Currently February and a Super Sale!

Here we are already flipping the first page of the calendar on 2013! This is what I am up to Currently......
 
The house is empty! Let me tell ya this is rare - and I am enjoying it!! Don't get me wrong I love my family but some peace and quiet is sometimes necessary and after a few days of constant arguing and ridiculousness (more about that when it comes to excuses!) from my two teenagers, believe me today it was needed!! So I opted to stay home - alone - while the Hubby took the teenagers grocery shopping!!! Now I will just have to live with a house full of junk food for the week because I am reasonably sure that when they do the shopping they just walk down isles and throw what ever looks good at the moment into the cart. But I will take it for a few hours or quite and the blessing of not having to do it myself this week!!!

God has been so good to me! I am always thankful for his goodness and grace in my life. He continues to provide for our family is ways that amaze me! I know he is in control and that makes everything ok!!

I really need to do the dishes (dishwasher is broken - UGG!) and some laundry. I need to get going on my lesson plans for next week. I have some IEP paperwork that needs to get done. I need to work on some schedule changes. I need to cut out, laminate, and prepare centers for next week. I need to stop thinking about everything I need to do and get started! What I am doing instead - reading the 500 updates in my Google reader, and creating more units for my TPT store!

I really really want and iPad, I am hoping that at the end of this quarter I will have earned enough on TPT to buy one! I got a projector and document camera for my classroom through Donor's Choose, but my classroom computer can't really be set up in the right way to use them because of the way my room is set up and where computer hookups can be installed. If I had an iPad it would be super easy to hook up and use!! I also put a project on Donor's choose for one, we'll see if I can get that one funded!

I need some inspiration for some really great, engaging, lessons on fractions for a group that really struggles. I've tried everything I know of, and it's just HARD, the work is hard for them, and it is not clicking! I can't make it "fun" when it's so hard for them to understand. Anyone have any suggestions I'd love to hear them. I'll let you all know if I figure out something great!

Pet Peeves - EXCUSES! Too many people live life making excuses for everything!!  I am sick of hearing about why things can't be done, why I just had to do this or that, why I can't remember to do what I need to do. Why I can't get off the coach and take care of things!!! My teenagers have become exceptionally good at excuses all the sudden! I can't clean my room because I need a shower. I can't take the trash out because it's to cold. I can't get my homework done because I don't have this or that! I can't help it that every month I keep going over on my data allowance because people keep sending me emails and I HAVE to check it!! Needless to say they may have choose to go grocery shopping today (which they rarely do) because it was a whole lot better offer than staying home with me!! I am tired of the excuses!! I see this pattern in some adults I know too and I will not allow my children to develop the mentality that other people or circumstances can MAKE you do things you don't want to do or KEEP you from doing what you know you need to do. I am a firm believer is taking responsibility for yourself and your own actions! My kids may have gotten quite the lecture on that this weekend :) 

OK, now that I am done with my little rant, let me remind you that their is a little thing going on tomorrow called the Super Bowl! And while I don't ever always pay attention to football, I love a reason to throw a sale! So don't forget to head on over to TPT and check out the great deals at the Super Sale!
Click on the picture to head on over to my store!

Don't forget to head over to Farley's blog and see what everyone else is up to this weekend! 

6 comments

  1. Ugh...excuses. I'm right there with you!

    Have a great time enjoying your peace and quiet :)

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  2. I have a little group of students that are really struggling with fractions. I know exactly what you mean. What concepts are you teaching in regard to fractions. I used several games and activities that seemed to really help.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

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  3. I hope you are able to get an iPad. I have been wanting one too! I hope you are able to get one. I will have to look into Donor's Choose to get some resources for my classroom.
    Kate
    http://funinecse.blogspot.com/

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  4. I actually just made a Fraction Pack! I would love to send it to you if you send me your email ;) Then, you can let me know how it worked!

    Najat

    Mrs. Murillo’s Class
    najatmurillo@gmail.com

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  5. I had some peace and quiet too this morning...just for a little while anyway. I found you through the currently and can't wait to look around! I'm your newest follower!

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