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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Stress and TpT sale :)

I don't know about you, but I'm definitely feeling the crunch, and school doesn't start until after Labor Day.  All the things that are floating in my head:  the new reading and writing curricula, how can I improve on my math strategies, how can organize and maintain my anecdotals...how many pennies until I fill my piggy bank so I go cash them at TD Bank.  All this stress!



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fun back-to-school commercials

One of my fabulous colleagues sent me the link to one of Target's back-to-school commercials.  Of course I found a couple more that are just as funny.  I hope these clips provide you with some laughter amongst all the stress this month!!




Thursday, August 11, 2011

Contest: Target Gift Card!!!!!

So, I'm back to stalking blogs, and I found a new one to add to the blog roll:



In honor of her birthday, she is giving a $25 gift card to Target.  A-MAZ-ING!  Click HERE to enter!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Where in the world...

After traveling for over a month with limited technology access, I'm finally home!!  I probably should have written a quick blog post in the beginning of July that I had to take a short hiatus to do some traveling and catching up with family, so I apologize for the lack of posts.  I have to say what a crazy summer, but I'm happy to get back to some sort of routine.  I've been trying to catch up with all my favorite blogs (and trust me, the list is long and there are a bazillion posts), and I see that some teachers are already back to school or in their classrooms setting up!!  I have a couple more weeks till I can actually get into my room.  I want to send a little shout out to the teachers that are already hard at work teaching, getting their students acclimated to the routines and procedures (holla Harry Wong), getting their paperwork done (student questionnaires and such), getting ready for Back to School Night, and all that other stressful stuff that is called "the beginning of the year."  I wish you much strength and patience!  To the teachers that are setting up classrooms, I am in definite awe of your creativity.  I'm going through my blog roll, and I am AMAZED by the pictures.  Debbie Diller would be proud!!  All your hard work is motivating and inspiring, and I'm getting a little itch to go back in...

Anyways, I hope to be more consistent with my posts since I'm actually back in the country.  Some thoughts floating in my head:
  • TpT sale for ALL of August
  • updating my blog roll
  • reflecting on the summer vacation
  • maybe a giveway?
  • being part of a great group of bloggers and educators
So many articles, so little time...

Thanks for reading!!  I'm so glad to be back!