The Primary Punchbowl

Hi friends! I just blogged over at The Primary Punchbowl about how I am going to spruce up my classroom behavior for December. I even left a freebie for you!  I'd love it if you hopped on over there to check it out. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Five for Friday

Whoa! What a week it has been! We've been so busy over here that I haven't had a chance to breathe. This second quarter has been flying by and it isn't going to slow down anytime soon.

I'm linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday.  Let me just say again, I'm exhausted. So, let's get right to it!

I just need to say that I implemented the brag tag system this year and I am in love! My students love them. I love them. Everyone who walks into my room is asking about them.   I dedicated one small bulletin board in my room this year our brag tags.

I used the Mini Editable Labels by Angie at Lucky Little Learners to make their name tags at the top. If you're interested in them, you can find them {here}.  And, because I am a little OCD about things looking uniform, I made the numbered labels for the front.  They coincide with the number the students use on their work.  
I've been using brag tags from many sources.  Some of them are from Aimee Salazar @ Primarily Speaking. I also use some from Lucky Little Learners. There are MANY great resources on TpT if you're interested in using these yourself.

Is anyone else experiencing the craziness I've had going on over here?  I have already hit that time of year when I need to change things up a bit.  We have 14 student attendance days in November so I am now 'Watching for Good Behavior' in my classroom.  Each student 'decorated' their own watch and for each day of good behavior, they get a hole punch.  If they get all 12 numbers on the clock face punched by the last day of November, they get to participate in a classroom reward.  It seems to be a good little incentive.  Looks like I may need to come up with a December trick as well.

Holy science! We started our mass/matter unit today.  We learned that all objects have mass and mass can be measured using weight.  We measured the mass in blocks of different objects today.  Next week we will start in our conversation regarding matter. 

Football. Football. Football.

High School Playoffs. Elite Eight.

Lovin' Every Minute.

That Is All.

Class. Again. I feel like I am forever taking classes. I spent this past weekend in class, again.  Yep, you read that right. WeekEND. Friday night. Saturday. Sunday. Now, I will say that I thoroughly enjoy my professor.  I take as many classes that I can that he teaches.  There has not been one single day that I do not walk out without some useful and beneficial information that I can use immediately in my classroom. I call that a win.

That's a wrap for now.  Have a great weekend and week ahead. Hang in there. Some much needed break time will be here soon!


Whoa! I know I am not alone when I say, I cannot even believe it is November already?! I feel like I was just boating, sunning, and sleeping in. Here I am now, just getting home from First Quarter Parent Teacher Conferences.  Unbelievable.

The beginning of November does mean one thing, as does the beginning of every month, Farley's Currently! I may not be a consistent blogger otherwise but I sure do love this link up! Let's get started, shall we?


When we need the t.v. on but aren't necessarily watching t.v., the Big Bang Theory seems to the be the go-to.  Luckily it seems to be on TBS a lot!  Our family has probably watched every episode dozens of times each but we just never grow tired of it.


I just walked in the house from completing two days of Parent Teacher Conferences for the first quarter.  Whew! I have never been too anxious about talking with parents but I sure am happy when they're done.  For some reason, sitting down and talking all day and night is just exhausting.  You would think teaching all day would be more exhausting but something out of the norm just throws me a curveball.  


November just flies by, doesn't it?  We always use the first two days of November for conferences so the kiddos are not at school. Our school district takes off for Veteran's Day and we get Wednesday through Sunday off for Thanksgiving.  We only have one full week of school with the kiddos for a grand total of only 14 teaching days in November!  While it is nice to have some time off, sometimes those short weeks are more brutal than a full week.  Am I alone? I'm sure not. 


The laundry pile in my house is getting scary people! I just can't seem to find a good chunk of time to get the laundry mission accomplished.  It is not my thing to do sporadic loads here and there, I need completeness, closure.  So, I like to have a chunk of time to get it all done.  This just hasn't been in the cards for me. Oh well! Life will go on!


I am on a mission to get my plans done at school through Christmas, yes, you heard me right! We have got some busy weekends ahead and there will just not be time on Sundays to do this.  We do not get a plan period everyday at school so a lot of my planning is done after school or at home.  I had a little down time during my conference days so I did get a good start.  My goal is have them all done with copies ready within the next week.  Then I can start working on January.  That is unbelievable to me to even think about but ready or not, the school year is moving right along.


Oh.My.Goodness. I love all things Thanksgiving Dinner.  I love making the dinner, eating the dinner, having leftovers from the dinner.  You name it, I love it.  Now, I'm talking a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner here. Turkey, {real} mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberries, pumpkin pie. Carb Heaven.  I know some of you from the south like to throw in a few curveballs that I am not accustomed to, however, give me a good 'ole turkey dinner any time.  

That's a wrap everyone! Since I'm already a few days late, I'll make this a short and quick post! Have a great November!