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Monday Made It and More: Update, CAMT, and Interactive Notebook Expectations

Have you been wondering where I have been? The past two weeks have been quite up an down around here and I have been trying to recover. Sadly that didn’t involve the computer.

While I was in Las Vegas I ended up coming home two days early with severe abdominal pain. Turned out I had a 2.5 mm kidney stone that was STUCK in a tube that was only 1mm wide. Umm, we had a problem and it was causing severe PAIN!

Hospital

Needless to say within the following week I was resting and trying to make it through the pain each day before I could have my surgery the following Friday. Surgery was quick and simple but seeing as it was a Friday I didn’t have much time to recoup.

CAMT

Saturday, my bloggy buddy Jamie came in town as she was helping me for the Conference for the Advancement of Math Teachers (CAMT) in town and boy was I glad she was there! Jamie made the conference not only go so much smoother but allowed me to take breaks as needed!

CAMT Presentation

While I was at CAMT I also presented two sessions on Engaging Students with Interactive Notebooks. Each of my sessions were packed with almost 200 teachers from all over Texas and I am so thankful that each of them were there and participated with me. Also want to send a shout out to The Markerboard People who provided me with dry erase boards to use in my sessions. More about them coming up soon!

StentAfter being home from the conference and spending two days trying to recoup from surgery (still had a stent in) it was time to go into the doctor and get things all checked out and removed. That happened on Friday and then I also decided that this weekend was time to rest.

I apologize for not getting to emails, Facebook messages, etc. during this time but I have really been trying to recover and be able to get back to full force soon.

While I was recovering I did get a request about my brochure that I hand out to my students each year so they know the expectations for interactive notebook expectations in the classroom.

Interactive Notebook Brochure

You can find this tri-fold brochure in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store to use in your classroom. It is FULLY EDITABLE and you can use text boxes in Power Point to pre-type information in before handing it out to your students. Another way to use it is to have students take notes while you are going over each section. Only you will know your students and which way will work best.

I also suggest that you have extra copies on hand for Open House or Meet the Teacher Night. Parents are always wanting extra copies of this handout as it gives them quite a bit of information on how your classroom will run.

Monday Made It

Loving the ability to link up once again to Tara’s Monday Made It. Off to go and check out what other people have been making this week!

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