Friday, June 27, 2014

Getting Fit Friday

Getting fit Friday with Bunting, books & bright ideas

I'm joining up with Bunting, Books & Bright Ideas for a Getting Fit Friday Linky!

I am almost done with week 1 of 3 weeks no cheats with For Blogness Sake. I set up a few guidelines that have proven to be very difficult to follow! (I'm hoping week 2 will be easier.)  I decided to cut out bread, sugary drinks and sweets.
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I honestly thought I would have the most difficulty with the sweets, but not being at school with a class full of kids has made this easier.  I'm having difficulty with the bread and sugary drinks.  I don't even drink that many sugary drinks-but when I want a Gatorade or a tea....I can't help but get the ones that are REALLY sweet. Here's what I did to help with my drink urges:

So far this lemon-lime water has done well.  It's very satisfying & refreshing-especially after a workout when I am craving a Gatorade!

I've also started using the 30 day fitness app.  Other than the fact I die a little every time I complete a daily workout, I have more energy and I feel more toned and I'm only 4 days in! The app is $2.99, but if you keep up with the workouts, it is worth the money, especially for the variety of workouts it provides.

Don't forget to share your Getting Fit Friday with Bunting, Books & Bright Ideas! Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Workin' on it & Wordless Wednesday

Link up your Wordless Wednesday post with Sugar & Spice! 
Anybody know what this is!? 
If you guessed a lightening bug (firefly) you are correct!! I saw a TON of them this weekend while I was back home.  A flood of childhood memories came rushing to mind.  What childhood memories do you have when you see a bug, animal, location or photo? Share in the comments below! 

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I'm workin' on some emergency drill visuals & social stories for my summer blog series post tomorrow! You can check out the visuals that are already up on my TpT store!
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer To do list

Hello! I'm wide awake, so I thought I would post a quick blog post. :) I'm linking up with Lessons with coffee to share my summer to do list!

I will do my best to include non work(school) related to-do's, but who am I kidding...I cannot stop thinking about next year!!!

Personal To-Do:

  • Workout Daily - So far it's been about every 5 days then I need a break. I will get their eventually. I have added the goal of running 250miles before the end of the summer (that's a LOT of miles considering I don't like running). I've completed 3.7mi this week! I use to track my running and any other additional workouts. You should check it out because it's free, it has workout routines, and functions using GPS! :) 
  • Create something every week!! I am addicted to all things crafty! I want to take a picture, sew, crochet, practice calligraphy, crochet something, or make a card once a week for the summer. 
  • Get some sun. Everyone needs some Vitamin D in their life and between camping, the river, pool & six flags-I hoping to lighten this dirty blonde and MAYBE get a tan. 

School To-Do:
  • Purchase this amazing groovy-green pencil sharpener!  I have read so many reviews by other teacher bloggers about the great value of these sharpeners, I will be getting one this year! 
  • Create 2 items for my classroom each week. I am planning to spread out my school to-do over the summer instead of wait until the last minute and be stressed. A few things I have on my school to-do include: 
    • Create an easier way to communicate between home & school
    • Make portfolio binders that include: goals, data sheets, work samples, assessments. I want these to be available & updated frequently to take to the ARD meetings.
    • Decide if I want to tweak my classroom management plan or scrap it & make a new one
    • Plan my morning routine (with visuals) 
    • Set up visuals for transitions & class routines from The Autism Helper
      Read about Sasha's visuals and Download them on TpT
    • Make a ring of websites for students to use when on computers 
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    • Make a ring of student logins
      Read all about Elementary Organization's Login Cards
    • Create more file folders
    • Check sub-tub & update 
    • Define area to display student work
    • Designate a place to turn in student work
    • Lesson Plans
    • Create schedules (picture, check list, mini) for students
    • Make staff schedules
    • Make a better system for collecting data & get assistants involved! 
    • Tweak lining up procedures
    • Make a fluency & writing station (inspired by The Autism Helper) 
       Download Sasha's Fluency Mega Pack
      Download Sasha's Fluency Mega Pack
Download Sasha's Writing Center