Friday, August 1, 2014

Longest. Week. Ever... With a fun ending!!!

Happy Friday Night! I swear I've opened my computer a hundred million times today to write this post and it never happened. Here I am at nearly 9PM finally getting to it.  It's Friday, or so everyone keeps telling me (man, am I going to struggle when school starts...) so that can only mean one thing: Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!  Be sure to stop by and check out the new blog design for our Five for Friday host. It's awesome!

So here's my quick... 5 for Friday! :) Happy Weekend Y'all. 

This week I had a two day professional development class on Google.  My brain was fried.  I mean, I literally couldn't look at a computer for days.... which is why I've been a bit absent this week.  I learned some new things, and have a few more things to take with me on my new adventure with using more Google products, including Chromebooks but I am on overload! I felt like I could have used a two day pinterest professional development class after. 


I made a fun new product this week that I'm going to be using the first weeks of school in math.  Just a basic math center that has students practice addition with regrouping. I plan to make a subtraction one, and then a place value one as well.  If you're interested check it out! I made it with QR codes and without so you can pick what you want.  Look at me using my PD from earlier in the week!

August... where did the time fly??? I'm excited to be participating in my first ever SLANT box for the month of August.  SLANT stands for 'Sending Love Across the Nation to Teachers! If you're not familiar with what a SLANT box is, head over to Jameson's blog: Lessons With Coffee to get some more info.  I'm excited to get to know two new bloggers!!

Speaking of Pinterest again.... I finally got serious and organized my Pinterest boards this week.  I have a lot to do in terms of weeding the garden so to speak, but I'm feeling good about new boards for various subject areas! It's the little things that just make you feel so accomplished. 


I reached a milestone on my blog tonight... 75...hold that 76 followers!! Pretty awesome and I'm amazed each day to where this journey has taken me in such a short amount of time.  To celebrate, the first 5 people to comment on this post with their email address and go follow my TpT store will receive a copy of my math center that I posted earlier to use in their classroom.  :)  Thanks for coming along with me on this journey. 

Have an awesome weekend!


  1. Congrats on the milestone. Your math centers look super cute! I was I could use them, but at last seventh graders are on algebra. I hope that your weekend is good! :)

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  2. Congrats! The blogging community is amazing! Your math centers look great and would be perfect with my kiddos.
    Miss King's Enchanted Kingdom

  3. I found you through 5 for Friday! I'd love to know more about SLANT, it sounds interesting! I guess I'll have to explore! Speaking of exploring, I hope I get to explore that sweet new math game! elementarymatters@gmail :)

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  4. Yay! Congratulations on your milestone. Your math center is very cute, and badly needed since this will be my first year teaching third grade.

  5. Congrats! My students love using qr codes during math groups. It looks really cute and fun (along with being educational).

  6. Congrats on the milestone! Love your task cards. Can't wait to see the other sets!

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