Monday, September 17, 2012

Yes, I'm alive! have I been one busy girl! Since I last blogged I have moved into a new home, our permanent home. I will post pics soon. We are doing some remodeling & the hubs makes me help ;o( What is that about! Anyway, we had a bit of a disaster accident @ home. We had a friend of ours painting & he leaned on the mantle & the mantle & four rows of bricks came tumbling down...he is ok BUT pinky (my laptop) is not. Yes, that is right, it was on the hearth & got destroyed. FML. Excuse the language....I am beyond devastated. The last time the hubs backed up pinky I had over 55,000 hoo. Now I am forced to use the MAC which has been sitting around staring at me since December. There is a learning curve & it's not easy to go from a PC to a MAC....well for me at least. Back to pinky, we are hoping my hard drive is ok & I can transfer everything onto a new PC...I mean my MAC. 

I am back at school and am loving my new class. I am teaching high ability first graders this year...although they are all NOT high ability. I have quite a mix of ability levels. They are very chatty but they are smart & ready to learn. They heard about my reward coupons & the parents were so complimentary about them. The kids are obsessed! I was so excited to see they are in the top 10 on TPT....GO ME! 

We have started to tutor at school 2x/week. Do we get paid for this? Um no. Anyway, this is more planning on our part. I work as a team with 2 other co-workers & we rotate the students. I was lucky enough to receive PLINKO from Lakeshore Learning. I was DYING to purchase this! This is ideal for the students I tutor. They practice their rhyming words &  beginning & ending sounds. I would highly recommend this game. Anything I purchase from Lakeshore is HIGH QUALITY. I also use this during word work in Daily 5. Here are my students in action. 

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  1. Congratulations on your new home. I'm jealous. Housing is so expensive here it will be a while before we can afford the property. I'm sorry about your computer. That is why I use Dropbox religiously. :) Mac's do take some time to adjust to, but once you do you will never want to go back. Trust me on this one. Good luck with tutoring.
    Life with Mrs. L

  2. I have the Plinko board. I use it later in Kindergarten. They love it!

  3. Good luck with Mac. I hear they are amazing machines to work with. Glad to hear you are OK and enjoying your new home :)
    My Second Sense

  4. Wow! What a crazy few weeks you've had. Good luck with the MAC, and I hope Pinky's hard drive will turn out OK. This reminds me that I need to do some backing up too!

    Learning With Susie Q