Listening: There's a Rocky marathon on one of the movie channels. I've been watching since I found it during Rocky II. I think my favorite is Rocky IV when he faces the Russian fighter. Great music in that one!
Loving: I've finally learned what I will be doing this coming school year and it's a major change for me and for my school. I will be taking on the role of math interventionist for 3rd-6th grade. No more regular classroom teaching. I'm both excited and nervous about how this will work!
Thinking: With roughly 50 students, I'm going to have my work cut out for me when it comes to organizing my student's work. Some students will come only one day a week, while others will be almost every day. I'm considering 2 different options, both using file folders color coded by grade.
|Pocket Chart from Filetastic|
|Color Coded Magazine Boxes|
Wanting: As part of what I plan to do with these students, I've been printing out various games to review computations and rounding. These are the skills we're starting with. My poor all-in-one-printer is taking forever to print the pages out!
Needing: I need to make my decision on the organizing so I can start buying what I need, like the colored folders, mechanical pencils, erasers, and either the charts or the boxes. Aside from my decision, there's the mess I have in my classroom. The materials for 3rd grade won't be taken out for another week.
Tips, Tricks, or Hints: I'm sure you must be thinking I'm crazy mentioning a portable hard drive rather than a thumb/flash/jump drive for school files. For a long time, I used them, maxed them out, got a larger one, then repeated. When I started having problems with my largest drive, I decided to upgrade. This one was at Wal-Mart - 500GB for around $50.00. While I know they make larger ones now, I have all of my school, music, and personal files on it and have about 430GB left. It is bigger, but I haven't had any problems with it working so far.
|Toshiba Portable Hard Drive|
If anyone has other suggestions for my organization dilemma, feel free to leave a comment for me!