Before I start in on Farley's linky, I wanna talk "GOALS" with ya.
Not soccer goals.
Goals for your students.
And I'm not talking data, like for RTI.
No...something more FUN for them..lol.
Like A.R. (Accelerated Reader or if you do Reading Counts).
Each month my kids make goals for themselves. The first day of the month (like today), I print up what their points are and we discuss where they are versus where they SHOULD be...and then where they think they could get to by the end of the month.
If they make their goal, I have a prize for them. Sometimes, it's a nacho party..lol...or sometimes I have coupons for free ice cream or kids meal for local restaurants.
PLUS, our Media Specialist has an A.R. prize program...and every so many points, they get a prize.
Like, a bookmark, a reader's button (their picture on a button), on the A.R. wall of fame, a free book, etc...
I don't have the poster that shows all the prizes with me to post, but let me know if it's something you'd be interested in seeing.
I just finished making my picture-proof of how I teach for my PGP.
We're supposed to have proof of how we taught in regards to our PGP goals (ack! goals!), and I didn't keep extra copies of everything we did (umm....my copies are counted, WHY would I make extra?? lol), but I thought, HEY! I blog about everything, so I know I have pictures...
Once again, blogging saves the day!
Except, I don't have pictures of EVERYTHING...but at least something to show for it, right???
So I just added captions to the pictures and sent that to my AP...hopefully it'll work.
Now onto the linky :)
Yes, I was typing and B was in my arms... I was "rocking" her to sleep and then I let her stay there for a little bit...make sure she is REALLY asleep (or, more like, I want more cuddles! lol)
umm...beach weather - yes please! :) Have you seen the pix I've posted lately!
Hi, my name is Jennifer and I'm a clip art-oholic! lol
Speaking of which, did you know that Maree TrueLove is having a sale!???
Go check her out on her blog!
HERE is where you can read about the sale.
Make sure to follow her too :)
And yes, I have been biting my nails ever since I stopped sucking my thumb...I'm almost 30 and STILL biting my nails...it's so bad. I've tried EVERYTHING to stop biting them...I actually just called a
hypno-therapist. Hey, if hypnosis can work for smokers, why not nail biters??? I'll see...it's a pretty penny...and I have to make sure I have money for clip art! hahaha!!
And yes, I NEED to get more done in a day!! I know some of you think I'm already crazy, but add in the fact that I have a 3 month old and a 2 year old that both want me at the same time....yeesh!! Just tonight, I had B in one had, while I was cooking dinner and A was on the ground wrapping my legs in ribbon she found .... oh. my. gosh. lol...all I could do was laugh!
Need to know how to link up??
(Note - I know NOTHING about Macs, sorry!)
1. Right click and copy
2. Open Power Point (or I use publisher) and insert (or paste) the image.
3. Create text-boxes and type in your answers.
4. Copy all (cntrl A) and paste into Paint
5. Save as a jpeg
6. Upload the image to your blog :)K, now you can go link up!!
One last thing....
I'm one of those people who can NOT stand to be behind on things...but I am. I don't know how it happened.
But I'm going to have to hit "mark all as read" on all the 200 posts I haven't read.
I hate doing it. I do. I KNOW I'm missing some good stuff out there.....And I LOVE seeing all y'alls ideas! You make me a better teacher :)