Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Scoop

The Teaching Trio started a new linky party today that's especially great for those of us who need a little more organization in our lives. It's pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just go on with it. Click on the picture to link up!

Our house hasn't recovered completely from us going back to work. Of course, I could be cleaning right now...
I finally got individual results for all the kids who failed last year's SOL (well, for one grade - my biggest case-load), but unfortunately similar items aren't already grouped. I need to sit down and sort them, then I have to make lists of students who struggled with each skill so we can start creating groups based on that. It's going to take a while. I probably should have brought it home to work on this weekend, but I didn't.
I can't pull kids until I have the forms, so this is important. But I also don't want the forms to get lost in the mass of paperwork that goes home on the first week. They'll go out tomorrow, and hopefully I can start with most, if not all, of my kids by next week!

I've only read The Giver once a few years ago, and I wasn't quite prepared for it. I actually didn't like it, but I'm pretty sure I will this time around, especially with Hunger Games and Divergent. I brought it home and just need to find the free time.
Yes, I want to watch football while my boys (including the hubs) sleep. Steven isn't really a sports fan, and Keagan is 2. I love football, so it will be fun to watch while I clean and do other things!

I did a summer committee for the state back at the end of July, but it takes about 4-6 weeks to get the paychecks in the mail. Mine came in earlier this week, so I have some extra play money after we split most of it into savings and debt-reduction. There are so many "wants", though, that I need to prioritize and price-check to determine the best way to spend it. It's burning a hole in my pocket!

As far as giveaways go, check my past few posts to enter for one of MANY prizes in my 1000 follower giveaway. Day 1's giveaway ends tomorrow night, and then they will all start closing out at midnight each day. Hurry before you miss your chance!

My BBB (Best Blogging Buddy) Andrea is celebrating 1500 followers today also, so go check hers out if you didn't get enough of your fill with my giveaways. Plus she's awesome and you'll love her, too!

And finally, I'm helping Kelly celebrate 700 followers. Who doesn't "need" an extra $25 to spend on TPT? Plus the list of products being donated is quite impressive!


  1. Hooray on your celebration!!!! If you still need any donations, please let me know!!! :) I know it's sad, but I have NEVER read The Giver (eek). I probably need to give that a try. :) Have a great week!!!!!! :)
    Mixing it up in Middle

    1. Aww, thank you! I actually have all of the prizes already set up (but PLEASE enter! There are about 10 different winners I will be picking) and finished posting them all yesterday.

      I actually didn't read it until college, but I think it just went over my head. That was my first dystopian book, and I didn't know what to think. I may restart it today, especially since I can't watch the Saints. Boo!

  2. Thank you so much for being a part of my giveaway! I hear you about going through testing data - we just finished the math portion of our MAPS testing and I need to check out the areas of weaknesses to set up groups as well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. Congrats on your celebrations! Great milestones! I am going to see the movie The Giver tonight! Thanks for linking up with us!
    Tech Crazy Teacher
    Teaching Trio

  4. OMG! I totally am re-reading The Giver because it has been AGES since I read that book. With the movie coming out, I just wanted to make sure I remember still the little details. I'm a big reading dork and like to compare the movies with the books!

    A LoveLi Class

  5. What a great new linky! I might have to join the fun next week!

    Let me know what you think of The Giver. I've read it twice and I was not a fan either time so I'm having trouble getting excited for the movie. It's been at least 10 years since I read it the second time though, so I might be willing to try it again if you like it!

    Mrs O Knows