Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Opening Day of High School Baseball

Today was opening day of high school baseball! It was a beautiful day for a ball game, and more importantly...a win! Great job Mustangs on your opening day win! Here is my son (catcher) doing his thing!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Testing Time!

It's hard to believe February is coming to an end. Here in Arizona that means we are getting closer to the H-E-A-T. For now, though, we are in the middle of the Arizona State Alternate Assessment for students with Intellectual Disabilities. It is quite a tedious process that takes weeks to complete due to the nature of my students. I will be glad when it's over!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Crazy Couple of Weeks

I enjoyed the time with my students' parents during conference week. It is always a little bitter sweet because I am excited to brag on the students, and the parents are reminded of the deficits their children still have. All in all, though, the parents are pleased and so am I.

Then we had a 3-day weekend and this whole week has been l-o-n-g! We had quite a "winter" storm for the Phoenix area. That meant rainy day schedule one day and no prep another...Boo! Here's to a restful weekend.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Parent Teacher Conferences

It's conference time again. I can't believe how fast the year is going by. I know next week will be a long week, but it is nice to meet with parents other than at IEP meetings to talk about the progress their child is making. I will have a busy weekend at school getting folders with work samples all organized!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Baseball Tryouts and a Birthday

This has been a stressful week with work and high school baseball tryouts. My oldest son, Alex, turned 16 today and also had final cuts for high school baseball. He made the team...now let's play ball. I am looking forward to a spring full of baseball and fun!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Busy, Unexpected World of Special Ed

 It's only Wednesday and it already feels like I have worked an entire week! I have three assistants in my classroom, but two have been out this week and it has been busy, busy, busy.

Today we had a great presentation from a Grand Canyon Ranger. The students loved hearing about animals from Arizona. Then next week we will have a visit from the Mountain Man. He tells "tall tales" that are quite entertaining. I can't wait!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I ♥ Math (Valentine's Math Problems)

I ♥ Math

I created 48-Valentine's Day themed problems aligned to the  Second Grade Common Core Standards.  This is a great addition to my math work stations. The part I ♥ is they are a good fit for my hundreds chart!


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Galaxy Star Friends Alphabet & Number Cards

These cute alphabet and number cards are great for identifying or reviewing. Happy Learning!
 
 

Valetine's Time

 
Check out this cute math activity on telling time to the hour and half hour. It's aligned to the First Grade Common Core Standards. Check it out on TpT and TN.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Love Notes Link Up

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Name: Jenn

Grade you Teach: 4th-7th Special Ed.

State: Arizona
Birthday: October 19th
Favorite Colors: Pink and Black

Lucky Number: 18
Favorite Subject to Teach: Life Skills
Go to Snack: Hummus and Pita Chips, Iced Tea



TV Shows: Scandal,  Grey's Anatomy
Last Movie You Watched: Les Miserables, Silver Linings Play Book
Music You are Loving Right Now: Mumford & Son

Always shopping at: TJ Maxx

Word of the day: options
 
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