Saturday, March 3, 2012

Paging Mrs. Olson....

Ok. I'm still here... these past few weeks have been so incredibly jammed packed (and a bit overwhelming) so unfortunately the things that suffered were blogging, working out and sleeping... great plan, huh? I don't know who's still out there but my stats say that I've had a few visitors over the past weeks when I've been "gone", so I know you haven't given up on me!!


I'm on School Improvement and we've been preparing for a data presentation - so that's been... well, I would have really enjoyed doing it, if I wasn't trying to teach and plan simultaneously. That's on Wednesday, and I'm a little nervous because I'm part of a four-teacher crew doing a 30 minute presentation to our peers in the district and geez, can you believe it, but I'm not a fan of public speaking?!?! :) 


I feel so lucky to have been able to meet the WONDERFUL Debbie Miller - if you haven't read her book (Reading with Meaning), DO IT! She gave a fantastic presentation, and I was just in awe the entire day... Truly one of those PDs that changed me as a teacher. The following day, I revamped my Reader's Workshop, hopefully I can post on that sometime soon...!


This week is a big week for conferences!! I am going to the Numeracy Consultants Workshop in Troy (any Michiganders out there going to this one?? I am truly excited to go to some MATH Pd :) I <3 Math!


AND next weekend, I am going to MRA!!!!!! As a second year teacher, I just know it's going to be an incredible experience (that I am really lucky to attend). I KNOW some of you fab Michigan teachers will be there! I would love, love, love to meet some of you! Please contact me if you'll be in Grand Rapids for MRA - what a great networking opportunity too! 


Ok.. this was kind of a boring post, but at least it's a post!! :) Have a great weekend, I'll try to post again SOON!


*Amanda

12 comments:

  1. Presenting to peers is the pits!!! You'll do GREAT!!
    ~Heather
    http://1stgraderockss.blogspot.com/

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  2. How lucky you are to go to all these workshops and conferences. We don't have money for that anymore. I'd love to meet Debbie Miller!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. I'm on my schools School Improvement Team too- it's a lot of hard work, but I'm sure you'll do GREAT!!! Good luck! :)

    -Staci
    Let's Teach Something

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  4. I know it stinks that -blogging, working out, and sleeping are the things that could pushed aside in the craziness. I am a big fan of all three! Jealous of all your great workshops and conferences. I am sure you will do great with the presentation.
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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    Latricia
    Wild About Second Grade

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  7. I'm going to MRA! Staying at the Amway. Would love to meet up. Contact me at Prutenba@sturgisps.org

    Patty
    2ndinline.blogspot.com

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    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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