" Addie Education - Teacher Talk: August 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ultimate Middle Years Giveway and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Ultimate Middle Years Giveaway and Blog Hop" designed to highlight a great bunch of Middle School bloggers!  There are over $300 worth of prizes to be won - which is amazing!!!! (Including a shopping spree in my TpT Store!!) Who doesn't love to win prizes??  But, you've got to be quick... the contest only runs from Aug. 25-27th!  Those of you who complete the entire Blog Hop Challenge will receive a HUGE package of "Freebies" from participating teacher bloggers!  Click the image below to find out all the information on the Blog Hop!

Innovative Connections

I'm a Middle / High-school teacher and I love the Middle Years! There's a little bit of big kid, but a whole lot of little kid still in them... and their energy and enthusiasm is contagious!  Pop by my blog often for lots of freebies and fun ideas to incorporate into your classroom. As part of the Blog Hop, I've donated a $15 shopping spree from my TpT Store!!

I've got the wonderful job of highlighting Elizabeth from Fun in Room B.... (don't you love her blog button?!)  She has lots of great information about teaching math in upper elementary and loves to teach with foldables.  She's also been researching and experimenting with Whole Brain Teaching so be sure to hop over to her blog to see what she's figured out! I'm a little in awe of her blog - she's very crafty and has some great posts highlighting her crafty talents... I only wish I could be so skilled! And... her classroom looks A-MAZING!!! She's posted pics!!

She also sells some fabulous products on TeachersPayTeachers so be sure to check out her store!


If you want to start blog hopping check out the links below! There are some fabulous bloggers participating!

Thanks for stopping by!! 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back To School Teaching Goals

The Back to School Season is in full swing for most of us  and I like to set some goals for myself for the year.  But... I'm going to be totally honest here... I often forget what my goals were by the time November rolls around....

I learned through the years that I need to write my goals down on paper - I need a reminder throughout the year to keep me on track with my goals.  Soooo this year I've made a quick template to print out and keep in my day book and post on the wall by my desk... I'm hoping that by being constantly reminded about what I've set out to accomplish this year, that I'll be more successful!

Just to give you some inspiration and get you started, I'm going to share some of my own goals with you!

Teaching Goals
-give my students at least one brain break in each 80 min. class
-to differentiate all major assignments in the classes

Professional Goals
- to present at two conferences this year (I've recently started presenting at workshops and I'm really enjoying it!)
- to read five professional books this school year

Personal Goals
- to cook at least three new recipes a month
- to go to the gym at least once a week

Click the picture above to download your own goal setting sheet.  
Good luck!  Feel free to share a goal or two in the comment section... I'd love to hear what other teachers have planned for their year.

Freebie Fridays

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back To School Sale on TpT!

Who doesn't love a good sale!?  I'm all about getting a good deal... and this is a great weekend for you to stock up on some great products for the school year!  

It's a 2-day sale so be sure to stop by TeachersPayTeachers on Aug. 12-13th for some awesome deals! Don't forget to use the Promo Code BTS12 at checkout!

Hope you're all having a fabulous summer!  Or... having a great first few weeks back at school!

I've had a relaxing summer and don't have to go back until Sept. 4th... so I've still got some summer adventures on the horizon!  Weekend away with the hubs this weekend, some lunch dates next week, and the hubs and I are going a big road trip to N. California next weekend.  

Hope you were able to have some fun summer adventures too!

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