Monday, March 30, 2015

Procedural Text

Testing is nearing in and my life has been CRAZY! We've been reviewing for our STAAR state test and also still covering some TEKs that our students needed a little extra work on. One of which is - procedural text. I threw together a quick pack so that I could have some activities for two days to do with my kiddos. I loved how it came together today. My morning is so different from my afternoon I have to switch it up.

I projected the passages on the board and had the students read the passage and questions to themselves. 

I had the students split their desk in 4ths with a dry erase marker and record their answers. I walked around and checked. :) THEN - we did an independent activity where they wrote their own procedures. 

They couldn't tell their friends so that when they finished they got to read out loud their steps and the class had to guess what they were giving them steps to do. This brought out my shy ones out of their shell! So much fun! 

I then hung up the final products on our focus wall for both classes to see!

You can find my procedural pack here:

Thanks for visiting! Hope to be back more with test review!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring Break in Review

Holy smokes. It's Friday... of my spring break. I am almost beyond embarrassed to even link up with my friend Sandy at ELA everyday for this link up because my spring break was BORRRRRING. But I will share a few things! You can link up at her blog also!

Spring break always seemed to last SO long when I was actually in school or college, now that I'm a teacher I strongly believe this ecard:
Depressing, right!? I count down the days for school weeks to end, the hours even. I woke up and was in complete denial it was Friday of my spring break.
Here are a few things I did:


I spent ALL DAY binge watching the new season of Pretty Little Liars. I was way behind, and it definitely is not a husband show. I don't care if I'm not a girl in high school or college anymore. I want their clothes, all of them :) 

Judge me :) 

I spent a lot of time moving things from the office to the guest bedroom to start planning for baby. I also got in a bunch of things I had ordered. 

I'm just so in love with these. Maybe it's the teacher in me, I don't know. But these books hold a special place and it's setting the color scheme and tone for the baby's nursery. (We find out the gender March 28! :) Keep a look out!) 

Told my husband to get ready, he's wearing baby everywhere ;) 
We also buy pampers everytime we go to the store. We are a little crazy! 

This was technically earlier this week. I'm now 13 weeks today! But Baby T is getting bigger :) 

I also spent a whole day getting things printed off and creating something I so desperately needed for my kiddos. 
A STAAR review.
I created category 1, which seems to honestly be the biggest struggle for my kiddos. Dang vocabulary. So I made some fun activities. 

  I also created an extra set in the pack for those of you who aren't from Texas and need to include your standards. I'm telling you - lifesaver! Click on the pictures to take you to the link!
And... last but not least...

This is what I remember doing most of the time. 

Don't forget to go link up with Sandy and share your crazy Spring Break adventures which I hope were much more exciting than my random runs to Sonic for a peach sweet tea or the sushi place to eat some COOKED fried sushi :( <--- pregnancy probs!

Thanks for visiting, I still have 2.5 more days to enjoy, husband comes home today WAHOO!!!

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Currently

Hello to my favorites! I can not believe it is already March 1st! Can you?!?! Holy smokes!!!!! I have some serious news I haven't yet revealed to my bloggy followers so I will get started on the currently and then share :)

Listening: When I first started I was watching the new show Battle Creek. I'm all about crime shows. Not sure what my obsession is but I am obsessed. Maybe it's all these actors that are so nice to look at: 

Loving: I just have to survive this week. I can do it. I have also been reading all of these blogger friends who are doing a book study over Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites and just reading a couple posts has me inspired to cut down my use. So I am going to start this week and I ordered the book and it will be in on Wednesday. 

Thinking: Um Cassie - it's 10pm why are you awake. Go to bed. Shower. You stink. ;) 

Wanting: Well here is where I will reveal for those of you who don't know:
SOOO - the reason I want the next few weeks to fly by is because we find out the gender on March 28!!! EEEKS so exciting. I just can't believe what all is going on in my life lately. It's been BUSY (as if it wasn't before? I don't know what I am thinking) 

Needing: Do I need to add on to this statement? I think we're ALL over the cold. Even down here in south Texas. 

Spring Break Plans: 
Planning for the rest of the school year.
Creating to build up my store more. 
Relaxing, because well, I never do that. 
Preparing for this baby. Which means getting nursery ready, getting my debt down by discussing things with a financial advisor, all of the good stuff of being an adult *insert sarcasm here*

Link up so I can see what you are up to! :) Thanks for following. 
My camera on my iPhone is no longer working correctly so I haven't been able to take pictures of my kiddos working hard. :( I want to blog more but I just don't have any pictures. Once I get it fixed I will be overloading.

Have a great week y'all!

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