My favorite app that I use on Wednesdays is Brain Quest, the students absolutely love it! The app is great for Grades 1-5 and all of the material covered throughout the questions is very appropriate and all of the students learn so much information. While using this app some of the common phrases that I hear from the students are:
"We just talked about this in class"
"We are having a test on this next week"
"I just learned this in class"
So as you can see from all of the feedback from the students, this is def. an app that aligns with what they are learning in class! It is free for the first few levels, but once you see how excited the students get, you are going to want to purchase this app.
This week there is no Student Success Tip of the Week because I want to know what is your Student Success Tip? Leave your Student Success Tips in the Comments Section.
Happy First Day of Spring and Enjoy!
I was looking for some new apps to download on my Ipad for productivity and I came across this cool app.
App Name: UnStuckWhere Can I Get This App? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unstuck/id478421271?mt=8
I think this is an Awesome app that really helps you through those STUCK moments that we experience in life.
Below are some screenshots of this app:
You pick 3 cards that best describe your stuck moment.
Example: Overwhelmed, Tired, and Unmotivated
They ask you to write why you feel stuck....
Example: "I am overwhelmed with projects that are due, studying for tests, and upcoming exams. It does not seem like there is enough time for preparation. I am beginning to feel tired and unmotivated. HELP!! (Does this sound familiar :)
After you go through the various exercises to identify why you feel stuck, the app diagnoses your stuck feelings to create strategies to help you get UnStuck.
The app provides you with tools to break down tasks that seem to keep you stuck. I think this app was designed really well and sometimes it helps to write things out and break big projects into smaller tasks.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with all of the projects that are due and all of the work that you have to do, but there really is light at the end of the tunnel! Hang in there, you can do it! It is all worth it!
I was inspired to do 27 Random Acts of Kindness for my Birthday after reading a Blog post that I came across via @PragmaticMom
Above are just a few pictures of the random acts of kindness and below is the full list. Happy Friday to Everyone and if you are inspired pay it forward!
27 Random Acts of Kindness for my 27th Birthday:
1. Food for the homeless
2.Pay toll for person behind me.
4. Left sweet treats for my coworker
5. Wrote a letter to someone who made a difference in my life.
6.Thanked my parents for being super special.
7.Started a piggy bank for a good cause.
8. Chocolate for janitor
9. Went to my favorite small business and supported them.
10. Cookies for mail carrier
11. Let a group of people cross the street
12. Held the elevator
13. Thanked my students for working so hard in Speech
14. Gave cookies to my hair stylist and salon
15. Collected toys for tots
16.Doughnuts to Maintenance workers
17. Let someone get over in front of me when I was driving
18.Gave away warm items (i.e. gloves, scarves, etc.) to the homeless
19. Help someone picked up some items that they dropped.
20. Let someone go in front of me at the checkout counter
21. Left a bigger tip for the waitress
22.Listened to a friend
23. Left one of my favorite quotes for my coworker
24. Left change in the vending machine
25. Left a children's book at the library
26. Bought coffee for person behind me
27. Signed up to volunteer my time to an organization.
Best Birthday Ever and a Ritual to come for many more birthdays and of course the many acts of kindness that are done everyday.￼
I am not sure where the time has gone, but it sure is flying! I can not believe it is already the end of October. My latest update is that I moved to Maryland from Florida. The picture to the left is the t-shirt that I bought at the Auto Train store. I never heard of Auto Train until recently, so I wanted to share with everyone how it works. Auto Train transports you and your car to your destination. It runs out of Sanford, Florida (which is right outside of Orlando, FL) and it took me to Lorton, VA (which is right outside of Washington, D.C). I packed my car with my belongings and drove to Sanford, FL and got on the train, slept through the night and when I woke up we were in Lorton, VA. Then I drove my car from Virginia to Maryland. It was great to use Auto Train because it allowed me to relax and ride instead of having to drive so far and put more miles on my car. I highly recommend AutoTrain if you are traveling or moving. I think it only runs out of Virginia and Florida. There are even private Bedrooms or Roomettes to make the trip comfortable since it is a long distance. http://www.amtrak.com/auto-train
This year marks the two year anniversary of the website Futureslps.com!! I am so thankful for each of you and I will continue to celebrate the joy that this website brings to me each day. 2012 has def. has its ups and downs especially recently, so I want to thank each of you for your support even when I may not post as often as I would like.
I also want to take the time to say that everyone is in my prayers and thoughts that was affected by Hurricane Sandy. Please everyone stay safe!