Monday, July 2, 2012

Back from vacation, currently & More!!!

We we are back from vacation for a few days they we are off again on another camping trip. Our camping trip was great except half way through I got a horrible nasty heat rash and had to stay indoors! It was NOT fun! When we purchased our new to us pop-up camper my only demand was that we had air and it came in handy this past week. When it was upwards of 100 degrees mid week my camper was 85 and cool! My hubby and son enjoyed hanging by the fire and fishing. Nathan went on a massive turtle hunt he was determined to find a friend for our turtle Franklin! He wasn't as lucky as the other kids were :-) I am glad that he was branching out and finding friends at the campground!

Since I started my trek to becoming a teacher I almost completely stopped reading for pleasure. I always had textbooks and professional books to read. Well this summer I made a vow to myself that I was going to read for primarily pleasure. Right before school go out I read the 50 Shade of Grey Trilogy. Easy, controversial read! Over our first camping trip I was able to read 6 more books!!! 


I'm hooking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade  for the July Currently! 


The one thing that I have found that I can't live without in the elementary classroom is.............. IXL Math!!! We are fortunate that our district has paid for a district wide license. The kids LOVE it!! 

It is skill specific from Pre-K through 8th Grade and they just added Algebra, and they will soon be adding geometry, trigonometry and other advanced topics.

This works well for all students in our math intervention because we can have them focus on skills at home that they we are working on in our math intervention groups. As teacher we get a weekly update on how much time each of our kids spend working on IXL too. 

Fun in Room 4B is ALSO having a giveaway. She's giving away the best pencil sharpener ever. Literally ever. Check it out!!


3rd Grade Gridiron is having a awesome giveaway to help with the dreaded summer slide! Head on over and check it out!

3rd Grade Gridiron



  1. Way to go with 6 books. I love First Day Jitters.
    The Idea Backpack

  2. 6 books in a week! I am jealous! I am just finishing Gone Girl and it is so good. I would love to know which books you read.

    I am your newest follower. I just started my own blog.
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  3. I am following Farley's Rule of three. I just found your blog through Farley. I love that you are also a Michigan blogger. I have read two books, and am starting book three. Enjoy your camping trip.
    Learning in Bliss

  4. Hi Cindy! I'm a new follower! :) I hope you'll come follow me as well so we can share ideas. {bonus, I'm having a giveaway right now!} I also love First Day Jitters and am working on a packet to go along with it. Stay tuned! ;)

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

  5. Yay swim trials!!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  6. Hi!

    I have given you a blog award!! Check out my latest post to grab the award :)

    Amanda @ Surviving the First Year

  7. Thank you for linking up! I love IXL Math and we have asked for a subscription for next year...fingers crossed that we get it.

    Thanks, again, for linking up :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  8. Wahoo for Conscious Discipline! =)

    I am glad you had some time to read. Summer is when I devour books and reading for pleasure.

    Heather's Heart