Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My Poor Blog!

Yikes!  Has it really been that long since I've blogged?  I'm afraid it has.  I've been mentally thinking of blog posts but by the time I get home, make dinner, help my kids with homework and do a little of my own work for school, I am beat.  Tell me I'm not alone!

Anyway, here are a couple of things I've been meaning to blog about :)  

Because of the cold/snow days we have had quite a few days off.  Nice, right?  Well, now our district wants teachers to make up 30 of the hours.  I went in one day to finish leveling my library.  I have a pretty large library.  36 bins to be exact!  That doesn't include my leveled library that is on the other side of the room.  
  I was using the Scholastic Book Wizard site to level my books but the other day I finally noticed there is an app!  A FREE app!  
Here's how it works:
1.  Download the free app to your phone.   
2.  Find a book you want to level. 
3.  Scan the barcode.
4.  Ta-da!

If your book doesn't have a barcode or doesn't scan, you can type in the name of it for the same result.

This app helped me whip through the last of my books!

I also did my first Run or Dye run last weekend.  A coworker and I braved the cold and wind. 

We decided next year our whole team is going to go!

 Last, I want to share some of the fun things my kids made during inside recess today.
 It's been crazy cold, windy and rainy here in Minnesota.  Today I even saw the dreaded sNoW!

I promise not to take so long for my next post.  Let me know if you use the Book Wizard app!



  1. Ohhh so glad you introduced me to the app! I use the online version all the time but the scanning makes it 100x easier!

    K-3 Connection

  2. Hi, I thought that this new teacher-seller website might interest you. They are based in Canada and offer features that are not found on similar sites. They also have a lot of new features coming. Here is a link: Created by Teachers, Exclusively for Teachers

  3. Checking out some of the blogs mentioned on #teacherfriends last night...

    I love the names the kids made with cubes and pattern blocks! I will be encouraging this with my preschoolers this fall! Awesome pics!
    -Wendy (www.learnwithjoy.net)