Monday, September 4, 2017

Great Beginning to the 2017-18 School Year!

Meet the new 5th Grade Team 

I'm so proud to be your team leader! 

Our new team is such a great fit! I'm happy to have a new teammate this year. I am ready to push my Cambridge students to their highest potential. Chuck - our school is incredibly lucky to have you and I know our students are enjoying both of our shenanigans. Thanks for being a great co-teacher and getting them excited for math. Val is sporting the pink hat and Whit is always fashionable (are you checking out those rain boots?!) Those girls are such a great inspiration and will always keep a smile on my face. Love you guys!

We are the #superfive and we will be ready to take our students to the next level. I can't wait to see how far our students go! Visit our school's Twitter Page and hit the "FOLLOW" button. Our teachers have more passion than any other school and we share innovative instructional practices. Looking forward to an amazing year!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Harry Potter - Yes please!

Every classroom needs a touch of magic - when technology isn't working the way it should!

I have technology problems frequently in my classroom. Let's face it, things happen and we just have to roll with it. Either someone accidentally unplugs something at the student computers or something goes wrong unexpectedly. Whatever the case may be... when you are in the middle of teaching a lesson or at the guided reading table, it isn't easy to stop a go help another student at the computer. So, in the event of a computer malfunction just have them put up one of these signs and it lets other students know that computer is "temporarily" not working or out of order. Then it gives everyone something fun to look at and acts as a reminder to put in a work order at your convenience! I hope this brings a smile to your face and it makes life easier.  

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~Lindsey Stephenson, creator of Passion For Teaching

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. 


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