Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pinterest, fitness, books... oh my!!

I feel like I constantly reference pinterest in my blog posts now, but I gotta say I love the website. I spend...waste alot of time looking on pinterest for recipes, fashion, DIY ideas and teaching ideas.

Usually I just test out recipes, but I finally got to test out some of my teaching ideas. I found some great ideas for some of my special ed. students and decided to actually make the resources and use them.

This resource was super easy to make and I am pleased with how it worked.
I simply divided a plate up into sixths. I then labeled each piece with a letter.
On clothespins I wrote sight words (highly used words) and key words that my student has been struggling with.
When I went to tutoring, I had my student read the word then find the corresponding first letter on the plate. Working on his fine motor he had to clasp the clothespin and attach it to the plate.
I am pretty stoked with how this went!!

In other news, sadly Allen went back to camp today :(

He will be home in 2 weeks.
I think the next 2 weeks may go by slow... as I get used to him being away again.
We started a competition before he went though.
We are going to see who can go to the gym, or go for a run the most in the next 2 weeks.
The loser has to buy dinner for the winner!!
Totally going to win!!!

I started things off today.
I worked my ass off at the gym today :)
I did 20 minutes on the elliptical (kinda died a bit)...the rest of the time I spent doing abs...abs...abs...squats...push ups..triceps...
I can already feel good ways and bad ways.
I love the feeling of a good work out...however I did an oopsy and kinda tweaked my neck while doing some situps.
I am going to have a real hot bath here pretty quick to help relax it...and read my book!!

I just finished Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton on my kobo.
I was really looking forward to reading this book.
I was let down.
Didn't love it.
I just started reading 19 minutes by Jodi Picoult...after that here are my choices:
Catching Fire (second book of Hunger Games)
Night Circus
Water for Elephants

Reading anything good right now??

1 comment:

  1. great post gorgeous! hope the next couple weeks fly by until your lover is back. hope you win the contest!! keep up the great work!