Sunday, February 3, 2013

Currently & My EXCITING News - Whole Brain Teaching Conference

I just realized that I totally forgot to mention my most EXCITING news of the week here on my blog!!  Have you heard that there's a BIG 3-Day Whole Brain Teaching Conference this summer??  I was expecting it to be on the West Coast somewhere, but secretly hoping it would be here in the South.  Guess what??  It was announced to be in Louisiana!!!

Even though that will be a 12 hour drive, my best teaching buds and I are going!!!  I am so stinkin' excited it's not even funny!!  I think it's going to be teaching heaven!  And, a road trip with my girls.....so much fun!

Are you going?  Let me know if so!  It would be extra fun to meet up with some bloggy friends!!

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Just a reminder about the SUPER Sale at our shops today!  I'm linking up to share some of the resources that will be on sale in both our primary and intermediate shops.  Today only, you can get 28% off EVERYTHING!!

At the Teacher's Clubhouse TpT Shop you can pick up resources such as these....

Our new Geometry & Fractions 2 Unit that is full of signs, games, centers, activities, practice pages, and a craftivity.
Our Grammar Learning Centers Unit....this picture only shows a sample of the resources included.  It's a whopper of a unit with 20 grammar centers that each include a cover, interactive center activity, self-checking answer key, follow-up assessment, and directions.  We also have a Math Learning Centers Unit, if you need those, too!
And, our writing units are some of our best-sellers.  This Friendly Letter Unit has everything you need to teach friendly letters.  Including our ever so popular friendly letter parts flipbook (samples below).

At our intermediate store, the Lightbulb Minds TpT shop, you can pick up resources such as these...
Is your science text lacking in this area?  Our Human Body Unit is very comprehensive and has just about everything you could need to teach this unit!
 Our Persuasive Writing Unit is full of fun activities to get your students in the mood to persuade others!  It's one of our best-selling units and we think your intermediate students will love it!
We also have several units on novels that your class may read.  This particular unit is a favorite to begin or end the year with and we've got everything all set up and ready to go for you!

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And, I can't end the first weekend of the month without linking up with Farley's currently!!
 Listening: Everyone is still asleep at my house....husband, cat, dogs....wait a minute...why am I up??

Loving: I love a Sunday!  It's the only day during the school year that the hubs and I have off together.  I cherish every moment of the day.

Thinking: I'm actually doing really well on my resolution to get back to running.  Mom and I are well on our way to reaching those goals!  {Yay us!}  But, I'm starting to fall back into the trap of not saying "NO" to others.  I must say NO.  Why is it so hard?

Wanting:  Look, I didn't ask for a full-blow vacation.  Just a weekend get-away.  That's not too much to ask for, right? :)

Needing:  You may have heard me mention that I teach a class of football fanatics this year.  Well, one of my sweet boys is the BIGGEST Ravens fan I have ever seen!  He wears his Ray Lewis jersey every other day.  Seriously.  To say that he is excited about the Super Bowl is a gross understatement.  Well, yesterday during our fun Super Bowl day, he asked if we could do the "Ray Lewis dance."  Seeing that I had no idea what he was talking about I said that I would try to learn it and if his Ravens won the Super Bowl we would do it on Monday!  So.....I guess I need to find out more about this "dance."  Oh.My.

Just YouTube'd this....I better start practicing...and hoping that my principal doesn't walk in during this dance tomorrow....or just hope that the Ravens lose.  ;)

Pet Peeve:  To say I have a ton of pet peeves would really just be breaking the ice.  In general, people annoy me.  Haha!  But, one pet peeve that I have that I don't think many others share is people backing into parking spaces.  It never fails!  I get behind this person at work every single day.  They pull into the parking lot, then proceed to slow down, only to want to back up to get a parking space they just passed.  It takes them 10 minutes to get lined up to back into the space.  Really?  If they just whipped it in there, it would only take them a few seconds to BACK OUT at the end of the day.  I just don't get it.  Perhaps if you were at a major event (like say, the Super Bowl) and you knew there were going to be lines of cars to get out of the event and backing out would be difficult, but in every day general life THERE IS NO REASON TO BACK INTO A PARKING SPACE!

18 comments:

  1. Oh! I was going to ask if you were headed out because I'd hitch a ride! I won't intrude on friend time. I can drag my fam instead! haha! So excited!
    Rachel

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  2. The Raven's dance sounds like fun! You'll have to take a video and post it! ;)
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  3. WBT Conference? In Louisiana? I MUST ask my principal to send me!!

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  4. Haha, my hubby ALWAYS backs into parking spots, and it drives me crazy! Have fun learning that dance!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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  5. Amanda,
    The whole brain conference sounds great! I love learning about the brain...so amazing what it does. Have fun! Your products that you posted are lovely!
    Amy

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  6. WB conference sounds like a must do. Don't forget every single Madonna CD you own :)
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  7. Oops, I'm guilty of backing into parking spaces. I'm pretty bad at parking in general (I consider the lines to be just a suggestion), but I don't do it when I will be making someone wait. That would drive me crazy too!

    Julie
    TheHipTeacher

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  8. I can't wait for you to share all the tricks you learned from the WBT conference!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  9. You did not mention that is conference is FREE. How awesome!

    I just signed up since it'll be so easy to get to from Baton Rouge.

    Can't wait to meet up :-)
    Brittany
    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

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  10. Hi! I am your newest follower! I LOVE your blog! SO cute!

    -Holly

    Specialsmartspecialhearts.blogspot.com

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  11. YES!!! Everything WBT does is FREE!!! That means it'll just cost us gas and lodging! Woohoo!! I would love to meet up while we're down there, Brittany!

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  12. Seriously looking into that WBT conference. Since the conference itself is FREE, it makes it easier to try to go :)

    We may end up with a convoy from South Carolina :)

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  13. SOOOOOO JEALOUS about the WBT conference! Be sure to post a lot about it for those of us who can't make it.
    Jean
    Diving into 2nd Grade

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  14. Your pet peeves cracked me up! And I will look into the free WBT conference, too! Is it similar to Eric Jensen's brain work?

    If the Ravens win I'm going to play that dance video for my students tomorrow - thanks.
    Jane
    Learning in the Little Apple

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  15. I am going to look into this conference because it sounds interesting... and thanks so much for linking up:)

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  16. I look forward to meeting anyone who comes to the WBT conference in June. I am scheduled to be leading the 6-12th grade sessions. I guarantee you guys will learn a lot and have a great time doing it!

    Jeff Battle
    7th Grade Science Teacher
    WBT trainer, Coach B's All Star Team Member
    Executive Board Member

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  17. Hi, I am very interested in going to this. But I can't find any info on the conference in Louisiana. Could you post a link or email me at chasity.ivy@gmail.com.

    Thanks so much!!!

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    1. Hi Chasity - You can click on the event on their calendar and see more information. Try this link - http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=month.calendar&Itemid=100&year=2013&month=06

      I'm super excited about it! :)

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