Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Sunday Scoop!

Happily linking up once again with Teaching Trio.  Who knew this little link-up would be a great motivator for me to focus on a few important tasks I had to- or simply wanted to- accomplish each week?

Taxes?  'Nuff said!

Stickers?  Okay, I've never been consistent with stickers but this year, my class actually asks for them.   So, I found a beautiful red box and put some cute ribbon on it and moved it to an area that THEY could access and get their own when deserved.  If left up to me, I'd never actually pass them out.  What's hot in my class?  Googly eyed stickers like this:

Because of their love of them, I instituted a little challenge each day, The "row" that packs-up the quietest wins a sticker.  I've been doing this for two months now and you'd think I'm handing out tubs of Lucky Charms or ice cream cones!  If you came into my room at 2:20 each day, what would you hear? NOTHING...for ten whole minutes! 

Now I admit I do like me some chitter chatter when unpacking in the morning.  It's a great time for them to interact, get to know each other and foster a sense of community.  But by the end of the day, well, I need it to be quiet so we all do what we need to do...  

I can't process why they're so set on winning a sticker but boy, they are so focused on that prize.  So, I am trying to kick it up a notch with the coolest, smelliest, glitter-filled stickers I can find.  Larger stickers truly seem to tickle their fancy!  Hey, whatever floats your boat, kids!

Downton Abbey is simply a fantastic show and if you've never watched it, I suggest you start at Season 1 and binge watch on your next snow day.  Amazing!  Here's some fun for you...what's wrong with this famous DA Publicity shot?  Answer at end of post IF you can't figure it out! 

I love The Good Wife just as much but it's been MIA for so long and doesn't come back until March 1.  Can I say how much I hate this newish strategy of shows taking long winter breaks?  Stupid. Annoying.  

I'm committed to using more of the recipes I find on Pinterest...not just Pinning and forgetting about them.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and used it for for both pork and chicken. My kids loved it.  Easy.  Fast.  The chicken was delicious.  Pork was okay.  (And I love pork!)

I think we are officially the last family in America to own a GF Grill.  It's not even new but it's never been used before.  It has been tucked away in my parents' house for years and I finally swiped it a few weeks ago. I'm not picky but I really just want to be able to grill super skinny pieces of chicken to put in salads for school.  Anyone know how to make a tasty thin piece of chicken like that?  Seriously, I'd so appreciate knowing and hope George shows me the way...

Okay, in the period piece DA photo above, there's a WATER BOTTLE in the picture.  When this happened, it was WATERGATE all over again. Who did it?  Why?  LOL!  Love the way the cast responded.

They linked up this pic to WaterAid, an organization that helps provide access to clean water all over the world.  Cool, huh?

Want to link up?  Click on button to hopon over to Teaching Trio's blog and find out what to do!  Hoping to read your Sunday Scoop today...

Have a super week!


  1. OMGosh!!! I can see why your students love these stickers...they're adorable!!! Where did you find them? Happy Sunday!
    180 Days and Counting

  2. Children love stickers, and those are sweet. Also, I am in love with a lot of shows. The Good Wife did have a marathon on unless it is already went off soon.

    Have a fun Sunday
    The Dots of Teaching

  3. I love those goggly-eyed stickers! My students are obsessed with scratch and sniff ones or anything that is "puffy". I have a giant box filled with stickers. I think I need to give more away!

    Enjoy that George Foreman. I have had one since college many moons ago, though not the same one. Last year, my husband and I decided to get one of those outdoor electric grills since we live in a condo and can't have a gas grill. We threw out our George Foreman because we thought we could do without it. Wrong! Within a month, we were purchasing another one. Who wants to cook outdoors when it's 20 degrees out? Not this girl!

    Happy Sunday!

    Mrs O Knows

  4. I understand the need for quiet! Sometimes the kiddos need quiet too, they just don't know it (lol). Your stickers are fabulous--I hope they work out. I'm a sticker lover myself but my middle schoolers just roll their eyes at

  5. I think everybody loves googly-eyed stickers - adults and children alike!
    Have a great week!

  6. Love the stickers. Like you said, whatever floats your boat! I am a huge Downton fan! My husband and I watch every week! We are waiting for Madam Secretary to return March 1. I feel your pain. I'm over the long hiatus too. We had a George Foreman as well. Easiest way to grill chicken is just to sprinkle it up with some lime pepper or lemon pepper and then grill it. We eat it hot for dinner and save the leftovers for chicken salads and chicken sandwiches. Yum!
    Joya :)

  7. Love the post. For really yummy chicken...slice into thin strips, marinate in Italian salad dressing all day long or overnight...grill; eat it warm with garlic bread (oh my goodness) or on salads the next day. Yummy!


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