Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fun Purchases and Professional Development

I met a HUGE summer goal yesterday and entered all of my Professional Development hours online!  I'm not sure what the requirements are for other states, but to renew our license,  Indiana teachers are required to submit the number of hours, a brief description, and scanned documentation for each professional event on the "LVIS" site.  Thanks to my principal, the organized person she is, she suggested we keep a log of hours/meetings we attend throughout the school year.  It wasn't fun entering all of those hours, but it sure was a lot easier with everything already documented!  I recreated my PD Log for next year.  Feel free to download the form below if you could find it useful!
Free Fuzzy Bump Border from Frog Spot graphics

On another note, I wanted to share a few of my fun purchases!  I have always wanted a microphone/speaker system of some sort for my classroom.  The possibilities for its use are endless (i.e. sharing Star of the Week, reading, presentations, etc.).  I also think it could be a really good motivator.  I did a little searching online last year, but couldn't find anything wireless or affordable.  Well, I found a system on Amazon last week for only $70!  Since it was so inexpensive, I was a little worried about the quality, but it came in yesterday and works perfectly!  I'm so excited to use this in my classroom next year!!  Here's the one I bought:
I sure hope it lasts......yikes...

 Also....did you know that Skippyjon Jones is at Kohl's!??  It's a $5 Kohl's Cares item by the checkout lane!  They have books, too!  If you love Skippyjon, you better make a trip soon!  :)


  1. Your speaker system is a great idea! The kids are going to LOVE that!! I'm anxiously waiting for my Skippyjon Jones books to come in the mail. I ordered them from Kohl' :)
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  2. Hi! I'm a new follower :) I teach in Indiana, too- just moved from 2nd grade to 3rd. Thanks for the freebie!

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