Sunday, March 31, 2013

Taking the TEST

I got to spend today with my daughter and had a great birthday.  She's in her first year of college, and I'm in my first year of adjustment.  We went to see the movie "Olympus has Fallen" and I highly recommend it.
Now it's time to journey home and prepare for the dreaded week of testing.  I've put my kids through drills and practice, and I have faith that they are ready.  
I've noticed some of my students are praying before taking a test now so I'm excited.  I always pray over them as I walk around the room monitoring.  Of course they can't hear me, but that's ok because He can.  
As our state prepares to include student test scores as part of our evaluations I'm very happy with the knowledge that He's on my side and that my students invite Him into our classroom too.

To everyone who is preparing for their standardized testing...may God be with you and your students!!

Birthday Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway!  The winner this time is Olivia!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Birthday Sale

Update:  Because of changes that are beyond my control, in order to follow my blog you will just need to simply click on "Already a Member."  I apologize for the inconvenience.

Please enter to win a free product of your choice from my TpT store in celebration of my birthday. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on my blog for your best chance at winning.

I am also having a sale on my birthday (March 31st) and the day after my birthday (my mother's birthday) so stop by for 15% off!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Freebie

Here's my newest FREEBIE!!  Click on the link below and download!!  I hope you and your students enjoy.

St. Patrick's Day Freebie: Pot of Gold Tally Mark Match Up

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pot of Gold Behavior

My kids have never worked so hard!!!  I showed them my bag of "gold coins" and they are doing whatever I ask them to get the "gold coins" into our "pot of gold."  So far I've got them doing more of their work by saying things like, "If everyone has this work done in 15 minutes, I'll add a gold coin to the pot." 

To make these wonderful "gold coins" all I did was use the ends of fozen lemonade and orange juice containers and spray paint them gold.  They make the perfect "gold."  If you don't use classroom money you could put any reward you wanted to on them.  My kids are filling our pot of gold and at the end of the month each student in my class will receive that much in classroom money.

But you could...

put a reward on them and hand them out to individual students when you catch them being good and they can redeem them later
make homework passes out of them and give them out.

Any othere ideas???