Sunday, December 4, 2011

Zangle Report Cards, Procrastination and a Freebie {or two}

Good Gravy...

I should be doing report cards - but I'm here instead. Isn't that how it works for you?  My house has never been cleaner.  I'm being even more of a procrastinator because of the new program they have us using.  In the end, it's going to be sweeeeeet, but wrapping my brain around it is going to take some time.  Do any of you use Zangle for report cards?  If you do - any tips or tricks?  If you aren't familiar with it - it's a computerized report card.  We've been doing computerized report cards for some time but they were in Microsoft Word. Now, it's a program full of tabs and various many different areas, I'm afraid I'm going to forget one.  The best part though {Well, I happen to think it's awesome- but I've heard people grumbling about it} is there are a whole slew of canned comments to choose from.  I used to write a novel.  I mean, I didn't leave a thing to the imagination.  I personalized them, I spent hours upon hours upon hours on my report cards especially the comments.  Once I get used to the whole system I just KNOW I'm going to love it.  It's going to cut time spent on cards in least.  Another plus?  I don't have to print out the cards.  They are available online for parents to print out.  Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!! No more printer jams, mixed up papers, collating, folding, stapling, signing{Another MAJOR time saver - not to mention major paper-saver}.

More time to create...right!?!

Here's something I made for a friend whose class needs to memorize their lunch pins.  She's going to have the kids write their names on the sheet once they have their lunch pin numbers memorized.  Thought somebody else out there may find it useful.  Luckily, we don't have to memorize ours.

Clipart: Scrappin Doodles
Here's a word work activity for Daily 5:

That's all I've got - not a brain cell left.  I'm hungry - it's late.  I shouldn't eat but I've got some peanut lovers chex mix just SCREAMING my name... but... I looked at a  picture on facebook of a friend who just ran her bajillionth marathon and she weighs two pounds. 

Shut the cupboard door...


  1. Hi !!

    I love your blog!!!! :) And have nominated YOU for the Sunshine Award. Thank you for inspiring me and sharing your precious and amazing ideas!

    Have an amazing week !! :)


  2. We use Zangle!!!!! I think it totally makes report card time go faster ONCE I have figured out what grades I am going to give.
    Two pounds -- died laughing!!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. How funny! totally need to use the word work in my Daily 5.

    I also nominated you for an award!! Come to my blog to check it out!

  4. I'm leaving you a blog award!! Come on over and check it out!

  5. yea we are still eating those darn cookies!! and next on my list is this crazy caramel corn I found on a blog...Have a great day!!!

  6. I totally need that lunch number thing. I still have about 4 who can't do it!

    I stopped by from Kinder Kraziness! =)

    And I love how you put cutie pie over that student's last name! Very fun! =)

    Empowering Little Learners!

    Simply Centers


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