Saturday, June 27, 2015

Behavior Tracking {FREEBIE}

Sometimes, we need new ways to motivate our littlest people. So when my favorite work wife came to me with an idea she wanted me to "cute up" for her, I gladly obliged. 

http://spark-ofinspiration.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-practically-perfect-way-to-promote.html

Every time her students had a "positively purple day," they colored in a star. Her hope was that the chance to add a star to their page each day would motivate her kinders to work a little harder to make today better than yesterday.  

After a couple of months she came to me and said, "Can you add a page from 31-60? I have a few kids who are going to need it!" Absolutely!!

Then it occurred to me that some people have a clip chart that stops at blue. Or pink! Or no clip chart at all! And so a freebie was born. :)

http://spark-ofinspiration.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-practically-perfect-way-to-promote.html


There are 11 pages of resources PERFECT for your leadership notebooks, RTI folders, or daily communication folders. I've written a little more about it over at A Spark of Inspiration and I would love for you to check it out! Click on any of the images above to link over to my post there and grab the freebie!  

A Spark of Inspriation

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Reading Lists {a lovely little linky!}

I. Love. Reading.

I have had my nose in a book for almost as long as I can remember. Car trips, waiting rooms, airplanes, before I go to sleep --- wherever there is time in my day. I'll admit, it's been hard to find time to read since I became a mama last August. But since summer has started I am really loving the extra bit of time I have to read throughout the day.

When I came across the linky party that the lovely Molly is hosting over at Lucky to Be in First!, I knew it would be the perfect post to help me squeeze back into my blogging shoes. :)

http://www.luckytobeinfirst.com/2015/06/summer-reading-list-for-teachers-linky.html

We'll start with a few books that I cannot wait to dive into!


Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee {coming July 14!)
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (I think this is on lots of lists!)
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
We Were Liars by A. Lockhart


Here are a few of my favorite *recent-ish* reads! ;) Maybe you'll find a few to add to your list!


The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult {my ALL TIME favorite author}
That Night by Chevy Stevens {easy mystery-thriller read}
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens {another mystery-thriller with a little more thrill}
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor {fantastic read-aloud for 3rd or 4th grade}
Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany {good chick lit; a new favorite author for me}

I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of the books I have on my lists. Let me know what you think! Make sure you link up with Molly if you're a bookworm too!

Until next time! :)

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