Sunday, August 13, 2017

Are you ready for back to school?

Here are a couple of new products to get ready school to start! I wanted some new Meet the Teacher pages: sign-in sheet, how do you go home form, contact information, and conference sign-up. Even a display poster for them to see as they walk in the door.

And, my school is having a superhero theme again this year... so I created a Super Goal Activity that allows my students to set goals for themselves and decorate their own superhero. I have included a bulletin board display poster to hang up with their creations. You can pick up these items at my TPT store - Passion For Teaching, just click on the links above or the images. Happy Teaching!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

How to Zip a File - Adding multiple documents into one zipped folder!

Easy to follow steps for PC (Windows 10):

I was looking to put multiple files into one folder (it's easier to send in an email without going over the maximum GB limit)

Step 1: Open "File Explorer" and decide on the files, pictures, or folders you want to place in a compressed zip folder.

Step 2
: While holding the "ctrl" control button, click on the files you want to group together. 
Step 3: (2 options) Right click on the selected files (image above) then hover over "Send to" and then find the "Compressed (zipped) folder" on the second pop up window. Then click it and continue to Step 4.

(*You may also do this same step another way if it's easier. Once you have your files selected from Step 2, find the Share tab at the top left corner of the toolbar click it and then click Zip.)

Step 4: It will ask you to rename the folder. It uses the file you used to right click on but you can change it to any title you desire. Just type in the highlighted box and hit enter. 
When you finish, double click and look inside to make sure you have selected the correct files inside your new compressed "zipped" folder. If you want to add more files, just click on them and simply drag them into your new folder! 

Done, now you're all set! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. I hope this helps make life easier. 

Feel free to head on over to my TpT Store (click my button) for my new product:
 Ultimate Meet The Teacher Packet.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

End of 2016 -2017 School Year

The end of a school year is a great time for reflection. This was my first year teaching 5th grade (after teaching 4th grade for three years) and it was incredible. I loved every moment I spent with my amazing class. I knew over 90% of the entire grade level, being a 4th grade teacher the previous year. My students were very bright and we had such a unique and powerful bond. There were zero behavior problems and everyone got along. We could start with academics right away because they picked up the procedures so quickly. I even made the moving on ceremony video for the parents to view before the students walked in as 5th graders for the last time. I wish them all the best in their future classes but they will always hold a very special place in my heart. Miss you already! 

I was proud to have a successful year with my new team as well! May next year bring more amazing memories. Summer here I come! STAY TUNED FOR NEW ITEMS ON MY TPT STORE

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March Madness = More on TpT!

FSA is coming, so why not get your students prepared with LA practice?

FSA Language and Editing Tasks {Florida Standards AssessmeFSA Language and Editing Tasks {Florida Standards Assessme

4th Grade Reading Street Daily Fix-it {Bundle}

Looking to organize your binders by subject?

Editable Binder Covers and Spines {RAINBOW}
In Collier County we use this color-subject system and it really has helped, not only me stay organized, but my students too! Every year I decide to reorganize my files. But this year, I think I've finally figured out a system that is perfect. Now if I can just find the time to implement my new system! More to come with PICTURES!!! I'm so excited to share my secrets. 

Visit my store here for many helpful products!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Drum roll please...We made it to December!

Alert: Teachers... your students desperately need you! 

Usually towards the final weeks of Q2, you start to see some changes in your students. They have been listening and have made some steps closer to their end goal! Either it's the "Yes, they've finally got it! The light bulb has gone off! " or the "Oh dear, what is happening? How do they not remember this! We've done this so many times before! "... Regardless, WE need to keep moving forward. And, more importantly, help our students to recognize they can keep moving forward. Through any obstacle or challenge you might face, always be there for your students. I know we always say we can do this but do we already remember to keep them motivated or celebrate their successes? It happens. We can't possibly do it all. But pick something to focus on each day that can support celebrating success. Your students may have made some teensy bit of progress in a subject area and need some encouragement. Or possibly they have finally finished an assignment in class on time. Or have remembered to write on the correct side of the paper or put their name on their homework without a reminder. Cheer for them! Praise them! Give them your support! Recognize what they've accomplished, even it is something so small that it can oftentimes go unnoticed. Always try to find a few moments in your day to recognize student achievement, and I know it is packed full! It's important and you will find this helps your connection with those students.