Friday, June 21, 2013

Pacing Guides and Report of Progress 2013-2014

The team of TK teachers and admin at Pittsburg Unified are AMAZING! I am truly blessed to work with these ladies and gents in creating a Transitional Kindergarten program for the students in Pittsburg, CA. We were able to spend 2 full days after school ended creating a math pacing guide with the Kindergarten Common Core standards and a very productive day with our district collaboration gurus Joanne and Deborah going over our Language Arts Pacing Guide before the end of this school year. As I start my planning for next school year I wanted to share these pacing guides and our Report of Progress that we use during our parent teacher conferences in the late fall and spring.

Fillable Report of Progress

Math Pacing Guide

Language Arts Pacing Guide

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Time for Bloglovin and G+!

I'm sure you have heard that Google Reader is shutting down July 1 so it is time to find a new blog feed and thanks to my teacher facebook friends I found
It was super easy to import my Google Reader blogs within their groups into Bloglovin' and I get a daily email with my feeds. If you want the SUPER cute Bloglovin button
 on your own blog here are the directions from it's creator, Melissa Mazur at

For now you can still follow me with Friends Connect but I suggest you Follow my blog with Bloglovin just in case. Google says that Friends Connect is not going away, it is connected to Blogger Reader now, but it is not supported anymore so I'm sure it is only a matter of time before it goes in favor of G+

Speaking of G+ add me to your circles there too :)

I'm joining a great linky party hosed by Tori's Teacher Tips to find some great new (to me) blogs! Hop over and check out these blogs, many are having giveaways too :)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Whole Brain Teaching Summer Book Club

The Super AWESOME Mrs. Stoltenberg has a special summer invite just for us! Check it out!

You’re Invited!
Summer, Funtricity, and the WBT Book Club
We have created the first Whole Brain Teachers Book Club! Our highlighted book for discussion is the newest WBT book from Coach B with all the latest and greatest strategies and techniques:
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids

How: Go to this link and become a member! It’s Free! Grab the book on Amazon or Kindle! Start reading and join the posted discussions! Be prepared for some thought-provoking, energizing, moving, and always lively conversations with fellow WBT teachers from around the world!
You can also earn up to 700 Whole Brain Teaching Certification Points with your posts! We'll be exploring, chapter by chapter, our manual, "Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids." Follow these directions ... Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Scroll down to "Members" on the left hand side. Click on "Join This Site" and become a member. You will need a Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Open ID, AIM, or Netlog account to do this. Becoming a member is a necessity to use the book club, as you have to be a member to post.
Step 3: Enter your email address into the box on the right hand side of the page (below Members). This will allow you to receive messages regarding new discussion topics and important info.

Hope you can join us!!

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