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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Post Spring Break and Puppy News

Happy Wednesday and I hope you are having a great week.  If you are on Spring Break, I hope you are enjoying your time off and doing something super fun. For those of you in school this week, I hope all is going well. I'm back to the grind and the craziness has already begun as we finish up MAP testing and get ready for state testing next week.  As an intervention teacher, serving some of the neediest students in the building, I just want to teach. However, after every round of MAP testing, we have Benchmark Meetings, where we meet with each teacher individually to review data and make decisions on how to meet their needs for the remainder of the school year.  Do you do that in your building?

Other than that, with back to school on Monday, I decided to hold my last formal observation of the year that morning, with my first intervention group at 9:15 a.m.  Who thought that was a good idea? Typically, this group is adorable. Don't get me wrong, they were.  But they were a bit out of it. I felt incredibly relaxed going into it, had all my ducks in a row, and ran into technology difficulty.  I had my 2 minute video all cued up so I could incorporate some technology into the lesson.  My laptop logged itself off, I forgot my password (yes...I'm 50 and that happens all the time!), then my tech guy reset my password via text, all the while my boss is sitting there watching this unfold while I'm teaching my three spirited kindergarten students.  And then once my password was reset, I was unable to get on the internet! Let's just say, I'm pretty sure I get to keep my day job, however, I was really bummed as this lesson was definitely planned to the "T" and wasn't supposed to have any roadblocks. You would think after 29 years, I should've known this would happen.

So onward to happier news. Let me just say that this is distracting me each day.  I just received new pics of "the puppies".  If you've been around, you know that we lost our dog in September, after a prolonged illness. It's been an incredibly long seven months living in a home without a dog, after having one for close to 17 years.  Take a peek below for yourself!

Look at these cutie patooties!  These are the boys from the litter, and we are getting first pick.  There are actually only 3 boys so one of these little camera hogs is photographed twice, but I can't tell which one! Now the question is...how on earth does one pick from this adorable lot?  I'm hoping that one just crawls into my lap and that I will know!   I just had to share our excitement, because truly we can not wait. Our new little mascot will be joining our home at the end of April, as close to summer break as I could get.

So that's all the news for today. Other than, I have invited my friends to link up their newest and latest products below. I'm certain that if you take a peek, you can find something that you definitely can use in your classrooms.  I know I always to.

Until Next Time,

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