Saturday, July 26

Another Five for Friday

Well, it's here. Friday has arrived again. The arrival of Friday isn't as exciting for me during the summer because almost everyday feels like a Saturday. 
Unfortunately, I only have one Friday left in my summer break. Kinda sad. This is the busiest summer I've had in a while, though. I think I'm ready to get back into a regular routine and am excited about new faces and schedules this year.

Consequently, I have already started preparing my classroom... slowly. I have a ways to go, but I know I'll get there. This week, I spent time labeling and making giant leaves (they're the size of half of a piece of poster board) for window curtains (I'll reveal the final product on Monday). . .

...and working on bulletin boards.

I'm excited about my new computer tote. This is my summer to get a newer laptop (our district switches them out every 3-4 years). I decided this year I would get a new computer bag to protect my new computer, and I love it! I love the color combo. I love that it's not too flashy, because I'm not a flashy person. I love that it's fairly light too. For me, it's perfect!

We took a little trip to the city today. Luckily, I barely got in on the 10 cent composition notebook sale at Office Depot. I love strolling down the pen and notebook aisle, even if I don't plan on buying anything, just because I'm an office supply nerd, and I noticed my favorite pen was on sale for more than 50% off. Score! I really like Sharpie pens. (I know I've mentioned that more than once.)
My teammates and I have been working on our long range plan for the year. We made one last summer and put it in the Dropbox folder that our grade level shares throughout the whole district, but we noticed it is gone, so we've been meeting once or twice a week to redo it. I like that this version is more specific. (Note: it's still a work in progress.)

We've also started thinking about how to better align our Tier 2 Math groups to support what is happening during core Math time, so we've started creating a map of the strategies and skills that we should focus on each week, along with important vocabulary from our main Math resource.
While in the city today, we also decided to watch How To Train Your Dragon 2. Have you seen it? My husband heard that it was better than the first one. I liked the first one, but I'm not sure I would say this one was better. It was good. I thought the first one was great. If you've seen it, I'm interested to know what you thought of the movie in comparison with the first one.

Have a great weekend!
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