Movie Confession

I've been picked on a time or two about things I like. I'm sure you have too! When it comes to my movie confession, my best friend thinks it is ridiculous though deep down I think she is really a fan, too.

Ok, here goes. Confession time.

I LOVE a cheesy, happily ever after sports movie! That's what I DVR. That's what I watch after everyone goes to bed. That's my thing. I love it! I love when the underdog wins! I'm a non sports playing sports movie fan! Here are a few of my faves in no particular order. :)
No, they're not all just for kids! 
Most recently, I've fallen in love with this one. Love, love, love! Seriously, if you haven't seen it, please do! We watched it with T and he loved it as well! Great cast, even better story and its true!
So what is next on my sports movie list? This one.
McFarland USA is a Disney film based on a true story about a coach starting a cross country team. There's way more to it than that though! Have you seen the preview? If not, here you go!  
Who knew my DisneySide would include sharing my love of sports movies?!? I'm hoping I will love it just as much as Million Dollar Arm or Sandlot. Wait, there is just no topping Sandlot! 

Do you have a movie confession? I won't judge!

What We're Reading Sunday

We are making time to read in this house and is not easy friends! NOT EASY! 

T had a yucky virus last week. Please note he has not been sick ALL YEAR! The rest of us (including the baby) have been fine so far....knocking on wood, carrying rabbit's foot, wearing horseshoe necklace, eating Lucky Charms, and crossing fingers. :) I enjoyed having him home with us though! It's terrible, I know! I just love this guy! We spent lots of time watching tv and resting, but we read some, too. He loves reading to the baby!
Photo by T, after he read Guess How Much I Love You
T is reading this sweet book from his teachers! It was his Valentine gift! What a great idea especially since 2/14 is International Book Giving Day!!! I wonder if his amazing teachers knew that...
Look at that note! It's too much! Totally stealing this idea! 
I'm reading (like one page a day) Habitudes by Tim Elmore. I'm reading it (again, like half a page a day) with several teachers at my school. I'm liking what I've read so far. I really like that it is interactive and I'm a big fan of the author! 
I'm also finishing the Amy Poehler book. It's good! I need more (not tired) hours in the day!

What are YOU reading?

I Love a Flip Chart!

This post is sponsored by Mentoring Minds. All opinions are my own, as always.

I love a flip chart. It's true. They are kind of the thing right now in education. You can get a Fundations flip chart with sounds and letters. You can get a guided reading flip chart. You can even get a flip chart of tips for differentiation. One of my favorite flip charts features the Common Core Standards by grade level and it is available through Mentoring Minds.
Our kind principal bought each teacher one when we adopted the Common Core Standards. When I say we use this all the time, we really do! At our team collaboration meetings, it is a must have! 

Another favorite is the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) wheel also from Mentoring Minds. This guy is in my lesson plan book for quick and easy reference. It's only $9 and it was worth every penny.

If you are looking for critical thinking teacher resources, flip charts, vocabulary cards, etc, check out Mentoring Minds. If you are looking for (another) great blog to read, check out theirs!  
Here they are on Facebook and here they are on Twitter, too! Be sure to look for Mentoring Minds when you go to conferences, too! They love teachers! 

Hmm...maybe it's time I share my flip chart suggestion with them! I want one that serves our special education population-accomodations, recommendations, etc. I think it would be big seller! 

What flip chart do you NEED?


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