Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Longest Week Ever !!!

Last week was the longest week ever!!! I don't know if it was the time change, the warm weather, or what...but it drug on FORVER!!!!!!! I don't think it helped that my computer crashed this week either.  I had backed it up a few weeks before so I knew that I had most of the stuff saved on my external hard drive. So, off to the Apple store I went to see what was going on with my laptop. Let's just say it wasn't a happy visit with Sara, the extremely nice worker at the Genius Bar. My hard-drive was toast she said with a sad look on her face. Ok, I kinda figured that, but I was hopeful since I had backed up my computer to my brand new external hard drive. I asked Sara to check my external drive just to ease my worries. Well, let's just say there was no backup on my drive. It had started, but never finished so...I LOST EVERYTHING ON MY LAPTOP. I had just finished a really great Fraction Unit...GONE!!! All my graphics, files, workouts,...GONE!!

Most of my stuff I have on my desktop computer as well, but lately I have been taking the laptop to bed with me and doing quite a bit of creating. Well, did I learn my lesson. I called my husband (actually texted him a 911)...he was out of town and I needed his opinion. He quickly called me back and said to just get a new one. Don't worry he's really no big deal. NO BIG DEAL!!! He is an amazing husband, but he has no idea how hard I worked on all the "no longer existing documents" I created.

Instead of making a huge spectacle of myself in the Apple Store, I decided to get over it and pick out my new laptop. I went with the new Macbook Pro with no hard drive. I decided not to take my chances of having the hard drive crash again. (I have had Macs all my life and never had any problems with them. This incident was due to an accidental water spillage from a loved one). I had the  huge external hard drive that I purchased last month and I also purchased the external drive to play cds. The new MacPro does not have the built in cd player. It also has the retina display and is super fast.

I am going to take my old laptop to a Data Recovery specialist, but in the meantime I have been working on recreating my Fraction Unit. I hope to have it loaded to TPT later this week. Here is a sneak peak of a few things inside of it:

I have many of the new fraction activities ready to go to try with my kids tomorrow. We used a lot of the items from the LOST FRACTION they will be excited to test out some of the new additions. I would love to give a free copy of the unit to one of my followers. All you have to do is let me know what grade you teach and one fun thing you do with your students when you teach fractions. Please leave your email address too. I will have my husband pick the lucky comment number Monday night!! 

Have a fantastic Monday!! I only have 5 days until Spring Break...Woohoo!!!


  1. I always do a pizza craft to teach fractions!

  2. Christa, I feel your PAIN!!!! I know words cannot describe what you are going through... about a year ago my jump drive crashed without warning! I FREAKED!!!! I just couldn't believe that years of work was gone in an instant. To this day I am reminded of "that day" when a colleague asks me for a parent letter we've used in the past and I know it was on the Jump Drive that crashed. Needless to say, lesson learned and I now have an external hardrive that I backup at home regularly.
    Hang in there... my prayers are with you!
    :0) Melissa
    More Time 2 Teach

  3. Well.....I teach 2nd grade with an amazing grade level partner. We put our minds together and come up with some pretty fun stuff! I think my favorite so far has been the pizzas. We also tied this in with an opinion writing on the kiddos favorite pizza. We have such a fun time together!! I sure do love my amazing grade level partner!!!! Don't know what I would do with out her!!!xo


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