Not getting the time to blog often enough leaves me in this boat of creating super long posts to get everything out there. But there is so much going on right now that I just have to share.
First off...let's start with the better late than never items. Each month I say I am going to join up with some of the beginning of the month linky's and each month I fail to do so. So it may be the middle of November but lets finally get that done.
Next on my list of things for this blog is to share all of the awesomeness going on over on Pinterest right now. I have FINALLY joined a couple of collaborative boards and even created one of my own. I am really excited to be sharing things with more people and getting to see all of the awesome ideas that other teachers are sharing. My newly created board is for middle and high school science ideas. If you are interested in joining go ahead and follow the board and then leave me a comment below with your pinterest user name and I will be sure to add you as a contributor. The other boards I am contributing to are Resources for High School Teachers and TPT Secondary Favorites. Be sure to check out all of these boards for some awesome ideas from other teachers!
Ok and now for another one of my better late than never linky's. I have only joined this one once but always look at others and think that I should do it. So here is my November Currently.
Listening: Broadway....I have this awesome broadway station on my Pandora account. I'm still bumming that I most likely wont be able to be involved in our school musical this year so listening to this is sort of bitter sweet for me.
Loving: So, one of my friends from middle school is tying the knot this weekend. I am the Maid of Honor and I am super excited. My shoes just came in today so I finally got to try on my whole outfit for the big day. It's going to be a great weekend!
Thinking: Well, with everything going on there probably are other things that should be taking a priority right now. BUT, sometimes you just need to take a break and blog!
Wanting: Summer needs to come soon!!! We have our first sticking snowfall here and its been really cold the last couple of days. I hope winter goes by as quick as fall did because I am already not enjoying the cold.
Needing: I live in New Hampshire....it's November .... if you are familiar with the state that I don't need to explain why gloves and hats are a priority right now.
Yummy Pin: Check out these brownies...I haven't tried them yet but they look yummmmmyyyy!
Ok, finally to wrap up this post I want to just quickly share a couple of new items I have added to my TpT store. I have modified and updated two activities that I have used over and over and finally think they are worthy to be live products. The first is my "If You Were the Ecologist" simulation. This is a great multi-day project for 7-12 grade science classes. It could be used for a biology or ecology class easily. Students have to take on the role of a team deciding how to use a 400 acre plot of land. They evaluate how the land use will affect the wildlife, trees, visitors, and financial standing. The final project is presented as a big poster map of the land with all of the calculations. I also included all of the journals and writing prompts that I use for the activity.
The second product just went up today and is an addition to my collection of cell structure and function activities. I think I have a way to review this topic for every day of the week (or maybe two weeks). I am slowly getting them updated to be posted for others. This one is a "I have...Who has?" style review game. It is super simple to prepare and use with students. The set includes 20 question and answer cards, an answer key, and directions for the teacher. I am really excited to be adding this to my store.
Ok.....I think I have reached the end of the marathon post! Now I'm off to link up for Currently and Goals.