Thursday, October 2, 2014

Currently {October}

I’m listening to New Girl on Netflix. Season 3 just came out so I’m kinda binge watching after school before my hubs gets home.

I am currently love that tomorrow is Friday! I need a relaxing weekend so bad! Last weekend we went out of town to my high school reunion. I really need to catch up on laundry, organizing my closet, and cleaning my house. Everything with my house has taken the back burner this week and I need to get it organized. This goes with what I want…a magically fairy to come do this all for me. Haha!
I am currently thinking I have too much on my to do list. This pin kinda explains it:

I am needed to finish my lesson plans for next week. I need to add science plans in there and send them out to my team.

Trick: My trick for you is to always set a visual timer in your room. That way the kids will know how much time they have to complete the activity. Instead of saying ten minutes they can see the numbers decreasing and know to keep working. You can also use a sand timer for younger kids that don’t understand time yet. I use timer tools from Kagan but there are several apps out there you can use for free. 

Signing off so I can go get all this work done!


  1. I love using timers in my classroom! My favorite is There are simple timers that zoom to full-screen and count up OR down, and then there are "fun" timers that I save for "special occasions." Not only are the kids VERY aware of the time, but they're typically pretty quiet when I use those fun timers because they want to make sure they don't miss any action! :)

    ~Mrs. K. from The Teacher Garden Blog

    1. I love the idea of using special occasion timers! I'm sure the kids LOVE watching those! Thanks for stopping by!