Monday, October 27, 2014

It has been way too long! The Sunday Scoop!

Yes, it has been way too long since I last blogged. What can I say? Life has been happening. 
I have made some choices lately that have kept me from blogging. 
I am working way too hard at school and I am trying to balance my home life by not always sitting behind the computer. 
My boys spend a lot more time at school watching me work than they should. The last thing they need is to see me doing the same thing at home. So, blogging and keeping up on-line has been placed on the back-burner, even though I miss it.
So what have I been doing?

  • Taking the boys to their Tuesday night golf camp. Golf is not for me, but I am glad they had fun and learned some skills on the green. 
  • Studying with my 4th grader for his social studies and science exams. Georgia Social Studies curriculum is intense and it has been just as intense helping him study! He is doing great though, so it is working! In true teacher fashion, I created some cards to help him study! I know, poor kid, but he did think they were fun. His teacher loved them and shared with the other parents. 
  • Helping my 2nd grader study for his Social Studies tests, not as intense as 4th grade, but I am having to relearn the content while I help him. I also learned that his teacher really takes spelling seriously, so we will be studying the spelling of the terms too. 
  • Reading some books. I am trying to model great reading behavior for my boys. I am also trying to keep up with them on their Accelerated Reader points and be a good role model for my own students too. In the last few weeks I read Gone Girl and The Best of Me, both were good, loved Gone Girl
  • Sleeping. My sleeping patterns are so messed up right now. I am exhausted by the time dinner and baths are over, so some nights I am asleep before my boys. Except tonight and yes, I will pay for this tomorrow. 
  • Trying to stay afloat!
I do not want to totally neglect the blog, so I decide on the hour long ride home from my in-laws that I would write a little tonight. I need to reconnect and get my thoughts together before jumping in to what will be a crazy week. Yes, even though Halloween is Friday, it will be batty all week! Plus, we are just coming off of week of standardized testing, so it means getting them back in to good work habits. 
Oh, and I can't forget, I have a new student starting tomorrow and a new student is joining me for my language arts class. {I told you that I was busy!}
I figure the best way to jump back in to the blogging routine is to link up with the Sunday Scoop hosted by the Teaching Trio. Thanks to Kristen for the chance to jump back in! 
Here's the Scoop on my week:
In case I don't get to blog this week, I have a little treat for you early. I made a "Looking Closely at Number Lines" anchor chart for my student's math notebooks and I am going to have it printed poster size for my bulletin board, but just for always being so supportive, I am sharing it with you too. Click here to download your copy. 

Hope you have a fantastic week full of wonderful treats! 


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  2. You've got your priorities right! Enjoy Halloween :)

  3. Looks like you are going to be busy this week. Have a happy Halloween!!
    Jasmine H.
    The Dots of Teaching


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