Thursday, July 25, 2013
Is It Already That Time??? And Some Homework for Ya!
Oh wow... time sure is moving way too fast for me
Is it already time to go back to school?? Yikes!
I have exactly 6 days of freedom left....and one of those I have to present at our New Teacher Orientation, so I wouldn't necessarily call it freedom.
I've been spending my time shopping...YAY SHOPPING...and FINALLY working on some TpT stuff. I have definitely been a slacker!
So, I'll be honest - I'm not really ready for school to start back. (Warning: Debbie Downer time...)
I love my late mornings/early afternoons...you know, the kind withOUT an alarm clock...ahhhhh
I love my eat lunch whenever, use the bathroom whenever I feel the urge & I don't have to cram those necessities into whatever little time I might get that day.
I can wear flip flops every. single. day. We can't wear them to work, so my love of flip flops is even stronger.
I love not knowing if it's Tuesday or Saturday,... all the same to me!
But, it's time... and I DO love my job. So, today's trip to Target (and all the awesomeness that place beholds) has actually got me more excited about returning to the world world...check out this booty!
Chevron Washi Tape. (what, WHat?)... Chevron G2 Pens (my fave!).... SCENTOS pens (who knew?!)... magnetic contact paper (how cute!), giant paper clips on stands (cause I need these, for sure)...and the list goes on & on.
Yay for going back to school.... wow, how my attitude is already changing :)
I've also been working on my August homework packet for TpT. I got such an amazing response to my Summer Common Core packet, and my weekly homework freebies that I thought I would create a MONTHLY pack of weekly homework.... and I did :)
So, here's how this works. ...for me, anyway.
I send home weekly homework on Mondays...and it's due on Fridays. That means I only check homework on Fridays..easy peasy, lemon squeezy. It sure makes my life better.
Anyway, this pack has FOUR days of homework for FOUR weeks. It's divided up by week & day...
It's also Common Core aligned for both math and language arts...
And, it includes a parent letter & weekly student checklist with place for spelling words.
When the week is over, the kids turn in the whole packet... signed by the parent(s)...and I check for completion (we don't take homework GRADES, just completion).
I initial the checklist, pull it off, and keep for homework documentation. Yay!
So, that's it... a whole month's of homework done, and done!
If you'd like to check it out, click <HERE>!
Allright, time for some more shopping... I'm so jealous of all of you who get money from your schools or from your PTA/PTO... unfortunately, we don't get any of that, but apparently, that hasn't stopped me yet! ha! Off to find some of that super cute chevron border I keep seeing. Must. Have.
And, to make these...
A Rocky Top Teacher came up with these little beauties & I've got to make them. It's just super cute chevron paper in your plain ole' pen & VOILA... instant cuteness! Yes, please!
She posted them on Instagram today, and if you're not following her, you MUST... so cute!
And if you're not following me on Instagram, I sure would love it if you would ! Just click the little icon on the right sidebar!
Okay, so I'm all sorts of random today, so thanks for sticking with me.....AND, as always, thanks for stopping by!! :)