Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hwo to Say Numbers

When I was teaching place value to my kids earlier this year, I drilled in them how to say numbers. They would always say "and" in the number. For example: 42,357 they would say, "forty-two thousand three hundred AND fifty-seven. You don't say "and" if there is no decimal point! I often say and when saying numbers purposely to see if they are paying attention. If they are, they correct me. What typically happens is one person notices, and then when the rest of the class hears the one person say, "You said and" there's a 2 second delay, then the entire class says it. Because I had no idea they weren't paying attention. It's funny. It will be interesting when I teach decimals later in the year because you have to say and at the decimal point. That will throw them off! Just like I thought, I already wrote about this topic. Oh well. I'm running out of ideas after 952 posts!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Strangest Review Ever...

I check my books on Amazon often to see if someone reviewed one of them. I admit it, it's an obsession. I was very excited a few minutes ago that someone reviewed book 1. It had been a while since I'd gotten one. Then I saw it was a 1 star review and I was upset. Then I saw what it said and was very confused... "its pooop please dont buy!!! and sucks poopy with cheese sauce a waste even if it was two cents honestlyno joke a waste of 20 mins". If you're going to give the book a 1 star review, at least make it constructive instead of saying it's poop. That doesn't help me or people looking to buy my book. I'm guessing it's from a young kid whose mom made them read the book and they were mad at that. Whatever...very odd!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I was incredibly lazy today. It was originally going to be a work day for staff with no kids. As the weather got worse, they said school was closed for everyone. We got a whopping three inches of snow. We weren't supposed to get that much. That's a lot for this area. We are supposed to get more tomorrow night. School is closed again tomorrow for kids, but staff goes in 10-4. I don't think they will change that since tomorrow is supposed to be warm. I don't want to know when we will have to make these days up!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Outer Banks

I just booked my spring break to Outer Banks, North Carolina! I can't wait! It's a beach I haven't been to yet. The price we got for a condo was insanely cheap. Not only is it cheap, there are 5 of us going to split the price so we will be saving a lot of money. we are going to cook dinner most nights too to save money. We will be there 5 nights. Everyone keeps saying it will be cold there in April. I'm hoping for at least low 70's. It should be fine. Either way, it's going to be a blast and now I have something to look forward to!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pitch Perfect

I saw Pitch Perfect for the first time last night. I'm not sure why I waited so long to see it. I love a cappella music. My friends and I enjoyed the movie. We plan on seeing Pitch Perfect 2 when it comes out on May 15. That seems like so far away. I know the time will go by quickly though.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


After running on the treadmill today, I decided to step into the sauna that is in my gym. I don't go in saunas often at all. I can't tell you the last time I went in one besides today of course. It's a room where they keep the temperatures pretty high so you can sweat. I think the point of it is for you to sweat so much that you lose weight. I wasn't in there too long. It was too hot for me. I'm also guessing it's not healthy to go in there often anyway. I just wanted to check it out for a bit since I've been pretty lazy all day. Normally I don't do stuff like that because I'm always on the go. Not today.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Make Up Days

I should really bite my tongue before I write this. As of now, my county doesn't have to make up any school days because of the two snow days we had this week. That was the only question my kids asked me yesterday. I didn't have an answer for them. Our county built in extra days throughout the year just in case we had snow days. My friends at another district have to go in tomorrow without kids. Haha. I don't mind teacher work days without kids, but I do on a Saturday! We are expecting bad weather net week too. We will see what happens.