I wish I could say that I slept in, but little Miss Murphie tends to wake up between 7:00 and 7:30pm. My twin said she trained her dog to sleep in so when she's here next week, we are going to train Murphie to do the same thing. If that's the only thing I accomplish this summer, I will consider it a SUCCESSFUL summer!!!!
In between playing with Murphie, drinking coffee, and watching TV, I've been going through some of my files to prep for next year. One of my files that I send to Print Shop (a wonderful place in our district that you can send originals to and they send it back copied, collated, stapled, whatever you want - and most of the time, our principal PAYS for it which makes it really magical!) is now available on TpT.
Nope. It's not mine. You know how lazy I am!!
It's my friend's! Christina! The one I'm always referring to . . . I always say "My friend, Christina, gave me the idea." Or "My friend, Christina, showed me how to do that." Or "My friend, Christina, is amazing."
She's also the one who moved to North Carolina. Well, I finally convinced her to open up a shop on TpT. It was either that or I was going to start selling her stuff and calling it my own.
Wait. I may already have done that with
Anywho, now she is selling her Spelling program. Which I use. Faithfully. It's a year long, developmental program and, believe it or not, I'm ALLOWED to use it at my school site (even though it's not 100% Fidelity to the Core and all that - oh my word, I just got the shivers and feel a little nauseous), because it's THAT good. Our whole team uses it.
My favorite part is the spelling test. I love that the kids have to write the spelling word, edit errors in a sentence, and then read it in context.
Don't get me wrong. I do not like GRADING the spelling tests. Or even giving the spelling tests. Especially in the beginning of the year when this always happens:
Me: Number one -- fox. The fox is brown. Fox.
Kid: I don't know how to spell that.
Me: Well, think about the first sound ---
Kid 2: I do! It's f-o-x! Want me to spell it for you again?
Me: Listen here, Kid 2, this is a test. We are not supposed to
help each other.
Kid 2: What? This is a test?
Kid 3: What's a test?
Hmmmm. Is it just me or did I just write the next best selling play?
Click on any of the pics above to check out the Spelling pack if you're in need of a new program or just want to revamp what you're already doing. You can buy the pieces separately or all together.
I'm super excited for The Bachelorette tonight! I will be back tomorrow with our regularly scheduled Talk About It Tuesday! Hooray!!
I'm also excited for those Orange County housewives. New Jersey did NOT disappoint last night. Was anyone else annoyed with Caroline? I am not a Teresa fan but Caroline just needs to BUTT OUT. Go talk to Deena, how about that? HUH?
When I yelled at the TV, she did not respond. So I hope one of you will.