Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Slump

Well, I must say I'm kind of ashamed of myself!  I had the delusion that I would do better on my blog during the summer when I had "more time".  As you can see from the date of my last post, that theory has been proven wrong! 
I do have an awesome excuse.  I was selected to the "dream team" for Learnzillion!  I had a fantastic time in San Francisco (all expenses paid!!) learning to create high quality lessons based on the common core standards for their website.  Late this fall, be sure to visit for FREE lessons and text resources.  Each lesson will be created by a talented teacher who will have spent many, many hours delving deeply into the text.  The reading lessons will all be based on text dependent questions, and the writing lessons will also be based on the same text.  Can't wait!  But that's my excuse.  My many, many hours on Learnzillion lessons have occupied most of my time this summer.

My friend, Katie, at "Sparking the Mind" has been doing a much better job keeping her blog up to date and full of terrific teaching tips.  She is celebrating reaching 100 followers on both her blog and her store at TpT.  Her celebration is good news for YOU!  She is throwing a huge giveaway.  Several TpT stores have donated items to be given away, including me.  Head on over to Mind Sparks and get yourself entered.  


  1. Sounds like a good use of your time! Fabulous. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Thanks for the giveaway, and I just heard about Learnzillion at my #NWP institute last week! Congrats!