Hello there, Stranger! I know I haven't blogged in awhile. I've really been trying to relax and enjoy my summer! I hope you have been too! I'm not going to lie, I've spent A LOT of time at the pool, shopping (I'm more than slightly addicted to Express), and watching reality TV (Real Housewives, The Bachelorette, People's Couch, and the list goes on...).
Don't get me wrong, I have put in some time in my classroom, but it hasn't been stressful because I just pop in for an hour or two whenever I want. I love my secretary and custodians! I plan on posting some pictures of the progress I've made in my classroom in the future. My team teacher really wanted to do a jungle theme, so we've been rolling with that. So far, it's looking good!
I also wanted to share with you some SUPER exciting news....I'm not a collaborating with some other extremely talented teacher bloggers in a new blog called "In the Middle". The bloggers that are contributing to the blog's posts are Erin Cobb from I'm Lovin' Lit, Lindsay Perro from Beyond the Worksheet, Mr. G from Mr. Educator-A Social Studies Professional, and Shayna from Science Teaching Junkie. In the Middle focuses on ideas to incorporate within the middle grades. We are going to have some fabulous "Back to School" posts coming soon!
My first post is all about communication! One thing that I will mention in my post is about how I pass out business card magnets at my Open Houses. This year I included a QR code to my classroom website in addition to the website's address and my other contact info. (it's in the corner you can't see). Anyways, I posted the pic. below on Instagram recently, and a couple of people mentioned that they had never heard of the Xyron Creative Station. It is awesome! As I mentioned, I used it to magnetize business cards, but you can also buy adhesive (sticker) and laminate cartridges. Click here to go to Xyron's website.
Lastly, I wanted to share a few Vegas pics. with you. Better late than never, right?!?
Here's my picture with THE Paul Edelman and the lovely Jenny from Right Brain Kid and Casey from Miss Case's Classroom!
I was such a fan girl when I got my picture with Deanna Jump from Mrs. Jump's Class and Amanda Nickerson from One Extra Degree.
Last, but definitely not least, I finally had the opportunity to meet Erin Cobb from I'm Lovin' Lit in person! Let me tell you, her presentation rocked!