That feels so good to say. I love my new little nephews so much! They entered this world last Wednesday so I've been spending lots of time at the hospital with them over the last 5 days. They will be there a little while longer before they get to come home, but they are doing well and are so perfect.
Oh and we went and looked at houses last Thursday. And I realized I don't like house hunting. Too much stress and geesh- house are moving like hot cakes right now! We are going out later today as well. #wishmeluck
With all of that, I didn't have a whole lot of extra time to work on things for next year, but I'm totally ok with that! That is one reason why I did so much right out of school because I knew that this was going to happen!
I'm making the switch to paper- meaning- a lot of my school focus is now on getting things ready for the school year in terms of activities and resources for Open House. Other projects will creep in too, but I want to get these monkeys off my back.
(1) Covering Up a Boo Boo
I added some of my new Show 5 reminders and it fixes my problem!
And now... for the beast that I've been slaying on for over 3 weeks
You know how when you go back to school you find it necessary to review things like: When do I get to use the bathroom? What should I do after I do my lunch count in the morning? Why is it important to be a good classmate?
AS much fun as it would be to simply sit there and spew it all out at them, I made a variety of activities to do all that reviewing through the use of text structures while making it interactive as well. You might be wondering how this works...
(to save me time, here are the images from my preview of this resource to hopefully fill you in)
I'm excited to review and discuss important school protocols, scenarios, and questions through these activities, while also exposing my students to important content that will hopefully help when we begin to discuss our reading. Visuals and colors are included... because I'm big on that.
Here's a closer look at each type of activity:
And when we are ready to apply these structures to text, we'll visit these little beauties that I made a little while back.
You may want to head over to my Facebook page to "check them out." Just saying.
I'm off to go take a gander at what other creative things people came up with this week over at Tara's blog and you should too!!