize that I need to just get in there everyday, do my job like I already do, and it will all work out.
A friend and I keep joking that we'll be "developing" forever..

If you don't watch The Walking Dead, you are missing out.
I'm hoping there are some more cool teachers out there {like me} that are truly obsessed with this show and the insane story line. I have always been a lover of horror movies, but this show has turned into something I never imagined it to. You love the characters, you're rooting for them and you literally cannot wait until the next episode. Netflix has Season 1 and 2 on right now, I would highly recommend getting into it. The hype is real.

Thirty-One madness...
I'm trying to figure out how to make some of the hanging organizers work in my classroom for next year. It would be a lot easier if I knew what grade I was teaching, but then again, some of the things I thought I'd use in third, I haven't and so on.. Working on this one!

I have been inspired by this picture. I don't know where I originally found it..
I want to make a larger board with chevron for our little office area upstairs and this is the picture that will keep me going until I get it done!

Third Grade Thoughts is probably my favorite blog. I find something useful and meaningful there ALL THE TIME.
Stephanie makes me feel like I don't have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to reading instruction. I am kind of obsessed with this teacher time bin and I'm working on making one that would be relevant to my classroom and what we're working on!

That's all folks. Don't forget about my weekend sale!


  1. Teacher evaluations can be so stressful and ours is a bit a mess right now because they are changing all of it. Ugh. We are the same. We've already been told few will reach the top level. Oh well. All I can do is my best and that has to be enough!

    I love that chevron board! So cute!!
    Collaboration Cuties

    1. That's what we're going in to.. The evaluations won't kick in until next year, but our district is doing training on it now. Our principal is really laid back and is very helpful, so I'm lucky in this whole process.

      You're right! We can all just do our best and like you said, it has to be enough!! :)

      I love chevron, gah! I need to get all the supplies together to get something going. Maybe I'll make one for my classroom, too.

  2. Just stumbled onto your blog and love it! I also teach third. = )

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  3. I love the chevron board, I think I need to make one too. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  4. I am crazy about those thirty one hanging files!! I love Third Grade Thoughts too!! I am thrilled to find a new third grade blog...I am your newest follower!!

    Kathy O.
    Third Grade Doodles


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