The next two days we were immersed in common core and assessments. It was probably the most positive one we've had since I've been teaching at my current school. The data person for our district showed us some snippets from Mr. Holland's Opus. I haven't' seen this movie since it came out in the theater when I was in high school. I need to watch the movie through again. I think the whole table I was sitting was crying at the end of the movie. It was such a great reminder as to why we do what we do in teaching. He reminded us that parents send us their best kids. They don't keep their best kids at home. My first principal I worked for told us this my first year teaching and it has always stuck with me. We spent some time looking at our math curriculum map. I had stumbled on some pacing guides from Donna at Math Coach's Corner. She has some great math resources and you should visit her blog if you haven't before.
After seeing my superhero placemat, I had made for my kids. I had a couple of requests to make a kindergarten friendly one. So I'm sharing the one I made here. The clipart is some free clipart that was offered at MelonHeadz. I've been dying to use it for something. I think they are so cute. Please leave me some feedback if you download this freebie.
I'm participating in freebie Friday at TBA. You should check out all the freebies that are being offered.
My goal is to get ahead in the blogging world. I hope to get some posts scheduled this weekend. I have been working on getting ahead of the game with school starting this week. I just put 6 meals in the freezer that are ready for the crockpot. (I plan to share these in a future blog post.) Tomorrow I'll be cleaning to get ready for the week. I can't believe my summer is coming to an end.