Thursday, May 21, 2015

Second Lesson Planner Theme for 2015!!

Here is another fun Lesson Planner and Sub Binder theme for the 2015-2016 school year! I kept the Black and White as the base, but changed the pink to blue, changed the design, and the fonts :) I made this one for all my male teacher friends out there, but obviously it's open to everyone!! Let's face it, not everyone is into pink ;)

Black, White, & Blue Lesson Planner & Sub Binder:

 
 
This Lesson Planner has 28 pages of great information, including:
-Front and Back Cover
-2015-2016 Monthly Calendars
-Several Divider pages, including a new divider page for Standards
-Lesson Planning pages
-To Do lists


The Sub Binder is 13 pages, including:
-Front and Back Cover
-Welcome page and letter
-Several Divider pages, including Classroom Policies, Emergency Plan, Attendance, etc.
Both the Planner and the Sub Binder come in Word and PDF so that you can edit if you'd like. Or, you do could a combination of PDF and Word if you only want to change or add a few pages.
 
So head on over to my TPT Store and enjoy this great new Planner set! :)



Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Lesson Planner Theme for 2015-2016!

It's here!

I love this new theme I created for the 2015-2016 School Year :) I call it Black, White, and Pink All Over!

It's a classy look with a pop of color, and has everything you need to plan a great school year!





This Lesson Planner has 28 pages of great information, including:
-Front and Back Cover
-2015-2016 Monthly Calendars
-Several Divider pages, including a new divider page for Standards
-Lesson Planning pages
-To Do lists


The Sub Binder is 13 pages, including:
-Front and Back Cover
-Welcome page and letter
-Several Divider pages, including Classroom Policies, Emergency Plan, Attendance, etc.

Both the Planner and the Sub Binder come in Word and PDF so that you can edit if you'd like. Or, you do could a combination of PDF and Word if you only want to change or add a few pages.

And right now, this new theme is on sale for 10% off over at my TPT Store :) Start planning for next year NOW, and you'll thank yourself come August! :)

Enjoy everyone!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lots of New Products, and some are on sale!

Happy Friday everyone!!!

I've been working hard during testing week...to bring you more products!

I was able to change all the Lesson Planners/Teacher Binder Packs, etc, to get them ready for the 2015-2016 school year!


The following items are now available for purchase and ready for next school year!:

Grey Chevron Lesson Planner
Grey Chevron Sub Binder


Turquoise/Black Arrow Pack [includes lesson planner, sub binder, and classroom posters]


Gold Polka Dot Pack [includes lesson planner & Sub binder]


Bootcamp Theme Pack [lesson planner, sub binder, and classroom posters]


Green Lesson Planner [lesson planner with calendars and dividing pages]


FREE Chalkboard Lesson Planner [does not contain calendars or other pages that the packs do, hence it's a free planner]

All of the above items are editable and come in both Word and PDF format [except the Chalkboard planner] which makes it super easy to customize if you'd like!

And here's the fun part...all planners will be 10% off this weekend!!!!!! Yay for organizing :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A little treat for the kids

As I posted yesterday, it's testing week, and today the kids are testing in Math.

Just thought I'd share a cute little freebie I did last year...give the kids a little something for testing week :)


You just cut out the card and tie it to a small pack of cookies and viola....a fun, encouraging treat.

Head on over to my TPT Store if you like to download this freebie :)

Happy Testing! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Testing Week Has Begun

Hi y'all. You guys know I teach high school, and I'm sure you all know that Common Core only tests in certain grades. We test 11th graders to be specific.


Even though I teach 10th grade, I am still proctoring the 11th grade test today and tomorrow. I've got a small group of 18 kids in a room I'm testing. I can not reveal anything regarding the test specifically, but I will share this:

The technology and stuff is working just fine, and the site is working well too.

However, I have kids who have been finished with part one of the test for OVER AN HOUR now...and are just sitting here bored out of their minds...while kids in other classrooms are still working. Apparently we [all] can't take a break until ALL classrooms report being done because apparently we all have to take a break at the same time.

Then give us a scheduled time like the old testing system! Then those few random kids that aren't done can go to a special room to finish up their testing.

Literally can't take a break because 2 students aren't done with the test....seems a little outrageous to me.


Anyone other schools having this problem?? How is your school handling it?

Friday, May 8, 2015

Peer Editing

Happy Rainy Friday to you all! I'm so excited for the rain...we need it here in CA. And I got to wear my new rain boots!
They are from Target.com, and I got them in "Mint" to bring a fun pop of color on a rainy day :)

Anyway, so today my 10th graders are doing some peer editing of their Cry, The Beloved Country argument paper. I mix up all the time how we peer edit. Sometimes we have a checklist, sometimes we have a fill in the blank sheet where they write down the exact sentence according to the directions, etc. 

Today we are using highlighters and reading aloud.
For Round 1, we got into partners and took turns reading an essay aloud. The other person would listen, and stop the reader when something sounded awkward or out of place. Then they would come up with a solution for how to fix the error.

We switch papers each round, that way the paper gets looked at by 4 or 5 different eyes. The rest of the rounds are done independently. 

This is just one of the ways I do peer editing. Gets the students a little more involved, and the reading aloud is a HUGE eye opener :)

What are some of the ways y'all do peer editing? Or do you even do it anymore?

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

TPT's Annual Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Hello everyone!!!
It's Teacher Appreciation Week and we all appreciate each other, right?! So I'm joining up with TPT to offer up to 28% off items in my store May 5th and 6th! :)


Make sure you use the Coupon Code: ThankYou at checkout for the additional savings! Head on over to my store for awesome items such as:

-Unit Plans
-Lesson Plans
-Ice-Breaker activities [never too late in the year for those]
-FREE Facebook activities templates
-Grammar Warm Ups
-And MORE!!!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!