Monday, July 23, 2012

Post-Vacation Depression and Shopping Therapy!

Kristen over at Ladybug's Teacher Files is hosting a linky party about shopping! This post really fits so I am linking up!

After 7 nights of watching this....

And doing this.....

And watching my 2 favorite kidlets do this.....

And this.....about a million times......

I had to return to the big bad world.  At least two of my gal-pals made the transition easier with nachos and strawberry margaritas.

I have also started to ease this depression with some shopping therapy.   I hit the store with my kids' supply lists.  I have one 5th grader and one 8th grader and this is the beginning of their haul.  I still need to get my son 5 (yes 5) more binders.  The budget can only handle a few at a time.

 Then, of course, I picked up a few things for my classroom.  These were my Target purchases.  I could not resist the 2 little boxes.  They are blue and so cute!

The next stop was Walmart where the cashiers all ducked when they saw me coming with 20 boxes of crayons and 20 glue sticks!  I snagged a bunch of the paper 3-prong folders for our classroom books this coming year and some new Sharpies.  Who doesn't love Sharpies?

While I was going through this stuff I remembered that I had grabbed a few things from Michael's a few weeks ago.  Dry erase sentence strips? Cool!

The shopping therapy helped a little but I still wish I could sit around and do this.......

And help my little nephew do this.....

.......and eat a BUNCH more of these!  

Enjoy every moment of your summer my friends!
Bee the Change~

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bee the Change is on vacation this week.  I will be doing a lot of this and supervising children while they are sitting in the lake.  Tough life.....

Bee the Change~

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Reading List

So as I have mentioned, I am taking this grad class and we get to read Donalyn Miller's book and one of the reflection questions that she has is "What are the last 5 books that you have read?"

Here is my list.  What is on yours?

Bee the Change~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Reading Log

Hello My Bloggy Friends!

I have a question for all of you wise ones out there.  I was wondering if any of you do some kind of reading log during the year.  If you do and would like to just drop me a comment and share your ideas I would be grateful!!!!!

Bee the Change~

Monday, July 2, 2012

Back to Learning

In my school district you can earn extra salary bumps by completing graduate or inservice credits over your Master's Degree.  I have been working diligently on this and am very close to completing my 30 credits! Hooray! The class that I am taking this summer is through Canter.  It is called Motivating Students to Read. One of the reasons that I chose this class is the book below.  I got The Book Whisperer out of the library last summer and really enjoyed it.  I am looking forward to spending a little more time with my very own copy!

 The other book that I get to read for the class is Readicide.  I have not heard about this book before so I will let you all know how it turns out.

There are 14 lessons in my class and I did the first one today.  I think that I am in for a long haul but lookng forward to it.

 I am squeezing all this in between fun with my kids and a little personal reading of course.  The 3 books that I have read since school ended are.....

I can't work all the time can I?

Bee the Change~