Monday, January 21, 2013

A New Center

 I am enjoying this wonderful day off so much! But I have been busy! I finally got my car inspected after putting it off for weeks AND I actually felt patient enough to sit through getting my car washed! Ok, it was just the automatic one in the parking lot of the grocery store, but seeing as I haven't gotten my car washed in MONTHS- that was a huge step for me!!

Ok, on to school stuff....

I have had these Drawing Conclusions cards from Educational Insights for awhile now and I couldn't figure out how I wanted to use them. They are short reading passages with comprehension questions- amazing! But, they were a little plain. The box contained 50 cards from reading levels 2-5, which I loved!

What I decided to do was split the cards up into four sets, one for each reading level. I laminated them, punched a hole in the corner, slipped a book ring on it, whipped up a little title card, directions, a recording sheet and voila! I'm happy with them! A new station ready to go! I'll throw each set in a different container with several copies of the recording sheet and they will be good to go! I have another set for making inferences- let's see if I have enough energy to get those done today as well!

I also had a nice visit with my parents yesterday and mom showered me with more gifts- have I mentioned before that I have the most amazing mom in the world? She is an educator herself and was cleaning out her office and decided she was ready to part with some stuff, so she passed it on to me! I am in love! My kiddos will be so excited and I have some new interesting reads!

Now back to work! This week will be a strange one- I'm heading to San Antonio for a conference and I am so excited! I am finally going to learn about the amazing Leader in Me program I keep reading about! I'll be away from my class for two and a half days, but it will be oh-so-worth-it! 

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. Hi. I too have a set of these cards along with other skills too. I thought they were plain too. Would you mind sharing your covers,directions, and recording sheet? Thank you in advance.


  2. Hi La'Taisha!!!

    I actually did not save those files- I know, I know, stupid me! But I will try to recreate them as soon as I can and I will get them sent your way!



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