I am hooking up with Jennifer at Darling Little Learners to list my "Must Haves of 2012".
#1 Downton Abbey
This show has been the best diversion a teacher could ask for! Two years ago, I was scrolling through Netflix and found this British series on Masterpiece Theatre. I was instantly hooked. It is now it's third season, but if you haven't seen it, be sure to watch it from the beginning. You can watch it for free at Hulu. You can thank me later!
#2 First in Math
My principal brought this Math Program to our school and it has been a HUGE success. Our staff and students have really embraced it. I encompasses all math concepts by grade level. Students earn stickers as they progress through the skills. Each class has a "Player of the Day" who is rewarded by wearing a "Player of the Day" lanyard. The students progress through levels that go from "Rookie" to "Mathematician". I require my students to earn 100 stickers per week as homework. Our school is currently #3 in Texas (1,530 stickers per student) and #87 in the entire country.
#3 All My Apples....
I can not lived without all my Apple products. This is my latest addition and it is soooooo fast. Call me a tech geek, but Apple has made my life so much easier. I create, communicate, record, photograph, research, calculate, blog, listen, learn, etc....... all with ease thanks to Apple. If my house was on fire, I would grab my family, my pets, and my Mac.....in that order!
#4 Ink Joy Pens by Papermate
I love these pens! I am very particular about my writing tools, especially with all the grading I do. These pens are as smooth as they advertise and never leak out extra ink. They come in so many vibrant colors! I prefer not to grade with red. And my students know that the white pens belong to me!
|1st Row, Second Adult from Left, my Grandmother|
2nd Row, Second from Left, my Grandfather
2nd Row, 3d from Right, my Grandmother's brother (killed in WWII)
2nd Row, Second from Right, my Grandfather's brother
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