Monday, July 22, 2013

Facebook Break and Back to School Packet

I'm not sure about you guys, but the last week or two have flown by.  I LOVE teaching, not that you would doubt that, but it is truly where my heart is, but for the first time ever I wish summer was just a few weeks longer.  You can ask my family, friends, or the people I work with - I have never ever said that!

I realized today I feel that way because summer is flying by and I still have so many things on my To Do List.  Yet, what do I do?  I keep adding more and more to my list, but then I spend the day piddling on Facebook or looking at pictures on Instagram.  I'm a blogger, so I love looking at these things!  They are entertaining!  Plus, it has connected me with so many new friends.  Yep, there's a but... BUT I am not getting any work done and I think I almost have a doctorate in being lazy and wasting time.  So, here's what I came up with yesterday.  I will blog, but for a few days, I am turning off my Facebook and Instagram and focusing on knocking out this forever long list.  Today was my first day without Facebook and it's funny, but when you intentionally avoid getting on it, you begin to realize just how many times a day you check it.  I have to say, I have gotten more done and I am definitely not as stressed.  I told my hubby that after my little hiatus, I may be very intentional about only checking it during a certain time frame a day and being done.  So, I said all of that to say, if your list is getting longer and longer and your summer is getting shorter and shorter, you aren't alone.  I feel your pain, friend!  This is my solution to lengthening my summer a little and to be honest, saving my naps because boy, do I LOVE my daily naps!

Now, I have news!  I am ALMOST done with my Calendar Math.  I went back and drew some of the graphics myself so that I don't have to worry about if they are locked down or not.  If I'm the clip art artist, then it's okay for some clip art not to be locked down, right?   I hope to get it posted tomorrow or Wednesday.

Until then, here is my other newest packet.  It completely slipped my mind that I forgot to share it.  The two top pages (Capitalization and Punctuation 1 and Categorize) are free in my preview.  Right now, it is only language arts, but I am planning to add math to it later.  If you get it now, when I add the math, I will add an update and make sure you know so you don't miss it.  You can click on any of the pictures and it will take you to my packet.  I am planning to use most of these sheets as my assessments, homework, or as review during the first nine weeks.
















Hope you guys are enjoying your summer!  I'm off to watch "42" with the hubby!

9 comments:

  1. I am with you, Faith. Ever since I discovered teacher blogs and then got sucked into the FB black hole, I spend way too much time on the computer! I wonder if I could be as disciplined as you and set a limit?

    I just LOVE the look/layout of your clipboard pages...you are so talented!

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    1. Suzy your comments always make me smile :) We'll see how I do. I got on for a few minutes this a.m. and my hubby called me on it.

      Thanks for your sweet compliment!

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  2. Hi Faith! Are you still planning on creating a morning work packet like your summer review packet? I purchased it and am hoping to buy the morning work one too. Thanks!

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    1. I am... I'm a little behind, but if things go according to plan, I'm starting it today. My teammates will get me if I don't get it done.

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  3. I feel your pain! If I could stop looking at what everybody else is doing, I might actually get some work done too! It's hard though! Good for you for sticking with it!

    Karen

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  4. I keep adding things to my to do list too! Your clip board sheets looks great!!

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  5. Can't wait for the calendar math! I've been checking every day to see if it's posted! :)

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    1. It's coming, I promise! I ended up having to redo the entire thing because of clip art which meant not only did I have to redo it, but I had to create all the clip art. I finished the last slide last night. I'm going to make a version that's in PowerPoint (should only take an hour or two) and then I will post it. It should be up sometime tonight or around midnight :)

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