Monday about it being a ROUGH day. Well I would love to say Tuesday was better, but that would be a complete fib. That's right Tuesday was even worse than my Monday. I made it to school extra early knowing I needed to get my tests for the small group I would be pulling for the STAAR test. Made it to school 15 minutes earlier than I technically have to be there... Didn't make it upstairs until AFTER the tardy bell, 35 minutes later. Not to mention that on my way up the stairs, my clumsy self tripped on the stairs spilling my MUCH NEEDED coffee, EVERYWHERE! Awesome. I didn't get to head back to my classroom from testing until 12:45 that day. Needless to say, very little teaching took place. Wednesday was not much better. I made it back at 10:30, just in time to pick up my kids from specials. We did a little math, watched a little bit of Charlotte's Web, and then it was time for literacy centers. I loathe you standardized testing.
2. With unexpected absences and being pulled for testing 4 different days, I have gotten a little behind on teaching. I have had to find ways to incorporate activities to reinforce what we are learning in science and social studies into centers. So I began thinking and remembered that I bought some VERSA TILES at the SDE conference in January! Remember these??
My mom bought some of these for me as a kid and I LOVED them! I bought all the books they had for my grade level, which unfortunately were only science. I would have loved to have bought some math and ELAR ones if they would have had them. I began telling my mom about these when I bought them and she told me that she was pretty sure she had some she could give me, since she is no longer teaching. She is now in the admin side. Looky, looky, she found them!! :)
4. This week I managed to get my Springing into Summer Math centers done!
Check out this post for examples of some of the books from last years kiddos! They always turn out so cute & funny! :)
Check out this article about the fundraiser!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get LOTS of rest!!