Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bye Bye Spring Break

        I am sitting here watching one of my favorite movies, The Notebook, as the last few hours of spring break slip away.  It is such a great movie!  I think my favorite part from both the book and the movie is something that Noah says at the beginning.  He says,

“I am nothing special; of this I am sure.  I am a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life.  There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.” 

and I just melt!  Oh how I love grand romantic gestures but these simple words from the heart-they get me every time!!!  I hope that everyone has a great week : )

Monday, March 19, 2012

Thank You & a Math Resource

        First of all I want to thank all of you fabulous bloggers out there for posting all of the wonderful things that you are doing with your students in your classroom.  Even though we may never meet you have had a tremendous impact on my students' academic growth as well as my professional growth.  So THANK YOU!!!  You are "toad"ally awesome.
        Now on to a way that I may be helpful to you (I hope).  As we are all approaching the "testing season" many of us are beginning to think of how we can review all of the things that we have taught and are hopeful that are students have retained (long term not just at that time).  I wanted to share with you a math resource that was passed along to me from my principal.  It is a website that has tons of questions that you can use for problem of the day or however you choose that is already in the testing format.  The link to the site is:
This is a direct link where you can find the third grade examples.  Since I am a teacher in Florida they are set to our Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, but I am sure that with a little digging our even just reading our standards even if you are not teaching here in Florida you have a similar set of math standards.  There is also a Common Core link if that is more helpful to you.
        Again, THANK YOU for all that you have done, are doing, and will do for your students (and mine)!!!!!!