August 26, 2013

A Peek at My Week- a Little Late

I'm linking up, a little late, with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for a brand new linky...

Today was a crazy day at school! My computer did not want to cooperate so attendance was late, lunch count was discombobulated, and I was frazzled! I couldn't seem to get things accomplished until later in the day. Then to top it all off I had recess duty, lunch duty, and bus duty (ALL WEEK). A positive... it will be many weeks before any duties fall for me! GLAD today is over:)

We will be continuing our use of Mentor Sentences in all three Language Arts classes. LOVIN' these... another big thank you to Ideas by Jivey and Collaboration Cuties for this terrific idea! I'll also be introducing my Prezi to my eighth graders. With this presentation we will finally get into our first novel, Underground by Jean Ferris. I'll also get my sixth graders started on their Newbery Book Report which ties in to the reading they had to do over the summer.

I'm anticipating all routines to be fairly in place by this point. It's great to have sixth graders. They know the ropes and I worked with them last year so they know my expectations. I'm looking forward to finally getting into some Science as well. We'll be starting with the classification of living organisms and I've got an awesome video that helps them learn the divisions of classification: kingdom, phylum, class, etc.

Wednesday afternoon will see me watching the junior high football team. I've four of my sixth graders playing on the squad. Gotta go cheer on my boys!

After school my family and I will be having dinner together. We haven't decided who is cooking or where we'll be eating, but we'll be together. I look forward to these times... even if I am the one cooking... that's what crockpots are for! Dump everything in before school and arrive home to dinner. Thanks to Pinterest I've found a TON of great recipes for the crockpot. These are the two family favorites:

The school in which I teach is a K-12 school so this Friday we will have our first Spirit Day in honor of the first high school football game. Everyone dresses in school colors and we'll have a Pep Assembly at the end of the day. There is nothing cuter than seeing the kindergarten students doing high school cheers. On the cute-o-meter, a definite 10++. I hope to share some snapshots on the weekend of these cutey pies in action.

Hope you all have a terrific week!

Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. I totally empathize with your computer problems!! What a Monday! Just think, though, the rest of your week can only improve! Sounds like you have an eventful, fun week in store! :)
    Crafting Connections

  2. I don't know what I'd do without my crockpot! Thanks for the recipes. I've already been thinking about what I'm going to make next week when I'm back in school.

    Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you again next week.

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings


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