Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Working on Math

So my life has not really been that blog worthy lately. Even now, I am not sure what to write. I feel responsible to write something down. Life has been busy with work. I guess I can write about that.  This past week we had off from school and I spent a good amount of time planning. It felt good to get ahead. We got a new math series this year and it arrived in Sept with tons and tons of stuff that I never had time to look at. With the shift in the curriculum, the kids have a huge gap and we had to spend a lot of time back tracking with fractions and decimals. We also got a new interactive whiteboard which is similar to a smartboard. This past week, I was also able to create some files for math.

I love this new interactive board. It is really engaging and makes math more fun to teach. There are colors and tools. You can make things move around. I was able to make a number line with a slider on it. I have been taking a course once a month to learn how to use new software called ActivInspire. Now I am getting pretty good at it. I had the nerve to ask if I could teach an introductory course to my coworkers and get paid............=) They said yes, bc nobody really knows how to use it and it is hard to learn at first. I have been spending time putting together ideas for that class and making note sheets. The course will run from Feb to June once a month.

I have been doing well with my store at You get paid every quarter. This past quarter I made $1,000 for the first time  =) I could not believe it. I have not really had much time to work on it lately. I spent a lot of time over the summer making new items. I am such a perfectionist about it so it takes me a week to make something good enough to sell.

OK, now for the depressing TTC news. Enter at your own risk. I have probably said this too many times already, but I have pretty much given up trying. I am still holding a tiny bit of hope for that ooops I did not even try and look what happened.... Last month was terrible bc I got a YI and could not stand taking the prometrium, so  I had a 3 week  cycle..........ergh thankfully nothing bad happened bc it was  a surprise. This month I took my prometrium so I would at least have a normal 4 week cycle. I am at the point where I am supposed to stop taking it and wait. So CD1 will be here by the end of the week......


  1. Smart boards are the coolest thing!

    Prayers that your CD1 doesn't come and AF stays far far away.

  2. I think we are long lost twins (just a couple years apart)! I teach math also. I suffer from infertility also. I love my job and am just as excited as you are when cool new things happen in the classroom. Need I say more? lol

    I joined your page to follow you in your journey of TTC. I hope and I pray that it works for you and you are blessed :)

    My husband and I are currently "waiting" on an adoption list for our child. I was told many moons ago conceiving wasn't an option for me, but I'm bound and determined to be a momma!

    If you don't mind please "join" my page and I would love to keep in touch! Maybe share some ideas for school? Our journey to mommyhood? Who knows at this point! lol

  3. I'm glad there are cool new toys at work! It makes going to work & actually working about as much fun as it can be. :-)
    I will keep praying for you & for your family to grow.

  4. P.S. .... $1,000!!! Wow! You've got some great stuff for sale to make that kind of dough! :-) CONGRATS!


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