My principal told us in our last PLC (Professional Learning Community?????--I cannot remember the title for acronym!!!!) that we should spend spring break with our families and not do anything related to school. Yet, here I am, plopping away on the keyboard about things I'm planning!! Oy vey....
I was so excited to visit the Teachers Pay Teachers store today! I've decided to
On the Monday before the test, we will do some serious reviewing. I will also present every quarter with a STAAR Survival Kit. I haven't exactly got them together (planning, planning, planning...) but I will probably get a big ziploc for each and put in a pencil, tracking card, eraser, peppermints, homemade bookmark, stress rock, etc. They won't be able to have the tracking card (without asking) but I still want to impress upon them how important it will be. I also think they will love getting the "kit".
While blog hopping, I saw a great idea for AFTER the test... Becky over at Dots -n- Spots had a great post-test idea. She created a "rocking" card to give her students, along with some Pop Rocks! I downloaded her freebie and plan to steal her idea for my quarters! Thanks, Becky!
On a non-school related note...I was somewhat productive. I made a door wreath for my daughter to hang on her apartment door in Huntsville. Her husband, 2Lt. John, is being deployed and she is heading back from North Carolina, so I made her a yellow, ribbon-covered wreath. I sent her a pic, but she said it was too dark. I'll let her decide if she likes it when she gets here...she's very creative and can adjust it and make it look super cool! Not my best work, but I tried...
I think the ribbons may be a little long...some adjustments are in order. Believe it or not, it's the camouflage ribbons you can't see well!! Ha ha ha!! I think I'm proud of it, just the same.
Once I get some ideas solidified, graphics unzipped, and ... well... printer ink and paper... I will post up some of my ideas. I may also post my games/plans so that maybe, someone else can use the idea.
Again, my visiting readers, I leave you with a Potter-quote from the fantastic writing mind of J.K. Rowling...(I'm a fan, ya know?). This quote is from my 5th favorite book of the series...(yes, I have an order of favorite-ness...total geek...) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
"I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.... At these times... I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure."--Albus Dumbledore
Aha! This blog has become my pensieve!
Always (the geek),
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