Saturday, January 24, 2015

Happy Saturday! Five for Friday link up and a freebie!

I have so much to share, so let's get started! I'm linking up with doodlebugs for Five for Friday linky (even though I'm definitely a day late!)

Selfies before a staff meeting! Wednesday was our first staff meeting without our Curriculum Facilitator. 

Break for story time - We've had our CF at my school for about 3 years and within those years, she has really made an impact on our school. Our school is more data driven and motivated than ever because of her hard work. On days when teachers would be so stressed and feel overwhelmed, her sense of humor and personality would bring our spirits up. I know that even though she's in a different county now, we'll still continue to stay in contact even though I won't see her every day anymore!
OK, now that you know what happened, me and my fellow awesome science teacher Mrs. Carlos texted her our sad faces since she's not with us anymore. I'm sure there will be more of these sad face selfies to come!! :-)

My boys! <3 I love them! Johnathan was helping me with something and Kramer jumped on the couch and positioned himself like this without any help. It was too cute. I HAD to take a picture! The only thing missing from this picture are Kramer's nerd glasses! :-)

I decided to try a different seating arrangement for this nine weeks. Usually I have my tables sitting in groups, but I wanted something new. This arrangement reminds me of a college classroom. Two tables are pushed together so there are 4 students in each row. Because of this arrangement, I was also able to fit a table for my student intern. My student intern is AWESOME! This Monday will be her first time taking over one of my math classes every day, so I am pretty excited to see how well she adapts. I am excited for her future!

All the math teachers at my school will be given to go to a professional development class focused on math. It's 5 classes from now to the end of the year. I'm excited because I am always looks for new strategies and new ideas to implement in my math class, but then again I'm a little blah about it because I don't want to miss school days, especially around EOG time. Part of the requirements for the class is to read articles that are provided and be prepared to discuss at the class. I feel like I'm in college all over again! Since my kids were benchmark testing last week, I took the time to get ahead and read the article to prepare. The articles they provided are pretty interesting (I bet you could tell from that picture, I was overly excited). I'm looking forward to our first class!

Since it's been a while since I've blogged, I decided to make a freebie for all of you! Perfect for those of you who are teaching slope right now and the fact that the month of February is approaching! You can download this freebie by clicking HERE! Hope you enjoy and please feel free to share and leave feedback! :-)

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